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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
It was my 3rd visit at Budddakan and was the first time for most people in my group and everybody loved it. It was my daughter's 24th birthday. The downstairs dinig room has a very high ceiling, beautiful decor, and romantic lighting. We shared most of food in family style with 1 Vegetarian, 4 Pescatarian and 2 meat eaters. It worked out great. Everything including dessert was yummy and our server was very good and helpful too. excellent spot for birthdays and anniversaries... Will go back!
We were 'greeted' by two hosts with their heads down on the computer for an awkward amount of time.
A nod of arrival would have been better than ignoring.
We had a booking for 8pm, we arrived 10 mins early and were told to head to the bar.
After 20mins we asked if our reservation was still in order. We were finally seated after a 30min wait and another awkward wait to tally up my husbands one drink from the 'separate' bar that could not be added to our bill.
I cant drink so a 30 min wait at the bar is too long.
When we were ordering our food, I stipulated I required my meat well done due to pregnancy, which we discussed in a pleasant conversation, but when the food came out it was cooked medium.
Everyone was polite about it being re cooked, but I was made to feel it was a favour, like I had not requested this in the first place.
The food was fantastic, but the service was an absolute let down and diminished what could have been a memorable evening. There are so many places we ate in New York with great service that I would recommend over this place. As the service really plays with the entire experience.
The greeters are uniquely rude, smug and unhelpful. We thought last time they must be having a bad day but learn that must be the standard. Sadly they badly misrepresent the very good food. Each time their role on the side appears to distract rather than greet. One need merely avoid them and wait in the bar. They do not acknowledge if they have the reservation and ask you to wait in the bar. After 5-10 minutes someone appears in the crowded bar and takes you to your seat.
The wait staff do as best they can for them but they are working fast and not very available. The food is excellent and perhaps the administration is but a foil to better present contrast to the food.
The Food is good!
But to expansive also the wine card is over the top!
When you are sitting in the main restaurant it is very beautiful.
But the other places in the restaurant are totally different .
When i made the reservation I asked for a very nice table because we had a special anniversary .
But we were not seated in the main restaurant.
The waiter we had was very kind!!
I will say the ambiance is beautiful almost breath taking. The service I am sure could have been better. The server was unusually sarcastic almost rude. I been to restaurants that are much more exclusive and the waiter or waitress does not lean over your plate to grab other plates or they ask first before they remove your plate which was what this particular waitress did. Bad service can ruin the experience. The food was good. I had the Lobster fried rice and scallion pancakes which tasted pretty good and was filling. The floor was very slippery which all 5 of my girlfriends confirmed Over-all I will not be back but I would recommend because of the it to someone because of the ambiance else hopefully they have a different waiter and wear non slip shoes.
Our absolute favorite restaurant in NYC. We go at least twice every time we visit NY for the week. Always get the appetizer called The Tower. We have no idea what we are eating but it's the best stuff we've ever tasted!!!! Everything is delicious. Lobster fried rice? Muah 😘 The service is great!
This review is not for food because we didn't get to eat here. We were really late for our reservation 30-40 mins. But we called in advance and let them know we were stuck due to a delayed train. They said we would have to wait at the bar because they would have to give our table away. When we got there, they said we would have something within an hour. Hour and a half pass by and no table. When we check, they said it will be very soon now. Another half hour passes. When we inquire they said check to see i anything in the lounge is available because we were late and they had to give our table away they don't know how long it will be. If that was the case they should've have told us in the beginning. This was a very special occasion for me and my family and on top of that I was pregnant and waiting for 2 hours!!! We could've booked another place by then and I didn't have to starve
Teníamos una reserva con Open table pero no sirvió de mucho...Nos tuvieron esperando en el bar una hora exacta de reloj. el bar estaba atestado de gente en nuestra misma situación y con cara de pocos amigos lo cual nos alentaba bastante poco.
Decidimos tomarnos un coctel al desorbitado precio de 16 $ cada uno. La verdad es que no estaban especialmente buenos ninguno de los dos.
Estabamos considerando seriamente el marcharnos cuando justo nos llamaron. Menos mal que nos quedamos, el ambiente era muy ruidoso lo que dificultaba el poder hablar tranquilamente pero el servicio y la comida estaban increibles. pedimos unos entrantes de tartar de atún y dumplings (buenísimos los dos). Como plato principal compartimos el bacalao. Este plato era simplemente espectacular. Como acompañamiento un arroz frito con pato que estaba también muy bueno.
Los precios de la comida me parecieron no excesivamente altos y la comida muy muy buena.
Repetiria? seguramente sí por la comida pero la verdad es que la hora de espera no es de recibo. Deberían mirar un poco como mejorar este aspecto. No puede ser que teniendo reserva esperes una hora!
Our reservation was for 7:45, but we were not seated until 8:15; that was the only drawback.
The food was excellent and our server Marie was a STAR. She greeted us with a warm and contagious smile, combined with a wonderful personality; her attentiveness was bar none.
Perfect for a celebration! Two friends were in town and we were all celebrating our birthdays with a special dinner. Buddakan was the perfect spot, the decor, the service and the food were all impeccable and made for a very "Classy" evening. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for a fun and delicious night out on the town. The only small warning is that the music got very loud as the evening got later, not a big deal for us because we were in a celebratory mood but might not work for anyone looking for a quiet meal.
I Have never been disappointed here, but this time everything was phenomenal. The appetizer sampler is definitely worth exploring . However the Filet mignon was the highlight of the evening.
Our waiter Brian, is worth a special nod. Truly passionate about the food he was serving.
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