Buddakan NY

4.6
14353 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 14353 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdmtnyc
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and festive environment. Great drinks

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CourtneyS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance!

Our server was incredible, knew the menu well and made the perfect recommendations. She was fun & personable, really added to our experience

Food was delicious, came out in a timely manner. All staff very friendly, especially bouncer at top of stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Drinks ordered were given towards the end of our dinner, which upset my fiancé changing the mood and vibe of the entire experience

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

Excelent service!!!! “Over the top” food quality and taste!!!
Desserts are out of this world!!! Restaurant decoration is from magazine!!!!!

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vipHeather
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious!! Tons of food off the regular menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant but the music was just to loud

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suhas
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was really salty and mediocre. Nothing special but I’m a great part of the city and a fun atmosphere.

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vipSunny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside- music a tad too loud but the food and service was great!

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ThomasS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Once again a great meal. We have been to NYC several times as well as your Phili and now defunked Atlantic City Venue. Loved the AC location. The evening was wonderful. I have noticed our last few trips the food now all comes out at once. The joy of your establishment was the randomness that the food came out. Letting the whole grazing process happen.

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AllysonG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food! Will definitely BE BACK!!!!!!!!!

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vipAl88
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Some new delicious items on the menu. Our server was terrific and very helpful. We are going back next week!

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FoodLovers
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I have been coming here for over 10 years. Celebrating my wedding anniversary and hosting my company events. But I will never come here again. Every year they accommodate my wife and I with the same table for our anniversary, but this time the front desk booking person was rude and lied to me. They made us wait 45 minutes to sit us down, but brought us to a different area near the bar. They offered no apologies, no explanation. After refusing to sit near the bar They gave us another seat with noisy people. Listen Budakan owners... if you don't value your loyal customers, then you are the lover. I'm not coming back and will cancel all my company events.

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Jujubean
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite NYC restaurants and the oxtail dumplings are always on point.

SM
SueM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and I love the music! I enjoy eating here every time I visit New York City.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food! OMG! Will be back every time I’m in NYC!

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Sparkles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the edamame dumplings there. I have been going there for about 15 yrs.

There is always a exclusivity attitude with the staff towards the guest. You are lucky to be at their restaurant air about hoe you are spoken to. It’s loud there but I like the vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This has been an old favorite for the longest. On this occasion my friend and I split some small plates, the short ribs pancake being one. Decided to order a couple dishes to take home for my mom. The oxtail dumplings being one of the dishes. I tasted one and it tasted the same as the short ribs that came with the pancake - dray and stringy. These dumplings were disappointing. I am willing to bet the short ribs were posing as oxtail dumplings. I am very familiar with tender slow cooked oxtails and these dumplings were at best adjacent. Not oxtails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Oxtail dumplings are a must!

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vipYuriS
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always delicious, fresh, and fun. First time back since the pandemic and it was better than ever! Go & enjoy!

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vipKatia
London
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I told them it was my friend’s birthday and they still sat us by the bathroom. Food was good but the service was lackluster in the restaurant. Bar service and drinks were great though.

CJ
CharlesJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful. The service was excellent and prompt. Our waitress was very helpful and patient being that it was our first time there. The food was great. I recommend the oxtail dumpling....

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!

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IdaliaA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and attentive service. Thank you team for taking great care of us.

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vipsarasotaguy
Tampa
50 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We each ordered one appetizer - they arrived 1/2 hour apart!! Server & manager said it was because one was hot & one cold. Talk about bad service & lame excuses. No apology offered.

Both had the same main course & they were tasty but very, very small - also quite expensive. Wine list very overpriced, too.

Overall, poor service & attitude & ripoff dinner.

WE WILL NEVER RETURN

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at your place…. Need to be a special
One!

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KimberlyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing had oxtail dumplings lobster rolls Alaskan cod short ribs and crying chocolate for desert

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ErezK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

First courses were good, main dishes wrote disappointing. Noisy and non friendly slow setvice

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DanielK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Candle wax fell into my water and by mistake i drank it, they served me peanuts even though I am told them that i am allergic. The waitress were arrogant.

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Fifi
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good until the people next to us started face timing and became very loud, laughing loud via FaceTime lasted about 30 minutes between eating and face timing.
Also, the sitting arrangements are I think too close considering pandemic is not over and in fact spiking cases again. I hope something can be done about these 2 issues so everyone can have a pleasant, enjoyable evening.
Thank you

CG
CaliG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The aesthetic of this place is what really makes it worth the dinning experience. Unfortunately the food is pretty much fair. The salmon dumplings and tuna tartare springs rolls were great. The meals however, not as flavorful as one would like, pretty bland for the most part. The desserts were good also. This is definitely more of an appetizer and desserts type of place.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister’s birthday

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proudwineaux
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a truly wonderful experience. Our server Beth was splendid and despite a longer waiting period for coffee and having to have asked 4 ppl for a cup of Java, it couldn’t have been more perfect :).

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Buddakan was impeccable. The food was amazing. The ambience was perfect! Everything about this place is amazing. I highly recommend this place for a romantic night out with a partner or for an intimate gathering with family & friends. The food is amazing!

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Try the lobster fried. Music was a bit loud but the service is top notch and the food is worth it

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The dinners were disappointing. Very oily, no flavor I think he noodles. The appetizers were very good. (Dim Sum for 2)

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vipMatt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

LT
LaToya
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for my daughter's 16th birthday! We were in NYC for the weekend, and I wanted to take her to a trendy restaurant yet not so sophisticated that a teen would feel uncomfortable. This place was definitely it! The ambiance felt like an exclusive club. The music was just right. The energy was jovial. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. Dinner for three with dessert was around 100 dollars per person (before the tip), but WELL WORTH IT! I definitely will be back.

JD
vipJeanneD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was not as good as in the past. The service was good though. We sat outside and it was hot and noisy - ready to go back indoors.

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 14353 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.