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
Thanks to the staff for honoring a room/ ...
Thanks to the staff for honoring a room/table request. Even in the dog days of summer on a Tuesday night, it seemed that every table was taken. We were pleased with all our dishes (a number of which we have ordered before); that is to say, the kitchen is consistent in turning out quality food. All would agree that the setting is dramatic although the noise level can be over-the-top. We eat here with some regularity and will continue to do so.
The food was delicious and the staff att ...
The food was delicious and the staff attentive. The shrimp and lobster chow fun was good but greasy. The oxtail dumplings and the general tso's were outstanding! I would go back just for the dumplings! The cocktails were good, but average. It was my birthday and when they brought dessert they had written "happy birthday" on the plate with chocolate sauce, nice touch!
we loved Buddakan! The atmosphere was in ...
we loved Buddakan! The atmosphere was inviting and the food left our tastebuds dancing - especially loved the lobster egg rolls. our server did an excellent job, only unfortunate thing was the restaurant temperature where we were seated, and nothing could be done about the air conditioning.
This was my second time dining here, and ...
This was my second time dining here, and it was significantly better this time around.
Last time I was sat on a long table in between two other couples (that I didn't know) however they actually gave us our own table this time and made use of the great space the restaurant has.
The service was also a lot better, the staff were friendly and attentive giving good recommendations and brought our food and drinks out at a fast speed.
The food was great and I like the tapas style of sharing a number of dishes. We had three different dim sum dishes to start off, including the dumplings and spring roles that were good. For mains we shared the beef brisket that was excellent, the chilli chicken (also good) and some fried rice.
While the food, staff and decor are all great, I can't help but feel you are paying a premium for it's location in the meat packing district, but despite this I would go again, it just wouldn't be a restaurant I dine at regularly.
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.
Didn't start off too well with the servi ...
Didn't start off too well with the service, disappointed within minutes of being seated. Should never have to go find someone 5-10 minutes after being seated to ask if our server knows we're here. But I will say this, after having to get up and talk to someone, they did turn it around and make more of an effort and the manager stopped by several times and offered a complimentary appetizer. But then they made a mistake on the bill and charged us for it, so that was yet another awkward moment of us having to get up and find someone to fix it. I can't say it was a smooth evening. But their food is fantastic and the place itself is unique and worth seeing while in NYC. I am not giving up on this place, but I will hope for a better experience next time.
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.
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