Buddakan NY

4.6
11760 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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian
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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
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Phone number
(212) 989-2245
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Yang Huang & Brian Ray
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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.
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Private party contact
Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180
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Cross street
16th Street
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Public transit
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 11760 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Anthony did not want to be bothered with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfection!!

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j
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here so many times.....never disappoints us. My son was visiting from New Orleans.....one of his favorite restaurants. Had Jen as a server ..., Excellent. Can't say enough.....food, ambiance, presentation, friendliness of staff......OUTSTANDING

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are huge fans! Whenever we visit NY from Seattle--this is our first stop!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buddakan is one of my absolute favorite restaurants and NYC is definitely the most exquisite one that I have visited. I loved the experience and the ambiance♥️!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was just awesome!!! And the food was amazing

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AA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall had a very good time, great ambiance and decor. Will definitely go back.
Dim Sum was amazing and so was the wine.

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RB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never ever had a bad experience here! Even years apart the cocktails taste exactly the same, the food is outstanding and the staff is wonderful. I am from Boston area so it’s normally a special occasion when i go here and have always been extremely pleased. I normally come in large groups and do the tasting menu and was excited this time when I brought my SO, however they do not do the tasting menu in small parties. I was pretty bummed about that but the waiter was great and recommended the dim sum for 2 instead and told us we could substitute which was awesome! As always the edemame dumplings are life changing. I love this place and will always return for the food, ambiance and service.

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JO
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tuna tartare spring rolls was to die for. I never had tuna tartare but eating the rolls made me wish I had. The Tuna tartare rolls have definitely set a bar for the next time I eat tuna tartare.

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G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Remarkable food. Very loud you would think it’s a club and not a restaurant. Waiting area is very disorganized and just a way for you to spend more money on drinks while you wait. Very dark.

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Italy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant in nyc

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the monkfish, pork potstickers, tuna spring rolls and Chinese’s sausage fried rice. The fish, potstickers and spring rolls were all amazing, we found the fried rice to be lacking in flavor but it was made up for in the other three dishes. I had the Fate cocktail that was delicious and for dessert the crying chocolate which was like nothing we had ever had. Our server was very kind and attentive. The atmosphere was more of a younger crowd and loud but still very enjoyable. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we will definitely be back!!

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GG
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food as always and very good service. Highly recommend

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DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Buddakan for my boyfriend’s birthday. I had been before but it was his first time. The food was amazing, the space is spectacular and our server was fabulous. Wonderful evening all around.

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AA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buddakan is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Went after work on Dec. 7. I have been there many times and this was the first time we tried the testing menu. Fantastic. Worth every penny. Can not wait to go back.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late but they were able to take us, there was a little wait but it was good because we enjoyed the bar area which was very lively. Once our table was ready the server was great, he explained everything to us and made some recommendations which we loved. Overall we had great time and we definitely plan to go back 👌

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SG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Waited to be seated after checking in with the hostess in the bar/lounge for a 9:30 reservation for 90 minutes. No one came to find us in that whole time. Waited for 25+ minutes for someone to even get us a drink/appetizer menu though we were seated at a table in the lounge. When we were leaving, informed the hostess that we were never seated at our actual reserved table was informed they were "just about to go find us". Compared to the experience and service at the Philadelphia Buddakan, this was a disgrace.

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CM
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Despite the reservation we had to wait more than 40 minutes to be seated - too much noise - poor quality drink - too expansive

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ME
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had to wait more than an hour for our reserved table, a big bummer

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Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

After a disastrous start with us having to wait in the crowded bar area for 45 minutes for our reserved table we were seated probably at one of the worst tables in the restaurant!!! However after that the service by our waitress was exemplary and the food was certainly delicious- would I give it a second go......probably

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Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Sat 1 hour after reservation. Server was terrible. Took 20 minutes to order after appetizers. We threw cash down and walked out. Never again.

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1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my ladies b-day, we’ve been to the AC location many times, So I figured I’d take her here since it’s one of her faves. The server was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the place was beautiful. The miso smoked ribs and cauliflower lollipops were to die for.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Only negative part is we waited for our table for almost 45 minutes.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food were amazing, and our server really made the night. My only complaint was the 45 minute wait past our 8:30 reservations. They did send over dessert as an apology, which was unexpected but a nice touch for the wait
The whole sea bass was out of this world, everything actually was so delicious

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so amazing!! Lovely restaurant and ambience.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in NY. I have been there many times, and it never disappoints. We had quite a wait despite the reservation, and they offered us an appetizer. Turns out, it was their signature dish and it was excellent. Each dish was great, but dessert was the nicest I had in a long time. Service is always the best, and our waiter gave us a lot of attention. They did not forget my birthday cake either. Simply the best.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service at table excellent- greeting friendly but kept waiting in the bar with no communication. Absolutely love this place

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The ambience felt like we were in a club, very dark and loud music. But we got used to it by the end. The food was incredible! Highly recommend the general tso dumplings! I will be craving those forever!

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, a little bit too dark but great vibe. Really helpful waiter helped me choose the gluten free options. Wine menu expensive but didn’t stop us buying a bottle ;)

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Everyone was friendly. We enjoyed it tremendously.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, so different outside to inside, however, food was very expensive for what it was certainly nothing special.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was mediocre for the price. We sampled many dishes and nothing wowed us. Beautiful interior!! Service exceptional. Great for a date or Bri g out of towners

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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very warm and welcoming.

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1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The only complaint I have is about the service, my husband had to ask for our waitress twice and when the food came, they forgot one of our main entree, which we ended up canceling. But besides that I liked the food a lot. Nice atmosphere too

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, excellent food and fun time. Also a great place for large groups they have tons of seating.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Loud , medium quality food, nice setup, unpolite reception

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DJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coolest place to have a meal in NYC. Loved everything about it.

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