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TAO Uptown, New York, NY

TAO Uptown

4.5
4.5
12300 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 94 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 12,300 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. HM

    HannahM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Lovely food but terrible service, seemed really chaotic and disorganised even though the restaurant wasnt that busy. Very slow service left you thinking you had been forgotten about.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The scallops were amazing!
  3. P

    Parm

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good place to go, food was lovely and portions were more generous than expected and we struggled to finish!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come to the city we come to Tao. It has been one of you favorites for a long time and never disappoints.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Experience and Food
  6. CS

    CSam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my anniversary. Beautiful place, perfect musics and even more prefect food. Worth every penny.
  7. DJ

    DJames

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    A bit overpriced, space is very loud and service was spotty. Food was tasty however. Our first waiter completely forgot about us until we flagged down another waiter. Thankfully the second waiter apologized and provided excellent service afterwards.
  8. SA

    SamiraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great choice for a birthday dinner! The drinks are really good.
  9. KK

    KitongaK

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress by the name of PRECIOUS was above and beyond in guiding us as we ordered different items for a party of seven people.. Recommend PRECIOUS!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner. Great food and ambiance
  11. c

    carlosg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been for dinner and excellent environment. This time we had lunch and it’s quieter than dinner and meals as always… delicious. Ask for their lunch menu and will be surprised!!!
  12. L

    Lbed

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience1
    Worst meal and service in NYC. A glorified PF Chang’s - would not recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  14. RH

    RalphH

    New York Area

    269 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    269 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and extra friendly service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was that they gave us a terrible table, by the kitchen. Next to our table were upside down chairs, like stored chairs. The view was terrible, we have been here before and we couldn’t even enjoy the ambience because we were cornered up. Usually my open table reservation gets me good seating assignment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait staff were wonderful, The food was exquisite! The atmosphere was exciting and upbeat.
  17. DA

    DimaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was very good and nicely presented Drink we took was ok and not nice presentation for a cocktail . I didn’t like the fact the waitress didn’t advise us on the quantity to order and she recommended to order more and we ended up packing half the food and giving it to homeless ( at least that was good).
  18. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too much noise at the restaurant, i can heard the waitress enough
  19. I

    Indy

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, food and service was absolute wonderful!
  20. AM

    AvnerM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    For reservation we were charged for 20$ , forgot to mention, nor anyone asked- and lost it!! I have the reservation and the bill. Food was on the lower grade, greasy, thick covered prawns. Too expensive for what we had. Was much better in the past. Don’t have any plans to return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Happy birsthday
  22. EC

    ElizabethC

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance, food and staff!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente experiencia y la comida deliciosa
  24. BS

    BenS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    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
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    TonyaR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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?
  29. S

    Sdrunnergrl

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  30. SZ

    SarahZ

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance was great
  32. M

    Mikster

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

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

    Foodiefromnj

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    Melinda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    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 :-)
  37. AD

    AirDog007

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was service.
  38. JG

    JohanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

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

    Heightgirl

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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.

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 12300 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 94 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 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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