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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (223)
Good for a Date (186)
Creative Cuisine (164)
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Good for Groups (147)
Hot Spot (143)
Good for Birthdays (142)
Romantic (139)
Good for Anniversaries (139)
Fun (112)
Fit for Foodies (111)
Vibrant Bar Scene (100)
People Watching (77)
Tasting Menu (73)
Handcrafted Cocktails (60)
Worth the Drive (57)
Late-night Find (57)
Authentic (49)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Business Meals (42)
Bar Seating (39)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Cozy (36)
Notable Wine List (32)
Spicy (32)
Good Vegetarian Options (31)
Casual (27)
Happy Hour (23)
Scenic View (23)
Tapas (22)
Comfort Food (18)
Healthy (18)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Seasonal (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Vegan (7)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Live Music (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Sports (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 19 hours ago

Always a fantastic experience!

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely fantastic! Superb venue, absolutely brilliant vibe and the food was tremendous! Best steak I have EVER had - steak was literally melt in your mouth!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing! I was the only person in our party who had been to Buddakan before, so it was quite the adventure for my friends! They loved every bite and are still talking about it today!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

We were lucky to be seated in the main dining room which was a treat since I was bringing three friends who were new to Buddakan. The ambiance is like no other restaurant in NYC. From the excellent service, to the fantastic food...we loved every minute. A few of our favorite menu items are the cauliflower pops, the braised short ribs, the spring rolls, the crispy shrimp and the lamb. If you want a fantastic dining experience that just screams NYC, check out Buddakan. I know we will all be back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and delicious food.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Dining area looks fantastic inside. It is surprisingly huge inside compared to what it looks like outside. Food was great and the staff was extremely attentive. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

I was hoping for a better view than being put in the back and not the main floor which is extremely beautiful. Something I requested on um reservations. Besides that it’s a great place to eat.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Ate food. Was good. Ty ty.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The design of the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. I’ve been going there since they opened.
The food once went bad for a while and now it’s back the way it was, yes it’s really good. The dim sum appetizer, about $40 for 2 is a must! Unless you are vegetarian. I love the shrimp and lobster chow fun is wonderful.
Good teas, cocktails and wines as well.
I love the dessert called CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO CREMOSO. It’s a sophisticated ice cream dessert.

You don’t have to wear a suit at all, but dress nice. It’s perfect date spot. Do not bring kids. You will be annoying to everyone there !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal start to finish! One of the few restaurants in Manhattan that has consistently excellent food and service over a decade!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Music can be loud in some areas which makes it hard to understand each other.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best restaurants i have ever been to! Fantastic food, wonderful service and amazing cocktails 🍸

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was wonderful as always!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Kitchen was broken and vegetables didn’t come together with the main dish. Food was not good.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great experience loved the food the attention and most of all the food selection

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

Buddakan always offers a fun vibe and great food. I've been going there for many years and they make it fairly obvious where they seat people in the restaurant. It would be appreciated if they would offer a better table every now and then! But that's what you get when you hire young, inexperienced people to work the hostess stand. We'll go back, but we're hoping for more professionalism.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

GLASS HAD LIPSTICK STAINS ON IT... SPOON HAD FOOD STUCK ON IT... WHEN CHARGING $40.00 FOR ENTREE , THE LEAST Restaurant can do is to make sure cutlery, glasses are clean.. disappointed

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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food as always. We usually go to the one in Philadelphia since we live near there however we were in NYC that day and decided to give it ago. The food was amazing but the music was WAY too loud and this is coming from a 27 year old. You feel like you have to shout at each other. Also coat check lost my umbrella. For such a former restaurant, and for those prices, coat check shouldn't be losing things.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Buddakan is simply the best. The steak and edamame dumplings are to die for. Great food, service, and ambiance.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a terrific time celebrating my daughter’s birthday along with several of her friends. The food, wine, and cocktails were great, as was the service. A very fun evening.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Fun hip place to go with friends and meet people.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Had best server on top of amazing food! Always a great experience

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was great. Definitely would recommend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

The music was unnecessarily loud almost booming. Our group could not hear each other talking. It made the overall experience less enjoyable

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great time! Good food! Excellent service, I loved the ambiance. I will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the food, drinks, Service.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The atmosphere , decor, lighting & music are all A+
Then comes the dining experience
The waiter was super genuinely polite well mannered and very attentive to everything
The food just perfect
We are vegetarian & the selection was perfect
Don’t forget the carrot cake

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was excellent anf the sommelier selected an excellent wine Great experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. The server provided excellent choices for our meal. No one was disappointed. Everything was sublime. Our most favorite were the edamame dumplings. The lamb was also delicious. It was just perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

A special gastronomic experience in an ambient and romantic setting. Love this place. Great gluten free options too...including dessert.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for dinner at 7pm with out 15 month old daughter and they were so helpful! They got us a table in the corner and the server was exceptional! I have a mushroom allergy and she has a nut allergy and she was so helpful!
The food is amazing as well!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good and innovative and yummy deserts. I wish I was sitter ina different table where there was no draft good think I didn’t check my coat 😜

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Buddakahn is definitely one of my go to restaurants. The service, food, and ambiance is ALWAYS top notch. Always a pleasure to dine there. Until the next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Really good food and they accommodated is to the most beautiful and romantic section of the restaurant as request! Thank you so much!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Delicious food every time we visit from Australia. Lovely staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing ambience and great food. Portions are on the smaller side but that’s to be expected from a Resturant like this

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Lost her glory

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

My daughter and I enjoyed the food and ambiance... joshua, the waiter, was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

You cant find one thing on the menu that isnt excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday birthday

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