TAO Restaurant & Bar Queenstown

5 Athol St, Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand, 9300
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Our Asian food is passionately engineered for the contemporary setting, meaning there’s a little something for everyone. Authentic yet modern, simple yet elegant - Tao is where you need to be.

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About TAO Restaurant & Bar Queenstown

The name TAO, is derived from the Chinese philosophy that nurtures the understanding of balance and harmony. We believe in creating a simple, elegant experience for you to enjoy all we have to offer. TAO is a contemporary fusion restaurant that is proud to serve you seasonal and fresh food that you will love. We are open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Affordable yet classy, this is the perfect little haven for you to relax and enjoy an exquisite meal.

We aim to deliver an experience that exceeds your expectations with outstanding service, a gorgeous setting and of course, beautiful food. We have an awe-inspiring menu where you are sure to find something to satisfy your appetite. We deliver an intimate setting that is perfectly orchestrated for you to unwind.

Cuisine: Chinese
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Food was good, but the restaurant was quite cold. No duty manager on meant they couldn’t serve alcohol. The service was very poor, after 15 minutes of no service we had to get the waitresses attention and call her over to place our order. We had to ask several times for our drink to arrive.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Everything about this was experience was terrible

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

We enjoyed our meal and food portions were good. The twice cooked port was delicious. My partner wanted a beer but they weren’t able to let him have one as the duty manager wasn’t there so this was the only disappointing bit of our meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 June 2019

It is good value for money. there are some good dishes, like the spicy blue cod. The dumplings are ok.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

No duty manager, so we couldn't drink with our meal. Many items missing off the menu.

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

The food was delicious! The pork bun & dumplings especially. Quick delivery of the food was awesome.

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Great food great service enjoyed

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Beautiful food, small main portions so tiny bit overpriced! But seriously delicious! It was very quiet but still felt very comfortable and the staff were all really lovely! Highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Good food and service. Reasonably priced.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 May 2019

The food is just ok but not authentic Chinese food.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

Great food

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Visited On Friday, 26 April 2019

Great food, lovely service and nice comfortable setting. We had a family dinner here with every dish being delicious. We left satisfied and with our belly’s full.

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Weiter was kind. That’s nice.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

The dumplings tasted microwaved and the edamame was cold and they said that they were sold out of pork buns and pork ribs but they had only opened 5 minutes prior?

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

Very tasty food. Plentiful & good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

I am an American who lived in China for 8 years. The desire to eat proper real Chinese flavors and cuisine in Queenstown is impossible to satisfy. Until I went to dinner with my son at Tao 2 nights ago. The dishes were served with obvious care and attention to detail, and most importantly, the flavors were authentic, and not "dumbed down" to the common denominator of the tourist pallette. It was a most welcome and extraordinary experience, and anyone who wants to sample some actual Chinese food, and not rubbish made by any of the other quasi Chinese restaurants in town...your only option is Tao. Cannot overstate what joy it brought us to have these actual dishes again after so long.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

The food was dismal. The staff are enthusiastic and inattentive. We are locals, and have had several friends who live in town come to your restaurant once. I like them, it is unlikely we will be back .

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 February 2019

Delicious food with very friendly and efficient service, highy recommend.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 January 2019

food was way too salty

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

very good food and service, will come back again.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 December 2018

I dined in the other day.i love Chinese food and I know that some dishes can be spicy. Due to my allergy I can not have some Chili family spice. I mentioned the shop assistant that I can not have chili ir spicy food but she brought two dishes was very spicy or chili was in. I was so disappointed and found very poor service. The shop assistant couldn’t understand much English and took ages serve food as well. Especially seasonal vegetable was shocking.not fancy lookingalso taste was not fancy enough. I never go back there.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Beautiful food dumplings and steam buns superb

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Visited On Monday, 12 November 2018

the waitress was not friendly or helpful at all. every dishes i ordered were too salty.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Food is amazing, modern environment and great service, super recommended.

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