Buddakan NY

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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.

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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall. Upon arriving we were directed to the bar/lounge area while they prepared our table. We ordered two of their delicious specialty smokey/spicy margaritas while waiting. The hostess came to find us and directed us to our table once ready. Waitress was very helpful and entertaining. All her recommendations were mouthwatering. Highly recommend the Edamame Dumplings, Tuna Tartare Spring Rolls, Pork Buns, Sizzling Short Rib, and Noodles. Not to mention the meticulous architecture and interior design.

5-Star All Around. Best NYC restaurant that we have visited thus far.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

In spite of my open table reservation, they made us wait during 30 minutrs. So why making reservation?

JP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!
Always great service!
We never leave NYC without going!

BP
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Peking duck is outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Didn’t get seated for 45 mins after our reservation time. So we left

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We waited for over an hour to get seated for our reservation for my birthday. Disappointed. Food was average.

TH
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing!

b
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still amazing after all of these years. Hadn’t been in a while. Food still incredible. Packed to the brim. Great crowd. Very loud but lively. Menu just so good and food even better!!!! Hasn’t lost a thing.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Very disappointing! Has been to NYC location and Philadelphia location before and tried NYC once again. Had reservations at 8:30 and were taken to our table at 9:20. We were both very very cold throughout the wait AND dinner. :(. Food was verrry salty but I must say that the General Tso’s dumpling were out of this world. Given the price and everything mentioned above, this was our last visit at this establishment.

PS
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here before everything about this place is excellent.

JZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a very nice experience and the food en service where very good only the music is so loud that you can not speak with each other.

PD
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was a birthday dinner for my son. We had a 6:30 reservation. We were sat more then a half hour later. We arrived 10 minutes early. I wrote on my reservation that we had dairy and gluten allergies. When we told our waiter, he didnt know and made it very very difficult to order. He kept walking away and checking with a manager that was standing near us. This is what I was trying to prevent. There is a gluten free menu but, he kept saying he couldnt guarantee it. Which is very strange. The manager never checked on us or smiled at us. He was standing right there. I made it clear that this was where my son wanted to go, for the first time, for his birthday dinner. It didnt feel comfortable and the waiter, Anthony wasnt very nice..just blah. The service was slow, the prices are so high so you would expect great service. We were treated soooo much better in the Atlantic City Buddakan.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

FB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Buddakan for my boyfriends 40th. We had a cocktail each while waiting in the lounge for our table... half an hour wait... BUT, Friday night during fashion-week in NYC , we kinda expected it ISH-SORTA. The front hostess wished him a HBday without prompting and that made him feel special...KUDOS ;-)

The food was excelllent!
Must haves: Oxtail dumplings, Peking duck salad, Whole Sea Bass and the Soy sauce ice cream ... Yes... SOY SAUCE ICE CREAM - trust me! The other things we had were great as well, like the lobster egg roll, scallion pancakes and lobster fried rice, the issue was the temps were off. Dumplings and such should be piping hot... Not law suit HOT... Just hot enough that I'm not wondering how it was sitting on the pass.

Thanks again to our hostess Lauren for also being our photographer for the night... We'll be back!

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Waited over an hour for the table even though we had a reservation and everyone were there on time

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

The food was excellent but local was very cold!!! I had to dinner with jacket!
The rest it was ok

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Muy buen lugar para una cena especial. Caro. Bastante (muy) ruidoso.
Mucha onda y muy buen ambiente

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RL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New York trip.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday and anniversary

M
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Such a waste of money and a waste of time! The staff rush you and sit you on top of other people! The waitstaff are on pushing you out the door before you even start eating. Over priced for glorified take out! Garbage !!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food! Nice place to impress your date!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was solid, service was pretty good and ambience was on point but nothing extremely memorable

KJ
London
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make no mistake, if there is not space in the main dining room, it is not the end of the world and you still have a fantastic time. The food, experience and service was what really stood you! I requested the main dining room in my booking and got it after waiting an extra 10mins.
Recommend: Edamame dumplings (more like a truffle infused paste for filling), the Moroccan lamb, and the Peking Duck.
Would recommend the Cauliflour lollipops were a little too fried but nice nonetheless.
Also had the eggplant and tofu side and the 5 grain rice. not much egg plant in the egg plant dish and the rice was a little vinegary for my taste but the rest of the table praised it.

DO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All in the place was great ,we ate at the bar area , server was awesome ,mood and food was amazing and tremendous ...

c
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing, fantastic. Everything was fine. Hope to return soon. Thank you from Montreal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The waiter was rude and had no table manner

G
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Bad Food. Too long waiting to be seated. Service way better than the food

m
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience the food and service were both amazing!

DB
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service, food, and ambiance are all outstanding. We will be back.

GS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was AMAZING!!!

HH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was one of the best restaurants I have been to in New York.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice !!! Perfecto !!! Delicioso todo !!! Lo mejor !!

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great place for a party. Fun atmosphere and great food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just love this placement

OT
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my Husbands birthday based on some friends recommendation, it was really good! Everything the ambience, food, service

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing foods. Love the dark ambiance of the place.

LC
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally love this place. Reasonable prices. Fabulous decor. Got great ordering advice from our waiter and loved everything he suggested. Will be back!

RS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was amazing. My sister loved it. The food was fresh & well presented. The drinks were great & our server Kim was an absolute delight. Her recommendations were spot on & she was very professional.

PV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. The ambience, the cocktails (watermelon margarita), and the food is very tasty or as our server Misha said "BOMB". I recommend this place to anyone with a birthday or anniversary.

SC
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Every time we come to NYC. We come here. The food is amazing...

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