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Tao Yuan

22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
+1 207-725-9002
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“pork buns” (19 reviews)
“dim sum” (17 reviews)
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Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our party of 8 descended on Tao Yuan for dinner. Fortunately, one of our group is a very experienced Asian food person, and he ordered for us. Many Chinese restaurants bring whatever is ready in the kitchen to the table, but somehow, the kitchen and...More

Thank Arnold P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the better dining experiences in Maine. This fusion restaurant brings to life a wide palate of Asian cuisine and flavors. As a small plate restaurant, they recommend that each diner consume 3 plates each and slightly more. For starters, the Asian slaw is...More

Thank dlugo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have dined at Tao Yuan many times since it opened, and we are never disappointed. Their preparation continue to get better and better. We feel very fortunate to live within 15 minutes of this wonderful restaurant. Aside from their brilliant interpretation...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tao Yuan provides a varied Asian influenced menu. My wife and I had the chef's choice 15 course meal. My wife is vegan and I gave the restaurant a week's advance notice. The courses were much larger than we expected for a multi-course tasting so...More

Thank acallendrello
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 2+ years of moving to Maine, and having multiple meals at Tao Yuan's sister restaurant (BaoBao, Portland), we got a reservation and went mid-week. Tao Yuan didn't disappoint. We had a smoked duck salad, three sets of dumplings (Chicken Dumplings, Shu Mai, Pork buns)...More

Thank Kbelton1961
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I had dinner at the wonderful Tao Yuan Restaurant with two friends. We were celebrating our friend's new job. As it was a Wednesday night, we were offered the Chef's tasting menu for $48 dollars instead of $68. As this is a restaurant that offers...More

Thank Folkwriter
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great Asian food! Lovely place and great service. We loved it for lunch. We would not go there for dinner, as we like a bit more formal. It is for college kids and young people. As i said..fast casual!More

Thank hungrygirl038
Cara S, Manager at Tao Yuan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Hi, and thank you for your nice post! Did you mean to review our sister restaurant in Portland, Bao Bao Dumpling House? It sounds like your experience fits in more with what we do there. If so, maybe we can re-post it on that page....More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I cannot remember the last time I felt so ripped off at a restaurant. $385 for a party of 5? For totally forgettable food, mediocre service, so-so ambiance, and not even dessert or coffee? At Abe and Louie's, Capital Grille or Flemings, we at least...More

1  Thank Quackbury
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The setting is serene and pleasing to the eye. Needless to say with all the great reviews I was excited and looking forward to a celebratory dinner. Sadly the service was slow, our food arrived at an awkward pace and was cold. If the pork...More

Thank ncinme
Reviewed 16 April 2017

12 course meal! Sure they were all small plates but at $58 pp I regard it as a bargain. Attentive server and well paced meal.. Small plate meals are a challenge for waitstaff as they have to pay close attention and more waitstaff per person...More

Thank kgass
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Response from CHARLES G | Reviewed this property |
The previous commentators have it about right. One goes to Tao Yuan for an assortment of interesting flavors, not for a traditional meat-and-potatoes meal. The estimate of $120 to $140 for two is probably accurate for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Pleasant St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2201
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-725-9002
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