TAO Uptown

4.6
12850 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian
A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $31.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.

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Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    All reservations require a deposit of $10 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. Due to New York State Law, all guests must be completed with their dining experience by 10pm. We thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 12850 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my girlfriends birthday and the experience was amazing! From the ambiance to the food it was superb. The DJ was amazing and so was our waiter, Merrick!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excelente servicio, la comida deliciosa, el ambiente inigualable! Muy lindo el lugar, lo mejor la comida, se lleva todos los aplausos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service excellent
Food excellent
Price very high

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive staff, delicious food, cool ambiance.. just perfect!

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RonaldD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I enjoyed our experience very much, Our server John was phenomenal and was perfect at every part of his job, he was very attentive, informative, patient, and etc.... He even took the time to explain the history of Tao to us which we found very interesting, We will definitely be returning with our families for another great experience. Thank You for Such a good time again.

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Lespaul
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great experience. Definitely will be having dinner there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went to Tao for our anniversary. The food was amazing. I don't know if it was just because it's summer and Covid still but the dress code seemed to not be a thing, there were no chopstick holders and the hostess was a bit snippy. Was slightly disappointed at this. Maybe Tao isn't cool anymore?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Too noisy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was superb, food was great as well ambiance 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The appetizers were good but not phenomenal and we’re definitely better than the entrees. In no way am I upset but I kind of expected a better ambiance than food experience. It’s more of a girl night out kind of place but is still good for couple to have a few drinks out especially because of the ambiance.

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AM1Food
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was good but the food not so much.

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HirahT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall good experience- food was excellent.

Was expecting as part of birthday celebration experience, some sort of birthday cake etc but wasn’t like that.

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vipTQ5425
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, fabulous cocktails, try the Taotini! Great sea bass satay is a must to try, succulent and something that will leave you wanting more! A must try to dine at Tao and get a peek at the Buddha statue, breathtaking!

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vipPhillyPhilly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & ambiance & service. Try the braised beef you won’t be disappointed.

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vipStryker71
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been looking forward to dining at Tao for quite some time. Tao lives up to the hype, and did not disappoint. Great service, great food, amazing atmosphere in midtown. Is Tao a little pricy, sure, but you're not just paying for the food (which is great), you're paying for the entire experience. Well worth it. I'll be looking forward to my next visit to Tao!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server wasn’t helpful with menu recommendations and we seemed more like an annoyance than paying customers…. We found out the special we ordered was gone by the time other food was coming out and we ordered around that item. The meat packing location is so much better.

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Julissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was fun. The downtown location has better cocktails.

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vipKevinH
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. We love hitting this place when we visit

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vipPeteD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The noise was excessive and it is so dark you can hardly see the menu

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CindiD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Very disappointed that they forgot it was my daughter's birthday despite booking it as such and reminding the hostess when we checked in. Ruined the night.

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MarilynC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening out! Good was superb as usual 💕

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious , the place is so exotic and the service is great, love it definitely coming back . Todo

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vipJTnyc
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, good cocktails. Service did feel slow and inattentive at times. Overall this is a fun place to go with friends for a celebratory night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Good cosmo. A little on the
Expensive side. I will go back.

KM
KierraM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food,Fast Service, Great Ambiance! This was a gem of a restaurant and you MUST try the Tao-tini

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Marjorie
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered the lobster wontons, miso salmon, the dragon roll and the chefs roll. All of them came recommended from our waiter and they did not disappoint!

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ShevelleG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant, is amazing. From the host to the servers to the ambiance, everything was awesome💕

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DeniseVN
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Awful food, over priced and not tasty at all. Great service . Would not recommend. Not what it used to be from what I’m told.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food not as good as it used to be...sad!!

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vipJulianC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was my second time there. It was disapointing related with the food. pricely vs quality and sizes. e.g: sashimi looked as carpaccio. expensive white wine vs quality (california). The beer was served hot.

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Yummy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance decor style family friendly fresh delicious options all in one venue two thumbs up

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ReneM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 26th birthday and it was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JoeP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service spot on.
Short ribs, shrimp fried rice and crispy rice with spicy tuna outstanding!!!
Save room for the chocolate lava cake. You will NOT be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, setting, and food

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YocelynHer
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

we sat outside and there were guest who were other diners smoking weed right next to us, the waiter kept coming to the table, i understand hospitality but my friend and i felt like rushed

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very extremely rude, I will def not go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food nice ambiance. A little bit expensive but well worth it

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vipOpentableuser
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Another old favorite that was not up to par this last visit. Our food was pure salt and tasteless. Our cocktails were too sugary and warm. Service was great, but the food and drinks were just, bleh. Bill was $400, would love to say it was worth it, but it was not. 😢

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The steak options wasn’t the best, the downtown location have better options.

FAQs

TAO Uptown does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. TAO Uptown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-2288.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 12850 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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