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 Monday, 16 September 2019

The spicy fish dish was our favourite. The pastry on the dumplings are too think. The prawn dish was good. The stir fry beef was full of onion and very little beef. The restaurant has only got 1 serving staff which makes it hard to provide good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Was okay, dumplings and spring rolls were good everything else was just meh

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

The food was below average and tasted very bland. The menu choices were also very odd and limited. Service was also very strange. Servers were not attentive but helpful when asked but took some time to get attention to order. I’m sorry to say I won’t be returning back again :-(

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Visited On Thursday, 22 August 2019

Nice food , mouth watering chicken is very delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Staff was very friendly and welcoming, food was was amazing! Dumplings and the spring rolls where my favorite as well as the bubble tea! Will deffenitly be going back soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Lovely meal, friendly staff

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Pretty disappointed with the food. The dinning experience was nice but the food was a massive let down

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

The food was awesoome! we will definitely come back!!!!👍

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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

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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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