About Buddakan NY
New York, NY 10011
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) 989-4180
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews
I had to wait an hour to be seated even though I arrived half an hour early and that was very very very annoying specially when I was being bumped into every 5 minutes because the waiting area was very packed very uncomfortable since I was also wearing heels no place to sit.
I was extremely excited to make reservations at Buddakan because I had read such wonderful reviews. My boyfriend and I were celebrating Valentine's Day late because I'm from Chicago and was unable to fly out to NY on Valentine's Day. We arrived to Buddakan at 9: 15 for 9:30 reservations. They informed us they're getting our table ready and to have a seat at the bar. At 9: 45 they still had not come to seat us so I asked them how much longer it would be to get a table. They assured me that it shouldn't take much longer. My boyfriend ordered a drink at 9: 35, but the drink did not come until 10: 25 PM. And we finally got seated at 10: 40 PM. Buddakan never apologized for seating us so late or for their poor service. I will never EVER dine at Buddakan nor recommend them to anyone else.
We waited for 10 minutes even though we had a reservation, not a big deal. Service was impeccable from the moment we were seated. The waiter recommended an entree which turned out to be a great choice. Everything was delicious. Of course it's a bit pricey, but you can't go wrong.
Once again The food was excellent. Scallion pancakes, pork dumplings ,ribs , rock shrimp and the vegetable rice with coconut -were all just delicious.
We love coming with the group so we can order as many dishes as possible, we were just two this time.
Our service, as always, excellent.
A real great treat!
Food was delicious, and service was prompt and very professional. It is not a place to go if you're looking for a bargain, but this is New York City. You're going for the food (tasty), the vibe (active) and the experience (fun). We had mostly appetizers which I would recommend with a group. No duds. They were all good, and we ordered most of them. The entrees were small, so not really for sharing. Our server, Ryan was excellent. Attentive to my wife's allergies, efficient, but not intrusive. Hadn't been in a while, but I'll be back.
Noisy but delicious. The attitude oozed from the black-clad guardians of entry, but once we were granted admission our table was ready quickly and our server was the epitome of hospitality. From appetizers to entrées and dessert, the food was full of flavor and beautifully presented. Definitely worth a return visit.
Me and my girlfriend came here for a Valentine's Day dinner. Kevin's is the best server in NYC. Made us feel totally welcome and was extremely attentive. Offered up recommendations and all of them were amazing, one of the best dinners I've ever had. The yellow tail was like butter, the steak w the sauce was sooo flavorful. The lobster rice, Devine.... scallops, so good....Highly highly recommend.
We felt very rushed. We placed our order for a general tso dumplings, rock shrimp and fired rice. All the food was on the table about 3 mins later. The quantity is good for the two of us. The waiter will tell you to order 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 1 side for 2 people which is a ridiculous amount of food.
I've been here a few times and love the food which is why I love coming. This times experience wasn't one of my favorites because it took for every to receive our meal. We ordered our drinks, which was made very well. After ordering our appetizers and entrées, we received our appetizers quite quickly but our entrees took so much later than you'd expect. They finally brought our food and the rice wasn't hot at all, it was luke warm thank goodness the meal was still tasty & delicious. At checkout, getting our coats there were about 5-6 staff memes standing around while I stood there waiting for someone to assist me with my coats & bag. Dissatisfying but I still love Buddakah and will be back again.
Buddakan is my favorite NYC restaurant. Great staff , accommodating, friendly but professional. We are always a group, this year there were seven of us, and we choose the tasting menu, there are three options and we choose Option 2, it works for us. And when we choose this menu our waiter always says if there is something on this menu you'd like to change out we can do that. And they also say if you want more of something, just say so. We let our waiter know we must leave in two hours. The food comes out quickly, fast paced as we want it, the portions are always generous. Each bite is delicious...from the appetizers, the mains and the finish of fabulous desserts. I easily give this restaurant five stars, it never disappoints.
I go to Buddakan any chance I get and have yet to be even the slightest bit disappointed. Once again, every dish we ordered was expertly prepared (nothing overcooked) and intensely flavorful. I cannot recommend Buddakan enough. When friends ask where to go in NYC I always recommend making this place their #1 priority. So far, no one has been even remotely disappointed.
It was amazing. There is a great deal of personal care and attention. We arrived and waited at the bar to be seated. The hostess found us and escorted us to the table. The waiter was great and patient. He gave great recommendations for food. The food and experience was just amazing!
I am extremely impressed with Buddakan for its staff and its delicious food. My husband and I enjoyed the dim sum appetizer sampler. Each dimsum item was better than the next. The cantonese spring rolls, the tuna roll tartare and the shrimp balls...wow! We also ordered the Sea Bass ; citrus chili sweet with a smokey hint...wonderful. My husband ordered the Peking Duck Fried rice ...very savory and I ordered the Mushroom Chow Fun. We also enjoyed the Chocolate Pistachio cremosa....absolutely an out of body experience. The music was subtle and we were able to talk and enjoy each other's company. I must also commend the maitre 'd Johan. What a personable and congenial fellow and our server, Christina was outstanding.
Was so looking forward to Buddakan. My husband had never been but I have and always loved the food. Our server was great but be advised if you are a minority the other guests will look and act like you don't belong there. Staff is complicit in this so in my view they are no better. The front desk folks took forever finding out reservation meanwhile one of the guys accepted $10 from another guest in plain sight. I guess you have to tip them for them to treat you well? Hostess towards the end was seating anoTher couple and looked at us like we didn't belong there, despite having spent over $300 on our check. BUddakan also went back and indicated I didn't show for this reservation via Open table. Thanks a lot.
Don't believe the hype. This is your general New York, overdone, wanna-be hip, cosmopolitan hangout with sub-par food that you could get at a takeout Chinese joint. Our table ordered the duck fried rice, chicken congee, and eggplant tofu, and no one was impressed. In fact, we were regretful that we drove into the City from Jersey for what was essentially Chinese takeout on nice plates. The rooms are dark, dreary, loud, and people think they're at a nightclub. The bathrooms are uninex and gross, and people were smoking in the bathroom, as if it were a nightclub. The desserts were poor, too. We ordered the Crying Chocolate b/c everyone raves about it, but it was so hyped up for no reason. It's a standard chocolate cake on a pretty plate. Also had the banana pudding, which was totally forgettable, and the apple fritter that was the sorriest excuse for a dessert that I've ever seen. No filling. No sweetness. No flavor. The apples were sliced on top, like an afterthought. How is this place still in business and jam-packed? I'll never know. We will not be back.
My friend and I went to Buddakan before going to the ballet. We had a wonderful waitress and very attentive service except at times, it seemed like she was a little busy with her tables.
Food was delicious. We didn't even end up ordering a entrees, just appetizers. They were all so delicious.
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