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TAO Uptown

4.4
4.4
12880 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 136 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 of the final 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. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Dinner Reservation

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    All reservations require a deposit of $10 per person, regardless of the party size. This deposit will be taken off of the final 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. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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What 12,880 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was rather underwhelming, and unfortunately, so were the drinks.
  2. AG

    AGNYC

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, food is excellent!
  3. R

    Rondon1

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tao never gets old. We went there for our wedding anniversary. We picked this place because it was my husband and I favorite place when dating. It brought many special memories. The food was outstanding, the chef is very creative in plate presentation and flavors
  4. D

    Delicious

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservation was easy. Table read when we got there. Special Martini delicious. Peiking Duck for Two, delicious. My scallops with curry sauce, perfect.
  5. NM

    NandaMo

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We showed up for our reservation, but since we added a guest we were not able to keep our table at the scheduled time. So we started with drinks and appetizers in the lobby area (service was not good, we had to beg for glasses after getting a bottle of champagne). Around 730, they managed to get a table for our party. We had two bills, one downstairs and the other one from the dining room and the $40 bucks from the reservation was not discounted. Now I need to go after the place for that. Bad management and service.
  6. J

    Jourdan

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Took 30 minutes after reservation to sit. Party of 6 took almost 3 hours. Had to keep asking for things - service was slow for drinks, food, clearing, etc. Food was great.
  7. O

    Outstanding

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal!
  8. C

    Chip

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The venue was amazing. The waitress and table service was great. Thorough efficient and thoughtful. It is odd to make a reservation for 7pm then sit for 20 minutes waiting for a table. Also the front desk couldn’t find my reservation and she was like “can you show me your reservation?” Leaving me feeling accused as opposed to taking on the error herself and saying something like “I’m sure we have your reservation could you share it with me to help me find it faster?” But that was it. It would also be helpful if you had a specific vegan menu. It’s not clear if the vegetarian options are truly vegetarian (no fish sauce or chicken broth etc.) Buddakan does a great job of this. Other that those items I was happy to see you busy packed and serving amazing food with great service. I will be back again and again
  9. D

    Daniel

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great lunch; the price fixe was a very good menu and the server was outstanding- a real pleasure and delicious meal . Look forward to going back
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent from beginning to end
  11. SE

    ShawnE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Was very disappointed with our server, Kimberly. Made a sour face when we asked her to put the duck in front of the meat eaters, did not bring water till much later, and lastly: The Martini was too strong, it had too much alcohol in it. When we asked her to change it, she started patronising us on how Martinis have 3oz of alcohol, and how our tolerances change from day to day, and being passive aggressive because we didn’t like the drink. Not only is it inappropriate to talk back to a customer who has not done anything wrong, it is absurd to be treated this way at what is a very expensive restaurant. It ruined the great vibes in the restaurant and made it clear that we are unwelcome (because we don’t know what a Martini is, right?) We are not paying $100/head before drinks to be patronised on what a good Martini is. Just change the drink and don’t argue next time. Tao Downtown is way better. To Tao management: you should have a word with this employee, as issues like this could be costing you long term customers.
  12. MA

    MAYRAR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing energy, delicious food and great staff. I will definitely visit again.
  13. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tao Tini and Lychee Martini blended well.. Rock Shrimp appetizer and Sashimi excellent choices and super fresh. Peking duck better than most Peking Duck House restaurants. Lobster in black bean sauce, yummy..
  14. MB

    MelissaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was pretty good but not as amazing as it was hyped up to be for the price. It seemed like we got caught in the void of lunch and dinner shifts by going at 4:00 because the wait staff seemed to forget about us and I had to ask twice for a lychee martini (but it was delicious) and we saw people who arrived well after us get served well before. I had the wasabi steak and it was perfectly cooked but the seasoning was not that great. My daughters had rice dishes and thought they were great. The giant fortune cookie was fun and delicious.
  15. JB

    JosueB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Everwas ok, except that the waiter took too long ro check on the table after we sitted, we want to order drinks and in one time we waited 15 minutes to order, than there was a gentleman with black suit with a mije like a secret service officer that came to our table in a not to a proffecional manners he nade kind of fun on us, we dislike his approach, but I'm used to that kind of treatment as I'm Black Latino.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Tao Uptown should not take reservations past 9:00pm. We have been to the Downtown location, but we decided to try Uptown for a birthday celebration. Once we arrived at the restaurant we were seated and had our first server come to our table after 5-10 minutes. He had no expression, seemed irritated and asked what we wanted to drink. He brings our drinks slams them on the table and races off. We don’t see him for the rest of the night. To me this was promising. I thought we may have a chance to get a better more friendly server. I was wrong. The next server comes to our table about 10 minutes after we got our drinks. It’s 9:30 now, and she doesn’t say hello, doesn’t ask if we want to order another drink, doesn’t say anything other than, “Are you ready to order our kitchen closes at 10:00pm” (Keep in mind Open table let’s you make reservations until 9:45. We got there at 9 and did not have a server come take our order until 9:30.) A few minutes later we put in our order. The sever still seems irritated. We get our food around 10, eat and expect to have a dessert to celebrate the birthday. That apparently was not possible. She brings out 3 strawberries cut in half with a lit candle in one and says sorry our kitchen was closed. Still no smile, no personality, no sincerity. We pay and leave. I definitely will not be going back to that location and feel bad for anyone that has a 9:00pm or later reservation.
  17. s

    shea

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The tuna Pringles are to die for. It comes with 3 and honestly you should get 2 orders
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Birthday. Unfortunately it felt like we were seated and ignored. I had to constantly call the service people over foot water or anything.
  19. FM

    FelipeM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. The place is very cool and the food exotic
  20. AC

    AmandaC

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Booked a reservation at 7p for 3 people, showed up 10 minutes prior & waited 40 minutes to be seated. The hostess explained that it was due to the upstairs being closed off for a private event. We decide to wait up at the bar and grab a drink prior to being seated- as we were placing orders with the bartender, my friend asked if they are able to make a Mocktail. The bartender flatly says “no” to which she laughed (because she thought he was kidding), and he responds “I said we don’t, pick another drink.” When I was closing out the tab so we could go to our table, I asked another bartender if we could grab the check, and he went over to get it, when the original bartender who made our drinks walked over to us. He had a check in hand, which I assumed might be ours, so I reached out thinking he was handing it to me. He snapped at me, saying “ASK to close out” then walked away. A couple seated on the end of the same table (shared) used their phone flashlight to look at the menu throughout the entire meal, which was blaring right in our eyes throughout the meal. Our waitress was really good- she made recommendations for food placement, & was attentive throughout the entire meal. And told us they DO make mocktails! The 2 star review is based off the terrible bartender experience, atmosphere & the food being mediocre in comparison to price. I know there are other locations of Tao and it shows in a negative light unfortunately, pumping out quantity instead of quality.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner with my daughter after Phantom of The Opera
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday celebration. So I didn’t like the long wait. Our reservations was at 8pm and we didn’t get seated until 9:03pm. So I wasn’t to happy about that. But once we got start. The server, the amazing outstanding food, the vibe, and the fantastic dessert I would give this restaurant a 12/10. We really enjoyed ourselves. Everything we ate was amazing. Thank you for a great experience. Can’t wait to come back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Such a delicious meal. The service was great until the very end when our waitress was staffed with a large party. But overall it was amazing and everything we had hoped for
  24. WM

    WillM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Wonderful evening and seems like a popular place.
  25. TS

    TaraS

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    TERRIBLE! Had to squeeze into my seat..then they brought the entree before the apps. We complained and I watched them leave the food on a table…then five minutes later they brought the apps WITH the food including the sushi that had been sitting on the table. We complained to the server and the manager came over and “explained” why they do things that way. Unbelievable!! We asked the people next to us if all of their food was brought at the same time and they said no. How dare he try and tell us why we were wrong! Food was worse then the food I pay $2 for at my local chinese restaurant. They also brought the food right after my cocktail..no wait at all. It was like they were rushing us out…and seeing how bad the food and ambiance were…we were more than happy to leave.
  26. s

    savgirl

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our server. So kind, and a bright and welcoming presence about him. The spicy tuna on crispy rice was AMAZING and the dumplings were perfect. Sushi was incredible as well, especially the chefs roll. They brought a lovely dessert for our friends birthday. What a lovely experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday!
  28. XG

    XoeyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish food , great service , we were sat quickly and the scenery is beautiful
  29. EL

    ElieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was amazing. Service was good except one thing I wish My waitress told me that what I ordered On the menu was 250 dollars it didn’t say that price on the menu.. I wish you guys could just let people know for future references. But everything was good and amazing scenery and music and DJ was very good.
  30. AO

    AlexeiOrlov

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It just simply feels a little bit dated and a bit shabby. Service was excellent. Food was good but nowhere near as Signature as some of its competitors.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and ambiance were both amazing! Our waiter was not superb.
  32. R

    Rocky

    New York Area

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful establishment for lunch. Delicious food and beautiful venue.
  33. HB

    HannahB

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Service was a bit slower than normal for lunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends in town for first NYC visit. Wanted to give them the Manhattan experience and TAO never fails. Our server was phenomenal. Great recommendations and just the right level of attention, thank you Batson!! Liche martinis never disappoint .
  35. SP

    SandyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    TAO Uptown never disappoints. The waitstaff is terrific! Food delish. Well worth it.
  36. IS

    IsabellaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The 30 dollars that you make to reserve never was included in the bill
  37. W

    Whitney417

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance, nice decor, food was mediocre and the drinks were nasty.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was trash not worth the money
  39. CQ

    CapricornQueen

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I was expecting better customer service. They were inattentive and if I didn’t let them know I was ready to order my food I would have probably been there waiting all night. The food was delicious ambience was on point it was just the server and customer service that was poor.
  40. ER

    ERANN

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, service provided was amazing and food was great!

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 4.4 stars by 12880 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 136 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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