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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 888-2288
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Ranked #379 of 11,673 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
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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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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New York City, New York
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272 reviews 272 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We had a light dinner here before seeing Hedwig Friday night. We opted for 3 small plated and drinks. Great atmospher and setting. Loved every bite

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Dropped in for a couple of drinks and had some bar food (sushi). The bar tender was pretty good at keeping the drinks going despite it being a bust Friday night. The food was well presented and very tasty. The place has a good vibe and nice crowd - looked like it would be a really good place to take... More

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Good food but pretty expensive. I haven't been to the club so I can only comment on the food. Very nice place though and would be a good place to take your wife on a date or something.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very impressive venue with a centre piece statue of a 50ft high Buddha which sits over a pond filled with large carp. The atmosphere was excellent especially in the bar area and the many different Saki's on offer was a great start to get you in the mood. I sent back a signature dish because it was over cooked however... More

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Denver, CO
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Dined at Tao with a business associate who frequents Tao Vegas and was paying. Experience was great but largely because of the company and ambiance. The design/architecture inside are very impressive and I caught myself gazing around and drifting from conversation several times because of it...really memorable. There is a private table on an elevated platform near the 40' ceiling... More

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Qiryat Ono, HaMerkaz, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Huge place, amazing design, great music, many options on the many for different kinds of asian food and a sushi bar. Good service. Took about 20 minutes to find us a place to sit (even on the bar) so if you come to eat and you are more than 2 - order a table in advance.

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Zurich, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

we did not manage to reserve table for dinner when we were in nyc. by chance we passed by at lunch time. we went for the 3 course lunch set which turned out to be great value for money. the food was delicious, service good and the place just great. next time we will manage to get a table for... More

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you want to eat at TAO, make a reservation ahead of time. They fill up quickly! Quite an interesting place, feels like you walk in a dungeon, then there is this huge room and everyone is sitting there. Staff well trained, very nice, we had to wait 15 mins for our table but that was fine. I had the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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106 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

TAO was long a favourite of mine in NY for Asian-fusion food. The restaurant is still full almost at all times, and the food is good (but not perfect). My suggestion is to close, renovate and update the menu. The good times will be back with an updated interior as well as a new menu. I had a good waiter,... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Food was really great; try the duck rolls and the lobster wontons; everything was really well prepared, hot and devoured. The music is loud and pulsating; don't go there if you have a headache, but if you can relax and enjoy being part of "the NY Scene" you will enjoy this very striking interior with the largest Buddha you'll ever... More

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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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