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Tao

42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
+1 212-888-2288
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“orange chicken” (39 reviews)
“sushi” (136 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
42 E 58th St, New York City, NY 10022-1910
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first visit here. The decor and ambiance was nice. The bathrooms clean and modern. The waitstaff was nice and helpful. Their specialty cocktails were nice. The Peking Duck was excellent and the appetizers all well prepared. Expensive for upscale Chinese food though ...

Thank DNCMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is more pertinent for large dinner events with numerous guests. Tao Asian Bistro features a tasty fusion of Asian (Chinese and Japanese) and Western food combined with solid service for large parties. The decorations -- including a 15(?) foot tall Buddha -- and...More

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was really excited about coming here. Heard great reviews. But this was a meal part of our honeymoon, and mean to be lovely meal. We got here and it looks amazing. But thats the only wow factor we had. The waitress that showed us to...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our lunch at Tao uptown was a most innovative, flavorsome and enjoyable dining experience. The food was not only excellent but beautifully presented.

Thank Noelene88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food wasn't bad, but average and very overpriced. Went with 4 other friends and bill was over $500. Drinks were average as well If you want good food, this is not the place to go. If you want atmosphere, loud music, and ambience, this is...More

Thank rgoyal4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after advice from a friend that this is “the” place to go to in NYC. Well apart from the noisy atmosphere, dull lighting and loud music I did not get the fact that is this a restaurant or a club. Well we ordered...More

1  Thank Vishal K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Tao is good (the orange chicken is delicious and crispy and sweet and spicy, and the coconut shrimp were perfect), but what you really go for is the atmosphere. Rich teens and middle aged women alike will pose and spend ages taking...More

Thank Ina O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch two days ago. Place is extremely popular and busy despite being rather huge. Food was average in my opinion. Duck was not crispy at all and it was full of cinnamon something I did not like. Spring rolls were crispy and...More

Thank Elena C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive: location, food menu, wine list are upper average. We were very pleased with the value for the money, but is was nothing very spectacular. Negative: noise level mainly from too may wannabes (drunk girls’ nights out or drinking NY tens), cleanliness of table and...More

Thank EzPablo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, amazing service and outstanding atmosphere. This is the restaurant that you want visit if you want to be seen. The food is also excellent and the wine was perfectly recommended. Nice job.

Thank 300lwmd
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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.
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29 March 2017|
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Response from Venkatesh D | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely great place to have large group fun night.
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Marpilates
20 November 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
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
  • 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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