Buddakan NY

4.6
14162 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 14162 people are saying
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Ecuavic1
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday

Told the server it was my birthday , no care :(

Felt there was nothing to this place besides the place. Sat us in a very corner of the restaurant. Totally isolated. Haven’t been here since it opened years ago, which I loved. Flew to NY to celebrate my bday , no big deal.

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ShaSha
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are both impeccable.

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Nichele
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Buddakan was great but the location we sat in the lights was EXTREMELY low my guest had to use our phone lights to see the menu.

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BrittaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Buddakan, the food and wine were phenomenal and our server was just the best. The server was very attentive and thoughtful. Can't wait to eat here again soon!

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IkeD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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vipRhondaS
Denver
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter got engaged!! Big celebration😀

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MarkP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food and service - will definitely be back!

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AntoineZ
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience5

We were disappointed about the main courses and especially the lobster fried rice. tasted like bland white rice with tiny pieces of lobster.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Food wasn’t not as good as expected

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Klarin8
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is never a disappointment. The food is always delicious and fresh. Can’t wait to be back.

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KarenA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a little too loud, I was hoping for more menu options like the AC location

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Natalie was our server she was amazing. The whole staff was beyond accommodating! Great staff truly.

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vipLarimarM
West Palm Beach
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food was unique and yummy. Vibe was fun

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SheleaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed when I dine here excellent service

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BV60
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner at Buddakan. Food was very good, similar to other upscale Asian fusion restaurants. Very nice ambience, liked the music and space was open. The main courses come with nothing so you have to order rice and vegetables a la carte. This makes it a little extra expensive. Our server was very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating. Overall a very good experience. I would go back.

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Jessyjess
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was just there for husband suprise bday dinner and we had a great time. Food was delicious, price was fair (way less than expected) & the atmosphere was very chill. Loved it. I just wish the servers were bit more friendly. But overall o would recommend 👌

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Gordana
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faboulus experience in every way…the atmosphere, food, service, music…I was in awe…excellent and unique

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Adorablev
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Ambience especially for a romantic birthday dinner. the food was lovely and drinks even better!

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vipBatman85355
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and asked for the table on the main room. And it was honored.
Amazing food stunning surrounding. We went all out and ordered 5 main dishes. Devoured everything. Wine was good. Hope to. One back again. We came from Sedona Arizona

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Camille
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We did the $90 tasting menu. It was a great way to try out most of the dinner menu. Overall, the food was tasty though a few dishes felt like they could use a bit more seasoning. Dim Sum was amazing and the Black Cod dish was delicious! I would return and do a la carte focusing on the dishes we loved and heavy on the dim sum. I've been for their dim sum happy hour as well and would return for that too!

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SheilaL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service. Would go again to eat.

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DeanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We arrived and to my surprise it was empty. We were brought to a table that the chairs had arms and with my bad hips I could not sit there and asked to change tables. The person seating us was eager to help but needed to get her supervisor's OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The charred filet of beef was the best thing we’ve eaten, the rest of the food we ordered was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, incredible service and good food portions.

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DanaG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience- loved the food and the experience

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redhook
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Broad Asian fusion (mostly Chinese inspired) menu with options for all tastes - all the food is quite good. High end setting and giant internal space - your guests will feel like they're in a proper NYC restaurant. The staff team is also terrific - a bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Omg the food was incredibly delicious,, went for my daughters birthday,, the light for pics wasn’t that great but we manage to get a few .. but the food from drinks to desert was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late night dining. Great food. Energetic, trendy vibe.

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kristis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was great. For the money, the food was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outdoor really isn’t that good here. Sit inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the place’s decorations but the noise and music were too loud just like Tao 😩 My friend and I were literally screaming at each other.

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vipJeffM
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even after 15 years, Buddakan never disappoints. Food is very good and the service is outstanding. I recommend tasting menu 3.

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IanM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance with great food. Highly recommended.

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vipGreatVibe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, awesome food. Love the dumpling tasting for 2

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Inside of the restaurant was super cool, but we are outside and it wasn’t attractive.

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vipJRG73
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was decent, and our server was attentive during our meal. While we do appreciate the lively atmosphere, it ended up being so loud that we could not hear across the table, which served to diminish the evening.

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SusanaR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious and the restaurant is super cool

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DShah
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The waiter was very personable and very accommodating of numerous dietary restrictions. With that said, the service was not so good. We had to ask on multiple occasions for items we ordered because they did not come out when they were supposed to. For example, we ordered 3 of the same appetizers and we first got 2 and then some time later we got the third. Same with beverages: we ordered 3 beverages and 2 came out and we had to ask multiple times for the third to come out.

The quality of drinks was outstanding but I cannot say the same for the food. Again, items were often cold due to delayed arrival to the table or simply lacked in flavor. For example, one member ordered a vegetarian lo mein dish which simply consisted of stir fried noodles with flavorless boiled vegetables on top.

In terms of ambiance, we were seated outdoors which is not even close to being comparable to the indoor ambiance. I would not recommend seating outdoors for anything but a fast casual dining experience. Buddakan could've done better with their outdoor dining ambiance.

All in all this experience at Buddakan for my friends birthday was moderate. In fairness, we were a group of 8 so they were juggling a lot of menu items though that should not be justification for poor service and moderate quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and great ambiance!

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 14162 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.