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Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney, Sydney, AU-NSW

Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney

4.3
4.3
138 reviews
$A41 to $A100
Asian
Experience the art of Cantonese cuisine with a northern Chinese influence as our expert Chefs take you on a journey of discovery based on excellent food, impeccable service and an elegant atmosphere. Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavors and dishes, where we blend eastern and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give you a fresh taste on the traditional Cantonese cuisine. Our menu showcases our uncompromising focus on creating an exciting culinary experience by serving locally sourced produce, meats and fresh seafood. For Lunch and dinner, we offer a full a la carte menu, with variety of dim sum and exquisite cocktails

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0402 518 698

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mr Zhi Ge

  • Catering

    Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavours and dishes, where we blend eastern <br />and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give <br />you a fresh taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine in a Modern Way. <br />

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Cross Street

    Clearance St

  • Parking Details

    Wilson parking 20 meter next to the venue

  • Public Transit

    200 metre away from Townhall station , QVB access

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 138 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Sydney City

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sydney City

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vibrant, Kim II personalized service, nice atmosphere and great food
  2. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly service with good food, made for a great dinner
  3. JD

    JayD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Myself and 8 of my cousins really enjoy the food and the service at Tao Restaurant. Would definitely recommend to others to dine at the place.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food. Great service. Was a little loud in the restaurant so not ideal for older people. Overall, amazing.
  5. SL

    ShanikaL

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was nice and staff were very friendly. Not sure if it is worth the price though.
  6. MB

    MichelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A group of 4 of us dined here for a birthday dinner. The food and service was spectacular, couldn't fault a thing! We will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding quality and service — highly recommended!
  8. J

    Jenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe is super cozy, food is spot on and enjoyable to every spoonful
  9. DD

    DiscoDan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, amazing food whether you are eating light or want something more robust. Would highly reccomend.
  10. BF

    BlueFlamingo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great food and wine but the slow service was a real dampener on the evening.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Very very poor service. Waited two hours for our mains. Had to ask for our drinks 2-3 times each round. Very disappointing
  12. EB

    EmilyBilyj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever ! Would definitely recommend going here! The staff are lovely!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and delicious meals. Highly recommend
  14. LD

    LieslD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great upscale Chinese restaurant. Service very efficient, great for family style shared meals. Cocktails and wine list very well put together
  15. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was really tasty, it was hard to pick a favourite dish. Recommend the King Prawn with Truffle and scrambled egg and the Soft Shell crab with salt &amp; pepper &amp; chilli. Service was great, lovely people, couldn't do enough. Easy location to get to from Town Hall station as well. Will go again.
  16. EE

    EeEe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, definitely recommend!
  17. W

    Waiyess

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food that reminds me of home. A very elegant and pleasant dining experience with a homey touch.
  18. EW

    EmmaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Good for a group booking - will return soon.
  19. JS

    JosieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Uncle Alex! We ended up feasting because the menu looked so good! We travelled an hour for the food and very much enjoyed it! We will be back!
  20. ID

    IDPR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food - really tasty and lots of different options. I had the tofu that was like eating crispy silk it was incredible. All the food we ordered was delicious, well priced and good service. Would recommend if you’re looking for authentic Cantonese cuisine.
  21. A

    Anny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is lovely and the food was so delicious. The stone pot braised pork belly was very well done. The staff were very attentive and friendly and I can’t wait to go back there!
  22. KS

    KingiSydney

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service! Our waiter was full of warmth and he had a special skill to be with us always at the right time. Every dish we ordered was great but the sweet & sour fish was truly divine! Such a fab find, we'll be back for sure.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here!! Food was delicious and came out so quickly! Service was wonderful, the staff even made sure to move us to a slightly bigger and better table. Will definitely return
  24. l

    leslied

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Chinese fusion ,stand out dishes ; lobster and pork belly
  25. S

    Sugarjack

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The main issue was inadequate and incompetent service: a rather confusing conversation about various menu items, a hovering waiter, disappointing duck dish and miscommunication about the vegetable dish. Overall the food was fine, but not all that exciting.
  26. A

    Angela

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, and the service was very lovely - would definitely recommend!
  27. SS

    SamanthaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing friendly staff. Very kind and helpful. Delicious food.
  28. TS

    TroyS

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Easy to book, staff very helpful and friendly. Food very good. Consistent. Wine list was good also
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Will return.
  30. SB

    SteveB

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Had a great night the food was amazing and hope to be back again. We had dumplings to start with followed by half a duck then salt and pepper squid with sweet and sour pork with lychees and a beef noodle dish. All were great.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend away with my husband
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice enough food- some attention to detail still required in service (we had to get our own water off another table), days until taking the order, getting the bill etc. Food was nice enough Menu online doesn’t match the in person menu- lots of items we wanted had been online were not on menu when we sat down
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Where to start? The food was nice it was tasty and was really quite good. The issue was the service. Started when we had to ask to be served, followed by our food came with no drinks, we then had to ask for our drinks. The person then just put a bottle of wine on our table. We then didn’t receive any of our rice which we were charged for, we then got charged twice for the public holiday surcharge. I’m fine to pay a surcharge if you have staff on who you pay a public holiday rate! In all of this the food was nice and I’m sure others have HAd a good experience with the service.
  34. JB

    JB12

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great staff, awesome food. Super clean decor. Would recommend.
  35. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was light and fresh. Excellent value. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal
  36. I

    Indie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, service and vibe. The staff were extremely polite and lovely and the food was to die for! Will be returning often.
  37. NJ

    NatalieJ

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was friendly the food was beautiful
  39. M

    Merna

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was Tao-tally awesome! Amazing veg options and the service was incredible! We will definitely be back soon!
  40. JB

    JudiB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding. Harry made sure we were happy. He really made it a special night for us. The foodwas fresh, beautifully prepared and very good value. We’ll definitely count this as one of our favourite restaurants in the world!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney is rated 4.3 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Tao Restaurant and Bar Sydney

174 Clarence St Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Clearance St

  • Area

    Sydney CBD

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Wed 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Dim Sum

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Wilson parking 20 meter next to the venue

  • Public Transit

    200 metre away from Townhall station , QVB access

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mr Zhi Ge

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0402 518 698

  • Catering

    Enjoy a modern take on authentic flavours and dishes, where we blend eastern <br />and western cooking techniques with a modern, sophisticated flair that will give <br />you a fresh taste of traditional Cantonese cuisine in a Modern Way. <br />

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