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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14142 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 197 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 14,142 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

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Buddakan needs to step it up with the service & the quality of the food. I left feeling undervalued.
  2. KA

    KarlAndreOddsenNorway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time at this restaurant still holding the standard sky high. Great music, great service and the food it's divine. Overall my favorite dining experience in the world.
  3. A

    Amie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. We were celebrating my 70th birthday. I have been a customer since Buddakan opened. Our server, Ashley, was terrific. A perfect evening. Give her a raise! And the gentlemen who cleared the table and packed our left overs were excellent. Can’t say enough about the dining experience… my favorite place in NYC!
  4. JK

    JuanK

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Buddakan, Food was amazing! As an Asian Food lover, I was not disappointed! I will back for sure!
  5. KN

    KariN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED our waitress. She was super accommodating for my group of 10 and we did the tasting menu which was SO good. Highly recommend for a special occasion!
  6. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    504 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    504 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Great dining experience, but they need to repair, or turn up the AC. It was way too hot.
  7. s

    sm305

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best edamame dumplings! Staff is attentive and friendly
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Would trust them 100% for special occasions.
  9. NL

    NiqL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Doesn’t quite live up to the hype wrt food. Everything else was great. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but I think a restaurant of this calibre shouldn’t have a single sub-standard dish. Could get similar at our local Chinese.
  10. j

    joy456

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for food and drinks and atmosphere.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was perfect! The food, service and ambiance was spectacular! Loved everything about this restaurant!
  12. DC

    DaveC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! It is similar to Buddakan in Philadephia but different enough to stand on it’s own. Highly recommended!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overprices Ok pretentious Chinese food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, service is great all the times I’ve gone
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Have been to this restaurant many times over the past 15 years. This time, food was mediocre. Lack of quality for dim sum for two. Lots of filler ingredients delivered with our pepper beef. Bathrooms so dirty that I did not feel comfortable eating afterwards. So sad that this once wonderful experience was no longer what we had expected.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday. Best night ever!
  17. D

    Delighted1

    Dallas

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Oxtail dumplings were delish as was the lamb chops. Virgins was very attentive, good menu suggestions and FUN.
  18. MA

    MeritxellA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Too much noise, music too loud that we couldn’t even talk. The second course was served while still eating the first. Overall we won’t recomend even if the venue is really cool
  19. LS

    LauraS

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! We did the tasting menu and it was amazing!!!
  20. LJ

    LionJeff

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a terrific experience. Our server Justin spent time going through the menu since it was our first visit. He was very attentive during the entire meal. The food was wonderful. Our appetizers of pork potstickers and shrimp dumplings were really excellent. The Peking duck entree was very good. An altogether delightful meal.
  21. d

    daveg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Had the tasting menu and the entire family agreed one of our top 10 meals ever!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, outstanding service
  23. a

    alp10

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, and our server was very friendly and helpful when it came to accommodating a food allergy. But it took a long time for us to get seated even after our large party was present, and the FOH staff didn’t seem to care. A round of drinks, or even a sincere apology, could have gone a long way. The space is beautiful but very loud.
  24. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    504 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Buddakan serves excellent Chinese food from a diverse menu. The service is amazingly good. The ambiance is amazing. This is a VERY noisy restaurant, and one should be prepared to shout to be heard. I wish that they would stop the practice of making you wait in the bar for your table, even though there are multiple empty tables throughout the restaurant.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, but the ribs have too many bones. The server (Sam) was hard to find. We had to ask others for help. My daughter’s boyfriend order a Reflection drink twice during the evening. They took forever to come out. The second drink request took so long he got up and went to the bar to inquire. When it was time to look at the dessert menu, Sam gave us 3 menu folders with no menus inserted. We had to flag someone to bring us over dessert menus.
  26. SB

    SarahB

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, and out of this world food. A must while in New York.
  27. A

    Arod0601

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place!! The lobster fried rice is one of my favorite dishes. The waiter recommended the tuna tartare egg rolls and they were fabulous. Also, the ambiance of the place was is so beautiful and welcome. I want to give a special shout out to our waiter who was absolutely amazing. Definitely recommend and I will be returning soon.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had so much fun and this is our fav restaurant in nyc
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    I’ve visited Buddakan in Philadelphia and that was great. Sadly I assumed I would experience the same in New York City. The entrees were not appetizing at all, however, the appetizers were good. We ordered the lobster rolls and chill rock shrimp and they were equally good. However, the lobster fried rice and shrimp lomein were not good. The rice was definitely yellow box rice and the noodles had large pieces of zucchini that just did not go well together. Needless to say we spent 300 dollars on apps that we enjoyed with a meal that we completely disliked. The waitress was really personable and attentive. I’m saddened by the food experience.
  30. B

    Bella714

    Chicago

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by a friend thought I would try it while here in New York. Got off to a rocky start but the restaurant went out of their way to accommodate me. Thanks so much
  31. CF

    ChristinaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! The Food & Ambiance is next level. Service was fantastic as well; I have a couple food allergies which can be tough with this kind of cuisine (Nuts & Seafood) and they were very cautious and more than accommodating!
  32. AM

    AnnMarieH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! The ambiance is such a relaxing vibe. The restaurant is big so depending on the occasion or who you’re with, there’s different settings throughout the entire place. There was a family sitting at a beautifully sunlit table, while my husband and I were seated in a dim, more intimate area that was perfect for couples on a date. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy good company with even better food.
  33. SS

    SagivS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great to be there The food and the environment is completely outstanding. Love it. AAA++++++++++++
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oxtail dumplings were outstanding. Dim sum tasting is definitely the way to go. Service was above and beyond. They went out of their way to make our experience special. Great pricing for the overall quality. Will for sure be coming back!
  35. JM

    JosephM

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good food. Service was good just a little slower than I’m used to when dining here.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular customer and I love buddakan
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. Our server Robin was great, and all of the food was prepared to our satisfaction. The timing was great as far as each item that was served, with a brief explanation of what was in front of us. It was quiet as well. We have been to Buddakan several times over the years and haven’t been disappointed!
  38. D

    Dario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a blast for my Birthday dinner with friends. The food, the vibe, overall a good time had by all.
  39. s

    shmuels

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Nice place. Nice people. Good good. Way too loud for a date. Better if you’re with 5+ people.
  40. BN

    BrittanyN

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday on 6/16 and had Kenny as our waiter. Kenny was excellent! He had the perfect recommendations and a great personality. That along with the decor and ambiance was perfect. It’s a little dark inside but other than that very good for photos! I’ll definitely return and be sure to ask for Kenny!

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 14142 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 197 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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