Buddakan NY

4.6
14185 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 14185 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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NicholasP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! The portion sizes are a bit small for the price tag, but overall, it was a great experience.

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KarlaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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HAYLEYR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

the past 2 times I have been put in the same back side room. I would prefer to be in a different room and each time I have asked, they said all tables were full and we could don't move tables. Although, I walked around when going to the bathroom and I saw a lot open. I have been coming to the restaurant with my parents whenever they visit me in NYC for over 11 years. Disappointing they are unwilling to accommodate the table move as one of the main reasons coming if for the ambiance

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RafaelPS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Taste and delicious food, and the best service!!

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vipVictorL
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Muy mala atención nos fuimos porque no tenían mesas para nuestra reservación nunca nos dieron una solución nos sentaron en una mesa y nos pararon después de ya haber ordenado algo de tomar porque no tenían mesas disponibles que mal rato.

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Vysh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, John, made the entire night great! The food was excellent and the venue is perfect for celebrating special occasions. Would highly recommend!

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YashK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Bad service

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the restaurant from the moment you walked in the door, to the ambience, beautiful decor to the amazing flavours of the cuisine.

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ReneeBird
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

John was a fantastic server and everything was perfect!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Lychee martinis were not good. They were not the same as usual. Seems like not enough puree and too much citrus juice. They also forgot the lychees in one round.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

El servicio entre los entrantes y los principales muy lento. La música un poco alta que dificulta en ocasiones la conversación. En general es un sitio muy recomendable! Es nuestra segunda vez.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Buddakan is always very consistent. Excellent service and the food is really tasty. The “Answer” cocktail was super: had a second one!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SamNYC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding atmosphere, terrific food, and impeccable service

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RosannaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Improved with years. Definitely a must in NYC

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vikasg
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The cocktails were good and served by a friendly bar tender. The dimsum and the desert were good. The main dishes chicken ones were average.

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vipLovejoi76
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday vacation

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HannaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

The Food was really good and the atmosphere is nice!! We really had a good time!

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Sheldonb2018
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here a few times, but I celebrated my birthday a couple day ago. I was not disappointed, just love the food & ambiance here.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Server was so attentive. We loved it!!

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DrTee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as it was pre-COVID. Buddakan was one of our favorite restaurants for years. Amazing food, high energy, great ambiance.

Maybe we were just there on a quiet night--pre-Thanksgiving, so I'll give a pass for that. But it was just not what it used to be. The main thing--they have removed some favorites from the menu, for example, Shrimp and Lobster Chow Fun. Heard the people at the next table complaining that a different dish, and one of their favorites, had been removed as well. There is only 1 seafood (shellfish) entre on the menu. I will try again, but would urge management to bring back the old menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronique was very professional and provided great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food is not good.

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vipFranchesca
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here was incredible. The hosts, the bartender (thank you Nico!) and our servers were so kind and accommodating. The restaurant is truly gorgeous and one of a kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was the worst and we had to ask for check twice. Do recommend potstickers, salmon and oxtail dumplings - black pepper steak poorly cooked. Paid via app and prior to leaving was approached at door saying we hadn’t paid. Showed receipt immediately to server on phone and then he apologized after making us wait to verify. Went here upon recommendation but wouldn’t come again nor recommend.

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Freetip
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

After paying a check Of more than 800usd, was a really disgusting experience to see the pursuit Of the staff to us to pay MORE típ.
Here in Spain We are not used to having this experiences cause tip MUST be completely free as your convenience.

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NightOut
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan is always amazing! The food, the drinks, the service and ambiance is NYC at its best!

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vipKristinaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

The food was great, the service was good but a little slow to get the drinks. Food arrived before the drinks.
The noise level destroyed the whole dining experience. Noise also takes away the taste from the food.
Not coming back.

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mximedc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food, great music!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was fun, enjoyed out time, service was great.

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Chan22
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. First time dining out since covid and we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing birthday dinner at Buddakan! Our server, the food, the drinks - 10s across the board.

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HABW
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong here. It’s always great. The ube flan dessert was incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super vibe and ambience! Decent vegetarian / vegan options and the carrot dumplings are my fav!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is phenomenal!!! Service could’ve been better and more carefuls with the orders. Our server brought us a different bottle of wine from the one we asked, of course we noticed and told the server and then it took 30minutes to get us the right bottle while our food was already on the table.
Also it was my friends birthday as I have mentioned when I booked the table so the wine delay was def not pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good environment and great food

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vipBreview
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The hostess and manager are terrible. I had a party of 6 and they sat us outside when the whole inside was empty. I don’t understand why they are nasty and unaccomadating. Steve Starr has gone downhill, I used to love all his restaurants but it’s no longer worth the poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside on a pleasant November evening. Ambiance was better indoors but food was good. Had overhead heating when needed. Table was a little small for 3 people and shared dishes. Service was good to check for allergies.

FAQs

Buddakan NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 14185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.