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
Came for our engagement celebration and ...
Came for our engagement celebration and they got us the best table in the restaurant. The service was great and everyone was very nice. The oxtail dumplings were my favorite and the edamame were my fiancés favorite.
honestly, this was the best dining exper ...
honestly, this was the best dining experience i have ever had. i was weary to celebrate my bday here after reading some reviews but im so happy i did. our server eric was polite professional & detail oriented. he gave us amazing recommendations from both whats popular & his own personal favorites. we went with most of his choices & were grateful we trusted his judgement everything was delicious. must haves are the rock shrimp, oxtail dumplings, crab sticky rice, and general tso dumplings. the edamame dumplings were good too but i guess as latinas we appreciate a little more flavaaa 💅🏽💯 loved it.
They let us wait for the table for 40 mi ...
They let us wait for the table for 40 min, we had to tell them twice that we had a reservation (on a sunday night!). After that the service were good. The firing alarm went on for about 20min, the staff didn´t seem to care since the alarm always went on if chelsea market has an incident..what if it´s real next time..? Food excellent but very expensive. The overall experience not really worth it. I was there a couple of years ago and then it was so much better.
We had a fantastic time. We waited a lit ...
We had a fantastic time. We waited a little extra for a table in the library, but it was worth it. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered from the Dim Sum menu and it did not disappoint. I recommend the edamame dumplings - they are to die for.
Excellent food. Perfect if you like to s ...
Excellent food. Perfect if you like to share everything as all the food is placed in the middle of the table.
Not very organized when you first arrive as they don't take you straight to your table but you have to wait in a crowed bar area first.
The venue is absolutely stunning. Howeve ...
The venue is absolutely stunning. However, I was not impressed with the service. I made a reservation days before and was still given a table right next to the bathroom with little/no view of the actual restaurant. Also, our server was very nice but did not check on us regularly. At one point, our cocktail glass remained empty on the table for over 30 minutes and was never asked if we anted another. Lastly, the "shrimp toast" looked/tasted nothing like it was described.
People come for the sexy atmosphere, but ...
People come for the sexy atmosphere, but the food is what will cause me to return. The music in the restaurant made it difficult to have a conversation with my dining companion, but it was well worth it for the food. Tuna tartare spring rolls - excellent, short ribs - amazing, fried rice - delicious, green beans - eh..... dessert was delightful also. The service (George) was impeccable.
Buddakan is my favorite restaurant in th ...
Buddakan is my favorite restaurant in the city. I love the vibe and the food is to die for (especially the edamame dumplings and filet with the butter soy sauce). The cocktails are also very delicious. The service is always impeccable and I love that the food comes out of the kitchen when it is ready. This is the first place I suggest to people who need a dinner recommendation.
Aggressive cocktail waiter who wouldn't ...
Aggressive cocktail waiter who wouldn't let us take our drinks to the table. Food mediocre (spicy chicken sauce tasted as if it came straight out of a container, the fried rice was greasy and tasteless, the dim sum trading menue was good but the sauces were again pretty bland and boring), by far not worth the prices. Out of town tourist-y patrons and extremely dim lightning and loud music.
Our dinner at Buddakhan was amazing! We ...
Our dinner at Buddakhan was amazing! We were celebrating our 50th birthday and it was the perfect location . The service, food, ambience was top notch. The decor was beautiful. Looking forward to our next trip to NY so we can come back to Buddakhan!
If you are looking for a wonderful eveni ...
If you are looking for a wonderful evening out splurge in the city, the Buddakan is the place! The atmosphere is fun, vibrant, interesting, and sophisticated. The staff is wonderful, our server was kind, on point, and provided us with lots of help/suggestions through the menu. A lovely experience and delicious food we were still talking about the next day.
The only awkward thing was the host at the door made us feel like we should be sitting in the cocktail lounge instead of a table which we had made reservations for. So, we had to kindly ask/push to be allowed to sit at our reserved table.
Definitely make reservations.
Buddakan always gives you a good experie ...
Buddakan always gives you a good experience. The food is very good and the service is decent. If you are looking for a quiet dinner, go somewhere else though. It is more fitted for group dinners with a good vibe.
Wow what an amazing restaurant..would hi ...
Wow what an amazing restaurant..would highly recommend this to all. Great food, service and ambiance. A little on the noisy side but they seated us in a quieter section, so make sure you ask if it's an issue for you
We were a party of 5. I decided on this ...
We were a party of 5. I decided on this restaurant because it was recommended by friends. A relative was visiting from abroad and traveling to NYC for the first time. The evening started off well with a nice greeting and prompt seating. Our waiter was pleasant, but in a forced way. Didn't seem genuine and did not elaborate on dishes much. Emphasized dishes came out as they were ready. Which set the stage for a somewhat disappointing experience.
Several appetizers were chosen to share. One didn't make it to our table prior to arrival of the entrees. I mentioned it to the waiter and the first response was- "like I said, dishes come out as they are ready". A lady approached our table just a couple of minutes later with the missing appetizer and offered an apology for the delay. After a while, we had all received our entrees except for one person. It became awkward as we were all staring at our food, waiting for the last person to be served. I decided to bring it up to our waiter and was greeted with the same forced smile and answer- essentially "the dish will come once ready". The same lady from before arrived shortly after with the missing entree and again apologized. This time saying we wouldn't be charged for that particular dish, which was nice enough. Then came the bill. First I was given the wrong bill. I pointed this out to the staff who ran off with it and came back again with a different print out and a credit card that was not mine. Things were eventually sorted with the bill and the same lady showed up to apologize- for the third time in one evening. These series of events probably wouldn't have bothered me from a mom and pops restaurant, but expectations are quite different when you're paying a significant premium. The expectation of fine dining is that service is superior and in accordance with the price tag. With so many fine dining options in NYC, I will be forced to return to Buddakan and unlikely to recommend to others as a first option.
This place is so busy We initially got l ...
This place is so busy We initially got lost 'between the confirmed reservations'-so we waited a long time for a table. But the bartender was very gracious while we waited. Once we got to our table the service and food were excellent.
I was really impressed with Buddakan. It ...
I was really impressed with Buddakan. It was recommended to me by a friend and I took my girlfriend there for her birthday as a surprise and she loved it!
The food was excellent and there was a really buzzing atmosphere in the restaurant, which had a very cool style to it.
The only negative I will say is, the price of the food is a little bit high but other than that, I would recommend Buddakan!
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