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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
Budakkan was fantastic as usual. Beverly was truly instrumental in assisting with our reservation putting together two groups. Budakkan is my staple in nyc. I will be contact with Beverly to schedule a larger special occasion for next December, my 40th wedding anniversary to accommodate a larger group of up to 25 people. Thanks again for a great meal.
The service at the entrance, coat check and the lounge is disgusting. We had to wait 35 minutes for our reservation of two that was booked months in advance. There were plenty of hosts around the restaurant doing nothing when they could have helped with coat check, and their system of making customer wait for their table is unorganized and confusing for guests. Unfortunate service because the food is amazing and once we got to our table the waiter was great.
Went for my birthday with a group of 9 and it was great. We got there a little early so we had a drink at the bar and walked over to the table once it was time. Food is amazing everyone got something different so we all shared and let everyone try some.
Would go again for a special occasion.
Buddakan is a trendy upscale Asian restaurant located on the corner at Chelsea Market. The restaurant was featured in the Sex and City movie (something we found out after booking which was interesting for my wife!)
The food here was so delicious and the only thing that disappointed was that we were too full to order more! To start we ordered Jade Shrimp dumplings, chili rock shrimp and sesame dungeness crab toast. The rock shrimp and crab toast were both standouts and were mouthwateringly good.
For mains we had Kung Lao Monkfish, broken chili chicken with Chinese sausage fried rice and wok tossed noodles with prawns which were again superb.
To finish we shared the walnut tart which was a great way to end the meal. With drinks and tip our bill was close to $300
The atmosphere is very stylish, dark and almost like a nightclub with multiple small rooms linked. This offers a trendy modern feel but did make reading the menu difficult (I had to move the table candle to read the menu it was so dark).
The service we had was personable, friendly non-intrusive and efficient.
One improvement I would suggest is that when waiting on our table we were asked to stand at the bar area and we saw several staff wandering around looking confused trying to find the guests they were to seat. I felt this could be better managed.
All in all a great place to eat and a wonderful experience.
I’ve been to the Buddakan in Philadelphia several times and enjoy it a lot. I was looking forward to trying New York. Frankly it wasn’t what I like. The noise was very loud with the music drowning out everything. We ended up shouting to be heard. The food was okay, but for the price you expect better. Service was good and the mixed drinks were good.
I won’t be coming back.
I hadn't been to Buddakan in years but was looking for something in the area to meet a gal-pal, in from San Francisco, who likes Asian cuisine. The ambiance was fun, lively, busy. Tuna tartar spring rolls were delicious. Dumplings were too doughy. Noodles bland and ordinary. Charred broccoli tasteless. Menu and preparations need an upgrade.
Longer wait for our table than the reservation. Long wait for drink service in bar/wait area. Overall Both our waiters were efficient and friendly. I ordered the smoked whole fish which was fresh, delicious, creative & deboned perfectly! Overall I think prices are too high yet compare to other Trendy spots.
Hostess was so helpful (her name was Tammy)! I called twice to let them know we were running late. I offered to give up table. She said there is a 15 minute grace period, but I called back to say we would not make it. She said come in anyway and she will do what she can to seat us. We waited 10 min and got a table.
Our waiter made the evening awesome! He was real and genuine. Apparently, we ordered his favorite dishes and that made him even happier. What amazing food! For a popular restaurant, the food was delicate, sophisticated and delicious. Wanted to eat several orders of the oxtail dumplings and take some home. Each dish had it’s own flavor, and surprisingly fresh and tasty! Highly recommend the oxtail dumplings, whole smoked sea bass, though every dish was so fantastic.
Very very poor service. The staff in the front of house were either incompetent or rude. We booked for 7 and were not seated until 7 45. When we enquired as to when we would be seated we were simply told ‘I don’t know’ and there was no effort to check our name or if our table was ready. Once finally seated, upon speaking to the manager meals were served in a haphazard order and timing. Menus and napkins where left on table and food put precariously on top. Food was ok but not worth it.
Everything about our dinner was excellant. From the front desk to the lounge to dining, the restaurant staff was efficient and exceedingly pleasant. The food is great. We ordered 4 apps, two mains and two sides and everything was fresh and tasty. The black cod was reminiscent of Nobu. My group particularly like the steak, lobster fried ruce and snow peas. I would highly recomend this Bukakhan.
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