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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great except for the part where they lost my friend's credit card."
    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
  • "The service here really stood out - attention to detail and personal, as well as very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines to be paired with each dish. One diner was gluten-intolerant and the server discretely guided the menu recommendations for them and made small adjustments when possible which was really appreciated. The ambience was great, although I expected to be seated in the large dining room, we were instead seated at one of the smaller rooms off to the side, so while the design was still great, was not as dramatic as the main stand-out feature of this restaraunt."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Thought this would be the perfect place for our last dinner in NYC but I was wrong. The air con was freezing cold, creating a draft across the large eating room and affecting our food (in particular the lamb which wa tasteless and cool to touch). When we requested the AC be turned down we were abruptly told "this is NOT going to happen" from our waitress who instead proposed moving us to a different table mid-main meal. The food itself was generally fine, but the price-tag not at all worthy. I could have eaten at my local Thai and not tell the difference! A lacklustre venue and occasion. Recommend Catch or another Meatpacking hot place than this any day."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as well as the service & I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "nice location/ amazing interior design / delicious dishes / warm staff /"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Dropped into NY from Toronto for a shopping and gallery weekend. We have some of the best Hong Kong chefs in Toronto, so I was not amazed by the food - the food was great, no complaints about the food, this is all about atmosphere however. The theatre of the space is outstanding. Why write a review? because we had a great night thanks to NY and Buddakan - the two tables either side of us one couple from England, the other from Australia got along fabulously, our dinner dragged out well beyond its normal time as we socialized and shared stories. This is the magic of Buddakan, a space that allows you to have a private romantic dinner or if your the social types share an evening with people from all over the world while having a great meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "IM NOT THE ONE TO PUT UP TOO MANY POSTS BUT THIS PLACE WAS SO CLASSY AND THE FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WAS AMAZING."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Really affordable and well done. Loved it. Great anniversary spot!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Every bit as good as was recommended by friends. Service was outstanding, the helpful bartender gave us his favourites from the menu which helped a lot. Nothing was too hard."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant on various occasions and the food, the service, the ambiance never fail to impress me. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Wonderfull place, very friendly staff, and tasty food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The meal and service was impeccable. Staff knowledge of the food was excellent and helpful,regarding quantities and content. Desserts were impressive. Consistently delicious through all courses."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It is obviously an excellent and trendy place and the food is really tasty! maybe too dark or noisy."
    Dined on 7/10/2014