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
The wait staff was amazing. Always prese ...
The wait staff was amazing. Always presented us with clean dishes and utensils. Our waiter, Ryan, was absolutely fantastic. He knew the menu in and out and was extremely helpful, even though this was not my first time here.
Just flawless from beginning to end. We ...
Just flawless from beginning to end. We went to celebrate a 21st birthday. We were seated in the great room and went for the top of the line set menu. All dishes were amazing. So much food, all delivered with an incredible level of professionalism. A truly memorable and remarkable night. Love this place.
It really did live up to the hype of bei ...
It really did live up to the hype of being one of the must do restaurants in NYC. We are from Australia and had been recommended Buddakan by friends and they were right, great food, great atmosphere and visually stunning restaurant.
Holidaying from Australia and was recomm ...
Holidaying from Australia and was recommended by few people to have dinner at Buddakan. Met the high expectations from everyone, the food was absolutely AMAZING! And the service was fantastic! Will definetely return if I ever come back to New York and will recommend to others!
The food was very good. We did not order ...
The food was very good. We did not order the protein as the waitress suggested. $40 for one piece of fish to share was just too much for me. We just ordered the sides which were duck fried rice and wok noodles with prawns. Both dishes were the size of a regular entree and tasted amazing on it's own. The ambiance is beautiful but just a little too loud. We usually have a lot to talk about but since it was so loud we hardly spoke to each other. All in all it was a great night. I would definitely go back.
Beautiful venue, good portion sizes of f ...
Beautiful venue, good portion sizes of food.
Can recommend the pork buns and the fried rice with chinese sausage and poached egg! However, everything else we tried was way too salty :-(
(lobster egg roll, tea smoked ribs, scallops and black bean, beef in birds nest)
Dessert (crying chocolate) was yummy.
Probably would not return.
Food as usual was amazing! But our exper ...
Food as usual was amazing! But our experience was not.. My husband and I drove to NYC on a Tuesday for our Anniversary dinner. Our hostess was very nice she congratulated us when we checked in and they sat us almost immediately. Now, our server was a totally different experience! He was not very nice, he was rushing us all through the meal, he seamed annoyed when we asked for drinks, and when I asked for sugar for my espresso he told me NO "sweetener" is all we have!! he did the same to the 2 tables next to us. We just did not feel comfortable! Too bad because this is one of my favorite in NYC
The food was excellent although the kung ...
The food was excellent although the kung pao monkfish was a little too salty, that's the reason for the 4 stars.
Service a little slow, but attentive, nice and cool ambiance although a little too dark especially when walking in, it will take a few minutes to be able to see.
It was our anniversary and this is one o ...
It was our anniversary and this is one of my wife's favorites. I asked for a quiet, nice table. what we got was right next to another couple next to a storage area where they were taking chairs in and out. Service was efficient bordering on frantic. The waist staff to customer ratio seemed to be 2 to 1. I had my favorite spare ribs and monkfish. The ribs were tasty but barely warm. The monkfish was also good with a nice spicy sauce. Overall it was a good, not great, experience. Noisy and very dark atmosphere. Drinks were pricy, $40 for two cocktails, one of which was a single shot of ordinary single malt scotch.
This was my first time visiting Buddakan ...
This was my first time visiting Buddakan (my birthday) and it was really nice. I had a reservation and was a little late so we waited maybe 10 minutes and was able to get the spot overlooking the big room that I requested when they called me to confirm my reservation. I thought it was great that I still got that considering I was late. Service and food was awesome. Ambiance was perfect! I would definitely go again.
Our meal was a special occasion for a re ...
Our meal was a special occasion for a relatively large group--and the experience was superlative for everyone. Outstanding dishes, attentive service, and of course the stunning ambience and interior design. Our guests--some of whom consider themselves foodies of the first rank--were all delighted. As the host, my only disappointment was that I found the rhythm of the service far too rushed. We ordered the fixed-price menu, and large quantities were delivered simultaneously, with little time between courses to savor what we were served. I had to ask our servers to slow down at one point. If it weren't for this, the dining experience would have been otherwise faultless.
As it happens, just afterwards we ran into four visiting friends (two of whom are professional chefs)--and I recommended Buddakan for a late night meal, if they could get in. I accompanied them; they got a table. They all raved about the experience the next day. Their enthusiasm speaks for itself.
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