Buddakan NY

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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
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and fantastic food and wine.
Hidden gem and will definitely recommend it to friends as a must do.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Akoestiek dramatisch , geen gesprek te voeren

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BP
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Peking duck

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were seated in the large room. It was very beautiful and our service was excellent. A nice place to celebrate with friends.

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Absolute Favorite Restaurant in NYC!! I've been there many times and haven't been disappointed yet!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was a so-so experience. Been there before,, and I feel it went down in quality. Ordered a a bunch of dishes and nothing was wow. Food felt ordinary for the price, lacking passion. Won’t go there again

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely shocking terrible experience why is this is on open table!? Appalling customer service was waste of time booking would not call this a restaurant it’s a nightclub. No system to make sure you get your table just a free for all and left waiting for table with no idea when we would get it. Left in end, terrible experience overall

AR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very bad service ! Coming over from The Netherlands and wanted to have diner here, after we came in we had to wait for 1 hr in a very noisy space with no space and no drinks. No one was able to give info as they were very busy running around being very ineffective. Would not suggest this place to anyone!

KG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We had a reservation for 8:30 pm and did not get seated until 9:30 pm which I find completely ridiculous. There is no reason that should happen. We were about to walk out the door because we were going to miss our show when they said our table was ready. Although we hated the wait, our experience from this point forward was phenomenal. The manager came and apologized and promised to get our food out as soon as possible. It was 9:30 and we needed to leave by 10 to make our 10:30 show. They fed us right away and we were out of there just before 10! Our server was very kind and speedy. Everyone was nice and apologetic. The food was outstanding. Just didn’t appreciate the wait time when we had a reservation.

f
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had a 8:15 reservation. We arrived early and were told to wait in the lounge area and have a drink. The lounge was packed and we were unable to get close to the bar. We managed to get the attention of a waitress and ordered a few drinks. Continued to sit for another half hour. Finally we were sat after going up the host stand and reminding them we were there. We were sat in the back corner next to the bathroom and the service area. Appetizers were good, entrees were fine. Ambiance was very different from main room, felt very casual. Date and I felt sick to our stomachs after eating here. I’d prefer Tao Downtown across the street for similar food, much better atmosphere and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful Place!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Callie was amazing ! She was so attentive and friendly

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited almost two hours past our reservation time

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our reservation was postponed by 30 minuites and it was super crowded and noise. The music was really loud and we could barely here each other at our table. The receptionist was not really helpful when we arrived and I got the feeling that she was annoyed when I talked to her and asked about our table which was behind schedule. The service at the table was nice and really quick and the it only took 5 minutes for the food to arrive. The food was fine but nothing spectacular and for us it was definitely not worth the price when looking at the whole experience. The restaurant was really beautiful but we got seats in a dark corner so we could not really enjoy and see the restaurant from
there. I would not go again

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Anniversary

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible they sat us 120 minutes late and were very rude!!! Do not recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Buddakan. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the ambience was amazing!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and drinks was very tasty .Would recommend a friend .

HS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good and service was ok. Had to wait 40+ minutes, in a jam packed lounge, to be seated, although we had a reservation.

RE
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Always a fun place to go for dinner, especially if friends visiting from out of town. Very busy Thursday evening and despite having a reservation waited nearly 30 mins to be seated! not cool at all! The service from the server was efficient and friendly. Food was good - consistent and fair portions.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time west come to NY we go to Buddakan a crear experience

F
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

can't keep a conversation with someone between 9.30 and 10.30 its just too noisy, which also makes it impossible to get the servers attention most pf the time. If you go take your noise cancelling earphones

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We waited for about 45 minutes after our reservation to get a table the noise level was extremely high could barely hear each other talk besides that food was great as usual service was great as usual

NZ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We waited more than 1 hour to be at the table...
Food is good but not exceptional
The musique is to noisy you can’t talk with your friend or wife
And the service wasn’t good we asked for our table and one of the waiter didn’t look at us and simply told us go to see the manager.... not profesional at all..
For the price you expect more services

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Muy ruidoso
No cumplen con la
Hora reservada

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BJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Erin was outstanding. Food was terrific.

F
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I am a Buddakan regular. I had a confirmed reservation; I was joined by a VIP guest. In spite of speaking with three employees in the cocktail lounge and personally addressing my concerns at the reservation desk, 50 minutes past the reservation time and we still did not have a table. We left. I was beyond humiliated. I will never go to Buddakan again. I’m done. There are too many other good restaurants in NY.

AT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around wonderful experience. Brought some colleagues to dinner and ended up being the best $ I spent on the whole trip. They were wowed!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and the food was great. My request for quieter table was delivered upon and I was very happy.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was superb. Extremely accommodating....very helpful. Made the night even better

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great first experience!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, my favorite dining experience in NYC. A new “MUST” on my visits to the city!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful will definitely be back

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosting a friends in town.

PS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent our waiter fantastic everything of my God we love it

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The waiting time was around one hour but the food was good

IC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing as usual!
I took my family from Spain and they loved it!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I suggest the edamame dumplings and peking duck

H
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints - any dish was incredibly prepared - service was spaced properly - to allow time to savor the appetizers before the main courses -
Any dumpling or dim sum demise - duck salad to die for
Cod fish - chili crabs and short ribs - show stoppers- lobster rice - amazing
Save room for a sweet bite at the end
Varied wine list