by Hoa T. on
I'm in love with this place. $6 for a heaping plate with rice and 3 different items. I came here on a Wednesday, and even though on rateclubs it said they open at 12pm, it was closed. I was so sad but then since I walked all the way down there I figured I should call them to be sure. They said they will open at 12:30pm. I went to a chinese restaurant down the street and ordered something small to tie me over. Came back to Hardena around 12:45 and they were still closed. I called them again and finally someone came out to open up shop. All of that was so worth it. The beef was tender and delicious. I also had the quid, a little different but still fantastic tasting. The lamb was so tender. I tell you I'm in love with this place. Next time, I need to ask for more of the hot sauce. Yumm.
by Emery Thieme on
I used to be a regular here for ladies nights. It was a great place to get in for free, get trashed and dance to 5 different kinds of music. Its expensive and not really worth it these days. The coat check takes FOREVER at the end of the night. Form your own opinion though. Different folks, different strokes.
by D.A. A. on
I only go there when I need to remind myself of what "middle America" looks like. Also, a fashion student might want to pay a visit to write a term paper on the fashion trends among midwestern women. Whoa, what a place! It is just like the MacDonald's in Time Square, only with servers. The food is no better than what they serve in fast-food joints, and the people are there, primarily to take pictures of their NYC vacation. How do I know all this, if I hate this place so much? Well, it is because I have friends and relatives from out of town who INSIST on going to Tao because they somehow think that it is the "hippest" place on earth (closely followed by Planet Hollywood, I am sure). If you have the option to do so, AVOID THIS PLACE. If you love looking at overly excited women with unfortunate dresses and frosted hair, Tao is the place for you. The food is horrendous anyhow, so it won't matter. Also, I just don't believe them when they call their beef "Kobe." Has anyone investigated them??? Their Kobe beef has the texture of the regular supermarket beef... Either they are lying about the "breed" of the beef they serve, or they have incredibly bad chefs who don't know how to prepare Kobe beef.