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Tao

42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
+1 212-888-2288
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“orange chicken” (44 reviews)
“sushi” (144 reviews)
“fortune cookies” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
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Reviewed yesterday

When you enter the dining room, you can't help but to be in awe of the MASSIVE two story Buddha! When it's not so busy (3-5), it's a very serene and peaceful place to dine. Since they have very high ceilings, the lunch crowd is...More

Thank razorwan
Reviewed 2 days ago

What is becoming a trend in our visits to NYC. Terrible - snotty - rushed service flying on the coat tails of being big and hip but falling short with really good food and service. Outside of the fun apps and a few unusual offered...More

Thank SuzanneLHuber
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best mojito in town, food is very high quality my favorite is Chilean sea bass. Great ambiance service is amazing

Thank V P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit with a group friends and we all agree we will be back. Tao does a wonderful job on food presentation so even before you take the first bite, you are expecting the food to be good. The menu is not...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Tao for our son's 21st birthday. The ambience is very pleasing and was great for our special occasion. They gave us a special spot for a group of 8. The table had a beautiful rose petal lay out with tea light candles...More

Thank sgrover1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of Toa's appeal is it is one of those places to be "seen", which also means it is crowded and LOAD. Even in the dining room, the music is blaring and has a heavy beat. Being a senior citizen, I am NOT the target...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time at the Tao Uptown. While the service was great and the food was excellent, I would still prefer the downtown location. The downtown location was more spacious and airy. I thought it had a better ambiance. For first timers at...More

Thank Humility S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tao gets fusion right. This is not your typical borrow a flavor from one classic dish and add it to another -- this is fusion that actually adds a layer, a unique twist, a surprise aroma, or a new texture and manages to retain the...More

Thank Connector529337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious. Although pricey, we would recommend the duck and pancakes. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank GroverUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Tao uptown for dinner with a friend. We arrived at 8.30 pm in August, when most restaurants in the area seemed to be emptying but Tao was pretty full and vibrant. The decor is stunning and sets the theme for a great night...More

Thank Julia B
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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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Shereen S
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Traveler4525 | Reviewed this property |
Better to book for dinner , for lunch you don’t need
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Shereen S
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Claudia H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, yes this place gets pretty crowded , reservations is always preferrable.
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kevin l
April 23, 2017|
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Response from hknyrgnc | Reviewed this property |
I parked 154 E 53rd Street Central Parking. Those guys are good and not expensive like others.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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