Buddakan NY

4.6
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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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4.5
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4.6
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FF
London
112 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This it’s a true hidden gem...
You would never believe the whole bunker that is embedded below Chelsea market...
when i went in i saw that beautiful bar area and thought that was the whole restaurant but then you go inside and around and down the stairs to see the full open area with an incredible super kind table for forty people in the center and it just keeps going.
The ambiance is si very cool.
And the food is amazing, we had the tuna tratar rolls, spare ribs, lobster rice (not the best), three of Raúl dumplings(definitely the best), grilled sliced filler mignon with an incredible sauce, and the monkey bread desert...
All was fit for a king ... ❤️ this place and definitely will go back lots and lots

AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Allison provided us with a most excellent dining experience. We also had the pleasure of meeting Chef Brain Ray and his staff in the kitchen. The food was excellent we especially enjoyed the smoked Branzino this is a restaurant we will definitely be revisiting!

EC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. Food was very good. It’s a bit pricey but for a special occasion worth the visit. The only negative I would note is it’s extremely noisy/loud downstairs.

RH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, super food! To recommend to our friends un Belgium!

OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth every penny. Outstanding food. Lighting too dim, but otherwise fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was mother’s birthday. It was perfect. The waiter was amazing from start to finish.

AZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Every year it gets worse! The food was like eating fast food, the ambience was like a diner and the price was through the roof.

JO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just fantastic. my guests loved it! tasting food was great

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe here, and the food is top notch!

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Noisy very dark needed phone to see menus food really poor

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 10. Seating wasn’t ideal - they had six of the group on a bench on a wall with the other 4 of us in chairs on the opposite side. Made it very difficult to get out to go to bathroom. We did move one person to end of he table and asked for another chair which they did bring us as there was no way 6 average adults would have fit on that bench. Service was amazing for the most part. From our server definitely. Some of the waitstaff who came in between to swap our courses/plates-silverware etc were not the friendliest and seemed a little aggravated to be waiting tables but we were celebrating and didn’t let it get to us. Did the Premium Tasting menu and everything was delicious. Definitely recommend and can’t wait to visit again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, we had a great time. Our server was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food took forever to

KT
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe. Lovely ambience. The bar staff were amazing, they were so helpful. The food was absolutely delicious.. I would go back again and highly recommend

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had to wait for a table for about an hour after our reservation time. When we finally got seated, the table was set for 5, our reservation was for 6 people. Left us standing in the middle of the restaurant for a bit too long trying to rectify. We sat ourselves down and grabbed the small table next to us that originally we were told we couldn't have.
The food was good but be prepared to spend a lot of money and the noise level is way too loud. They could at least turn the music down a bit.
Had heard such great things about this restaurant but personally was a bit disappointed and would not return.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing!! A must if you’re visiting NYC!!

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was exactly what we would expect in NYC.

AH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make my birthday special, complete with a lovely birthday dessert. My friends and I had an amazing time. The food was great, service was great, decor was beautiful, and this is a quality restaurant through and through. Thank you!

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistently great. Reliable as a spot that can impress.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The drinks were absolutely terrible. I ordered three different types of cocktails from the menu and all three were absolutely gross: either way too sour or way too sweet. We didn’t sit in the main dining area and I wouldn’t have gone if I had realized this because the area we sat was too bright, low ceiling. Buddakhan is great - if you sit in the main area and order a bottle of wine instead of a cocktail.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Asian Food ever. I’ll definitely go back

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Salad was good
Cauliflower lollipops was good
Lobster rice overrated

DK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mentioned it was a guest birthday. Lots of restaurants will bring out a brownie or a small cake with a candle but Buddakan opened the meal with an acknowledgement that a guest had a birthday. Then they followed up with a phenomenal soufflé dessert with a candle. They totally nailed it. The menu is diverse, creative and amazing.

AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noise level is not "energetic" ........ its too loud! you cannot carry a conversation without screaming!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Long wait time after arriving at reservation time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A parte l’attesa dopo aver prenotato ci hanno fatto aspettare 45 minuti per sederci. Poi è andato tutto liscio

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We tried to get a reservation 6 years ago but the place was too busy.
Although our 9pm table wasn’t ready until 9:30pm we hung out in the bar and enjoyed a cocktail.
Giant shrimp and amazing monkfish were delicious.
Highly recommend this place.

CC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and ambiance

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing i need to say is that the food came a little longer than expected. Wait is too long for the food to be served.

TB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The space is huge and super cool, and the different areas accommodate different ambiance and noise levels. The lounge is music heavy and dark, the main dining hall is good for groups, the side rooms are more intimate etc. the food and service is always top notch. I would recommend the dim sum sharing plates over entrees. The edamame dumplings are a must.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an exceptional experience at this location from the food and the service. This restaurant is chic and romantic we had the Peking pork, pineapple coconut rice pomegranate cranberry and rose water non-alcoholic drink, pork potstickers all cooked to perfect. Few years ago we dinned at there Atlantic city location and it too was amazing. If your going on a date, celebrating a birthday or just want to have a good time take my word this place will be a hit. Dress code is grown and sexy.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I travelled to NY (from Australia) for Christmas and went to Buddakan TWICE as the first experience was incredible and we can’t complain about either date. The food is amazing, the service is incredible and the overall vibe is just outstanding. It was recommended to me through a work friend who had been and now I’ll be the one recommending to everybody back home.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

J
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan is easily one of our top 5 favorite restaurants in NYC. The Chilled Udon noodles and Cauliflower lollipops are a must have every time we go here!

YO
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was absolutely disgusting. The lobster fried rice was so salty, and crunchy as the rice wasn't fully cooked, I had to return it. To make the night worse, the waiter charges me, not only for my meal, but charges me an additional $209.00 on my debit card in which he later apologizes that he charged someone elses meal using my debit card. We all make mistakes, but really? $209.00? "Oh I'm sorry, I charged your card an additional $209.00, it should clear up in a few days". HORRIBLE FOOD!!! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!! NEVER AGAIN!! WILL NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!!!

GH
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, food, service, ambience was superb!! Will go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante dove andarci per vivere in emozione newyorkese in perfetto stile Sex & City.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Posto con una atmosfera spettacolare. Cibo buono e servizio ottimo. I dolci sono buonissimi e abbondanti

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