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TAO Uptown, New York, NY

TAO Uptown

4.5
4.5
12674 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 158 times today
Experiences are available.

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Asian, Chinese

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Mon–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 12,674 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great, but food came out less than 2 minutes after we ordered. We ordered an app, it came out before the drinks. Then we ordered the dinner and it came out within 2 minutes. We had a complete dinner and were out of there in less than an hour. Good for someone in a rush… but we were not in a rush….
  2. KM

    KayleighM

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Me and my friend was really looking forward to coming back to Tao. Unfortunately our expectations was not lived up to. We was sat 30 minutes after our reservation time, with no explanation. After finally being seated no one came over to take a drinks order and the table next to us who was seated after us had their orders taken first. We managed to order after 20 minutes. Once the food arrived, I had to go up and ask for my own cutlery as nobody who worked there seemed to want to make eye contact with us. After our first drinks order no one came to take another and empty glasses sat on our table for an hour. I cannot fault the food but when I am paying that price I want the service to reflect that, unfortunately that was not the case.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Prior to Covid, my husband made a point to come to New York during the Christmas season. We sooooo looked forward to Carbone and Tao. Well, last night was beyond disappointing. We will never go again. The service mirrroed a fast food restaurant. We were so rushed, the orders came out wrong. We order a nice bottle of wine and asked for it to come out prior to our food. It never arrived. We were seated under the air conditioner vent and when we asked to be moved upstairs…….he asked why I didn’t bring my winter coat. It was checked at the door as I did have on a sweater. The server reminded us she was just there to take orders. I will be searching for a new sushi restaurant that still has customer service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was very favorable, the host was delayed and not very happy to be there. They clearly didn’t have sufficient servers on hand, but our server tried her best to help despite the delay in greeting and taking our order.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    Food and ambience was a 10/10. Service on the other hand was terrible. Waitress only came once and came with an attitude. Freddy was a great help. He was the only one that came to our aid all times. Server came to drop off check at the end and no words were exchanged. Felt like we weren’t welcomed at all and we were all uncomfortable after. Prob will never go again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, nice food, excellent service. An overall fantastic experience.
  7. SC

    SouthCarolinaTraveler

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The service was terrible—-starting with the bartender who seemed disinterested and if we were a bother. Waitress had the same attitude. We waited too long for everything. Had to ask three times for water. It was expensive for the lack of experience and not the same Tao we have enjoyed every year we have come to NYC.
  8. w

    wazman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Memorable night and experience. Highly recommend!
  9. TL

    TracieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent from entrance to exit , and was a great spot away from crowds. Brought kids and they enjoyed the duck spring rolls and chicken satay.
  10. CR

    ChristineR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Service and food were amazing!! Tables on first floor were very close together. I coughed a little and thr couple next to me made such a big deal.
  11. JC

    JackelynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff and great food! I loved the view from the second floor.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the best waiter. Thank you
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional as always!
  14. AW

    AubreyW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    When we arrived a sheet printed at hostess desk(normal for allergies) but we had none. They also intentionally covered it with their hand. The hostess who took the paper brought us to a table between the busser station and a group of 15 kids who were about 12 and VERY disruptive. As a former hostess in an equally high end restaurant with a good record, that was not nice. This was a gift for my mother. I will not be returning. Our server was great though and the food was good. They’re clearly elitist in a weird way. NOT worth what I spent by a mile.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was amazing. The dinner options are exceptional and the service was elite. I’ll definitely go back!
  16. m

    markspan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Tao a few times and brought a couple of friends who had never been and they loved it! The wait staff was awesome, very attentive and came by often enough to where we were never in need of anything! And did I mention the food was phenomenal as always!!
  17. b

    brittanyd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was EXCELLENT AND FRESH! Our Waitress was Phenomenal!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The booking was at 815 but we were seated close to 8:55.
  19. BM

    BenM

    Tallahassee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tao was awesome.. atmosphere, service and food quality was outstanding.. large selection of food options on the menu..
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! The sea bass and lo main was amazing!
  21. LA

    LynAnnM

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is always very good service slow but it was very busy. Great table. Food came out hot. Everyone had a great time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. Only problem was although we had a reservation we were still made wait for 30 minutes for our table when there was lots of tables available
  23. VB

    VirginiaB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We arrived early for our res and was gladly accommodated because it was before the dinner rush. Server was very attentive with just our table and one other until he received two more. Then the service slowed. Took a while to get my 2nd drink. Started with Chilean sea bass skewers. Hands down the best app and dinner Tao serves. We also had lobster and shrimp spring rolls which were good but not delicious. Lettuce wraps had a nice cilantro touch. But not over the top for the price. Had chicken pad Thai which had great array of ingredients but lacked flavor. Also tried the kung pao chicken. Which was fried and pungent. Only 2 pieces of pineapple Which was a disappointment. Tried the spicy tuna rolls which were super fresh but agin 0’flavor. For a Pricey night out it was overall was unsatisfactory.
  24. PW

    PurifiedWater

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Nice place, great service, so-so food and super loud. They have a waiting lounge which is awesome to grab some appetizers and drinks while waiting to be seated.
  25. CN

    CassandraN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A must-do if you are in Manhattan. We sat upstairs so the noise was not an issue and the view was great. Order the fortune cookie and donuts for dessert.
  26. CY

    CherylY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional, nestled in a cozy oval booth, great food and ambienance.
  27. EK

    EKCope

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    We had the worst service we've ever had at Tao this visit. Server largely ignored our order and served us what he wanted. Made several errors with order. Never returned to our table after food was served.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great
  29. JC

    JorgeC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the service was great, but they sat us in a shared table which was loud making my group speak loudly to have a normal conversation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was spot on. Splendid. Great vibe. We had three different waiters during our meal. Not sure if that’s normal. Made it a tad confusing. Not a big deal. We will most definitely eat here again when we are back in NYC. The money charged to my card for reservations was not added to my meal. So, I am having to email Open Table about that. No fault of the restaurant.
  31. RK

    RKTEK

    New Orleans

    50 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    If you’re planning on going here for a nice dinner, be prepared for a “frat house” environment. Reserved a 7:00pm dinner on a Tuesday night and was immediately sat on a long banquette with loud, obnoxious and intoxicated parties, seated on either side. We immediately went back to the reception area asked to be moved but, was told we could not be accommodated (even though half the dining room tables were empty). Asked if we could sit upstairs, and we were told it was closed, due to a private event (totally understandable). Before we could leave, they had already seated someone at our table, and still ran our $20 no show reservation fee, on the credit card. Insulting. Usually our favorite stop in midtown but, never again.
  32. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner with family visiting from Spain during Thanksgiving.
  33. CW

    ChristinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always, never disappoints. Food was exquisite.
  34. F

    Fabfoxy

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tao NEVER disappoints me! LOVE YOU TAO! Making me happy for YEARS!! Never change! Love Foxy! 🦊
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Our waitress was outstanding. Food was very bland and unimpressive. Not worth it.
  36. VM

    VanessaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional as it always is and, the atmosphere was upbeat and fun!! Service was great as well!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience! It was my first time trying this place out. I’ve heard great stories about the food and the ambiance. Would definitely recommend it!
  38. a

    anders

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Disney land on steroids all about getting people in and out as fast as possible, used to be great now it’s great for bachelor parties but if you want to have an dinner and conversation forget about it.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing 🤩
  40. K

    Karolina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, so happy our table was upstairs because noise downstairs is unbearable.

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 12674 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 158 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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 Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:45 pm Dinner Mon–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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