TAO Uptown

4.4
12563 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. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 12563 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.3
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect time as usual!

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vipNestorD
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Waited for 30 min to get a table with a reservation, waitress was nice and kind but took about 20 min to pick up our check because she was at a table flirting with 2 men trying to enjoy their meal. Meal was decent but way too overpriced for what they provide.

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TTraveller
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, gorgeous atmosphere. Had to wait for nearly 45 minutes despite having a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great! The food was delicious! The service was excellent except for the restaurant hosts weren’t very kind or accommodating; instead they were very dry, as if they absolutely and utterly hated every second of their job.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This was my husband and I’d first time at Tao. We ordered drinks while we waited for our table which were great. He had the Tao tini, and I had the lotus blossom. The food was decent, but I would not dine here if you have several food allergies (like myself). We had the steamed chicken dumplings which were tasty. As my main, I really wanted the orange chicken but couldn’t have it because it was prepared in an oyster sauce I believe. So I settled for the short ribs…which is only one rib sliced thin into about 8 pieces. If it wasn’t for the brown rice and my husband’s ribs, I would’ve still been hungry. Despite all of this, everything tasted good and the DJ was on point! Don’t think I’ll visit again, but I’m glad we experienced it.

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vipKristiJ
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

We waited 30 minutes after the time of our reservation to be seated that is unacceptable. Just for that reason I wouldn't go back here. Food & drinks were great.

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RobinsonB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Even with a comfirmed reservation, we had to wait 45 minutes to be seated

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. The music was good but too loud for a conversation.

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JohnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Venue is spectacular!
Service was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable and food was all absolutely amazing. Our waiter was super friendly and made the night extra fun for my family! Great experience.

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Nandanie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waiting is ridiculous, except to wait 1 hour, food is not so great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Even with a reservation it took an hour to be seated. Staff was rude and incompetent. Would never recommend eating here

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible experience, never coming here agains. Made us wait over 45 min, rude attitude, poor service. Then to top it off they charged our credit card twice and no one answers when we call

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

The place is amazing, the food was great, our waitress was attentive. However, it was the most frustrating experience we’ve ever had at a restaurant. We made a reservation for 8:30pm and didn’t get seated until 9:30pm. The hosts were courteous, but after checking the status of our reservation 7 times (and notifying them that we had limited time because our kids were waiting for us at the hotel), we kept getting told that they couldn’t really tell us an estimated time. We were charged $20 to book the reservation, and after 30 minutes of waiting we asked to cancel and get a reimbursement. We were told that they couldn’t do that. It’s amazing how unprofessional this approach is. We would’ve preferred to be told that our wait was between 1-1.5 hours so that they could have set the right expectations and we could’ve avoided the extreme frustration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Reservations were @8:15p wasn’t seated until 9:34p. We had our 7 year old son with us. Every person there was waiting over an hour with a reservation. Horrible experience. Service was also poor. Waitress seemed rushed and not personable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience celebrating my daughters sixteenth birthday! Absolutely delicious!! Lots of fun!

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VELS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious, however tables were crowded very close together and the restaurant was quite noisy.

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vipKdejour
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Tao was just as good as I always remembered and they still have one of the best lunch specials in NYC!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were late for our reservation and the kitchen almost closed but the manager was super nice and let us sit . The food and service was excellent and the ambiance is super cool too.

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BreBre
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing! Beautiful experience! I would definitely come again for another special occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

All of the food at Tao was absolutely delicious. The ambience was perfect for celebrating a birthday. Sadly, our waitress had a very nasty attitude the entire time and treated us as if we were bothering her.

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Lennis26
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous food and great atmosphere! Will definitely return.

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Jule23
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service at the bar and at the entrance was just terrible. Really poor. Service at the table was ok but still slow. Food was good but also here we habe had better experience with Tao in the past.
It was also super noisy, too loud music, to busy and hectic for a nice dinner. So sad, Tao used to be one of our favorite places in the past but this time wasn’t great at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Todo muy bien

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tao is always a great experience with amazing food. Service is good but the servers are def important to Tao. They keep and maintain flow.

They need access to plug in phones for those with mobile devices.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. Very good food. Service was amazing and the restaurant is so beautiful. Music was very good! 100% recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Our reservation was for 9:00pm. Our entire party was there by 9:15pm. We got seated at 11:00pm, which is unacceptable to wait this long. Every time I came over to the host station to ask how long until we get seated she said we are busy and trying. I understand waiting 30 minutes, but anything past that is unacceptable. This tells me that it’s not being managed properly to accommodate everyone that made reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my birthday! Everything was amazing!! My friends and I loved our meals and drinks fantastic!! Had a great experience

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lorid
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service wonderful food and cool vibe. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience5

Reuniting of friends made a reservation for 9:45 and unfortunately some were in traffic we couldn’t be sat because we weren’t all there. Ended up having to wait almost two hours to get a table because we were taken out of the system because of there “grace period”…not the most hospitable, but I get it. Tourist attraction for sure! Check that off the bucket list ✔️Great food and atmosphere.

MC
MarilynC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Wait was over 30 minutes. Got there on time. Only hiccup

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vipMichaelT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friend visiting

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JenniferR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, drinks dinner and ambiance!!

JJ
JeanetteJ
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Have always enjoyed Tao. However, menu is limited, service (while friendly) is very delayed, eyond "yes" or "no" (and a nice smile) busboy cannot communicate. Talk about recognizing privilege as clearly this is managements model. Two hours at one quarter-capacity, for a three course prix-fix is ludicrous.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food was amazing w/ a great atmosphere. will definitely be back!

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vipRalphH
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tao uptown us a great place. Good food. Good ambiance.

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arielk
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food
Good atmosphere
Fair price
Certainly recommended

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from TAO Uptown using the Order Online button. TAO Uptown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. TAO Uptown also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-2288.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.4 stars by 12563 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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