Buddakan NY

4.6
11400 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 11400 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Padrisimo lugar muy Moderno y Delicioso

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Crazy loud... only go if you are many people having loads to drink. Not very pleasant staff and average food. TAO and Hakkasan better.

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

Fun but a little bit noisy, Great Food and Service.

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

Very sheek restaurant providing fancy chinese food

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Perfect experience as usual ! Food - service and amazing ambiance. It’s one of my favorite places ever .

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

Waiter was the best ..very attentive ,great recommendation , great personality overall great guy....
Kevin was his name :

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

Our waiter Kevin was amazing, fabulous tastes

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OT
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Small portions, big prices! And when the food comes out almost immediately after you order it it means it was prepared in advance and sitting around. Not what you should expect given the prices.

They like to tell you it is “family style” in that they place the dishes in the center of the table to share. But why then serve every appetizer in portions of three for two people to share. It’s awkward.

Interesting place to try, but I have no expectation of going back. Too many good places to drop far less than $300 on a meal for 2 (and that was with 3 glasses of wine so not a huge bar bill).

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

The reputation of the venue preceded us coming.A friend in Australia raves about you.
In your favour great attention has been paid to the interior design and finish which must have big,big bucks.So ambience is high.
As a former professional,working in restaurants in London,NYC and Sydney for over 23 years I have to say,while service levels were adequate,the seating options we were offered were poor.An area we enquired about on arrival was nixed for reasons unclear.When we left after our meal,that area was virtually empty almost two hours after our request was made.Puzzling.
As an ex pro,unfortunately a lot of the food appeared overly par cooked.So when brought to the table it was lifeless,overdone and flavour profiles almost impossible to define.
Example:the Duck- the skin was exceptional-but the meat totally devoid of moisture.
Personally,I found what we ate was overworked and flat in general.
Your exec chef has taken his eye off the ball and when that happens...

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RF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! The best NY restaurant!!!! My Third time gere and I Will be Back soon!!

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DG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group loved Buddakan! We had nice cocktails at the bar while waiting for our table. After a short wait we were seated. Our server was Marcus. He gave us great recommendations for appetizers, entrees and sides, and we loved everything he recommended. Our favorite was The whole sea bass for dinner . It was outstanding and even now I can’t stop thinking of it. It was the perfect restaurant to cap off our weekend in New York City!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here multiple times now and I have never been disappointed. It's almost difficult to comment on what to order because everything I've tried on the menu is fantastic. However, you can't go wrong with the edamame and spring rolls for your appetizers. The staff is always very accommodating and detail oriented. Our waitress realized my girlfriend had not drank most of her drink, and assuming she didn't like the drink offered to switch it for her. I appreciate great service on top of great food and they never fall to provide both.

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z
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had a reservation at 9pm and waited 30 minutes in the lobby. No one came to seat us, no one paid attention to us. Left after waiting for 40 minutes.

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VS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation and still waited 45 minutes to seat. The bar was completely crowded, then there was no place to seat and wait while having some drinks. That was not pleasant at all. The food and the service was good, once I was seated on my table.

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e
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

We got there late , it was our fault but they gave us the table 90 minutes after .....no words to describe that.....start eating after midnight!!

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant with amazing energy and fabulous food!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Genial todo espectacular

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A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

This is an incredibly loud restaurant. Ask for the lower floor seating.

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PT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great as usual, and it is amazing after so long it is still happening. Not sure I get the whole check in process or the wait for your table. Literally made us wait over 30 minutes when tables were available. You drink at the table so not sure why they need to make you wait, but they do. The woman runnign the show gets it, but that doesn't seem to matter, then the person who is seating you has no clue and is unable to find you, if only Stephen Starr knew how his people treated clients/customers. Was at the point of no return when the waiter stepped in and was professional & nice. Had an issue with a dish and he took care of it, then a manager even stopped by. So well run after their check in, it is ashame. Love the food, all staples from the lobster egg rolls to the shrimp dish, the veggie rice with curry was outstanding. If you can make it by the whole meet & greet and then the wait it is worth it, but be ready as there seems no way to avoid it.

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LM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks at Buddakan are ALWAYS top notch! We held our wedding dinner here in Nov 2017 and really enjoy eating here.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Décor de resto très Inn pour les foodies.
Ambiance de bar avec musique plus forte que la moyenne. Bouffe très bonne et bon choix de vin. Ambiance pour sortie entre amis surtout. Entrée remarquée avec 5 hôtesses fait un peu touristique mais après l’atmosphère est à la fête.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. We will be back on every visit to NYC.

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MC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal I've had at Buddakan is always amazing. I highly recommend the Pork Buns and General Tso's Dumplings for appetizers!

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E
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great ambiance. Perfect restaurant.

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JE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and great service! I would recommend for special occasions.

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DG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food wasn't all that but the staff made up for it excellent service and very attentive

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S
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is beautiful and the food is delicious. Cocktails are great as well. Cod fish was my favorite. Would love to go back but it’s pricey so it will have to be for special occasions.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday. Had an amazing time. The best Lychee Martini ever in my life!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience

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VD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous restaurant in NYC. The food was stunning our waitress was great : there but not in your face. This restaurant was recommended to me by my Australian friend : I’m glad she did. It was our last Hooray in NYC : a great to finish off a week.

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B
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant, very large so noise can be a factor, but the food is outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing,as usual! Great food , kind service and extraordinary ambiance!!!!! 5 star all the way!!!

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AO
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner there. Staff so accommodating. Did not mind at all that we need to change reservation time at last minute. Wonderful food and great atmosphere. A real NYC experience.

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R
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance, great food but the lighting is very little.

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MG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, I took my mom there to celebrate, we loved all our food including the chicken with congee, noodles, dim sum sampler and broccoli. We went there 5+ years ago and it was also outstanding. I feel that everything is cooked to perfection and so great without tasting like it's "trying too hard". Try the carrot dumplings.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buddakan NY is by far one of my favorite restaurants. The ambience and complete experience is amazing!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed
One of my favorites
Excellent vibe

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was very slow!

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HP
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Even having reservation we have to wait 20 minuets Very uncomfortable and loud can’t even hear conversation I was having with my daughter at her birthday

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