Buddakan NY
Buddakan NY

Buddakan NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buddakannyc.com/
  • Phone: 212-989-2245x
  • 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: Asian, Chinese
  • 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) 989-4180x

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
Buddakan NY reviews from OpenTable diners
1046 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (635)hot spot (596)good for groups (538)fit for foodies (508)romantic (419)vibrant bar scene (362)late-night find (245)neighborhood gem (137)notable wine list (114)scenic view (58)great for outdoor dining (49)great for lunch (29)kid-friendly (20)great for brunch (19)Show More
  • Hot spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We just love this Place. We have been here every time when we are In NY.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's my favourite restaurant ever
    AgatheH
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Each time I come to Buddakan, I'm amazed. The food is absolutely delicious, the wine outstanding and the place just gorgeous. I will go there again and again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quicos' Buddakan First Experience -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Awesome food and the recipes are very innovative. It is great for any time but specially recomended to celebrate your special ocassions with couple or friends. From my point of view, it is one of the best restaurants in NYC. The ingredients have very high quality and are extremelly fresh. Things to improve are the wine list. There is a lack of Argentinan, Spanish, South African or Uruguayan wines. Anyway, it is a must for a new yorker or people from abroad. The current wine list is not bad but it is only focused on specific regions. I think they have good chances to add new regions and wine brands to continue leading the NYC life. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juliabee73
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our experience was fantastic. We were celebrating a 70th birthday and I had requested a table in a quieter part of the restaurant. The one we got was perfect. It felt almost as if we were in our own room. Our server was wonderful. She knew the menu inside and out, was extremely friendly, attentive, and accommodating. And the food--oh my. I salivate just thinking about it, especially the tender, tasty beef and the chicken. Everything was superb. Finally, when we had to rush to get to an after dinner event, the restaurant was able to speed up our food and to even send a desert with "Happy Birthday" written on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food spot in Meatpacking
    TheSwede
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not all places in Meatpacking deliver scenic views, energetic vibes and good food, but Buddakan does - if you are looking for a great spot to start off your party night or just experience a nice evening in NYC. First - make a reservation if you are going the usual dinner time on Thursday to Saturday. Spontaneous visits may result in waiting, sitting in the dark bar area or no table at all! It´s popular for a reason! Second - if you are a smaller group ask for a little table if you do not want to share the community table with other people! High noise level! The best way to eat here is to pick several dishes and share, as they are medium to large in size. And it´s high quality Asian food! Been here several times and they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommendable
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great service, great food. The only thing we were unhappy about was that we didn't get the food at the same time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Beautiful Decor
    JenniF
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Buddakan is certainly very hip, and to some would feel more like a night club than an actual restaurant. We were expecting this though when we arrived. The food was delicious and the portions extremely generous. We couldn't finish ours but our waitress was very happy to box our food up for us. There was a small mishap in the kitchen which meant that our main meals came out quite a long time after our starters, but the manager came over to our table without any prompting and offered us free dessert. When we said we were too full she then removed our starters from the bill which we thought was a great gesture. Fabulous service and we would certainly recommend Buddakan to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, noisy, noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Although the food is good, the place is so noisy you cannot have a conversation. As well we had to wait 30 minutes although we booked our table a month in advance
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant was great for girls night out. The service was fantastic and we got a great evening. The food was absolutely delicious and we got the different courses perfectly timed. Want to go again the next time we come to NY.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovechocolateVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My favorite place in NYC! Love the decor, spaciousness, great concept. From service to food and wine really good! Shrimp toast is the best! Spare ribs a must, noodles, what can I say try everything. And don't forget the chocolate sorbet(amazing!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste sensation
    MelbinNY
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Coming from melbourne we know great food and this gem would be welcome back home. Wine, food, service impeccable! Gorgeous fit out, a must visit on your NY dinner list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect !
    Luv2eat12
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The setting is cool, hip and classic dining all rolled into one. The staff are great - informed and friendly without being intrusive. The food is absolutely first class - beautifully presented but more importantly absolutely delicious. I would go back in a heartbeat. We did dinner and had dim sum as appies and the green donuts for desert - you have to try them. This made our first night in New York so very special
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Live the food! And love that its made to share and you get to taste many different things and flavours! The service was great too, friendly straff who knows what they are doing and makes an atmosphere that is not "stiff" like it can be at some restaurantants..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary Exceptional
    Brian
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A g'r eat wonderful experience, from the time we arrived until we left. In reception, the bar and not least the young woman who was our waiter at dinner was very nice and welcoming. We will definite come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic ambiance
    freemaxouVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Good chinese food Nice waiters Quite noisy Expensive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turbo92
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was the fifth or sixth time I dined at Buddakah. It keeps being my favorite NYC restaurant. I had my boss and family with me and they are now Buddakan customers for life. Everything was superb. All the best... Ken Landerman KLhome@comcast.net & KLandermanrP@aol.com
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY new favorite place!
    Petitehunger
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Everything was beautiful , great food , great service , fast , memorable , gorgeous decor , amazing ambiance , 5 stars over and over again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently amazing
    Freeze
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    If only Steven Starr would open more restaurants in NYC!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sui Generis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Allow your senses to explore. Imaginative and delicious cuisine. Enchanting locale. If possible request Ben (server). Professional, knowledgeable, friendly. Buddakan is unique and daring at the same time classy and pampering. Go and indulge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for last night in NY
    Natalieb76
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Amazing food! Fantastic advice about how the menu worked and recommendations from the staff member who looked after us. Highly recommended. Pork belly and char grilled beef, and chocolate fondant, were just a few highlights!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Loveit
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner. It was amazing. The cod was the best I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance!
    vts1979
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is a fantastic place to visit in NY. The atmosphere is exceptional and the food is great. We only had a delay in our reservation for about 30' but after we got our table everything was fine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Asian Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Buddakan was very busy but we had a reservation. Had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. Once seated we were very pleased with the menu, food, and service. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves Asian cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located near Chelsea Market in New York. We visited the market, walked the High Line and then went on a sunset harbour cruise at Chelsea Pier. Then we walked back to the restaurant for our 8:45 PM reservation. It made for a wonderful afternoon and evening and allowed us to see several sights as well as have an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated and poor service
    lunchbunchVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Was looking forward to dinning her with an out of town friend. The food was mediocre in taste and the service was horrible. The tables on either side of us, that arrived after we sat down, were served their food before ours. We were served the wrong food, and when we told the server it was not what we ordered, someone came back to the table and told us our waitress had neglected to enter or order, and it would be a bit of a wait till we received our food. We were not offered anything to hold us over and no further apologies were offered. Would not go back or recommend it to anyone!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddakan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Buddakan was recommended to me by some friends. My husband and I were very impressed with the majestic dining room & ambient atmosphere of the bar/ lounge and adjacent dining area. We enjoyed attentive and friendly service and loved the food, although the fried rice with mushroom was a bit salty and the sweet chilli chicken was a little disappointing. We loved the shrimp dumplings and the duck pancakes were fabulous! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New York! It is a fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Valecro
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant is really amazing, the location is incredible and the food is really good! I can look forward for a second dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Buddakhan always has a nice vibe and atmosphere if you get to sit in the library or main area with the chandeliers. The rest of the place is pretty loud and dark. We were initially seated in one of the corridor alleys which was disappointing. We asked to be moved but it wasn't possible initially - only upon insisting, they agreed to move us to the main dining room which made up for a much better dining experience. Some more traditional dishes would be welcome such as vegetarian spring rolls, chicken with cashew nuts, sizzling chicken etc.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening
    FarCJ
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I requested to be seated in the main hall when I reserved, but when I arrived they wanted to give us a table on the upper level. I explained we were tourists and that we probably would not get the chance to visit the restaurant again. They totally understood and were really accomodating. We had to wait about 10 minutes more for them to find us a table in the main hall, but they did. In the meantime, we had some of their pricey yet delicious cocktails. I recommend the one with watermelon and basil. The food was excellent, but the portions are small so be sure to order enough. We were a party of 3 and we ordered, 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 2 side dishes. Overall nice experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Buddakan seldom misses and this time was no exception. Whatever you drink and whatever you eat, you will be pleased. Truly one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in New York.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service ruins experience
    JarBoston
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was reasonable , some even good. Service was bad - no attention to details, they forgot one of our orders but did charge us for it. When I pointed it out the charge was reduced but no real apology or explanation offered. Table was left completely dirty after they cleared it from main courses leaving no appetite for desert even if it would have been offered ( it wasn't...). This is clearly a place that has stop carrying about customers as the reviews have been too good - recommend to stay away@
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE the Buddakan!
    k135VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This must be our 5-6th visit to Buddakan (we are from Montreal) and surely not our last! This restaurant is beautiful for the eyes, the vibe is energetic, bar scene cool and music trendy, BUT the food steals the show!!! Amazing edamame dumplings, boneless ribs, lobster fried rice... just to name just a few... are EXCELLENT! Price for this quality of food is excellent. We will be back... again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    NYCLover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was just incredible. The pork belly appetizer was simply amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was a little disappointed that I had to order chicken. We decided to share and someone already had the lobster and the beef but my lemon chicken was better than the beef and the lobster almost compared. The sauces were fabulous the sides and appetizers were truly amazing. The only down side they will not do the tasting menu for less than 6 people. Atlantic City restaurant will do it for 2. And they did nothing for my son's birthday even though I told them ahead. Even with these little negatives we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maria
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excelente comida. Mesa marcada mas tivemos que aguardar pela mesma pelo excesso de movimento no restaurante. Reclamei e foi-me oferecido uma bebida pelo atraso da mesa. Ar condicionado forte demais, estavamos com camisolas e com frio, a cortina perto da nossa mesa,esvoaçava tal era a intensidade do ar condicionado.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splendid
    Catherine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was extraordinary delicious. Tasty cocktails before the meal, excellent service and recommendation by waiter resulted in a great food and wine experience. Page must, worth every penny if you visit NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buddakan
    Eatable
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved the food, loved the venue and the service. Such a fun vivid vibe, thank goodness the food was amazing too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    MissFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is gorgeous. The decor is superb. Over 2 levels of dining including communal tables. Like a lot of these NY restaurants, despite having a reservation, they still make u wait at the bar so u can start buying drinks! However, the service by our Aussie waitress & the quality of food were excellent. She knew hubby was lactose intolerant & went the extra mile to ensure all was lactose free. The only thing that let them down a star was the noise level. It does get very noisy in this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls Weekend
    Camjam
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great Spot! Love everything about it! Awesome, recommend everyone try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again
    JKberlin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Last year it was perfect, this year our visit at the buddakan was a bit overshadowed by arriving late because of traffic ( but they held the table for us when we called then on our way) and a cold I had that day. Like in any other hotspots in NYC it was again, very noisy and cold inside, but the food was very good again, but maybe not good as in the year before. Last year I would give them 5 stars, but this year only 4, Anyway it's a very good place to go, always reserve a table...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience
    Barney415
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our first time and the experience was excellent. Beautiful restaurant, too quality food, and great service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.