Buddakan NY

4.6
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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.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

we loved the restaurant but we had a 10 pm reservation and didn't sit down until 10:45. We were kind of annoyed with that but our waiter made up for it. The service and food was great!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even better than usual (which is amazing), fabulous food, great service and surroundings. Will be going back x

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Went for a birthday and the share plates were great and they brought a cake out without asking.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great ambience but the food is really mediocre. If you don’t mind the PFchang experience of Americanized Chinese food then this spot will be adequate. There’s nothing creative or authentic about the food. The service is just ok - feels a bit like a factory.

J
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adjectives can’t describe how AWESOME our experience was at Buddakan. From our greeting to bar service through our entire meal service everything, and everyone, was spot on. Our server did a phenomenal job recommending every part of the meal, with every dish perfectly prepared and presented. My colleague is a huge “foody” who raves about every aspect of our dinner. I can’t wait to go back!!

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters trip to new York

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Buddakan for 15 years and it never fails to exceed my expectations!

C
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, yet still quite over priced. We shared a starter, had a main dish each, shared a side and shared a dessert and had a bottle of the cheapest wine. The bill was 250 dollars. I would only return for a very special occasion. The restaurant was dark and played fairly loud repetitive she music. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Easy ordering for a large group. Very helpful wait staff. The space is gorgeous.

A little hard to find. : ) The door is not well-marked outside of Chelsea Markets.

E
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great to experience a place like this on a trip to NYC.

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were initially celebrating a birthday which turned out to be our engagement too.
We had an early reservation for 5.30pm, we were 10 minutes early and so waiting upstairs in the bar area.
We ordered a bottle of red wine and then the fire department made an announcement over the speakers as the building is linked to the Chelsea Markets. All good, we thought we were evacuating however the manager came over and advised it was nothing to worry about, great we thought however our initial server was more interested in chatting to her other colleagues.
Our wine came and she couldn’t open the screw top bottle, and when it was opened spilled it over the table whilst serving us in the wine glasses.
The fire department then made another announcement over the speakers that the ‘problem’ had been rectified and to remain indoors.
We then were left in the bar and had to be asked to be seated.
We were taken downstairs and thankfully were greeted by a friendly, attentive and on the ball server! (thank god) She made recommendations but wasn’t overbearing. We didn’t catch her name but she made the Buddakan experience perfect for our celebration. So thank you!
Food was exceptional, the service finally got to 100% when we got downstairs and so we would highly recommend.
Just need a few tweaks on the upstairs.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushma’s success

JG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Wait time to get a table was one hour! Place too dark!

I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still so much fun, food is very good and ambiance very lively. Excellent cocktails. A great option for a night out

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Great, would come back whenever possible

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I EVER had. Absolutely delicious. Fabulous variety.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our wedding anniversary and this place did not disappoint! It is a beautiful atmosphere, food was delicious and the service was fabulous! Cannot go wrong with the dim sum and filet. For an added nice touch we got a sweet message in our desert telling us happy anniversary.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Less service than last week :-/

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was exceptional. We had the pre fixed #2 menu that was perfect for our group of 8. It was a little loud and dark so hard to carry a conversation.

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very fun and good was great. Just felt rushed and the server assumed we were tourists but we are not.

EC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very cool. The food was amazing. Lots of gluten free options. The service was great and we would absolutely return!

MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had low expectations, but our waiter was so friendly and attentive, gave great recs, the food was so so good (new favorite place for peking duck) the ambiance was fun but not so loud that we couldn’t have a conversation! Weve added this restaurant to our regular rotation.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We ordered a few dim sum dishes, and fried rice and congee. The dim sum was fine. But, the fried rice (very tiny pieces of meat and too salty) and congee (tastes more like instant rice porridge) were underwhelming.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all around !!

MK
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

You chargé me twice and I still haven’t got the money back.
Really bad when You pay so much already and You have to pay double!!
But the food was good!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Great everything. VERY pricey though.

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and the food was outstanding. I would go back!

MI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in New York. The tuna tartare rolls and rock shrimp are absolutely amazing

HE
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was phenomenal. Always a wonderful time.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When we go to New York city we always have dinner at Buddakan. It's a very good restaurant. This time and for the first time, we went there with our teenage daughters and they loved it too. The service was excellent, the food wonderfull (I specially recomend the black cod). Unfortunelly we did not had stomach for the desserts. Since we've been here 3 or 4 times before and know the place, our table this time was near the entry and it wasn't nice. The level of noise is what is expected for this kind of (very big) restaurant but it is the only thing that I disliked. The service was very good, as always! Probably because we are not americans (we are portuguese), we are not used to eat so much as it was recommended. We didn't follow the amount of food thar our waitress recommended but we still had a little more than we should...

r
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful evening at a beautiful restaurant. Drinks were fun and interesting. We ordered a variety of appetizers, rock shrimp always a favorite, beef and scallion pancakes were very good. From the main dishes, we enjoyed Mala chicken, the beef dish was excellent, noodles were great too. Dessert, we ordered 2 chocolate desserts, also got the doughnuts, everything was great but the chocolate pistachio dessert was a highlight. All in all, a lovely evening, the staff was attentive and efficient.

LH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was the best we had in New York, we shared 2 types of dumplings, crispy duck & ps cakes with a side of cauliflower. Everything was gorgeous

GP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply amazing! It is a little bit on the pricier side but its totally worth it. Nice staff.

LG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful decor. Wonder drinks and wine list. Great place to share entrees. Best black cod!!

d
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing birthday dinner here on Saturday night. The music, staff, and food was amazing. Thank You Guys soooo much for making my evening even better

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience!

s
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Buddakan is a "destination" New York restaurant; and it knows it.
$25 for a Gin and Tonic (because we chose a "premium" gin although were not told this) and a 30 minute wait for our table.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

This was my 4th time and as always the food was amazing - just out of this world but the service let it down. Table service in the bar area was slow, not enough staff in there and then the table service was also not as sharp as it should be. The area we were sat (far right hand corner on the top level) was so hot...

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun and food! Love it!!!