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
Amazing place! Decor was beautiful, serv ...
Amazing place! Decor was beautiful, service was outstanding and food was delicious. There is a longer wait than most places even with reservations but you seem to forget it all once you sit and start dining. One of my favorites.
Very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. ...
Very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. To dark. Same drink tasted different when ordering again. Food was not so tasty and not that big of an experience as I had hoped. But the worst was the sound level impossible to talk to my dinner companion or hear what the waiter recommended.
We dined here for my partners birthday a ...
We dined here for my partners birthday and couldn't have been happier. The team were wonderful even going the extra mile to move us to the share table. The food was incredible, you must try the dumplings. We will be coming back again.
Thanks for helping make a special night memorable.
A friend recommended Buddakan so I booke ...
A friend recommended Buddakan so I booked. Then i found out it where Big Carrie has their Rehersal Dinner, even more awesome.
The food was fantastic, the space amazing and we the best night followed by drink on the rooftop at Dream. As a visitor to New York, I loved every second of my there!
always and forever staying loyal to thei ...
always and forever staying loyal to their pecking duck salad and scallion pancakes. Their sticky rice and pork lo mein also incredible. They were so kind and wrote on my dessert dish congrats on my promotion!! THEY ARE THE BEST!Service always amazing, bottles of wine range from 45 and up which is nothing for nyc scene. Food is mostly to order dofferent dishes and share so choose wisely and you wont be disappointed
This was a great dinning experience. We ...
This was a great dinning experience. We celebrated a birthday and had a great time. The waitress was excellent and very attentive. Always have a good time at Buddakan. Would recommend to anyone that wants a memorable dinning experience.
We were not expecting it to be so good! ...
We were not expecting it to be so good! Great music, very attentive service ( we were moved to a great table when I mentioned it was a special birthday) and the food was so delicious. Could not fault our evening and I can't wait to go back.
My wife and I travel to NYC annually on ...
My wife and I travel to NYC annually on the first full weekend of Fall as a romantic getaway. We dine out, see a play and shop. On a lark, I made reservations at Buddakan. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The food and service (our waiter was Kristen) was fantastic. It ain't cheap but as a once a year treat, it's well worth it.
We loved our meal at Buddakan! The food ...
We loved our meal at Buddakan! The food and drinks were exceptional! The Dim-Sum Tasting for 2 and the Bread Pudding were phenomenal. Great drink selections as well. Overall, I would return to Buddakan for another great evening.
Booked in for 8pm. Not seated untill 8:3 ...
Booked in for 8pm. Not seated untill 8:30pm (advised the 6:30 table was over running and they'll move them on) Ordered and ate a starter + main, then pushed out of the door by 09:15pm. Staff could not have cared less, just wanted to turn the table round for next booking at 09:30pm. My partner is pregnant and we asked the bar staff which non-alcoholic cocktails they did, he couldn't answer. We did ask for a Virgin Mary which was average at best.
Food was super basic and felt out dated, if you like Chinese Cooking Salt (MSG) then these are the chefs for you. I was so dehydrated after this meal I thought I'd eaten a dominos pizza. We ordered dumplings, then steak and fish, it was nice but plain. If you own a quality steel pan then you could replicate the mains easily. The chefs lack of imagination coupled with the awful service made this place really terrible.
In total, we paid around 160 dollars, for 3 plates and 3 drinks consumed over 45 minutes. So yeah, 3.50 a minute to be extremely disappointed and treated like dirt.
Coming away it seems the only good thing to say is the fact we've eaten in Buddakan. Honestly, nothing else. If It wasn't for Carrie this place would be long gone.
You can get so much more in this city for so much less.
Buddakan is a real disappointment.
Although a bit of a delay waiting for ou ...
Although a bit of a delay waiting for our pre dinner drinks at the bar and then being seated at our table, the rest of evening was very enjoyable. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and served in a timely manner. Our waiter, Ben, was exceptional and made our night with his help and understanding of the menu, his attentiveness and very pleasant manner.
Restaurant came highly recommended and I ...
Restaurant came highly recommended and I booked for a small group of friends. Menu was extensive and creative, food was superb, great to share and fair value. Waitstaff were knowledgable, made good recommendations and reasonably attentive. Venue was classy and hip and everyone in our party had a great time.
Very dark and trendy. Far too cold. Very ...
Very dark and trendy. Far too cold. Very good service - which you'd expect for the price though. We spent $300 for two people (2 starter, 2 main, 2 sides, 1 dessert and wine). Only dish that particularly stood out was the edamame dumplings. Probably not quite worth the money.
We did wait for a little bit but they to ...
We did wait for a little bit but they totally made it up to us! Our server Justin was the best waiter and also gave us complimentary dumplings due to the long wait. Also every time they brought our food out they made sure to tell exactly what it was and what sauce was too. I would recommend this place !!
Our experience in the Great Hall was mag ...
Our experience in the Great Hall was magical, only further bettered by the fact that Draco Malfoy was our server! And let me tell you, he got a bad rap in all the books! He could not have been more attentive or entertaining than if my house elf had gone to Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, took polyjuice potion and became Malfoy, and then gave us impeccable dining service. The food was delicious, appearing out of thin air and our goblets were never empty. Definitely worth a visit! Ask for Malfoy!
We enjoyed the food at this restaurant p ...
We enjoyed the food at this restaurant particularly the ribs, not your typical ribs though. We had a really lovely night, a family get-together. Atmosphere was wonderful although the music could have been quieter in the restaurant section. It was hard to hear on a table of 5. The bar was nice also. Felt like we were abut rushed through, a bit more time between servings would have been nice. Altogether though a very nice restaurant with beautiful food.
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