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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910 (Park & Madison)
+1 212-888-2288
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12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Melbourne
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined At Tao in Midtown - reservation was 9.15pm but didn't get seated until after 10pm. Despite the wait, the food was delicious and our waiter really engaging. Food and drinks are expensive and the portions are large so don't over order.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 7 adults and 3 children with us for dinner. We tried a lot of different apps.and entrees.Some of the apps. We're Crispy Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Thai Peanut sauce,Grilled Red Snapper with Bok Choy and Ginger,Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass , Chicken Lollipops ,Edamame and assorted Sushi and Sashimi. My favorite was the Chilean Sea Bass which I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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194 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a trendy restaurant close to Central Park and in high demand. If you don't mind sitting at the bar and it's early by all means don't make a reservation but if not then you have no choice. Great decor and atmosphere and great service at the bar we dined at.. the food was very very good. Whenever we... More 

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Thank Delatorrellc
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this review

Dear Delatorrellc, Thank you for joining us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at TAO and we look forward to seeing you during your next trip to New York! Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The worst experience we had in NYC. We have order a place in advance, however at our arrival no table was available for ~ 30 minutes. The attitude of the staff at the entrance was unfriendly. The noise was extremely load and we could not hear each other at the table. We wil never return.

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Thank Dotans
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had one of the best steak of my life. Been there on a Friday night it was quiet but the place is very cozy and the food amazing. The wine list is good and covers all tastes.

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Thank angelove-42
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this review

Dear angelove-42, Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience while dining with as at TAO. We hope to see you soon and often! Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group More 

Tulum, Mexico
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tao Las Vegas is one of my favorite places in the world. Tao New York (Uptown) is not. I mean, I would go back, many times, but it's not a five star experience. I have ordered a Vesper Martini at the bar. The bartender didn't know how to prepare it. I told him, but he didn't have lemons to make... More 

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Thank Jansenson
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a unique atmosphere, and super delicious food! we enjoyed it a lot! worth the price...

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Thank Noa A
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this review

Dear Noa A, Thank you for taking the time to share your review! We hope to welcome you back at TAO in the near future! Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's such a great atmosphere and the food is great. This place is packed all the time and it's pricey but worth going on a date or with a bunch of friends!

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I recent visited NYC aka our "Sex and the City trip" so we figured we had to come to TAO! The food was alright to us (we are Asian so we are a bit more picky). We enjoyed the place a lot though, especially the overall ambience and service were wonderful. The place got busier as the... More 

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Edessa, Greece
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from the A to the Z simply fantastic.kinda hard to book a table on near dates.needed a little push to get in.:)

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Thank doit776951
Kyle P, Marketing Coordinator at Tao, responded to this review

Dear doit776951, Thank you for joining us at TAO! We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Sincerely, Kyle P. TAO Group More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-2288
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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Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
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 heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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