Buddakan NY
Buddakan NY

Buddakan NY

  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerChinese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Buddakan NY reviews from OpenTable diners
1216 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (714)special occasion (665)good for groups (648)fit for foodies (596)romantic (446)vibrant bar scene (399)late-night find (319)neighborhood gem (157)notable wine list (117)great for outdoor dining (77)scenic view (67)great for lunch (31)kid-friendly (25)great for brunch (17)Show More
  • Great night
    PepeGtz
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had a great time! Excellent relation between price and service! Great enviroment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!!
    nycgirl4491VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Every single thing was perfect except when they brought us to the table, it was next to a busser station close to other tables when I mentioned that I was celebrating a birthday so I wanted a special table. I kindly asked if we could switch tables and they accommodated us immediately. We then got, what I thought, was the best table in the restaurant. Besides that, every single aspect was perfect. Food service and ambiance were in point as usual. I couldn't have had a better time. Buddakan is my new favorite restaurant and everyone should 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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food
    Danchar
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    While the ambience at Buddakan is always a lot of fun, were a little disappointed with the food. The peking duck in particular was a let down especially given that it was the most expensive main on the menu. The dish is predominantly duck meat with a only a small amount of duck skin, and the skin was not crispy. The sauce was also a little too thick and very salty. We do appreciate Asian fusion style cooking when it is done well, but in this instance the dish just didn't work and seemed like a poor variation of the traditional dish. The mocktail menu was also limited to only one Sprite-based drink which was unfortunate for the pregnant one in our party.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place. Dark bar. Excellent food and sevice
    baatmann
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Large restaurant with cool ambiance. very good Asian style food. Service was excellent. Very dark bar area.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bucket List New York
    BucketlistNewYorkVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Absolutely love this restaurant. If you're looking for fantastic asian cuisine, look no further. Everything from their dim sum to entrees are incredible. I highly recommend the edamame dim sum, even if you're not big on edamame. They are amazing and melt in your mouth. Also, the tuna tartare spring rolls are amazing. The perfect balance between hot and cold. The peking duck is a fantastic dish to share as well as the black pepper beef. The beef comes with these mouth watering garlic sauce butter that is to die for. Also, don't get too full along the way because their desserts are equally as delicious. To see pictures from my dining experiences and adventures around NYC, please visit www.instagram.com/bucketlistNY
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    kd81
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food was fantastic, it was worth every penny that was spent. I was very satisfied about every aspect of this dining experience. Buddakhan lived up to its reputation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is still one of the most gorgeous places
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    It is still one of the most gorgeous restaurants in NYC and it is so good that it opens until late!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love love love
    Lola
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my 4th time at Buddakan and i would go back in a heartbeat. Food was oustanding as always, ambiance was really nice and the place still looks amazing. We were seated in a another part of the restaurant that i didnt know existed. I love that they have different areas with different decor...very trendy ! The only thing was could be a little improved would be the drinks...they are very good but the price for the size of the drink is a little expensive. Overall my favorite restaurant in manhattan!
    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.
  • Fabulous Night!
    Jojo
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Buddakan--a vast, exotic space with amazing delectable food. Went for my anniversary with very good friends. Atmosphere was gorgeous, service impeccable, food delicious. The staff called ahead of time to reconfirm and asked if I wanted a "quieter" area of the restaurant, or a more lively one. We sat upstairs in the back and ate and drank like there was no tomorrow! Very very pleased!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True NYC locals hot spot
    CoastToCoastCarrie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We visited while on a girls weekend to NYC. We felt like we were dining at a true NYC locals hot spot. We all ordered appetizers to share at the table and it was more than enough food. Crispy Calamari Salard was the best I've ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't Disappoint
    SnowmomVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our second visit to Buddakan and it didn't disappoint. We tried to re-order what we had the first time because we liked it so much, but we couldn't remember. We shared the bobo plate of mixed apps as well as the bass and black cod with snow peas and broccoli for sides. It was all truly delicious and the bass a work of art. This visit was even better than the first for the simple reason of being seated further back in the dining room where the thumping music wasn't so intrusive. We will hope to return and request to be seated in a back room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    An enjoyable experience in a very cool place. Delicious food, nice music and very special atmosphere
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    Knapo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Everything was just perfect! Had tried many restaurants during our 2 week trip in Manhattan and Buddakan has topped the chart! For sure will come back next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    A bit hectic upon entering but the back areas dining room was quite reasonable. We ordered more food than necessary (you like don't need two sides) - the lobster egg rolls were big and delicious - enough for two people. We came a bit late but it only took five minutes to get seated. The braised short rib was exquisite and cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average food, better before
    Heiga
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Bar area was Great. Got a table next to the steps, it was icecold there, so after a while WE got another table and then everything was fine. Out of 3starters, Only one was good, so Go for the spring roll, eat dim sum another place. Beef filet for maincourse, really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This restaurant was out of this world amazing, made so by our fantastic server Ben!! As we weren't sure what to get he took us through the menu in such a way where we just wanted to order everything he had said but we settled on oxtail dim sum and pork belly to start with black cod, lamb chops and lobster rice for mains - honestly none of which we would have chosen without his guidance... But OH MY GOD - everything was literally the best food we had come across and we have vowed we have to go back just for desert before we leave (there was no room after our meal, no matter how much we wanted it!!!) If your in NYC and you like Asian food, you HAVE to try this place. Thanks so much to Ben!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food and ambience
    Angie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    This is my second time to Buddaken and the food is absolutely delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant. My waitor was very helpful and made great recommendations. The only part I was a little disappointed with was the sommelier, he didn't appear to really know what he was talking about. All in all, I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great spot that's been around awhile. It was a hip hang out 5 yrs ago when it opened and is still going pretty strong as it was my first time back in a number of years. Good food and cool vibe. They run the reservations department like its a tourist spot though and you cannot really request much or talk to them about anything you need for the night, it's a bit of a chain restaurant vibe as far as reservations are concerned even if your a NYer. But that's why it's not a spot for regulars just for folks passing through or one off nights for groups. Jack
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A1derful
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Buddahkhan is a great romantic restaurant with decorum and ambiance. It is also good for groud dinners especially on a special occassion. However since this restaurant is in such great demand I would advise in making a reservation well in advance in lieu of just walking in a trying to dine. The service is impeccable. The only thing that can comment on is the wait time at the lounge/bar section for a table in the dining areas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Friberg
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Very friendly staff and food was really good! Well worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Total NYC Experience!!!
    SHDL
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We LOVED it! Great food, great service. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and most importantly, the food was delicious. Great place to bring out of towners. Thanks for the great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excelente comida
    karina
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    excelente comida, servicio rápido y muy bueno el ambiente. Con gusto volveremos.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great.
    R123
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food and service! Tuna spring rolls are a must! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and quiet noisy
    Hank
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great atmosfear even though the noise level is almost to high. The food is excelent . Try the carrot dumplings or the Sole, amazing!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to standards
    Hunnie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I've been trying to get a table for my bf and I for quite some time. We finally got one on Monday and ended up waiting an extra half hour even with reservations. We ordered beer and the waitress ended foaming it and gave us a long story about how the glass was shaped that did it. Food took a while to get to our table. We ordered the Peking duck as one of our entrees and ran out of vegetables- the second plate finally came as we were finishing everything. Service was not as expected. I love this place, but Monday night was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must
    TravellingSwiss
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    When wie visit New York (we are from Switzerland),its always a must to come for a diner to Buddakan. We love the athmosphare, the ambiance, the excellent food and the friendly service. Thank you for beeing here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic evening
    MichB
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My husband and I ate here on a friend's recommendation - we had never heard of it before. Our entire experience was outstanding. Our server was great, recommending to us how many dishes to order, and pointing out some favourites. Our drinks were never empty and the food was superb. Wonderful ambiance; the lighting was just perfect that it wasn't too dim but allowed a certain amount of anonymity
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience every time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This restaurant is a must every time I am in NYC! I have tried many food and drink items off of the menu and I have never had something that was not amazing. Not to mention the amazing interior and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    ShelltheBell
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My friend and I went to celebrate both of our birthdays. The food was great except for the Edamame potstickers. It's really a special treat to go there. It was, however, hard to find. The entrance is dark and very understated. Well worth the search though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Que bueno
    Colocho
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Man this place was the bomb. Food was crazy good and the place itself was awesome. Definitely check it out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food was good, but not exceptional. Very loud but I think people know that going in. Too many other places in NYC with far better food, would not return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food is awful.
    Nixp
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went there to celebrate my daughter 18th birthday and the food was just nasty and overpriced. Didn't even eat my dinner. Hate the fact that I chose this restaurant for the celebration. It's a good place for drinks, just about it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great trendy asian spot
    AllisonVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very cool vibe, (but very dark) - best for a date! Food is great - not your usual Asian dishes. Unique flavors and high quality. The edamame dumplings are outrageous - must try. Desserts and drinks are great as well and servers are on the ball. It's no wonder this place has lasted in an area where the "cool" spots change so often. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantatic
    edwdwells
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Beverly in reservations was excellent. Food f----ing unbelievably great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning food
    Chrissybaby
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Disappointing initially as waited 30 mins in a very crowded bar waiting area for our table. It was chaotic. Ended up complaining and to be fair was then taken to a really good table in the library and provided with a complimentary drink. Food was stunning and service once seated excellent. I love this place but they need to sort out first impressions. I had raved about this restaurant back in the UK and felt almost embarrassed as we hung around looking for somewhere to stand while we waited for our table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddakan NY fabulous again!
    daniela
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I came to NY to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday, reserved Buddakan several weeks ago on line, I had such a fabulous time there last time I was in NY six years ago. Made a request on line for and mentioned why we were coming, never said a word when I walked in about the birthday and we were treated like v.i.p.'s! The meal itself, I can't say enough about, was a fantastic meal from start to finish. Fresh, flavourful, served in great time, never rushed. Service is impeccable! Any time I hear someone say they are going to NY I tell them to visit Buddakan, and I've had thank you after thank you for the referral! A great experience, can't wait to go back. Thank you for making my daughter's evening so special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing New York experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One of our favourite nights in NYC - amazing atmosphere and service. The food was delicious and excellent value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food served not hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our food whilst very tasty was not hot enough....we could have had it returned but chose not too....the Front of house individual (less than impressive character both attire/personality (lack of it) or impact) seemed to think a glass each of dessert wine was sufficient recognition of the issue...interesting given a lot of people don't like dessert wine....waiter Kevin was great and despite comments would return
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Restaurant lovely to look at. Food mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddakan is on Fire
    2gether305DiningMaster
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The ambiance was on the spot. The appetizers were phenomenal! The main course was great and the service especially are waiter were very pleasant.! Lobster egg rolls are to die for and the duck is the best I've had! Highly recommend this place, but make reservations because the place gets packed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.