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Academy Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant today at 12:30 in the afternoon after walking past and seeing a promotion in their window for a lunch box for £4. It showed different meals available all for £4. When I entered I could see that there was nobody sitting inside but there were 6 people in the queue, three of which had already been... More 

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Thank Vidikus
Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

lots of REAL Chinese food. i've missed lots of that stuff after coming back from China...however, beware: it's expensive and they don't take cards!

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Thank Loughlin C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

The food was shocking but when we complained about the chicken which they said was proper breast; I dont think so; it squirted with water and was chopped which it was as if it had been frozen then stuck into a microwave!!! Not just the food but the service was the worst I have ever had!!! Girls that dont have... More 

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1 Thank Steve M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

First time and last time I will visit this place!!!!!! When approached for our order I asked the girl was the main course (kung po chicken) made with proper chicken breast she assured me it was!!!She was evidently lying because when the dish arrived it was not proper chicken and tasted vile. Also the chicken skewer starters were overdone and... More 

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1 Thank gabs33
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times and have always been told by the waitress "cash only" when I wanted to pay by card. After a nice meal today, I noticed a sign saying the same thing. I just don't know how a business continues to operate in this electronic age without allowing their customers to pay by card. Time... More 

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3 Thank Gavin_Bamford
Belfast
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Only ever ate in Tao once & found it horrible, didn't get what we ordered, was tasteless & didn't seem to be the freshest. Won't be back & wouldn't recommend. Overall very disappointing & not great value for money.

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1 Thank Emz1791
Manila, Manila, Philippines
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

We often go here for lunch when we visited Belfast. The food the delicious, served hot and newly cooked. They offer a wide variety on their menu (mostly Asian cuisine). We always choose what they have on their lunch specials, since it is much cheaper. The serving sizes are really big, so it is ideal for those who have an... More 

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Thank Berna C
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

Went with my partner on Sunday night for a quick meal. Got welcomed with a smile, wasn't busy, menu was easy to understand, reasonable prices. Definitely will b back again :)

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Thank Johny D
Belfast, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

I happened to be doing some work in the Cathedral quarter and decided to try Tao for lunch. They have a good lunch deal where you can get a starter and main course for £4.60. The portions are quite generous and the food is very tasty. I haven't tried the full menu yet, but it looks to be of reasonable... More 

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Thank sdempsey
Belfast, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

My travels took me past this place and I decided to go for the lunchtime special for a good bit less than £5. The chicken tempura starter arrived on same plate as main but that was a minor distraction. it was lovely I then enjoyed old fashioned sweet and sour chicken cantonese style and fried rice For lunch it really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Academy Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?