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.
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) 989-4180x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews
We loved our meal at Buddakan! The food ...
We loved our meal at Buddakan! The food and drinks were exceptional! The Dim-Sum Tasting for 2 and the Bread Pudding were phenomenal. Great drink selections as well. Overall, I would return to Buddakan for another great evening.
Booked in for 8pm. Not seated untill 8:3 ...
Booked in for 8pm. Not seated untill 8:30pm (advised the 6:30 table was over running and they'll move them on) Ordered and ate a starter + main, then pushed out of the door by 09:15pm. Staff could not have cared less, just wanted to turn the table round for next booking at 09:30pm. My partner is pregnant and we asked the bar staff which non-alcoholic cocktails they did, he couldn't answer. We did ask for a Virgin Mary which was average at best.
Food was super basic and felt out dated, if you like Chinese Cooking Salt (MSG) then these are the chefs for you. I was so dehydrated after this meal I thought I'd eaten a dominos pizza. We ordered dumplings, then steak and fish, it was nice but plain. If you own a quality steel pan then you could replicate the mains easily. The chefs lack of imagination coupled with the awful service made this place really terrible.
In total, we paid around 160 dollars, for 3 plates and 3 drinks consumed over 45 minutes. So yeah, 3.50 a minute to be extremely disappointed and treated like dirt.
Coming away it seems the only good thing to say is the fact we've eaten in Buddakan. Honestly, nothing else. If It wasn't for Carrie this place would be long gone.
You can get so much more in this city for so much less.
Buddakan is a real disappointment.
Although a bit of a delay waiting for ou ...
Although a bit of a delay waiting for our pre dinner drinks at the bar and then being seated at our table, the rest of evening was very enjoyable. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and served in a timely manner. Our waiter, Ben, was exceptional and made our night with his help and understanding of the menu, his attentiveness and very pleasant manner.
Restaurant came highly recommended and I ...
Restaurant came highly recommended and I booked for a small group of friends. Menu was extensive and creative, food was superb, great to share and fair value. Waitstaff were knowledgable, made good recommendations and reasonably attentive. Venue was classy and hip and everyone in our party had a great time.
Very dark and trendy. Far too cold. Very ...
Very dark and trendy. Far too cold. Very good service - which you'd expect for the price though. We spent $300 for two people (2 starter, 2 main, 2 sides, 1 dessert and wine). Only dish that particularly stood out was the edamame dumplings. Probably not quite worth the money.
We did wait for a little bit but they to ...
We did wait for a little bit but they totally made it up to us! Our server Justin was the best waiter and also gave us complimentary dumplings due to the long wait. Also every time they brought our food out they made sure to tell exactly what it was and what sauce was too. I would recommend this place !!
Our experience in the Great Hall was mag ...
Our experience in the Great Hall was magical, only further bettered by the fact that Draco Malfoy was our server! And let me tell you, he got a bad rap in all the books! He could not have been more attentive or entertaining than if my house elf had gone to Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, took polyjuice potion and became Malfoy, and then gave us impeccable dining service. The food was delicious, appearing out of thin air and our goblets were never empty. Definitely worth a visit! Ask for Malfoy!
We enjoyed the food at this restaurant p ...
We enjoyed the food at this restaurant particularly the ribs, not your typical ribs though. We had a really lovely night, a family get-together. Atmosphere was wonderful although the music could have been quieter in the restaurant section. It was hard to hear on a table of 5. The bar was nice also. Felt like we were abut rushed through, a bit more time between servings would have been nice. Altogether though a very nice restaurant with beautiful food.
We were on our honeymoon from Australia ...
We were on our honeymoon from Australia and experienced the most incredible service and food. Our server was one of the best we have ever met or encountered in our travels across the world. She is a true rare gem and we will keep coming back based on her service alone. The food......
Well that's just out of this world!
At the beginning I was hesitant about go ...
At the beginning I was hesitant about going to Buddakkan. Especially since I have never heard of it before.
But my assistant had booked it for my dinner meeting, and it turn out to be a great surprise.
Food were great, and service were just as great.
I would certainly be recommending this restaurant to my colleagues.
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