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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.5
4.5
15383 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 205 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 989-6699
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zachary Taylor
  • Private party contact
    Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180
  • Neighborhood
    Meatpacking District
  • Cross street
    16th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Buddakan NYC Dim Sum Class

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 9, 2024 only
    Please join us for a Saturday afternoon at Buddakan NYC, where Executive Chef Zachary Taylor will teach you how to make the restaurant’s signature dim sum using traditional Asian ingredients, techniques, and cooking utensils. Each guest will be served their own dim sum creations, alongside a selection of house specialties, including: duck salad, chili chicken, jumbo shrimp and a variety of rice and veggie stir fries; while enjoying a bevy of cocktails and NA beverages. Guests are invited to participate in this unique daytime experience and feast on fanciful, shareable pan-Asian fare at Buddakan NYC’s stunning downstairs banquet table. Guests are required to be 21 years or older.

What 15,383 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York City

    Chinese

  • New York City

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

15,374 Reviews
  1. GlennB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time though my good lady wife had been prior when in NYC on business. Ambience and decor enthralled me and then the food, wow, the food, simply outstanding with attentive, exceptional service.

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  2. JonM

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from when we stepped foot in the door. The tasting menu was perfect for a large group of 8. Wait staff excellent kept the drinks and food coming. I will be back. Perfect night. Delicious.

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  3. TerenceC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We got a really crappy table with waiters and bussers constantly whizzing by us. Also, the service was very slow

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  4. honga

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The cod was excellent! Everything else was good but not worth the hype....

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent! The shrimp tempura salad was amazing !

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  6. MartinJ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good place, very dark a bit noisy. Charred fillet excellent

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  7. MaxK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Buddakan this Sunday with high expectations , all those expectations were met and then some , Alex our server was amazing great quick service and very knowledgeable about the menu , me and my partner had a great time

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  8. CleoS

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in NYC! Great food and amazing ambience !!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jose are waiter was the best he was kind and constantly looking after us loved him

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  10. TaraC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Best food and atmosphere!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The total experience was amazing. Upon arrival everything was absolutely great! No complaints and I will definitely be returning.

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  12. ChrisSMEXC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience. Great food, overall satisfied with the service.

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  13. TomL

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you have a chance to dine at Buddakahn, don’t miss it. Five stars all around.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday experience. Such an intimate and vibrant energy. Yet another wonderful birthday at Buddakan.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    El servicio malisimo! Y la comida deja mucho que desear.

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  16. BeatrizR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our romantic dinner! we would have preferred to stay in the main dinner room which is lovely.

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  17. KanwalC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday experience for our friend . Had a wonderful time.

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  18. Massimo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buddacan is a winner, from beginning to end. Courteous staff to greeted us upon arrival and within minutes escorted us to our table. Having been here before I was not stunned by the luxurious ambiance, but it was still impressive. Our waiter was caring and efficient, and being aware of our next engagement made sure we would be out by7:30. The food was truly delicious, and would go back again just for that alone. Only think that did not live up to our expectations was our cocktail, called " Solid". I was expecting a little more spiciness from the ginger, but ended up with a solid " old fashioned " which was ok. The chocolate tear desert was a bomb, definitely recommend it.

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  19. AndreaB

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent, from the ambiance to the food, to the service, and dessert. Highly recommend. Very pretty decor.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was a vibeeee!!!!!! Me and my girl had the best time! defff coming back!!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex was the best server ever! Great food and great atmosphere!

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  22. MelissaA

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation indicated our preference to be seated in the lower level main dining room. Instead, we were, initially, offered a table on the main level in the very, very back with 4” on either side of the table to enter (we would not have fit & it was clear that the host person who brought us back to the table was not going to pull-out the table for us to get in). We declined & asked to be reseated, which we, eventually, were reseated in lower level main dining room like we had originally requested on Opentable. Our table server was personable & lovely. Drinks came at the end of our meal as we were wrapping up & getting ready to pay the bill. When one flies in from another state to enjoy a meal at one of their favorite restaurants &, then, has this type of an experience, it is disappointing.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and I loved it! Friendly host, great service, lovely atmosphere and a wonderful meal. I know our reservation was late, so thank you for accommodating us!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! I had dinner here for my birthday and I was pleasantly surprised by the way the dishes were presented but most importantly the flavours were just delicious (the chili rock shrimps were the greatest part). Also, the service was impeccable and the location simply magical. I couldn’t have chosen a better location for my 30th birthday!

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  25. AddyA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad I was able to dine here again before I left NY! 10/10 as always. Busy for a Saturday night, but everyone was so attentive and welcoming. Tried the Mongolian lamb chops for the first time and all i can say is…wow. Highly recommend. If you’re in the mood for pre and post dinner drinks, the royal is my favorite. Can’t wait til next time!

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  26. Juhaina

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect expect for not respecting reservation time. Table was ready at 9.00pm when reservation was at 8.30pm. So that’s not cool. But once seated all was great !!

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  27. JuneJ

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing vibe throughout the entire restaurant! Loud but not so much that you can't talk and hear the people at your table. Love the cocktail lounge when you walk in... great place to have a drink while you wait for your table. Food is incredible!! We ordered various appetizers and entrees to share. As for the service, it wasn't good at all. Make sure you have a reservation and don't be more than 15 minutes late. Traffic was horrible and we were 13 minutes late for our 8:30pm reservation (we called to tell them we were coming but running late). The woman at the front "desk" rudely told us she would "have to work us back in" and then realized the time and said we were okay. No apology for being rude. Our server (I didn't catch his name but he's tall, wild blonde hair) was terrible. He was aloof and didn't come back to see if we needed anything. We had to flag him down to get drinks and place our food order. He messed up drink orders and completely missed one of the dishes we ordered. Overall, we LOVED the experience and would recommend this restaurant but be sure to get there on time and avoid the server on the upper level.

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  28. Ronaldbpr

    New York City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not my type of place / dark/ loud / Ordered cod which was very good / well cooked Every other item was fair The drink at the bar for 20$ tasted alcohol free Not worth the visit

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  29. Emma

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I had a reservation for 2 people for 7:30 and having been to Buddakan several times before I knew we’d be kept at the bar for a while, we were sat at 9pm. I said to the host at 8:15 we were ready to be sat and was told it would just be a few minutes. However at 8:40 we still weren’t sat, I had requested to sit in the center room and instead of saying they couldn’t accommodate the request they said it would be a few more minutes. At this point I said I didn’t care where they sat us as we just wanted to eat, they said it would just be a couple more minutes. At 9pm we stood up to leave as we were sick of waiting and a host finally approached us to bring us down to a table. Once at the table our service was great as was the food but waiting 1.5 hours after our reservation time to be sat is ridiculous.

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  30. PatrickG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was great and the food was even better.

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  31. SrdjanM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, great experience:) l will definitely go back

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Location molto bella ma troppo rumorosa. Il cibo deludente e il servizio pessimo.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best experiences. From the music to the food, its great! Spencer is also very accommodating. He is willing to go above and beyond for his clients. Very much a NYC vibe!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience all around. Very responsive and friendly servers.

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  35. Superstar

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was in a rush. He did not introduce himself, just started asking about our order. Wait staff was invasive.

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  36. MelissaR

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our 2nd visit to Buddakan. We waited about 45mins past our reservation to be seated and it was really loud, hard for us to chat over the music/noise. Maybe this was a one off since it was Valentine's Day? Food was excellent as we remembered.

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  37. JamesH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Valentine's Day experience at Buddakhan was fantastic. The atmosphere was exceptional, the service was attentive, and the food was delicious, particularly the cod fish and pumpkin cheesecake, which were absolutely divine.

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  38. Excellentdiner

    Charlotte

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal and experience. Our tasting menu was very expansive and the service was spectacular. Returning...with more money...soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated in the only bad section of the restaurant while the majority of tables were not taken. The waiter was inattentive, brought out the wrong food, and then when he brought our correct dishes they were no longer warm. Food, service, and ambience were all incredibly disappointing.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The staff were friendly and accommodating. The best experience ever!!

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FAQs

Buddakan NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-6699.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.5 stars by 15383 OpenTable diners.

Buddakan NY does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 205 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buddakan NY

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street
    16th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Meatpacking District
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese, Asian, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zachary Taylor
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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