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
1045 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (635)hot spot (594)good for groups (539)fit for foodies (507)romantic (414)vibrant bar scene (366)late-night find (246)neighborhood gem (134)notable wine list (112)scenic view (60)great for outdoor dining (47)great for lunch (29)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (19)Show More
  • The food is actually very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    The food is actually very good a a reasonable price for high end dining . Its the drinks that kill you here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is fantastic. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2009
    Food is fantastic. Service was fantastic. One of my favorite restaurants by far. It's always good to see one of the bigger well known restaurants in NYC offer such great service and maintain a certain level of quality with the menu. I will definitely be back and I will definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had an awesome time at Buddakan,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    I had an awesome time at Buddakan, it was fun and the food was great! One note, we had a 1030 reservation but still had to wait quite a while to sit down. They didn't seem to have a very organized waiting area either. It seemed as if it didn't matter if you had a reservation or just walked in - still would have had a wait. But the dinner (and good prices) made up for the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If only we did not have to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    If only we did not have to wait for 45 minutes post our booking time in a rush hour subway-like crowd, the food and service experience was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We had an AMAZING waiter...we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    We had an AMAZING waiter...we let him pick all of our food and he did and excellent job. Front door staff was extremely friendly as well. Great place I will defineately be going back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Although the food was as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    Although the food was as always incredibly yummy, we felt rushed. This ruined the overall experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not my first time there, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2009
    not my first time there, but still wonderful. Excellent service, food and a delightful evening. For such a large space, it does not feel cavernous or too big, it is well run and a very special spot. we look forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We liked it very much. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2009
    We liked it very much. The ambiance is oustanding en the food very good. Next time we're in NY, we come again!!. Jan van Kooten, Amsterdam.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quite chaotic when checking
    topdinersVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2009
    Quite chaotic when checking in. They recovered nicely with our reservation request If you don't want crowds, lots of noise , and large groups of expense account people--- stay away
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always (I eat here prob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2009
    As always (I eat here prob twice a month), it was a great experience! The server we had this week was particularly interested in my table and that was appreciated.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!! Amazing decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/3/2009
    Excellent!! Amazing decor and the food is quite creative and tasty for such a large venue!! Highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2009
    Exceptional dining experience although the service was a bit slow ( took 35 minutes to get the first drink ) and although we were informed the plates will come out family style, they all actually came at once ( entrees and mains ) and for a group of 6 , it meant we struggled to even fit them on the table so forced everyone to rush to clear plates . That said , the food and the ambience was exceptional and would highly recomend it to anyone who wants a to experience a unique dining experience !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First experience for us at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/2/2009
    First experience for us at Buddakan NY: the place is amazing, dim sum are creative and very good (especially the one with truffle), the other dishes were disapointing (too salty, too much sauce, please avoid including mayonnaise... they could be much more refined). We were coming from France and we came to the restaurant with american friends who live in NYC and they agreed. Thanks and have a good day, Marine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great decor but menu is still
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2009
    Great decor but menu is still limited compared to the size of the establishment but whatever was served was served and tasted well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had previously been as
    PointCloatesVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2009
    We had previously been as a couple and enjoyed the experience, but this time as a group of 11 thought Buddakan was excellent. The food was more interesting than I recalled, wine list is first class and after a slow start, service was very efficient.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went in 4 people and only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    We went in 4 people and only had appetizers, as per a recommendation we had received. This turned out to be a great idea, as we could share several plates and all the appetizers were delicious. We had a great waiter and overall had a very good time. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good, don't expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    food was good, don't expect being seated in the great ceiling room which actually is only a small part of the restaurant
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very interesting flavours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    Very interesting flavours and new combinations; I liked the food alot and the prices were ok. The riesling was wonderful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun ambiance, trendy, high
    BrunchManVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    Fun ambiance, trendy, high energy, great for groups, fun menu selections for sharing. Pricey, but would def go back for a bday party or other special ocasion.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been to Buddakan NY twice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    I've been to Buddakan NY twice and both times was very impressed with the food. I'm usually one to dine at an East Village dive, but the food here is so interesting and flavorful. It's worth shelling out some extra money for a special occasion, as they are special, tasty and consistent. I also appreciate the generous portions that are meant to be shared. This makes the price tag feel a little less painful. I will keep going back to Buddakan for sure!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There was more going on in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/30/2009
    There was more going on in the bar area then there was in the main dining room.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really liked the food; there
    Haralambos
    Dined on 10/30/2009
    Really liked the food; there wasn't one dish I wouldn't order again. The ambiance was very good, reminded me of Hakkasan in London. The service was pretty disappointing as most of the staff had an attitude. Overall I would dine there again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant was awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/30/2009
    This restaurant was awesome. Quite expensive but the food was well worth it. Recommended without hesitation!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the setting/decor -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2009
    Loved the setting/decor - stunning and very atmospheric. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Would have appreciated a little more light over my table which was in he upper gallery - difficult to read the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was outstanding!
    SofyblueVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2009
    The service was outstanding! Our waiter was there every moment we needed him from water refills to describing all the dishes on the menu perfectly. We sat at the communal table it was fun! The restaurant is dark and has many rooms and bars it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, better food, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    Nice place, better food, and good service. The best: the prices are affordable!!! Excelent choice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good restaurant overall
    diningout
    Dined on 10/25/2009
    very good restaurant overall in a trendy area try the peking duck - excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a nice place, the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    What a nice place, the food is great, the service is fantastic, the place is amazing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the atmosphere and everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    Loved the atmosphere and everything that we ate was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I chose this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    My wife and I chose this restaurant for the ambiance (based on pictures found of the main dining room) and were disappointed in the feel of the place. We were seated in a lounge area off the main dining room where the music level was too high and actually somewhat unsettling. Service was adequate and the food quality was actually pretty good. I think it would be a fun place for a group to dine, but if you are looking for a romantic restaurant, this definitely is not it. Had more of a nightclub feel to it. Also, the main dining room is not as impressive in person. It feels too over-the-top for the level of restaurant. My thoughts - could be fun for large groups (ask to be seated in the main dining room), not great for a date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed since I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    I was disappointed since I booked in the big table in the big dinning room below, but was given a table on the side. I booked way in advance and yet there seems to be preferism. The food however, was as good as always.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good vibe, good food, very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    good vibe, good food, very cool atmosphere and decor
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. There
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    The food was excellent. There are not that many good tables though. If you're not in the main room you feel like your in a bad seat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great and really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2009
    Service was great and really made it a special night for my girlfriend who celebrated a birthday there. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was amazing, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Food was amazing, service was great, very accomodating for late night reservations and need for changes, would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rocked! Loved all!!! The lolipops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Rocked! Loved all!!! The lolipops appetizer, the cod, rice lobster, shrimp eggrolls, shrimp entree....Delicious!!!! and to top it all off the dessert millefeuille OMG :)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super loud restaurant, with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Super loud restaurant, with great food despite the trendy-ness factor. Service was attentive and very helpful. but not overwhelming and lessened the blow of the cost, which wasn't cheap but didn't feel was too overpriced either. Dessert was a great surprise too, mostly because didn't think we'd have room
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food! Fun spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Outstanding food! Fun spot! Not for faint of wallet spender!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service. An
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/23/2009
    Excellent food and service. An experience neither than just to go out and eat. The restaurent has been recommended by a frind in Denmark og I will also recommend. The only thing that could be better was the light when you shall read the menu, maybee a litter lamp fro "old" people( 40 ).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2009
    We enjoyed this restaurant for a late night (midnight) dinner. There seems to be an enforced wait in the lounge area before being shown to your table, but that was fine with us as their signature cocktails were delicious. The service we received was extremely friendly and helpful with the menu. The food was fine, since it was late we ordered rather simple dishes - chow fun noodles, fried rice, etc. - so I can't really speak to the more creative items that are probably available. But again, what we did eat was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate