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Tao Yuan

22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
+1 207-725-9002
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“pork buns” (20 reviews)
“dim sum” (18 reviews)
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Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a sharing restaurant where you choose a number of dishes which come one at a time and you share between you so consultation is required. The portions are relatively small so 3 to 4 dishes per person is recommended. We had the fried...More

Thank emptyhead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I love raw bar, lobster rolls, fried clams and such, you can get a bit of palate fatigue after a few days. This was a welcome change of pace in Brunswick, yet the menu still expressed a sense of time and place. I love...More

Thank FoieGrasFatty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to, and one of the most wonderfully interesting and delicious meals I have ever had. I just can't get over how phenomenal my dinner was. I had an asian slaw, the scallops on top...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Interesting concept for an Asian restaurant--all small plates intended to be shared. You order all in advance and they bring them when and in what order they feel appropriate. I'm not sure I really liked that aspect of the experience but taste impressions for the...More

Thank H2OToGo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a surprise Tao Yuan is: the food is creative and absolutely delicious, the flavors meld beautifully. The service is unobtrusive but helpful. The real difficulty here is not ordering everything on the menu. The oysters, Damariscotta of course, enhanced by a lemongrass mignonette sauce,...More

1  Thank Monique L
Reviewed 5 August 2017

You have to be in the right frame of mind and with people who like to share because you are going to want to taste EVERYTHING! Go and try it and make sure you have enough time to really enjoy it-not a meal to rush...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

While visiting our friend in nearby Cundy Harbor, Maine our host Rick recommended we try Tao Yuan. Rick is a sophisticated foodie, so his recommendation carried a lot of weigh. He was not wrong. Tao Yuan was a totally unique experience, especially for such a...More

Thank KenNYC150
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Showed up without a reservation and they were able to seat me at the bar. Was right outside the kitchen which was partially open so I had a show of the chef and assistants. Bar snack of peanuts and scallions in an Asian sauce was...More

Thank gstrange8
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Three of us went to dinner here on July 14. Combined we ordered 10 dishes and shared all of them. For appetizers there was fried goat cheese, turmeric chicken, house dumplings and steamed shao mai. All we expertly prepared. We had two salads, Asian slaw...More

Thank ramsey48
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We had a delightful meal. All the courses were prepared perfectly. Very different from other Asian restaurants

Thank Chuck S
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17 June 2016|
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
The previous commentators have it about right. One goes to Tao Yuan for an assortment of interesting flavors, not for a traditional meat-and-potatoes meal. The estimate of $120 to $140 for two is probably accurate for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-9002
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