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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
+1 212-888-2288
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tao has good food, some great flavours, super helpful waitress. But not enough light, and the lack of restrooms is a disgrace. For a restaurant that seats over 300 people, having only 3 cubicles in the ladies restroom down in the basement meant long queues....More

Thank tC-21-12-Ct
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super expensive and low quality food We ordered the chicken gyoza, veg brown rice and coconut shrimp. Below average taste.

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tao Uptown is my fav spot to visit in NYC. The food is great and the ambience is inspiring. We ate at the bar upstairs because the restaurant was packed that evening. Even at the bar the service was great and the food was tasty....More

Thank Quills G
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Quills G, Thank you for joining us during your trip to New York! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at TAO and we hope to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Needed a 9:30pm place for an after-show dinner off-Broadway near 59th St. Found Tao on Open Table. Walked in to throbbing beat of dance music and pretty lavish decor, thinking we'd maybe made a mistake and booked a $200pp dinnner place. Turns out the food...More

Thank Michael W
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Michael W, Thank you for joining us at TAO. We are delighted to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your evening with us and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in New York we decided to have one mildly more expensive meal and booked ourselves at Tao. It is a very attractive restaurant that we both really enjoyed. The server was fantastic and offered up some great suggestions which we took. Food came out...More

Thank dickbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently returned to Tao with family that was visiting from Miami. The food has improved since last time, I was pleased. We were a big table and everyone enjoyed the lunch special of $31 for three courses. I had the chicken papaya salad and...More

Thank Bluerosa667
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After all this years this restaurant is still very good and happening. Great to people watch and great Chinese food. My always fav is the peking duck.

Thank AlbertoMay
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I come here often . Is close to my office and is not terribly busy during lunch . I really like the decor and the ambiance . The food is very good and the Fix price of $30 gets you appetizer, main course and dessert....More

Thank clelia g
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear clelia g, Thank you for sharing you review and for being a loyal guest at TAO. We are delighted to hear that TAO is one of your go-to spots for Asian Fusion and we hope to see you again soon and often! Sincerely, Kyle...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Fab vibe, fantastic food with massive portions and lots to choose from - our table wasn't great but hey we got in. Will go back.

Thank Dollyncrumpy
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Despite last minute efforts by one of the managers to 'make good' on a major major scheduling error made by the staff and another manager of this pretentious establishment, was deeply disappointed by the experience here. Pre-booked a specific table (chef's table) for my daughters'...More

Thank stevino721
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Response from hknyrgnc | Reviewed this property |
I parked 154 E 53rd Street Central Parking. Those guys are good and not expensive like others.
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Venkatesh D | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely great place to have large group fun night.
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Pino V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, for us we felt there was a great vibe in there, I would imagine New Year's Eve would be quite awesome in there! Loved the food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
    (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: +1 212-888-2288
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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