Tao

Tao

Asian Restaurant, Other Nightlife, and Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • The experts at The Corcoran Group and New York Habitat recommend this place
    • The Corcoran Group
    • New York Habitat
  • Keill M.
    "Must go back for the lobster fried rice and giant fortune cookie."(13 Tips)
    Rosaline
    "Try the Satay Of Chilean Sea Bass With Wok Roasted Asparagus"(19 Tips)
    Elizaveta T.
    "In general, I love lychee martini."(8 Tips)
    Tom K.
    "Try the ruby red dragon!!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelJuly 30, 2014
    Big portions of delicious food, hot & sour soup, beef Kobe starter, the veg spring roles, the scallops were delicious, orange chicken, Singapore noodles and the banana as well as the apples dsrt.
  • Queen L.
    Queen LooshaJuly 12, 2015
    Must go to if in nyc. Great food: rock shrimp in lettuce, duck spring roll, New York sirloin with mushrooms, cod/Seabass. Don't get the huge fortune cookie unless you like fruits. It tastes okay.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJune 20, 2014
    Midtown TAO is adding a dim sum brunch, with carts, stuff lit on fire, dumplings, & its sake bomb plunger. Try the Royal Rickshaw (the on-fire cocktail) and their quirky-shaped dumplings. Read more
  • Divya M.
    Divya MenonJanuary 7, 2015
    My husband & I came here to celebrate special day & this place was a cherry on top of a cake! We left being very happy with the food (10/10). Jumbo shrimp & chicken dmplin, Blk Sea bass, fortune cooki
  • Laura
    LauraJune 2, 2014
    Went here for my 30th birthday meal - gorgeous menu perfect for sharing. Sushi is out of this world. Get the choc cake with coconut ice cream for dessert
  • Aljoharah N. A.
    start with TAO temple salad, rock shrimp lettuce cups and sushi, for main course I recommend vegetable noodles, crispy orange chicken with jasmine white rice!
  • Khaled A.
    Khaled AOctober 14, 2013
    The jumbo shrimp tempura, ladies and gentlemen, the jumbo shrimp tempura...Try the chilean sea bass, chicken dumplings, coconut shrimp, kung pao chicken and the fried rice with beef~off-menu special
  • Essa S.
    Essa SharafNovember 30, 2013
    Chicken satay, vegi dumpling, sweet onion rings, shrimp and lobster spring rolls 4 starter were amazing couldn't have enough of them. Main course was pecking duck! Desert jumbo fortune Cooke! Ur set!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PalmerAugust 18, 2013
    Shrimp & lobster spring roll, squab lettuce cup both awesome and more than enough for 1 person. Washed down with fab glass of Sancerre. Lovely bar tender as well, hope she enjoys her trip to Vietnam!
  • Jastine K.
    Jastine KhoOctober 23, 2015
    Amazing atmosphere. The food was okay- but the dessert was fantastic! Definitely must try the big fortune cookie. Wish the filling was all vanilla mousse though.
  • Olga E.
    Olga EpsAugust 27, 2014
    I love the menu all around. Some of my faves - pad thai, the cod / sea bass (whatever the call it), dim sum. Atmosphere is ok - a bit too trendy for my taste. I did like the giant budha
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KummerleApril 21, 2013
    Tao is awesome i go there all the time. The sea bass is a must. However the last time i was there. My card got lost and they found out the manager accidentally took it home with him...not cool
  • Leena A.
    Leena AlNowaiser2 weeks ago
    Absolutely hopping! The veg. fried brown rice ,the miso seabass are my repeats but you can't go wrong w/ others on the menu ..portions are a tad huge (compared to nobu or zuma) staff is attentive
  • Faith
    FaithSeptember 4, 2012
    Get the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables. It's absolutely amazing!!!! It melts in your mouth and has just the right kick of flavor. Supposedly people travel to Tao JUST for this dish!
  • Katie A.
    Katie AndradeJune 28, 2016
    This place is bumping! Though it is pretty pricey, the food really is delicious and it is worth going to experience the amazing atmosphere. Recommend the shrimp tempura roll and lobster dumplings!
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel ChungApril 14, 2016
    Great for people watching, mingling, drinks and the food is also pretty good. I come here for the big statue ambiance, and impressive decorations. Great for groups and for out of towners.
  • Taher A.
    Taher AlmuslemaniSeptember 28, 2015
    Lovely place for dinner. rolls were ok! Cong paw chicken was good. Chilean seabass was best.
  • Amna B.
    Amna Bin DhaherJanuary 2, 2015
    Those dishes: Salmon Sashimi with Avocado, Crispy Onions, Sweet Spicy Sesame Sauce (if you've got a strong stomach for raw fish). However, the pad Pad Thai noodles is a must.
  • Maria S.
    Maria StylesNovember 5, 2011
    Consistently good, great scene. The Tempura vegetables, coconut shrimp, sea bass and kobe rib eye, lobster fried rice, for dessert the apple blossoms and chocolate spring roll are my favs.
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LuqueAugust 19, 2011
    Try a Tao-Tiny at the bar upstairs while waiting for your table! Live music and very nice atmosphere! Pad Thai was good and sushi rolls were yummy! The fortune cookie dessert was great!
  • M C.
    M CMay 12, 2015
    First time I came to Tao was years ago. I've come here for dinners, drinks, CLUB and recently dim sums (Sundays) I like this place a lot. It does get loud at dinner time though.
  • yuna l.
    yuna leeJanuary 19, 2013
    The combination of good food, decent drinks and amazing atmosphere never fails :> also don't forget their awesome chocolate cake with coconut ice cream for dessert! xx enjoy!
  • Mervin H.
    Mervin HernandezMarch 28, 2015
    We created our own tasting menu, and everything was superb! Service was timely and professional, it wasn't loud, and the food was indescribably delicious. Five stars!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CSeptember 3, 2014
    I love that they deliver. Fantastic, fresh and creative sushi options. Try the sauteed vegetable/udon side dish that they offer. It was really good!
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapOctober 29, 2013
    Total B&T scene, great ambiance ruined by sub-par food, comme si comme ca service - helps if you drink enough to disregard all. Budakkan across the street is consistently superior, food-wise.
  • M-c L.
    M-c La RueMarch 14
    Never disappoints. Consistent quality, amazing atmosphere, delicious food at any location. The seared runs along with spicy tune tartare on crispy rice were standouts.
  • Gabriela G.
    Gabriela GrossmannOctober 24, 2015
    Crispy orange chicken, sirloin with mushrooms, and fried rice with peking duck. The best dim sum: pork spring rolls
  • Elizaveta T.
    Elizaveta T.September 19, 2015
    In general, I love lychee martini. I hate it in the morning after a hangover... Try mochi👌🏼 or giant fortune cookie. Duck is awesome. Outstanding sushi.
  • Sandi
    SandiMarch 12, 2012
    Chilean seabass satay was probably the best thing I've ever eaten, our table was in heaven!! We shared lots of small plates and appetizers. Fantastic food and beautiful place.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyJuly 12, 2011
    Fun scene, love the Buddha overlooking the dining area. Late night on weekends the music is amazing here. Try the Wasabi Encrusted Filet with Onion Ring stack here, it is exquisite.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMay 21, 2015
    Their pork fried rice with a fried egg on top is amazing. For drinks, I like the ruby red dragon!
  • 2 D.
    2 Dine OutJanuary 31, 2012
    Tao serves its three course prix fixe lunch for $26.95 per person Monday-Friday. Out of the six choices (which is quite unusual for a prix fixe) for my main, I went with the Kung Pao Chicken.. Read more
  • M C.
    M ContrerasJuly 12, 2016
    Great for groups, lychee martini cocktails are strong but good taste. Sushi is delicious, very well portions.
    Upvoted May 3
  • Jennifer
    JenniferJanuary 24, 2011
    Spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice and orange chicken are bangin! Grab a bottle of Nigori ... Only One Daughter... goes perfectly with it! And don't forget to save room for giant fortune cookie!
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJune 22, 2015
    The gigantic fortune cookie with two kinds of mousse inside was actually so good. It's very home made style.
  • Charlene Mae B.
    Charlene Mae BautistaAugust 2, 2013
    Lychee martini to start , Spicy Tuna Tartare on Crispy Rice is to die for!!!! an end with the most amazing Chilean sea bass or coconut shrimp! It's the most flavorful thing in the world!! :)
  • Ian M.
    Ian McAdoreyDecember 8, 2016
    During the holidays, make sure to ask for the lunch special menu.. they seem to "forget" to give it to you, trying to get you to purchase off of the full menu
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatDecember 2, 2011
    Order the Chilean sea bss, squab lettuce wraps, and one of their wonderfully mixed drinks. Don’t miss the giant fortune cookie for dessert either!
  • Dave K.
    Dave KornreichJanuary 25, 2015
    Delicious food. Drink portions are large. Be careful about the crab and lobster: the shells are still on and you might get a bit messy!
  • Anna S.
    Anna ShapiroFebruary 9, 2016
    You can't go wrong with their spicy tuna tartare on crispy rice and soy ginger glazed salmon!
  • Nathalie F.
    Nathalie FundoraJuly 25, 2011
    Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon was amazing!!!! The love potion #9 was delicious!! I need to find out how to make that drink at home because I in love! The doughnuts and the chocolate cake to die for (:
  • Antonio E.
    Antonio E.April 1, 2014
    You like great asian food? You like great place with an amazing decoration? TAO is the place to be! Book a table in advance, it's always full.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LDecember 27, 2014
    I had the thai crab cake (mango chili sauce) & wok seared sirloin with shiitake mushrooms n potatoes :) very delish!!!!
  • OMGICU
    OMGICUMarch 21, 2011
    Whether you're trying to get to "third base" or just hanging out with "friends" you're sure to run into super rich famous people like the Mets' David Wright or Jennifer Aniston at Tao.
  • Elisa K.
    Elisa KApril 27, 2012
    The wandering electric violinist that plays with the thumping club music Thursday nights is f-ing brilliant. Worth a visit just for that.
  • Candy C.
    Candy CamachoMarch 2, 2016
    Everything about this place is on point from the decor to the food to the attentive staff . 💯
  • Mafe S.
    Amazing place! Try the chilean sea bass, duck rolls, lychee martini and for dessert the giant fortune cookie
  • Sylvia D.
    Sylvia De LimaApril 24, 2014
    Spicy Thai wanton soup delicious! And the soy ginger salmon incredible
  • Alessandro C.
    Alessandro CaliSeptember 24, 2013
    One of the best restaurant in town. Big Buddha inside. Even if you are not an Asian food addict. You will love that.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BAugust 2, 2016
    Food is amazing!! Big big wine list and sake list. It's alllll good including the place design and ambiance
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