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  • Asian Fusion, Sushi, Cocktails
  • 42 E 58th St, New York NY10022 40.762773 -73.97143
  • (Btwn Park & Madison Ave)
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  • (212) 888-2288
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User Ratings (Based on 186 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 2.9
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 888-2288
(212) 888-4148
Place Order:
Order From TAO for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Private Parties Major Credit Cards
Mon-Wed: 11:30am -1am Thu-Fri: 11:30am-2am Sat: 5pm-2am Sun: 5:pm-1am
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Delivery, Gluten-Free, Good for Groups, Late Night, Live Music, Lunch Special, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, People Watching, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
50th to 66th St; 3rd to 6th Ave

User Reviews

  • TAO

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/30/2008

    Expect to wait

    Visited Tao last night, with an 8.30 reservation. We had to wait in a very overcrowded noisy bar and didn't get seated for our dinner until 9.50, and this was only after we complained a number of times to the seating staff. We we finally were seated, it was directly under a speaker that had very loud, annoying music, so loud infact that you had to shout to the person next to you to be heard. While the food was great and the table service excellent we wont be going back. This is not the place to have a romantic evening.

  • TAO

    Posted by Jackie says on 03/27/2008

    Poor experience

    I went to Tao Restaurant in NYC tonight for my twin friends birthday. We had made reservations one month prior. Upon our arrival we were treated as if we were garbage that had blown in from 58th street. Our food was average to say the least. My rare yellow fin tuna was overcooked. I would have never sent it back but I found it incredibly rude that our waiter never even approached our table to see how everything was. We were never asked if we wanted any more wine and God knows we could have used another drink after that. We had to ask two managers for our waiter and were brushed off as if we were stupid chicks. First off, I am sure that I have more education in my pinky than they all had put together. To top it all off, the managers seemed completely un-phased that we were completely dissatisfied with our service. In a nutshell, save your money and go to your local cheap Asian restaurant. In essence with the service that Tao provides it's really the better option!

  • TAO

    Posted by E F, Dublin, Ireland on 03/21/2008

    Poor Service, wonderful food

    I went to Tao with my boyfriend on March 11th. We had been looking forward to it for ages as we had heard great things. What a disappointment in terms of service though. We were delayed in being seated but that happens, I know. no major apologies about this though. Our waiter brought my starter but forgot my boyfriends. When we called him about this he said 'Oh the kitchen rarely mess up on stuff like that. It happens about once every 2 months and because it hardly happens, I let it slide". We were appalled. We were also really cramped in beside the next table and were very conscious that they could hear our whole conversaion and we could hear theirs. We left less than 10% tip and were approached on our way down the stairs on leaving by a manager who said he was tasked with asking people why they left tips under 10%. We explained about our waiter and he apologised which was at least something. The food was absolutely amazing though and if Tao ever start doing take-out, I would like to be the first to know!

  • TAO

    Posted by Jennifer on 03/18/2008


    I have been frequenting Tao since 2003 and I am surprised to read negative reviews. Tao is the absolute best restaurant in NYC. Be expected to pay around $60 to $70 per person without drinks – this is not bad considering it’s a three course meal. The lobster wontons and duck spring rolls are out of this world! The braised shrimp its great too. The service is always great and they never rush you. Besides, the Giant Fortune Cookie makes up for any bad experience you may have – get it with double white chocolate mousse – YUM

  • TAO

    Posted by Audrey on 03/14/2008

    Totally loved it!

    One of the trendiest spots in Manhattan. A place that you can indulge yourself dressing up. I think the food was very good and they adjusted some of the strong Asian flavors to western tastebud. I am Asian, and I still totally loved it. I remembered the avocado and blahblah Rolls, grilled black cod fish, crab cakes. It's not a cheap place but hey, it's not really too expensive comparing to many other places in NYC. p.s: better prepare 1 dollar tip when you are using the bathroom the second time - I did.

  • TAO

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/24/2008

    Not recommended

    I've eaten at Tao Las Vegas and now New York. They are totally polar opposites in service that is. Tao New York was a complete nightmare. We had 8pm reservations, however, we weren't seated until 8:45. When asked why we had to wait when reservations were made, they hostess snidely responded that they were running behind. The bad service started first with the hostess who were dismissive and rude, then next to our nightmare of a waiter. First my water glass stayed empty for the entire meal, I was forced to eat my fillet with a butter knife, and then the entire restaurant was crowded. We were sitting uncomfortably close to the adjoining parties.

  • TAO

    Posted by LouisVuitton on 02/24/2008

    Worth every dollar!!

    I ate at tao on Valentine's Day and I have to say they made it a very great night. We had a party of 4 and we were almost a half hour late.They sat us down immediately and we began our night.The waiter was phenomenal i think his name was stu or something. I dunno. He went over the entire menu with us and gave us specific recommendations depending on what we individually told him. We also had someone who had a peanut allergy and he went to the chef and came back within 10 minutes with a full menu of nut-free courses. The shrimp tempura appitizer was the best tempura i have ever had in my life. hands down. I also recommend the chicken pot stickers and the lobster something or another lol. Main course i had the soy-ginger salmon which was phenomenal. Omg I'm honestly hungry just thinking about it. But i read a few articleshere and i dont necessarly agree with some. Everyone in my group were college students and we were treated with a lot of respect and courtsey. Not once were we bothered ordid we have to look for a waiter. They gave us more than ample time to finish our meal and they asked us if we needed more time or another bottleof wine etc. And yes the waiting room was packed. The atmosphere is so cute. I love it. I definately encourage everyone to go it is over the top pricey but definately worth every dollar.

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