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Buddakan NY

4.6
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13815 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13815 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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DanM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really outstanding dinner to celebrate my friend's birthday. Always a great time at Buddakan!

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vipdvdjqt
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently incredible Asian fusion food in a great atmosphere with fantastic service, even with limited capacity in the middle of this crisis

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing the service, the food and ambience! Will def be returning thank you :)

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vipJimAndBob
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Inventive, unique dishes in a gorgeous location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

After covid-19 the quality of the food is not the same
The dough of the dumplings was thicker that usual.they seems frozen

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Maria
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and drinks , Deff worth the price !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They sat us in the lounge instead of main restaurant area so we lost some of the ambiance we go the Buddakan for. Overall food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very friendly, professional and kind. The busy boys were officiant and respectful. Our server was excellent as well. Food was super tasty. We had the shrimp dumpling, pork potsticker, duck for two and Chinese sausage friend rice. Did not not disappoint. Everything was delicious. We finished off our meals with a carrot cake and omg... to die for. Wasn’t expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. The only thing I wasn’t please with was with one of their signature cocktails “smoke” it was kind strong. I told the server and she said she’d replace them with a tequila lechee martini; which was great. I was just under the impression/ she made it seem like she would take the original drink off the bill. But it wasn’t. Either way we tipped fairly (25%) because the service was great. The drink was my mistake. Everything else was great. We were celebrating a birthday but will return for regular date nights.

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FrankH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Everything was pretty disappointing. The food felt like the ingredients were unincorporated. Lobster fried rice got sent back, pork buns were basic and the bun was stale, lobster egg roll was ok but not what you would expect. Overall it was bad, I was surprised at the low quality.

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TiffanyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Everything on the menu is delicious!

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vipDatenight891
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic that is a must visit when in NYC. Have been coming for 10 years.

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madisonw
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents to buddakan for their anniversary and they absolutely loved it. The server was very helpful and had all the answers to our questions. Food is delicious Especially the edamame dumplings.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner. Very friendly and efficient staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good, we enjoyed it. Unfortunately due to pandemic there is a limited capacity and we got seated at a super small table - no barrier and constant foot traffic passing by. It was like a makeshift table in the middle of a hallway. It was in the main hallway where the hosts were taking the people to their table. I shared my feedback to the manager and they didn’t seem too interested or cared at all.

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TiffanyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was well set up to comply with covid guidelines. The inside of the restaurant is huge and they definitely space everyone out sufficiently. They also temp check everyone upon entry. I felt super safe. The service and food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I’ve been to Buddakan several times over the years and it’s always a great experience. The food is amazing quality and the atmosphere is like no other in New York! Unfortunately this time around, the service wasn’t great. We felt rushed the entire time with the food arriving on top of each other. Makes me think the server forgot to course out the meal. We were not even halfway through our dim sum when our main course arrived. I sent it back as we didn’t even have room for the food on the table and the food runner was confused as what to do with the food. I understand the time limit on the table but at this point we had been sitting for 20 mins. I cut the server some slack given everything going on but he was incredibly green and inexperienced. This is definitely something that needs to be addressed with the staff when the check average here is about $150 ahead on a casual evening.

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vipTmoney
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

I have been to Buddakan many times. This time was the biggest disappointment of all. I booked a week in advance, called to ensure we will be given a nice table and when we arrived we were given a dirty table in the entrance of the restaurant next to the dj. That is NOT what I had discussed with them when I called to confirm my reservation. The hostesses for the first time where rude, unprofessional and made us wait an additional 45 minutes past our reservation time in order to seat us to a better table. I understand there is Covid and limited capacity, but I do believe it is the restaurant's obligation to accommodate the guests since we had a reservation.

To add to this, and let me just say I used to LOVE the food at Buddakan, the food this time was quite disappointing. All of the dishes arrived semi-cold and not as presentable as they used to be... It was definitely not worth the value this time. I am not sure if I will be visiting again any time soon...

Too bad, this used to be my favorite restaurant and one of my top choices for dinner with my Hedge Fund clients or friends and family.

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VeeVee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan NYC has an amazing ambiance both inside and out. The food has been consistently devious through the many years since I have been dining there. My favorites are the Peking Duck (the only place I enjoy eating duck) & the Edamame Dumplings to name a few. Definitely my favorite Asian Fusion restaurant in NYC! I wish they would provide cooking classes to the public.

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vipDmitriyE
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First and foremost, Buddakan is my favorite. However, most recent experience was subpar. I don't know if its because of Covid, but plates were never changed, usually would be changed without asking at least once. Also all three hot dishes came out at the same time, you can imagine how many of them stayed hot after the first one was finished. Outside of these two issues, food as always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor vibe and COVID friendly. Amazing food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I have been to Budakkan before and I know how good their food taste! This last visit kinda put a bad taste in my mouth! Their food was bland, the hostess was rude, maybe she was overwhelmed with the many ppl she was catering to but that still didn’t warrant her taking 15 mins to get me a straw whiles the drink was infront me with the ice melting. When i said something, she very rudely tells me that she has been assisting other customers and hadn’t gone downstairs yet to get a straw so i will need to wait! Everything was chaotic and was kind of embarrassing for me as I had bragged to my friend that the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Lobster egg rolls suck

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was Bomb. The Service was spectacular, shoutout to Bryan. Loved the aesthetics and ambiance. Next time im in New York, I will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience loved everything about it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Would’ve liked to have ordered more drinks but were asked to leave due to another party’s reservation. Will come back once things loosen up.

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vipAshishS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service by the staff and beautiful place. But you go to a restaurant to eat... The chef's main ingredient seems to be sugar.

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vipSaudA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

When comparing my experience with similar restaurant's..all that comes to mind is seriously what a letdown

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vipAnthonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Buddakan remains top notch! Drinks are expensive fyi.

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vipMatthewG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dining experience. Thank you.

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vipChristineG
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We dined outdoors so noise level was commensurate with location. Service was excellent, food always good.

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DebbieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The only thing that would have made our experience better is if we were offered a birthday special or options, ie complimentary slice of cake or dessert.

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Bills
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Missed several occasions to dine at Buddakan. I’m up upset I’ve waited this long I’ll be back promptly. Thank You for your services

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vipKellyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - not even during COVID while sitting on the sidewalk. Best restaurant in NYC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

birthday dinner was amazing with friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best I love this placevwith a passion

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Rals
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Even with outdoor heating it wasnt enough. But service was really good, Brian was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great... the staff was very patient and cordial.. explained everything that we needed to know in a kind fashion

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TastyNOMs
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, great Asian fusion food. First indoor dining since everything reopened and they did a great job, plus it was nice to be there without the crowds. Highly recommend for a classic NYC experience.

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SarahJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food remains at the same high level of taste every time I go. I love the new outdoor seating because of COVID-19 restrictions. Susana, our server on Saturday night was great. She was pleasant, attentive and made great recommendations when we asked.



The only negative is Buddakan’s policy during COVID. No matter how much money you’re spending by ordering food and continued cocktails; the hostess comes up after 90 minutes and informs you they have to seat the next reservation. A lot of the patrons were not happy (including my friend and I). People from other tables were making comments when they were leaving about the policy because they wanted to order more drinks and food. They seemed to be very strict about this policy on a Saturday night.

My favorite plates: Pork Buns, oxtail dumplings, tea smoked spare ribs and the chocolate malted tart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Beautiful and sexy venue

FAQs

Buddakan NY does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Buddakan NY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 13815 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.