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Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York, New York, NY

Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York

4.2
4.2
176 Reviews
$50 and over
Pan-Asian
The Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York City, is ideally located within the industrial-turned-lifestyle heart of New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood. The restaurant, bar, and lounge sit within a landmarked historic building in a vaulted two-story space with a meticulous, opulent modern design perfectly aligned with the rustic beams and bricks of the original structure. Summer 2021 brings the return of a $1 million, custom, 16-foot, glass-hewn Buddha sculpture, music, and energy from the resident DJ, globally-inspired Asian Fusion cuisine, and the famed vibe of Buddha-Bar to New York City.

Any party accompanied by children under the age of 10 must be seated in our Lounge Dining Area.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour and 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 2 hours for parties of up to 4; 2 hours and 30 minutes for parties of up to 6; 3 hours for parties of 7+

Please call for our dress code.
We have a cake handling fee of $35; cake cutting fee is $16 per person serve your cake!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 256-0360

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 176 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. PL

    PutneyLocalFoodLover

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food is very good but excessively priced. Restaurant would charge $25 per person for a no show which is ridiculous especially as the place was largely empty. I’ve been to buddha bar elsewhere in the world and this one is not the best. It actually felt small compared to those I know. I won’t go back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m very picky with octopus, they had one of the best I’ve had. Great Service and the food was sensational ;)
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Wasn’t sure what to expect based off of the reviews. This is exactly why I don’t listen to them. Everything was on point.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved my evening at Buddha Bar. The food: amazing. Halibut in white curry was phenomenal. Sushi was the best and most fresh I’ve had in NYC in some time. I loved the music. Only critique would be that sake list could provide more options, but my husband and I were very pleased with our selection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Fui con mi hija a festejar su cumpleaños 18…. La cita la hicimos 5pm llegamos y estaba cerrado. Abrieron 5:15pm Fuimos las primeras en llegar y nuestro mesero no nos atendió como lo esperaba, nos tomó la orden, nos llevó la comida y después de mucho tiempo regreso a recoger la mesa y no nos ofrecía más ni de comer ni beber por eso nos fuimos pronto a otro lugar. La comida deliciosa y el lugar padrísimo.
  6. FC

    FoodieCT

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Don't eat here, the music was awful and too loud, the service was slow and the food was not good, it was over cooked, and over priced. I will not return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The waiter was pretentious and when I asked if there was any seafood base in the items I wanted to order he’s like everything cut seafood we use the same fryers to fry the seafood in as we do the vegetables. Not something you want to hear from supposedly Upperline restaurant. I own my own restaurant it was small humble but yet I had different fryers for vegetables from the seafood. Cross-contamination much? Also they said they use the same walk for the seafood as for everything so he kept insisting that even the salad salad dressing head seafood so we left and went to Buddakan and had an amazing experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  9. CW

    CW202

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    beautiful restaurant. average food. would not go back or recommend. only one main dish exclusively for vegan...which I did not want so i figured i'd cobbled some sides together...they were out of 2-3 sides i wanted. it was 5pm when my wife and i dined there so it wasn't like they were busy. there were more staff than patrons at that point. i'm all for small plates, but the food wasn't even good and $200+ later i still had to go get a couple slices of pizza. wish i would have gotten just the pizza and skipped this place. should have gone to nobu or zuma instead.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Horrible customer service. Manager couldn’t even figure out how to use open table credit when it had clear instructions and did not give any guidance on the menu.
  11. RB

    RocioB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    very nice rest! Loved the drinks, I would give a 10 to the bartenders. Really enjoyed the time at the bar. Food was delicious! I would give 1 to the waitress. Always rushing to remove plates when we were still eating. To much rush on her part. Important to mention the place was half empty. Never understood her rush!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    You are literally paying for the experience. The food was very basic in taste.
  13. m

    mobiledude

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Came with a group of high profile business people. It was a great atmosphere, if not for the waiters. The waiters were extremely rude, and always rushed us. Every 30 seconds, came to us and asked if we were done. Then every 3 minutes when the plate was half way empty, they came and asked if we are done. It was just annoying. Food portions are extremely small and overpriced, but that is fine for such a place. I was more upset at the waiters and the service who were always bugging us to get out.. its just way to much...
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience4
    Overall disappointing. The wagyu crispy rice was chewy and hard to eat and if you add an extra piece they charge you $18. The toro roll was $60 and was awful and had to be sent back. The steak was drowned in sauce. Best thing we got was the salad. Service was good and ambiance was fine. Won’t be back and wouldn’t recommend.
  15. MS

    MartinS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice ambience and excelent food!
  16. ML

    MarthaL

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo genial
  17. V

    Vzls

    Fort Lauderdale

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at this restaurant is top notch. The food is off the charts excellent. The service was amazing. I really can’t say enough about how great our experience was. Two thumbs up to our server Jamie and the Captain Kenji who made us feel like celebrety. I can’t wait to go back with anyone I am trying to impress and enjoy another great evening of food and drinks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Salvador

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Overprice for drinks
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food was awful and over priced don’t waste your money
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, service, and food are top notch! We did have to wait an hour after our reservation time. However, we enjoyed our dinner very much! Great experience. We will definitely be coming back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice atmosphere and cool DJ music . Love that place !
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Service was okay. Good wasn’t the tastiest.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Menu prices were extremely overpriced, the items we did get were underwhelming
  24. OB

    OriB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice place, need to add more crew members and more dishes options
  25. NY

    NYCgal

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Was happy to know they have a separate full vegetarian/vegan menu. Just ask! The food was great for sharing and nice selection of cocktails. The ambiance is stunning with a color changing Buddha as the centerpiece. Good place for a special occasion.
  26. CS

    ClaudiaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was definitely a surprise. We had been to the previous location years ago and were happy to hear Buddha Bar had reopened in NY again. Much smaller than the previous one, but it had a very nice vibe, good music with DJ. There's a nice bar on the terrace (that also serves food) and the restaurant floor down the steps with the inevitable Buddha statue with a more modern twist than its predecessor. It's expensive, but everything we ordered was top-notch, especially the fried red snapper.
  27. CM

    CarolineM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Good on balance v good but waiter encouraged too much food xxx which was wasteful
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED IT! HIGHLY RECOMMEND TOTALLY WORTH IT ESPECIALLY FOR LARGER GROUPS
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant , great service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Extremely overrated and expensive
  31. JD

    JewelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Jeremy my server was great, door man TY was amazing energy. The drinks was so delicious!! Music great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunate server hustle.
  34. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Very cool vibe, however the food was just mediocre.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit expansive but worth it every single penny. Mushrooms riced cake and king salmon roll, AMAZING. Salmon super fresh. Drinks sooo good and friendly staff as well. I’ll be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was nice to look at. The dishes were hit and miss. The server recommended dishes but we selected others based on our interests. Probably should have gone with the recommendations. It was expensive, which is fine if the food tastes great. Instead it was meh.
  37. RS

    RaphaelS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing place excellent food attentive service
  38. V

    Valerie

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overpriced and wasn’t impressed by the food. Although it is very atmospheric and decor looks cool.
  39. N

    Namor4

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was two of us and we shared multiple plates to try as much of the menu as possible. Everything was delicious. Staff was very friendly and attentive. And the room was beautiful.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food is not the best and over priced.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York is rated 4.2 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York

62 Thomas St., New York, NY 10013-3820

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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