Buddakan: what legends are made ofI had been to Buddakan in Philadelphia and remembered it as a wonderfully foodie experience. Even with that in mind, Buddakan NY blew my mind. The food is refined and absolutely delicious, our waiter Kevin was discrete, professional, funny and made excellent recommendations. Everything from the cocktails to the appetizers and main dishes (and dessert - yep, we went all out) were absolutely off the charts. Place is pricey but worth every penny.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat discovery!Very nice restaurant, great location and amazing deco.
The food was delicious, fish perfectly cooked and troubled sake really good.
Will definitely go dining there the next time we come to NY.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful on all counts!!Took my husband here for his birthday and I cannot say enough good things about it. The server was awesome. The drinks were amazing and the food!!! Spectacular! We ordered a LOT of stuff and it was all superb. Okay... actually, the one thing we ordered that I wasn't super excited about was the lobster roll, which I thought was "just okay". But the spare ribs were succulent, fall-off-the-bone treats. The lamb chops, which my husband got were unbelievably good and came with a superb sauce I've never had before but which complimented the lamb well. The dungeness crab sticky rice and snap peas were amazing, the kung po monkfish was very tasty. The best dessert is the almond bread pudding. The place is majestic to boot. We plan to go back.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food. AskGreat service and food. Ask for help if you dont know the menu, the attendant give us good sugestions.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat time does the kitchen close?Loved the overall dinning experience - my one critique is that we had an 11:00pm reservation, showed up early at 10:30pm, and then were pressured to order before the kitchen closed at 11:00!?!?!?
What would have happened if we had shown up on time for our 11:00 reservation?5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fusion foodBar service is slow at best. Food is excellent. AC is far to good downstairs, take a jumper or keep your coat.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere do I start?I had decided to take family and friends that were in from california to Buddakan and what a great time we had!! We were taken downstairs to our table. The view on the walk down is simply breathtaking!! Such a gorgeous place. We ordered a million plates to share and they were all so yummy. Try everything!! Sake and cocktails were also very good! Its a must for groups!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an amazing restaurant.What an amazing restaurant. Everything was delicious, and the service was great. Definitely my new favorite chinese/asian restaurant. Don't miss the "crying chocolate" dessert!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!I recommend this restaurant warmly! The food was fenomenal. Nice staff.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSpoilt for choiceThere was too many scrummy things on the menu i wanted everything. It would be perfect for a big group as you could have a little bit of everything without it being to pricey. The waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere is brilliant. would definitely recommend5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousBest wok noodles I have ever tasted I can't wait to go back ! The only thing is that there isn't phone service in some rooms5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery item from menu worth!My second time in Buddakan, first in Manhattan, and it was amazing.
Both appetizers and entrees waiter suggested were very good!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant in ManhattanThis place reminded me of how artistic and delicious Chinese food can be! The place is perfect (large space with multiple rooms located in the trendiest neighborhood for nightlife), the decor is stunning (will impress out-of-towners & city dwellers alike), the service is impeccable (kind, attentive and unobtrusive), and the FOOD is mouthwatering! The Edamame Dumplings are an excellent appetizer and the Crying Chocolate is my favorite dessert.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHard to get so much right!Usually, I am happy these days if a restaurant gets one of three key ingredients right. But Buddakan has excellent food, an inventive and exciting atmosphere and great service with zero attitude. I brought in 7 friends from out of town and all had a fantastic time. Even though two people ran into major traffic, the staff was so gracious and forgiving still giving us a great table an hour later. Granted, it wasn't a cheap bill, but the prix fixe $65 per person option was a really great value. I can't wait to go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFunky fun and yummy :)We pre-booked Buddakan after a recommendation from a friend. We are very grateful to that friend because we had a fantastic night here. The food was lovely and not too pricey but more than that, the atmosphere and ambience were spectacular. We tried to fit in as much as we could to our visit to NYC but there is still so much we would like to see. We probably wouldn't waste much time repeating experiences we have already had, but if we return we would definitely go back to Buddakan. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a fun and funky night out to go with a good meal.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNot as good as beforeI have been to this restaurant for at least 4 times. They changed some dishes and the food was not as good as it used to be. Overall is very good.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great, loved the place,It was great, loved the place, our waiter (sooo handsome Korean guy), and the food was delicious. Loved the grilled cod and the broken chili chicken, amazing!!!!! And very reasonable price, $54 including wine, dessert and tip. Five stars!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place and vegan friendly too!I am a foodie with recent food restrictions that limit my choices. However, the menu was full of possibilities and I enjoyed the dim sum, the tofu entrees, and the fried rice that the kitchen made vegan by removing a few items. The service is very friendly and accommodating and the ambiance is very grand and Asian inspired (although there are no Buddhas in sight). It gets noisy later in the evening so plan an early dinner if you want to experience a restaurant as opposed to a bar scene. All in all it's a great place for a special meal.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great serviceThe food was fantastic we had the black bean steak and it tasted wonderful. Very cool vibe to the place.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't fail to impressAs the iconic restaurant from the first SATC movie, you have high expectations when dining at Buddakan. The staff couldn't be more accommodating and the service is well orchestrated. I'd recommend requesting a place at the long dining table which features in the SATC movie, as this is in a beautiful well-lit room with high ceilings. The rest of the restaurant features low lighting and cavernous-type rooms, which are hard to settle for once you've had a glimpse of the main dining room. Food wise the edamame dumplings are the best dumplings I've ever tasted! If you are a big fan of black cod, then this is the only let down on the menu, so I would avoid ordering it. Everything else was fantastic and reasonably priced.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNight out in NYCGreat place to go for a special occasion. For 2 it was around $150 with drinks & dessert. The chocolate & caramel dessert ( the first one on the menu) was fantastic!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAsian fusionWhile our server did her best to accomodate the sensitive stomach, this restaurant is most appropriate for people who like their food spiced up. That was the case with most of our group, and they loved it.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorableAsian Food has never tasted not been presented like Buddakan does
The place to go5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I have never really ordered anything I didn't like - but some favorites are the Scallion Pancakes, Charred Filet of Beef and the Whole Peking Duck... plus any of the Dim Sum. The restaurant is huge and is a great place to take guests from out of town and perfect for basically any size group. I wish they did Dim Sum brunch - that would be amazing.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinnerWe had a great dinner for 2 at Buddkan NY during our holiday in the city. The food was excellent and same goes for the wine. Great service too. It's a must!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic again!!!Our 3rd trip to NYC and 4th time at Buddakan and it's lost none of it's lustre for us.
Great service, sensational food and fantastic setting.
Do yourself a favour, get to this place ASAP!!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentOne of the best restaurants I have been to in New York.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMdifferent and BEATYIFULLOUR SON HAD RECOMMANDED THIS PLACE AND WE HAVE BEEN DELIGHTED WITH THE FOOD AND THE PLACE...SUCH A WONDERFULL PLACE!
FOR SURE, NEXT TIME WE GO TO NEW-YORK, WE WILL GO BACK TO BUDDAKAN, AND PRPBABLY MORE THAN ONCE!
HIGHLY RECOMMANDED!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome...The food was amazingly delish and the ambience was great! The service was ok; however, the servers seemed to lack some enery/excitement. It was my sister's birthday, which I advised the service as soon as we arrived, and I asked the server for suggestions on a mixed drink that was very sweet. The drink that she suggested wasn't sweet at all and when she later inquired about the drinks, my sister clearly stated that she didn't like it...the server didn't even offer another drink or ask if she would prefer something different?! Beyond that, did I say that the food was amazing??!! We enjoyed everything - I have it recommended as a "Special Occasion", as it was a little pricey - two adults and three kids, the bill was $300. Overall GREAT!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable experienceSuch a fantastic place! We enjoyed every sec this evening.
We made a reservation on the web page two weeks ahead back home in Sweden, Two days they called to confirm our reservation and everything worked out perfect. The food, the atmosphere was fantastic. It was a perfect place for us, a family with one 18 yrs son, a 20 yrs daugter and her 21 yrs fiancee.
We would love to go back and would certainley recommend this resaturant to everyone who want to visit a special place.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMChelsea CharmFrom the Carrot Dumplings and Crispy Calamari Salad to the Alaskan Black Cod, every dish was prepared with the utmost care...oh, and they were delicious too!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMery cool and beautiful restaurant.ery cool and beautiful restaurant. Food was delicious, also5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMust do for NYCHighly recommend this restaurant. I've been 4 times and continue to be impressed by both the ambiance and the food. My boyfriend was completely taken back by how incredible the food was and is already talking about making another reservation. I also recommend dressing up, this is not a jeans and sneakers kind of place, you would probably fit in but you would totally stand out if you didn't dress up. Guys - should wear a suit coat. Ladies - wear a dress and some heels or something along those lines.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, food and serviceGroup of 5 people. We were able to have dinner quite late (from 11) and no pressure or hurrries during the meal or after desserts
Not overpriced at all for the quality we got
For sure a must in NY by the Chelsea Market5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEyes wide shutThe service and food was great. Great place to reconnect your wife.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurantI love this unique restaurant with a nightclub vibe. Low lighting and dramatic decor make the ambiance great. Food, sake, and tea were all excellent. Wait staff was attentive. I will be back.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and serviceThe food is unbelievable and so is the service. Lighting was a bit too dark for my taste but overall this is an amazing dining experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time at Buddakan andSecond time at Buddakan and looking forward to the next time I return.
We ordered a number of appetizers to share which was delightful to be able to sample the extensive variety.
Chili rock shrimp, pork pot stickers, boneless spare ribs, charred asparagus to name a few.
Service was attentive but not intrusive.
Lovely dining experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere to Begin...My husband and I were on a short vacation to NYC and friends of our's told us we had to make reservations here! We were not disappointed. I don't know where to begin...our server was excellent. He knew the menu well and everything he recommended was excellent. Everything we ordered was impeccably prepared and tasted absolutely delicious. I couldn't stop eating the Chinese Sausage Fried Rice. I don't know how many chefs they have in their kitchen but the food arrived very quickly...nothing had been preprepared. The only negative thing I have to say about Buddakan is that it is very loud but it wouldn't stop us from going back! Definitely an energetic, funky spot with amazingly delicious food. A must for anyone visiting NYC!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazingWe were a group of eight and ordered the specials for groups. The food was absolutely amazing with special varieties of asian fusion. We had different portions of absolutely delicious and perfectly laid out food so everyone could help themselves. Perfect night, great vibe and really cool atmosphere.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and ambiance!I loved my first visit here. Food was superb. The pork dumplings, broken chicken, crying chocolate cake were so good! Ambiance is gorgeous and drinks are innovative. Service was so-so though5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatThis is my 3rd time at Buddakan and it was again a great experience. It caters no matter if you 3 or 10 people.
The service was great, The atmosphere was good. You could each other talking without yelling over each other.
We shared dishes but the tuna tar tat rolls were awesome, as well as the lobster fried rice - 2 of my favourites.
I would recommend this restaurant and also eat here again.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing serviceI had friends visiting from Greece and we had wanted to sit downstairs in the main room. As it was taking longer to seat us downstairs and therefore our reservation was now running late they were very kind and bought us a free drink. The table was fantastic as was the food and the waiter that helped us. It was a great experience4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of the List!!I travel a lot and have tried some of the best restaurants in the world and this one ranks among the top. Upon entering a nondescript doorway you enter an amazing bar with a great atmosphere. Then the hostess walks you to your table and you are immediately taken by the decor and grandeur of the main dining hall. You think to yourself, there is no way the food can live up to the location, AND IT DOES. We asked the waitress for her recommendations and she didn't miss. Must try the Edemame dumplings and the steak. The bread pudding with whiskey ice cream was the best I have ever had. Normally I am not a fan of expensive Chinese restaurants that are just overpriced but this one jumped on my MUST VISIT list while traveling to NYC.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED ITI was recommended Buddakan by a few different people before coming to NYC so i booked a table and was very impressed. The food was some of the best i have ever eaten, our group of 4 were barely talking as we were speechelessly enjoying every mouthful! It was pretty reasonably priced too, we shared entrees and desserts and a bunch of mains and have a couple of bottles of wine and spent less than $100 each including tip. I would really recommend going there, it was a highlight of our NYC trip!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Simply...try it! Food, wine list and ambience really fantastic!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a confirm.....Second time at Boddakan, always a confirm , perfect plats, fantastic location, good price.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingDefinitely have to go again! Food was fantastic, it's a little on the expensive side but I definitely got my money's worth. But what amazed me was that as busy as this place gets food comes out relatively fast with great service. Very good place to come to for a romantic dinner or even a night out with friends. You have to go!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA must-eat !Scrumptious food. The menu might suggest that it is pricey - but when you factor in the portion sizes and that we are talking about NYC -- it is very appropriate.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExperienceThe food was outrageously good and the service was impecable! Catalina our waitress new the menu very well and gave excellent sugggestions. This is a must to try.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM