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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14083 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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Booked 253 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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Menu

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What 14,083 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Soledadb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chosed the menú 3, its great, but the food was send to fast, its better if you go slowly ( sorry my english , i do my best)

  2. SW

    SW18

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience1

    The food is EXCELLENT! But, prepare to dine in a nightclub or an aerobics class. The music is extremely loud to the point you cannot hear the person across the table from you or your server. You can expect to feel like dancing or working out to the noise. It is dimly lit so prepare to use a flashlight to see the menu, Consider this a high review on the food and a very low review on the ambiance. I would get takeout to enjoy the food, but not eat in the restaurant.

  3. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the energy, service and of course the delicious CUISINE. 10/10!

  4. PM

    PariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambience was amazing.. loved the decor and vibe. The main hall reminded me of the "great hall" from Harry Potter. The candles on the table were a nice touch. the food and drinks were lovely too. Would definitely recommend and come back :)

  5. H

    Hannah234

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Fantastic food but service needs work. When we arrived we were sent to the lounge area but you had no way of identifying us which made for a rather odd experience where people that work there continued to come around and ask who we were. I really think you could improve this experience by inviting people to order a drink at the bar or having a system where you can identify who people are. We waited a while for our table to be ready despite having a reservation so decided to get a drink at the bar (lady behind the bar was very good) and then when we were ready we couldn’t find anyone to seat us. Once we were seated it took 20 minutes for someone to come to our table to offer water/ talk about the menu. A plate was taken away from my husband whilst he was still eating - the waiter didn’t seem to care or notice. Maybe things are different in the US but I think this is a pretty basic standard of service. All in all a pretty disappointing experience on my 30th birthday!

  6. RK

    RayKar65

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Great food but okay service at Buddakan in the West village nyc.

  7. E

    Elbowroom

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and good food. The atmosphere is something to experience. The menu was limited and the food, while good, for that price should have been spectacular.

  8. FM

    FelixM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best everithing was good. We need the lychee frozen back and the watermelon answeer please

  9. CF

    ChrisF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole vibe was on point and the food was delicious! Sea Bass was my favorite.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The duck was very dry. The drinks were tasty. Did not like that when you start at the bar, you must check out at the bar and they will not walk your drinks to the table for you either. Expected a little better service than that.

  11. k

    kidkong

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Service was a plus. Drinks were solid, choices of alcohol was great. It’s too bad the food can’t keep up.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, we loved our drinks. Interesting options. Service was quick and the waitstaff was friendly and patient. Can’t wait to come back.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    It could have been perfect,but we were over on food - we didn’t know better. Lesson learned

  14. DT

    DocTox

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful decor and ambiance. The food and drinks were also amazing. Would def recommend this to anyone visiting the city wanting to indulge in some great food & vibes!

  15. B

    Bela

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was very noisy, but we moved to a better place. Staff very helpfull. A very good experience.

  16. K

    Karker02

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall it was truly a wonderful dining experience!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ambiente, lugar y comida excelente. Cartas un poco desgastadas para el lugar e imposible pedir algo para tomar en el bar de la entrada.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was so fantastic and the vibe so cool. Loved the atmosphere. Would recommend the edamame dumplings and matcha donuts!!

  19. KS

    KevinS

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s was amazing!! We are definitely returning 🥰

  20. WS

    WendyS

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always on point! A NYC Staple that never disappoints.

  21. RT

    RachaelT

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    Very over rated was really disappointed with the service

  22. S

    Surfrbro

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Experience was “ok”. Used to be one of My favorite spots in the city but it seems like everything’s changed in recent years. Came here to celebrate my partners birthday and ended up just feeling embarrassed. One of the vegetable plates were not even cooked and was cold, had to send back. Waiter dropped off a menu with no menu in it. Menu pages were sticky and looked like they had not been reprinted in years. Birthday dessert came with no candle. Had to ask for one even though this was noted in the reservation. Overall I wish I had the same experiences I’ve had in the past here, but I doubt that will happen again. Such a shame. Drinks are still great though so if anything come hang out at the bar for some awesome cocktails.

  23. NO

    NORMAJ

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    It was way too noisy and too dark but the food and service were excellent!

  24. D

    Dallaus

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with excellent presentation. Wait was a little long even with reservation but service was excellent. Gave great recommendations.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The food for the price wasn’t worth it. Good place for a photo opportunity but other than that the food lacked!

  26. CD

    CDA59

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great dinner with colleagues and friends. Food was extraordinary and the service impeccable. Plan to return often.

  27. K

    Kieranp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal, fantastic display of incredible food, light & delicious

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing the waitress was so helpful, respectful and patient. Highly recommended and will definitely go back.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing ambience, food taste and presentation and table service

  30. W

    Whitfield

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sean our server was amazing. He was attentive. The food was just ok not worth what we paid. Drove all the way from Long Island for an experience that was just ok.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    They did not honor our reservation and sent us to the lounge to share table with 3 other parties.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. High energy but too many small children.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Food on tasting menu feel rushed, servers were nice but rushed to get dishes away. Our plates were pushed around

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice accommodating hosts Great vibe, food and service

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my girlfriend birthday and they went above and beyond for us to make sure she had the best birthday. We had a great table down in the ballroom and the food and service was amazing.

  36. L

    Lamentfromalocal

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    The name is Buddakan and the dishes go by the same names but the flavor is missing and not at all as robust as it was and the portions are small and over priced as in the glazed cod. The new chef needs to up his game and make the food as memorable as it once was. We live nearby and frequented often before Covid but shall not return. The young manager offered his apology but nothing tangible as in an adjustment to the check.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It is a very pretty restaurant, but it was hard to get someone to serve us drinks and the waiters were impatient. The food wasn’t wonderful- we went for the Peking duck and were disappointed, but maybe we ordered wrong. It was very expensive and very loud. I honestly wouldn’t go again.

  38. JP

    JamesP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to eat, good solid food and a lovely ambience.

  39. SD

    SkipD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Always enjoy the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere! Nice service and great location

  40. SC

    ShwetaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5

    Food was soo bland and had no flavor.

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 14083 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 253 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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