Cuisine: Chinese, Fusion
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

TAO, meaning ‘balance and harmony ‘ is a simple and elegant dining experience. The contemporary Asian fusion restaurant is affordable yet classy and authentic, yet modern.

Start off with a ‘little something ‘ like spiced edamame, Tao deep fried chicken cutlet with sweet chilli sauce and mouthwatering chicken. Delicious main courses include braised lamb shank with potato mash, Basa fish fillet in Sichuan hot chilli sauce and stir fried venison in XO sauce. Tao’s renowned dumplings are also a must-try, available with different meat, seafood and vegetarian fillings. Save room for something delicious and unexpected from our ‘sweet things’ selection.

The bar offers a good variety of your favourites New Zealand wines, beers as well as Chinese tea. The intimate setting is beautifully appointed and is perfect for a relaxed meal and drink with friends.

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TAO Restaurant & Bar
5 Athol Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Sun 11am - 11pm

Phone: 03 442 8287
Website: www.taorestaurant.co.nz

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TAO Restaurant & Bar
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Chinese, Fusion
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   TAO Restaurant & Bar Queenstown accepts American Express

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The food here is so good. We really enjoyed our evening. The staff were friendly and attentive and recommended some good dishes. I especially enjoyed the dumplings. Lovely place which I highly recommend.

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Justine Till

When we first walked in we were blown away by the detail and the decor put into Tao. The ladies who served us were attentive and always ready when we needed them. AND THE FOOD.... amazing. I have been dreaming of those pork soup dumplings since we left. I think we have just found our regular in Tao!

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Yongjae Park

I won't visit there.

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Bridget Taylor

Delicious food, friendly service, would definitely go again

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Tao was a delicious dining experience in Central Queenstown. Hubby and I had the lamb shank on potato mash and shared fried rice. The lamb fell off the bone and was very tasty while the rice was everything we had expected. Our sons had more traditional Chinese dishes which they enjoyed. Overall a great dining experience and very good value.

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Lovely meal, friendly staff

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My favourite Chinese restaurant in QT!!

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Edwin Wu

Amazing service!

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Depiste plenty of bad reviews we tried this place out and went in with zero expectations - we were left pleasantly surprised. The Spring Rolls were tasty and the dumplings (vege and Shrimp) were absolutely delicious. market green main was very good, beef in black bean sauce was OK (beef a bit chewy). Service took a while but server was generally pleasant. Would return.

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Ling Patterson

Everything are great about this restaurant, thanks.

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Sharron Anderson

We loved the food. We ordered quite a few different dishes to share. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Sally Watson

Delicious food and good service. The only thing was that the duty manager wasn't there so no alcohol could be served!

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Overall a great experience.
We were the only ones in the restaurant, so felt good could of been served a little quicker.
Full price would of not been good value.
Lovely waitress. :)

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A modern Chinese restaurant dining experience.
Food is very average, the mouthwatering chicken is oily, peanut-ish and not suit our palate.
Stir fried prawn is alright, but sauce and prawns are not infused.
Their fried rice is very plain, and lack of ingredient (only some frozen prawn and veg) with 15 bucks of pricing.
However Xiao long Bao is alright, still a option if you want to have Chinese meal

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The service is alright but the foods are not many choices

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The food here is so good. We really enjoyed our evening. The staff were friendly and attentive and recommended some good dishes. I especially enjoyed the dumplings. Lovely place which I highly recommend.

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Rita Chen

Staffs were really friendly but food were bit disappointed.
Not good as before, since they're changed to different menu.

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Good food and service. Great price.

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Excellent food and service!

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Pippa Argall

Great food and so reasonably priced

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George Chandler

Great food. Could maybe have slightly better food choices and options though.

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Sam Reese

Food and service was amazing, will definitely be back

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Food is ok... but service is great.

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Pamela Vinluan

Food is average Chinese cuisine. Quite limited menu. Accommodating restaurant staff.

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炸鸡排和炸猪排好吃到不行

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Excellent service and a good variety on the menu. No problems asking for GF for one of our company. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Sharron Anderson

Nice food. For a slow night the service could have been a little better.

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Raymond Keys

Lovely service, and delicious food, especially the 'mouthwatering chicken' which really lived up to its name. The chicken curry was also delicious, but the double cooked pork was less so, hence the 4* instead of 5. The portions were also a good size.

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Leanne Gregory

The food and service were just ok. The food was quite tasty. The wait staff were pleasant. The restaurant lacked atmosphere- something is needed to give it a bit of spark. We were disappointed that the extra rice and meat dish were not served together even though we specifically asked for this to happen. There was also a problem with the first table deal being applied.

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Nice restaurant, and the food that was available was really nice. Limited menu but was a very busy time of year. I would go back and try a few other things

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奶茶很好喝,小笼包和烧卖以及芝士水饺是我女儿的最爱!她认为这家是皇后镇最好吃的中餐:)

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Stephen Wang

Absolutely brilliant service and food. Highly recommended :)

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Iris Hsiao

The chicken tasted not fresh.

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Claudio Villarroel

Great good and very good price for quality as well, we will come back for sure!

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Masaki Fukui

Had a great dinner with my family

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The service and food were very average.

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Tau Su

Great experience, nice food and service.

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Peggy Hieronymus

We felt like spices and choose Tom Yum combined with chicken & beef dumplings. Happy to try different flavours so it was the perfect early dining place for our little taste puts.
Fast and friendly service.

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Lily Marr

Very average. We didn't really like 5 of the 7 dishes. Thevedemame beans were nice tho

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Service was very slow (tables came and went before we received our second course) and inattentive (only after we started ordering did our server tell us what they were out of - half of which we wanted to order). But the food was unique and amazing.

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Lizabelle Caminade

We enjoyed the food but customer service was very poor. The staff looked grumpy and when I was getting the bill and said I've got first table booking, the one managing the till stated I should have told her earlier. The moment we walked into the restaurant I told the other staff I've got first table booking. They clearly didn't communicate with each other well. When we left, they didn't even say thanks for coming or goodbye.

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Delicious shrimp n beef

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Suzanne Green

Great clean and tidy restaurant. Friendly staff and wonderful food. Great price

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Rebecca Burgess

Beautiful decor, excellent food, highly recommended

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Good food n attentive service.Nice atmosphere.

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Ashleigh Donald-Bussey

Food is delicious, the bang bang chicken was a hit along with the dumplings.

The restaurant it’s self was well presented and the staff were very attentive.

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Laura Kennedy

Great food, we just kept ordering more! Lovely service and nice relaxed environment :)

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Patricia Moran

great food

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Eulalia Dmello

Great food.
Great ambience.
Great service.

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Jackie Sparrow

TAO is a modern asian restaurant with a clean fresh look. We shared the peking duck with pancakes which were delicious as the duck was so juicy and succulent. For main course we shared a large kung pao chicken which was tasty and full of flavour although the chillies were quite hot. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for the great food and ambience.

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Brooke Braddock

Food and staff were great.

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Sam Ford

It was OK. Waitress slow to take order and didn't offer a dessert menu after mains. Food was fine but expensive for what it is.

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