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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
+1 212-888-2288
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“orange chicken” (46 reviews)
“sushi” (150 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hours
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Celebrated my wonderful wife's birthday here recently- -- what a fantastic evening! While we had an "early" Saturday reservation (6:15pm) Tao was packed as usual- - -a totally fantastic vibe! We had a birds eye view from the "sky box" on the top level; definitely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JimNasiumm
Reviewed 6 days ago

Though the frix prix lunch has fine selections if you're vegan just ask the waiter what choice are available and they will accommodate a vegan's preference. The speciall threat here is to sit in front of or near the gold Giant Buddha. Now get this,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pollytalknyc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything about this restaurant has won my heart; the food is delicious, the service is excellent, the ambience is nice. A little complaint about one dish we considered to be not so fresh and without a fuss the waitress took it and offered to replace...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JsfLina
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be my very favorite restaurant to eat at when in Vegas or NY, but this most recent visit, was not my favorite. The food was good, just like I remember, and our server was good as well. It doesn't get much better...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jessirae33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tao has prided itself on consistency. Our lobster entree was delicious and stayed true to the ginger and scallion flavors. The one negative I have to comment on is the service in the restrooms. I find it to be VERY tacky to have a personnel...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lauraannchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am now vegetarian and there was very little on the menu that I could eat however, they kindly cooked me a Thai curry with tofu instead of scallops, which was delicious. My daughter had duck with rice. We had a sweet potato tempura to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lucy_LouBrighton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The décor, lighting over split levels all create a stunning venue! This matched with welcoming, attentive but not intrusive staff and absolutely bloody awesome food made for a 50th Birthday meal to remember.. Plenty of choice and portions are generous The food hi-light of our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank j4yneburge55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where a party of 8 and had a reservation. They had our table ready and everything ordered tasted great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 5demayopr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first and best Beijing duck ever!! Great atmosphere and Good service. Well worth a visit if you like asian flavours.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 120fredrikl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Have been docking into it since 2014. although it is in a touristy area the staff know their repeat customers and give u very nice treatment. in addition, if it is too crowded and ur table takes too long go check the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jacquess491
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Questions & Answers
December 24, 2018|
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Response from Susan K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but it is on 42 east 58th so no view of the ball.
December 24, 2018|
Response from Henk S | Reviewed this property |
From Tao, you don’t have a dropball view.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from razorwan | Reviewed this property |
I usually ate there before 3:00 and it was still available. Lunchtime usually runs from 11:30 to 3:00. I'm not certain if the fixed price goes beyond that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
    (Park & Madison)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-2288
A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with Japanese carp, presides over the scene at Tao. A favorite destination for celebrities and athletes, this Pan Asian restaurant specializes in authentic Hong Kong Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines. Tao has three levels of dining including the prized "Skybox" which offers views of this former movie theater unparalleled in New York. In addition to its 300 seats, Tao includes a sushi bar, lounge and two bars at which to enjoy the food and the show. Appetizers range from $8 - $18; Entrees: $16 -$39. Offering $27.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.
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