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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
  • "The food and service and Buddakan is amazing. Our waiter was particularly helpful in making suggestions and explaining preparation. He showed concerned about my husband's food allergy (MSG) and was really fantastic. The architecture and decor are wonderful. I have only one reservation -- the noise level was unbelievable, even though the music (rock) was quite soft. It was almost impossible to have a normal conversation and the people at the table next to us were actually shouting to each other. Also, I don't believe I saw anyone over forty in this restaurant, so despite the phenomenal food, i would not recommend Buddakan to anyone over forty-five -- at the max."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Estuvimos cenando en buddakan Nueva York. Antes de la cena nos tomamos un cocktail en la barra y había un ambiente espectacular. Después en la cena el ambiente era muy acogedor. El gran salón con las grandes lámparas es realmente impresionante. La comida estuvo realmente exquisita. Recomiendo los rollitos de atún de entrante. También muy ricos los Duck spring rollos. Nos pedimos varios cocktails y todos también muy buenos. El cosmopolita lo preparan muy bien en este restaurante. De segundo plato pedimos bacalao y una pasta con langosta. Todo exquisito. El precio está bien para el tipo de restaurante que es. Se nota que está muy de moda en la ciudad. La atención de los camareros muy eficiente"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "You definitely wanna check out this place if you just got in town and you can't wait to see the fancy night life. It's also good for a romantic dinner since they have a more reserved with soft light area. Highly recommended for both groups and couples."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Definitely a beautiful restaurant! the reviews I read didn't even do it justice! ( that's a good thing!) We went for our anniversary and the food, decor. and ambiance were fitting for the occasion. The food portions were good and the flavor of the dishes we ordered were even better. Loved it and would go back."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food is good, not as amazing as i was expecting. The problem at Buddakan is the general service. Waiters are very smiley and adorable but they just run around without purpose. They really miss a "maitre d'hotel". The worst thing there is the reservation or placement system: when you arrive, they tell you to go for a drink and they will find you when your table is available. then the poor girls stare at people wondering if this person is the one they are looking for. It's just a mess. Every 5 min, they come and ask your last name to verify if you are on their updated list..."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant! The food is very good! The service is fabulous! Very nice place, good music!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Didn't really care for the food and very few GF options.."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went to Buddakan with friends and family for a casual celebration of our wedding. We had heard great things about it, but we were still positively surprised. Our waiter had probably had a bit to much coffee, but he gave us good info and was fun and polite. The food was amazing. The appetizers are huge, you dont need to order one per head as it is laid out to share. The maincourses were also alot of food so we were all really full and could not stop eating. The lemon-chicken was so good i could cry. Noodles and rice that followed were also perfect. Ambience was cool, trendy and hip, but not so loud music and we were so comfoetable. One of our best restaurant-experiences ever."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Had a fun night here, restaurant has a great vibe and interesting menu! Lively & trendy, lots of beautiful people & very friendly service. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a great time, although the noise level was, at times, almost unbearable. Why do young women have to shriek across the table. The service was unusually knowledgeable, friendly, and not too swift."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "It was my 2nd time at Buddakan NY and I had a great time. The food was excellent as was the service. The only complaint was a noisy crowd at the table next to us but that's par for the course any place in NYC."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Gorgeous, especially the Oxford like grand room. Everything is delicious,Top nyc high-end Americanized-asian."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great food, great experience, good service. Delish cocktails. Definitely reccomend."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Been going there for many years on special occasions. Service is great and it's an amazing space. The food has consistently been outstanding."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious food, fun, vibrant atmosphere and good service."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Quite dark and a bit loud inside, its got a hipster club vibe but the food is absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "1st visit was for a bday bash for one of my husband's business school classmates. Loved it so much I made reservations for my friends and I to celebrate my bday. Love the scene - its where the beautiful hang!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Excellent Asian Fusion food. We spent a very good time. The plates are generous, nice prepared. Good presentation. Service good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Bad service!!!! Nunca voltarei nesse restauramte, os caras serviram a carne e apenas 15 minutos depois o arroz, Que havia solicitado junto... Sem falar que fiz a reserva e nao tinham mesa..."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food, the spectacular venue and the service are all exceptional. Buddakan "regulars" sat beside us and made some outstanding menu recommendations. Would come back again without hesitation."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Buddakan was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is exactly what you would expect from meatpacking. Our waitress was amazing. I have food allergies and she made sure to take the time to check if my selections were okay considering my allergies. My friend from Washington, DC was in town and she said that Buddakan was some of the best food she's had in New York. It is a bit noisy but not super noisy as New York restaurants go. I have already told everyone how much I love Buddakan. I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Amazing . Waitress was amazing . She took the bill from my hand a little too fast ... But whatever"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This wasn't my first time going to Buddakan, and it won't be my last either! Exceptional food, great staff and an amazing ambiance!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went here with a group of people we ordered a banquet which included a plethora of dishes and tastes, including those to accommodate a food allergy. The place was buzzing and the service was above and beyond. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Wow! Spectacular setting and imaginatively presented, meticulously prepared food. Excellent wine list."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "food realy outstanding; nice ambiance but a little bit dark Inside. Will recommand it"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I really like this place. the food is great and not expansive. i recommend to share the food."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Best restaurant in Manhattan. My favorite. Good food, service, ambiance. Great for any occasion."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Brought some of my family that was in town for a night and they were obsessed! Great food, as always."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Everything from the ambiance service and food was great! The shrimp toast we had to order twice, the steamed fish rolls delish, didn't have the duck must come back. Chocolate desert a must!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The lemon chicken was deep fried and had little to no chicken (once you sorted through all the fried mess ofcourse). The small amount of chicken was all red, fatty meat. Not impressed for a $25 entree. Very dry and very disappointed. Will not be coming back."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The design and look of the restaurant is better than you have imagined. The food was of a very high standard and service was efficient though a little fast as dishes are served when ready. We thought we might end up finishing our meal after only 40 minutes until dessert too a while to come. We had planned on have a bottle of wine but due to the tempo of the meal we avoided being sat there at the end of the meal drinking without food. I recommend this place but not for a romantic meal for 2, rather this works best as a group sharing food which I guess would spread out the timing of the meal."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This place was great and fancy (mind you I felt this way even *before* I realized an entire scene from a feature film from one of my very favorite television shows-of all time-was filmed here) Beautiful decor. I really enjoyed the food. The food presentation was lovely as well. However, I did feel that I enjoyed my appetizers more than my actual entrees ...which were still GOOD...just not as good. There was a stellar drink ("CHARM") a kind of gross one (Longevity?). I would say I was most unhappy with feeling a bit rushed by the waitstaff during our visit. :\ No one was rude or anything along those lines but I did feel as though they were in a hurry to turn the table. I could see the crowd growing but we were also still eating/ordering"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything about Buddakan was super, except this time, I made a special request in advance for a birthday cake which never came! And when we informed them they just shrugged and said sorry, like it did not even matter! If they couldn't do it they could have just let us know."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food tasted amazing! Everything we ordered from the menu bursted with flavor and it was a real enjoyable experience. Amazing service helped make the experience that much more enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Had an amazing time at Buddakan! Stunning restaurant, great for special occasions, and the food was amazing of course!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I will definitely recommend all my friends. Great food and atmosphere"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate my fiancee's birthday; it was great food, cool atmosphere, the service was impeccable, and enjoyable experience all around."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had one of the best meals of my life here! Cocktails were really unusual and not over priced. The oxtail dumplings I will remember forever as will I the dessert of the chocolate tear! Definitely worth a visit and in a great part of manhatten."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service wAs fantastic and so was food!!! My 11 year old loved it too!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014