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Week in Reviews: Tao Downtown

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Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton absolutely destroys NYC's Tao Downtown in a must-read 1/2 star review. There are dumplings "whose skin mimics the texture of wet napkin," there's kale drenched "in enough oil to give your car a lube job," and the Wagyu beef "has scant more tenderness or flavor than a $10 steak from Pathmark." Quote: "Tao is about Asia as a pasteurized, PG-13 everywhere... trafficking in the pedestrian Pan-Asian luxuries of business district hotels of Shanghai, Mumbai, or Dubai." [Bloomberg]

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