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I paid my visit to Tao's restaurant on valentine day for their valentine special set dinner. For your information, they serve regular set course menu for lunch and dinner. Luckily I called for booking in advance before 3 weeks. It was full house on the night. We are at the last slot 8.30pm so we can enjoy our dinner at no rush. The ambience of the fine dining restaurant is modern and spacious. You will get a better view of Singapore river if you sit at the window side which I recommend.The food
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I paid my visit to Tao's restaurant on valentine day for their valentine special set dinner. For your information, they serve regular set course menu for lunch and dinner. Luckily I called for booking in advance before 3 weeks. It was full house on the night. We are at the last slot 8.30pm so we can enjoy our dinner at no rush. 

The ambience of the fine dining restaurant is modern and spacious. You will get a better view of Singapore river if you sit at the window side which I recommend.

The food wise, everything was served in order. The foods were well decorated in nice plate.

 As starter, we had scallop & sea urchin tempura, escargot platter. They wrote "my valentine" on the middle of the plate for the special occasion. Taste is good for the scallop but not the escargot which I don't like the smell. 

As cold dish, we had lavender bluefin tuna, compressed watermelon. The tuna was so fresh and so was the sweet watermelon.

As side dish, we had soft shell crab tempura, truffle mash. The soft shell crab was mediocre but the truffle mash was impressive. It was mashed sweet potato with truffle. It was so tasty with the natural sweet of sweet potato. The best mash I had.

As soup, we had pumpkin soup and cream of mushroom. The cream of mushroom is more recommended even I'm a pumpkin lover because I thought the pumpkin soup could have done better in flavor.

As main courses, we had bbq pork rib, apple cider braised red cabbage and crispy skin fillet of Tasmanian king salmon. The BBQ pork rib is highly recommended which was so juicy and tender. However, the salmon was a tad overcooked.

As dessert, we had sticky date pudding with vanilla ice cream. The pudding is good match to eat with the ice cream to balance the sweetness. 

As tea, we had hot rose apple tea and ice summer peach tea. Both were good.

I will visit them again for their regular menu set.
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Always love the ambience of the restaurant, a good place to have gathering with friends in their private rooms. Went recently again and found out they have a new menu. A bit pricey though, $55++/person.However, was plesantly surprised, the quality of food is worth the dollars. The airflow sashimi, Tuna and Kurobuta Pork belly! I will definitely recommend my friends to try the Pork belly when they go.Overall, love the food, service and ambiance. Will definitely come back and try their other new d
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Always love the ambience of the restaurant, a good place to have gathering with friends in their private rooms.

Went recently again and found out they have a new menu. A bit pricey though, $55++/person.
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However, was plesantly surprised, the quality of food is worth the dollars. The airflow sashimi, Tuna and Kurobuta Pork belly! I will definitely recommend my friends to try the Pork belly when they go.
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Overall, love the food, service and ambiance. Will definitely come back and try their other new dishes!
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Used to love the Tao's at Pomo. They shifted to the Central - and there seem to be much lesser people (the prices have increased as well, probably that's why)Appetizer. Complementary plum drink. Good to start off a mealFruit salad - normal fruits with salad. probably something u can make at homeThis Escargot is surprisingly good. Love itGrape mallow tea and apple rose tea. Love them - refreshing and not too sweet.Creme Brulee. Normal. But nice. Not too sweet.An overall good meal. But will be awe
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Used to love the Tao's at Pomo. They shifted to the Central - and there seem to be much lesser people (the prices have increased as well, probably that's why)
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Appetizer. Complementary plum drink. Good to start off a meal
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Fruit salad - normal fruits with salad. probably something u can make at home
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This Escargot is surprisingly good. Love it
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Grape mallow tea and apple rose tea. Love them - refreshing and not too sweet.
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Creme Brulee. Normal. But nice. Not too sweet.

An overall good meal. But will be awesome if it stays at the old price
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Bacon & Mushroom gratin as starter and it's delicious. Eat together with the bread stick and it's awesome. Tao's signature BBQ pork ribs. Erm... Had a higher expectation for the main course, the pork ribs din disappointed me. The pork ribs is tender and juicy, but the bbq sauces a bit salty for me. Overall, it's good.Iced rose apple tea. Drink the iced rose apple tea after those oily food is refreshing.
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Bacon & Mushroom gratin as starter and it's delicious. Eat together with the bread stick and it's awesome.
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Tao's signature BBQ pork ribs. Erm... Had a higher expectation for the main course, the pork ribs din disappointed me. The pork ribs is tender and juicy, but the bbq sauces a bit salty for me. Overall, it's good.
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Iced rose apple tea. Drink the iced rose apple tea after those oily food is refreshing.
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I have been a frequent customer of Tao's ever since they opened at PoMo, and now they occupy Zero Zero, which has better ambience. Love their starter, the Bacon and Mushroom Gratin, goes very well with bread, but can be quite filling. Had their baked atlantic flounder with cheese - cheese was alright, not overwhelming, and fish was fresh, but not a very impressive dish. Also love their iced fruit teas, very refreshing on a hot day. The grilled mushroom was something new, and I liked it as well,
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I have been a frequent customer of Tao's ever since they opened at PoMo, and now they occupy Zero Zero, which has better ambience. Love their starter, the Bacon and Mushroom Gratin, goes very well with bread, but can be quite filling. Had their baked atlantic flounder with cheese - cheese was alright, not overwhelming, and fish was fresh, but not a very impressive dish. Also love their iced fruit teas, very refreshing on a hot day. The grilled mushroom was something new, and I liked it as well, as I like mushrooms a lot.
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A very low-profiled birthday celebration at Tao’s Restaurant, my colleague even skipped the candle-blowing and wish-making. Girls always sensitive when come to age, that’s true. Haha.Seven courses for dinner with a reasonable price, $35.80++, that we can choose one for each category form Menu. I like the comfy atmosphere, we called and reserved our seats with river view.The first thing came to our place, the size of juice was tiny. It tasted a bit sour and its purpose was to enhance our appetite
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A very low-profiled birthday celebration at Tao’s Restaurant, my colleague even skipped the candle-blowing and wish-making. Girls always sensitive when come to age, that’s true. Haha.
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Seven courses for dinner with a reasonable price, $35.80++, that we can choose one for each category form Menu. I like the comfy atmosphere, we called and reserved our seats with river view.
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The first thing came to our place, the size of juice was tiny. It tasted a bit sour and its purpose was to enhance our appetite before we start eating.
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There was no other choice for Starter. The toast was truly soft with a little burnt on its surface, I had it along with the cheese.
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The pretty dressing of Salad, it contained various kind of veggies and fruits. It wasn’t belong to me by the way.
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I supposed to order Fruit Salad but end up I decided to eat prawn. Maybe the logic on my mind that fruits were cheaper than prawns, I should order something worthwhile.
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A very disappointing side dish, to be frank, I don’t like mushrooms. Nobody can force me to eat the food I don’t want to eat. I must emphasize that this is not considered stubborn.
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Our colourful and refreshing cold beverages, I am so happy because both of us have one jug of drink. It looked cool right? I just noticed that we ordered different fruit teas.
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I ordered grape mallow, the taste was similar to Champagne. I wish my tea could be refilled, but unfortunately, it cannot.
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Running through the Menu, the last and only choice I may pick was Chicken Herbal Soup. I was not fancy neither cream soup nor Japanese clear soup. Luckily, my soup was nice, I can taste strong ginseng and it absolutely a nutritious soup.Main course’s turn, we waited for so long. We had same sentiment to order different cuisine among us. Grilled Salmon was mine, the sauce beside was garlic cheese. The portion was just nice. Beef with medium-cooked, it was tender and tasty. The mushroom gravy was
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Running through the Menu, the last and only choice I may pick was Chicken Herbal Soup. I was not fancy neither cream soup nor Japanese clear soup.
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Luckily, my soup was nice, I can taste strong ginseng and it absolutely a nutritious soup.
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Main course’s turn, we waited for so long. We had same sentiment to order different cuisine among us. Grilled Salmon was mine, the sauce beside was garlic cheese. The portion was just nice.
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Beef with medium-cooked, it was tender and tasty. The mushroom gravy was okay, at least I still can accept the mushroom flavour.
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Sometimes, the simplest recipe was the best. The pork rib was great at BBQ and it was a very gorgeous presentation. For me, it had too much fatty meat sticked with the bones.
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Fresh Stingrays were sweet and its flesh was firm. Stingray was not the most popular fish in ocean, yet it was delicious especially with Asam Chilli gravy.
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Dessert wise, we choosed the same signature crème brulee. A rich custard base topped with contrasting layer of hard-burnt Caramel. Good-try.

We stayed at Tao’s quite a while after eating.
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This is my 3rd visit to Tao's Restaurant. First visited this place 3 years ago in 2008. Recently, we went back to again on a Saturday afternoon. I was quite surprised to find that the layout of the place and even price has not changed. In terms of the menu, some of the items on the menu has changed.Tao's Restaurant concept is to serve 6-7 course meal at an affordable price.Lunch, it is 6 course meal at $19.80 ($23.30 nett)Dinner, it is 7 course set meal at $29.80 ($35.07 nett)What's the differen
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This is my 3rd visit to Tao's Restaurant. First visited this place 3 years ago in 2008. Recently, we went back to again on a Saturday afternoon. I was quite surprised to find that the layout of the place and even price has not changed. In terms of the menu, some of the items on the menu has changed.

Tao's Restaurant concept is to serve 6-7 course meal at an affordable price.

Lunch, it is 6 course meal at $19.80 ($23.30 nett)
Dinner, it is 7 course set meal at $29.80 ($35.07 nett)

What's the difference between lunch and dinner other than price? Well, for dinner there is an addition dish which is the Grilled King Oyster Mushroom & Sorbet. So far, have not eaten during dinner before so can't comment about this dish.

Now let's start with the lunch - 6 course set meal.
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Course 1: Starter - Bacon & Mushroom Gratin with soft toasted bread. It was baked in with mushroom, bacon and cheese. Using it as a spread for the bread, the Bacon & Mushroom Gratin was delicious although it was slightly on the salty end. You can ask for more serving of bread, I asked for 1 more to accompany this heavenly starter.

Course 2: Salads - Top Shell Salad with Cold Japanese Noodle. This dish was served cold. The top shell was served with chop chilli, peanuts, Japanese noodles and a dressing that seems similar to Thai dressing. This dish did not suit my taste bud as it was on the sour side.
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Course 2: Salads - Prawn Roll with Pork Floss. This dish is so much better than the Top Shell Salad. It was light, refreshing and sweet, the taste of this dish complement the ingredients well.
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Course 3: Soups - Cream of Mushroom. This dish is my favourite1 As mushroom is one of my favourite ingredient, this might be biased! This bowl of soup is 100 % mushroom! So many chunks of mushrooms between each flavour and the whole soup has a strong flavour/essence of mushroom (that I was wondering if my nose will start bleeding from being too heaty =P) Definitely home-made and totally different from the ones outside or the ones you find in cans. The only issue I had was why the bowl was not even half filled!

Course 3: Soups - Cream of Pumpkin. Ordinary, I prefer mushroom soup.
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Course 4: Main Entrees - Tao's Grilled Chicken Jumbo Leg. Surprisingly, there was a layer of chilli oil and giving it a spicy flavour which did not suit the sauce. Otherwise, the chicken leg was well cooked and well marinated. Moreover, it was very tender.
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Course 4: Main Entrees - Tao's Oven Roasted Steak. The steak was huge considering that this was our 4th dish. Moreover, it was well marinated and well cooked. It was tender, soft and tasty. I have no idea why the 2 dishes use the same sauce.But the mushroom sauce really spoilt the dish, does not compliment the steak. What about the sides (mashed sweet potato, yam chip and boiled broccoli)It was delicious!
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Course 5: Desserts - Creme Brule. After my previous 2 visit, I knew that the Creme Brule was a must order. But this time, I was disappointed. There was a very strong eggy flavour which even overwhelmed the flavour of the charred caramelised sugar.
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Course 5: Main Entrees - Tiramisu. This was good!

The 2 cup size are different!
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Course 6: Beverages - Lavender Tea. Too strong a flavour. Taste like medicine to me.

Course 6: Beverages - Iced Rose Apple Tea. Inside, there was pieces of apple and also rose bud. This was very refreshing and light. The fork at the side is used for the apples inside. Certainly something to try.

Overall, Tao's restaurant's lunch set is quite value for money. What I look forward to over here is Bacon & Mushroom Gratin, Mushroom Soup, Tiramisu and Iced Rose Apple Tea. If you noticed, the main course was not something I look forward to. As they were average or should I say below average. The service was good and prompt. I will definitely be back for some of the items here during lunch.

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Tao's has a very interesting concept where one gets to choose from a few varieties for the 6 to 7 course.All of them are all so appealing, it's really hard to make a choice.The food looks so attractive and they taste nice too.What i like the most is the bacon and mushroom glatin.The amount of bacon and mushroom is much,they taste well with the bread.I also like the fruit salad.It taste special.
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Tao's has a very interesting concept where one gets to choose from a few varieties for the 6 to 7 course.
All of them are all so appealing, it's really hard to make a choice.
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The food looks so attractive and they taste nice too.
What i like the most is the bacon and mushroom glatin.
The amount of bacon and mushroom is much,they taste well with the bread.
I also like the fruit salad.
It taste special.
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Ordinary quality of food but wide variety of choices. $19.90++ for a six course lunch. Wouldn't say it's value for money though because standard of cooking and serving was just very average joe. Not sure which genre the restaurant is categorized to but it seems like fusion to me. anyway They do change their menu every now and then, so that even regular customers can have new dishes to look forward to for every visit.
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Ordinary quality of food but wide variety of choices. $19.90++ for a six course lunch. Wouldn't say it's value for money though because standard of cooking and serving was just very average joe. Not sure which genre the restaurant is categorized to but it seems like fusion to me. anyway They do change their menu every now and then, so that even regular customers can have new dishes to look forward to for every visit.
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It has been quite a while since I last visited TAO, but I realised they hardly change the menu. Still very popular is the lamb cutlet. Anyway this is sort of a fusion restaurant, east meets west, japanese meets I dont know which part of the west but well.. just west. This first dish is pretty interesting, it is a bit like the vietnamese roll plus some pork flossHmm didnt really like this dish as i dont fancy fake crab meat.One of the very popular dishes, the mushroom soupThis was my favouriteThi
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It has been quite a while since I last visited TAO, but I realised they hardly change the menu. Still very popular is the lamb cutlet. Anyway this is sort of a fusion restaurant, east meets west, japanese meets I dont know which part of the west but well.. just west.

This first dish is pretty interesting, it is a bit like the vietnamese roll plus some pork floss
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Hmm didnt really like this dish as i dont fancy fake crab meat.
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One of the very popular dishes, the mushroom soup
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This was my favourite
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This was alright.
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The different desserts that we all had that night. Overall quite a creative concept, food is not bad, price is quite attractive too.
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Tao's has a very interesting concept where one gets to choose from a few varieties for the either 6 or 7 course. The choices are all so appealing, it's really hard to make a choice. In the end, I tried to order differently from my friend so we could share and try different dishes. The tea was served in a very refreshing way (and tasted the same way too!) Heavenly is thelamb rack, tasting the best.
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Tao's has a very interesting concept where one gets to choose from a few varieties for the either 6 or 7 course. The choices are all so appealing, it's really hard to make a choice. In the end, I tried to order differently from my friend so we could share and try different dishes. The tea was served in a very refreshing way (and tasted the same way too!) Heavenly is thelamb rack, tasting the best.
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Ambience: Good. Tao’s is essentially a middle-end restaurant, located within a shopping mall. It has a setting typical of modern fusion restaurants, trying hard to be fancy and nice. I find it reasonably appealing. At the very least, the tables are comfortable and set a distance from each other rather than clamping you in until you can’t breathe.Service: Average. While the service was pleasant, some items were brought in before we were done with the previous items. Admittedly it would be very di
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Ambience: Good. Tao’s is essentially a middle-end restaurant, located within a shopping mall. It has a setting typical of modern fusion restaurants, trying hard to be fancy and nice. I find it reasonably appealing. At the very least, the tables are comfortable and set a distance from each other rather than clamping you in until you can’t breathe.
Service: Average. While the service was pleasant, some items were brought in before we were done with the previous items. Admittedly it would be very difficult to gauge the dining time, still they could have held it back until we were ready. A mild point though. More importantly, although the waiter agreed readily to serving me iced water together with the iced rose apple tea at the start of the meal, the iced water never appeared.
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At Tao's, they offer quite many different types of set meal which are value for money and at the same time taste delicious too. I usually like to order their grilled steak. Before my main course is served to me, a bowl of their creamy mushroom soup will be served to me, which is quite thick and delicious. The steak is not too tough and the meat is really juicy and with no stingy smell in it. Herbal iced tea and also a choice of your favourite ice cream is also included in their set meal as w
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At Tao's, they offer quite many different types of set meal which are value for money and at the same time taste delicious too. I usually like to order their grilled steak. Before my main course is served to me, a bowl of their creamy mushroom soup will be served to me, which is quite thick and delicious. The steak is not too tough and the meat is really juicy and with no stingy smell in it. Herbal iced tea and also a choice of your favourite ice cream is also included in their set meal as well. Love their green tea ice cream which the green tea flavour is quite strong and the ice cream texture is thick and not too sweet too.
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I went dinner at Tao's Selegie for dinner last weekend. The place is flooded with food lovers. I am a very big fan of Soba and naturally i ordered Soba at Tao's to try and it turns out to be pleasant and chewy unlike the normal Soba that i have tasted else where. i also ordered a platter with sushi, Udon and fried chicken. and all this only cost me abt SGD 20 per head. I would say the price is fair and quality is really not bad. would recommend.
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I went dinner at Tao's Selegie for dinner last weekend. The place is flooded with food lovers. I am a very big fan of Soba and naturally i ordered Soba at Tao's to try and it turns out to be pleasant and chewy unlike the normal Soba that i have tasted else where. i also ordered a platter with sushi, Udon and fried chicken. and all this only cost me abt SGD 20 per head. I would say the price is fair and quality is really not bad. would recommend.
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