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Buddakan NY

4.6
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13702 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 13702 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Yomz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tha ambience was lovely, service was exceptional and everything we ordered tasted amazing. We order Lobster egg rolls, Sweet and Crispy jumbo shrimp, Kung Pao Monkfish, Vegetable fried rice and Tai San Cauliflower. As I said before, each dish was made to perfection and tasted amazing, the only meal that I wasn’t too tickled by was the Monkfish because it was breaded & deep fried and I’m not a fan of deep fried fish. I will defining be back to try more things on the menu. The drinks were also good and decently priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Obviously very few people were out due to COVID-19 so it was much quieter than it normally would have been. Food was yummy. General tso’s soup dumplings were a little salt and the vegetable fried rice could have used a little more salt but everything else was delicious. Drinks could have been a little stronger.

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CarlyD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our first time eating here was excellent! Food was great! Will definitely come back.

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vipFrankG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Buddakan since 2007/8 and it still an amazing place. The food is amazing, wonderful staff, awesome drinks and beautiful decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Buddakan is deliciously memorable! You will be craving this place after you leave!! Love!

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vipTanyaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated birthday dinner after a disappointing one at a midtown restaurant. Not our first time at this restaurant and the food didn't disappoint. Dim sum for 2, Lamb chops, lobster fried rice and broccoli... All perfect!

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vipluv2eat
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Interesting beginning to the meal.
Server seemed overwhelmed and the restaurant was no where near capacity.
But the food was tasty and well executed.

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vipjbluvsfood
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan was amazing. Cool vibe and excellent food and drinks! The lobster fried rice was a favorite.

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MichaelT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing space where you'd never expect it to be. The food is inventive and meant to be shared. The wait staff made excellent suggestions for food and drink, and were attentive and friendly without being intrusive or overly familiar. Our portions were right-sized. The dishes themselves came at a good pace, and we were never rushed. Try the lobster fried rice.

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austinjvmom
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful and grandiose restaurant. It was quite an experience. The food was maxing and the service was outstanding.

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TishaD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice date night spot or girls night out.
Dont forget to try the lobster egg rolls.

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vipNeets
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating at Buddakan. The staff was informed and attentive and the food was delicious.

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JoseR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great experience. A little loud and expensine, but amazing vibe, food and service. Def would come back.

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vipNandp
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We waited 10 minutes before anyone came over to say hello to us or to take our order. At that point I knew everything we wanted. After our order was taken we only saw our server again when we were done eating. The food usually is pretty amazing, but this time the lobster rice was super dry and flavorless. Also, all food was lukewarm. Really horrible experience for the price paid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Tuvimos que esperar 1 hora después de la hora de la reserva para tener la mesa.
Platos muy pequeños y caros.
Ruidoso y el único lugar lindo es el central. El resto es como estar en un closet.

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FrankandRoseann
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A memorable evening! Great cuisine and phenomenal dining spaces. The manager visited our table to be sure all was well and Carolina, our server, was delightful. We'll be back!!

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KaleseH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was a bit lack luster but the service was good and the dim lighting f and ambience was also good.

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NatalieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exciting time and enjoyed the food immensely. The ambiance was very special and perfect for my brother's 50'th birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The red wine was literally 35-38° and they didn’t much care to hear that feedback or do anything about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Employees seem very prejudice.

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Tommyp
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable!!!! Atmosphere service def affordable just an Awsome experience!!!! Get the smoked sea bass !!!!

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Canadian
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome place. amazing food and great decor. Peking duck is a must.

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RichS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place and service was amazing. Second time and always seem to impress

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vipLaBoheme
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place, but I could do without people using flashes to photograph their food. Biggest concerns— Sake served in regular tumblers and chopsticks without holders really drops the quality of hospitality. Menu is imaginative and staff is great!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Overall its really poor. Nothing to do with the old famous buddakan. Really bad food, seems like a massive restaurant.

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Jussi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Otherwise a great experience and interesting restaurant, but the food did not quite meet with our expectations. A bit dark and noisy place for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was pretty awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great great

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vipCarol
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first table was in a long narrow empty room facing the bus area. The reservation was for 6pm. Most of the restaurant was empty at that time. It was nice to be moved to the larger room when we complained. The meal and service made up for the annoyance of complaining for better seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second trip to New York and this is still my favorite restaurant! The food was wonderful and I can’t wait to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always ❤️

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Popmaster17
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful venue, delicious food; reasonably priced for the area and the quality, lovely friendly service.

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MarciaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique menu items inspired by Asian cuisine. Fresh and flavorful. Interesting architecture. Altogether it makes for a special experience in dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Buddakan is one of the best restaurants in the city. Food is consistently amazing. Service is great. It never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night!

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vipA0488
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food! Everything that we ordered was just amazing as always.. drinks were Ok. Banana cheesecake off the charts!!! Service was good. Ambiance was ok.. pretty loud and busy we waited almost an hour for hour table even though we had a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally exceeded expectations in every area! I will definitely be back for date night.

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IbizaBeats
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Booked table for 9pm. Waited in bar for 30 mins for table. This seems standard as there were lots of waiters walking around looking for people to sit at the tables. Not too sure of this system and it wasn't communicated exactly what was going on hence we felt a bit forgotten and anxious. Not the best entrance to a restaurant! When we sat we were informed it was tapas style - it comes out when ready, not all at once. The food was quite speedy. The starters were good. The mains were okay - maybe a little bland and lacking some spicy heat. We didn't stay for dessert. The deco is impressive and there is a buzz. Music maybe a little too loud with repetitive techno beats with a hard edge. Overall an okay meal but don't think I'd return without persuasion.

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Buddakan NY does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 13702 OpenTable diners.

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