Buddakan NY

4.6
14230 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 14230 people are saying
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stephanH
Miami
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggggg

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LamarM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From food to ambience, everything was amazing. Highly recommend.

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vipNYCFashion
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Service was way too slow and food was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was ok, ambiance is great, fun place, very dark but food is just ok especially for prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The edamame dumpling slap and everything else ranged from not good to inedible mush

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Overall it was a nice experience.
While waiting for the table we went to the bar to get drinks. The bartender seemed frazzled, never looked up, made any eye contact or asked me to wait. I just stood there for 10mns until a bar-back said another bartender will be there soon. That was definitely not forth the $70 for 3 cocktails. While i was waiting the host came to seat us. I was celebrating a birthday and requested a nicer table, i’m not sure if my request was noted as we were sat in the upper level area, where it was a bit darker and secluded facing the wall, which wasn’t that much in the birthday spirit.
Otherwise the food was really good and our waiter was super sweet.

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vipJeffR
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Buddakan! Food was great, service was great, and the ambiance is definitely unique. Can't wait to my next visit to NYC to go again.

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Robin
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal service and food. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Worth every penny spent

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Chip
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great! Loved it. Always amazing

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HeatherD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and I enjoyed everything about this fine dining. The ambience and decor was beautiful. Our waiter, Steven, was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. The good was delectable. The bathroom was beautiful. I recommend!

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UncleRuss
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special treat. Someone in the kitchen is making sure they keep up standards and don't cut any corners. Service is patient, well-informed, attentive. Delicious all around.

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magivicla
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Buddakan for a few years now. The food is outstanding, we love the atmosphere and we are never disappointed.

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vipLori
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Edamame Dumplings
Crispy Cauliflower Lollipops
General Tso’s Dumplings
Sizzling Short Rib
Ma La Chicken

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Jack
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food is tasty and the restaurant has unique ambience but there are not enough gluten free option and the ones they had came too late.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was amazing and the place itself is gorgeous. There was a baby close to my table and he kept crying all dinner long. Honestly for such an upscale place they should have a designated area for families, since the tone of the restaurant is not suitable for kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Buddakan is always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!!!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! It was my first time here and the food and wait staff were amazing. I'll definitely be returning!

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JimI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Victor was informative, attentive and an extra exceptional server! Kudos again!

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I liked this place but two of the dishes we ordered never came out and we paid for them anyways??

Overall very good but a little miffed that we paid for things we didn’t end up getting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The reviews is for outdoor dining. The money you are paying is partly for the atmosphere and ambience, which you won’t get outdoor

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Birthday dinner- service was poor.

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Wandafanda53
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good particularly the pork buns and black cod. Wine was good but had a lot of sediment in glass. Desserts were very good also. Had to ask for more water but overall a very enjoyable evening.

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Gabby
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Baddakan! I’ve been wanting to go for a while now. One of my besties offered to take me there and I was immediately excited!

Upon arrival, we checked in and the hostess proceeded to lead us to the outdoor seating. Originally, when booking the reservation asked to be seated outside. Once we got there, we changed our mind as our third party canceled. The hostess hesitated on granting us seating indoors even thought it was clearly a slow night and there were MANY empty seats. After an almost 10 minute wait, she lead us to our seats. When seated, our waiter was equally disappointing. He was very inattentive, he rushed the service he was will to give us and was even very rude in his explanations of the menu. A group come in after us and was seated right next to us. Miraculously, that once short and curt attitude has disappeared. He was now mild mannered, gave them menu suggestions, explained what wine pairs well with their selection, he was even so courteous he helped them flip through the pages of the menu. Familiar with this type of treatment of “certain” individuals is definitely NOT a new phenomenon, still upsetting that it still exists.

While I enjoyed the ambiance and the company of my friend’s company, I can’t say the same for this establishment. Please do BETTER!

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anindaroy
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, service and the overall vibe. Just that as the evening progresses it does a bit noisy which can be a bit annoying.

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VHuffman
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Magical ambulance. Wonderfully delicious food. Try the edamame dumplings and chicken dumplings in broth. Wow.

Service friendly but slow and inattentive for this caliber of restaurant. Management should pay more attention to customer service details.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience1

We got there and the place is very dark. We’re told to wait on the lounge and that someone would take us to the table. It took over 20 minutes and we sat almost on top of the party next to us (and this is during the COVID pandemic). The music was so loud that we barely talked because it was imposible to hear each other. The Peking duck and the chicken dumplings were amazing, but the noise level and the ridiculous amount of people in the place ruined the whole experience. We didn’t even asked for desert, because we wanted to leave the place as soon as posible.

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vipladythatlunches
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We ate outside. The space is a little primitive, given the cost of the meal. Nonetheless, the server was attentive and the food was predictably good.

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NadiaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration for my husband. Service & food were great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was so good. Everything went by fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We went to experience the Resturant and they gave us table on the temporary patio without any ambiance by the street!!!
Why would you go to this Resturant if you want to sit outside?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our reserved time. We were immediately seated at a great comfortable booth. It was amazing with the loud music blaring my guests and I did not have to shout!
This was all our first time. What a great space!! Shock and awe!! The only thing missing was a fantastic drag queen to seat us !! Everyone then could make a grand entrance!!
Food was fantastic. Tuna tartare spring rolls!!! What!!!
Lamb, chicken, and monkfish!!’ All portions large enough to share. We did. Our side was cauliflower. All three shared and it was more than enough.
We chose a French white wine blend. Delighted with its reasonable price of $50 bottle. Wine worked perfect with the sweet / spicy hot essence of the food.
Finally the desserts. Never order them but food was so good all of us ordered different items. We shared. My banana cheesecake was orgasmic. Couldn’t finish it.
Can’t wait to return!!

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Biscuit
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately it is getting so loud here with the music you can’t carry on a conversation with someone even next to you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Would not recommend.

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MikeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional, clearly well trained and experienced. Gracious, good menu recommendations, food was brought to table faster than expected. The food was some of the better tasting of its type we've had and portions were larger than we expected from a high end restaurant. This was a special occasion and they made in positively memorable. Music was the right level and vibe, we were seated with other couples (not noisy large groups). We were made to feel welcome. I'd refer anyone looking for a top venue without pretension to eat here.

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BrittanyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience nice staff good food and drinks

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FabiolaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had out best dinner in NYC! Location, style, liveliness- everything perfect!

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leonardoc
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I’m very upset because my credit card was not accepted as I was told the restaurant had issues accepting credit cards from another country.

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vipChrH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food so so. Would have more appetizers next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate tables, great food and atmosphere! Try one of the tasting menus!

FAQs

Buddakan NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 14230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.