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.
New York, NY 10011
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
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
Yang Huang & Brian Ray
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining with bar for 45 seated guests, 60 standing.
Private dining for 60 seated guests, 100 standing.
Exclusive private dining for 300 seated guests, 550 standing.
Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews
Incredible experience while visiting in ...
Incredible experience while visiting in NYC for the weekend. It was a little louder than you might prefer but the good and overall ambiance outweigh any negative. The waitress recommended the edemame dumplings and pork belly rolls. They were unbelievable.
We had an amazing time, great food and a ...
We had an amazing time, great food and atmosphere. The service was good, not too close and nudging, but just at the right proximity. Food was amazing.
The only thing is that we brought our own wine and were told on the phone there's a corkage fee of 25$ per bottle and we were charged 35$ per bottle. The moment we told the waitress, this was fixed, but still we didn't like this. The bill was so long someone else would not have noticed.
Still an overwhelming experience at this great place.
We got oxtail dumplings, cauliflower lol ...
We got oxtail dumplings, cauliflower lollipops, duck salad, filet, kung pao monkfish, and broccoli. The food comes in shareable portions. Our service was excellent and the food was amazing. Of course it's expensive and trendy but that's exactly what I was looking for--something special for a night out with my man! Would definitely go back.
This place is fabulous. I always am div ...
This place is fabulous. I always am divided about writing a good review bec then people will flock to the place and I will have to wait and wait to get a table. Oh well.
If you love really cool decor, impeccable service and scrumptious food.... go here!
The dim sum is yummy, the beef and cod are to die for and the desserts are just the right touch of sweet
I've always come to Buddakan every time ...
I've always come to Buddakan every time I am in New York and I used to love it. This time was a little bit different. Service was lacking. Bottle service wasn't good. I was trying to chase my waitress to take care of my empty champagne glass. Wake up! I will give you another chance. The last one.
We had a reservation for 2 on a Sunday n ...
We had a reservation for 2 on a Sunday night at 9:30. We waited for one hour!!! to be seated. When they told us that the table was ready we found out that it was not and had to wait for another 10 minutes. After that nothing really mattered. No discount or complimentary dessert etc, only apologies
Food ok cocktails ok. But if I knew I will wait for 70 minutes I will definitely choose something else. Not recommended, it is not so cool after all.
I guess when we arrived our reservation ...
I guess when we arrived our reservation was "bought out". Came to visit from Los Angeles. Service is horrible. Manager tries to be helpful but cannot accommodate. Never again. What a shame from what this restaurant has become. It was much better a couple years ago. Maybe change the manager.
Great staff and awesome waiter. Gave us ...
Great staff and awesome waiter. Gave us excellent menu tips that helped us achieve a "just right" amount of food. This included the party favorite oxtail dumplings that we may not have ordered without his recommendation. We opted for mostly dim sum and small plates with a couple of main dishes and were served as they were ready. Food flowed, drinks were refreshed promptly, and the evening was lively. It's still very popular and packed but we lucked out in a corner booth. Extra nice touch: when asked about charging a low battery phone, a hostess appeared in minutes to take it back to the main desk to charge it for us.
Good experience, but not as great as las ...
Good experience, but not as great as last time. I brought my niece here for a special treat for her birthday. We had an early reservation (5:45pm), and although the restaurant was empty, they had us wait in the bar for 10-12 minutes to be seated. This is always the case, I assume so they can sell you drinks while you wait.
We were not sat in the main room, but in the library, which was empty except for us. People were setting up for an event in there while we ate (2 large televisions, bartenders setting up, etc.) Initially we had good service, but about 1/2 way through we were left on our own and had trouble getting attention to pay our bill, despite there being at least 8 staff in the room. We felt in the way and not the special setting I had hoped for. The food was good, but not as amazing as I remembered. I still love the edamame dumplings, although pricey at $19 for 6 dumplings, they were delicious. The monkfish was also good, but fairly basic fried fish with a sweet chili sauce. The peking duck fried rice was good, but there was very little duck in it and it was a bit dry. We ended with a banana pudding dessert which is presented in a trendy bowl that it tipped on an angle. Since the dessert is completely deconstructed in components, it is hard to mix without it winding up outside of the bowl.
Overall I was disappointed with the experience, but will be open to giving it another try in the future and considering this an off experience.
Our waitress knew literally nothing abou ...
Our waitress knew literally nothing about the menu and was so rude. When my boyfriend and I were asking questions she was giving attitude. We have been here before and were asking her about the meal we had gotten last time and she told us she knew what we were talking about until we received the food and the dish was wrong and terrible. The food was so basic and too expensive for what was received.
Always a pleasure to be at Buddakan! It' ...
Always a pleasure to be at Buddakan! It's truly my favorite restaurant the menu is full of amazing options with great taste . My go to dish is Lamb Med rare w/ duck fried rice !!! I'll be back soon the staff is extremely knowledgeable about the menu professional and polite . I can go on and on it's a must on my list at least once a month on open table I RSVP
Dinner here was nothing short of amazing ...
Dinner here was nothing short of amazing ! Make sure you sit in the main dining room downstairs if you can ( we asked to be moved there as it was a special occasion and they very generously accommodated our request - thank you !) . The decor and food are exceptional and our waiter was wonderful.
It was pur First Visite on mondän.....an ...
It was pur First Visite on mondän.....and we Comeback today( thursday) with more than 10000 Restaurants in NY . What Else to say: they are outstanding. Try The duck Ort peppered Beer, all is AAA... Go and find das out you will Love it
I recently enjoyed dinner here with five ...
I recently enjoyed dinner here with five girlfriends. We were visiting from San Diego and the restaurant was highly recommended to us. Not only was the food amazing, so was the service. My girlfriend is pregnant and when informing the employees that our friend was experiencing some sickness, within minutes they brought a spread of anti-nausea foods to accommodate our friend. I appreciate them going above and beyond.
Wonderful food, great service. Had dim ...
Wonderful food, great service. Had dim sum sampler to start, duck for main course with cauliflower and pan fried noodles with prawns as sides. Everything was fresh and extremely tasty. Service was fabulous, with knowledgeable servers. Thanks for the special evening!
The best thing about this restaurant is ...
The best thing about this restaurant is the decor and ambiance. Hostesses at the front door were not overly friendly. I had asked to have our family of 3 seated in the main dining hall on the first floor and arrived early in the evening, so the place was still fairly empty. We were told that those tables were all booked and were led to a second floor table (which was OK). Meanwhile, I noted that another group who came after us were initially placed on the second floor as we were, but a few minutes later, they were moved to the main floor. Obviously, the main floor was not all "booked" as the hostesses had informed us earlier.
Regardless, the food was OK and probably overpriced. We had been here before, but this time, the shortribs (main course) were too salty with too much sauce. Among the appetizers, the crab shumai was also too salty. The best appetizers were the shrimp dim sum and the pork belly in bun.
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