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
1074 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (650)hot spot (623)good for groups (557)fit for foodies (520)romantic (441)vibrant bar scene (373)late-night find (267)neighborhood gem (135)notable wine list (122)scenic view (60)great for outdoor dining (56)great for lunch (31)kid-friendly (21)great for brunch (21)Show More
  • delicious asian fusion
    foodieallen
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was attractive and delicious. Generous portions, nice cocktails (a bit too sweet) and attentive service. We waited for a few minutes to be seated, not too much. Almond pudding bread was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always a pleasure to eat at Buddakan. We'll be back next time we're in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back
    HappyGirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love this place, highly recommend to anyone! Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding ambience,delicious
    Kazzap
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What a wonderful food experience of fresh and complementary flavors. I loved walking down the steps to the great hall. It was magical. I needed more time. Between courses to savour the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dark, sexy but not spicy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was highly recommended and didn't disappoint. Food was great quality but could have had the spice levels dialled up even more - chilli crab especially. But the General Tso Dumplings were sensational.
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Sharri
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I ate at Buddakan in NYC with my grandson who is in his second year at Columbia Law School. We have eaten at over 5 Starr Restaurants and go to The Pod over 8 times a year, and my husband takes co-workers there for lunches as a reward for their hard work. We always leave Starr Restaurant feeling we had an outstanding culinary experience. NOT this time. The food was okay, but not up to the Starr Restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great experience!
    Mz1234
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I had my friends visiting from home and wanted to invite a nice dinner. This is a perfect place to enjoy one of a scene in New York and I'm glad they liked it a lot. Foods are decent and prices are not too expensive. They play upbeat house music but yet don't destirb the conversation. After all we had a great night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply a great place
    craigsmith9
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a great experience at Buddakan, from the moment we walked into the bar area for pre-dinner drinks to the time we left. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgable. The atmosphere was bordering on electric, with great background music (not too loud) and plenty of people in the room making for great people watching. Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good night out in a vibrant restaurant, either with a group of friends or on a date night, and wanting to experience great food and wine with top level service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Third time visiting, never stop to impress me with great food and taste-looking fw to the forth
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    ambiance
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    One of the best ambiance..food portions were really small..not worth the price.. But you pay for Buddakan.recommended to go once, just to check out the place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank you for a wonderful dinner
    CamilleCares
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. I reserved an early table for 3 since my father in law was visiting from Washington and staying at the Harvard club. Even though we usually dine Brooklyn, I decided on Meat Packing district for a fun change of scene. Since my husband and I had never been to Buddakan we figured why not? Well it was excellent and I will be back. Great service and definitely exquisite fare from oxtail and general tso dumplings to the duck pasta!! Magnifique!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super fantastic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Me and my friends really enjoyed the evening at Buddakan. It was one of the best experiences in New York. Everything was fantastic. Thank you for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great table for business night-out
    freemaxouVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fantastic decoration Outstanding modern chinese food Great service However some good wines were not available
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddakan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent! We had a great evening. Ambiente, Service, food, everything was outstanding
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A++++++
    ManhattanLocal
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My guests had a great time. Overall positive and cosmopolitan experience. Will take guests there again, again, again, and again....They loved it. A big HIT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A friend recommanded the restaurant! But me and my 2 friends were disappointed! The airco was way too cold, it was freezing and the acoustics were terrible! The food was ok but nothing special! The service was ok! Overpriced if you ask us! We tasted the best food ( healthy, soulfull) during our stay in NY but definatelly not at the buddakan!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great restaurant!
    Foodie4u
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I loved this restaurant. The only thing was, I had eaten at Tao 3 nights earlier, and they are extremely similar. Both are great experiences. Service was impeccable and food was amazing. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fun but NOISY!!
    NYer
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Perhaps one of the darkest restaurants (pitch black bar area, very dark seating areas except center downstairs) yet the food is the draw. Complex flavors and a broad menu from Dim Sum hot and cold appetizers to wonderful entrees and extravagant desserts.... yummy! Our waiter Kevin was charming, friendly and very involved in our care throughout the evening. The drinks menu is pretty great too. I wuld have gone for 5 stars except for the NOISE and the DARK!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JOSE4
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This has great food and service. The place is very decorative and elegant. the only down side is is very dark inside. Quite common in NY. This place does gets busy so book a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cacoprates
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great dinning experience. Great food and service. It is a must go in New York. The place is amazing
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rocco
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food, relaxed atmosphere, excellent location, staff, cocktails all seriously FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uber cool
    NYFoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is a great find. Everything about Buddakhan is sleek and chic. The staff were knowledgable, helpful and discreet. The food was a taste sensation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A great experience even though a littel noisy. Food was just awaesome amd a real highlight and we'd go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hands Down one of the Best
    BKBoys
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Been here for my birthday, was a little too early so i spend some time at the bar having some good vodka and pineapple-juice. Food to try is the carrot dumple, carrot cake and everything that the servers recommend. The guy with dreads that was serving is one of the funniest waiters and one who know how to make guess feel welcome. Will be going back on every special occasion or new dates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Night
    icaroverniz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Is the name of our experience: fantastic night!! Romantic site and good food with a special price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EMOCIONANTE
    ILEANA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ubicado en la zona de Chelsea, BUDDAKAN desde que uno entra se siente el ambiente que reina en el Bar. Un restaurant grande, bonito, pero lo mas importante es la calidad de su comida, que es realmente excelente. Lo recomiendo, sobre todo para grupos de amigos, familia o sencillamente una pareja. La atención es realmente maravillosa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hot spot
    Ny2014
    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
  • Amazing experience
    Foodiebabe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Just visited nyc with friends and had reservations at Buddakan per one of my friend's suggestion. The ambiance was incredible and the food was mind blowing. I highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quicos' Buddakan First Experience -
    Quico
    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.
  • Great Ambiance and Outstanding Food
    Deemart4343
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My first time to Buddakan will definitely not be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Our server was excellent. Definitelyy coming back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    Anne
    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.