Buddakan NY

4.6
14351 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 14351 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
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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 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice everything we ate was delicious. The staff was great and the ambiance was wonder

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get service and food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and ambience. The food was delicious, and the pistachio cremoso was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Went to celebrate my birthday and had the loveliest time! Nothing on the menu was short of amazing! From appetizers to entrees and drinks, it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, staff was very attentive and service was great. The music was at the perfect decibel to talk and still enjoy the music. The food was yummy and not heavy. I enjoy dressing up and coming out for a night on the town here

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buddakan always delivers a great meal and great service. Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Fun place with good drinks. Terrible food I was shocked

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

Our waiter John was the absolute best. He was patient, informative and very prompt with our desires. The ambiance was to die for. The food was delicious and cooked specificity. Ahhhh… just an overall amazing experience

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Hunter
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time dinning here with my family. Amazing staff, great food, beautiful atmosphere 👌.

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LaurieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an awesome time! The food was delicious and the service was very good

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

Really fun atmosphere and great vibe. perfect place to celebrate my birthday with my friends!!

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Sarai3
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great and very accommodating. We were celebrating our anniversary.

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ATatum
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server Emily was very good. She was knowledgeable about everything we asked about. She gave recommendations on drinks and food and described what each would taste like. If we had an issue with our plates not being clean she apologized and got new ones. We wanted our drinks adjusted for more sweetness and she got us the sweetener we asked for. She was very accommodating. The ambience was nice, other staff members were great as well by checking in us. The experience was nice overall. But the food for me wasn’t that great as far as taste goes. The presentation was pretty. The shrimp, I think they were supposed to be sweet and crispy weren’t sweet to me . They didn’t taste like anything but they were pretty. The lobster egg roll was ok but the lobster was a bit salty. The lobster fried rice again tasted like nothing. Very bland, it didn’t even taste the way traditional Asian fried rice taste like. It has no flavor it needed a sauce. The oxtail dumplings were good. I imagine they would be great but I’m not mad at them. They just weren’t hot. The black pepper beef was actually good and the best thing of all. Didn’t taste like the namesake but they tasted like something. So they were good.

I would recommend so others could have their own experience.

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StephanieM
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday! Everything was excellent. What a dinner!

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vipdmtnyc
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and festive environment. Great drinks

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Alis
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting NYC, enjoyed ambiance and food. Service was excellent

CS
CourtneyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance!

Our server was incredible, knew the menu well and made the perfect recommendations. She was fun & personable, really added to our experience

Food was delicious, came out in a timely manner. All staff very friendly, especially bouncer at top of stairs.

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was there celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday and our server was really attentive and helpful. I highly recomend it for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Drinks ordered were given towards the end of our dinner, which upset my fiancé changing the mood and vibe of the entire experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent service!!!! “Over the top” food quality and taste!!!
Desserts are out of this world!!! Restaurant decoration is from magazine!!!!!

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vipHeather
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious!! Tons of food off the regular menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this restaurant but the music was just to loud

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suhas
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The food was really salty and mediocre. Nothing special but I’m a great part of the city and a fun atmosphere.

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vipSunny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside- music a tad too loud but the food and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Was a really great meal - I would avoid the tasting menu unless you really don’t know what you want as we were able to get a ton of food and a bottle of wine for less. It was a little loud.

Best dish - broken pepper chicken or short ribs, dumplings very good too

Dish to avoid: lobster fried rice - just dry and not a ton of lobster

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ThomasS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Once again a great meal. We have been to NYC several times as well as your Phili and now defunked Atlantic City Venue. Loved the AC location. The evening was wonderful. I have noticed our last few trips the food now all comes out at once. The joy of your establishment was the randomness that the food came out. Letting the whole grazing process happen.

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AllysonG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food! Will definitely BE BACK!!!!!!!!!

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vipAl88
New York Area
204 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Some new delicious items on the menu. Our server was terrific and very helpful. We are going back next week!

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FoodLovers
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I have been coming here for over 10 years. Celebrating my wedding anniversary and hosting my company events. But I will never come here again. Every year they accommodate my wife and I with the same table for our anniversary, but this time the front desk booking person was rude and lied to me. They made us wait 45 minutes to sit us down, but brought us to a different area near the bar. They offered no apologies, no explanation. After refusing to sit near the bar They gave us another seat with noisy people. Listen Budakan owners... if you don't value your loyal customers, then you are the lover. I'm not coming back and will cancel all my company events.

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Jujubean
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of my favorite NYC restaurants and the oxtail dumplings are always on point.

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SueM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I had an amazing time the food was great, our server was amazing had all the best suggestions off the menu! There was a Dj playing music it was a very lit and bougie experience!! I loved every second of it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and I love the music! I enjoy eating here every time I visit New York City.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This food! OMG! Will be back every time I’m in NYC!

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Sparkles
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love the edamame dumplings there. I have been going there for about 15 yrs.

There is always a exclusivity attitude with the staff towards the guest. You are lucky to be at their restaurant air about hoe you are spoken to. It’s loud there but I like the vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This has been an old favorite for the longest. On this occasion my friend and I split some small plates, the short ribs pancake being one. Decided to order a couple dishes to take home for my mom. The oxtail dumplings being one of the dishes. I tasted one and it tasted the same as the short ribs that came with the pancake - dray and stringy. These dumplings were disappointing. I am willing to bet the short ribs were posing as oxtail dumplings. I am very familiar with tender slow cooked oxtails and these dumplings were at best adjacent. Not oxtails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Oxtail dumplings are a must!

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vipYuriS
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always delicious, fresh, and fun. First time back since the pandemic and it was better than ever! Go & enjoy!

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vipKatia
London
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I told them it was my friend’s birthday and they still sat us by the bathroom. Food was good but the service was lackluster in the restaurant. Bar service and drinks were great though.

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful. The service was excellent and prompt. Our waitress was very helpful and patient being that it was our first time there. The food was great. I recommend the oxtail dumpling....

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 14351 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.