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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 888-2288
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Ranked #394 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $80
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Park & Madison
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue
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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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Tao is one of New Yorks hot spots so be prepared to wait a little bit before you get seated, even if you have a reservation. Enjoy the music and the great atmosphere. It's a very trendy restaurant and if you don't like waiting or loud music then still go there because the food is great !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

really great service! Ian was friendly, funny and fun. Guac was amazing....homemade! yummy! the patio was beautiful outside. Great location and convenient. also homemade chips and tortillas. good choice in uptown. .

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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I made a reservation 4 weeks in advance via the restaurant's website and we were given a fantastic table with wonderful views down over the restaurant. The food was awesome - wonderful flavours as part of their Thai fusion style of cooking. It was noisy, dark and the music was pumping, but it all came together very well. This is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We ended up here after not getting good service at Bergdorf Goodman. The food was great, the service was great. They also served my husband his birthday cake complete with candles. A very accommodating team. My only critique is towards the music . I think the 80's music they were blasting gave a cheap feel to the place.

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Thornhill, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I had been here before a couple of years ago and 6 years ago. I thought the food was rather bland this time...not as I remember...much better then. There wasn't much taste and we had many dishes to try. I was there with a large group and others felt the same way.

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Branford, Connecticut, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Made a 7:00 reservation on a Wednesday. Arrived on time and was told it could be up to a 20 minute wait but you can wait in the bar. The adjoining barroom was deafeningly loud and packed completely. For our wait, we could neither sit nor get near the bar. At 7:20, I checked back in they told we will... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had a return visit to Tao. Overall, the food is very good with inventive fusion takes on many dishes. The atmosphere with the giant central Budda adds a touch of the mysterious, and the service has been attentive and personal, for the most part, on each visit. I had one problem this last time. I favor Cointreau as an... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Our food was lovely, with lots of taste. Very good steak strip salad. The atmosphere is good and service most attentive. The only downside a bit expensive for what you get.

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went to Tao for dinner and we had a great meal. The service was superb, a very knowledgeable wait staff who gave us some great recommendations. The Chilean Sea Bass was fantastic. The lobster was too difficult to eat, it was still in the shell and in a sauce. It was hinted at, that it would be difficult to eat,... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

More anniversaries to come! This place is the most fabulous I may say in all the fusion places I've been and that's countless being an ex airline employee🙏all I can say is from the moment we step into the restaurant to the time we left👍everything was a perfect 10😜One will be sorry if you don't check this place out😢make the... More

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