Buddakan NY

4.6
13876 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 13876 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDebs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend

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Victor
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I originally made our reservation to sit outside but we asked to move inside because of the weather and were promptly accommodated. The service inside was safe and socially distanced throughout our entire dining experience. Two of my friends had never dined at Buddakan before and they loved every dish that came out to the table...including the desserts and cocktails. If you're looking for a lovely night out that still feels safe, I would highly recommend Buddakan...and make sure you try the oxtail dumplings!

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vipJS11
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Very good food.

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BenitaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my best friend’s birthday here and we had a phenomenal time! Our server was amazing and took great care of us!

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LadyB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant experience and very nice ambiance. Very satisfied with dinner selection.

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JonB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible and the energy always pops off.

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vipCynthiaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as ever! Always our favorite. We’ll be back soon!

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BZbzbz
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my anniversary and the staff was excellent. Didn’t rush us and even have high school complimentary drinks. Overall would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! Everything was perfect!

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Marie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambience and service were great! Food wasn't outstanding but still good. It felt so good to be back in a lively restaurant again.

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vipDanetteM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday.... the food and drinks were good! I did not like the fish or cold noodles that came with the $85each taste plates.

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katherineq
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food was very simple and the prices were to high for what you get the place needs needs to updates a bit inside

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were outside- 4 of us celebrating our friends returning to the UK. Getting to our table was a little wait and we waited a long time for our wine and food order to be taken. As soon as we had done that everything went v smoothly and service excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is so polite, professional and the food is always A+! They practice all social distancing measures to ensure we are safe guests. Always a pleasure!

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KimberlyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food isn’t really seasoned well for the price they charge. The place was quiet and dark. Wouldn’t really go back.

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Areej
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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KristianA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the happy hour dim sum. Otherwise, it’s pretty pricey.

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CandaceH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful place to dine out, atmosphere was soooooo good food was sooooooooo good omg I’m booking again. A must visits

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oxtail dumplings. That’s all I gotta say.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my bday!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was very classy and service was great. I just don’t think the prices match the food quality. I’ve been to many upscale restaurants and have paid a lot less than what I paid last night for dinner for two. Probably won’t go back there.

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TishaH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat, great vibes and even better food. My go to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The carrot cake was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for a date night. The ambiance was nice and the music wasn’t too loud, so you can actually carry on a conversation without yelling. Quality Food and service, as well. Definitely recommended for a unique dining experience.

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JasonT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work celebration

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Dailyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and accommodating. The ambiance of the place is cozy and has a great vibe.

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vipnm49
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food was excellent and the service was great

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Hilboogie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Made birthday celebration perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience. The interior is gorgeous, the food was delicious and the service was prompt. Would recommend the black cod!

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vipHaleyH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! This was also my first time doing indoor dining in NYC since the pandemic and I felt very safe. They had large dividers between each of the tables, but they were really classy and felt like they were always part of the restaurant design. It definitely did not take away from the amazing ambiance that Buddakan is known for. We had the rock shrimp, General Tso dumplings and filet medallions. I will be dreaming about all of that food until I can go again! I was bummed that they removed the truffle cauliflower pops from their menu during covid, but our server promised they’d be coming back soon.

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Mary
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful night , spencer made the best cocktails , the food was really good, algo the place it’s beautiful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t great. I had high expectations for this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our overall was five star and superb! Love every moment from the check in to the donning experience. Our waitress was excellent!

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Just
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was very good. Ambience was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Great spot for food & atmosphere but they strictly adhere to that 90 minute reservation time which in reality is NOT enough time to have a nice leisurely dinner. It doesn’t matter what time you actually get seated—it goes by the actual reservation time. So our entrees were literally brought out WITH the check & we only had time for 1 round of drinks. It was ridiculous especially when your bill is $300 for 2 people. They need to do better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food as always!

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YummyGummy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambience was great. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of all the

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

This restaurant is having an identity crisis

FAQs

Buddakan NY does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Buddakan NY also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 13876 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.