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TAO Uptown, New York, NY

TAO Uptown

4.5
4.5
12270 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pan-Asian

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 $31.50 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu year round.

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Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 888-2288

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tin Huynh

  • 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! <br />

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Rolfe: (877) 774-9002

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    Park & Madison

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations require a deposit of $10 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off the bill at the end of your visit. If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, we ask that you do so by 10:00pm the day prior in order to receive a refund. Any cancellations made after 10:00pm will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that during these unprecedented times, all reservations have a 90 minute dining limit. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 12,270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you’re not from the area &amp; are looking for some place to eat and drink with your friends, this place is PERFECT! Loved the DJ, drinks &amp; food were amazing! Definitely coming back.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food wasn’t as expected and sushi taste bad.

  3. F

    Foodiefromnj

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Felix our waiter made the whole night! Great food. Great night!

  4. M

    Melinda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We celebrated at Tao for our 13 year old Victoria's Birthday. Our waiter for the evening was William, and he was fantastic! She has a tree nut allergy and he was extremely attentive in making sure she was able to eat everything that came to the table, if a dish had tree nuts in it, he would check with the cook to see if it's something they could change or he made another recommendation on what to try. The food was amazing. They had a full house when we came but the staff made sure check on us to see if we needed anything, and was extremely thoughtful. One of the managers also came to checkin on our table (I hate I forgot her name) but she was nice as well, and just wanted to check in. The ladies at the host stand let us know although we had reservations for 6pm, there was a private event at 8pm, and wanted to make sure we were okay with the timing. I appreciated the open and honestness about it instead of having us come in and rushing us through dinner, they were transparent right from jump. Extremely professional and sweet to our daughter and to us. 10/10 recommend. Ambience amazing, food wonderful, staff fantastic, and cleanliness stellar. Thank you Tao :-)

  5. AD

    AirDog007

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent as was service.

  6. JG

    JohanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The atmosphere was great, everything was at the table really fast and the prices were acceptable

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall great experience!! Seated quickly, fantastic food and the server was very accommodating,

  8. H

    Heightgirl

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for a friend’s birthday and got the $59 dollar lunch. Everything was delicious and super large servings! The staff could not have been nicer.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful and food was great

  10. l

    liannal

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is very beautiful &amp; peaceful we enjoy the food and our server was amazing

  11. SS

    ShabiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Hi A lot of noise, The fodd was below average. Nice and unique place. 3 out of 5!

  12. AP

    AnonymousPerson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    It was okay but food was overpriced. The chocolate lava cake did not have “lava” and chocolate was in chunks. The vegetables were salty too.

  13. P

    Puff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The restaurant is big and spacious. The waiters were very friendly. The food was delicious especially the spareribs and orange chicken.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The scenery was not that nice and food was not that good

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meet my expectations!

  16. F

    Foody

    Hertfordshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a fantastic night at TAO Uptown. All the staff were very professional and attentive. The food was excellent.

  17. AZ

    AmirZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Too loud (I could barely hear the waitress from the end of the table), but overall great atmosphere, very energetic, and most important - DELICIUS FOOD!!

  18. ML

    MaikenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Kung pao chicken was Amazing! Chocolate cake was also Amazing! The service was great.

  19. R

    Roslyn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good time great food I can’t wait to go again

  20. FM

    FereM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Comida con amigos donde probamos varios small plates y Plato’s principales, todo muy bueno y muy rico

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Mediocre food

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Loud music and also we got a table just next to a big children party, we could hardly hear each other during the dinner. We skipped the desert and went to another place.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    Much too “chainy” of a feel. Felt rushed. Food came quick like it was under a heat lamp. Bad experience

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Mala comida y mal atendido

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    waitress was insanely good looking AND a great waitress.

  26. D

    Donatella

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Nice experience, second time I go there. My Italian friends were incredibly happy and the place was really appreciated.

  27. JB

    JB84

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    The sushi rolls and gyoza were good but overpriced. The branzino was unavailable so I ordered the scallops; also unavailable. Then I asked our waitress if the Pad Thai was good and of course she said yes. It was not. The noodles were not pan fried at all like most good pad Thai and the sauce was way too sweet with no heat or spice. My wife ordered another gyoza appetizer as her entrée but then tried in vain for 10 minutes to get the server’s attention to get the sauce she wanted on the side. The drinks and sake were just OK.

  28. HT

    HenningT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, ambiance and customer service. My spouse has dairy intollerance, and our waitor helped us out splendidly. Tao might just be the best restaurant I have ever attended. 10/10, most certainly will come back the next time we’re in NYC.

  29. SO

    StevenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent, so were drinks and dessert. It was a Saturday and very packed so the service was a little slow but I guess that’s to be expected, and our waiter worked with us so that made the experience better.

  30. SM

    SusanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Paolo was fantastic and food and atmosphere was terrific!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Order whatever Precious suggests on the menu, it was exceptional and she was amazing!

  33. N

    Nara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At TAO we liked everything- great food, excellent service, beautiful music and ambience. Will be back for sure!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Muy buena experiencia , nos lo habían recomendado y nos quedamos encantados, sobre todo por el trato de todo el servicio . Muy amables y respetuosos dándonos todo los consejos posibles muy bien

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Vibe was good but the food was a bit overrated.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing time (as usual) at TAO with friends! Everything was great as simple as that - outstanding service, tasty and delicious food, and the ambiance amazing as usual. Definitely one of the best restaurants out there.

  37. CS

    ChrisS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Food was fair. Service was very slow. Overall disappointing experience.

  38. S

    Stui

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Booked for 8pm. Paid deposit. Confirmed booking. Arrived on time. Waited until 8.40 to be seated to our table. Then 20 mins to take out drinks order. No real apology. Never again

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Despite having a reservation had to wait for 40 minutes before being seated at the table. What’s the point in making a reservation???

  40. N

    Nicki

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal, as always! Management and front staff were so accommodating. Sam, our waitress, was also great and the food and drinks were amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from TAO Uptown using the Order Online button. TAO Uptown also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. TAO Uptown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 888-2288.

TAO Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 12270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 100 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for TAO Uptown

42 East 58th Street New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park & Madison

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    4, 5, 6 Trains at 59th Street R, N, W Trains at 5th Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tin Huynh

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 888-2288

  • 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! <br />

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Rolfe: (877) 774-9002

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