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Buddakan NY, New York, NY

Buddakan NY

4.6
4.6
14083 Reviews
$50 and over
Chinese

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.

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Booked 254 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 989-2245

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ray

  • Private party contact

    Kimberly Cook: (212) 989-4180

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 14,083 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Chinese

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Most Booked

  • Manhattan

    Chinese

  • Manhattan

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING!!!! that is all ♥️

  2. SM

    SimeonM

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Charred filet is great. Cooked perfectly and sauces made it different. Meat was great quality. Dumplings great as usual. Broken Chile chicken was ok. Monkfish was sent back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurante is amazing!!!

  4. E

    Eyes133

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Overall beautiful place, nice vibe. The service lacked a little but great quality to drinks and food

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food. Nice ambiance.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was lovely and the food was great!

  7. PS

    PaulaS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best part of my experience was how sensitive and helpful they were to my food allergies.

  8. K

    Kevin

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s such a cool spot. It’s not authentic Chinese, but it’s not pretending to be either. Perfect execution of the intent of this ultra hip restaurant.

  9. j

    jessicac

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    My friend and I went after hearing great things. We ordered the lobster fried rice and shrimp among other things. The rice had no flavor and the shrimp was drenched in a southwest sauce that was too overpowering. Our server never came to check on us once the food arrived and we had to hunt staff down just to get our check and pay our bill.

  10. CK

    CraigK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Awesome place with great feel and great food.

  11. BR

    BarbaraR

    Philadelphia

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner before a concert at MSG. We’ve been to Buddakan in Philly but this was our first time at the NYC location, wow was it a HUGE restaurant! Service was great and so was our sun we. The passion fruit lemon cheesecake was AMAZING!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The server was a bit rude. We asked for a lactose free meal post placing an order and he didn't care to even inform if that request can be entertained. We ordered Malay chicken which had very pungent peppercorns that had a really long nasty aftertaste. The music was too loud for a fine dining and the lighting too dim to even make out what we were eating. Rest of the dishes were good but overall the experience was not what we expected for the price we paid.

  14. JA

    JennA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, attention to detail and very friendly staff. I highly recommend the Oxtail Dumplings they are 5 star!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Searched for NY’s top Chinese restaurants and it led to this! We got the tasting menu set II and the food was amazing. Serving is generous and service is great! The lemon cheesecake is a must try. Sat in the more quiet corner and it was perfect since the place is very packed.

  16. M

    Margo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was amazing, our server made the experience even better. I would highly recommend this restaurant and be returning.

  17. AD

    AvaDaGr8

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and really cool ambiance! Definitely a must while in town!

  18. RL

    RuthL

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food was ok. However there was a VERY long wait in between dish two and three which we didn’t quite understand. There was no explanation about it either. Restaurant is so dark inside that your eyes have to adjust to the almost pitch black “ambiance”. Maybe that’s their allure? Just didn’t feel it was necessary in our opinion.

  19. w

    weeksster

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb! Make sure to schedule plenty of time for dessert.

  20. S

    Soledadb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chosed the menú 3, its great, but the food was send to fast, its better if you go slowly ( sorry my english , i do my best)

  21. c

    carino45

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time

  22. SW

    SW18

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service3ambience1

    The food is EXCELLENT! But, prepare to dine in a nightclub or an aerobics class. The music is extremely loud to the point you cannot hear the person across the table from you or your server. You can expect to feel like dancing or working out to the noise. It is dimly lit so prepare to use a flashlight to see the menu, Consider this a high review on the food and a very low review on the ambiance. I would get takeout to enjoy the food, but not eat in the restaurant.

  23. C

    Cathy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved the energy, service and of course the delicious CUISINE. 10/10!

  24. PM

    PariM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambience was amazing.. loved the decor and vibe. The main hall reminded me of the "great hall" from Harry Potter. The candles on the table were a nice touch. the food and drinks were lovely too. Would definitely recommend and come back :)

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    food what mediocre, service was slow.

  26. H

    Hannah234

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3

    Fantastic food but service needs work. When we arrived we were sent to the lounge area but you had no way of identifying us which made for a rather odd experience where people that work there continued to come around and ask who we were. I really think you could improve this experience by inviting people to order a drink at the bar or having a system where you can identify who people are. We waited a while for our table to be ready despite having a reservation so decided to get a drink at the bar (lady behind the bar was very good) and then when we were ready we couldn’t find anyone to seat us. Once we were seated it took 20 minutes for someone to come to our table to offer water/ talk about the menu. A plate was taken away from my husband whilst he was still eating - the waiter didn’t seem to care or notice. Maybe things are different in the US but I think this is a pretty basic standard of service. All in all a pretty disappointing experience on my 30th birthday!

  27. RK

    RayKar65

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Great food but okay service at Buddakan in the West village nyc.

  28. E

    Elbowroom

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and good food. The atmosphere is something to experience. The menu was limited and the food, while good, for that price should have been spectacular.

  29. FM

    FelixM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best everithing was good. We need the lychee frozen back and the watermelon answeer please

  30. CF

    ChrisF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole vibe was on point and the food was delicious! Sea Bass was my favorite.

  31. K

    Kenneth

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was instantly drawn to Buddakhan the second we walked past it as the ambiance radiated through the street. The next day, I made a reservation for the night to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday and entered into what became one of the most exquisitely dope dining experiences. Met with a stunning lobby & bar, we were called to our table very shortly and journeyed through stunning layers of the restaurant met with grand dining hall seating. We entered into another part of the restaurant where our seats were reserved and were met with immediate service by Beth, who was fantastic. The ambiance alone made a great impression, but the food was even more spectacular. From tuna tartare rolls to oxtail dumplings, followed by short rib and a tangerine beef, paired with decadent cocktails... We had some of the best cuisine we've ever had followed by a divine cheesecake with a chocolate candy that read "Happy Birthday". It was a memorable experience worth traveling back to have again.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The duck was very dry. The drinks were tasty. Did not like that when you start at the bar, you must check out at the bar and they will not walk your drinks to the table for you either. Expected a little better service than that.

  33. k

    kidkong

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4

    Service was a plus. Drinks were solid, choices of alcohol was great. It’s too bad the food can’t keep up.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, we loved our drinks. Interesting options. Service was quick and the waitstaff was friendly and patient. Can’t wait to come back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    It could have been perfect,but we were over on food - we didn’t know better. Lesson learned

  36. DT

    DocTox

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful decor and ambiance. The food and drinks were also amazing. Would def recommend this to anyone visiting the city wanting to indulge in some great food & vibes!

  37. B

    Bela

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was very noisy, but we moved to a better place. Staff very helpfull. A very good experience.

  38. K

    Karker02

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall it was truly a wonderful dining experience!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Ambiente, lugar y comida excelente. Cartas un poco desgastadas para el lugar e imposible pedir algo para tomar en el bar de la entrada.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    The food was so fantastic and the vibe so cool. Loved the atmosphere. Would recommend the edamame dumplings and matcha donuts!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Buddakan NY offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 14083 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 254 times today
Google Map for Buddakan NY

75 9th Ave New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Meatpacking District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Ray

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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