About Buddakan NY

75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Chinese, Asian

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

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 989-2245

Website:
http://www.buddakannyc.com/

Public Transit:
A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Buddakan NY Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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More like a club than a restaurant

Dined 3 days ago

The music was so loud and pulsating that we could not have a conversation over dinner. If you are looking for more of a club/bar scene with good food, and lots of drinking, this is the place. Not the place for a great dinner and conversation. Also the crowd is 30 and under...

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great as always

Dined 3 days ago

great food, great service, great restaurant! Would high recommend

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience2
service1
value2

Long wait

Dined 4 days ago

Had a Friday 9pm reservation but did not get seated til 9.45!! We were starving and tired and the very loud music at the bar didnt help. Was more like a club than restaurant. The staff member who took us to our table was apologetic but he even told us he hates working fridays because of the chaos! Food came quickly. Our chicken dish was dry and below average on taste but the black cod made up for it. If you are more interested in being at the restaurant compared to eating at the restaurant, then this place is for you. Wouldnt go again but will recommend if you are into the dark, loud trendy scene.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

The food is great here!

Dined 4 days ago

I can't say enough good things about this place. YOU MUST try it out!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service3

Good cocktails and dim sum. Did not car ...

Dined 4 days ago

Good cocktails and dim sum. Did not care for the black dragon chicken. Rock shrimp and dumplings were amazing. Cauliflower pop was different and interesting. Service was rushed. Felt like they were just trying to turn a table. Very pricey for what you get.

food5
ambience4
service5

The lighting is a little too dark, but o ...

Dined 5 days ago

The lighting is a little too dark, but other than that it's a very nice place to dine!

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Duck duck duck

Dined 5 days ago

I took my dad and we ordered the duck salad and it was honestly, perfection. we then had the duck as a main dish and the lamb ribs, the duck was a solid 10, and the lamb was good but nothing outstanding.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great Asian food

Dined 5 days ago

The Asian cuisine that is served here is very refined and each dish is unique and worth a try. Presentations are elegant. Portions can be on the small size, so order more plates than you think you will need. Wine list has all the essential choices. We found the gewürztraminer a perfect pairing for the cuisine. Desserts are all spectacular. Service is excellent, but the food comes out of the kitchen a bit too slowly. We were growing impatient waiting for the first dishes to arrive. Atmosphere is unique -- reminds me of some scenes from the film Eyes Wide Shut. A bit too dark for my taste, and the noise level makes it difficult to carry on a conversation, but we have experienced worse.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

I was hesitant about dining alone but wh ...

vip
Dined 6 days ago

I was hesitant about dining alone but when making a reservation, Caryle immediately put me at ease and she suggested that I dine in the bar. Upon my arrival, I was immediately attended to by my lovely server, Victoria. She poetically described, in detail, the restaurants nightly specials and after supplying her with some insight, she suggested a few dishes that I should sample. My meal was eloquently served and each dish suggested by Victoria was exceptional and unique. My dining experience at this restaurant was thoroughly enjoyable. The service so generously offered to me from all staff members encountered depicted a time long past and was comprised of elegance and grace. Much to my surprise, the restaurant manager, Richard introduced himself to me and he offered his services to ensure my dining experience was enjoyable. I am most grateful for the quality of service received, as well as the beautifully presented and delectable food served. I again thank Victoria for her sensational suggestions and genuine kindness shown. I would highly recommend this establishment to all and I look forward to dining there again in the very near future. Thank you, Buddakan.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Late seating, Quick food service

Dined 6 days ago

The front desk gave us a lot of attitude to get us seated on time. We arrived early but were told to hang around the bar. We waited more than half an hour after our reservation time to be seated. But once seated the food was delivered quick to our table and we were done with our meal in almost half an hour. The food was typical american-chinese/asian. Don't go looking for authentic flavors. Just enjoy the presentation and decor! The ambience is to die for...and maybe the biggest reason to bring your out of town guest or someone special for a memorable evening!

Tags: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Buddakan rocks!

Dined 7 days ago

Such a fun, something for everyone menu in a spectacular setting of many different dining areas. The establishment alone can rest on it's laurels with the well executed dishes and beautiful ambience. However the service really impressed! High level professionalism. Dumpling heaven and delicious chow fun among many standouts. Beyond content with an extensive menu pleasing to all. This family can't wait to return.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

What more can I say ??

Dined 7 days ago

Everything was AMAZING! From the service to the food. NO COMPLAINTS!! Will definitely be back again soon...

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

It was a fantastic experience to visit B ...

Dined on April 25, 2016

It was a fantastic experience to visit Buddakan. The food was extraordinary good and so was also the service. Don't forget to taste their chocolate dessert. Absolutely Wonderful.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing

Dined on April 25, 2016

Amazing food and environment. Expensive but totaly worth it. A must in NYC!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

Asian fusion in the meat packing district

Dined on April 25, 2016

The food was fabulous but overall the experience felt a bit try-hard for my liking and with so many incredible options around I'd not sure this would make my recommend list. It's very dark and pretty noisy, so for a catch up with a friend not really the best ambience. It would be better suited to a big group I think.

Tags: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great night with the girls at Buddakan!

Dined on April 24, 2016

A dear friend is moving to Texas, so a couple of girls wanted to take her out for a special night. Buddakan did not disappoint. We arrived early and enjoyed cocktails in the bar. The bar/restaurant had a great energy. We were seated on time and our table was in perfect location. Food was outstanding! We couldn't ask for a better dinner and the service was spot on. Looking forward to enjoying another great evening at Buddakan in the near future.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Birthday Dinner

Dined on April 23, 2016

Great overall experience. Food was amazing and service was great! They even put a candle in desert and wrote out "happy birthday" for my friends birthday. Only thing I didn't like was that the food came out at different such times (we were informed this would happen as food comes out when ready) but my friends appetizers came out long after I had finished mine...felt bad eating in front of him but it had to be eaten warm. So he just sat there watching me eat (he didn't want to share with me because he was saving his appetite for his appetizer).

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Good choice

Dined on April 23, 2016

Excellent quality in seafood. Environment very up and service with grade 10

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience4
service5

The food is absolutely delicious!!! We ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

The food is absolutely delicious!!! We did one of the tasting menus which gave us the chance to sample a wide variety of dishes. I highly recommend doing this! Every single dish was fabulous! A must do while in NYC!!!

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Would've enjoyed being in the main dining hall.

Dined on April 23, 2016

Good food and attentive, knowledgeable waiter. However we chose the restaurant for the main dining hall under the chandeliers and weren't able to sit there or book a reservation there.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

we loved the food!! excellent customer service

Dined on April 23, 2016

We loved the restaurant. The ambience was very good, and although is a big area you could feel cozy. Both staff at the library bar and our server were very professional and on time every time we asked for anything. Food came on time, no delays or wrong delivery. The music was great and no noise. The restaurant was value for money, and for sure we should go again soon.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Amazing food!

Dined on April 23, 2016

The food was amazing! We ordered too much but our waitress was very helpful in organising doggie bags. If we had ended our meal when the last plate was cleared I would have scored this visit higher. However, being foreigners (who I guess do not tip that well in the US), our bill came with the suggested tip circled in pen. And when the bill was split on request, each separate check had the tip suggestion part underlined. Twice. It was a poor end to what was otherwise a great evening and such a classy place too. That being said, I would still recommend a visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best there is

Dined on April 22, 2016

This was simply one of the best dinners we ever had from start to finish. Great cocktail while we waited for our table. Very good service and good recommendations. We had the pineapple & chilli scampi and tuna spring rolls for starters and the scampi was outstanding and the tuna rolls were delicious as well. For main course we had creamy noodles with scampi and a crying chocolate for dessert that was to die for :-). We heard so much good about Buddakan so our expectations were high but they certainly overdelivered and we will be back next time

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely wonderful!

Dined on April 22, 2016

We went to Buddakan for a special dinner while in NYC. What we experienced far exceeded our expectations. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was excellent and the decor was beyond chic and modern; it was a treat to the eyes and the senses. Thank you Buddakan staff and chefs for a wonderful evening. We will recommend this restaurant to all of our friends and family who visit NYC.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5

A very cool place, almost church- like ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

A very cool place, almost church- like atmosphere, a blend of eastern and western. We ordered four dishes: duck salad, Kung-Pao Monkfish, Broken chicken, veggie stir fry, and veggie fried rice. Of all, salad and rice are our favorite, the rest are too Americanized, eg. deep fried, sweet and sour..........

food5
ambience5
service5

AMAZING place, DELICIOUS dishes, drinks ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

AMAZING place, DELICIOUS dishes, drinks and desserts!!! Thanks for a memorable evening celebrating my birthday. Well come back😍

food5
ambience5
service5

The best black cod i've ever tasted! It ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

The best black cod i've ever tasted! It melts in your mouth. The jade shrimp dumpling is also amazing.

food4
ambience4
service3

Excellent! The chicken and foie dumpling ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Excellent! The chicken and foie dumplings were delicious and the shredded duck was fantastic too! It says it is suitable for 2 but it's probably for 1 and half or 1 hungry man! Great ambience upstairs and a buzzing but relaxed bar area. Highly recommend!!

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Gorgeous scene, totally worth it! And, Kevin!

Dined on April 21, 2016

There were three of us (one jaded New Yorker and two gals from Jacksonville, FL)...after perusing the menu we couldn't decide and wanted to share plates so decided to let our awesome server, Kevin, choose our meal. We couldn't have been happier with the lamb chops, cod dish, chilled udon and filet. Our cocktails and wine were perfect as well. Most fun and satisfying meal in a some time.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent!!!

Dined on April 21, 2016

A excelent place to visit in NY. A beautiful place with an exceptional food.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My best night out ever

Dined on April 21, 2016

It might be because it was our first night in NYC on this trip, or it might be the final run (Boston) of the World Marathon Majors. But my small group of 4 people booked late on a Wednesday evening, and had the best all over dinner experience ever !! We were met by smiling people. Placed in a vibrant bar to wait for our table, and even though the place was almost packed they still managed to find a table for us upstairs, since we found the energy of this level more suitable. All staff which we came across delivered an outstanding level of service. We went with most of their recommendations and wasn't disappointed on any of the courses, especially not the dessert ;-) If you are anywhere near Meatpacking District, don't miss this fantastic experience, as it is amazing. Recommended with all the rating starts available !!

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service3

Really cool place food gorgeous but quit ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Really cool place food gorgeous but quite pricey.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Dinner Place To Be Seen

Dined on April 20, 2016

If you are looking to go out to dinner for a special occasion, Buddakan is the place. From the decor, to the ambiance, to the food it's very fancy. The food is expensive, but for a couple times a year it's not too bad. The food is delicious, but portions are small so make sure to share things. The waiters are very helpful and will give you suggestions on what to order.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great find

Dined on April 20, 2016

I found this place as I searched Peking Duck in open table and amongst others Buddakan came up, I liked the reviews and had tried the others so thought give it a try, once we eventually found the door, it is quite hidden, we were both pleasantly surprised by the slightly dark but classy interior, the service was attentive, professional and very knowledgable, the waiter gave great recommdations for starters and as we wanted the Peking duck we were not disappointed, it was simply superb. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, group bookings, neighbourhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Asian Gem

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

This is a great Chelsea Asian gem. The atmosphere is zen-like, the service was excellent, and the food even better. We had the Fois Gros dumplings, duck salad, Black Sea Bass, and tofu & eggplant...all were yummy. The Chassange-Montrachet made it all much better.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service1
value5

Service

Dined on April 20, 2016

Our server was beyond rude. I have dines at Buddakan multiple times and always recommend it. Our server however was the rudest server I have ever had anywhere.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Fantastic

Dined on April 19, 2016

We had been excited for this restaurant for some time and it didn't disappoint. The service was fantastic the food and cocktails were great! Beautiful space.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Beautiful spot

Dined on April 19, 2016

Beautiful spot! Loved the ambience and food was great too

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Consistently good

Dined on April 18, 2016

Always take overseas guests here - never fails to impress with the fabulous menu and wonderful staff

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Buddakan

Dined on April 18, 2016

Beautiful looking restuarant , wonderful food and great service. A real experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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