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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
We celebrated our 10th anniversary at Buddakan, and had a wonderful meal and evening.
The staff was uniformly friendly, especially our server John. He was knowledgable, considerate, and highly attentive (without being intrusive).
Our meal was delicious, taking advantage of the innovative, Asian fusion menu, we tried (and mostly loved), a range of options.
We started with a trio of dim sum / appetizers, each of which was prepared with careful attention to subtle nuances. Peking duck salad was well composed with frisée, cucumber, shreds of crunchy wonton wrapper, crispy duck skin, and a citrusy sherry vinaigrette. Pork buns were rich and and accented by picked onion, napa cabbage and a sweet and savoury sauce, and pillowy dough. The best appetizer we had was oxtail dumplings. The succulent, fully flavoured meat offset by a spike of fresh jalapeño, and sweetness from green apple. The lovely sweet soy sauce it was served with helped bring it all together. Yum!!!
Our mains were a bit of a let down, after the incredible starters, but still very good (for the most part). General Tso's Munkfish was wear prepared with a crispy external coating and tender, flaky fish inside. The chilli intensive sauce kicked it up a degree or two. Our other main course, Broken Chilli Chicken was the least successful dish we tried. Like the fish, it had an expertly crisp, thin coating, and was served with a slightly spicy sauce (truth be told, both dishes would have benefitted from a bit more heat). The chicken itself, while cooked well, was a bit bland and dry. Too bad b/c everything else was exceptional. That includes a side of wok stir friend Asian greens, with nice pieces of toasted garlic.
The overall atmosphere were great! For a big room, the place is efficiently and effectively managed. Food comes out fast and beautifully prepared, each dish teasing with layered aromas, and visually stunning plating.
Definitely recommend it for couples like us, but also good for larger parties.
The ambiance in Buddakhan is outstanding. The service is pleasant and the food is superb. The portions are quite small, so order a few appetizers and entree per person. Our waitress provided excellent recommendations for us, our taste buds were satisfied! Reserve well in advance for the desired time.
I came with 12 people for my workaversary. Came 10 years ago and it was so special we came back! Went for the tasting menu and it was the best. A night I will remember. Food and service were great. Coat ck said there was a table after us at 9 so we couldn't linger. I don't know why she said that cause service slowed down (so much food) and we left closer to 10!
We loved the experience - the room and service is truly impeccable. Please thank Kevin, our waiter. He was terrific. He knew the menu and was both polite/professional yet relaxed. My only comment is on the food itself. Although it was very good, personally I felt it lacked a little bit of flavour, for food of its kind. I may be a little picky here as I spend a lot of time in Beijing and Shanghai, both I feel, the best cities in the world for food, and there are many fine restaurants particularly in Beijing that offer incredible food of the Chinese/Asian style of course, as it is the cooking of their country. I feel as in the West, we must be very careful serving this food unless it is truly exceptional. No doubt, your restaurant is trying very hard, but I felt that the food was just not a standout. Please don't be offended by this. It was still very good food, healthy, real and the service and atmosphere truly inspirational. We loved our night in every way and nothing could change that. I loved Buddakan and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you.
Old Friends came in from another country ... have not seen them in years, took them here and it was great except for the service. While the service was not terrible, we felt like we were being rushed. Otherwise, everything else was great.... would have given five stars if wasn't for our waiter....But that's just one person out of many so I will definitely go again...
My partner and I had an amazing dining experience on Thursday August 10. The food, the ambiance and the service was above and beyond my expectations. A huge thank you to Danielle who was our waitress for the evening. It was my birthday and it will be an experience I will never forget. Thank you Buddakan xxxxx
Buddakan is a beautiful space. They serve excellent Chinese food and the service is professional as well as competent. But it is not cool that we were asked to wait in the bar for 15 minutes to be seated at our table. There were dozens of empty tables and I did not appreciate their efforts to sell more alcohol.
A good restaurant but very expensive and very loud music! We tipped 15% of like $150 but when we checked our account the day after they had taken like $150 tip!! That's so bad! So our date costed us $300 cause we didn't get our money back. We called them and they didn't want to help us out.
This place never disappoints. It is beautiful and impressive inside with incredible chandeliers but the food and drinks are by far the best part. The service is wonderful too. Lychee Martini and the St Germain drink on the menu (the "Fare"??) are both outstanding! Duck fried rice can't be beat as well!
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