Buddakan NY

4.6
14184 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 14184 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
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SheilaL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DH
DeanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, incredible service and good food portions.

DG
DanaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience- loved the food and the experience

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redhook
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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kristis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

JM
vipJeffM
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing ambiance with great food. Highly recommended.

GV
vipGreatVibe
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

JR
vipJRG73
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

SR
SusanaR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and great ambiance!

VG
VijeetG
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was good but the service was really poor.

DR
DoReMe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for friends from Switzerland-fabulous

MA
MarciA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Buddakan was amazing! The staff was great and super friendly. The food was delicious! Will definitely be back.

FG
FrancesG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great per usual, but the server had too many tables and she was not able to attend us when needed, but she was nice and full of joy.

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vipNikki
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining at Buddakan. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food was absolutely delicious!

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Zimbabwe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and vibe

HM
HeidiM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, great ambiance and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was great. The service could have been better as our waiter seemed to lose interest as soon as we ordered smaller bites.

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Nathrex
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was gorgeous !! Food was amazing! We will definitely be going back.

KS
vipKateraS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yep. Came here with friends right after smoki

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our waiter was awesome. Food was great

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Paul
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Food, drinks, and service were excellent. Fun place however music is a bit too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The service, ambiance, and food are outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was great, however the outside seating took away from the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Top notch worst food that I came across in Asian cuisines so far, not even a remote cuisine in remote place was as pathetic as this place. The chef really needs to work on his menu!!!! If they want to survive in food business!

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Delilah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The atmosphere, food, and service are flawless. The restaurant is warm, intimate, and modern. A true elegant dining experience.

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AgQuesada
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our door dinning experience is way below the standard for a good restaurant. Cheap tables, no decoration.

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vipSpice
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Buddakan several times and have always enjoyed the fabulous food, the top shelf service and the modern, hip vibe of this huge restaurant. This time, instead of ordering separate entres and sharing them, we opted for the tasting menu III. WOW, WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! This option gives everyone at your table a portion of multiple appetizers, entres and desserts. There was so much food, we stuffed ourselves and still left some. We loved trying so many different dishes that we wouldn’t have ordered and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend the tasting menus as a splurge and can’t wait for our next trip to NYC to do it again.

FW
vipFoodandWineguy74
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always an amazing experience from service to cocktails and food. Highly recommend for date night and groups.

DS
vipDonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, atmosphere, ... Everything was great!

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UlianaS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ,service,food,everything was great

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 14184 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.