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About Buddakan NY

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.

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

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

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 989-2245

Website:
http://www.buddakannyc.com/

Public Transit:
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.

Executive Chef:
Yang Huang & Brian Ray

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.

Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Celebrate New Year's Eve at Buddakan!

Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (275)
Good for a Date (231)
Creative Cuisine (186)
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Romantic (177)
Good for Groups (176)
Hot Spot (174)
Good for Birthdays (170)
Good for Anniversaries (159)
Fit for Foodies (121)
Vibrant Bar Scene (118)
Fun (116)
Tasting Menu (92)
Handcrafted Cocktails (84)
Late-night Find (77)
People Watching (77)
Worth the Drive (66)
Authentic (59)
Business Meals (54)
Bar Seating (51)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Notable Wine List (50)
Cozy (47)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Good Vegetarian Options (37)
Spicy (36)
Casual (30)
Tapas (29)
Happy Hour (25)
Scenic View (22)
Comfort Food (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Healthy (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Vegan (10)
Live Music (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Organic (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 hours ago

First time in NYC and Buddakan was recommended as a top choice. It did not disappoint

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food, service and ambiance. In a very popular district.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best restaurants in NYC. Amazing cuisine. A must if you are in the city.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

It was an amazing experience the food was awesome. Definitely going back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Tardaron demasiado en darnos la mesa ; al final como no tenian mesa nos dieron una demasiado grande ; el Lobster Rice no era fresco era recalentado ,pesima la comida

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I just had an amazing experience here. Food and service were excellent. We have not been to Buddakan in over 5 years. We will not came back to NYC without eating here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Budakkan was fantastic as usual. Beverly was truly instrumental in assisting with our reservation putting together two groups. Budakkan is my staple in nyc. I will be contact with Beverly to schedule a larger special occasion for next December, my 40th wedding anniversary to accommodate a larger group of up to 25 people. Thanks again for a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful establishment. The dessert was by far the best course of the meal - My table ordered the poached pear caramel dessert and the chocolate walnut praline w/ soy ice cream and we all agreed that the poached pear was amazing!! Great service as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great dining experience! Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable. His recommendations were spot on. Totally an enjoyable evening

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent atmosphere, flawless service and unique tastes in food. What more can u ask?

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, lovely ambiance, waiters very attentative

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

The service at the entrance, coat check and the lounge is disgusting. We had to wait 35 minutes for our reservation of two that was booked months in advance. There were plenty of hosts around the restaurant doing nothing when they could have helped with coat check, and their system of making customer wait for their table is unorganized and confusing for guests. Unfortunate service because the food is amazing and once we got to our table the waiter was great.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Overrated reputation, extremely noisy, unfriendly and inexperienced service, very ordinary food, very cold in the restaurant, keep your coats and hat.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Went for my birthday with a group of 9 and it was great. We got there a little early so we had a drink at the bar and walked over to the table once it was time. Food is amazing everyone got something different so we all shared and let everyone try some.
Would go again for a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing and the restaurant itself was simply gorgeous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love love love it!!!! Best of the best

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Buddakan is a trendy upscale Asian restaurant located on the corner at Chelsea Market. The restaurant was featured in the Sex and City movie (something we found out after booking which was interesting for my wife!)

The food here was so delicious and the only thing that disappointed was that we were too full to order more! To start we ordered Jade Shrimp dumplings, chili rock shrimp and sesame dungeness crab toast. The rock shrimp and crab toast were both standouts and were mouthwateringly good.

For mains we had Kung Lao Monkfish, broken chili chicken with Chinese sausage fried rice and wok tossed noodles with prawns which were again superb.

To finish we shared the walnut tart which was a great way to end the meal. With drinks and tip our bill was close to $300

The atmosphere is very stylish, dark and almost like a nightclub with multiple small rooms linked. This offers a trendy modern feel but did make reading the menu difficult (I had to move the table candle to read the menu it was so dark).

The service we had was personable, friendly non-intrusive and efficient.

One improvement I would suggest is that when waiting on our table we were asked to stand at the bar area and we saw several staff wandering around looking confused trying to find the guests they were to seat. I felt this could be better managed.

All in all a great place to eat and a wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! Dim Sum Sampler was a great way to taste several options. Filet was cooked perfectly!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was very good and service really good!
Great looking space !
Only negative is the tables for two are small and very close together, no privacy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Best food the chartered filet the spare ribs the duck
And the shrimp with walnuts and the walnut chocolate pie all is delicious
Excellent service

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic food, great service, really enjoyed the overall experience

Tags: Spicy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing place, very swanky and had a great NY vibe...food was delish...will be back!!!

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 (東京)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This is one of our favourite places. Amazing as always. Almost worth the flight from London just to come here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I’ve been to the Buddakan in Philadelphia several times and enjoy it a lot. I was looking forward to trying New York. Frankly it wasn’t what I like. The noise was very loud with the music drowning out everything. We ended up shouting to be heard. The food was okay, but for the price you expect better. Service was good and the mixed drinks were good.

I won’t be coming back.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I hadn't been to Buddakan in years but was looking for something in the area to meet a gal-pal, in from San Francisco, who likes Asian cuisine. The ambiance was fun, lively, busy. Tuna tartar spring rolls were delicious. Dumplings were too doughy. Noodles bland and ordinary. Charred broccoli tasteless. Menu and preparations need an upgrade.

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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We were visiting from Australia and were not disappointed. Vegetarian options were delicious as was everything we ordered. Very attentive staff and terrific atmosphere. Definitely would recommend and next time I'm in New York will be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Def recommend it!! Amazing food and choices plus the ambiance and vibe is amazing! It was a bit loud on the table next to us with three guys talking really loudly I’m sure that’s not a norm as other tables were fine but the food and service made up for it!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Longer wait for our table than the reservation. Long wait for drink service in bar/wait area. Overall Both our waiters were efficient and friendly. I ordered the smoked whole fish which was fresh, delicious, creative & deboned perfectly! Overall I think prices are too high yet compare to other Trendy spots.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Atmosphere/ambience was a ten....Food was hit and miss....don't do the edamame dim sum...awful. Stick with Gen Tso's Chicken Dim Sum and the Blackened Cod and steer clear of the Lobster fried rice and the Broken Chicken.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Hostess was so helpful (her name was Tammy)! I called twice to let them know we were running late. I offered to give up table. She said there is a 15 minute grace period, but I called back to say we would not make it. She said come in anyway and she will do what she can to seat us. We waited 10 min and got a table.

Our waiter made the evening awesome! He was real and genuine. Apparently, we ordered his favorite dishes and that made him even happier. What amazing food! For a popular restaurant, the food was delicate, sophisticated and delicious. Wanted to eat several orders of the oxtail dumplings and take some home. Each dish had it’s own flavor, and surprisingly fresh and tasty! Highly recommend the oxtail dumplings, whole smoked sea bass, though every dish was so fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent dinner with my friends. The service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The most arrogant front of house I have experienced in a long time. It’s a shame as the food is pretty good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Second time there and not the same

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

By far the best restaurant experience I have ever had! The staff treated us like royalty and were beyond knowledgeable about the menu. The restaurant is gorgeous and the ambiance off the charts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was perfect, service at the bar was great, service at the table it was fair, asked for a couple of things and the waiter did not bring them to the table, other than that it was perfect

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Awesome, awesome and even more awesome. Will never visit NY again without going to this restaurant ❤️

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very very poor service. The staff in the front of house were either incompetent or rude. We booked for 7 and were not seated until 7 45. When we enquired as to when we would be seated we were simply told ‘I don’t know’ and there was no effort to check our name or if our table was ready. Once finally seated, upon speaking to the manager meals were served in a haphazard order and timing. Menus and napkins where left on table and food put precariously on top. Food was ok but not worth it.

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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Very lovely staff and the food was amazing x

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excelente lugar, recomendable, fino, se come bien, atención excelente. Muy buena opción para la noche de NYC

Tags: Good for Groups
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