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TAO Uptown, New York, NY

TAO Uptown

4.5
4.5
12277 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 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 12,277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy birsthday
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente experiencia y la comida deliciosa
  3. BS

    BenS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Another awesome place, good food great environment, it was busy so we're forgoting for a while, waiter apologize and we were back on track, overall good food, nice place staff was friendly
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is great, drinks are a work of art, perfectly combined
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Tao-tini, triple pork fried rice and the doughnuts were amazing!
  6. TR

    TonyaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food is excellent. Service was good but too fast. Wine is so overpriced.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The table was available on time, but it’s crowded &amp; loud and the ambiance is diminished because of that. Could not really hear music because of the amount of people and chatter …The food was good, pricey for the quality and service was “ok”. I have been here a few times now but not sure if there will be a next?
  8. S

    Sdrunnergrl

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So I have to tip my hat to TAO. We were running behind schedule as we were coming from Newport, NJ across the Hudson and of course it was rush hour and the PATH and NYC subways were packed. I called multiple times to inform TAO we were running late. They were SO accommodating. I was amazed bc when we walked into the restaurant, it was the coolest environment and one in which you'd think they could easily cop an attitude and be snooty and rude but they weren't AT ALL. I was with my two teen sons which could also bring on sneers as the place is definitely more adult-friendly however the server treated the boys with the utmost respect and honored our requests to get the food out ASAP as we had an 8 pm Hamilton show to catch. Service was amazing. Food was INSANELY good. Got the Duck spring rolls as well as the pork dumplings. Got the Chinese broccoli with black bean sauce. My son got the Orange Chicken but this was crazy good - best we've had and I make it homemade and am Korean so for me to even say this was amazing is big! I got the Chilean sea bass - cooked perfectly and so flavorful. My son got the ribs which he devoured. Added an Aperol Spritz for me since temps soared in the 90's that day. Restaurant had the nicest restrooms per my kids. Overall fantastic - recommendation given to me by my Jersey colleague - 5 stars all the way.
  9. SZ

    SarahZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at Tao. Batson is an amazing waiter and deserves 5 stars.
  10. M

    Mikster

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a blast at Tao. Our waitress was amazing! Food and drinks were awesome. Recommend Tao to anyone wanting to have a fun time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food wasn’t as expected and sushi taste bad.
  13. F

    Foodiefromnj

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felix our waiter made the whole night! Great food. Great night!
  14. M

    Melinda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 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 :-)
  15. AD

    AirDog007

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was service.
  16. JG

    JohanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great, everything was at the table really fast and the prices were acceptable
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience!! Seated quickly, fantastic food and the server was very accommodating,
  18. H

    Heightgirl

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and food was great
  20. l

    liannal

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very beautiful &amp; peaceful we enjoy the food and our server was amazing
  21. SS

    ShabiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Hi A lot of noise, The fodd was below average. Nice and unique place. 3 out of 5!
  22. AP

    AnonymousPerson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  23. P

    Puff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is big and spacious. The waiters were very friendly. The food was delicious especially the spareribs and orange chicken.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The scenery was not that nice and food was not that good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet my expectations!
  26. F

    Foody

    Hertfordshire

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic night at TAO Uptown. All the staff were very professional and attentive. The food was excellent.
  27. AZ

    AmirZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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!!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Mediocre food
  32. 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.
  33. 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Mala comida y mal atendido
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 12277 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 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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