Buddakan NY

4.6
12375 reviews
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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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place, food and atmosphere! I’ll try it again, for sure.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Exposed brick and dim lighting. The food was amazing and the service over the top. Worth the $&

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

Everything was phenomenal, this was my 4th time there.

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MV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always over delivering. service was impeccable. love the room. food and wine knowledge was top notch!

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing venue and food. waiter a bit too insistent on wine and drink, push you to order.

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AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food with interesting tastes, outstanding service, nice environment. Acceptable noise level. Since the place is huge the atmosphere not feels very exclusive/private but I would really recommend this place it is cool and definitely worth visiting

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PP
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food & very good service. A noisy environment in the main area downstairs, but if seated upstairs it is more intimate and you are able to have a conversation without shouting at each other.

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We ordered dim sun to share, two main course and one side dish. The waitress said it wasnt enough and recommended us to order one more. It was sooooo much food we couldnt eat half of it! We shouldnt have listen to the waitress!
The monkfish was over cooked. Impressive how to ruin such a nice fish.
The interior was cool but thats the only positive thing about this restaurant.

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

Loved the food and drinks. Atmosphere was fantastic.

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AB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best chinese meals I´ve had in a long time. Highly recommended

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

Our waiter Alicia was AWESOME!!!

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

Great restaurant with very good food. Atmosphere is excellent and reminds of BuddaBar Restaurants

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c
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been there before and would not only return again, but bring more new friends with me. Excellent restaurant

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

The food and service were both wonderful!

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p
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Food was amazing as always, but the table we got was very bad located. It was a big disappointment.

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NY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After all these years, Buddakan is still fantastic. On this visit, we brought friends who had never been. Every dish we ordered - and we order a lot so our friends could taste a lot of different things - was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was terrific, too: friendly and efficient. Consistently a great experience.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food quality has gone progressively down over the years. We've been many times but this past visit was out last -- lots of better places to go with good ambiance and better food.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Very very average.

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

El nivel de ruido era tan alto que apenas se podía conversar!!
Veníamos por menu degustacion y nos dicen que solo es para más de 5... pedimos mix dumplings que estaba bien, luego un noodles para compartir (era tanto el ruido que queríamos solo probar algo e irnos), el camarero nos dice con muy mala cara que es poca cantidad para compartir, que deberiamos pedir mas, le decimos que no y se va molesto. Noodles champiñon era grande y bueno para compartir, y tenía tanto exceso de soya y aceite que nos alegramos de no haber pedido más pues la calidad era mala. No volvería...

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall nice restaurant. Food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Beaucoup trop bruyant, nourriture basique et trop cher

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DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and fantastic service. But quite expensive. Loud music!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food are outstanding!! Excellent service!
The noice level is high.

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KJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The BEST experience ever! I would recommend this to everyone!

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Waiter was bored and the food was ok, not outstanding as in the past.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

the place and service are great. but the food is only ok- not at all worth the price. its not bad, but nothing is delicious

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KW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ambience was lovely yet quite noisy. Waitress was not very friendly and seemed very staged.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice place really good food

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, the food was excellent.

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KI
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere and fine food.

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DF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My third visit to Buddakan, and i'm reminded why I keep returning. The food is amazing- holy cow the cauliflower lolli's. The staff is great and the place is beautiful.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointing. Service was only ok. Had our water filled only once and it sat empty most of the meal. One entree was delivered 15 mins of the other persons. And when it came 15 mins late, it was cold. Server didn’t take anything off the bill or offer a complimentary drink or dessert...even though I had to watch my associate eat and he had to watch me eat. Cool place but disappointing service and food experience.

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous!!

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d
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food. Was there on day 1, and the food and service have remained unbelievably consistent! And the service is always super friendly in an atmosphere that cannot be beat!

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EK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was exceptionally great, very accommodating and sweet. Food would be a 5 except I feel like some dishes are over priced. But overall consistently pleasant dining experience with good food and drinks and great service.

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BH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The place is beautiful, nothing crazy about the food at lease no for my taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting New York from Sweden, celebrating my 50th birthday at Buddakan. Excellent food and service, but unfortunately too chilly in the restaurant which doesn’t give it a 5 out of 5. But a very strong 4 :)

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T
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

The manager made it his priority to attend to my table. The food temperature was perfect. The menu selection was minimal. They should create a children's menu as parents dine with their children. I didn't care for the decor at all it didn't match the type of food. The music didnt match either & it is much too dark inside. I decided to dine here for my birthday because a friend told me he dined here and raved about the spring rolls so I wanted to try this place out. I appreciated the complimentary add on of shrimp tempura to my entree as well as the Birthday dessert. So I thank the manager for that. There needs to be more vegetarian entrees and a variety of non alcoholic refreshments.

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AM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty food, some was colder than I would have liked. Service was super friendly and helpful. Would go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to celebrate my friend’s bday and I loved it! The food, the ambiance and all the experience of being there for the first time.

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