Buddakan NY

4.6
14182 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
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
What 14182 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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SusanaR
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was delicious and the restaurant is super cool

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VijeetG
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was good but the service was really poor.

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DoReMe
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for friends from Switzerland-fabulous

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MarciA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Buddakan was amazing! The staff was great and super friendly. The food was delicious! Will definitely be back.

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FrancesG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great per usual, but the server had too many tables and she was not able to attend us when needed, but she was nice and full of joy.

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vipNikki
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining at Buddakan. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food was absolutely delicious!

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Zimbabwe
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and vibe

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HeidiM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, great ambiance and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was great. The service could have been better as our waiter seemed to lose interest as soon as we ordered smaller bites.

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Nathrex
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was gorgeous !! Food was amazing! We will definitely be going back.

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vipKateraS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yep. Came here with friends right after smoki

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our waiter was awesome. Food was great

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Paul
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Food, drinks, and service were excellent. Fun place however music is a bit too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The service, ambiance, and food are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was great, however the outside seating took away from the overall experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Top notch worst food that I came across in Asian cuisines so far, not even a remote cuisine in remote place was as pathetic as this place. The chef really needs to work on his menu!!!! If they want to survive in food business!

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Delilah
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The atmosphere, food, and service are flawless. The restaurant is warm, intimate, and modern. A true elegant dining experience.

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AgQuesada
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our door dinning experience is way below the standard for a good restaurant. Cheap tables, no decoration.

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vipSpice
Naples
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at Buddakan several times and have always enjoyed the fabulous food, the top shelf service and the modern, hip vibe of this huge restaurant. This time, instead of ordering separate entres and sharing them, we opted for the tasting menu III. WOW, WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! This option gives everyone at your table a portion of multiple appetizers, entres and desserts. There was so much food, we stuffed ourselves and still left some. We loved trying so many different dishes that we wouldn’t have ordered and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend the tasting menus as a splurge and can’t wait for our next trip to NYC to do it again.

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vipFoodandWineguy74
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It always an amazing experience from service to cocktails and food. Highly recommend for date night and groups.

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vipDonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, atmosphere, ... Everything was great!

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UlianaS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ,service,food,everything was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are plenty of swanky restaurants in New York, but few that also provide amazing food along with the posh feels. Buddakan never disappoints! Our server was so great and recommended dishes with polish and knowledge. I wish I caught her name but we were having too much fun! We return there every time we are in NYC!!

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vipSaurabh
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Great food and vibe but horrible service by John. Won't be visiting for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place!!

SB
vipSonnyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Our server, Tanya, was fantastic.

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RemiA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

This place is overrated. The service was fantastic, but the food sucked! I had 3 appetizers (ribs, oxtail dumplings, General Tso Dumplings) and two entrees (Lamb Chops and Cod). All were absent of flavor.

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MishaA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did Tasting Menu IV with four people. The food was phenomenal and the portion sizes were very large. Service and ambience were perfect.

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Louis2theT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere unmatched. Food amazing.

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vipTaty
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place recently. The duck, salmon dumplings, short rib pancakes, lobster fried rice, bao buns, lobster rolls and mochi donuts are my fav <3

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenny was amazing!!!

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. We were in the new outdoor seating area which does not have the same ambience as the restaurant inside, but fortunately the outdoor seating accommodated my last minute reservation. Will definitely go again when in New York and also recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was awesome. Almost all of there meals are cooked in oyster sauce which is a bummer. The service was a bit lacking. Our server disappeared for extended periods of time. The oxtail dumplings used to be better. It took a long time for my appetizer to arrive.

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vipNoahknowssteak
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's concisely a fun time - good food, really attentive service (which is impressive given the size and scale), and active. After a bit, the dark lighting and noise got to be a bit much and we needed to get outside. But always happy to be there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have an anniversary dinner, wonderful staff the food was delicious and you definitely get what you pay for. Will be coming back soon !

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Amie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. As always. Food. Drinks. Service. Ambiance.
Romantic.

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IklylSari
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t think twice.
Go there and you will understand 😉

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun, exciting cool atmosphere and staff…. amazing food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Ambience was pretty nice - the food was pathetic . Haven’t had such a bad experience with the food for while . Heavily priced . Won’t recommend this place to anyone

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Roberto
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food!

We heard about this place through a friend and thought of giving it a try. Even before getting there we thought there was some kind of club or party with lots of hous-y music coming out.

Drinks and food were great and the vibe and ambience were on point. Perfect for a night out or a small celebration

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 14182 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.