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Buddakan NY
Buddakan NY

Buddakan NY Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buddakannyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 989-2245
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Monday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
    Thursday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Yang Huang & Brian Ray
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining with bar for 45 seated guests, 60 standing.
    Private dining for 60 seated guests, 100 standing.
    Exclusive private dining for 300 seated guests, 550 standing.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberly Cook (212) 989-4180

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Public Transit: A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Buddakan NY
The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan
combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Despite having a reservation it was very disorganized ,finally we end up getting at the corner in down stair a table I guess that was one of the worse spot ,very disappointed"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "In the city for a show and went here upon a friends recommendation. Food was fantastic!! Waitresses recommendations were great. Would highly recommend if in the city."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This place is the perfect place to have excellent food, excellente service and vibrant ambience. This is a complete experience, that whats you looks when you go out, looking to think in nothing,you just have to worry in live the experience."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was my second time here and i certainly recommend the restaurant for those who like a good food at a great place."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If we want to taste high gastronomy from China and neighbours this is the place to go."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The restaurant has one of the best foods in NY!!The ambience is perfect and also the service!!TOP!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food disappointing, service & drinks good. 3rd time visiting not sure if I'll return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Don't miss this place. Hot spot in the city. Vibrant ambiance. Scenic main room. Fantastic!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Great food and service. A good place to fine for a special occasion or when visitors are in town. The ambiance is spectacular."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We have been wanting to go here for a long time. Everything was amazing! Atmosphere, food, the waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. Save room for dessert! Reasonably priced considering the quality of the food!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The pork belly is fantastic. I would go back just for that. Some of the other dishes are less outstanding and on the edge of being a little boring. The scene is super cool and the service very nice and helpful. They realy make you feel welcome. Just forgets the details, like water, sometimes."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was so so had better food at sea., Tao and Mr chow. We were seated in the back there was no ambiance it was horrible"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in NYC. Nice atmosphere, great service and amazing food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • ""I love the energy of this place. It has always been on my list and will continue to be. The boneless ribs were outstanding. Took the kids for the NYC experience and they loved it. ""
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Still crazy after all these years, Buddakan wows with its inventive food and impressive spaces. Go later to avoid the kids or if you're a family it's kid friendly during early dining hours."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful. The food was great. Impressive cocktail list. Great service. I highly recommend this place. A real standout!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was GREAT, ambience and service were both amazing. I would visit Buddakan again and again, I will forever have dreams about the Bread Pudding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great except for the part where they lost my friend's credit card."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Magnificent food, fantastic service that catered for my son with milk allergies and a beautiful ambience"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cool spot with excellent service and amazing food! We had the best fish we have ever tasted, the glazed alaskan black cod. OMG!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great service and food, had to rebook it. They will not honor a reservation past 15 minutes late, even if you call, so arrive early. They edamame dumplings are good! As is their wine selection"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Reasonably priced. Nice ambiance. Great place for dinner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended to me and it was a great experience. Everything we ordered was fantastic and the service was great. Beautiful inside and had a great energy to it. Perfect for a group as the dishes are meant to share."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If we lived there we would probably eat there at least once a month. We tried six courses, all of them were fresh, tasty and interesting. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We unfortunately got the first table in, so lots of diners loitering next to us and lots of noise as every single other diner had to walk by us. Had a bad table last visit too- are they all saved for foreigners? Ordered 5 hot appertisers to share between 2 as our main meal at 7.08, they were all on the table by 7.15. We were eating cold food in the end- very disappointing. Next time will ask to have some delay between a few of the dishes being served."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "i think the restaurant has good interior and atmosphere. So if you guys wanna have great time, just go to Buddakan and enjoy~"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Like its neighbor across the street, Tao, you enter another world when you walk through Buddakan's doors. Dark, loud, hip and a bit forbidding, Tao retains that atmosphere into the dining area (which could be fun with the right non-verbal date), whereas Buddakan opens up into a more inviting space. You can still hear the music, but you can actually talk. The food was magnificent (with great suggestions by the staff) and the service was attentive and unhurried. We were celebrating our daughter's 16th birthday and she felt the she had crossed a dining event threshold. Say good-bye to Shake Shack."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I booked a table at Buddakan for my best friend's bachelorette party. The entire evening was a blast and the staff we interacted with made it their mission to ensure we had a great celebration. It took a bit for us to get seated but the restaurant sent over some appetizers to compensate so all was well. We decided to do one of the Tasting menus -- there are no words to that would do justice to how delicious our entire meal was. From edamame dumplings, to soup dumplings, to a wonderful sole dish and the divine black cod. From crispy chicken in chile sauce, to cold noodles with cashews, calamari salad and the most amazing shortribs & scallops, every bite was divine. You can't go wrong at Buddakan. + they have a sake sommelier = cool!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "What a fun and energetic place! Buddakan's service was outstanding! When we were seated at a table we were unhappy with they immediately sent a manager over to reseat us. We waited about 30 mins for a new table but they checked in on us every 10 mins to give us an update on our table. They did send us the wrong dish when we requested a change which was annoying but the server was very apologetic about the mess up. It was a fun spot and a great place to bring out of town guests."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Came to celebrate my 40th with my husband. First dinner in the city and what a let down. We picked this restaurant based on reviews but also photos. Looked chic and upscale and thought perfect place for a romantic dinner. Well nothing upscale or romantic about this place. They pack people in. We were sandwiched between two couple and my husband and i couldnt even talk to each other. Our server unfriendly and i really felt like i was at pf changs. Food was good but didnt make up for the overall experience. Didnt even order a bday dessert because we just wanted out of there!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I love taking out of town guests to Buddakan. It always is reliable and a cool place to go."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was great, but the price was totally abusive"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. Ambiance, food, service, decor, everything is great, divine!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went to Buddakan last week. It is such a great place to eat. We are from Europe, so the prices at Buddakan was very fair."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was great but not for everyone, one of the dishes was mixed up and made to feel like it was our fault."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great food preparation. The kind you can't replicate at home. Noisy but great for a party scene"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was in town for business and have been to buddakan before and have had amazing service, however this time was completely different. I'm not sure if the management team has changed. It started off with the server being very pushy about us ordering more food, but never recommended what we should order or gave any recommendations. After we received our first appetizer we loved it and wanted to order another round. When our server came around for us to order he looked really annoyed and tried to explain to us the kitchen does not like it when they only put in 1 order at a time and he would have to get a manager if we continued to order this way. It was the worst experience ever!!!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes early and we were seated in the lounge section as we were waiting for our table. We ordered cocktails that were excellent and a hostess came by to let us know our table was ready. We ordered a few things from the menu and we were able to enjoy our meal at our pace (we didn't have to rush to finish something and we didn't have too long to wait between services either). Wine selection was good and the service was impeccable. When you add everything up, it's a bit pricey but you still get an excellent value for your money. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "A friend of a friend recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Really special place with an amazing interior and delicious food. Great place to take any Sex in the City fan! For a truly NY experience, this is a must."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful at Buddakhan and this time was no exception. Any dish we have ever ordered has never disappointed. This time, the service was exceptional, perhaps because the last time it had been bad and I said so in my review which must have been read and noted. I applaud the staff for responding to a complaint and being sure that everything was better for us. Needless to say, we will return."
    Dined on 7/14/2014