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TAO Uptown, New York, NY

TAO Uptown

4.5
4.5
12406 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 116 times today
Experiences are available.

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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 12,406 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KG

    KevinG

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant is very pretentious. On one hand they charge in advance, have a dress code but all orders have to be placed together. You cannot order as a 3 course meal!!! Felt like ordering in Macdonalds
  2. Y

    Yaya

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Très moyen
  4. JV

    JonasV

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Tao’s food was excellent but we really got the feeling we were pushed to finish our three course dinner as soon as possible to make the table available for the next guests. Given the money we spent for a party of five, they should not push you to consummate asap and pay the bill.
  5. MA

    MadalinaA

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Extremely rude waiter that couldn’t answer basic questions about menu. We had a good time despite the fact that he made us feel like he had better things to do than work there the entire time he interacted with us.
  6. JB

    JonB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is really cool, the decor and everything about the atmosphere is perfect. The service was phenomenal and the food is above all. I ordered the thai sweeat and spicy shrimp, it was so good! Words can't do justice to describe it but I could easily eat that all the time lol my wife and I had the molten chocolate cake and it was a fantastic dessert! The cake is under what looks like a square box, fyi it's custom molded chocolate and it is excellent! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!
  7. MJ

    MuttJeff

    Orlando

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent quality. Our server, Sam, was awesome!!
  8. LS

    LaShawnA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My all time favorite restaurant. Had to give them 4 out of 5 stars because we made reservations for 9pm, arrived early and still weren’t called to come to our seats until a little after 9:30pm. This is especially noteworthy because we had to put a deposit down for the reservation. If we had to pay in advance, the least they could do is have our table ready, at least within 5-10 minutes of our reservation.
  9. JD

    JakeD

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere and amazing food! Sushi is creative and small plates are actually big! One person in our party said that this New York Uptown location was even better than the Las Vegas TAO location!! I could not argue with that sentiment.
  10. T

    Tonya

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time at Tao Uptown! It was just as amazing as the first time! I had the Scallops with the Red Thai Curry. The scallops were cooked to perfection. The Red Curyy chefs kiss! Our server Carnie was so nice and really looked like she enjoyed doing what she does. Dimly lit atmosphere on a Saturday night 645 reservation. For appetizers I had the yummy duck rolls. I also had nigir Tuna, smoked salmon and Hamachi. So good, so fresh immaculate. I also enjoyed the lychee martinis and Lotus blossom, both equally refreshing and delicious. I will be back! Thanks Carnie !
  11. JG

    JoiG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I wish all locations had the same menu
  12. RO

    RichardO

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Poor service. Food served cold.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and beyond phenomenal service!
  14. t

    truscica

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great except very slow on busing plates and serving bowls that were empty. Table looked crowded with empty things. Otherwise food was delicious. Love the entire look of Tao. Regardless of the 1 negative, the staff in general are nice. Would go back many times over
  15. SR

    SRVP

    Exclusive

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The interior setting of the restaurant is beautiful which is why we chose to have a special lunch with our granddaughter. The food was unremarkable and given the pan Asian character of the restaurant the appetizer choices seem rather limited. I ordered lobster with kimchi Rice dish and it was no better than anything from a fast Chinese delivery place. The quantity of lobster was minuscule and it was over cooked. A large serving came to the table without a cover so it cooled much too rapidly. The drinks were fine and the server was pleasant. Not quite the level of attention and food quality we expected.
  16. J

    James

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wait staff was attentive, prompt, and helpful explaining the menu. Banana pudding desert is fantastic.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfecto, excelente servicio
  18. L

    Leobalbyny

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to go food it’s very good the ambiance it’s amazing little price but works to go
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my son on holiday trip to NYC. Excellent atmosphere and food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great! Food was amazing and the ambience is amazing. Definitely recommended a 10/10
  21. K

    Kim1134

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I have always loved this place but every time I go back, I love it less. The space is really cool and the food is good but it feels like a Disneyland factory nowadays. We were in and out in an hour and not by choice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    They were great! Accommodated for extra people who decided to join our party last minute :)
  23. ES

    ESS177

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Restaurant Week menu was excellent, and one of the better values I have recently experienced. The vegetable roll was a bit bland, but the salmon was very good. Service was friendly but not super attentive - we had to ask to have our water re-filled, dessert was served without there being any utensils, etc.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great family “end of vacation” dining experience!
  25. S

    Saeed

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had an amazing anniversary dinner at Tao. The ambience and decor was 10/10. Service was a little slow, but they were quite busy. Food was great! We got veggie dumplings, sushi, wagyu ribeye and a side of broccolini. Great portion sizes for the price, great flavor. For the dessert, the giant fortune cookie was so good! Little personal touches like a handwritten happy anniversary note and candles w/ dessert took it over the top. I had a great time. Highly recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a GREAT experience! BIG shout out to the manager Corey, server Connie and bartender Will who made my quick birthday dinner with my best friend an AMAZING one :)
  27. H

    Halaa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time here. The food and service were great. The ambience was perfect, not too noisy. I definitely recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone's meal was fantastic!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Table way to small for 6 people and for food and plate Sharing
  30. NE

    NicklausE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary. The place is really nice so, that helps set the mood. The food is ok. I thought it would be different but it’s regular like the reviews say. I had the honey glazed Salmon. It was tasteless. My girl had the orange chicken. it was good and fresh. Desserts look and taste way better. This place is good for pics not food.
  31. JM

    JayM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Haven’t been there in over 15 yrs.Still a great place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food, ambience and service! Our 3rd time and always blown away
  33. JM

    JoharaM

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular venue! Like nothing in NY. If you want a different experience with a great ambiance, this is the place. Great food and family style. The sushi was amazing. We had a very good time. Try the Tao’tini….will definitely go back soon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was poor, salty, tasteless, and only a large amount of food was the level of a family restaurant.
  35. SG

    SrikantG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The staff was very accommodative and attentive toward our large group. Excellent service and food.
  36. TH

    TimH

    Atlanta

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I ate here many years ago and it was considered the place to go. Now, the staff VERY slow. Checked in at waitress stand for 11:30am reservation. Only 1 other table was filled in the restaurant but we sat there until reminding them again we were ready to sit. Then ordered and asked for some condiments to accompany the entre. Entre came and no condiments. Asked two assistant waiters (no english spoken) if they could bring it and had to ask both times. Our waiter did not return to ask us how things were until check time despite them only having about 10 full tables in the entire place. Had Orange Chicken and was quite expensive for the portion size and more like Panda Express quality. Really was looking forward to going there again after all these years but you can tell they are living on reputation only and it showed in the crowd-very sparse for lunch in Manhattan. There are soooo many good restaurants down there. This one has seen its finer days years ago.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s great place!!
  38. RB

    RobinsonB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Even with a Reservation and arriving on time, we were seated a half hour later. Not nice
  39. KN

    KelliN

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, AS ALWAYS!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff, good vibe, good food which arrived quickly

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 12406 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 116 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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