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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Sweet soy, lemongrass broth
Lobster Fried Rice
Saffron, thai basil
It was great food. Great friends
The food was delicious. The atoms was beautiful. Highly recommend the mochi doughnuts.
We sat outside at a small 2 person table... it was warm! I didn't even wear my jacket. All of the staff was very very nice. We got the Dim Sum for 2 & it was a great deal (: totally recommend the edamame dumplings. We will be back!
It was great. Great food and great service
My friends and I had a great time. Food was delicious and so flavorful and the ambience was beautiful. However the staff made us feel rushed. I know due to Covid things are restricted but there was a sense of hurry up and eat your food and drinks (which is terrible for your digestive system anyway) vibe from our waiter. I appreciated the attentiveness but it was rushed from the point we got our first beverage.
Everything was amazing but please bring back the lamb chops lol
Everything was amazing, but at the end of the night we were waiting for out credit cards (to pay for service) and a waitress came like “GUYS you need to leave like right now! We are closing” and we were like.... yes we will BUT we need the CC.
Great service , good food , nice ambiance
Candice the hostess was extremely helpful as we needed to change our reservations
Buddakan was such a fantastic return to "normal" NYC dining for my friend and me. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the pork roles and vegetable fried rice with coconut. Our server Steve was an absolute delight. He took the time to review every item on the menu with us to describe the dish in detail and ensure we could follow our dietary restrictions. We will definitely be back!
Service was pretty bad. They brought the appetizer with the dinner..
First meal in a restaurant in over a year! Chosen because of spaciousness and, of course, cuisine. Expensive and worth it.
Overall great experience. Good date night spot. Our waitress and the service was amazing.
Excellent service and great food and drinks! Will definitely come back
Excellent....The most consistent food in-service in New York City.
Great Food awesome service time !!
Not authentic Asian food. Not recommended if that's what you are looking for.
Great Food and Amazing Atmosphere! Would definitely go there again soon!
This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always cooked to perfection and so flavorful.
As a vegan Vegetarian person, the food that we had, for the amount it cost was a disgrace. The food was tasteless and unexciting, no innovation. I could have gone to a hole in the wall in china town and had better food. The service was great! The restaurant is beautiful. If only the food matched it.
Unfortunately they did not live up to their reputation. Maybe if we ate meat etc it would ave been different. However in this day and age with so many incredible vegan options around, there is no real excuse.
Had an amazing experience here with my wife for her birthday. Food was unreal and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Loved the vibe also.
The best server and the food is always delicious. Glad to be back dining there again!! Best Peking Duck in the MPD
Spring roles pork bao charred filet short ribs all worth the price.
food was amazing and service was great from mostly all except from our actual server. she took awhile to take our drink orders and didn’t follow up as much in between plates. we saw more of the other servers but all in all, loved our dinner!
Will come back for more
We wanted to dine outdoors as indoor dining is not for us quite yet. Buddahkan has a great set up on the street with a relaxed vibe. The food was great, super tasty and I totally recommend the dumplings for 2!
Amazing experience! Our servers were very helpful and provided top notch service
Amazing food! We had brunch and everything was just delicious.
We have been returning guests at buddakan for many years. This time was very disappointing. Except for the edamame dumplings the food was very oily, general tsu dumplings were as if they were warmed in a microwave. We got to order at 19:20 and were told more than once that we have to finish by 21:00
I guess we will not be coming back
We've loved eating at Buddakan through the years, although we usually argue about whether we like the food or ambience more.
With dining moved outside due to COVID, we were able to enjoy the DELICIOUS food and drink without arguing (although their outdoor dining setup was great, with individual booths and heating).
Outside tables are the worst in Chelsea and they don't have heating
Obsessed! Love the atmosphere, good vibe and great food!
Amazing! I love this place! Always a great experience!
The food was delicious and they have a few vegan options
Amazing! The Tasting Menu was so good and worth it!
We had been recommended by a couple of people to try Buddakan and we were not disappointed. The ambiance was great, it felt like somewhere really special to be dining. The staff were friendly and the service prompt. The food was amazing, everything from the starters to the drinks was mouth watering! We would go so far as to say it was our best NYC dining experience to date.
Amazing food and desserts:)
Muy buen servicio, ambiente y comida.
The restaurant runs extremely loud music while presenting a menu of dishes “to share”. Sharing invites conversation, yet it is impossible to hear one another. It makes for an unpleasant distressing experience. The food is OK , but overpriced and not very special. I hope the staff complains seriously because the noise level is an occupational hazard for their hearing. The restaurant benefits from an enormous space, a definite asset that should be highlighted and enjoyed. Yet we could not wait to get out. No second drinks, no dessert, no coffee, though we had the time and were willing to indulge.. I suggest they rethink their strategy and overall presentation.
This is my favorite spot in all of New York! I have never eaten food sooooo good as this! Edamame dumplings my favorite dish! I cannot express how much I love this place. Absolute must if you’re in New York.
Buddakan NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.
Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 14059 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.