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Tao Asian Bistro

Map & Directions 42 E. 58th St.
New York, NY 10022
  • Chinese, Japanese
  • Sun 5pm-12am, Mon-Wed 11:30am-12am, Thu-Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 5pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

The 16-foot Buddha statue lording over the dining room is a sign of the opulent experience that awaits you. The space used to be a stable owned by the Vanderbilt family before it became a balconied movie theater; today, it is a three-story restaurant with 300 seats, including a skybox that looks over the whole spectacle. The Pan-Asian menu focuses mainly on Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine. There is a sizable selection of seafood dishes such as ginger-and-soy-glazed salmon and coconut shrimp with spicy peanut sauce, along with meatier fare like a Kobe beef ribeye served with yuzu cilantro butter. As you would expect with such a trendy venue, specialty cocktails are big here, most with Asian touches like lychee and ginger. Asian beers, bourbon, sake and an international wine list complete the ample alcohol offerings. Despite the relatively high price point, Tao does brisk business in take-out, mostly to the surrounding offices in midtown.—Keith Wagstaff

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  • The Corcoran Group on 11/23/09

    Restrooms are unlabelled downstairs, but it's boys on the left (ying) and girls on the right (yang)

  • New York Habitat on 12/02/11

    Order the Chilean sea bss, squab lettuce wraps, and one of their wonderfully mixed drinks. Don’t miss the giant fortune cookie for dessert either!

  • Sasha D. on 12/02/13

    Indayo is your one stop shop to NYC nightlife and events!If u want join our GUEST LIST or reserve a table, visit theindayogroup.com,conact us at 660-229-1493 or sasha@theindayogroup.com

  • Courtney S. on 09/11/09

    amazing! Must go for the atmosphere and the food is the best!

  • Brad O. on 12/30/09

    great food and even better atmosphere

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    A new circle of hell has been prepared, and Tao is its name. A bright red marquee blazes outside, and the interior—whittled from a former... More on Tao Asian Bistro »


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