The food at Buddakan is outstanding and we go there 3-4 times a year for the edamame dumplings which are one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten.
but the past 4 times we have gone, including last night, we have been seated at least 30 minutes after our reservation time. It was annoying at first but now given how often it happens feels unwelcoming.
Exceptional Dinner. Deserts not that great!!
Outstanding food and the service was incredible. A must go to for Business or Personal.
Overwhelmed from the beautiful design of the place, food definitely delicious, great professional service and will definitely return for more
Great restaurant, menu was fabulous and the options plentiful. Our waitress was excellent and very patient and knowledgeable about the food and vegan options for my friend.
Love the whole experience 5 stars and more.
Loved it. Food was delicious, the lobster fried rice and the black cod I am dreaming about eating again. Great atmosphere, cocktails, wine and service.
Great experience! Awesome service and ambiance.
Amazing atmosphere and fantastic food. Something very special. We had a great dinner.
FANTASTIC food in a very stylish and well done setting. It's one of our favorite places in NYC and should not be missed.
Our Servers One gent who wore glasses and another blond haired gent were amazing. Did not take dinning so serious and we were able to joke a bit with them. Everyone was on top of it and although the food is great, I would come back for the service.
Our dinner was absolutely fantastic. There were three of us for dinner which allowed us to order 10+ dishes. Each dish was superb. The king crab and lobster Shumai was very flavorful and the tea smoked spare ribs were outstanding. The singleness crab sticky rice and the wok charred broccoli were terrific as side dishes.
This restaurant has made it into my top 15 in NYC.
Very nice place. Amazing service. But the food is high priced corned Chinese.
Amazing from start to finish with excellent service
Best dinner I've ever had, food was very good. Beef dishes are my favourite
The atmosphere is loud and energetic. The food is good and the deserts are delicious and beautifully designed.
Amazing food and service. Food was just delicious.
Ambiance is great, gets really crowded too.. It has a rustic vintage type of feeling. If you're not a fan of bright restaurants, then this is the place for you. I love that each meal is meant to be shared; I loved their Lobster Fried Rice!!
My waitress was super nice and friendly !!
Too high noise level and really cold inside the restaurang. Rest rooms weren’t properly cleaned and food quality didn’t match the prices.
I went here as part of a bachelorette party I was he MOH in- we did a tasting menu that allowed us to taste a wide variety of the dishes they serve, and almost everything was delicious. The server was great and took pictures of us, and the dining room area is beautiful. The price was also a good value for the amount of food you get. I’ll definitely be going back!
Always a great time at Buddakan. The staff is very professional and friendly. The food is absolutely outstanding. Will be back soon!
The food was fantastic... Great for sharing. You get to try a variety of dishes.. The waiter was exceptional.. Very attentive. They kept our watee bottle filled and immediately removed any dish were complete with... Service was exceptional. A must visit.
Awesome place, food was amazing , service was incredible. Would recommend highly
Awesome place to go with friends so you can split lots of apps and dim sum! Definitely get the pork buns :)
The service at table was great - it was the hostesses who greet you at the reception that were rude and unqualified.
They asked us to sit in the lounge till another member of our party joined but when he did join they had no clue where to send him - so he had to call us. 2. After he joined us they did not come to take us to our table but beckoned me with a finger gesture to come to the reception and ask to be seated!! Needless to say I was furious at their unprofessional and unacceptable manner.
Someone pls give them classes on greeting and service standards!
The time waiting for your booked table is too long (20 mins), plus they had decided to cram our party of 11 into a space normally for maybe 8 people, in the middle of the long family table, after we had specifically asked when we called in earlier in the day, for a separate table for our group. We had been told it was all in hand. Clearly not. The manager informed me he had no other option for us.
Our food order was not taken until an hour after we had been seated - the manager sent out some edamame dumplings to appease us for the wait. We were given extra desserts later on for the same reason.
The person serving us tried hard to manage things for us but it all felt far too ‘stack ‘em high and keep ‘em waiting’ - there are only so many complementary offerings you be sent. Buddakan need to get their house in order. Telling us George Clooney had sat at the very spot we were offered and that he loved it does not make things much better for us.
If you can cope with waiting, being v cramped and at the wrong table, then you’ll be pleased to learn the food is excellent. Thank goodness there was this saving grace.
It is surprisingly good food. Drinks are excellent and inventive. It’s all worth the $$
The food was outstanding!!
Buddakan is a lovely bar/restaurant. Amazing service and food in a fantastic ambience. Would def go back. Cosmopolitans are a must!
Amazing the food was great I would definitely go back
Hostess at the entrance were very impolite , waitresses really kind and professional
Servers were too eager to take out plates when I said I’m still working on. Can’t I just finish my plate on my own pace?
Loved our server and service , food is spectacular
Love the style and the grandeur of Buddakan. Menu is fantastic. great for groups.
Always return to this place when in NYC. Delicious food, great service, fun environment and ambience. Highly recommend!
Food and service were great. Only downside was they were 35 minutes behind on reservations h
Fantastic food and tasty cocktails! Staff happy to offer advice on the menu. Would highly recommend if visiting the area but book in advance.
Great food, okay service
Loved the food and service but did not care for the dark cold dungeon feel where they sat us. Upstairs had much nicer seating but we didn’t qualify for the top tier. A place with attitude for sure!!!