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Tao

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Midtown
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim
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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Park & Madison)
4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue
(212) 888-2288
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A 16-foot Buddha, which floats above a reflecting pool filled with...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food!

I ate here recently and the food was spectacular. Great Asian Fusion cuisine. I would certainly come back as I enjoyed it

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Chanel J
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I ate here recently and the food was spectacular. Great Asian Fusion cuisine. I would certainly come back as I enjoyed it

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to Tao with a large group of family and friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. Once inside the restaurant was a lot bigger than I thought it would be and the decor is just beautiful, esp the huge Buddha statue. The restaurant was very busy but the service staff were excellent and very attentive. The food was amazing,... More 

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Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here recently on a Friday evening. We originally made reservations for 3, then called less than an hour before and were easily able to add 2 more. The restaurant was conveniently located around the corner from our hotel, The Dream Downtown, so it's an easy and quick walk. Our waiter was fantastic. The menu was huge and... More 

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Morin Heights, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

In town for a trade show, my daughter remembered a restaurant she had visited a couple of years ago and thought I might enjoy. Wow what e great choice. Excellent food made even more enjoyable with great service from our server Craig. We trusted his suggestions and boy where they good, our favorite was marinated Chilean Sea Bass bites... Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

After a fast paced whole day conference at a Jewish-German venue on the East Side of Manhattan and a brisk walk to Midtown, it was quite a welcome treat to dine at an Asian venue. The dimly lit restaurant, though quite big for a New York City dining venue, seems to be always full and with a queue of people... More 

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

For Asian food, Tao is pricey. But there's no denying that the food is yummy. The sushi never disappoints. Plus, you get to dine with a gigantic Budha.

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Arlesey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Firstly the music is overbearing loud. You can not hear yourself think let alone hear what someone else is saying. The lighting is poor - it is far too dark. The food is average at best. There were minimal - none vegetarian options. I had the pad thai noodles which had massive amounts of peanuts on it. It was like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The bar area gets packed quickly, table reservations are not always available for large parties so plan in advance if you are seeking a comfortable experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Simply put: If you are looking for a combination of a night club atmosphere and some decent Asian food, this is the place for you. If you are looking for a real restaurant with real delicious Asian food, go somewhere else. To be more specific, most of the dishes were good in size and quite tasty, but nothing to write... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The location is great.loved the design.the menu is very rich and offers great variety The service was amazing. Knew what to recommend. Checked us on the right moments.Felt when and what to interest us with on the right moment. We reserved a quiet corner.A fun entertainment

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Additional Information about Tao

Address: 42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: (212) 888-2288
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022
    (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
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 888-2288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Asian fusion, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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