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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14071 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 245 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 14,071 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
  • 4.2Value

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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    Terrible service initially to get us a table, no servers in the lounge to take our drink order, 50 min delay to get us a poorly located table. Very disappointed. The worst part of the experience was the unprofessional and unhelpful attitude of the girls at the check in desk and lounge area. Won’t be returning

  3. DA

    DebbieA

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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    Great ambience, amazing food and service! Highly recommend!

  4. KD

    KeziaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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    We did the medium sized tasting menu and the food was amazing. Not one complaint. The service was top notch, the ambience was stunning, and we really enjoyed the music they played the day we were there. Would highly recommend and will be there again soon!

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    My birthday dinner was great. food and service were perfect. good vibes all around. we did the tasting menu.

  6. DO

    DinnerOnAThursday

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Great vibe at the restaurant and food was excellent. Felt like the waitress wasn't really around much and I don't love having to beg to have my water glass refilled.

  7. C

    Corradizo

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about the experience except it was quite loud. Suggest the restaurant look into acoustic ceiling treatments to reduce noise. Fear not, we’ll be back over and over regardless!!

  8. LA

    LadyA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Our reservation was at 6 pm and we arrived on time. While there were 5 hostesses at front desk and at least 5 others in the main entrance of the restaurant, they told us to move to the entrance to be seated. We waited in the middle of the room and no one came! Very bad first impression. Very bad welcoming service. We ordered too much food for two people, waiter was interested to make us order as much as possible. Food was served so qickly it was cold when we finally ate the third dish. Overall, not worth the time or money unless you want to flash in a place that sells as an « it » restaurant. Very disappointing!

  9. CB

    CassieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, definitely New York vibes. If you’re visiting an looking to splurge an experience a New York scene… highly recommend. Btw it is on the corner away from Chelsea market. Black building on the corner.

  10. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Was a little disappointed in the food, overall good, not great for the money spent The ambiance was amazing, some dishes much better than others, Execution failed on a few in my opinion , dry lobster fried rice and the duck salad had minced duck flavorless in the dish

  11. MN

    MontseN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Comida muy buena. Local precioso. Personal profesional.

  12. SS

    SergioS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a little disappointed because we were celebrating my friend 60th birthday and I had requested a table on the main room and we didn't get seated there.

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    skikid1197

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    Did not enjoy the food at all but the ambiance was very nice. Would go here for drinks and dessert

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    Dined 5 days ago

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    We really had a Bad Experience.. Starting from the beginning until The end.. food came after early, the first part but the second for my partner arrived more than 1,5 h later.. no comment.. but the girls was very professional and tried to help us even if was not their fault.. kitchen delay… I would like to come back but don’t know really.. Kind Regards Steven

  16. PS

    PaolaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    I order a rice plata that esa so sip y that I have to return it In the menu didn’t say sipcy They change me the plate thanks!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

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    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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  18. SM

    SimeonM

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Charred filet is great. Cooked perfectly and sauces made it different. Meat was great quality. Dumplings great as usual. Broken Chile chicken was ok. Monkfish was sent back.

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    Eyes133

    New York Area

    3 reviews

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    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Overall beautiful place, nice vibe. The service lacked a little but great quality to drinks and food

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  23. PS

    PaulaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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    The best part of my experience was how sensitive and helpful they were to my food allergies.

  24. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Iconic venue. Expensive but worth it for a memorable experience.

  25. K

    Kevin

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s such a cool spot. It’s not authentic Chinese, but it’s not pretending to be either. Perfect execution of the intent of this ultra hip restaurant.

  26. AG

    AndreaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked a reservations at this restaurant to celebrate my daughter’s graduation from NYU with a masters degree in mechanical engineering! Upon entering the restaurant, I was enamored with the ambiance and the lay out. Shortly thereafter, we were escorted to our tables. We ordered from an amazing array of choices. Our food was delivered to our table in record time. The food was absolutely, I mean absolutely delicious. So flavorful. It was a festival of flavors! From the appetizer, to the entrées, to the desserts…..each order took us closer to heaven. The food was to die for, the ambiance was out of this world. Of course, I would absolutely make a reservations to go back again and again to this top notch restaurant. It was an experience that we all should encounter in our lives!

  27. j

    jessicac

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    My friend and I went after hearing great things. We ordered the lobster fried rice and shrimp among other things. The rice had no flavor and the shrimp was drenched in a southwest sauce that was too overpowering. Our server never came to check on us once the food arrived and we had to hunt staff down just to get our check and pay our bill.

  28. CK

    CraigK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Awesome place with great feel and great food.

  29. BR

    BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner before a concert at MSG. We’ve been to Buddakan in Philly but this was our first time at the NYC location, wow was it a HUGE restaurant! Service was great and so was our sun we. The passion fruit lemon cheesecake was AMAZING!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

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    5.0

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    Graduation

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

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    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The server was a bit rude. We asked for a lactose free meal post placing an order and he didn't care to even inform if that request can be entertained. We ordered Malay chicken which had very pungent peppercorns that had a really long nasty aftertaste. The music was too loud for a fine dining and the lighting too dim to even make out what we were eating. Rest of the dishes were good but overall the experience was not what we expected for the price we paid.

  32. A

    Anthony

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    This place has amazing food. We were sat outside so I cannot talk about the noise level while eating but the bar and indoor area was pretty loud, with a DJ playing in the background. Get the Vegetable rice dish!!!!!!! Sooooo good! Will certainly come back next time I am in NYC.

  33. JA

    JennA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, attention to detail and very friendly staff. I highly recommend the Oxtail Dumplings they are 5 star!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Searched for NY’s top Chinese restaurants and it led to this! We got the tasting menu set II and the food was amazing. Serving is generous and service is great! The lemon cheesecake is a must try. Sat in the more quiet corner and it was perfect since the place is very packed.

  35. M

    Margo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing, our server made the experience even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant and be returning.

  36. AD

    AvaDaGr8

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and really cool ambiance! Definitely a must while in town!

  37. RL

    RuthL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food was ok. However there was a VERY long wait in between dish two and three which we didn’t quite understand. There was no explanation about it either. Restaurant is so dark inside that your eyes have to adjust to the almost pitch black “ambiance”. Maybe that’s their allure? Just didn’t feel it was necessary in our opinion.

  38. w

    weeksster

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb! Make sure to schedule plenty of time for dessert.

  39. S

    Soledadb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    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)

  40. c

    carino45

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time

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 14071 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 245 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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