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About Buddakan NY

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.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 989-2245

Website:
http://www.buddakannyc.com/

Public Transit:
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.

Executive Chef:
Yang Huang & Brian Ray

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining with bar for 45 seated guests, 60 standing.
Private dining for 60 seated guests, 100 standing.
Exclusive private dining for 300 seated guests, 550 standing.

Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (266)
Good for a Date (226)
Creative Cuisine (179)
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Romantic (176)
Good for Groups (174)
Hot Spot (167)
Good for Birthdays (165)
Good for Anniversaries (152)
Fun (124)
Fit for Foodies (118)
Vibrant Bar Scene (109)
Tasting Menu (95)
Handcrafted Cocktails (80)
People Watching (78)
Late-night Find (71)
Worth the Drive (68)
Authentic (62)
Business Meals (61)
Bar Seating (53)
Neighborhood Gem (50)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Cozy (44)
Spicy (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (36)
Casual (32)
Tapas (30)
Comfort Food (24)
Happy Hour (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Scenic View (19)
Healthy (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Vegan (10)
Live Music (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Organic (5)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Perfect for my Swiss stepmother - if a little loud (!) - but Buddakan delivered a glamorous feeling room, delicious food (and very easy; we chose the tasting menu so we wouldn’t have to pore through the extensive menu in the dark), interesting cocktails and an extremely helpful and friendly waitstaff.
Nothing like this in Switzerland - she felt that she’d been somewhere that only New York could provide

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Very busy loud environment. Greeted and told to wait at the bar. Seated at our reservation time ina noisy space off to the side with a large group. Manager was nice enough to move us. Otherwise poor seating. Food is good... service was great. The food is good not great. The place is very lively if that is the goal for dinner. Wanted to try this restaurant by reputation once is enough

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

This visit was our second visit to Buddakan NYC, and it was arguably better than our previous visit two years ago. We came up from DC specifically to eat here. Our favourite menu item (General Tso's Dumplings) were still on the menu, the new things we tried were incredible, and the service impeccable. The young man serving us said one thing that made all the difference. Many servers will ask, "Are you finished?" as a way to ask if they can take your plates, but he said, "Have you fully enjoyed your meal?" This simple rephrasing felt so much nicer, and removed any rush we might have otherwise felt from our meal. The noise level is high and energetic, but the building design somehow allows you to have a relatively quiet conversation of your own, which allows it to still feel cosy and romantic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

The food wasn’t very good making it too expensive.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I always pop in to Budakkan when I visit NYC.
This time my experience wasn’t as great as befor. Thought the place, food and cocktails are still great, the service was lazy and too fast. They confuse about the Manu and drinks in several times as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 4 days ago

My second time here and yet again the staff here took my food allergies seriously. They relayed my allergies to the chef and told me what I could and couldn't eat. After being poisoned two nights ago by another Asian restaurant, I was a bit nervous, but had a wonderful experience. Thanks to the wonderful staff, I was able to enjoy my dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good dinner and special time shared with friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent. Service was ok

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

From start to finish perfection. Friendly staff, knowledgeable waiters who recommended amazing dishes. Can’t wait to be back

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I've been before and took out of town friends. They loved it! The food, service and ambiance are tops.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Love this place! I enjoyed the food and the service was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Just like the previous times we dined here, once again we had another pleasant evening, even though this time we felt rushed by our waitress. The rest was great as usual. We loved the music, ambience, and of course the food, which is always excellent!

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·Dined 6 days ago

My two friends and I were visiting from Ireland and looking forward to our date in Buddakan. From start to finish it was the most amazing experience. The food was out of this world (those dumplings😋)excellent service with very pleasant staff and gorgeous cocktails too! Buddakan is a must for anyone visiting NYC!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was not good at ALL. We ordered white wine but i took so long that we had allready finished our food. We saw The waitress Two times during our dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

I love this place, it's the second time I've been and would definitely go again. The food is fantastic and the surroundings and ambience are special too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

Best food I have eaten!!!! Everything was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 6 days ago

Bday and anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing service excellent would go back anytime.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic restaurant & bar. Mellow vibe within bar and excellent food and service. Would definitely return. The quality and portion size of the food was perfect

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Love everything about this place! Their only downfall is even if you make a reservation you still have to wait for your table for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food in spectacular venue. At times a little too dark for us, especially when using restrooms, but everything else was fantastic. We were celebrating our first dinner out as newly weds, and the staff made the night extra special. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

A bit confused at first, but we got our table after a drink. Nice staff who helped us, ” Kristen”, she was great. Had Tuna roll for starter and the Shrimp & Lobster Chow Fun.
Expensive but worth it

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great special occasion dining place with a vibrant atmosphere. Well worth reserving i advance for a weekend treat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was ok but not memorable. Ambience was definitely the high point.
Our waitress was terrible: super-intrusive, no timing, and rushed us along. Kinda ruined things.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great place if you like experience 'sex and the city' in town. The staff serving you is super experienced, we had one celiac, one dairy derivatives allergic: our hostess was great in managing all!

Tags: Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This was my second time coming to Buddakan and the food was delicious once again. The oxtail dumplings and the beef are well seasoned. I would like to come here more often

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It took quite a bit for them to seat us, which was irritating because I was super hungry but when they did I was happy because the food was outstanding. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to. The waiter was amazing, knowledgeable and asked about allergies and made sure that he accommodated us! The edamame dumplings and sticky rice were out of this world as well as the first chicken dish on the menu under the chicken section.
Cant wait to come back here! It’s amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great atmosphere - seating is tricky but the space was huge so if you get there early you have a better choice. My waiter was outstanding but we felt as soon as we finished something someone swooped down and grabbed our dish - felt a little rush..

Buddakan is just great for a special occasion so I highly recommend it for bdays holidays etc

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

As always I enjoyed the delectable appetizers and mouth watering entrées. It is always an absolute pleasure to dine at Buddakan NY, which is quite often.

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

It's to dark. Needs more lights so read the menu and see the person your with.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing experience as per usual

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Cool, romantic spot. Would recommend to try I️t when in nyc .

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The server was snarky at the beginning but then he loosened up a bit and continued to act friendly. that was a pleasant change since we were really looking forward to enjoy this beautiful place.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We visited New York from the uk and went to buddakan for my 40th, the staff were lovely and gave us an amazing table and desert with candles which was a really nice touch. The food and evening was amazing and very memorable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food is well prepared with excellent spices. Nice wine selections.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Brian, made our evening he took care of everything he order for us he just let us have fun.
Delicious food, our fiends love it.
We are definitely coming back.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Live Music, Fun
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Overall I enjoyed my dining. I didn't care for the waiting that has to be done in the beginning even if one has a reservation. Other than that, the ambience was perfect, the decor beautiful, the service was okay and the food delicious!! The chili rock shrimps and lobster fried rice, deinifetly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Traveling from Australia friends suggest d going.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Second time at Buddakan and have to say it has only gotten better. We had friends visiting from Tampa and thought this was a great place to get together for dinner.

Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, food and cocktails. The standout for me was the General Tso dumplings. The lobster and crab fried rice were also a big hit.

Highly recommend.

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