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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14486 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 298 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 989-2245

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Taylor & Yang Huang

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 14,486 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

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  1. F

    Francesca

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The food was extremely underwhelming and lacked flavour. We came in with high expectations due to the price and we left disappointed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Not enough servers. Ambiance is impeccable
  3. DB

    DavidB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great diner with my family who is in from out of town. I work in NY during the week and this has become one of my favorite Asian restaurants so I took my wife and kids here. Gave them a great NYC experience with delicious food. Everyone was very nice and accommodating which doesn’t always happen at upscale restaurants in NY. Thank you
  4. LM

    LegoMyEgg0

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been dining at Buddakan for over 10 years and they consistently hit it out of the park!
  5. MB

    MBern55

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing business dinner, the hostess was super accommodating when we had 2 more people than the original res. Wait staff was so kind and helpful with our dietary restrictions.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our wait staff and the food was fabulous! I would have preferred a better area to sit as compared to come behind a wall, no view or real ambiance for the meal.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very cute , the lobster egg rolls were great and we loved the salmon crips dumplings
  8. Y

    Yummy

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Family was visiting in town and we had a great meal. It was loud but we managed to chat some without feeling as though we are screaming over music.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved ! Every meal was surprinsigly delicious!
  10. GW

    GWFins

    New Orleans

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Words cannot describe our experience this evening. The food was outstanding. The Dim Sum appetizer tasting was a great way to begin with so many flavors and textures. The Peking Duck was divine - crispy skin, juicy meat, and great accoutrement. The cauliflower side dish just can’t be described in words - you’ll have to taste it for yourself. As for dessert, we were stuffed but decided to complete the circle with the lemon passionfruit cheesecake. Don’t skip it! Sumayah was our delightfully effervescent helper. Suggest you request her assistance. Coming from New Orleans, our expectations regarding food in other cities aren’t high. But Buddakhan delivered on all levels!
  11. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and excellent service, never disappoints.
  12. TM

    TamerM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place and amazing food! Great place for dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Overall nice dining experience.
  14. SC

    ShannonC

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This restaurant could have been great. However, the lounge area where we had to wait for our table was VERY dark and we could barely even see our large group. When we were finally seated (30 minutes after our reservation) it was a little brighter…but still rather dark. The music was so loud (and a constant drum beating style) that we could only speak to the person directly next to you unless you yelled. This was NOT a good place for a larger group. We were celebrating a birthday and we were very disappointed. We also decided to do the party-style menu rather than the a la carte… and it was NOT worth the extra expense.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was delicious and attention to detail was fantastic. The cocktails were great too!
  16. CH

    CalvinH

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food but $$$$. Recommend the tasting menu for large groups to get the best bang for your buck.
  17. E

    Elena

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    El camarero nos aconsejó pedir mucha comida, los platos son grandes y para cenar sobró mucho. Además insistía en traer más bebida cuando la teníamos a medias. Parecía que solo quería engordar la cuenta.
  18. NA

    NikitaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    The food was okay not very good, there were not very many options for vegetarians
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Feels like they are keeping it fresh and updated!
  20. TS

    TomS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yuko was a friendly and attentive server. We enjoyed a delicious dinner. It was our first time at Buddakan. We will Definitely be back.
  21. L

    Lisa

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, start to finish
  22. AC

    AgnesC

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Buddakan was extraordinary! Probably the best Asian food I ever had! I can’t tell which one was my favorite : the tuna spring roll, the general Tso chicken Dumplings, the black pepper beef, the glazed Alaskan black cod were all outstanding! A feast for the palate! Highly recommend this fine cuisine.
  23. SP

    SabrinaP

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and better service! Fave place to visit in NY!
  24. LP

    LaurenP

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    I booked a reservation for 6 for what I'd hoped would be a memorable evening for my French in-laws who were in town visiting. Given we'd never been here before, some recommendations or guidance would have been appreciated (many places we went to asked about dietary restrictions, allergies, etc to make helpful suggestions). For instance, when we asked what the "bird's nest" on a particular dish consisted of, our waiter replied "It's just a garnish." Right........we were asking for a bit more detail. The entire interaction just felt like we were burdening our waiter with our presence. We understood the concept of 'dishes come out as they're prepared' however everyone's dish was delivered within 5 minutes, except 1 in our group. Countless people walked by the table, including our waiter and never once stopped to ask "Did everything come out okay?" or "It seems like someone is still waiting for something,...let me double check on that for you." Almost 40 minutes go by and my friend is still without her food. A woman who appeared to be a manager finally stopped by our table to ask how everything was and we explained that we were still waiting on a dish. By this point everyone is done eating and my friend is still without her food. Another 10 minutes go by and finally something arrives that's not even what she ordered! I can understand being understaffed but this was clearly not the case as our waiter was very active at his other tables. Overall, the staff we interacted with seemed disinterested and unprofessional. Finally, when it was time to clear the table our waiter resurfaced. Ultimately he removed the item from our final bill, which was appreciated but felt like the bare minimum. The food while tasty, did not wow for the price point. Unfortunately the poor experience dampened any enjoyment that could've been had. Overall the service was unacceptable and among the worst I've ever had.
  25. MM

    MathildeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dumplings are amazing; Pork, Oxtails, General Tao Chili Rock shrimp are very good too They was very accommodate with kids <3 So appreciated
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our friend’s birthday, decided on the $100 tasting menu which was literally a taste of everything. Food was delicious. Our server Shanna was exceptional, her attention to detail and our needs was fantastic.
  27. b

    breelundon

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had such a great experience!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing- such a blast and the atmosphere was so fun.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The food is ok , I believed that the service was poor, our server needs to improve her service.
  30. KS

    KateS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding. But, the music was distracting, repetitive, loud and not conducive to a great dining experience. Maybe too hip for these 60+ diners. That’s a shame because we love the food.
  31. GE

    GailE

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ambience and delicious cocktails and food! We had a terrific experience. Many thanks!
  32. m

    michaelm

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I honestly can't recommend this restaurant. I found the food to be nothing special and I love Asian food . It is way overpriced. Also way to dark for my taste in atmosphere lighting.
  33. CB

    CherylB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything I visit NYC I come to eat and it’s always truly awesome !
  34. G

    Gennadi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty orientally oriented dishes in fancy monumental lounge environment.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Everything was perfect except from the music that was too loud. I was with friends that I haven’t seen in years and it was almost impossible to talk. I asked in my reservation to put as in the main room (maybe the sound wasn’t too loud) but they didn’t consider my request. I think they don’t read the special request when we write there.
  36. AM

    AllanM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic, food great and service on the spot. Delightful. Little on the noisy side though.
  37. C

    Cristina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special place, excellent food, warm atmosphere
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Una grata experiencia
  39. RN

    RoNYC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Gorgeous interior, great vibes and delicious food!
  40. CR

    CandaceR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    I didn’t like the fact they wanted me to pay 5 dollars per person to have my daughters birthday cake to be cut. I’m already paying for our food, and services while I’m there. and I made the reservation under birthday celebration, and when I asked can I bring in a cake I got no response. So that part I don’t like. You guys need to change your policy on that.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 14486 OpenTable diners.

Buddakan NY does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 298 times today
Google Map for Buddakan NY

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Taylor &amp; Yang Huang

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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