Buddakan NY

4.6
14059 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 14059 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tastebud1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in a restaurant in over a year! Chosen because of spaciousness and, of course, cuisine. Expensive and worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food awesome service time !!

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vipAssss
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not authentic Asian food. Not recommended if that's what you are looking for.

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DrDSH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always cooked to perfection and so flavorful.

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vipCandicewaldman
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

As a vegan Vegetarian person, the food that we had, for the amount it cost was a disgrace. The food was tasteless and unexciting, no innovation. I could have gone to a hole in the wall in china town and had better food. The service was great! The restaurant is beautiful. If only the food matched it.
Unfortunately they did not live up to their reputation. Maybe if we ate meat etc it would ave been different. However in this day and age with so many incredible vegan options around, there is no real excuse.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing experience here with my wife for her birthday. Food was unreal and everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. Loved the vibe also.

JG
vipJojoG
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best server and the food is always delicious. Glad to be back dining there again!! Best Peking Duck in the MPD

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spring roles pork bao charred filet short ribs all worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food was amazing and service was great from mostly all except from our actual server. she took awhile to take our drink orders and didn’t follow up as much in between plates. we saw more of the other servers but all in all, loved our dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come back for more

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viplynnf
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We wanted to dine outdoors as indoor dining is not for us quite yet. Buddahkan has a great set up on the street with a relaxed vibe. The food was great, super tasty and I totally recommend the dumplings for 2!

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vipBeatriz
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! We had brunch and everything was just delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been returning guests at buddakan for many years. This time was very disappointing. Except for the edamame dumplings the food was very oily, general tsu dumplings were as if they were warmed in a microwave. We got to order at 19:20 and were told more than once that we have to finish by 21:00
I guess we will not be coming back

DH
vipDaveH
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've loved eating at Buddakan through the years, although we usually argue about whether we like the food or ambience more.
With dining moved outside due to COVID, we were able to enjoy the DELICIOUS food and drink without arguing (although their outdoor dining setup was great, with individual booths and heating).

LH
LilianaH
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Outside tables are the worst in Chelsea and they don't have heating

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obsessed! Love the atmosphere, good vibe and great food!

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AlejandraD
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I love this place! Always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and they have a few vegan options

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KaraD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The Tasting Menu was so good and worth it!

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LucyE
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been recommended by a couple of people to try Buddakan and we were not disappointed. The ambiance was great, it felt like somewhere really special to be dining. The staff were friendly and the service prompt. The food was amazing, everything from the starters to the drinks was mouth watering! We would go so far as to say it was our best NYC dining experience to date.

LG
vipLucianaG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and desserts:)

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carlosN
Guadalajara
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen servicio, ambiente y comida.

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Anna
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The restaurant runs extremely loud music while presenting a menu of dishes “to share”. Sharing invites conversation, yet it is impossible to hear one another. It makes for an unpleasant distressing experience. The food is OK , but overpriced and not very special. I hope the staff complains seriously because the noise level is an occupational hazard for their hearing. The restaurant benefits from an enormous space, a definite asset that should be highlighted and enjoyed. Yet we could not wait to get out. No second drinks, no dessert, no coffee, though we had the time and were willing to indulge.. I suggest they rethink their strategy and overall presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Nafsica
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite spot in all of New York! I have never eaten food sooooo good as this! Edamame dumplings my favorite dish! I cannot express how much I love this place. Absolute must if you’re in New York.

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AGS007
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my wife for her 42nd Birthday and we had a great time. We were seated right away, food and drinks were great and our waiter was exquisite! We’ve been to Tao and Buddakan was next level.

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vipgoodfood
Atlantic City
36 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, like usual Buddakan is a great place to go. Service was great and food was even better. Always a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Spencer knew the whole menu. Recommended everything we ordered and loved it. Took care of us all night made sure we’re good. The rock shrimp was the best i ever had. Highly recommend this place.

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dishes. Space is lovely and staff is super charming.
Stand out dishes were the Edamame Dumplings and Pork Buns, The Steak with mustard sauce was excellent and cooked perfectly. The Chinese sausage fried rice was rather bland. Their whisky cocktail was perfectly balanced I could have had many more...
Overall great night made me want to come back with a larger party to try all the yummy dim sum offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

All the food was fried. Did not indicate that on the menu.

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Frankie
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Buddakan used to be one of our favorite restaurants but the overall quality has sadly worsened, possibly as a result of cuts in kitchen staff due to covid. The food was either bland or poorly prepared. The jade shrimp dumplings were non-descript, the wok tossed noodles were seriously overcooked, the Asian greens were bland, and the mochi donuts, which used to be exquisite, were greasy and too chewy. The service was mixed -- it seems that they are understaffed at the moment. The restaurant industry has suffered such a blow and it's a hard time for everyone. But the prices at Buddakan haven't changed. It's a shame, since this restaurant used to be really consistent and perfect for special occasions. I wish them better times ahead.

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Jolly
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. The fusion of flavors was absolutely satisfying. Value for my money!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience
The staff was amazing
Drinks were delightful & food ...superb!

Will be back soon
Thank you !

FM
vipFeedMe
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is uniquely delicious. I’ve only been twice, but tried multiple appetizers and entrees each time... they do not disappoint!

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vipSooz
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Great food, great service and great atmosphere. I would def recommend this restaurant.

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viprobertr
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service great
Nice job on outside dinning
Food was good, starters better than the main dish’s

Would come back and try a few new things

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food was good, but it was quite pricy for the quality. Waitress also kept trying to get us to spend more which is a bit frustrating and quite obvious.

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KirstinJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a lovely time. Food and ambiance was great. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good tasting food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Birthday

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 14059 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.