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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

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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (249)
Good for a Date (221)
Creative Cuisine (180)
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Good for Groups (169)
Romantic (167)
Good for Birthdays (163)
Hot Spot (162)
Good for Anniversaries (153)
Fun (127)
Fit for Foodies (118)
Vibrant Bar Scene (108)
Tasting Menu (79)
People Watching (78)
Handcrafted Cocktails (65)
Late-night Find (65)
Worth the Drive (62)
Authentic (59)
Neighborhood Gem (52)
Business Meals (48)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Notable Wine List (41)
Cozy (40)
Bar Seating (39)
Good Vegetarian Options (38)
Spicy (31)
Casual (30)
Tapas (26)
Happy Hour (23)
Scenic View (23)
Healthy (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Vegan (9)
Seasonal (8)
Live Music (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

The only thing I didn’t like it was that they ware rushing us to leave and our check was over $800.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

When you check in they tell you to relax in lounge but there is nowhere to sit, you then wait for 15 minutes while the hostesses try to find which party is you, it was a bit uncomfortable and appeared disorganized.

Poor food quality - tasteless. Comparative to bad inexpensive Chinese food.

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 (Edinburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

This place is well worth a visit but be prepared to spend a fair amount. The ambience is more like a nightclub but the main hall seems to have a bit more light from chandeliers than the corridor style tables we were placed at. The cocktails to start were delicious and none of the food disappointed in the least. Really takes Asian food to a different level and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

It was adequate ... nothing great. P.F. Chang’s is better

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing good. Waiters are great but team in reception not very much

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·Dined 3 days ago

It’s not my first time at Buddakan and so far im not Disappointed.
Very good food and great service!
The edamame dumplings are out of this world! We ordered too much food for 8 people but everything was so delicious we could not stop eating :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything here is fabulous. The menu gives you options to share amongst the table so no one feels committed to one thing. Everything we at during a birthday dinner was hot and divine. The meats used for the main are succulent and the sides are a perfect compliment no matter how you mix and match. They have plenty of drink options from wine and champagnes to non alcoholic and specialty cocktails. This is definitely worth the trip and the price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

The ambience was great. The service measured up to the price. Oftentimes one visits a high end restaurant to be disappointed by passive or affirmatively bad service. This was not the case, service was great, food was great.

For the price, the service and product measure up.

Would return. Would recommend

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Authentic, Late-night Find, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and the service is AMAZING, I will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Great creative dishes, and even better service. However, we had an early reservation, and even though the larger rooms had open tables, we were seated by ourselves in a side hallway next to the waiter's station.

That might be understandable on a busy night, but we spent most of our meal alone in the unseated room. It just felt very odd, almost like we were lepers.

We'd come back for our waiter, who did his best to make it an enjoyable experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

What an amazing interior design, takes you into the world of Harry Potter and beyond with high ceilings etc (trying not to give out many spoilers here) ! Loved the ambiance, eclectic music, and the tasty food (even though portions were kind of small). The service could be faster but in a restaurant this size, you can’t really blame the staff much.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Eating at Buddakan is always a pleasure. Wonderful food and service and a fun atmosphere. The cost can sneak up on you, but it's worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

An understated entrance, with a grand setting behind. We received a warm and helpful welcome and the atmosphere was perfect. Food was great, with an excellent service!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

was one of my gotta-try places but utterly disappointed at the food.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Incredible food, great service, flawless experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing place and food was fabulous!! Server was knowledgeable and so helpful. A definite must if you are in NYC

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Amazing experience delicious food and service is amazing! Couldn’t be happier and great choice of music and great vibes in the place! Edemame dumplings are to die for

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful!

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

We come from Argentina and at the beginning it was a bit difficult to understand the menu.
But everything was very good. The food is perfect
We would like to go again!!
And they sent me a dessert with a candle because they knew it was my B Day!
It was very nice of them!
Fabiana

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Outrageous

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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Always delicious! I've been here for my birthday celebration with a large group of people and for a date night, both times the service was great and the food was excellent! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My sister and I came here for a fancy dinner in the city and it did not disappoint. The dim sum for 2 was to die for and the waiter was very informative and helpful with the menu. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I was extremely impressed with this place. The food was great and the service was even better. They were clearly invested that my might be special. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I felt that the quality was not as good as usual. There was no broth in my dish of edamame dumplings. The menu is just upscale Chinese. Nothing exciting. The menu online was outdated compared to the menu in the restaurant. I asked the server about this and he said they have not gotten around to updating it . I feel that it is very expensive for what it is.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our server was outstanding and made the night feel special. We shared soup dumplings which were very good but the rest of the food was just ok and the cocktails were subpar. At this price point I expected better from the meal but if you’re looking for a spectacle to post on Instagram, this is the spot.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent experience!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food. Great vibe

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food, amazing service, wonderful atmosphere .... It was a magnificent evening I highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everything was amazing. Everyone is nice and friendly and the environment was next to perfect. It made my girlfriends birthday amazing. Thank you

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Amazing ambience! Great date place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food. Great service. Terrible terrible terrible seating downstairs in back room with really odd patrons. Guess we werent vip enough!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing experience very welcoming as soon as you stepped through the door. Front desk and wait staff were all very helpful and friendly. Was my girlfriend and my anniversary dinner and they were able to sit us in the main room which was requested. They also hooked up the desert with a happy anniversary message on it! Will definitely be back and recommend to friends

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Place was really nice and the food was really good. Perfect date night venue just a little bit loud

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went with our two teenagers. It’s tradition we go once every year when we visit nyc. Love the food and the vibe. Our waiter this time was nice but zero personality.

Still love going there though. The food is really good and the vibe there is amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love always a pleasure great homey feel

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very good food... but do not dine here if you have an OpenTable rewards. They do NOT accept dining rewards. Poorly handled and very disappointed in management! What is the point of having a rewards card if you can’t cash in on it? Clearly states on certificate that any restaurant that accepts MasterCard can accept dining certificate. Buddakan clearly accepts MasterCard but offered a poor excuse of “never seen this before” and “we only accept OT checks” as to why they did not take it. If you are going to use OpenTable as a platform to take reservations, then you need to accept the terms of what OpenTable offers. It shouldn’t be placed on the patron to find out why a restaurant cannot accept the terms of OpenTables dining agreement... seems like a restaurant problem to figure out. Horrible management! Birthday celebration ends with a horrible experience!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As usual this restaurant never disappoints!
Love,love,love it!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Business Meals
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Not only food was amazing but service was outstanding !!! I went with my new fiancée right after we got engaged. They offered us champagne, and a nice dessert just for us. I felt like i was the most important person in the room. It's a must !!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a memorable experience. Food is amazing. Speciality cocktails are great but I had 5 of them and did t even get a buzz.....that could just be a personal problem.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

love the ambience the Food and service was excellent!!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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