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TAO Downtown

346 W 17th St, 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
346 W 17th St, New York City, NY 10011-5020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family birthday reunion dinner for 8 at Tao and were completely blown away by both the food and atmosphere. We ordered about 15 dishes in total to share and not even one disappointed. The dining area is absolutely stunning and I l...More

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a New Yorker so I love going to all the great restaurants especially during restaurant week. This location is absolutely gorgeous, the service is great and the people are friendly. It can be pricey for drinks but thats New York for you. Would definately...More

Thank anjeque
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing!!!! The shrimp lettuce cups were heavenly!!! The place is beauuuuutiful!!!! Doesn’t get 5 stars purely because we had food and coffee served in chipped (I mean like pieces missing) plate, platter, and coffee cup. I find that weird and off putting...More

Thank Sardonic76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As soon as we arrived for my finance's birthday celebration we were seated on the stadium seats. (Great start) . Then we ordered the sea bass skewers, edamame and the rock shrimp which arrived within minutes of ordering. Our waitress Fay j provided us with...More

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard loads of great things about this place, but have to admit it did not live up to the hype and expectations. To start with, we had a 7.30 Booking, and had to wait in the bar until 8.... We ordered the Bao Buns, Sirloin...More

Thank sb240290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was recommended TAO by a friend and I went there for late night drinks. Service at the table was not existent, I had to go myself to the bar but the quality of the cocktail I sipped has balanced the initial lack of attention....More

Thank Leonor P
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Cool restaurant, too cool after my opinion for a restaurant. Very loud music, more like a hip nightclub. Reservation did’n help to get a table. After vaiting in the bar for 45 minutes we left.

Thank Bjørn L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Tao gives you the most authentic and one of a kind place experience. You feel special there. Place has such ambient and such charisma that it cannot be duplicated. this place has a special place in our lives

Thank marjan j
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. It’s unique. You feel that you are in a special place. The food is good, not great, but you will have a nice mail

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed every single minute of our dinner experience. Great atmosphere, classy place, every course was better than the other and the desserts were outstanding. We had an awesome night.

Thank Boaz134
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Questions & Answers
1 July 2017|
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Response from Leah G | Property representative |
Yes! Children are welcome!
Karen B
3 September 2016|
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Response from Sharon N | Reviewed this property |
We didn't look for it specifically. A lot of the dishes are based on vegetables combined with meet and fish. One can find gluten free dishes in the menu.
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 W 17th St, 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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