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
Buddakan is my favorite restaurant in th ...
Buddakan is my favorite restaurant in the city. I love the vibe and the food is to die for (especially the edamame dumplings and filet with the butter soy sauce). The cocktails are also very delicious. The service is always impeccable and I love that the food comes out of the kitchen when it is ready. This is the first place I suggest to people who need a dinner recommendation.
Aggressive cocktail waiter who wouldn't ...
Aggressive cocktail waiter who wouldn't let us take our drinks to the table. Food mediocre (spicy chicken sauce tasted as if it came straight out of a container, the fried rice was greasy and tasteless, the dim sum trading menue was good but the sauces were again pretty bland and boring), by far not worth the prices. Out of town tourist-y patrons and extremely dim lightning and loud music.
Our dinner at Buddakhan was amazing! We ...
Our dinner at Buddakhan was amazing! We were celebrating our 50th birthday and it was the perfect location . The service, food, ambience was top notch. The decor was beautiful. Looking forward to our next trip to NY so we can come back to Buddakhan!
If you are looking for a wonderful eveni ...
If you are looking for a wonderful evening out splurge in the city, the Buddakan is the place! The atmosphere is fun, vibrant, interesting, and sophisticated. The staff is wonderful, our server was kind, on point, and provided us with lots of help/suggestions through the menu. A lovely experience and delicious food we were still talking about the next day.
The only awkward thing was the host at the door made us feel like we should be sitting in the cocktail lounge instead of a table which we had made reservations for. So, we had to kindly ask/push to be allowed to sit at our reserved table.
Definitely make reservations.
Buddakan always gives you a good experie ...
Buddakan always gives you a good experience. The food is very good and the service is decent. If you are looking for a quiet dinner, go somewhere else though. It is more fitted for group dinners with a good vibe.
Wow what an amazing restaurant..would hi ...
Wow what an amazing restaurant..would highly recommend this to all. Great food, service and ambiance. A little on the noisy side but they seated us in a quieter section, so make sure you ask if it's an issue for you
We were a party of 5. I decided on this ...
We were a party of 5. I decided on this restaurant because it was recommended by friends. A relative was visiting from abroad and traveling to NYC for the first time. The evening started off well with a nice greeting and prompt seating. Our waiter was pleasant, but in a forced way. Didn't seem genuine and did not elaborate on dishes much. Emphasized dishes came out as they were ready. Which set the stage for a somewhat disappointing experience.
Several appetizers were chosen to share. One didn't make it to our table prior to arrival of the entrees. I mentioned it to the waiter and the first response was- "like I said, dishes come out as they are ready". A lady approached our table just a couple of minutes later with the missing appetizer and offered an apology for the delay. After a while, we had all received our entrees except for one person. It became awkward as we were all staring at our food, waiting for the last person to be served. I decided to bring it up to our waiter and was greeted with the same forced smile and answer- essentially "the dish will come once ready". The same lady from before arrived shortly after with the missing entree and again apologized. This time saying we wouldn't be charged for that particular dish, which was nice enough. Then came the bill. First I was given the wrong bill. I pointed this out to the staff who ran off with it and came back again with a different print out and a credit card that was not mine. Things were eventually sorted with the bill and the same lady showed up to apologize- for the third time in one evening. These series of events probably wouldn't have bothered me from a mom and pops restaurant, but expectations are quite different when you're paying a significant premium. The expectation of fine dining is that service is superior and in accordance with the price tag. With so many fine dining options in NYC, I will be forced to return to Buddakan and unlikely to recommend to others as a first option.
This place is so busy We initially got l ...
This place is so busy We initially got lost 'between the confirmed reservations'-so we waited a long time for a table. But the bartender was very gracious while we waited. Once we got to our table the service and food were excellent.
I was really impressed with Buddakan. It ...
I was really impressed with Buddakan. It was recommended to me by a friend and I took my girlfriend there for her birthday as a surprise and she loved it!
The food was excellent and there was a really buzzing atmosphere in the restaurant, which had a very cool style to it.
The only negative I will say is, the price of the food is a little bit high but other than that, I would recommend Buddakan!
We were celebrating my husband's birthda ...
We were celebrating my husband's birthday our anniversary and my birthday and we were thrilled to have picked Buddakan to celebrate these special days in our lives with best friends who flew in to join us.
There is absolutely nothing we could to have improved on our experience there. Our server was fantastic, the food was exceptional and the little detail of adding candles and birthday wishes to our dessert was the cherry on top.
Thank you for such a amazing time with you.
Fabulous! We are from California and eat ...
Fabulous! We are from California and eat Chinese food weekly, but this was something special. Once our eyes got acclimated to the dark, it was awesome. Michael, our waiter, was so friendly and knowledgable; the food was unique and delicious as well as being visually a work of art. Wish we had one in Monterey!
I got there early and had a Martini. goo ...
I got there early and had a Martini. good bartender great martini. Then my friend arrived and we were promptly seated the food was the right size and great flavor. I would recommend it to everyone. I was also impressed with the layout. How you go down to the dinning area. Impressive and beautiful.
This was our third time a Buddakan and i ...
This was our third time a Buddakan and it is definitely a reason for us coming back. The food is outstanding, the staff is really friendly and serviceminded. A lot of options and the meat is the one of the best we have ever tasted. We will always go back here when in New York.
If you dont get to sit upstairs or in th ...
If you dont get to sit upstairs or in the middle of this restaurant it is not at all nice! Not worth the money! The food was disappointing this time, mix greens was very bitter in taste but the tuna starter was good. My 2. and last time!
We had been recommended Buddakan from fr ...
We had been recommended Buddakan from friend in NZ. We were a group of 10 people with 3 requiring special dietary requirements. They went over and above with creating something wonderful for them. Our service (Kevin) was incredible along with 2 others who served us. We had the best night from the start to finish. Can't wait to return.
Disappointing from the start. Place was ...
Disappointing from the start. Place was empty, yet we had to be directed to the bar first.
2 of our dishes we had, the monkfish and the chicken taste like it had the same base sauce which was sweet chilli sauce from a bottle with added extras to disguise it. Even if we had picked 2 similar tasting dishes, ( not that you could tell from the description) the waitress should have directed us better. Cauliflower was underwhelming too!
So overall a very disappointing experience. However, a beautiful space
I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant ...
I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant but had some issues with the service. We asked for one of the meals to be modified if possible but received a flat no. The modification was to have shrimp in the fried rice rather than lobster. Also, when we requested chili sauce, the server never returned with it. I expected more from the restaurant.
We enjoyed our experience overall. I wou ...
We enjoyed our experience overall. I would say that the lights are so low in the bathroom that it was impossible to see anything, let alone one's reflection in the mirror. It was also cold inside; for what should have been a cozy October evening. The food was a bit disappointing but the drinks were quite reasonable.
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