by Michael R. on
Very quaint place. I met the owner the other day, young guy very nice and he looked very involved. I had the tuna salad on croissant and then went beck a couple days later and had some of there morning pastries: raspberry, apple, and chocolate. All were awesome! Very good stuff. The tuna was really good, more veggies than I like, but somehow they make it work. My only complaint is the minimum on credit cards(I get why you do it, but your not supposed to) Visa and mastercard can take away your license. The place needs a facelift and a little bigger. All in all its great place, staff always friendly!
by Forza M. on
I heard a lot about Tao before I went there, so I had high expectations. When I walked in, I was immediately overtaken by the club atmosphere - not what I had in mind. I was also disappointed with the placement of the some of the Buddhas and the pictures of the monks downstairs near the bathroom. That said, the first thing I noticed about the food was the soy sauce. It tastes like a little bit of spice was added to it that separates it from your typical kikoman Japanese soy sauce. For me, this was a nice surprise, but I don't think everyone would enjoy it. Normally, I order fried rice as a side dish and it blends into the rest of the food, but the lobster fried rice stood alone. And I know Tao is a top restaurant, but I still expect places like this to screw up something as simple as rice. But, they didn't. It was cooked just right and the lobster made it even better. The sushi dishes, on the other hand, were missing something. I don't remember which rolls we ordered, so they weren't terrible, but they weren't memorable at all. The only thing I do remember was that the sauces/extras that accompanied the sushi overwhelmed it. I don't think I'll go back to Tao unless I have a good reason. NYC is just too big to waste time waiting for places to improve.
by Florrie Shuter on
Remember that South Park episode when Kyle moved to San Francisco and everyone smelled their own farts? Well after you go to 111 Minna that's going to be a hell of a lot funnier. In one word: pretentious. Hey every city has them so it's not a total knock on San Francisco but god damn there are times when the fart smell can be overpowering here. I always break out into uncontrollable laughter whenever I heard someone on Muni saying "San Francisco... oh it's such a European type city." *FART*