Buddakan NY

4.6
14274 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 14274 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food good stuff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum.
Recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!

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

Everything was great! The service and the food! I highly recommend this place! Five star restaurant for sure.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, honestly everything was fantastic. My partner and I were blown away by the amazing food, service and overall ambiance of the Buddakan restaurant. We will certainly be visiting again in the future. Thank you for an amazing experience!

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vipEastsideLee
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I celebrated my 45th birthday and it was great.

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vipKevin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious meal and our server who was in training was amazing. Peking duck was delicious as was the dumplings and pork buns.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time here with delicious food

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KarenS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the server was really nice the only thing that I would change is the seating.. For 4 times in a row the hostess team didn’t put us in the downstairs floor even when we saw empty tables, We asked to the manager and she said el can’t changed your table next time I would really appreciate it if you guys try to accommodate us downstairs thanks!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience1

I've been a hugely supportive fan of Buddakan since it opened and go often. I held a party there just 2 weeks agoinside! Last night was one the worst outdoor dining experiences I have ever had in NYC. Chaos in every direction, not very clean, the noise was horrific, the food was first rate but the waitress accidentally dumped a bowl of salad directly on my dining partner - staining her sweater and blouse and purse ...all of which will have to be dry cleaned - and did not even offer to compensate her in any way and nor did the manager who was present. I was amazed at the sloppiness and lack of protocols at a restaurant of Buddakhan's stature

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overall it was good, not great as I expected. I didnt like the Peking duck for two, it was dry. I’m not a chef, I once followed a recipe for a Peking duck and it was waaaaay better. I’ve tried Peking duck all over the world and this is the worst one (for $70 usd I thought it would be good at least). I really liked the mixed dumplings appetizers for two. I would not come back since I don’t think the cost is worth the experience. Place is too loud. Service is really nice.

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vipEugeneA
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

All the food came out in 15 minutes—dirty plates still on the table and no place to actually put the food. Foot itself was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Servicio muy bueno, buen ambiente, buena comida China, bueno para compartir!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was a great server

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went to this restaurant with friends and the food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service, food and ambience was amazing!

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vipDennisM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends.

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FromBrooklynWithLove
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time. Everyone from the door all the way to the table was very professional, organized and nice. The food was delicious. Interior was great, it was a good romantic dinner, in terms of value it wasn’t bad at all, I was expecting it to be more expensive than it was. It’s a great experience and I’m definitely going to come again to try other things on the menu I haven’t tried. Thing that stood out the most is their service, very on point

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AviadK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Noisy, substandard food (fish almost inedible, duck salad bad). Service intrusive. Very noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never write reviews, but this time is totally worth it:
We enjoyed the night so much from beginning to end!!! The food superb as always, the service impeccable, ambience as nice as it can get! After all these years, Buddakan NY remains fabulous and continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in NY.
100/100 highly recommended!

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Juan
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. We had an issue with the say sauce, it was uggly and and need to change the whole dish. That's a quite bit dangerous.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

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FrankR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The music was so loud, it was difficult to have a conversation. Energetic is the wrong word; annoying is Meroe like it. The service was mediocre. The food, however was delicious. The Peking duck was fabulous and portion was generous. I have been before and will come again, BUT lower the volume

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
128 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable meal.

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vipAAAM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Goodness, I could barely hear anyone at my table talking. The noise level was deafening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipindianfoodie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My party was stuck in traffic and would be late in arriving on time for our reservation. The front desk (I think her name was Nada??) was understanding and so very nice in accommodating us a little bit later.
Brian, our waiter, was amazing! We were a party of vegetarians so he was very knowledgeable at making suggestions and offering substitutions. Also, he was great at going along with our party's antics on who would pay the check!
Only disadvantage was being seated outdoors but looking forward to coming back when we can enjoy the restaurant's ambiance/interior.
Oh, since Brian was terrific - how about giving him a raise!?

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Nataliaa
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Outstanding service and great atmosphere

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AngelaM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to host special occasions. Food was good; staff was excellent. Great ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not good communication amongst the waiters…

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was great. We made a late reservations so the service felt rushed. However we had a great time. Little disappointed that our appetizers and main course came out at the same time. If you can’t accommodate us for a certain time please don’t make it an option.

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vipJimAndBob
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The cuisine was, as always, excellent. Oxtail dumplings, carrot dumplings, short rib and scallion pancakes, roast chicken congee, tai shan cauliflower, vegetable rice, and a nice glass of the cab were all excellent, delicious, and I would highly recommend them all, knowing you can trust anything on the menu. Our waiter was also excellent, informative, responsive and personable. The only issue was on our arrival and this is a note to anyone over 55 (maybe even 45): the phalanx of skinny girls at the reception desk looking past you with soulless eyes will try to seat you in the bar area or hide you in the corner of the back room of the back room based on your age. So be prepared to ask for what you want.

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SuzanneR
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very energetic and happening! Service was ok but they were friendly probably because it was so busy. Food was good. Nice size portions.

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DonteB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

General Tso dumpling are a must. Also try their vegetable fried rice with pineapple

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AdrianaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, always a nice experience. Loved that it was not too crowded.

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vipase1707
New York Area
452 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice dinner served in exquisite surroundings... Very special place to enjoy a fun evening.

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vipKittyKat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oxtail Dumplings are TDF

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vipskorn
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There is always something for everybody here, even me as a celiac. For those wondering, the chef will mark up a menu and let you know if there are any substitutions needed to accommodate me. I had the pea shoot salad, vegetable fried rice, and the sweet and crispy shrimp. Since all food is served family style I had left overs to take home! While I could not eat it, whenever we go to Buddhakan the family orders their Peking Duck. Great as always.

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RichardL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buddakah has lost some of its edge through time and also perhaps the pandemic - rock shrimp and edamame dumplings still taste the same and consistent-- but main courses could use some help. Staff was mostly friendly but inconsistent as well like the food.

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vipjans
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome as was the food. The staff made an anniversary dinner very special.

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 14274 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.