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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14151 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 216 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 989-2245

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ray

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 14,151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. H

    Harry

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chinese food I’ve had
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is delicious but a bit on the pricey side but still worth it. Vibe is very upbeat house music and dark ambience.
  3. PP

    PatrickP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance. Really worth it! Will return
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Food was average but everything else was great
  5. RF

    RobertaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in New York. Excellent food and very nice place. Very kind and polite employees.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and incredible food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice. Great experience.
  8. P

    Pasquale

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Buddakan has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. Service and ambiance are still a solid 5 stars but our food was inedible except for the General Tso’s Soup dumplings. The Chinese Sausage Fried Rice was not fried, but a steamed gelatin mess! The pork potstickers looked and tasted like frozen grocery store potstickers that were burnt! The fried soft shell crab looked appealing, but there was not one smidge of crab meat! It was only a fried crab shell for $36! Maybe that is why it was not crowded as usual.
  9. JM

    JoelleM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buddhakan never disappoints, we ordered the lobster egg rolls and the short rib scallion pancakes to start, for the main entree we shared lobster fried rice, the cod and filet minion. The cod was cooked to perfection and the filet was like butter , melted in your mouth delicious 😋! The service was impeccable and this is one of the reasons this restaurant is always going to be my top 5 best places to dine!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our meal and the restaurant
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Reserved at 23:15 after a Broadway show; food was great as well as atmosphere. Service was slow, I guess it was late and they just wanted us out. But overall very good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best restaurant ever
  13. j

    jennifer

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    slow for it being a Friday. but the service and food was great
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They didn’t mention our anniversary that was the only thing but overall it was gorgeous
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Buddakan needs to step it up with the service & the quality of the food. I left feeling undervalued.
  16. KA

    KarlAndreOddsenNorway

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time at this restaurant still holding the standard sky high. Great music, great service and the food it's divine. Overall my favorite dining experience in the world.
  17. A

    Amie

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. We were celebrating my 70th birthday. I have been a customer since Buddakan opened. Our server, Ashley, was terrific. A perfect evening. Give her a raise! And the gentlemen who cleared the table and packed our left overs were excellent. Can’t say enough about the dining experience… my favorite place in NYC!
  18. JK

    JuanK

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Buddakan, Food was amazing! As an Asian Food lover, I was not disappointed! I will back for sure!
  19. KN

    KariN

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED our waitress. She was super accommodating for my group of 10 and we did the tasting menu which was SO good. Highly recommend for a special occasion!
  20. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    504 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Great dining experience, but they need to repair, or turn up the AC. It was way too hot.
  21. s

    sm305

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best edamame dumplings! Staff is attentive and friendly
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Would trust them 100% for special occasions.
  23. NL

    NiqL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Doesn’t quite live up to the hype wrt food. Everything else was great. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes but I think a restaurant of this calibre shouldn’t have a single sub-standard dish. Could get similar at our local Chinese.
  24. j

    joy456

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for food and drinks and atmosphere.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was perfect! The food, service and ambiance was spectacular! Loved everything about this restaurant!
  26. DC

    DaveC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! It is similar to Buddakan in Philadephia but different enough to stand on it’s own. Highly recommended!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overprices Ok pretentious Chinese food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, service is great all the times I’ve gone
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Have been to this restaurant many times over the past 15 years. This time, food was mediocre. Lack of quality for dim sum for two. Lots of filler ingredients delivered with our pepper beef. Bathrooms so dirty that I did not feel comfortable eating afterwards. So sad that this once wonderful experience was no longer what we had expected.
  30. D

    Delighted1

    Dallas

    156 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Oxtail dumplings were delish as was the lamb chops. Virgins was very attentive, good menu suggestions and FUN.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday. Best night ever!
  32. MA

    MeritxellA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Too much noise, music too loud that we couldn’t even talk. The second course was served while still eating the first. Overall we won’t recomend even if the venue is really cool
  33. LS

    LauraS

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! We did the tasting menu and it was amazing!!!
  34. LJ

    LionJeff

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a terrific experience. Our server Justin spent time going through the menu since it was our first visit. He was very attentive during the entire meal. The food was wonderful. Our appetizers of pork potstickers and shrimp dumplings were really excellent. The Peking duck entree was very good. An altogether delightful meal.
  35. d

    daveg

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Had the tasting menu and the entire family agreed one of our top 10 meals ever!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, outstanding service
  37. a

    alp10

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, and our server was very friendly and helpful when it came to accommodating a food allergy. But it took a long time for us to get seated even after our large party was present, and the FOH staff didn’t seem to care. A round of drinks, or even a sincere apology, could have gone a long way. The space is beautiful but very loud.
  38. a

    ase1707

    New York Area

    504 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    504 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Buddakan serves excellent Chinese food from a diverse menu. The service is amazingly good. The ambiance is amazing. This is a VERY noisy restaurant, and one should be prepared to shout to be heard. I wish that they would stop the practice of making you wait in the bar for your table, even though there are multiple empty tables throughout the restaurant.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, but the ribs have too many bones. The server (Sam) was hard to find. We had to ask others for help. My daughter’s boyfriend order a Reflection drink twice during the evening. They took forever to come out. The second drink request took so long he got up and went to the bar to inquire. When it was time to look at the dessert menu, Sam gave us 3 menu folders with no menus inserted. We had to flag someone to bring us over dessert menus.
  40. SB

    SarahB

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant, and out of this world food. A must while in New York.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 14151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 216 times today
Google Map for Buddakan NY

75 9th Ave New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ray

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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