Buddakan NY

4.6
14240 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 14240 people are saying
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Samantha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I liked this place but two of the dishes we ordered never came out and we paid for them anyways??

Overall very good but a little miffed that we paid for things we didn’t end up getting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The reviews is for outdoor dining. The money you are paying is partly for the atmosphere and ambience, which you won’t get outdoor

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Birthday dinner- service was poor.

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Wandafanda53
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good particularly the pork buns and black cod. Wine was good but had a lot of sediment in glass. Desserts were very good also. Had to ask for more water but overall a very enjoyable evening.

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Gabby
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Celebrated my birthday at Baddakan! I’ve been wanting to go for a while now. One of my besties offered to take me there and I was immediately excited!

Upon arrival, we checked in and the hostess proceeded to lead us to the outdoor seating. Originally, when booking the reservation asked to be seated outside. Once we got there, we changed our mind as our third party canceled. The hostess hesitated on granting us seating indoors even thought it was clearly a slow night and there were MANY empty seats. After an almost 10 minute wait, she lead us to our seats. When seated, our waiter was equally disappointing. He was very inattentive, he rushed the service he was will to give us and was even very rude in his explanations of the menu. A group come in after us and was seated right next to us. Miraculously, that once short and curt attitude has disappeared. He was now mild mannered, gave them menu suggestions, explained what wine pairs well with their selection, he was even so courteous he helped them flip through the pages of the menu. Familiar with this type of treatment of “certain” individuals is definitely NOT a new phenomenon, still upsetting that it still exists.

While I enjoyed the ambiance and the company of my friend’s company, I can’t say the same for this establishment. Please do BETTER!

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anindaroy
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, service and the overall vibe. Just that as the evening progresses it does a bit noisy which can be a bit annoying.

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VHuffman
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Magical ambulance. Wonderfully delicious food. Try the edamame dumplings and chicken dumplings in broth. Wow.

Service friendly but slow and inattentive for this caliber of restaurant. Management should pay more attention to customer service details.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service3ambience1

We got there and the place is very dark. We’re told to wait on the lounge and that someone would take us to the table. It took over 20 minutes and we sat almost on top of the party next to us (and this is during the COVID pandemic). The music was so loud that we barely talked because it was imposible to hear each other. The Peking duck and the chicken dumplings were amazing, but the noise level and the ridiculous amount of people in the place ruined the whole experience. We didn’t even asked for desert, because we wanted to leave the place as soon as posible.

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vipladythatlunches
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We ate outside. The space is a little primitive, given the cost of the meal. Nonetheless, the server was attentive and the food was predictably good.

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NadiaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration for my husband. Service & food were great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was so good. Everything went by fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We went to experience the Resturant and they gave us table on the temporary patio without any ambiance by the street!!!
Why would you go to this Resturant if you want to sit outside?

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at our reserved time. We were immediately seated at a great comfortable booth. It was amazing with the loud music blaring my guests and I did not have to shout!
This was all our first time. What a great space!! Shock and awe!! The only thing missing was a fantastic drag queen to seat us !! Everyone then could make a grand entrance!!
Food was fantastic. Tuna tartare spring rolls!!! What!!!
Lamb, chicken, and monkfish!!’ All portions large enough to share. We did. Our side was cauliflower. All three shared and it was more than enough.
We chose a French white wine blend. Delighted with its reasonable price of $50 bottle. Wine worked perfect with the sweet / spicy hot essence of the food.
Finally the desserts. Never order them but food was so good all of us ordered different items. We shared. My banana cheesecake was orgasmic. Couldn’t finish it.
Can’t wait to return!!

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Biscuit
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately it is getting so loud here with the music you can’t carry on a conversation with someone even next to you.

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MikeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was exceptional, clearly well trained and experienced. Gracious, good menu recommendations, food was brought to table faster than expected. The food was some of the better tasting of its type we've had and portions were larger than we expected from a high end restaurant. This was a special occasion and they made in positively memorable. Music was the right level and vibe, we were seated with other couples (not noisy large groups). We were made to feel welcome. I'd refer anyone looking for a top venue without pretension to eat here.

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BrittanyL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great experience nice staff good food and drinks

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FabiolaB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had out best dinner in NYC! Location, style, liveliness- everything perfect!

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leonardoc
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I’m very upset because my credit card was not accepted as I was told the restaurant had issues accepting credit cards from another country.

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vipChrH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Food so so. Would have more appetizers next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate tables, great food and atmosphere! Try one of the tasting menus!

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zpack
Tulsa
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & drinks with a knowledgeable server who made every effort to celebrate us as a couple. Hostess could take lessons from our waiter. She did her job but was not warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delightful waiter who was extremely knowledgeable about the restaurant’s offerings. Gorgeous ambience. Couldn’t ask for me. Will be back.

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vipLizzyT
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Spence was an incredible server and made our experience really enjoyable! We loved the Tranquility cocktail! The restaurant was quite loud and difficult to converse.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great ambiance, great service!

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RavenJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Honestly everything was fantastic. Our server was the sweetest! Super warm and welcoming!!

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a very delicious dinner. Elizabeth our server was excellent and the crying chocolate is the best dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The small plates are AMAZING!!! Go here for good drinks and great small bites. The large plates lacked flavor

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vipCrispybear
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food is lack luster!

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JimK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food. Highly recommend going there for a date or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere!

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vipFrench
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience and good food. Service is quick and efficient. Filet Mignon is excellent.

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MikeC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing interior space and atmosphere. I was impressed before we even sat down. We enjoyed the dim sum tasting for two. Great start to the meal. The menu has many great options and the dishes were excellent. Service was spot on. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

After experiencing this place, I have to be honest, I don’t get the hype. The restaurant itself was very nicely decorated and upscale. But that’s where the pros pretty much stop.

The food was not good. Drinks were quite simple and mediocre, especially for the price. The appetizers were decent but the entrees were quite bad. The duck and beef were over cooked, the broccoli looked like it had been microwaved and then they added a tiny bit of hoisin on top, and everything just lacked in flavor.

Service was also quite bad. Our server took almost a half hour between check ins so while we enjoyed conversation, we had to wait forever for the check. They didn’t even refill our water throughout the meal and we had to flag people down

Overall a pretty terrible experience especially for the price. There are much better upscale Asian fusion restaurants in NYC

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 year anniversary with girlfriend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful ambience, un-intrusive service. Had an excellent time. Will definitely come back.

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vipRegular
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our waiter was very inattentive. Took a long time to get our bill or order any food.

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vipAl88
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Buddakhan frequently and it never disappoints. The food was delicious as usual and the service is excellent - both friendly and efficient. We continue to eat outdoors and the set up is attractive and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great!! The food was amazing

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vipeddie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Great. A bit too cold indoors

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great ambiance and staff even better

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 14240 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.