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.
Celebrating my 40th bday and catching up with friends. The food was perfect and delicious. Service was unbeatable. Such a great experience!
Great food service and it was quick...really enjoyed
Our servers were amazing and the food was outstanding! I had the best potstickers of my life and the General Tso’s dumplings were unbelievable. Every part of the experience at Buddakan was fantastic and exceeded expectations. Thank you Buddakan!
I love Buddakan. It’s one of the “very New York” places that I go to for the atmosphere, food and drinks. The food is very good and I’ve never had a bad dish, and the drinks are delicious as well. Service is always wonderful and the staff are well trained and courteous. I would eat here more often if I could afford it :)
The ambience was amazing. The food was great. We had the pecking duck. You should try it!
The food is always special when you eat at Buddakhan. The service is beyond exceptional and the atmosphere is great.
Really good food, great service. We tried the 79$/person menu and we weren't disappointed. Food was good and we had more than enough for the four of us. We did wait nearly 30 minutes to be seated.
Had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation, waiter forgot about us several times and the food was eh. Definitely not vegetarian friendly.
Loved everything, but dumplings and Peking duck were amazing.
Food was delicious, wait-staff was excellent. It was simply noisy with music blasting. Won’t be coming back!
Anniversary (& newborn baby) date night!
The food was so delicious and some items on the menu were new to me, such as ox tail dumplings which were absolutely amazing. It is a very popular place and I would recommend to make a reservation. The staff were attentive and helpful in suggesting choices on the menu.
We celebrated our ten year anniversary. While they seemed too busy to be extra chatty or ask how many years we were ceely, they acknowledged that we had an anniversary and decorated the dessert plate. Super sweet. Our waiter was polite, professional and attentive.
I really enjoyed everything even down to the desserts. The food and service was outstanding
Buddakan lived up to all its expectations. The food was amazing - I highly recommend the edamame dumplings and the pork buns.
I would definitely come back... the food was amazing.
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I’ve been to Buddakan a few times and absolutely loved it a but I have to say that this occasion left me a little underwhelmed. Which was disappointing because I was taking a friend for her first BUddakan experience, as she’s from out of town.
I think the main thing that impacted our experience, was the fact that the lady on the table right next to us was holding a dog in her arms.
I love dogs and have one of my own, but this is the last thing I would expect to see at such an upscale restaurant and to have a dog sitting up at the table while we were eating, just didn’t seem right.
Surely this is not allowed?
Yes, id they like Asian infusion food.
We enjoyed the visit. Food was good.
Service was very good.
The noise was loooouddddddddddd.
Buddakan has it all - delicious food, excellent service and beautiful atmosphere and decor. It's a perfect place for a special celebratory dinner and to entertain friends and family from out of town.
Noise was high due to a fire alarm situation going on. All was perfect as for food and service. But the alarms left us worried and concerned.
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Always a treat to be at Buddakan. Consistently good food (although the menu is the same since they opened) and excellent service. Spectacular decor. BUT, earsplitingly noise, mainly because of the music which could be turned down—but isn’t.
Food was uninspiring. Not poorly prepared, but not exceptionally flavorful or inventive.
Great food and service as always. Our favorite spot in nyc. Will definitely come back again!
The best place I have went in NY until now!
The music was to loud (as in every NY restaurant) but other than that this was amazing!
Had a great time very up beat, nice vibes
Very cool place, delicious food, amazing music...TOP!!
Always a good time! Food, service, everything always awesome!
Fancy Restaurant with good ambiance, eficious service, nice plates. A place to return next trip to NYC. Nice location if one is in the nearby hotels downtown.
Food was great, service was great! Took a while to be seated with a reservation, but overall great experience and would go back again.
FOOD WAS GREAT,LOVE THE PLACE , GREAT SERVICE.
I JUST WISHED MY RESERVATION WAS WERE IN THE CENTER OF THE RESTAURANT, I DID NOT LIKE THE COACHES.
The atmosphere was perfect and romantic. The cuisine was delicious and came out in a timely manner. Perfect restaurant for a date night or good food and drinks with the girls. I will definitely be back again.
not new to the restaurant, but they never seem to disappoint. if you want to impress someone, this is the place. you'll get a better choice of tables if you reserve at opening times.
very fast service..,but
they ask to ask the entrance along with the dinner without time to enjoy the atmosphere and a drink
My expectation of restaurant dining changed after visiting. From walking in the front door, I felt transferred into another reality with a view of a large tapestry at the hostess’ area. The restaurant feels comfortable and upscale as we were invited to enter the bar. It was dark, colorful, and aged to feel like an Asian bar in a far away land. Come early because you’ll want to have a drink before dinner. When your table is ready, the hostess escorts you into their grand turn of the century dinning room. I felt like I was entering a dream, or a movie or just a fanciful reality. (Not cheesy) I know crazy! We were seated at a table with a antique bird porcelain candle holder with wax dripping everywhere down it. I knew I was in for something special when something you would think would be headed for the donation pile added a touch of magic to the room. This restaurant is perfect for businesses travelers, couples and large parties. Wear black or something sexy because you’ll shimmer in their dining room. A NY tradition you can set on repeat! Enjoy!
One of the best meals I’ve had in a long, long time. My 15-year old son and I went early (5:15 p.m. reservation was all that was available) to celebrate his birthday. The place is dark but not in an old school, romantic way. It was uber cool and swanky. The food was absolutely fabulous- we had two kinds of dumplings (Crispy smoked salmon and the steamed edamame with Sauternes sauce), then the lamp chops with crystalized ginger crust and lobster fried rice. THEN the best desert I’ve possibly had in my adult life... a passion fruit soufflé — I can’t even explain why it was so good but it was perfect. And we had the Crying Chocolate, too. So lovely to share such a beautiful meal with my birthday boy!
malted ganache, vietnamese coffee ice cream
soufflé, crème, caramel