Tao — Downtown

92 9th Ave

Kowtow to Tao! The hyper hip chain downtown iteration has the classic giant Eastern statue over large sprawling dining hall with lots of burgundy, dark wood and Asian themed art. A certain aura makes Tao stay exciting, so it's no wonder the specialt... more

Kowtow to Tao! The hyper hip chain downtown iteration has the classic giant Eastern statue over large sprawling dining hall with lots of burgundy, dark wood and Asian themed art. A certain aura makes Tao stay exciting, so it's no wonder the specialty cocktails go down fast and the food all seems pleasantly attractive, though nothing particularly outstanding.

Downtown location is attached to the Tao Downtown Night Club where the same crowd, the same ambiance, the same vibe occur. But the crowd is standing and swaying and drinking as opposed to sitting and eating and drinking.

Tao still keeps going strong after a number of years, having magically achieved a successful formula early on: fetishize the exotic and push the pretty cocktails. Recommended appetizers are the chicken satay, the squab lettuce wraps, lobster wontons with shiitake ginger broth, and crisp lobster and shrimp dumplings. Best entrees are Hong Kong XO shrimp, wasabi-crusted filet mignon and soy ginger glazed salmon. Don't miss the XO Chinese long beans either.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Info

92 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 888-2274
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

Chinese

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual

Payment

All Major

Nearby Subway

  • to 14th Street
  • to 8th Ave

@TAOdowntown

When it rains, we drink 😉
https://t.co/iPdV0H8LqF Yesterday at 2:49 PM

Now offering indoor dining in the @taodowntown nightclub 🔥
https://t.co/jz9wucnXRK Thu at 8:16 PM

Same flex, just a little different 😷
https://t.co/Df8QFI7pYe October 07

Never have we ever NOT craved sushi, TBH 🥰🍣❤️
https://t.co/2S2yVZYBOB October 06

view all

Other Chinese Restaurants

Mee Noodle Shop — Hell's Kitchen

Cantonese noodle shop in Hell's Kitchen. view

Fu Run Restaurant

Great food in heart of poly-ethnic Flushing. Celebrated dishes include an amazin... view

Win Hop

Chinese noodle shop in Midtown East. view

Lan Sheng

While it should be just another Midtown Chinese joint, Lan Sheng has nonetheless... view