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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14238 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

7:00 PM


Booked 207 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, 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) 989-2245

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ray

  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 14,238 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent - food was delicious - and our server gave us a complimentary dessert since it was our anniversary! We’ll definitely be coming back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the ribs are amazing
  3. PB

    PeterB

    Berlin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, very friendly and attentive service, excellent value for money. Only downside is the noise level.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Service was pretty poor. Beautiful restaurant. I hadn’t eaten here in a few years. Used to a much higher level of service.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and service was incredible! Highly recommended and will definitely be back!
  6. C

    Cesilie

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Registered at front desk and went to bar for coctails. After 30 mins we had seen everyone else being escorted to their table. We then asked what was happening with our table and was rudely told to register. When we mentioned that this had been done half an hour ago and we were waiting for our table we were told someone else was mistakenly given that table. We had ordered a special birthday table but were then seated in a terrible area. Very rude staff that did not like to be asked why they had messed up or how they were going to fix it. A very disappointing visit that could have been salvaged if the staff had a better attitude.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grear experience!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had an incredible meal but was super put off by the spoiled brat teenagers who spent the meal screaming and fighting over each other’s phones! Disgraceful behavior on their part!!
  9. LB

    LBAvG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely place! Very big portions. Good atmosphere. Lovely staff. Just a little too noisy for me and when I had to go unfortunately dirty toilets.
  10. n

    naumont

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous y retournons à chaque fois que nous sommes à New York Un incontournable pour nous On adore ce resto
  11. PS

    ParagS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here and have to say that the ambiance and service are great. Food is also very good but not quite a 5. Definitely worth the experience
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but portions were small and overpriced imo. Service was excellent and chic ambiance which is probably what most people go for.
  13. I

    Ilhaam

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience, customer service was top notch, food came out expeditiously, fantastic ambiance for a romantic date! 10/10 would recommend!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Amazing friendly service. Fast and very delicious food
  15. AC

    AlbertoC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ristorante molto suggestivo, cibo di ottimo livello e prezzo in linea con il locale e con la città. Consigliato,
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Very rude waiter food level went down very much
  17. JW

    JamesWSF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Peking duck was great as was the fried rice
  18. JS

    JimS

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends birthday I like taking friends here for first time experience and hear their accolades.
  19. AJ

    AyahnaJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg was really good my server was amazing Cyrus was great
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host/Staff/Waitress was phenomenal. Attention to detail, hospitable, warm, inviting, food was spectacular. Special thanks to the host & our waitress for going above and beyond to accommodate our party. The bride/mom to be was overjoyed for her first experience at Buddakan. Thank you so much for a wonderful night.
  21. T

    Tarek

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was generally very good specially the duck, the pasta and the rice but the lamb chops were flavorless. It was a bit noisy. Not very suitable for chatting with friends which I believe is the best thing about dining out
  22. n

    nievesls

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Buddakan. Great atmosphere and food!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service.
  24. HD

    HilbaniaD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was magnificent
  25. AZ

    AvaZ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great experience at Buddakan this past Friday night. Our waiter was so attentive and the food was absolutely amazing. Would highly recommend the frozen cocktail- not only was it so good but other tables were coming up to ask us what we got. The short rib was to die for, the black pepper beef was great and the only thing we weren’t absolutely crazy about was the lobster fried rice. It wasn’t bad- just a little dry. Would highly recommend for a fun (but expensive) night out or special occasion!!!
  26. k

    karenw

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff at entrance are unwelcoming. 8 people at front desk & ignore us for 5 minutes very poor. Server was excellent. Food very good but not exceptional for the price. Felt conned by the price of the crab rice $30 and only 2 tiny pieces of crab on top. A fun restaurant but risking hype over substance.
  27. QF

    QuasiFoodie

    Fayetteville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. We were only frustrated to not receive any guidance on how much food our party of 5 should order. When we asked him if he thought we had ordered enough, he said "I think you have plenty." Little did we know we ordered enough food to serve 10 people and couldn't finish most of the dishes following the appetizers. We even asked if some of the entrees could be canceled after we filled up on apps, he said he would ask the kitchen only to see all of the entrees come out anyway. I'm sure he wasn't motivated to help us scale back since he was wanting the tip on a $600 tab.
  28. TR

    TamaraR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, the service is very good and we liked a lot!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service and ambience . Food quality also good and decent prices .
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Went W/ my girl for our anniversary. The food was amazing we had the oxtail dumplings, whole sea bass, peking duck for 2 and the gai lan. Everything was good we just didnt have enough room on the table to eat it all. Ambiance was nice and service was great. Def will come back when my pockets heal a little bit
  31. N

    Nettieo

    Tahoe

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Exceptional food - whole sea bass was perfectly prepared & seasoned, bitter greens exceptional. Vibe, decor unique, interesting. Wait staff OK, brought all courses at the same time, said the chef insists on everything served at once. Food encourages you to stay, wait staff hurries you out the door. Worth it for the food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family dinner while vacation in NY. We absolutely loved the food and had a great evening at the restaurant.
  33. MD

    MelissaD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    5th Time there and was disappointed this Time. Food came way too quickly !!! 30 minutes for apetizer and meal!!! Not the kind of restaurant where you want to be rushed!
  34. a

    az1102

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in NYC. Incredible service, amazing food, immaculate vibes.
  35. a

    atlnole0731

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Buddakan for my birthday and it was flawless. Service was fantastic. Food was amazing. The drinks were creative. I’d recommend to anyone looking for a great dinner spot in Manhattan.
  36. SF

    SusanF

    Baja California Sur

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing - helpful, fun, knowledgeable and attentive. Her suggestions were great and her personality delightful. We shared the tasting menu for 4 and each dish was better than the last. S0 delicious!!
  37. r

    rafa

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place and very lively. Food was excellent and drinks as well. A bit pricy but I would return again and again. I highly recommend it.
  38. C

    Customer1

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience1
    The restaurant is a tourist trap. The website does not reflect the ambience, the sound, the service and the promise. It is a fast food dressed as something supposedly fun. What is the point of asking patrons to order the full food order at once. Sell wine by the glass. But do not pour the wine in front of the client….it is probably doing good business, so managers will read this and say…thanks for your feedback, but we do not care…A place For students, music ridiculously loud…A trap, the worst experience in years. Food is proper for what it promises. Everything else is misleading.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Hele mooie plek, muziek erg hard, eten middelmatig niets speciaals
  40. SB

    SarmadB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely one of the best Asian fusion restaurants in the city. Food, service and vibe are top notch. Don’t hesitate to go here.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 14238 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 207 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, 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

    Brian Ray

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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