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 deep fried ratatouille spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce, crispy steamed buns with pulled BBQ beef and mouthwatering chicken. Delicious main courses include Peking duck with steamed pancakes, crispy New Zealand lamb rack with kumara mash in plum sauce and stir fried tiger prawns in black bean sauce. Tao’s renowned dumplings are also a must-try, available with meat, seafood and vegetarian fillings. Save room for something delicious and unexpected from their ’sweet things ‘selection.

The bar offers a good variety of your favourite wines, beers and sprits as well as a delectable offering of creative cocktails. The intimate setting is beautifully appointed and is perfect for a relaxed meal and drinks 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

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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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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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Annie Mason

2nd time we have been here. The food was good although not quite as excellent as the first time. We will be coming again

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TRACY CAMERON

Very tasty. Nicely presented. Layout of restaurant is excellent. Very smart. We enjoyed the duck pancakes - so did the children

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Desiree Marcellino

Loved every bite served to us and can’t wait to come back to try the second half of the menu. Stunning service, lovely ambiance and easy to get to central location! Favourites included the seafood dumplings and lamb rack, perfection on a plate!

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I-Yun Chiu

Worth a try. And the staff of very nice and professional. The food was delicious and serve fast. I was impressive. Highly recommend.

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Barry Pick

Delicious food & friendly staff. Particularly enjoyed the Spring Rolls & Peking Duck. Would happily go back just for that.

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Paul Mathewson

Good food good service

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Delicious food dumplings are yum, service friendly

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Great food and service

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Bash Bash

Good for friends dinner
We really enjoyed this time

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Emma Giles

We had an amazing experience at TAO Restaurant on Sunday night. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.. best duck wraps in town! I will 100% be going back!

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Food was nice, service was great.

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Chelsey Liew

Delicious food and awesome kiwi twist added to dishes

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ChiHung Wong

As a Hong Konger, I would say their dumplings are very good. The staff was nice and we enjoyed the dinner. This is how Chinese culture fusion with model dining. Recommended.

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Heather vincent

Awesome dumplings, the seafood ones are amazing. Great food overall. Service wasn't very attentive and quite slow considering we were there so early and there were only a few tables with patrons.

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Very nice food, dumplings were delicious. Service friendly

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Beautiful food and great service. Thanks Tao. :)

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Sharron Anderson

What a wonderful evening! Beautiful food and wonderful service!!

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Louie Lanz

Welcomed in with a smile, comfortable seating, warm, awesome dumplings, organic tea, food arrived quickly. Overall a good dining experience. Only downside, salmon was covered in sauce and not accompanied by anything else. Worth checking out though, thanks Tao!

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The food at Tao is excellent.
Great dumplings and awesome prawns.

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Suzanne Green

Lovely restaurant. Our waitress was super nice and friendly and recommended dishes that didn’t disappoint. We loved the noodle dish and the fillet beef dish and my daughter enjoyed the duck pancakes. Service was fast and food was great! Loved it.

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Anaïs Weimer

Delicious food, cute interior and peaceful place.
My partner said that it was the best dumplings in town ever.

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Marnie Reid

Lovely little restaurant, looks fresh and clean when you walk in; food lovely, beautiful flavours and friendly service, will happily go back

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Good service and nice food, especially the sweet and sour salmon!

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Wendy Bradshaw

Staff were great. Dumplings were good. The kids loved the Peking Duck pancakes. The Kung Pao chicken and twice cooked pork were a bit over sauced and the Asian veggies were disappointing. Nice atmosphere though.

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Annie Mason

Different interesting and very tasty food. Highly recommended and the staff and service are excellent, lovely people.

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Jess Monkley

Choosing to dine at Tao was the best decision that we could have made. We had heard good things but even that didn’t prepare us for the deliciousness that each and every dish provided. Highlights were the seared steamed buns and the Peking duck pancakes. All washed down with ice cold Asahi. A fantastic meal and we will definitely be back.

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Tom Arnold

Great food

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Chelsey Te Maiharoa

Those dumplings....... YUMMMMMM we will be back just for them soooo good - everything else was awesome too. Thanks guys.

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Great service and delicious food! Thanks

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Jessie Campbell

Was nice to be the first table and have the place nearly to ourselves. Great service, great food, would definitely go again.

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Very happy to have found a new restaurant with Chinese dishes in Queenstown! The dumplings, duck and squid were all delicious! Service was very friendly! We’ll be back!

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Food not good

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Clean and tidy. Food came fast

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We decided to visit Tao as we have been to their other restaurant in Auckland a few times and love it there and Tao Queenstown didn't disappoint either, the food is excellent and the service was great too, would 100% recommend if just for the dumplings!

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Good food and service
Generous portion of sizzling squid

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Dugi Anderson

Great tasty food!

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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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Ryan Ford

Elegant little restaurant situated right in the heart of Queenstown. Comfortable seating, great selection of beverages and amazing food to top it all off!

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The food was awesome, along with the service.
Will definately be going back.

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