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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews
Dessert was outstanding. Food was just o ...
Dessert was outstanding. Food was just ok. This is the type of place you go to for the ambiance - the interior is extremely grand and beautiful without feeling dry and overly formal. Of all the restaurants in NYC that I've been to, this one is the grandest in terms of interior. Great place to bring people to that you want to "wow" (but not really with the food). The tuna tar tar spring rolls are amazing though.
I think this restaurant is overpriced. The food is oke, but i had better for less money. The admosphere is for those who like it fancy. For us it was too fancy, and too dark! I want to actually see what i eat. We called it after 'the dark expensive Chinese restaurant with the loud music'. (if you want to call it music, it is to me: boink-boink-sounds that replaces the music)
Excellent services it was my bf bday and we had an amazing night. Our server was superb and the food was delicious.... Definitely going again!!!!
The only disappointment was an over 1 ho ...
The only disappointment was an over 1 hour long wait with a reservation.
Fancy hot spot
Family trip to NYC. Last evening we joined Buddakan on recommendation of a friend. Stunning place and delicious food as awell as very attentive personnel. My husband and two teen daughters were totally impressed and wish to have such a place in Munich/Germany were we are living. All this, though, has to be said with the small reservation that it was very noisy and cold as we are not used to air condition all the time. But all in all, it was an unforgetable experience. Thank you.
We came for the Peking Duck and were NOT ...
We came for the Peking Duck and were NOT disappointed! Everything about this upscale Chinese food was delicious and a bit surprising. We also had oxtail dumplings (very rich but balanced by a citrus-y sauce), and the lamb chops which were outstanding. Finally, the desserts were soooo good. We had the bread pudding and the hong kong doughnuts... Highly recommended. We will come back again!
Have been to this restaurant many times. ...
Have been to this restaurant many times. The food is always excellent and so is the variety of items to choose from. The service is great and the wait staff is attentive. I recommend it highly.
tasting menu - which is for 6 or more- i ...
tasting menu - which is for 6 or more- is actually a great value @$100/ea... Essentially it's all you can eat and the food was just about perfect; really...
Best Chinese restaurant in NYC. Food was ...
Best Chinese restaurant in NYC. Food was beyond of our expectations. Great for dinner party and dates. Outstanding service.
We waited over 45 minutes to be seated d ...
We waited over 45 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. When we asked about being seated we were told by a person working there that it was not her job in a considerably unkind tone; to check when we would be seated. In all fairness guests to your restaurant would not know the role descriptions of those employed there but expect politeness particularly when they have already been waiting a considerable amount of time. Additionally people are there to enjoy a dinner with others not to be spoken to in that way. We followed up with the correct person and still had to wait an additional 25 minutes. While we were offerred an apology it was quite stale and not very sincere. We were also seated in a drafty area. Would not recommend this restaurant to any friends in NYC. Also I would tell those who recommended this place to me about my experience. I gave a poor rating on the basis of the service.
The food at Buddakan was FABULOUS! From the appetizers to the main course to the dessert!! We came to NYC to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and I'm very glad we came to Buddakan to celebrate it :) K & J from Toronto
General Tso's dumplings must try! Very C ...
General Tso's dumplings must try! Very Chinese oriented. Wild mushroom chow fun is another favourite! Broken Chili chicken is not really spicy yet sweet and sour, quite special in both appearance and taste. Tea flavoured dragon chicken is below our expectations which turned out a bit dry.
Came for dinner and was greeted promptly ...
Came for dinner and was greeted promptly by the hostess. Had a drink in the lounge area while our table was prepped. Food was delicious. Service was excellent as well. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. Very nicely decorated. Lovely ambiance. Would come back.
Great food - great ambiance - great serv ...
Great food - great ambiance - great service. Ask for a table that is in the semiseparate room for more privacy and a quieter atmosphere - or in the main hall to "see and be seen".
Fantastic!!!! Love BUDAKKAN NY is an ama ...
Fantastic!!!! Love BUDAKKAN NY is an amazing experience every time I visit it
Great welcome and fantastic enviroment. ...
Great welcome and fantastic enviroment. Prof. service at the table and the only minus was that you almost felt stressed by the staff waiting for you to finish so they could take your plate. Getting close to food industry...quickly in with the first plate, even before wine was on the table. But....a great experience at thr whole.
Lovely place! The food is great. However ...
Lovely place! The food is great. However we got all of our courses within one hour, a little quick for me.
Great meal! We will definitely re-visit ...
Great meal! We will definitely re-visit during our next trip to NYC
Reached a little late, hence did not get ...
Reached a little late, hence did not get a table and was placed near the far. Also all the food ordered did not seem to be fresh, looked it was all pre-cpre-cooked and kept, just microwave and serve!!😈
Chinese for Grownups
Even if restaurant "scenes" aren't your thing, Buddakan is worth the tumult for state of the art classic dumplings and spare ribs and slightly modern stir fry spins. All delicious!
Myself and some colleagues went her for dinner between a major event. I have a severe ginger allergy(weird I know). The server was great! Funny, knowledgeable and very attentive. We were sat in a nice area and we had a great time. The person who brought us to our seats was lovely as well. Only two complaints, was that they wouldn't seat us until the fifth person arrived and it wasn't busy and the table they sat us at was for 7, so we wouldn't be inconveniencing anyone else. Also, the people you check in with and desk were not so friendly.
The setting and food very much impressed ...
The setting and food very much impressed my foreign guest. The edamame dumplings were a highlight.
Best Chinese food ever? Possibly not but an excellent restaurant and a great spin on some classic dishes
We came here for my birthday on a Sunday ...
We came here for my birthday on a Sunday night. Even though we made a reservation and arrived on time, they still made us wait in the lounge for over 30min.. After this long and unnecessary wait, they finally sat us at our table. The service was good and fast but for this kind of restaurant, we expected that all our plates would arrive at the same time. The -amazing- lobster rice arrived way before the other plates and nothing was simultaneous. The service might have to be reviewed but at least the food is more than on point!
Excellant, as always
Excellant, as always
We went to have dinner after the theater ...
We went to have dinner after the theater. It was a party of 4. We spent a great time. The TRANQUILITY drink was great! Superb! Saturday Night...the music was so good! I love this place and we will come back for sure! Our waitress was attentive all night.
Love this place! The ambiance is amazing ...
Love this place! The ambiance is amazing. I felt so sophisticated. Food superb and loved the Royal drink.
Second time eating here over 4 yrs. I was not impressed at all. Actually I was extremely disappointed. Food was bad and wasn't served hot. Never again.
My three friends and I dined here on a Friday night. Upon arrival we were escorted to a lounge until our table was ready. Our wait was less than five minutes. The restaurant is very dimly lit. The food was fantastic! The service was phenomenal. As visitors to New York we truly enjoyed our dining experience here.
Great atmosphere and amazing food. Alway ...
Great atmosphere and amazing food. Always a fun night out with friends!
Lovely restaurant in stunning Chelsea. G ...
Lovely restaurant in stunning Chelsea. Great food and good, competent service. Very, very noisy so not great for a first (or romantic) date. Front of house staff were brilliant. We'll come back but we'll want a quieter table. Keith, Cheltenham, England
One of the top 5 for me with restaurants ...
One of the top 5 for me with restaurants, food is always amazing have never had a bad dish. Service is always great too!
Great restaurant but I suggest that you ...
Great restaurant but I suggest that you make an early reservation if you wan't to have a conversation. Has the nite goes on....so does the volume of the music...depending on your mood, it can be a real issue, as it was for us.
Booked Buddakan for my husband and I as ...
Booked Buddakan for my husband and I as it was my first trip to New York - we loved it! There was a mix up with our booking time and we didn't get seated until 45 minutes later, but the staff and management were amazing and we received a complimentary starter dish. We will definitely come back to Buddakan on our next trip to New York, and have recommended the restaurant to friends.
How an amazing time Celebrating my 25th ...
How an amazing time Celebrating my 25th birthday here. I was running a little late and I was still happy to know the restaurant took us even tho it took quiet sometime for us to be seated. I wish it was quicker for us to get our drinks and apps. But besides that. Everything was great. Especially us being the last party in the whole restaurant, and our waitress being such a great sport and taking the group photo for me. I will deff be back to Buddakan!
A must for every visitor to nyc! Never d ...
A must for every visitor to nyc! Never disappoints.
Gorgeous food, excellent service. You ge ...
Gorgeous food, excellent service. You get what you Play for.
It was my first time with my partner and ...
It was my first time with my partner and we absolutely loved it. The atmosphere, customer service, the music was amazing. I definitely recommend taking a date or even co workers to this restaurant!
The best food i hade ever had.
The best food i hade ever had.
One of the best restaurants we dined at ...
One of the best restaurants we dined at , the second time we were there. The food is amazing and melts in your mouth . Service is very good . Order table is a must . To sit in the stunning main dining room and eat amazing good food can not be described but must be experienced so go there . We will come back.
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