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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 888-2288
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Ranked #381 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I have been to Tao a few times. The food is always consistently good but not great. The service is always good. The drinks are good. The Sushi is average. Most meals are good but a bit overpriced. The atmosphere is cool and that is why I go. The dining area is dark with a very large Buda in the... More 

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Mount Vernon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It took about 5 mins to get an available table. After we were seated it took the waiter about 15 mins to come and take our order, then another 20 for the food to come out. The waiter was polite, but courteousness only goes so far. The food was really good. Had the peanut sauce wings as the appetizer and... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Soooo good. We got the fixed lunch menu. Ambiance great. Great waiters, great location. Great prices for upscale lunch. I ordered the Kung pow chicken a sushi roll and vegetable roll. All delicious. Chocolate mousse at the end very delicious!!!!

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Tucson, Arizona
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75 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Was in New York City area to visit family and have lunch with two good friends who were former colleagues. One works on Madison Avenue just around the corner from the restaurant and she suggested eating here. It is a great space, very warm and inviting. Our waiter was great; friendly funny and attentive. We ordered off the lunch special... More 

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Ft. Wayne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We've eaten here quite a few times and I absolutely love it! The drinks are so amazing. My favorites are the Tao-tini and the mojitos! Yummy lobster dumplings, coconut shrimp. There is nothing bad on the menu!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Returned to Tao and yet again had a superb meal. Wait was worth it. Bar area works well and drinks provided fast and well done. Ate upstairs and overlooked whole restaurant. All selections were off the chart!

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Meridian, Mississippi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We never skip a chance to eat at TAO when in NYC. The restaurant is high-energy with a popular bar scene and great food. Typically, even with reservations, we have to wait in the bar for a lengthy time to be seated. That was not the case on this trip. We were immediately seated and served. TAO is always busy... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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153 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

What a crazy, high energy place. I had been before with friends and I wasn't sure my husband would like the energy level but he loved it. We got drinks and found seats in the bar area and waited patiently for our table. We got a nice quiet table in a corner. We had the crispy orange chicken - a... More 

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Lecco, Italy
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26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had to wait 45 minutes despite the reservation. Probably it was an exceptional day... I will come back in a more quiet period. The food was great, with excellent choices for vegans and vegetarians also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You have to go there to eat to know what it feels like after visiting. If you are in NY on holiday, make sure you go visit TAO

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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>  > Manhattan
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: Asian, Pacific Rim, Asian fusion

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