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Tao

42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 888-2288
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Ranked #359 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $80
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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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Luzon, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Friends had to reserve a table weeks before which made me curious about this restaurant. The food was good but it was quite expensive for the type of food they have. I think you pay more for the ambience and exclusivity.

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Welshpool
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food, eaten here 3 times now, plus went to the soft opening in Vegas. I love the fresh taste and the mix of flavours. Outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We' ve been there with friends, the atmosphere is amazing and food is very good. This place is so much better than other similar restaurants !

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nc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Sea Bass is the ticket. Good dirty martini!!! Fast and friendly service.. Use open table to make reservations so no wait.

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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had to book 1mth ahead. Meal was lovely, tasty and very modern. Service on the other hand was waspish & superficial! OK if you like that sort of thing, I don't! Shame they haven't learnt to marry the 2 to make a fantastic dining experience.

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend you never go here to the uptown location. At least the downtown location is an experience with the layout and decor and you get that. Uptown only offers you nothing in terms of eye candy or value. Way overpriced food --$29 to $50 smackers comes with only the main meat or fish. No rice or veggies. Are... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We came here to celebrate my partners 30th. The food was good if not a little pricy. Service was very quick although for what is supposed to be a more "fancy" restaurant I was a little put off to see the amount of little kids running around shouting and screaming. Ruining thr evening slightly but not completely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Me and my boyfriend went here for our anniversary and it was the most amazing night of my life. The food is incredible, the drinks are amazing the staff are all so friendly and helpful.. The tables are quite close together but everyone was so friendly it was fine.. Id deff go back if I'm ever in NY again.. 10/10!!

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little rock arkansas
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101 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Tao has a large, kind of theatrical interior. Waiters are nice and services is efficient. Food is pretty good, not great. We ate everything in front of us. They have a large assortment of saki. The dishes were your basic fried egg rolls, fried tempura, and Asian meat dishes. It is not an inventive menu and most things are not... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After 9.00pm , the music cranks up , all of a sudden the place is packed and jumping . The food was fabulous . The staff were friendly , but our booking was at 8.00 pm , we didn't get to our table till 10.00pm .... The girls on reception were idiots , that just kept on lying about our... More

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