Booked a few weeks out for a birthday celebration with my son and family. Had a great table in the corner which saved us from feeling like we were in tourist/corporate party venue. Every dish was tasty, with distinctive flavor spin on asian classics, including deserts. Can't recall everything ordered because we ordered a range of dishes for the table but whatever dish included the tenderloin was amazing - you could cut it with the side of a fork. Only drawback was waiter was lax in refilling water glasses and as some of our dishes were hot, that was a problem. We were pouring water out of each other's glasses.
where you sit definitely affects experience. we were put in a dark corner with no energy! definitely request a good table. food mediocre. many other restaurants with similar but much better food
The atmosphere, service and food were all top notch - I couldn't fault a single thing!
This was our second time at Buddakan and it was even better than the first. We were celebrating the recent marriage of our nephew and his new wife and it was an ideal place to do so. A real New York gem.
Not cheap but not too bad especially for this quality of food - it was outstanding
Overall service was good, but probably too much of a "well-oiled machine" for their own good.
We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and it was not unnoticed everyone that passed us wished us a happy anniversary the food was outstanding highly recommend the Bobo plate appetizer sampler. Sake list was amazing and the servers were super knowledgeable about the menu service was impeccable!!! Decor was trendy yet cozy with candlelight background music was energetic! We were big tao fans sorry but Buddakan has got them beat even though one just opened across the street from them they have nothing to worry about! Prices were reasonable and we will be back! Our waitress from Texas rocked and the assistant general manager was super cool!
This is a very trendy restaurant that gives a contemporary twists to Chinese fusion. The Whole Peking Duck is to die for, one of the best I have ever had, but really, nothing I have gotten at this restaurant has been anything but excellent. The service is good, though since the restaurant is so big, it can be hard to get a hold of the waiter/waitress. Still, everyone is nice and helpful. We were 20 minutes late to our reservation, and they still kindly sat us. I loved the experience of going here, I highly recommend it.
Enjoyed our dinner and the place!
The place and the food was amazing. The only thing was that ee had a reservation and we had to wait 40 minutes to eat. The hostess was not very kind...
Nice place, nice music and great ambience, the food is very original and is delicious. We recommended it for all the people
It was upbeat and vibrant! Awesome great room with this enormous long wooden table downstairs. Bar is very hopping and loud. Whole restaurant is loud but exciting. Awesome fish dishes, mongolian lamb and lobster fried rice. Celebrated a 17th birthday and their dessert they brought was fab. You could celebrate any years' birthday there, they do a fine job!
Brilliant food, fantastic restaurant
We were only in New York for a week and tried to go to as many highly recommended places as possible. This was our absolute favourite. It was busy and noisy but still had amazing personal service. The food was awesome, the service was awesome, we would totally go there again. Loved it
Great food! We can recommend this place!
Ex: The lobster hot pot is to die for. The two ladies at neighbor table commented fantastic smell.
Vibrant, and cool.
It was our first visit. Kevin, our waiter, was outstanding. His recommendations and service were great.
We had a splendid time, the restaurant was suburb and the service was brilliant.
The food was really out of this world. Great choice and perfectly cooked.
The only negative is you end up wanting everything on the menu ;-)
the food was perfect, ang the waitress was specialy nice. we had a very good time. thanks
Food and service was amazing, a bit loud music, could hardly hear the waitress talk to us. But- would go back anytime!
Dined here 2 years ago and it has not lost a step. We 4 thoroughly enjoyed our many dishes.
Always good food with unique atmosphere. Attentive service. Request a table in the central room.
There were plenty of vegan choices and chef very accommodating and was able to modify some of the dishes to fit
The atmosphere was excellent and the food and wine was delicious, we had very pleasant night out for dinner.
Excellent restaurant - really great food and great service
Buddakan is one of the best restaurant to have dinner in NYC. Ambiance is very nice, price is good and the food incredible. Don´t forget to do a reservation and go before 07:00 pm. The service is a little bit lazy.
Buddakan is a restaurant that we was recommended by friends and we had big expectations. Even with that in our minds we where positively surprised. Such a food, such a service, such an atmosphere. If there is anything to say that not was 100% was the speed. We get the food a little bit to fast. It should have been good if there has been a few minutes between starter and main courses. But it was just a small detail. Everthing else was great!!
Had a reservation at 9PM, but everyone arrived about 30 mins later. Staff was very nice about it (which was surprising because restaurant staff at other places are usually nasty if your whole party is not there within 15 minutes). Stayed at the bar while waiting. RECOMMEND THE HAZE SPECIALTY COCKTAIL. Very good! Got seated quickly when my party arrived. All staff were very courteous. Definitely added to the experience. RECOMMEND THE LOBSTER FRIED RICE. Goes great with any meat/fish dish you order. Great place for groups. Love the ambiance. Love the food. Would definitely go back for another special occasion.
Great Food and Design ! But very noisy
Good food, but experience was not worth for a Michelin Star. Food was tasty, but pretty standard. Service was good, but nothing special. Gorgeous restaurant design though!
My partner and I had an early dinner here and everything from entering the establishment, service to the food and beverages was amazing! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone! It has an amazing fit out, which gives it such an amazing ambience and perfect environment for a romantic dinner or group dinner!
The food, drinks and service were outstanding!
The Selections Food That Buddakan Has Is Outstanding, And The Service Is The Best
In The Area. The Place Is So Beautiful You Do Not Want To Leave.
We Had Steak, And Crab Fried Rice, And The Were Both Outstanding .
The Service Was White Glove, And They Are Always Filling Up Your Glasses .
We Can't Wait To Go Back, And Try Other Foods On The Menu
Fantastic night fri 4th oct at Buddakan NYC.booked prior to visit from uk on recommendation and wasn't disappointed.staff friendly,courteous,atmosphere lively and energetic,food amazing,wine spot on...and free birthday cake!!!!
I was here about 3 years ago and really enjoyed it. We sat downstairs at that time. I thought cool place, great food-need to come back with my family. My daughter lives in NYC and my wife and I came up to visit and brought her here for dinner. First, we sat upstairs, not the same (should have asked for downstairs). There were some excellent dishes, but in the Ned the overall experience wasn't anything special.
I was so impressed with the how well the comments I made in my reservation where executed. From the atmosphere, flavorful food to well-designed birthday dessert the evening was beyond what I imagined !!! A night my boyfriend and I will always cherish.
This was the second time I had been to Buddakan as a group of four. Both times the food was amazing and we had a great time. The ambience is great, though its a bit dark. I will be going back. Its a great place to take out of town guests for a special night.
An outstanding first time experience that touched all of our senses. The food was beautifully prepared and presented in perfect portions; while the service was attentive, friendly and efficient. The attention to the lighting, music and fitout is to be commended. We'll done Buddakan!
NYC late night dining at its best. Amazing food, not too hard on the wallet. Try tosit downstairs if you can.
it was too cold! please turn the aircon down. thanks
When we walked into Buddakan & approached the reception area, the ladies behind the desk turned away and ignored us. I advised one of them that we had a reservation and was told to wait in the bar. After half an hour of waiting past our reservation time I asked one of the female hosts about our reservation and she told me "You need to have some patience". I thought this was quite rude and after talking to several other people waiting in the lounge they had similar experiences with this host. Finally another host (Andy?) approached us & apologised for the wait % offered us drinks while we waited. After another 15 minutes we were seated & from then on our night was great - our server was friendly and the food was fantastic.
Been here a few years ago, the place and the food are still as great as before.