Buddakan NY

4.6
14059 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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14059 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Emp33
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great food. Great friends

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Sammyag88
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The atoms was beautiful. Highly recommend the mochi doughnuts.

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Cecilia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was great. Great food and great service

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Shari
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing but please bring back the lamb chops lol

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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AngelaD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service , good food , nice ambiance
Candice the hostess was extremely helpful as we needed to change our reservations

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vipMelG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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!

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AP500
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Service was pretty bad. They brought the appetizer with the dinner..

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Tastebud1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in a restaurant in over a year! Chosen because of spaciousness and, of course, cuisine. Expensive and worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Good date night spot. Our waitress and the service was amazing.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food and drinks! Will definitely come back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent....The most consistent food in-service in New York City.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food awesome service time !!

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vipAssss
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not authentic Asian food. Not recommended if that's what you are looking for.

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Shakeela
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food and Amazing Atmosphere! Would definitely go there again soon!

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DrDSH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always cooked to perfection and so flavorful.

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vipCandicewaldman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipJojoG
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best server and the food is always delicious. Glad to be back dining there again!! Best Peking Duck in the MPD

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring roles pork bao charred filet short ribs all worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come back for more

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viplynnf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Our servers were very helpful and provided top notch service

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vipBeatriz
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! We had brunch and everything was just delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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vipDaveH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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).

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LilianaH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Outside tables are the worst in Chelsea and they don't have heating

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

Obsessed! Love the atmosphere, good vibe and great food!

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AlejandraD
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I love this place! Always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and they have a few vegan options

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KaraD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The Tasting Menu was so good and worth it!

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LucyE
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLucianaG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and desserts:)

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carlosN
Guadalajara
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio, ambiente y comida.

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Anna
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Nafsica
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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 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.