Buddakan NY

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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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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PA
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best places in Manhattan to indulge and enjoy. Everything is so incredibly wonderful from walking in to leaving. One of my favorite places in New York!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful space, attentive service and wonderful food! Would highly recommend

GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only complain that I have is that I made reservations and I still had to wait about 30min to be seated. But besides that, the food was great.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Table wasn't ready waited 20 mins table. Got drink at bar Vodka on rocks hardly any vodka for 20.00 drink. Finally got seated and was put in back room downstairs under ac unit which was on. Asked to be switched they said all tables that were empty was taken. Finally manager came over and I said if they shut ax off it would be fine to stay. After 15mins the ac turned back on and was never shutoff again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time — good for group dinners. Amazing ambiance and aesthetic interior!

AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance but several hundred dollars for a 30 minute dining experience. Felt like a fast food restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had to wait 30min to be seated even being on time , they had empty tables but still they made us wait

JP
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun night out in a Nightclub atmosphere especially in the bar/waiting foyer. Staff were excellent and cocktails great - the food lived up to expectations ... peking duck pancakes, cauliflower lollipops, sezchuan shrimp, beef ... all fabulous.

DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was amazing - once seated our server was very knowledgeable on the menu and pleasant. However, I made a reservation only to wait 40 minutes to be seated??? Front hosts were not very kind, it was a birthday, I spoke on the phone with them they said they had a complementary cake and then the server kind of blew the surprise and suggested we order something for the birthday. So we didn't get cake... Additionally, we were seated next to a couple who was hooking up at the table and it was quite uncomfortable to say the least, when we asked to move there were no avail tables so we had to stay.

I'll come back for the food...but service needs to be worked on a bit.

g
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allison was excellent t. Experience was excellent

MH
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is to die for. Bigger the group the better as you want to try everything. It is fairly loud but has a super atmosphere.

T
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Grand atmosphere, great service (did feel a bit slow at times but it was packed so I guess that's why). Best lobster and lamb ribs/chops we've tasted so far. All in all amazing. Rather high-end expensive but it's New York-worthy. :)

MM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Over all this is a good restaurant. The ambience and the theme is exceptional! The food was good although it is not necessarily on the healthy side of Asian food. A lot of sauces and a lot of batters. The portions are also very large. The only thing I wish is that our waitress would have given us a better indication as to the portions when we ordered. We were looking for her direction. Over all it was a good experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday Dinner

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my Favourite location in NYC, food is delicious! From pork bun and dumplings to start to the noodles as entrees, every dish was very tasty and well balanced. Staff very kind and professional,our waitress was very helpful to choose the right dishes that could accommodate the allergies at the table.
Special mention to desserts...they are to die for!!
It was a special occasion for me and my boyfriend and all the staff made it even more special. Can’t wait to bring my sister here again next week :)!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good service, top advice on food & drink selection, very nice atmosphere

OF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Tuna Tartare and Endamame dumplings. Pricey for little portions, but overall I am very happy with the ambience and service.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Too impersonal. The waitress is so eager to have you out of there (and give your table to the next guest) that he even chooses your dinner for you and probably would also eat your dinner for you if it wasn't too rude.

CD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine’s Day and our dinner amazing! The service was amazing and they tended to our every needs, including giving us recommendations on food! The place was beautiful and the food was AMAZING!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Asian fusion ever enjoyed every bite and the service was top notch

TF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a recommendation to me from a native New Yorker - we were not disappointed. The food is absolutely spectacular - the lobster egg roll is particularly stunning. The portions are big so don't be persuaded into over ordering. We had one starter, one main course and one side (rice) to share between two was ample.
The place is really cool and has a great vibe - albeit a little noisy!

KL
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing but the cocktails left a lot to be desired, especially for the cost.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing evening. Front desk personnel’s can be nicer.

KH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a large party!! The food was delicious

A
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing!! The restaurant was beautiful with dark lighting and cool vibes. The food was absolutely delicious. Our service was great. They brought us out dessert for our anniversary! Definitely would go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Bellissimo ristorante , le possibilità di essere nella sala principale sono pochissime il resto del locale è molto normale. Cibo davvero squisito ma musica ALTISSIMA rende l’atmosfera molto poco intima. Consigliato se si vuole vivere un’esperienza trendy. Area di NYC fra le più belle

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KM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date night spot or place to bring out of town guests to! Fun vibe and fantastic food.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and decor were to die for. The food was good, nothing show stopping. The sweet and crispy jumbo shrimp was the table favorite. The lobster rice needed to be cooked a bit more and the soy sauce was sweeter than salty. The lamb was also memorable.

Glad I went once but not sure I'll go back.

TK
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration was very nice!

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

It was quite confusing, upon arriving we were told to just ”wait anywhere, they will find you”. They never offered a Valentine's menu as advertised, and the lobster fried rice was absolutely bland and so was the Kao Pang Fish and the lobster egg roll. However the tuna tartare spring rolls were a Bomb. Over all this fell flat for the food. They did offer a complimentary scope of ice cream for our Anniversary !

LS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance, and amazing food!

BV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really cool elite vibe, def would recommend only can be a bit loud from time to time but tbh for the price in NYC you can’t complain about that

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is my 4th time here and I simply love it. Never disappointed me. Especially because they always try their best to give me the table I ask for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing, a bit expensive though. I wish they would ask to check your coats.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual! Our favorite spot!

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the drinks were perfect, but the highlight of our experience was our server, Ryan. He offered us the best ordering advice, had a great personality and was extremely attentive. We’ll definitely be back again. Thank you!

MT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff were attentive and a nice surprise given complimentary at the end of the meal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had members of our party running late. The person handling the seating was very accommodating. The drinks were good, service was good and the decor was very well put together. Overall a very good dining experience.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!

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SS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m a fan of this place but have to say I am disappointed with food most of which is sweetened with sweet sauces.