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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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“orange chicken” (36 reviews)
“sushi” (132 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

We love Tao, especially at lunch. For $31.50 you get three courses. The lettuce wraps, ribs, hanger steak and orange chicken were a delight. The peach martini was delicious! This restaurant never disappoints. Good service and cool interior too!

Thank NcGhiagirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

There's no doubt this is a tourist location and a celebrity hot spot, BUT the food is amazing, and the wait staff does an amazing job of juggling LOTS of tables. It's expensive, and it's crowded, but it is DEFINITELY worth a visit.

Thank BobLeblaw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here on the advice of a friend and booked in advance. Bit of a wait when we first arrived but a nice bar area to have a pre dinner drink. We were given an electronic buzzer that went off when our table was ready....More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant falls near many of the attractions and contains an excellent ambiance and atmosphere. The menu provides a nice selection of popular dishes and good quality service. We were there during the lunch rush and were left waiting longer than expected for our check....More

Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in February of 2017 we had a business dinner at Tao Uptown with some potential clients, great choice for dinner. Tao is not just an Asian Fusion eatery, it is a great please for entertainment and drinking. The vibe of the place did match...More

Thank Innis774
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a beautiful restaurant with a giant Buddha and that is what you are paying for. The food is extremely expensive. $16 for chicken gyoza appetizer and only got 5 pieces. $42 Chilean sea bass was good. Roast pork lo mein was poor -...More

Thank SoFL-LovetoTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Table of 6 shared 4 appetizers and 5 entrees and were very happy. We sat on the 2nd level and could see all of the cool decor including the giant Buddah and coy pond. The salmon and seabass were excellent. The lettuce wraps with chicken...More

Thank Patty V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch without reservation. The atmosphere was very good, friendly personal. The menu looked good and we ordered starters to share. The portions were large so we ordered more starters for having different kind of tastes.

Thank Harm H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were told they were running late and our table wasn’t ready. After 30 minutes we returned to the desk and asked what the problem was. Apparently we couldn’t get to our table until the bar tab was paid. This was already paid....More

Thank BallerinaBL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met with family at this location, and enjoy a wonderful fixed-price lunch. Atmosphere is wonderful, and the staff moves quietly and with ease as they serve up great food.

Thank goalee111
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
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kevin l
23 April 2017|
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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.
29 March 2017|
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Response from Venkatesh D | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely great place to have large group fun night.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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