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Tao

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Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great ambiance, expensive drinks (but the bartender pours them appropriately, yum!). The servers were always nearby, the glasses were always kept full, and the food was AMAZING!!! I was part of a large party (which they had no trouble seating on a Monday night) and I let someone else do the ordering -- everything was incredible!!! Highly recommended. Only a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would say this is a must when visiting New York. But make sure to prebook in time. When you walk in the door you can already feel the cool atmosphere, and the experience gets better and better. Besides the awesome interior, the service is great and the food was really amazing! Best Asian fusion food I'v had in a... More 

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Thank Andreas K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told about this restaurant and decided to try it . We were not disappointed ! Obviously very popular as it was busy . The food and service was excellent, and the whole ambience of the restaurant really welcoming and relaxing. Would recommend it !

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The lobster dumplings were exceptional. Exceptional. Better then the Lobster ravioli at an exceptional French restaurant the night before. The service was timely and welcoming, and the dishes were well-prepared. We enjoyed the soy ginger glazed salmon with udon noodles and spinach and the crispy coconut shrimp and the Buddha's Harmonized Vegetable Feast for the Minor Gods with Udon Noodles.... More 

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Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service was fantastic and the food equally so. Must order the rock shrimp lettuce wraps and tuna tartare with crispy rice. Amazing.

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Thank Robyn D
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A second visit to this restaurant when in NYC. Great sitting Buddha statue and decor as impressive as the first time. Service is fast and good and good is very good. Tataki was salty but everything else was excellent. Just make sure you make reservations in advance!

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Saturday at 5:30 PM, we had a reservation for four people and were seated promptly. We were under a loudspeaker booming out music so amazingly loud we couldn't talk even with shouting. There were multiple loudspeakers and no table with less noise. It was brain-rattling. We left without ordering.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd already reviewed this place on trip advisor but our hotel recommended this also. Excellent choice. We didn't book but when we arrived we were given a bleeper and only waited about 15 minutes for a table. Really good food, too much to choose from but we had the dim sum for starter (so good) and the orange chicken and... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town celebrating my 50th birthday with 9 girlfriends with varying taste buds so it was a bit of a risk going to this restaurant. That said, we had a wonderful server who was patient in describing the menu and a number of the entrees (we had some food allergies to tend to). Everything as described sounded amazing... More 

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Derby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu for restaurant week lunch - $29 for 3 courses. Had lemongrass shrimp for starters - slightly spicy, but really tasty, Kung Pao Chicken for main, a huge portion but delicious and Peanut Chocolate cake and awesome ice cream for dessert. Fabulous service and setting with oriental features including a massive Buddha!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$80
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Fusion, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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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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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