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TAO Downtown

92 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5020
+1 212-399-6000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
92 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5020
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The decoration and interior design is wow. The food is average. Overpriced I think Overall prices is on the moderate to high range (especially drinks are high priced)

Thank Reina B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are two TAO restaurants. The best is downtown Chelsea. Make sure to make a reservation and be on time. Love the Pekín duck and there is no better desert in NY that the giant fortune cookie!

Thank ireneperurena
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No surprise this restaurant is owned by the same group as Beauty and Essex, my late night restaurant favorite. The vibe is very similar, just turned up quite a bit. I think Tao is my new favorite. The seafood black rice and wagyu beef were...More

Thank ezellam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to tao Downtown on 8/6/18 very pleasant greeting, we were asked to wait in the bar area until our table was ready. Very impressed at this point. Once called to our table we were seated in a lovely booth. Although very noisy, a...More

Thank jeaniebeanie9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and was told they were fully committed but there would be a full menu at the sushi bar. Our server was Bianca, she was super knowledgeable about the menu, which has such a large variety it can be intimidating....More

Thank Govanator425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really wanted to love this place. Breathtaking location and decor.... got there for an early dinner (like before peak time) and waited almost 10 minutes for someone to acknowledge us after they seated us. Not even water was served. When food arrived it was...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually I would give 5 stars but this time we got an awful table. The server was fantastic as was the food !

Thank geoffdi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservations here for my birthday dinner with a group of 8 and we had our own little section which was great because it made it more intimate for me and my friends. The ambiance is beautiful and everyone enjoyed their food.

1  Thank Lillayee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tao is an Asian translation of what defines New York. Lots of sass, a bit of hustle and unafraid to display some bling. This place is as much about the venue and experience as it is about the food, although the latter was by no...More

Thank BrooksieG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tao Downtown creates a wonderful atmosphere complimented with fabulous food and wonderful service. Enjoy!

Thank arlyne91
Home to hundreds of art galleries, beautiful
brownstones, and one of New York’s newest and most
popular attractions, Chelsea is one of the city’s
jewels when it comes to neighbourhood life. The
contemporary art scene is an integral part of the
neighbourhood’s identity, with gallery openings almost
every night of the week and countless exhibits to
explore. As a longtime hub of gay culture in New York
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Questions & Answers
June 2, 2018|
Response from ealley123 |
Never mind! I see that it doesn’t open until 5:00.
June 2, 2018|
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Response from anupriya_singhal | Reviewed this property |
I think so yes - although we went for dinner & it was jam packed - lunch may be easier but why take a chance
Mona Z
May 23, 2018|
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Response from 32kate | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Not sure whether Tao caters for children but my opinion is that this wonderful restaurant is not suitable. Its wonderfully noisy, full of adult atmosphere, quiet dark and to me has nothing to offer children. I was... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5020
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-399-6000
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