Buddakan NY

4.6
12246 reviews
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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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St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my 40th bday and catching up with friends. The food was perfect and delicious. Service was unbeatable. Such a great experience!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food service and it was quick...really enjoyed

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AH
Naples
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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

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 :)

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

The ambience was amazing. The food was great. We had the pecking duck. You should try it!

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GE
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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NO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always special when you eat at Buddakhan. The service is beyond exceptional and the atmosphere is great.

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MH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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M
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything, but dumplings and Peking duck were amazing.

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j
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, wait-staff was excellent. It was simply noisy with music blasting. Won’t be coming back!

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

Anniversary (& newborn baby) date night!

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TF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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

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.

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

I really enjoyed everything even down to the desserts. The food and service was outstanding

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buddakan lived up to all its expectations. The food was amazing - I highly recommend the edamame dumplings and the pork buns.

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely come back... the food was amazing.

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Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing
Put on your Bucket List

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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?

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J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes, id they like Asian infusion food.
We enjoyed the visit. Food was good.
Service was very good.
The noise was loooouddddddddddd.

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BO
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic

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AG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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B
New York Area
796 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was uninspiring. Not poorly prepared, but not exceptionally flavorful or inventive.

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JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always. Our favorite spot in nyc. Will definitely come back again!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place I have went in NY until now!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was to loud (as in every NY restaurant) but other than that this was amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time very up beat, nice vibes

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c
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place, delicious food, amazing music...TOP!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time! Food, service, everything always awesome!

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was great! Took a while to be seated with a reservation, but overall great experience and would go back again.

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

very fast service..,but
they ask to ask the entrance along with the dinner without time to enjoy the atmosphere and a drink

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Crying Chocolate
malted ganache, vietnamese coffee ice cream

Passionfruit Chiboust
soufflé, crème, caramel

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