Buddakan NY

4.6
11750 reviews
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$50 and over
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Chinese
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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian
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Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 989-2245
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Yang Huang & Brian Ray
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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.
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Private party contact
Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180
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Cross street
16th Street
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Public transit
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 11750 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Anthony did not want to be bothered with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was just awesome!!! And the food was amazing

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G
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Remarkable food. Very loud you would think it’s a club and not a restaurant. Waiting area is very disorganized and just a way for you to spend more money on drinks while you wait. Very dark.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the monkfish, pork potstickers, tuna spring rolls and Chinese’s sausage fried rice. The fish, potstickers and spring rolls were all amazing, we found the fried rice to be lacking in flavor but it was made up for in the other three dishes. I had the Fate cocktail that was delicious and for dessert the crying chocolate which was like nothing we had ever had. Our server was very kind and attentive. The atmosphere was more of a younger crowd and loud but still very enjoyable. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we will definitely be back!!

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GG
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food as always and very good service. Highly recommend

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Buddakan for my boyfriend’s birthday. I had been before but it was his first time. The food was amazing, the space is spectacular and our server was fabulous. Wonderful evening all around.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late but they were able to take us, there was a little wait but it was good because we enjoyed the bar area which was very lively. Once our table was ready the server was great, he explained everything to us and made some recommendations which we loved. Overall we had great time and we definitely plan to go back 👌

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SG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waited to be seated after checking in with the hostess in the bar/lounge for a 9:30 reservation for 90 minutes. No one came to find us in that whole time. Waited for 25+ minutes for someone to even get us a drink/appetizer menu though we were seated at a table in the lounge. When we were leaving, informed the hostess that we were never seated at our actual reserved table was informed they were "just about to go find us". Compared to the experience and service at the Philadelphia Buddakan, this was a disgrace.

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CM
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Despite the reservation we had to wait more than 40 minutes to be seated - too much noise - poor quality drink - too expansive

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ME
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had to wait more than an hour for our reserved table, a big bummer

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

After a disastrous start with us having to wait in the crowded bar area for 45 minutes for our reserved table we were seated probably at one of the worst tables in the restaurant!!! However after that the service by our waitress was exemplary and the food was certainly delicious- would I give it a second go......probably

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Sat 1 hour after reservation. Server was terrible. Took 20 minutes to order after appetizers. We threw cash down and walked out. Never again.

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my ladies b-day, we’ve been to the AC location many times, So I figured I’d take her here since it’s one of her faves. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the place was beautiful. The miso smoked ribs and cauliflower lollipops were to die for.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Only negative part is we waited for our table for almost 45 minutes.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food were amazing, and our server really made the night. My only complaint was the 45 minute wait past our 8:30 reservations. They did send over dessert as an apology, which was unexpected but a nice touch for the wait
The whole sea bass was out of this world, everything actually was so delicious

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so amazing!! Lovely restaurant and ambience.

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Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in NY. I have been there many times, and it never disappoints. We had quite a wait despite the reservation, and they offered us an appetizer. Turns out, it was their signature dish and it was excellent. Each dish was great, but dessert was the nicest I had in a long time. Service is always the best, and our waiter gave us a lot of attention. They did not forget my birthday cake either. Simply the best.

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London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service at table excellent- greeting friendly but kept waiting in the bar with no communication. Absolutely love this place

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The ambience felt like we were in a club, very dark and loud music. But we got used to it by the end. The food was incredible! Highly recommend the general tso dumplings! I will be craving those forever!

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, a little bit too dark but great vibe. Really helpful waiter helped me choose the gluten free options. Wine menu expensive but didn’t stop us buying a bottle ;)

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Everyone was friendly. We enjoyed it tremendously.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, so different outside to inside, however, food was very expensive for what it was certainly nothing special.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was mediocre for the price. We sampled many dishes and nothing wowed us. Beautiful interior!! Service exceptional. Great for a date or Bri g out of towners

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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very warm and welcoming.

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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The only complaint I have is about the service, my husband had to ask for our waitress twice and when the food came, they forgot one of our main entree, which we ended up canceling. But besides that I liked the food a lot. Nice atmosphere too

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, excellent food and fun time. Also a great place for large groups they have tons of seating.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Loud , medium quality food, nice setup, unpolite reception

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DJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coolest place to have a meal in NYC. Loved everything about it.

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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s so nice to return to this magical spot time after time and continue to get our favorite dishes on the menu with lovely and personable staff in such a gorgeous setting! Thank you for many years of pleasure at this gem!

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k
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a favorite go to after many years. Food and service was exceptional. Edamame dumplings 🥟 a must order! Tasting menu for 6 people was a ton of food and it was all GREAT!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Qualità dei piatti ineccepibile, tutto molto buono e tutto sommato prezzo corretto visto il tipo di locale

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was amazing. The chicken Tso dumplings and edamame dumplings are the best dumplings ever. The crying chocolate desert was perfection. Our server was really sweet, but overall service was slow. Too many servers giving different messages. We had to ask for the chilli flakes 3 times and 3 different servers.

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1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. We were immediately greeted by the hostess, who ushered us to the bar area to wait for our table. We were probably there 4 minutes before another hostess came to show us to our seats. We were then greeted by our FABOULOUS, AMAZING, INFORMATIVE, SUPER FRIENDLY waitress Veronique! She explained the menu and was extremely patient as we asked questions as to what dish was the best. We ate Appetizers- Lobster egg rolls & Short rib scallion pancake, Entree- Whole Sea Bass (which I highly recommend) & Roasted Chicken Congee with The Lobster fried rice & Gai Lan veggie dish which was amazing. Dessert- Chocolate Pistachio Cremoso (rich and sinful).
Overall our experience was excellent, besides the food, Veronique made our experience at Buddakan special! Thank you!

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AJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Buddakan is ALWAYS delicious!! Everything that came to our table made our tastebuds smile. The service is also impeccable. If you want an evening of exquisite dining, Buddakan is THE place!

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

A pesar de tener reservación nos hicieron esperar más de 20 minutos por la mesa. El pato y el arroz con cangrejo llegaron fríos, el mesero no se apareció en toda la noche después de tomar la orden ni para retirar los platos, todo lo hizo el asistente. Nadie que ofreciera “algo más de tomar”. Pésimo servicio.

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It has been a decade since we’ve been here but the food is still very good. Other than the loud music, my wife and I had a great time!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun with friends , awesome every time. Had a blast !!!! Ate to much

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiting was frustrating !

Ambience was amazing !

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