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
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AL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent! Always excellent!!! My favourite restaurant in NYC!!!!

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MG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Waiting staff were incredible. Only let down by the welcome from reception who weren’t very helpful. Other staff and the food more than made up for it though

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had to wait almost 30 minutes for a table despite coming for our reservation on-time. Because the space is huge, it’s almost like they purposely over-book so that it looks “full” in the front. The food was mediocre in taste/ creativity, small portions, and overpriced. They didn’t even offer to comp us on dessert as smaller places do when you’ve waited for so long. What you’re really paying for is the trendy atmosphere and long bathroom lines—similar to a lounge.

CC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve ever had in my life. No lie. The spicey yellowtail melts in your mouth. The vegetable fried rice with the coconut curry foam is unbelievable. The Mochi donuts are delicious. Everything is 5 stars.

KG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. we had a very good time and our waitress was the best! I wish i remembered the name:(
Would definitely come back for big party!

P
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Perfect dinner!! Wonderful food and good environment. You have to know buddakan.

m
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I cannot say anything more than I was extremely disappointed. We booked a table, and came 15 minutes in advance, at 9:45. We had to wait standing in a room for 45 minutes. All the requests to be served got us the same general response like "Soon you will be seated". After an eternity we simply decided that New York has a plethora of better resturants that would have served us better.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, just I was mad that we had to wait 1 hour for the table. Even with having a reservation.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with great food. Good vibes throughout!

KE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed the cocktails but the food was incredible

KO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Same great atmosphere but food didn’t live up to expectations this time.

OT
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really outstanding from start to finish.

C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The service was very attentive. The food was outstanding, ambiance was like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

CM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent. Very disorganized seating situation. Difficult to leave past the Saturday night crowds

A
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chef must have had a very light hand on the spices since that taste sensation I look forward to when going just wasn’t there. The service was good but very rushed.

LM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out with friends

AD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 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
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 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
2 reviews
Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sisters trip to new York

T
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 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 7 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 7 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 on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
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 on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushma’s success

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Over crowded, not treated well by staff, waiter tried to upsell us and make us order way too much food and it was obvious. We both work a ton, and we wasted a date night on this.

JG
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

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

I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Great, would come back whenever possible

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Less service than last week :-/

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
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 on November 30, 2019
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.