Buddakan NY

4.6
12695 reviews
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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.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Must do when in the city!

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 2

Very loud. Odd environment. Felt clubby, but food was delicious.

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

The fire alarm kept going off which they said is common due to Chelsea Market. The food was incredibly greasy. I just didn’t enjoy the meal.

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

This place was amazing, beautiful and delicious! We loved everything that was put in front of us. The service was great as well. Highly recommend and I will definitely be back!!

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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks and the 4 dishes were amazing. Really recommend this place

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San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was completely fantastic! Christina, our waitress was superb in her service. Our nights was really great!

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

The waitress had a little bit of an attitude. Been here many times and even for my bday celebration and wait staff were excellent at that time

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

The menu items evolve from time to time, some not for the better or aren’t what they once were, but others stay true to taste and always go each time we’re in town.

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

Probably the best asian fusion we have ever had. Since we dont get into NYC ofter, Our children gave us a gift card to insure we do. We will make a great effort to return here. thanks.

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

La comida más que deliciosa, sin duda si estás en NY tienes que visitar Buddakan!!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! The decor was very thoughtfully put together and the long table in the center Of the restaurant with the gigantic chandeliers really set the tone for the type of food experience that was waiting us. Again it was just a fabulous experience

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J
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely delicious meal, perfect seats and the service was exceptional. Martin went out of his way to make us feel welcome and made sure every dish was perfect. We'll certainly be back soon!

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Memphis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal. One of the best I've ever had. Edamame, pot stickers, beef tenderloin, chili chicken all off the charts! A+ recommended!

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Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our Anniversary here and what a meal! The cauliflower pops and dumplings were outstanding appetizers. We had the glazed cod, filet, prawn noodles and greens as mains and enjoyed them all! Wear adjustable and stretchy clothing when you go, you'll thank me later!

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

Had fun !!

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

The service was outstanding! From the time we walked in, to waiting bar and the to our dinner table downstairs. Everyone was attentive, professional and friendly.

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

It was great experience to try the tasting menu. Highly recommended if you have a group of people ( 5+)

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience and were treated with so much kindness from everyone on the staff. Highly recommend dining or just getting drinks at buddakan.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd time and I am planning to keep coming

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First trip to New York from England (not for me, but for my boyfriend). Our server, Brian, was the PERFECT host, very accommodating, knowledgeable and above all just really friendly. The food was great. Dumplings were good, yellowtail sashimi very good. The short rib fell apart as soon as you touched it with the fork and the best was the black cod (my favourite) and the lobster rice (both of us big fans). We finished with the Crying Chocolate, which again, was really good. Not too sweet so was perfect for me not being a big dessert fan! I read some reviews that said the restaurant was too loud but where we were sat was about right. That said, having taken the trip to the restrooms, there were lots of different areas to sit where it felt a bit more happening (so potentially loud) or maybe a bit more of an event, ie downstairs - we were sat very close to the bar. That said, we loved the experience and would definitely recommend.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 3

Good service but overpriced average food with a club downstairs

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DD
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal. We enjoyed the smoked fish the soft shell crabs among other amazing dishes. Great wine list and craft cocktails and don’t forget to try the donuts Also fabulous service by Samantha

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Eh. Not impressed. Too salty or too bland.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, the hostess staff was really nice and helpful was my first time and definitely I wanna go back, my server a lady I think her name was Lisa was super nice she explain everything to us and she makes us feel so comfortable, was my boyfriend birthday and they send a complementary dessert was the final touch for a great dinner. Don’t leave this restaurant without try the short ribs and the charred broccoli

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and everyone was wonderful. Great service and food.

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AD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant many , many times, but were very disappointed tonight. Service was unbelievably slow waiter was totally indifferent and missing in action for most of the meal. Appetizers came all at once, then waited almost forty minutes for our entrees. When we inquired about the delay the waiter never came back to inform us about what was going on. Had to request refills of water when we could get someone’s attention. Yes the food is still tasty, but with this poor service we would hesitate to go back.

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C
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fusion kitchen in New York Clty. Especially for Asian cuisine.

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YM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Too noisy to have a conversation!!!
Food is good but too expensive for the quantity and quality combination.
Service was great.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My daughter’s birthday

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant ever!!! It was my 4th time because each time I visit NYC, I make sure to have dinner at Buddakan.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annuversery

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PJ
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely exquisite. There was no least favorite. We are looking forward to returning and trying even more items on the menu.

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the grand hall, which was amazing. Ambience was perfect. Service was very prompt. Food portions were just right to share with a table of 4. Tasty as well! Overall great place!

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SW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience. The food was great! We were extremely slow paced and never felt rushed by the server. When I was finally ready to order appetizers I was told I had to put in the entire order, I jokingly said it would be at least another 20 minutes and they genuinely said to take my time. To be fair we went at an off time...6:00 on a Sunday. The food was EXCELLENT.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and everyone was so nice to us! We loved it.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good! The waiter Brian was amazing! I definitely will be back .

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Last time we went was for our anniversary. Great food, atmosphere and service! One of the best restaurants in NY.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Now an iconic New York dining destination, the restaurant still holds up with great flavors, if a bit over priced. Be sure to dress warmly as it will be freezing cold. Better than being hot, but it is rather uncomfortable. Efficient service, but definitely like a machine. A cold, nightclub of a place for your trendy mood.

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1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Il locale è molto bello e la cucina raffinata con ottima presentazione dei piatti MA la musica così alta che non si riesce a parlare

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1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Black Cod outstanding! Great dishCharred Broccoli side superb. Shrimp with wild mushrooms wonderful. Tuna spring roll also good. We had wonderful help from our server. I would trust them to help pick.

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