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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (265)
Good for a Date (226)
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Good for Anniversaries (144)
Fun (125)
Fit for Foodies (120)
Vibrant Bar Scene (105)
Tasting Menu (90)
Handcrafted Cocktails (79)
People Watching (76)
Late-night Find (72)
Worth the Drive (64)
Business Meals (62)
Authentic (61)
Bar Seating (53)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Cozy (46)
Notable Wine List (46)
Spicy (39)
Good Vegetarian Options (38)
Casual (34)
Tapas (30)
Happy Hour (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Scenic View (19)
Healthy (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
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Live Music (10)
Vegan (10)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Seasonal (6)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
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·Dined 20 hours 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

Amazing experience as per usual

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been many times to Buddakan. Always a great experience

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·Dined 7 days ago

Very good. The waitress was very amazing and took care perfectly well of all of us

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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Proposed to my partner. Had everything set up with management 2 weeks in advance. Execution was flawless and they did everything possible to make this occasion perfect. Congratulations followed by the manager on duty and the food was amazing. Next time we are in the city we will be back for sure many many times to re-live our special night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Restaurant service, food and overall experience was excellent. The only drawback was waiting 25 minutes when my reservation was for 800:pm and I arrived ahead of time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always amazing! Nothing like it! Incredible service and incredible food - not to mention the incredible ambiance!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We've been going to this restaurant since it first opened. Food is consistently good and though it's usually packed on Saturdays, we've never had issues with being seated on time or with the service, until this time. We waited nearly 45 minutes to be seated and we repeatedly had to try to flag down our waiter. We had a 7:45pm
reservation, was seated at 8:30pm and didn't get out of the place until 11pm! All because we had long dry spells trying to flag down pur waiter. Not good guys!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful decor and great location. Large drink menu and options. Large menu and options with delicious food. Large portions. Very attentive staff. Slightly noisy. We were there for a birthday and it was the perfect setting. The special occasion was acknowledged at dessert. Will definitely return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service, cool vibe and amazing food. Possibly not great for much older people as pretty loud and dark.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing dining experience! Everything was perfection from the ambiance, to the food, to the service. The restaurant itself is HUGE and breathtaking, but somehow also intimate and quiet. The food is spot on and I loved the soup dumplings, filet of beef, and pineapple rice. The only thing I didn’t love was the mochi donuts but maybe it’s just the “mochi” I didn’t like (first time having it). Exceptional service from Antonio. Would absolutely return!!!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent. Even my date, who's very picky, thought so. The sea bass, in particular, was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been going there for years and think the food, service and atmosphere are simply spectacular. Hands down one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Hats off to them for a well deserved continued success.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waitress was amazing and was so great

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Recomendable, musica muy alta pero buenisima. La comida muy buena. La atencion regularcilla.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Waited 35 minutes to be seated. Waitor saved the day by being great, smiling and happy. Food was perfect. Try the soup dumplings

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really good food, great vibe, and great service. Depending on the area you sit in it might get a bit loud. Overall great experience for a fun night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A friends birthday - I‎t was a great dinner!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was horrible what a deception
Third time at this place and first big deception

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was amazing. The atmosphere, food and service was just perfect

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I dined here for our anniversary. We’ve visited twice in the past and have always been very pleased, however this time was slightly different. Our reservations were for 7p.m. And we were left waiting by the bar for 20 minutes. We most likely would’ve been waiting even longer if it weren’t for my boyfriend asking a server about the wait time. She was kind and explained she was just about to get us. Okay. I was honestly disappointed by the wait time, we made reservations for a reason and had to eat a little faster through out the rest of our meal because of this.
Once seated, finally, we ordered quite a few things. To start, Pork potstickers, cauliflower lollipops, oxtail dumplings, foie gras dumplings, tuna tartare, and rock shrimp, all were very good. For our main dish we shared the lamb and duck fried rice. We also had 2 carafes of banana sake and two other drinks. The food was great and our waitress was attentive. Would’ve been perfect if it weren’t for the twenty minute wait.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Please do yourself a favour and go to Buddakan! Wonderful everything!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overcrowded, tables tight close together, extremely noisy, small dishes, high prices.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food is great but be prepared for the club lounge vibe over dinner it almost spoilt the food experience. You cant have a conversation and everyone around you is shouting to be heard. The lower dining area is even worse.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was my Birthday and I recommend this beautiful restaurant m!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

And excellent place for a group of friends... However, the noise level is pretty off the charts loud.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food could be better. Amazing ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was another excellent experience - best service ever ! Best dining experience in a long time. Menu choices are all winners - you cannot go wrong !!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great interior! Nice to spend the evening but I expected better food. Cocktails were delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It’s my favorite place in city always . But i was disappointed . The mushroom noodles were soaked in sauce and sticky like sitting there since lunch . The amoked sea bass was fresh but it lacked taste to me . Fennel Doesn’t go with dish . Duck salad was the worst it ever was . Duck was super dry like left overs . I know food pricing has gone thru the roof but guys keep it way you used to do it ..

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Had a business dinner at Buddakan several nights ago. I found the hostess ad seating policy to be very rigid and inflexible. In fact, the hostess was actually rude. That said, the waiter was WONDERFUL. The food was mediocre - especially compared to other high end Asian restaurants like Tao and Nobu...

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