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Tao Uptown

4.5
10348 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Wednesday: 5:00pm- 12:00am, Thursday – Saturday: 5:00pm – 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 888-2288
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Villa
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Catering
Enjoy TAO classics catered to the venue of your choice. Our off-premise catering services range from a small drop off and set up for 10 people, to an off-premise event for thousands. TAO signature dishes, including our famous Chilean Sea Bass, Kung Pao Chicken, Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon, Coconut Shrimp, and our wide selection of Sushi, will be delivered right to your door. Use us for your next birthday celebration, office luncheon, family gathering, or Super Bowl party. Always a Happy Ending!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park & Madison
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Public transit
4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue
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Special events & promotions
For all parties of 15 or more please inquire with our banquet department at 212-399-3097.

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

TAO NY has hosted all styles of private parties, including movie premieres, corporate affairs, holiday receptions, business meetings and social events. TAO has accommodations available for 16 to 1000 guests for everything from seated dinners to buffet receptions and cocktail parties.

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What 10348 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent Food, Service and setting.
Expensive; $82 for pot stickers, 2 beers, and 2 noodle dishes.

This is an expense account kind of place.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server over charged us by $150 and when brought to her attention it was very nonchalant and oh that’s what happens when you don’t use a calculator. She never told a manager because in a restaurant of this quality a manager would have been over to us in minutes apologizing. I didn’t however call the next day and speak to a manager who handheld the situation perfectly and turned out bad experience around. Clare is her name and really showed she cared and would take care of this situation.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Heerlijk gegeten bij TAO Uptown. We begonnen nerven lekkere fles Malbec. Daarna 3 starters gekozen, Crispy Tuna roll, Peking Duck spring roll en Salmon, Tuna, Albacaore tataki. Echt 3 top gerechtjes.

Daarna gegaan voor de Crispy Orange Chicken en de Mandarin Sizzled Fried Rice with Roasted Pork. Wel veel maar ook erg lekker.

Het enige misschien te noemen minpunt kan zijn : het is een druk restaurant. Tafeltjes dicht op elkaar. Wij hebben er geen last van gehad omdat de sfeer, service en het eten heel veel vergoeden.

Echt een aanrader in New York

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food, our server Johnny is the best! I frequent Tao at least once a month.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Tao turned into a total tourist trap.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

the food is very good. the flavors erupt on your in mouth

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fist class staff made a special occasion even more special. Thank u

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We went for my boyfriends birthday. The drinks were good but food had no taste. They never came to refill our water. Totally over rated.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went away for the weekend with my bf. By far our favorite meal 👌🏽!!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an early reservation show we can make the show. The seating was quick, but in a location that I thought was poor at best, it was right by where the staff came in an out. There were many tables available so it was hard to believe that a reservation got a table like that for a birthday celebration. The service was ok, we constantly had to get our waiters attention in order to get things rather that the waiter checking to see if thing are needed such as drinks, plates, etc

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved it! Food was exceptional!! From appetizers to dessert

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was great, atmosphere happening, but the busboy kept trying to clear the table before we were done. Probably won't be back since there are so many other choices.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Très bonne expérience.cadre agréable. Plats délicieux et copieux

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was too expensive for the service provided. The waiter was not as nice as I would have expected and it was far as good as I remember it from a couple of years ago. The three times I was in NY I went there, but now I'm not sure whether I'll go back..

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The house wine by the glass - a Chardonnay and a Pinot noir was very disappointing. Slightly felt like they were going through the motions although the food and atmosphere was very good.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

EVERYTHING WAS GOOD BUT LONG TIME WAITING BETWEEN DISHES. I THINK THE PROBLEM WAS THR KITCHEN.
THE AMBIENCE, DECOR, PEOPLE AND SERVICE WAS GOOD.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It was rather mediocre . Definitely over hyped and over priced

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved our experience will be back again

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A truly memorable meal. Delicious food, beautifully presented, attentive staff and a buzzing atmosphere. Would recommend without hesitation.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This restaurant is living on it's reputation and whilst the food was good I expected better . It was very busy , lot's of children and charging uptown prices which were over the top I'm afraid for the food and drinks available . Sorry TAO

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicous food in a great and very nicely decorated place

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food, great atmosphere only a bit noisy.. Music was too loud

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place is great! Food is great! Shrimp or chicken Pad thai and/or the crispy shrimps with coconut and peanut sauce are great!!

The only lowlight is the hostesses. They are a little bit rude and unpolite. The restaurant should give them some lessons on how to better treat customers; this since they are the first impression of the customers when arriving at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love the food at Tao uptown. Is on the pricey side but the food quality and ambience make up for it. Try the chocolate dessert. It's to die for.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was excellent. Only negative was that we did not enjoy sharing a table with another couple at opposite end of table. We wanted a more private dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very beautiful place, amazing food and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Awesome experience. Great waitstaff. Family style sharing. Was fun. Portion sizes were perfect

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was totally disappointing!! First we got there 9:35 because our reservation was at 9:45 and we wanted to be on time
They seated us until 10:35!!! The hostess’ attitude wasn’t helpful at all
The waiter received us with an excellent attitude and service. Although the food wasn’t what we expected.
The worst thing was that in the table in front of us were a guy with two women having sex and making out a long time and neither the waiters nor security people did anything!!!
We were having dinner with our teen daughters and this was a terrible and uncomfortable experience which we did not expect to find in a restaurant like this.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good dinner, pricey but it's NYC. I'd come back and get a lot of small plates instead of the entree.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was a great dining experience at Tao!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The host was sweet and friendly but did not know anything about the different wines. Strange for such a known and expensive restaurant. The food was very very simpel. No herbs, nothing special at all and certainly not price worthy. The spinach was just stoved. No herbs, no sauce and then there was just plain cold vegetables thrown on top of it. My son of 12 can cook that. The dish from my partner. Just the same.. A normal dish I would cook myself. And I'm a bad cook. I was really really unsatisfied. And then we wanted to pay with mastercard and it did not worked because the machine was to old they said...
Horrible experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved it. Not the first time there. Very good and creative food. A huge space. Good background music. Despite the crowds - quiet enough for a conversation.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food has always been excellent!! It’s a great place for friends getting together.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had an impromptu mother-daughter outing in NYC and ended it on a high note at Tao Uptown. Our server was entertaining as well as attentive. The food...the most delicious sushi ever! We will come back here for a pre-theater dinner or a birthday. It is a super fun place.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We loved the food, the service and as it was my granddaughter 18th Birthday celebration they gave us a lovely table upstairs and with the dessert we had 2 candles for her to blow and happy birthday written with chocolate.
An unforgettable dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food! Excellent ambiance! Good drinks and service!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Overall good experience: location, setting, food, service

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A must if you like Asian food. Rochelle our waitress knew we had Theatre ticket..the food came out fast and exceptional..5 stars!

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