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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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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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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