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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
  • "Thanx for great recomendations on the dessert. Bread banana pudding !!!! I loved it! :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The music were just way to loud and terrible. Don't go there if you want to relax and have a quiet meal....."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A hidden treasure in New York. The food here is to die for - especially the freshly prepared appetisers (Dim Sums, Spring Rolls and dumplings) ... Yum! Lobster and Shrimp with a hint of coriander and chilli! Ambience was top class with waiters going out if their way to please. An outstanding restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We loved our second trip to Buddakan. It has a very tall and large main room, and noise is a concern. Edamame dumplings divine! King crab siu mai are amazing, with a different cut on a typical crab. Sizzling short ribs not to be missed. Peking duck. No problemo! Soft shells also a favorite. Kung Pao monkfish was great and better on day 2. Ask for Ed, the sommelier, he is a friend, but also very well trained to recommend us a nice smokey sauv. blanc with our meal. Ed is da wine man!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "DIVINE FOOD WITH A GREAT PRESENTATION, ATTENTION TO THE CUSTOMER, VERY GOOD SERVICE"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was incredible and the waiter made excellent suggestions off the menu. The service was fantastic and the interior of he restaurant is beautiful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "È stata un'esperienza fantastica.io e mio marito abbiamo cenato al piano inferiore dopo aver degustato un piccolo aperitivo al bar...il cibo ottimo e servizio gentile. Posto che ti fa fare una bellissima figura!!! Amazing!!!!food awesome and a very kindly service!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I had my birthday dinner here with a few of my close friends & the service was Amazing! My phone fell & we all screamed (not loud) because we thought it was going to crack but before I could blink my eyes someone came over w/ napkins because he thought we spilled water on us ! Lol Must try the shrimp & seasame seeds ! Only thing is I felt like the food options werent really in existance but however, overall experience? Amazing!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Sensational restaurant. Our favorite dinner on our USA trip. Staff were fabulous and knew their food so well. Food was great and we cant wait to go back there."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Amazing food. came here with a group of 12 and everyone loved what they got. A little pricy but worth it!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had a party of 7 on a Saturday Night. Were seated at a communal table. This may not be for everyone but offers a great opportunity to people watch and "food watch". We ordered a sample menu to keep it simple. It was a great choice with lots of options and plenty of food to share. Everything was a hit accept for the noodles. Loved the interior design and the ambience of the dripped candles on the tables. Woud certenly go back and recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had a great time at buddakan the coctails were superb the food was to die for and the waiters were friendly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was very, very busy. Inconfortable. The service was too slow, we had to wait a lot for the food. And it was expensive , as the food was not memorable. I would not go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Most of these trendy late night dinner restaurants don't impress when it comes to food. Usually Buddakhan is popular for the atmosphere and the Sex and the City history. I have to say I was very impressed with the food! I have the calamari salad with cashews which was excellent. I could have had 2 entree portions as a main meal and been satisfied! I also tried the shrimp tempura and chicken which were both very good. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I've been to Buddakkan a few times and each time the food just gets better. I'd recommend going in a group and sharing so you can try as many dishes as possible. The food is delicious but I especially loved the boneless spare ribs, the pork dumplings and the seabass. The ambiance in Buddakkan is lively and great if you're looking to impress. The bar area is large and I've always got a seat for cocktails before dinner. It's a great area to pop in if your hungry, in the neighborhood and couldn't get a reservation - @SamUKSays"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "All food was amazing. Oxtail dumpling were a faviourate. However, we were not huge fans of the lobster. The ambiance was awesome and the service was great. Would defiantly go back."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Every dish was amazing. The seats however were terrible. There was barely enough room for the chairs and you sat so close to the people next to you it was almost like touching elbows."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wine and cocktails were disappointing. Other than that- excellent."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of the best meals we had on our vacation to NY and Las Vegas"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Buddakhan really surprised me! I thought it was overrated before, but I was so wrong. Best food and service of our NYC visit. Ribs and carrot dumplings were to die for. Have to go there again, SOON!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Edamame dumplings and the almond bread pudding are AMAZING!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Served by a waiter a male guy tall probably Latino,not friendly or smiling at all,very cold,we were not feeling welcomed and this is what spoiled us the whole nice evening we had planned.After the dinner we asked for the bill,i had the choice on the bill for leaving the tip or not.I believe that Great Customer Service and being nice and lovely to the customers is a big must for everyone who works in hospitality.I decided not to tip then the manager came to ask what was wrong with the service and i said i didn't want to complain that i just think that the waiter didn’t do anything as a great customer service to deserve my tip.My friend and I felt very intimidated by the manager and the waiter who wanted anyway the tip for the bad service..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Awesome place! Needless to say, just go for yourself!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Love Buddakan. Have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I haven't been to Buddakan in a number of years. It has maintained its quality and atmosphere. The food was great and the service was attentive without being overbearing. I really enjoyed my experience and will be coming back."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very beautifully presented and tasty food. Went with 7 people , and they all loved it. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I LOVE BUDDAKAN and I will go at every occasion. We recently also ate at the new Tao Downtown and hands down Buddakan has better food. The Edaname Dumplings are to die for and I am also becoming a bigger fan of the carrot shaped dumplings. The fish is always great although I am not a huge fan of the entire fish presentation of the deep fried version - I would rather not look my dinner in the eye as I eat it. My only other wish is for more creative vegetarian entrees. other than that, I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was incredible and the service was amazing. I had to drop one star off of my overall experience only because the fire alarm was going off in the Chelsea Market which the restaurant is attached to. Not the restaurants fault but the alarm was annoying while it was blaring. Our server however was amazing as was the food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was delicious and very tasty, i recommend the Lobster Shu mai and Edaname dumplings and the black cod was perfectly cooked. It was quite darkly lit and busy but thats part of the scene. I would defnitely recommend Bukkadan to others."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Reserved a table for 12 for our wedding reception party. The table was available ON TIME. Staff was knowledgeable and super friendly. The food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! Was a perfect end to our wedding day."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This is still one of my favorite spots for a special occassion. The service is excellent and the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It's a tourist hot spot! More of a night club than a restaurant especially if they seat you upstairs...despite making the booking months in advance. The dim sum menu was ok, not very authentic. Mains were terrible..appeared as though they were pre-made and had been sitting on the pass for a long time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Busy but vibrant dinner with 2 other friends. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Only downside- it's very dark inside!! Delicious, delicious food, genuinely authentic. Thanks for a great night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It's a really fun place - especially if you have a group. It's a beautiful restaurant, but request the main room. Although it's a real scene you gotta live it!! We were advised to order family style on a price per person base but we elected to order a la carte and it wound up much less $$. Have fun!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excelente comida, muy buen servicio y el ambiente increíble."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, very good food and an excellent staff make Buddakan an excellent dinner choice. Space is a little dark but otherwise everything else exceeded our expectations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great place for a special occasion. Celebrated my 39th Anniversary, very nice and the ambience we wanted. My wife & I have enjoy every minute there. John Cortes San Juan Puerto Rico"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great meal with friends. Amazing good, atmosphere, ambiance. It's abit of a treck from England but I'd definitely come again when I'm in town."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Everything was exceptionally good and there is absolutely nothing negative I can say!! The edamame dumplings are to die for!!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "more for the ambiance but food and service were below expectations"
    Dined on 6/28/2014