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
1139 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (674)special occasion (671)good for groups (600)fit for foodies (558)romantic (436)vibrant bar scene (389)late-night find (285)neighborhood gem (153)notable wine list (122)great for outdoor dining (64)scenic view (58)great for lunch (32)kid-friendly (24)great for brunch (21)Show More
  • AWESOME, i will advice it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    AWESOME, i will advice it to everybody who will comes in NYC thank you, gaia
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is an awesome place! Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    It is an awesome place! Beautiful decoration all what i expecterd it was going to be however the heat was way too high so that didnt help me to enjoy the place that much.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food, very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Very good food, very nice and professional waitresses, very nice atmosphere. Everything was just perfect !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Asian food overall, dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Good Asian food overall, dishes to be shared along a varied tasting experience. Few waiters make service slow. Definitely a place to see and be seen.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    Excellent food and service which is not rushed made this a very enjoyable experience. If you're lucky enough to get a seat in the main room, the ambiance is good for a romantic date or for a relaxing dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The decor at Buddakan was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2010
    The decor at Buddakan was absolutely STUNNING!! As soon as you step into this place, you feel like you're in a completely different world. This has to be one of NYC's hottest restaurants. Food was good, and service was good as well. Overall, we really enjoyed our time at Buddakan. Everyone was so friendly. I really have no complaints about this place. We will definitely be going back in the future!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was very helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    The waiter was very helpful and caring with us, he make recommendations very accurate, the dinner was superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Though our reservation did
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    Though our reservation did not specify it - we were seated at the main table upon our request
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my girlfriend out for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    Took my girlfriend out for her birthday in December. Very good service, server knew our names, attentive (not overly, which is good). The food was tasteful, big portions - enough for sharing. Very nicely decorated. Very happy with the choice.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Been constantly hearing about
    foodtVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Been constantly hearing about this restaurant, and I had to come check it out for myself. The food was just average for me, have the cod fish and my boyfriend had the tofu. The shrimp and chicken spring rolls were very good. We tried two dessert both were amazing. A peanut Bon, and some other creation with coffee ice cream. Loved the decor' and the staff was more than accomodating. Will try again and have something else to eat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The typical pretentious place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    The typical pretentious place with a classic service that "make you a favour of serving". If you like to cry for speking with your guests (insted try to eat the modest food) this is your place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had a fabulous time. Food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Had a fabulous time. Food, service and ambiance were perfect. Exactly what we were looking for! Would definitely go back when we are in NY.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very very very good restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    Very very very good restaurant !!! We'll return another year !!! Thanks from Spain
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They have it all together.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    They have it all together. Great food, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overattentive waitstaff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    The overattentive waitstaff bumped into me the entire night, almost grabbing the plates away while we were still enjoying the food. The waitress refused to accept our appetizer order separately from our entree selections. I asked her to please write down my group's appetizer choices and if she had to wait to tell the kitchen, that would be fine, she could come back for the entree choices and put them all into the computer at once. Well, after doing so, all of the food came at once. And the table was not even large enough to hold all of the dishes. all in all, not a very relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2009
    We loved the presentation of the dishes, the food was really good, the interior decor was amazing and the service really outstanding! We will definitely go again next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at a table on the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/28/2009
    We were at a table on the 2nd floor. I'd have preferred the ground floor, but it was nice though. Great food, great atmosphere, perhaps too less light, sometimes I couldn't see what I was eating! I absolutely didn't like the service: the girl was grumpy and impatient. It is not her ideal work, she should change! But it was my birthday, I passed over! Good reastaurant!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • despite a service a bit fast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/28/2009
    despite a service a bit fast a very good experience
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spotty service across the
    Nytravelj
    Dined on 12/28/2009
    Spotty service across the evening -- running the gamut from really fun and attentive to MIA from various providers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went to Buddakan on a recommendat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    I went to Buddakan on a recommendation of a family member and the minute I walked in I was impressed. I made reservations for a later time but I was able to change it with out any problem. The ambiance is amazing and the service is even better...I was greeted immediately by a group of friendly hostess who took our jackets and then proceeded to show us to our tables. Walking through the restaurant was like being in a castle, each room had its own theme and it was amazing. Once seated our waitress came immediately and served us. The food was AMAZING and the portions were great, the drinks were AMAZING as well. Overall buddakan is an AMAZING place and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was very nice, but I was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    It was very nice, but I was a bit disapointed because they didn't have what I wanted to order: the crispy and sweet shrimp...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    The food at this restaurant was outstanding. The ambiance was exquisite. However, the service left something to be desired. Our waiter was a little abrupt. However, we didn't let her put a damper on our spirits because it was (minus her) a rather nice evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • all dishes were presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    all dishes were presented fabulously , the flavors of the food was fantastic,the service was prompt and friendly for the first night in NYC it was a great start. Will defiantly return before i leave
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somehow, although the food
    ScubadannycVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2009
    Somehow, although the food tastes like it has been sitting in a warming tray for hours and arrives luke warm, you still feel like you have dinned well. The atmosphere more than makes up for any misgivings...although if your not supper hot you may not get such wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, had friends from Milan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Great, had friends from Milan and they loved it, a gem in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Have eaten here dozens of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Have eaten here dozens of times and I still really enjoy the food. As with many other Meat Packing area restaurants, the front desk staff can be a bit rude, and the service at the table has also been weak on several occassions, but don't let that deter you. The venue itself has been stunningly designed and can cater for groups of 8 or so easily, and with enough notice I'm sure they could fit 20 at the central 'canteen' style table. My advice would be to make a reservation in advance on OpenTable to save yourself any rudeness, and then enjoy... You'll probably have a 30 minute wait in their bar before being seated, but it is also really nice, and the house cocktails are worth exploring!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent evening. Buddakan
    gillyVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Excellent evening. Buddakan never lets you down. The food is amazing and the ambience great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baddakan's ambiance is luxurious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Baddakan's ambiance is luxurious and impressive. However, the lounge area was cluttered and chaotic creating traffic blockage and a wait for drinks that can be excessive. Dishes are generous in variety with an infusion of sensual and stimulating flavors that will please the meat eater or the vegan. The wine list was disappointingly meager with not enough of a bottled selection to tempt or educate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a party of 14. Thought
    Nravd
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Had a party of 14. Thought service would lack and be impersonal but they were extremely attentive, helpful and knowledgeable about all the food. Paula/server was excellent! Friendly! Food excellent! Support staff excellent and of course the atmosphere makes for a great evening. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • That's a really good restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    That's a really good restaurant. It's wonderful and the place is awesome. Food is something exotic that takes care of your whole night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is beautiful but too big.It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    It is beautiful but too big.It looks like a theater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was the best restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    It was the best restaurant that we visited while in New York City. We will come again. Food, drinks and service were perfect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our party of four dined in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    Our party of four dined in the main dining room and we were happy that we did. The vibe was energetic but the volume never interfered with our conversation at the table. It was Christmas Eve and the restaurant was at capacity. Our server (Rachel) was friendly, competent and lively. We never felt rushed - something we had feared from reading these reviews. Our food was delicious and served at a reasonable pace. The presentation was very beautiful. The specialty drinks were inventive and good. In all, a very memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went to the buddakan several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2009
    I went to the buddakan several times and it is always outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heard great things and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/21/2009
    Heard great things and was not disappointed. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I decided to take my girlfriend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/20/2009
    I decided to take my girlfriend out on her birthday to Buddakan NYC and we had a amazing experience, the food, the ambiance and service was exceptional.. I have nothing bad to say about Buddakan because everytime i go there its always great food and great service.. Thumbs way up, all the way!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a cool place to be with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    Just a cool place to be with just the right energy around you to keep you smiling all night. The food ain't bad either.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddakan is amazing. Ive been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    Buddakan is amazing. Ive been to two of the three locations and have not beeen disappointed yet. Great dishes, Great feel, and Great service. There is not a thing on the menu that is not great.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ABsolutely top-class service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    ABsolutely top-class service, food and drink. I had a wonderful evening with my girlfriend and would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We picked Buddakan to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    We picked Buddakan to celebrate our daughter's college acceptance. It was a perfect choice. Sevice, ambiance, and food were superb. My daughter said it was one of the best meals she ever had. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate