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Buddakan NY

4.6
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13747 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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13747 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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vipEmilyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian our server was great!

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vipChristopherR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent service, food was delicious, portions were a bit small for the price but overall very good 4/5

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup. A little pricey but overall worth it.

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CherylE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my son’s birthday. The food was amazing! We will definitely go back

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GuddiA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as usual, and felt great to be back in NYC. Missed the inside ambience but loved the alfresco!

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food came cold and super late! It definitely much better in the past!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Phenomenal Place. Would love to eat inside tho once NYC is ready

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Sactha
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wao!!nice experience, beautiful place,I'm lovely food,good service, perfect for now outdoor dinner.yes I'm recommended. Go is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The outside decorating was really cute I like the ambiance and the fish was great but the wok noodle was so soggy and a bit blend
And the cocktail was not impressive
However the moms and ambiance was great as well as the server
She was really kind and attentive !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food is not good, so small plates and not good enough.

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vipkushie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Right now with Covid still in the picture, Buddakan did a great job with service and ambiance. The only problem I had was rushing the meal and how much better the presentation was indoors.
But, all in all enjoyed the experience.

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vipTara
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great set up and ambiance for “social distancing “ al fresco. We had a great night. Our waiter was fantastic

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Ashleigh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks are over-priced and couldn't taste the alcohol in them. Appetizer came out before drinks and our main courses came out barely warm shortly after we ordered them as we barely finished our appetizer. Our server barely paid us attention so when my silverware was dirty I had to wait to find the server to eat my appetizer and then waited almost 10 minutes for him to return with a clean set. People walking by without masks on was very frustrating and felt uncomfortable if you're not in the tables with barriers or set back from the sidewalk. Won't go back until normal dining returns and Covid disappears.

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AnthonyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. It smelled a little bit around there. Maybe add some scents or something :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was not fresh.
Peking duck was terrible!

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Atoche
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it didn't disappoint. Food was awesome and so was the service. They did a lovely job with what they can do in terms of their outdoor seating. I liked their face can mask/temperature detector. I think that was pretty neat and useful. Would come again to sit outdoor, even inside look amazing and clean when using the restroom.

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SholaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan was recommended by a friend's coworker. Brought my bestie and mom here for a birthday dinner celebration. I absolutely enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellently delicious, the service was excellent, the ambiance, though outside due to COVID 19, was excellent. Everything was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

They have a good set up for covid outside but the service was terrible. They weren’t bringing out dishes on time and waitress forgot our wine. I love this restaurant but this time the service was very bad.

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AidaS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really missed the ambience of dining inside, but the food is excellent as always. Cocktails are great. Had a wonderful dinner.

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vipNYCdesign78
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciate the effort they put into making the sidewalk festive. Service was very nice. Food was excellent.

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JeremiA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating figuring the location of the restaurant is at a busy intersection.

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vipSusanS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor setup is safe — plexiglass between tables—attractive and brilliant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great dinner. Their outside area is nicely done. Amazing food and service.

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KarenE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family is a huge fan of Buddakan and we try to visit every time we're in New York. We were thrilled to see the restaurant had outdoor seating. It worked out great.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a pleasure to enjoy a great meal outside an buddakan services was very kind taking our meal look forward to eating there again an I love the inside just looking while I use the bathroom

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vipJosephE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and outdoor dining were all amazing.

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BOGOTA1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We were excited to go back to Buddahkan with thier new outdoor dinning. However, we were deeply disappointed with the outdoor dining space. Having been to the restaurant before so many times the inside is so elegant and formal and the new current outdoor dinning space is completely informal. The use of uncomfortable metal chairs, tables with no table cloths, plastic cups and plates, no coffee or tea service and only one dessert as an option was a complete disappointment. The quality of the food was outstanding as always but the informal ambiance and setting did not make a pleasant experience and did not match the prices of the food. The current ambiance of the restaurant is more like an informal cafe and not the elegant restaurant it is. We will not be going back to the restaurant unless the prices are lowered for the outdoor dinning space or when the indoor space is reopen. Overall Budahhkan is not worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible! Oysters were smelly. Too pricey for a terrible experience. Will never come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was absolutely terrible. The waiter didn’t come for a long time to take our order. My husband’s beer was 3/4 full and my wine looked way less than a 5 oz pour. For $16 for a glass of wine, I would expect a proper pour at a place like this. I’ve been here many times in the past but this has to be one of the worst experience. The edamame dumplings aren’t good enough anymore for me to return to this place after this horrible experience. Covid is not an excuse for bad service.

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vipDisappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor dining experiences I’ve had in New York in this environment. The staff was extremely friendly and made it a memorable evening.

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Emily
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was such a fun meal with amazing delicious food. loved the outdoor atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely experience. Our waitress was nice and very attentive to our needs. The tranquility drink was a hit amongst my friends and I. I had the lobster fried rice which was absolutely amazing.

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NatashaW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!! The service was excellent. The outdoor seating was very nice. The ambiance was perfect.

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant did a nice job setting up outside. it was quiet and comfortable. food and drinks were very good and the service was great. nothing compares to eating inside but i would certainly recommend it in times like these.

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vipSnowy
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The nicest waiter but completely overpriced and food was good not great.
I considered the bill a donation to the restaurant workers .
Beware of small glasses of wine for 20$

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Did not like plastic serving ware

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MeganS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Apart from the rubbish truck that went for a while down the street, it was a fantastic night. Nicely partitioned, comfortable seating. Waiter recommend two cocktails and they were superb. Had the tasting plate of dumplings, a great way to check them all out as too hard to decide on one flavour. Absolutely divine, had a chicken skewers dish and lobster fried rice again amazing .
Highly recommend a visit, beautiful food, drink, service and ambience! Don’t forget to make a reservation!

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vipJayD
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely night market. Buddakan did a great job setting up outside. Great waiter, Brian. Good drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing new patio- great food!

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vipELOKNOWSFOOD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A welcomed relief considering the current climate (covid-19). Still on their game with exceptional food. Ambience and experience still a work in progress and expected...will certainly return as usual...

FAQs

Buddakan NY does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Buddakan NY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 13747 OpenTable diners.

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