Buddakan NY

4.6
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$50 and over
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We loved it!

JH
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic- service just as good. Had a great dinner!

HM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan has become a go-to place when we want an amazing meal and want to expose our friends to the experience. We have yet to have anything on the menu that we haven't liked and this last visit tried the Tasting Menu which was OUTSTANDING!!!
Shout out to Cali our waitress who we have had before and knows her stuff. Can't wait to go back!!!!

KM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Been quite a few times- this time felt a bit rushed, but overall still enjoyed the unique dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and atmosphere. Was celebrating a friends birthday and it was his first time in NYC.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Joshua was great! He took his time to explain the vegetarian options for my wife and was very attentive throughout our dinner.

NG
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fantastic service. Fantastic experience.

TC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is great. Will return many times in the future.

PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. It is a spectacular setting and ambiance. Definitely the right place for a special event. Food is very good and the service was outstanding. Recommend the edamame dumplings and shrimp. Can't wait to go again!

SP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my fiancé birthday and we loved it.

KA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Got there on time and they made us wait over 30 mins, I asked when we would get our table and their condisendant answer was that an eagles were paying and that they would be with us shortlyX after 45 mins we decided to get one of the tables near the bar that didn’t require a reservation. Never going back

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took a while to seat us even with a reservation but was absolutely beautiful! Not a bad dish on the menu!

TM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is excellent, the scene is outstanding.
However, we waited for 45 minutes to be seated despite our reservation. I find this to be particularly annoying, as it ruins part of the experience

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and space were amazing. A little late getting us to our table versus our reservation time, but service was great once we were seated. Very noisy, but that’s part of the experience. Would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner part of 5 was fantastic at Buddakan. Warm friendly service. Delicious food. Thank you for a memorable evening. 🎉

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect! The food was behind expectations

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall was a great experience, beautiful place, great service
But the appetizers are lacking of taste, we only like the lollipop
Drinks are not impressive, just fruit juice blend with little alcohol
Main dishes are really good
Desert is ok

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was absolutely fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It just amazing from A-z

FF
London
112 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This it’s a true hidden gem...
You would never believe the whole bunker that is embedded below Chelsea market...
when i went in i saw that beautiful bar area and thought that was the whole restaurant but then you go inside and around and down the stairs to see the full open area with an incredible super kind table for forty people in the center and it just keeps going.
The ambiance is si very cool.
And the food is amazing, we had the tuna tratar rolls, spare ribs, lobster rice (not the best), three of Raúl dumplings(definitely the best), grilled sliced filler mignon with an incredible sauce, and the monkey bread desert...
All was fit for a king ... ❤️ this place and definitely will go back lots and lots

K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious at Buddakan. Never fails!

AF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Allison provided us with a most excellent dining experience. We also had the pleasure of meeting Chef Brain Ray and his staff in the kitchen. The food was excellent we especially enjoyed the smoked Branzino this is a restaurant we will definitely be revisiting!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool

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EC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with great service. Food was very good. It’s a bit pricey but for a special occasion worth the visit. The only negative I would note is it’s extremely noisy/loud downstairs.

RH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, super food! To recommend to our friends un Belgium!

OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth every penny. Outstanding food. Lighting too dim, but otherwise fabulous.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was mother’s birthday. It was perfect. The waiter was amazing from start to finish.

AZ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Every year it gets worse! The food was like eating fast food, the ambience was like a diner and the price was through the roof.

JO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was just fantastic. my guests loved it! tasting food was great

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe here, and the food is top notch!

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Noisy very dark needed phone to see menus food really poor

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 10. Seating wasn’t ideal - they had six of the group on a bench on a wall with the other 4 of us in chairs on the opposite side. Made it very difficult to get out to go to bathroom. We did move one person to end of he table and asked for another chair which they did bring us as there was no way 6 average adults would have fit on that bench. Service was amazing for the most part. From our server definitely. Some of the waitstaff who came in between to swap our courses/plates-silverware etc were not the friendliest and seemed a little aggravated to be waiting tables but we were celebrating and didn’t let it get to us. Did the Premium Tasting menu and everything was delicious. Definitely recommend and can’t wait to visit again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, we had a great time. Our server was amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food took forever to

KT
Bath
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe. Lovely ambience. The bar staff were amazing, they were so helpful. The food was absolutely delicious.. I would go back again and highly recommend

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had to wait for a table for about an hour after our reservation time. When we finally got seated, the table was set for 5, our reservation was for 6 people. Left us standing in the middle of the restaurant for a bit too long trying to rectify. We sat ourselves down and grabbed the small table next to us that originally we were told we couldn't have.
The food was good but be prepared to spend a lot of money and the noise level is way too loud. They could at least turn the music down a bit.
Had heard such great things about this restaurant but personally was a bit disappointed and would not return.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing!! A must if you’re visiting NYC!!

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was exactly what we would expect in NYC.