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42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910 (Park & Madison)
+1 212-888-2288
11:30 - 01:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing decoration, lounge music, great people working there. I had for dinner the chicken wih orange sauce or something like this with vegetables rice and it was delicious. The dessert was one of the best i've ever had! Must go asian food restaurant in NY.

Thank Bruna A
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

King crab roll, smoked salmon roll - amazing. The place was packed and the food was delicious. However, it was pricy but what can you expect with NYC? I had a few too many Tao-tinis but was feeling good - that's for sure. I would recommend the place!

Thank Michelle M
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to Tao several times. I have been disappointed the last couple of visits. We had to wait an hour past our reservation time. I found this humorous because they told me when they called to confirm my reservation that they would only hold our reservation for 15 mins past our time (not in a nice tone). Everyone... More 

Thank love2travelky
Hampshire, England
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a reservation for 8.15 but it was 9.30 before we got any food. Having said that, it was totally worth the wait and the manager very kindly comped us a selection of amazing desserts. Fantastic food, fantastic servers and definitely a go to place in NYC!

Thank Pollilop
Tequesta, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here with a party of 8, 2 of which were small children. Very welcoming place, large and roomy. Attentive waitstaff, very good food,too! Server offered ideas and were very accommodating. Highly recommend

Thank slinnan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So Tao used to be one of my favorite places, my friends and I visited a lot when I live on the east side. Today, was shopping around that area, my friend and I went in at about 430 to grab a quick bite and reminisce about how much we loved the place. It's been about eight years since I... More 

1 Thank JJFFJJ
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a birthday party with family and friends. Started at 9pm and finished after midnight on Saturday night. Atmosphere that is second to none, Noisy , somewhat dark, very good food, Service less then fantastic when it is so Crowded. Desert plate that is a WOW!

Thank Amnon S
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113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent. We sorry that we didn't go to the business lunch because it was very expensive. The portions are big so you definitely can share it. Don't miss the banana pudding - the best.

Thank IrisIsrael
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very busy night but took over an hour before we got our starters, there were six of us and the table was really only suitable for five, and lastly there was a dj playing good music but we could not hear ourselves speak, the food however was excellent but be careful not to order to much as... More 

Thank Kevin O
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time eating at TAO, my first was in 2003 and it was exactly as I remembered. Make sure to have a reservation as it is always busy. The food is beautifully presented, fresh, tasty and the portions are generous. The atmosphere is stunning. Service was outstanding! I won't wait 13 years until I go back next... More 

Thank Lauren L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
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
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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