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Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney, Sydney, AU-NSW

Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney

4.4
4.4
193 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Experience the art of Cantonese cuisine with a northern Chinese influence as our expert Chefs take you on a journey of discovery based on excellent food, impeccable service and an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavors and dishes, where we blend eastern and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give you a fresh taste on the traditional Cantonese cuisine. Our menu showcases our uncompromising focus on creating an exciting culinary experience by serving locally sourced produce, meats and fresh seafood. For Lunch and dinner, we offer a full a la carte menu, with variety of dim sum and exquisite cocktails

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0402 518 698

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mr Zhi Ge

  • Catering

    Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavours and dishes, where we blend eastern <br />and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give <br />you a fresh taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine in a Modern Way. <br />

  • Neighborhood

    Sydney CBD

  • Cross street

    Clearance St

  • Parking details

    Wilson parking 20 meter next to the venue

  • Public transit

    200 metre away from Townhall station , QVB access

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. p

    pppppppppppppppppppppppp

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    like faulty towers-they asked us to move table after we had been there for 1/2 hour and we said no, served us warm wine and dumplings and spring rolls that were frozen. Lucky the friends were fun.
  2. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big portions and very delicious. Cant wait to go back.
  3. L

    Lois

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good. The service and food were great. The place is very clean as well. The tables are very big.
  4. H

    Holly

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently ate here with my family and we all absolutely loved it! The service staff were attentive and the ambiance was really lovely. And THE FOOD! The food was truly delicious - every dish we ordered was incredible. We'll definitely be back :)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious and friendly
  6. I

    Icesk8

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Be aware of them charging water for $10. Workers don't bring it to attention that it has a cost. It was decent, other than that.
  7. C

    olgaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff. Nice ambience. Loved the duck San choi bao.
  8. JH

    JaneH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I booked there as it has good reviews and was close to the State Theatre. Initially disappointed that we were out in a shared table, especially as o has booked weeks earlier and it was our anniversary. I requested to be sat at an individual table and this was organised. The service was quick and efficient, however the ambience was a bit less than expected. The quality of the food made up for any ambience shortcomings - delicious and inventive! Will definitely go back, especially for the clams in home made XO sauce with crispy vermicelli!
  9. l

    lynt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food but not possible to share the bill between two couples.
  10. E

    Ella

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are nice foods are good love this place will come again
  11. MA

    MelA

    Sydney

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food, professional and friendly staff.
  12. T

    Traced

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extensive and varied menu with good vegan/vegetarian options. Food is fresh and cooked well. Good drinks list including cocktails. Service is very good, attentive without being overbearing.
  13. CA

    CARR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    the ladies near our table were very enegetic and yes noisy. I even could not hear what my partner said. we left TAO with takeaway boxes after quicker eating than usual.
  14. JG

    JasonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely perfect! Food was great, ambience was wonderful & service was magnificent. Will be back!
  15. AT

    AngelaT

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only down side was that the toilet was a hike away!
  16. KF

    KathyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    總體上食物味道不錯,炸軟殼蟹和提子酸梅鴨非常好吃,連最普通的炒波菜苗都好出色,最意想不到的是炸雪糕球,後悔自己沒有點上一份。
  17. AN

    ANNAZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The foods are awesome and the service is 10/10. I’ll definitely come back again! I spent great time with my friends for my birthday in TAO!
  18. CW

    ClaudiaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Variety of dishes and delicious , nice and friendly service
  19. GL

    GavinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    service was slow at the start. even though the wait staff are busy, they need to acknowledge the waiting customer.
  20. JB

    JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service we went there 2 nights in a row it was that delicious
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and great cocktails. A lovely place to meet and eat.
  22. JW

    JosiahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with friendly service, would recommend
  23. S

    Sherry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good location at CBD. Although the restaurant is a bit small, the quality of the food and service are excellent. Especially the Peking duck and the fish. Good for kids too. Highly recommend this restaurant
  24. A

    Anonymous

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We made a booking a month in advance and arrived only 5 mins late and they had already given the table away to other people. The service was extremely poor and slow and we received half the entree items midway through our main course. The food was good but pretty average for the price. Given the benefit of the doubt they might have been short staffed however it was not worth it to go back again. The photos made it look a lot more fancy than it was.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All good , location price service
  26. c

    celestem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great for crowd pleasing Chinese dishes. Not too noisy, waiters needed several reminders for an order in peak time leading to a long wait but that was only at the end of the meal. Beautiful tables.
  27. AP

    AnthonyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Didn’t get our drinks and it took after asking 3 times for table water.
  28. S

    Shea

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Very disappointed, tablewares like plates and bowls and cups looked like not washed properly.
  29. c

    chloet

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    loved it all, wish i could have tried the cocktails but overall great and would go again
  30. B

    Benn

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Staff absolutely inattentive and hopeless. Not sure if their first day being a waiter or something. $20ish dumplings came out cold.
  31. SK

    ShermaineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited TAO for the first time because of my family’s birthday. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Judy with a warm welcome and a big smile. She seated us at the best spot in the restaurant and we absolutely love the ambience and the food there. We will definitely visit TAO again or TAO TAO which is the coming new restaurant at Darling Harbour.
  32. FL

    FoodieL

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Waiting staff seemed to be new and might need more training. Good ambience. Good portion of food.
  33. K

    Kashabear

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service
  34. J

    Josiemarc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous Cantonese food, executed to perfection! Would highly recommend, and will be back with friends!
  35. H

    Hmmmm

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Peking duck was a bit salty but fairly good other than that everything else didn’t meet the expectation. Xiao long bao supposed to have truffle however i even forgot that I ordered “truffle” xiao long bao. Even without truffle, it had thicker skin than the usual dim sums and lacked that wow factor. Fried rice had good amount of prawns and something else (i couldn’t make out what it was) however i could taste that fridge smell from the flying fish roe. Also, it didn’t have xo or oyster sauce nor ginger to add that extra taste. The rice was also mushy or hard, and the friend I went with said he thinks it’s been sitting in the rice cooker for a while (he’s a chef). I won’t be visiting again.
  36. EW

    EmilyW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the environment was really nice.
  37. TP

    ThePumpkinheads

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! We wished we’d found this spot earlier. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was warm and friendly. Our server (Judy) really looked after us for our special celebration. We will be back again soon.
  38. WS

    WendyS

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    In house Menu was totally different to Online menu and was much more expensive, meals all arrived at once and only had 2 beers in stock. Kitchen staff were fighting and yelling at each other, Would not recommend, will never go back!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant.
  40. JG

    JulieG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, a little exy but worth it. Drinks expensive as well but enjoyed a cocktail nonetheless. Will return on a special occasion

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney is rated 4.4 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney

174 Clarence St, Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clearance St

  • Neighborhood

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Wilson parking 20 meter next to the venue

  • Public transit

    200 metre away from Townhall station , QVB access

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mr Zhi Ge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0402 518 698

  • Catering

    Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavours and dishes, where we blend eastern <br />and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give <br />you a fresh taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine in a Modern Way. <br />

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