Buddakan NY

4.6 based on 2882 reviews
Cuisine Type Asian
Price Range $50 and over
Neighborhood Chelsea

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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.

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  • Romance
Cuisines Asian, Chinese
Dining Style Casual Elegant
Phone Number +1 212 989 2245
Website www.buddakannyc.com
Dress Code Smart Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Yang Huang & Brian Ray
Location 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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Menus

  1. Dinner Menu
  2. Wine Menu
  3. Dessert Menu

Reviews and Ratings

4.6
Excellent
Based on 2,882 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an outstanding time. From the moment we walked in service was very attentive and the food was amazing. Ambiance is one of the best

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding meal, Brilliant value and sensational ambiance

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous food in an amazing setting, would definitely recommend. It's not cheap, especially alcohol but if it's for a treat, it's worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nome of really special. Inclusive, we can't stay in the main room even ask for this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food in an elegant ambient. I would recommend to try this restaurant. Matteo

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent and unique dining experience! Will definitely return:)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Several of the dishes, such as the dumplings, were amazing, while other such as fried price is predictable not as special. That said, the ambiance was great and they were more than willing to accommodate our request and seat us in the great room. Overall, great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter Brian really made the evening, his attentiveness and friendly manner accompanied by the incredible food combined to make a trip to Buddakan magical!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I thought it was very nice. People weren't on top of each other due to great table spacing. food was very good and creative.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

2nd time at Buddakan and it was just as special as the first time. The food is delicious and nicely portioned and presented. The cocktails are delicious as well. Next time I'm in NYC I will definitely return to Buddakan.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Short take - great for groups, bit noisy depending on where you're seated, good quality creative menu, outstanding service (Kevin, my mixed drink guide).\n\nWe had a group of 7 for a surprise birthday. We arrived on time and were seated almost immediately in a corner of the lower floor. Perfect placement, in my opinion, as was a little less noisy than the high-ceilinged center room. Kevin, our guide for the evening, was exceptional, and really made the evening by offering suggestions, and maintaining perfect levels of attentiveness, speed and humor throughout the evening. We ordered one of the group dining options. Food was creative, good quality and well-paced. Will we be back? Definitely...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience and beautiful surroundings. Had a blast celebrating my birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful! The food, The place, the experience give us a marvelous feelings.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always food was great! Just be careful the waiter over charged my credit card , and if I didn't pay attention it would have seemed like a scam was going on!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best restaurant we have been to, excellent service and fantastic food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was perfect, our waiter was very nice and helpful, food was excellent, I would definitely go there again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The oxtail dumplings are amazing. can't go wrong with anything on this creative menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was incredible. One of the BEST meals I have EVER had. My wife and I could not stop eating.....way beyond normal capacity. It was just wonderfully prepared and tasted truly perfect in every way. The combination of sauces...spices...sweet and salty....all just mixed so well. Service was great, people were friendly. It was not a cheap meal but worth every penny.....

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I found it too crowded, too much noise, where they sat us was too close to the other people and we even heard all Thur conversations. I was truly disappointed. The ambience is not at all what they say about it. I didn't enjoy it at all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is one of my favorite places in NYC. Because of the food and the great ambience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The bathroom was gross and it was early in the night, no reason to be that bad!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice atmosphere good food the restaurant is worth the detour !!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

So excited to try this - love the Philly location. Scene and food was amazing but service was awful. Our waiter was rushing us through dinner (literally - every 10 mins asking if we were done). It felt like an assembly line they were trying to cycle as many people through as they could. So disappointing. Next time we'd just go to the bar (great drinks and service) and go somewhere else for dinner that will let us enjoy the meal and our time with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is an amazing and very cool NYC restaurant. They got great food, drinks and service with outstanding presentation of their trendy place . Loved it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

On Visiting New York we went to Buddakan on a recommendation . We arrived early and was ushered to the bar area and were encouraged to have a drink while we waited on our daughter to arrive , the bar area was relaxing and a perfect way to start our nights dining ( our daughter arrived minutes past our booking time) . We had no sooner received our drinks when we were asked to finalise our bill and be taken to our table. Please do not encourage patrons to sit at the bar order drinks only to rush them to their table.\nThe young lady in charge of our table was lovely but the servers who brought the food were quite rude in their delivery pushing food between us. The food was nothing outstanding some dishes overcooked.\nThis restaurant was not fully booked so why rush diners let them enjoy the ambiance of this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food with even better service. It's refreshing to go to a well-known restaurant and actually get an amazing experience. So many 'famous' restaurants don't live up to the hype. This was not true of buddakan. From the welcome we received as we stepped through the door to the amazing chocolate dessert, crying chocolate (a must try), the service was efficient and friendly. We will return again next time we are in NYC!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The venue is fantastic, has a great feel and vibe, the food was great very pleased with the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, food and service was fantastic . Also liked the bar although expensive cocktails

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Possibly the best meal I have ever had, every single thing we ordered including drinks were exceptional. \nAfter a bit of a wait and joking with the staff about it, the manager on duty came and spoke with us and offered to comp appitizer items to which I said it was not necessary. Our waiter Brian was exceptional and the night was perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was absolutely excellent food and the restaurant had great atmosphere. The waiters and waitresses were absolutely superb and couldn't do enough to make sure the evening was great.

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddahkan was recommended by a friend and we are so glad we went. A very hip atmosphere and the service was special. We ordered Cantonese spring rolls and edamame dumplings, both great. The pepper steak and Asian greens were to die for. Easily the best meal I have had in the USA over the past 3 weeks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This establishment just keeps getting better and better.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Walked out after waiting 45 minutes for a table we had booked. We were told to sit down in bar area upon arrival. I went to the bar, paid for two drinks. After that we were never spoken to again. Ended up at Ippudo in Hell's Kitchen. Very good. Worth the travel from MPD.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Highly recommend. We go every time we are in the city

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's my second time visit, first one was 2 years ago when the place was a big hot spot. It is still worth a visit especially the beautiful main room with the long table. The food was great, the dim sum tasting menu is a must have. However it seems like I got unlucky and got food poisoning, my gf didn't however. Must have been an unlucky piece. The service quality seems to have gone down a bit since the last time. Our table did not get properly cleaned between plates, neither were our plates and utensils changed. Despite all this I would still recommend it if you're in NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again The food was excellent. Scallion pancakes, pork dumplings ,ribs , rock shrimp and the vegetable rice with coconut -were all just delicious. \nWe love coming with the group so we can order as many dishes as possible, we were just two this time. \nOur service, as always, excellent. \nA real great treat!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

interesting menu and use of ingredients, excellent service, appealing decor, good for a date or groups.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wait time to be seated was very quick! Loved the food and the service was fantastic! Can't wait to go back to try a dinferent meal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved it

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Over priced and under spiced. Chinese for white people

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was delicious, and service was prompt and very professional. It is not a place to go if you're looking for a bargain, but this is New York City. You're going for the food (tasty), the vibe (active) and the experience (fun). We had mostly appetizers which I would recommend with a group. No duds. They were all good, and we ordered most of them. The entrees were small, so not really for sharing. Our server, Ryan was excellent. Attentive to my wife's allergies, efficient, but not intrusive. Hadn't been in a while, but I'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, ambiance and service. Thanks for a memorable evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited for 10 minutes even though we had a reservation, not a big deal. Service was impeccable from the moment we were seated. The waiter recommended an entree which turned out to be a great choice. Everything was delicious. Of course it's a bit pricey, but you can't go wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such an amazing dining experience. Kim and Alex made our experience even better with such impeccable hospitality! Thank you for such a special night!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was extremely excited to make reservations at Buddakan because I had read such wonderful reviews. My boyfriend and I were celebrating Valentine's Day late because I'm from Chicago and was unable to fly out to NY on Valentine's Day. We arrived to Buddakan at 9: 15 for 9:30 reservations. They informed us they're getting our table ready and to have a seat at the bar. At 9: 45 they still had not come to seat us so I asked them how much longer it would be to get a table. They assured me that it shouldn't take much longer. My boyfriend ordered a drink at 9: 35, but the drink did not come until 10: 25 PM. And we finally got seated at 10: 40 PM. Buddakan never apologized for seating us so late or for their poor service. I will never EVER dine at Buddakan nor recommend them to anyone else.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently delicious food and excellent service! Definitely a favorite!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best upscale Asian restaurant in New York . You will not be disappointed. This is my wife's favorite spot. We always look forward going to this restaurant. Try the jumbo sweet and crispy shrimps and the dim sum tasting for two.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The experience was great, however Open Table has the wrong address listed for the restaurant so we ended 20 minutes away from the actual location. That needs to be fixed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excelent waitress , perfection . Plus the vibe is real good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had to wait an hour to be seated even though I arrived half an hour early and that was very very very annoying specially when I was being bumped into every 5 minutes because the waiting area was very packed very uncomfortable since I was also wearing heels no place to sit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Location is perfect! Food is delicious but was to cold too soon. Cocktail Tranquility is graet.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's an all time favorite. The food is excellent so it the ambience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been here a few times and love the food which is why I love coming. This times experience wasn't one of my favorites because it took for every to receive our meal. We ordered our drinks, which was made very well. After ordering our appetizers and entrées, we received our appetizers quite quickly but our entrees took so much later than you'd expect. They finally brought our food and the rice wasn't hot at all, it was luke warm thank goodness the meal was still tasty & delicious. At checkout, getting our coats there were about 5-6 staff memes standing around while I stood there waiting for someone to assist me with my coats & bag. Dissatisfying but I still love Buddakah and will be back again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was amazing except the wait. Reservation was at 10:00 and we were seated at 11.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic experience from the moment we walked through the entrance. Great vibe at the host/coat check, and after a few drinks at the bar, we were contacted by staff and led to our table. I'm still unsure of Joe the found us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was all very different Asian fusion. Very lively atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wife's Birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, very hip place, but music was a bit loud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noisy but delicious. The attitude oozed from the black-clad guardians of entry, but once we were granted admission our table was ready quickly and our server was the epitome of hospitality. From appetizers to entrées and dessert, the food was full of flavor and beautifully presented. Definitely worth a return visit.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited for the first time and would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant. Food quality excellent and our waiter was very good answering all questions posed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my girlfriend to the downtown restaurant for Valentines Day and she and I loved everything about it. The friendly staff and romantic ambiance made it a night to remember. \n\nThanks you!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service! Food was outstanding. Definitely a five star restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Me and my girlfriend came here for a Valentine's Day dinner. Kevin's is the best server in NYC. Made us feel totally welcome and was extremely attentive. Offered up recommendations and all of them were amazing, one of the best dinners I've ever had. The yellow tail was like butter, the steak w the sauce was sooo flavorful. The lobster rice, Devine.... scallops, so good....Highly highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I go to Buddakan any chance I get and have yet to be even the slightest bit disappointed. Once again, every dish we ordered was expertly prepared (nothing overcooked) and intensely flavorful. I cannot recommend Buddakan enough. When friends ask where to go in NYC I always recommend making this place their #1 priority. So far, no one has been even remotely disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant never disappoints . Chaz was our waiter on Valentines Day and was amazing. Try the oxtail dumplings oh my gosh!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I absolutely fell in love with this place. Service was beyond excellent and we couldn't have asked for a better server, Jonah. We had an amazing time, all the food we tasted was perfect. Will definitely love to go back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is my favorite NYC restaurant. Great staff , accommodating, friendly but professional. We are always a group, this year there were seven of us, and we choose the tasting menu, there are three options and we choose Option 2, it works for us. And when we choose this menu our waiter always says if there is something on this menu you'd like to change out we can do that. And they also say if you want more of something, just say so. We let our waiter know we must leave in two hours. The food comes out quickly, fast paced as we want it, the portions are always generous. Each bite is delicious...from the appetizers, the mains and the finish of fabulous desserts. I easily give this restaurant five stars, it never disappoints.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's an experience - excellent food, great drinks, great atmosphere. Perfect for groups. You will spend $100/person though.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We felt very rushed. We placed our order for a general tso dumplings, rock shrimp and fired rice. All the food was on the table about 3 mins later. The quantity is good for the two of us. The waiter will tell you to order 2 appetizers, 2 entrees and 1 side for 2 people which is a ridiculous amount of food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is has good has everybody tells us. Good food wonderful place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am extremely impressed with Buddakan for its staff and its delicious food. My husband and I enjoyed the dim sum appetizer sampler. Each dimsum item was better than the next. The cantonese spring rolls, the tuna roll tartare and the shrimp balls...wow! We also ordered the Sea Bass ; citrus chili sweet with a smokey hint...wonderful. My husband ordered the Peking Duck Fried rice ...very savory and I ordered the Mushroom Chow Fun. We also enjoyed the Chocolate Pistachio cremosa....absolutely an out of body experience. The music was subtle and we were able to talk and enjoy each other's company. I must also commend the maitre 'd Johan. What a personable and congenial fellow and our server, Christina was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a wonderful restaurant with an ambiance and beautiful sights to match! I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the attentive staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was so looking forward to Buddakan. My husband had never been but I have and always loved the food. Our server was great but be advised if you are a minority the other guests will look and act like you don't belong there. Staff is complicit in this so in my view they are no better. The front desk folks took forever finding out reservation meanwhile one of the guys accepted $10 from another guest in plain sight. I guess you have to tip them for them to treat you well? Hostess towards the end was seating anoTher couple and looked at us like we didn't belong there, despite having spent over $300 on our check. BUddakan also went back and indicated I didn't show for this reservation via Open table. Thanks a lot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything perfect. Food very food, Wine ad will. The place is very cool i loved it

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't believe the hype. This is your general New York, overdone, wanna-be hip, cosmopolitan hangout with sub-par food that you could get at a takeout Chinese joint. Our table ordered the duck fried rice, chicken congee, and eggplant tofu, and no one was impressed. In fact, we were regretful that we drove into the City from Jersey for what was essentially Chinese takeout on nice plates. The rooms are dark, dreary, loud, and people think they're at a nightclub. The bathrooms are uninex and gross, and people were smoking in the bathroom, as if it were a nightclub. The desserts were poor, too. We ordered the Crying Chocolate b/c everyone raves about it, but it was so hyped up for no reason. It's a standard chocolate cake on a pretty plate. Also had the banana pudding, which was totally forgettable, and the apple fritter that was the sorriest excuse for a dessert that I've ever seen. No filling. No sweetness. No flavor. The apples were sliced on top, like an afterthought. How is this place still in business and jam-packed? I'll never know. We will not be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is always personal experience from the check in to the seating!\n\nKermit is a great manager and host in the library and center room down stairs, he is amazing!\n\nThank you...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friend and I went to Buddakan before going to the ballet. We had a wonderful waitress and very attentive service except at times, it seemed like she was a little busy with her tables. \n\nFood was delicious. We didn't even end up ordering a entrees, just appetizers. They were all so delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An amazing dining experince! Don't miss this night out in NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was amazing. There is a great deal of personal care and attention. We arrived and waited at the bar to be seated. The hostess found us and escorted us to the table. The waiter was great and patient. He gave great recommendations for food. The food and experience was just amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful! Our waiter was great, the food superb, just a little loud but I am also not as young as I used to be!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing, everything was exceptional. The building was beautiful, service was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure. A bit of a 'scene', which I don't mind, but some may.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply the best Asian fusion food, service fantastic

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time and it was a great experience. We will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

this place is a must! fabulous food,incredible drinks,and the interior design is something to see.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food, service , ambiance were all top notch. Would repeat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very beautiful place, asian food ,fashion and comfortable!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm a vegetarian and there were hardly any choices at all. The items I did have and ordered tasted horrible. I left hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

perfect in every way \nthe service was outstanding as was the food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food and service was outstanding. Wonderful ambience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service accompanied by absolutely incredible food!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous ! Service excellent! Food unique and well put together (not heavy or fattening)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love this place. Always great. I am kind of annoyed at, despite having a reservation, they have you sit in the bar area to order a drink and pretend that your table is ready right after you order a drink.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

2 comments: Food was shared and we asked to have it brought out in a nicely paced way, but we got everything in two shifts which felt a bit rushed. I would have preferred a slower paced meal so we could linger and enjoy the meal. My other comment was that some items were incredible but other items were a bit bland such as eggplant side and lobster rice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan isn't inexpensive, but it's a wonderful, palate expanding experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved this place. Been here before but my BF hasn't. He loved every moment. Service was excellent and the food was outrageous.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Did not realise this was a nightclub venue. As a result music was way too loud when trying to eat your meal. We asked for it to be turned down. Waitress advised us to order a main course each, one main course would feed 2 people maybe 3 so lots of wasted food. Wine list was ridiculously priced with cheapest bottle around $70. All alcohol was way overpriced. Even with the high prices, our meal cost $440 for 4 people with no wine, the waitress suggested a minimum 18% tip which was a joke.\nOverall food was of good quality but wrong place for us and felt fleeced by the prices and the level of tip required.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service. A little too loud for conversation. Good location near Chelsea Market

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was awesome as always! Food was so delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome time and great vibes

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely loved Buddakan, slightly confusing when you wait to be seated. But otherwise fantastic.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

All style over substance. Annoyingly long wait for table, nearly 45 mins so they clearly over book. Was at point of walking out. \nFabulous waiter, so helpful. Was with my daughter and we had to shout at each other over the table. Food was only ok for the prices. Won't bother making a return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food overall was very tasty! The Scallops and the Oxtail dumplings were delicious!We really enjoyed the food and once we ordered we didn't wait long at all to be served. My only complaint would be that it is quite noisy in the whole restaurant. And our table for 2 was quite squished in between other tables so there was no privacy in anyone's conversation. As we were pretty much shoulder to shoulder with the tables on either side of us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I personally think that Buddakan is one of the (if not THE) most stunning restaurants in NYC. Done with great taste by one of the best decorators in the world, the food is exquisite and the service excellent. I just wish that the music was kept at a lower decibel -- customers would not have to yell and the experience would be that much more enjoyable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Didn't realize how big the place is, really wanted to be seated downstairs to admire the great height of ceilings and chandelier. We were upstairs in one of the cramped tables between people. Food was alright, I wouldn't order scallops - tastes cheap. The duck is a must have though. Music was terrible that night, sort of like a bad techno dance, was very loud/ hard to hold a conversation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply Marvelous..the ambiance is amazing if you are interested main dining room. The food is presented like from a magazine, though the portions are small, which is the usual for places like this. For those not looking to dine the bar area serves s light menu with and extensive cocktail menu

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is always FANTASTIC! \n\nAs well as the Espresso Martinis.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is by all far my preferred restaurant from all I have been in. \nI visited many times and never disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing, but was really impressed with the level of service we received.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan never fails to please. The food, as always, was outstanding, particularly the Black Cod, Crispy Shrimp and Tuna Rolls. In fact, everything was off-the-charts and perfectly prepared (the Black Cod was far from over-cooked...it was exquisite). There's nothing we had that was anything less than five-stars, and I cannot remember ever saying that about a restaurant. Service was of equal weighting, with great recommendations and the 'right' level of attention. I cannot recommend Buddakan more highly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been at the restaurant quite a few times now and it is never disappointing. Great food and great service. A bit pricey maybe to some people, but to me it is worth every penny. A little noisy at times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good dim sum and Chinese food like the ribs and the lamb.\nAlso the chow fun with lobster

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We weer seated in some sort of dark backroom which was far different in atmosphere vs the main room; dont let them put you there! Portions were way too big (for this type of resataurant) and werent worth what we've paid for. I'd recommend Fig and Klove instead.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was exceptional and the waitstaff was fantastic. It was a special birthday, and they totally surprised me in a really big way!\n\nI very much enjoyed our entire experience and look forward to returning.\n\nDr. Michael Mongno

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Really great food and atmosphere, will certainly go back again...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Buddakan! The staff is always extremely professional and Swift. I never have any complaints. The food is always amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My new favourite spot in NY! 10/10 - Fantastic food, location & service. Will be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My friends and I had a wonderful time for Chinese New Year's Brunch. This was our first time at Buddakan for this brunch. The interior design provided a perfect backdrop for a festive, but relaxing time. We loved the little touches like the tangerine with stem and green leaves at each place setting. \n\nThe starter from the chef was a cauliflower popper made with glutinous rice flour — soft on the inside, slightly crispy on the outside. Our group thought that this was the best.\n\nWe then had the King Crab and Lobster Shumai, Oxtail Dumplings, Tuna Sashimi and Pork Buns as our first course, all beautifully presented and all delicious, though we all thought the Pork Buns with glazed pork belly was especially tasty.\n\nThis was followed up with whole Peking Duck, Asian Greens and Longevity Noodles. The Asian Greens and Longevity Noodles were served at the same time, which was just right since they complemented each other and both dishes were very tasty.\n\nThe Peking duck came with small pancakes, shredded scallions, slivered cucumbers and plum sauce. We finished every last drop of the whole duck. A nice little touch was the service person bringing additional hot pancakes and accompaniments when were were close to running out.\n\nEven though we were stuffed we managed to share two desserts, plus we received another from the chef for the new year in the shape of a rooster. The bird's nest with coconut rice pudding and mango ice was amazing and looked like a poached egg, very creative. \n\nWe had a dry Riesling that was very good, well priced, excellent with what we ordered, and recommended by our service person, Shannon.\n\nThe service was excellent. Shannon and her team worked together well and the service was well-timed; we never felt rushed but we never had to wait. They were all very well-trained.\n\nThe Lion Dancing was a lot of fun; they played up to all of us, especially the children.\n\nWE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK FOR NEXT NEW YEAR'S BUT, FOR SURE, BEFORE THEN TOO!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a fabulous night - high energy, super fun vibe and all around decadent atmosphere and scene - imaginative and outstanding family style cuisine, polished, polite, friendly and uber-attentive service, and the mixologists (of both the drinks and the music) really know what they're doing here. Only one caveat - the music volume is crazy loud to the point you can't quite hear the person sitting right next to you. Just a decibel or two down would render this experience free of any imaginable flaw (oh and yes I think you need to add more restrooms since the place seems to seat as many people as Yankee Stadium). Can't wait to come back and celebrate something, or nothing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I brought my wife to Buddakan to celebrate her birthday - Impressive setting, food was excellent. Staff were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Would go there again in a heart beat!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place! We have never been dissatisfied.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is great..... except you need to manage the waiters with your ordering... We ordered several (4) dim sum & app's plus some chinese fried rice and the stuff ALL showed up with in a couple of minutes of each, forcing a feeding fest rather than a dining experience. I learned my lesson.... you need to manage them rather than the other way around... Still the place is banging!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing from start to finish. Our server was the absolute correct amount of attentive and offered a-plus suggestions.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, much better than we ever expected. I did not find the ambiance very condusive to my taste. Blasting music was too disruptive for conversations. Too many rich young Asian hipsters who are constantly on the cell phones instead of talking to each other throughout the entire dinner. I wish there was a take out service from this restaurant as the food is so good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My third or fourth visit to NYC and have dined in philly as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best meals we've ever eaten!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated anniversary with total of 9 people. Food was terrific. Although generally very noisy, we had a quieter location. Only issue was overwhelming amount of really good food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Food-- Great Place. Love Budakhan !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a good time here, food is great once you know what's good (edamame dumplings etc). They can forget about you a bit when it's busy (in terms of service).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the second time I have visited Buddakan and it was not a disappointment. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Delicious food and wonderful cocktails and wine. Our server was very friendly and knew the menu very well. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant is a must-eat place if you are living or visiting in New York. I was visiting at the time, and a friend had told me to try this restaurant. From the second we arrived from the second we left, nothing was short of amazing. The food was to die for, and the service was impeccable. The space is grand and rich, I would love to have a party here if I lived in New York! Thanks for the great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a fantastic time at Buddakan. I will certainly recommend it to my friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best food experience ever hands down

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good for a date night out. Well put together ambiance. A little hard to have a conversation but lots of eye candy decor. Food was very good and unique.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super cool Manager Joe, is pretty much the bomb. Love the guy and the food. When in NYC, go HERE.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service was impeccable only downsides were noise and a lack of ambience due to the overcrowding, the dim sum though more than compensates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service are always great. The cocktails are also fabulous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A visit to NYC means a night at Buddakan. I look forward to it every trip. The edamame dumplings and pork buns are an absolute must have. Smooth, silky , spicy and oh so tasty.\nI like that most things are served so that everyone at the table can have a taste. The ambiance is also a favorite of mine. From the moment I walk in the door I know the next few hours are going to be a slice of food Heaven.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here several times over the years. The food is consistently good. The atmosphere is entertaining also. We ordered the pork buns, chow fun and a bunch of other small bites. Everything was delicious as usual.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome. A great place to eat. My wife love the ambiance and food. She wants to have our wedding party here. Very beautiful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food really is outstanding! Dim Sum tasting for two I definately recommend and the Black pepper beef were from anoteer planet! Looking forward to eating here again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restaurant but to much noisy and that makes it unconfortable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants we've ever been to. A must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible experience while visiting in NYC for the weekend. It was a little louder than you might prefer but the good and overall ambiance outweigh any negative. The waitress recommended the edemame dumplings and pork belly rolls. They were unbelievable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a great find and place to go for an intimate setting with friends or a loved one.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

this has to be one of my wife and myself favriote restaurants we always have a great\nmeal and service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an amazing time, great food and atmosphere. The service was good, not too close and nudging, but just at the right proximity. Food was amazing. \nThe only thing is that we brought our own wine and were told on the phone there's a corkage fee of 25$ per bottle and we were charged 35$ per bottle. The moment we told the waitress, this was fixed, but still we didn't like this. The bill was so long someone else would not have noticed.\nStill an overwhelming experience at this great place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We got oxtail dumplings, cauliflower lollipops, duck salad, filet, kung pao monkfish, and broccoli. The food comes in shareable portions. Our service was excellent and the food was amazing. Of course it's expensive and trendy but that's exactly what I was looking for--something special for a night out with my man! Would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love this place - food is always amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had high expectations and was a bit disappointed. Thai food was great but not fantastic, service was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service! Helped us choose from the menu and it was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service, in a great atmospheric restaurant, large interior yet it felt intimate and ambient.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambience and amazing food. This place is obviously the place to be seen, stylish decor and fabulous menu. Waitress was very friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great staff and awesome waiter. Gave us excellent menu tips that helped us achieve a 'just right' amount of food. This included the party favorite oxtail dumplings that we may not have ordered without his recommendation. We opted for mostly dim sum and small plates with a couple of main dishes and were served as they were ready. Food flowed, drinks were refreshed promptly, and the evening was lively. It's still very popular and packed but we lucked out in a corner booth. Extra nice touch: when asked about charging a low battery phone, a hostess appeared in minutes to take it back to the main desk to charge it for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great, vibrant and live place, fashionable, popular, but still cozy, good food, service and hive atmosphere.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Terrible service ar the reception and waiting att the bar. Confused, slow and not prestative at all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was pretty good. The dessert was my favorite part of the meal. The building was beautiful, but the food was just pretty good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good experience, but not as great as last time. I brought my niece here for a special treat for her birthday. We had an early reservation (5:45pm), and although the restaurant was empty, they had us wait in the bar for 10-12 minutes to be seated. This is always the case, I assume so they can sell you drinks while you wait.\nWe were not sat in the main room, but in the library, which was empty except for us. People were setting up for an event in there while we ate (2 large televisions, bartenders setting up, etc.) Initially we had good service, but about 1/2 way through we were left on our own and had trouble getting attention to pay our bill, despite there being at least 8 staff in the room. We felt in the way and not the special setting I had hoped for. The food was good, but not as amazing as I remembered. I still love the edamame dumplings, although pricey at $19 for 6 dumplings, they were delicious. The monkfish was also good, but fairly basic fried fish with a sweet chili sauce. The peking duck fried rice was good, but there was very little duck in it and it was a bit dry. We ended with a banana pudding dessert which is presented in a trendy bowl that it tipped on an angle. Since the dessert is completely deconstructed in components, it is hard to mix without it winding up outside of the bowl.\nOverall I was disappointed with the experience, but will be open to giving it another try in the future and considering this an off experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've always come to Buddakan every time I am in New York and I used to love it. This time was a little bit different. Service was lacking. Bottle service wasn't good. I was trying to chase my waitress to take care of my empty champagne glass. Wake up! I will give you another chance. The last one.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation for 2 on a Sunday night at 9:30. We waited for one hour!!! to be seated. When they told us that the table was ready we found out that it was not and had to wait for another 10 minutes. After that nothing really mattered. No discount or complimentary dessert etc, only apologies\nFood ok cocktails ok. But if I knew I will wait for 70 minutes I will definitely choose something else. Not recommended, it is not so cool after all.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I guess when we arrived our reservation was 'bought out'. Came to visit from Los Angeles. Service is horrible. Manager tries to be helpful but cannot accommodate. Never again. What a shame from what this restaurant has become. It was much better a couple years ago. Maybe change the manager.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a reservation for 7:30pm. Was not seated until 8:45pm. Once seated, food was delicious

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was delicious and romantic

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waitress knew literally nothing about the menu and was so rude. When my boyfriend and I were asking questions she was giving attitude. We have been here before and were asking her about the meal we had gotten last time and she told us she knew what we were talking about until we received the food and the dish was wrong and terrible. The food was so basic and too expensive for what was received.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner here was nothing short of amazing ! Make sure you sit in the main dining room downstairs if you can ( we asked to be moved there as it was a special occasion and they very generously accommodated our request - thank you !) . The decor and food are exceptional and our waiter was wonderful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious dishes and quick services

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing and the service outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went out with my wife for a date night. It was great experience and the restaurants decor was outstanding. The food was very good and atmosphere was amazing. Will go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing. Especially the oxtail dumplings and crying chocolate!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was unreal. Wine expensive but tasty of course. Overall loved and will be back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super good fusion food at reasonable prices. Presentation and service was great b

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great date night

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure to be at Buddakan! It's truly my favorite restaurant the menu is full of amazing options with great taste . My go to dish is Lamb Med rare w/ duck fried rice !!! I'll be back soon the staff is extremely knowledgeable about the menu professional and polite . I can go on and on it's a must on my list at least once a month on open table I RSVP

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Ambiance, food, and service. What more can you expect.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was pur First Visite on mondän.....and we Comeback today( thursday) with more than 10000 Restaurants in NY . What Else to say: they are outstanding. Try The duck Ort peppered Beer, all is AAA... Go and find das out you will Love it

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for an anniversary dinner. The food was great, cozy enough without feeling alone. And the music was just right. Will go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic restaurant! Meals are share type so the more people you have the more delicious meals you get to try ... lovely staff and food is amazing !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect set-up - perfect food - great service - nothing to add - a great recommendation

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

did not live up to expectation, especially having spent the previous night's dinner at Tao

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place with friendly and careful staff. Would recommend it to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Asian fusion restaurant. My husband and I loved everything order. The service was also fantastic. We found this restaurant to be well priced for it's value and ambience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my husband and my go to place for a nice dinner out on the town and the food and service never disappoints!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I recently enjoyed dinner here with five girlfriends. We were visiting from San Diego and the restaurant was highly recommended to us. Not only was the food amazing, so was the service. My girlfriend is pregnant and when informing the employees that our friend was experiencing some sickness, within minutes they brought a spread of anti-nausea foods to accommodate our friend. I appreciate them going above and beyond.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service is excellent. It's just too dark for me, honestly. Not in the main room nor in every room- but it just seems like the darkness in the bar and some parts of the restaurant is too much. \nThe food is amazing, though. As is the service. I've been here 3 times and would come again but if it were a party occasion would only come if I were in the main room. Maybe a cozy romantic dinner might forgive the darkness.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best thing about this restaurant is the decor and ambiance. Hostesses at the front door were not overly friendly. I had asked to have our family of 3 seated in the main dining hall on the first floor and arrived early in the evening, so the place was still fairly empty. We were told that those tables were all booked and were led to a second floor table (which was OK). Meanwhile, I noted that another group who came after us were initially placed on the second floor as we were, but a few minutes later, they were moved to the main floor. Obviously, the main floor was not all 'booked' as the hostesses had informed us earlier.\nRegardless, the food was OK and probably overpriced. We had been here before, but this time, the shortribs (main course) were too salty with too much sauce. Among the appetizers, the crab shumai was also too salty. The best appetizers were the shrimp dim sum and the pork belly in bun.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impressive space, excellent service, delicious cuisine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is always a great spot to go to for the atmosphere but the food was lacking. Kind of disappointed over sauced and not what I would have expected

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food, great service. Had dim sum sampler to start, duck for main course with cauliflower and pan fried noodles with prawns as sides. Everything was fresh and extremely tasty. Service was fabulous, with knowledgeable servers. Thanks for the special evening!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

A mediocre restaurant which is overpriced. The restaurant feels like a club and is chaotic.\n\nTerrible restaurant. \nWe booked a table for Buddakan as we'd heard rave reviews about the restaurant. Upon arrival we were asked if we wanted to hang our coats up, we then looked at the queue and realised by the time we got to the front our booking would be over. We were then advised to go to the bar and someone would take us to our table. The bar was chaotic and packed and we'd not been given anything to let us know how long our table would be etc. We waited for another 15 minutes (at this time it was 25 minutes after our booking). As you can imagine I was incredibly frustrated at this point so asked one of the waitresses when our table would be ready, she then advised that she'd been looking for us for 10 minutes however we'd been sitting at the bar as requested. At that point we realised that she only had a surname to go by, how on earth is a waitress going to know who out of the 50 people at the bar is us. We then got seated at the table and the meal was incredibly rushed, the service was average and the food was not worth going back to. \n\nThe restaurant is expensive and busy, I went with my boyfriend and it just isn't the right restaurant to go to if you want to have a conversation because you can't hear each other over the music. \n\nI would not recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We celebrated my girlfriend's birthday and ordered many dishes as each dish is served to the whole table. Plenty of time to digest each portion and each portion far exceeded our expectations. The meat and shrimp and their individual flavors melt in your mouth. Each portion was perfectly sized and plenty to go around for the seven of us. The service was impeccable. The music was modern and it fit well with the ambience. I would certainly recommend it to others and I am certainly going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second year in a row for a Christmas Eve dinner in NYC, and it did not disappoint, in fact surpassed our already high expectations. Hope to be there next year too. Thank you!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food! Small portions. When they tell a family of 4 to order 4 entrees and two sides, do it!!! Excellent foood!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was great but foods were salty... they have great interiors. However their foods cant afford the atmosphere and the interior of the restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our impression is 'very good'! Excellent service, great decor, very tasty food and perfect wine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

never disappoints , cauliflower app was creamy cheese ball , rock shrimp is staple , tried the scallion pancake was so so . Dim sum always gr8 , duck salad , filet of beef , noodles with veggie , crab fried rice ! desert crying chocolate

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I would give food a 5 star but I was high disappointed that my favorite dessert was removed from the menu... the almond bread pudding, the best dessert I've ever tried. I asked the waiter and he said I was not the only one disappointed about this change and that he believes they replaced it for the holiday season only and now they offer a similar version but with pumpkin. I gave the pumpkin pudding a try but it does not even come close. On my next reservation I will make sure I inquire about the dessert menu before I make my way there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We did the sampler dim sum and that was good. We also had chow Fung and braised beef, they were too salty. Nice experience but wouldn't come again. Drinks are too expensive here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service! Nothing too much trouble and the food was fabulous. Cocktails also good! Great value for what we had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was one of the best meals I have had, not just in New York but in the world. Up there with the rock pool, aria and Nobu's of the world

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my third time to have a dinner at Buddakan and I always enjoy their meal and the mixed culture atmosphere. However, we had an unpleasant experience this time. A few hall stuff kept asking us whether they can get the dishes away constantly although there are still some food left and we were just enjoying our dinner there instead of eating the food like Chinese take-out. I understand that if the place was crowded but it was filled up for 20% due to an early dinner. \n\nThanks to the rushed service, we ended up leaving the place in one hour.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing as always! Mouthwatering food and awesome vibe. We always come to Buddakan when we are in NYC. A must stop!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food was amazing! I was celebrating my gf 30th Birthday

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restaurant - were from Australia and were recommended to go there... wish we had one back home - we would be there for special occassions all the time!! Highly recommend it for a beautiful dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was our first time going to Buddakan. We went for my boyfriend's birthday and right after we checked in, they instantly wished him a happy birthday. The host asked if the table placement was okay before she sat us which I really appreciated since we wanted a nice quiet dinner. The drinks were amazing and the server was always checking in. I would highly recommend! Very pricey but def worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambience and fun restaurant - good for groups and special occasions in a beautiful, cool setting with creative dishes and drinks. Dim sum, appetizers and desserts best choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An amazing experience, delicious food and incredibly helpful staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You are paying for excellent service and overall experience. Very nice decor and modern feel. I will definitely recommend this place to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

New Years Eve night, the ambience was right for the occasion as well as the food was excellent. Going back for my birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous food in amazing settings. \nSitting in my all time top 3 restaurants for sure and I travel worldwide with work too. \nSuch a nice welcoming too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I are here during our visit to NY. We were recommended by a close family friend who lived here for a couple years. The food is delicious though we felt it was a tad over priced. We actually ordered too much and could have done less but overall great atmosphere and food :-)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing amazing!! Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Definitely about the experience of eating amazing food like a beef filet that melts in your mouth. The sides are fairly large so if you have a table with smaller appetites don't feel pressured to order more than two sides if you have three people! Definitely a defining stop on our trip to NYC for NYE.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too noisy.\nFood was good but not espectacular. We expected more of an Asian influence than fusion

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent restaurant. I strongly recommend the Mongolian lamb chops they were really good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Chinese/Fusion restaurant with cool decor and music. I spilled my drink (a negroni) and the staff replaced it for me - no questions asked. Great service and help with the menu. Not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for here - excellent food and service in a unique and fun ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good but not a huge departure from traditional Chinese quisine. Ambience experience is vastly different for diners depending on where you are seated. This is a problem. You feel like a second rate diner compared to those seated downstairs yet you pay the same.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good food inside a beautiful restaurant. Service was very efficient even though the restaurant was really busy, which made it unfortunately very noisy\nGo there for good modernised Chinese food but not for a romantic diner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

breathtaking ambience! really good dumplings for good value for money!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my favourite restaurant. Whenevere I am in Ny I makes sure I pay Buddakan a visit.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very disappointing... Went New Years Day and the food was terrible.,, nothing great! Was there in Oct with a party of 9 celebrating a birthday. Did the tasting menu and it was wonderful! Even Kevin, our server was perfection! I'm attributing the mediocre food and service to the day after NY Eve and maybe a skeleton crew was working. Really no excuse at those prices. Will I go back? It'll b awhile

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Venue. The overall style and ambience created could not be faulted \n\nInitially asked to go to the bar whilst the table was being prepared. After we ordered a drink an employee come over and let us know the table was ready. He asked if the drinks were paid for, to which they weren't, however I simply asked for them to be added to the bill. Apparently they can't do this, so we had to awkwardly stand with the waiter at the bar for ten minutes to get our cheque and pay before we could go to the table. To be honest, I was on the verge of walking out. Absolutely embarrassing efforts on Buddakans behalf\n\nWe were finally seated. The layout, design, music and overall atmosphere could not be faulted. The waiter was really pleasant, gave recommendations and so forth, however messed the order up twice. We asked for a bottle of Rose, to which he sent a bottle of Red. Then following on, we asked for Peking Duck RICE with our main, to which he bought out a whole Peking duck and pancakes, which we had to send back. We finally finished our main course and they decided to bring the rice, however we told them it was not wanted this late and returned it \n\nWe are huge foodies, having eaten at some of the top restaurants around the world, paying considerable money for some meals. The actual food quality and value for money could not be faulted, however service levels were just absolutely hopeless, which ruined the overall experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was fiance's birthday & New Year's Day! The vibe is very sexy, chic, New York! The place was packed & even tho we were late for our reservation they seated is quickly. Our server was awesome & the food was really good! I highly recommend the crispy chili shrimp appetizer, the sizzling pepper beef entree & the sticky crab rice (best side dish ever)! They even remembered my note I left on opentable celebrating his birthday & presented his dessert all done up with a birthday wish & candle. Great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing! Over all one of my top favorites! I've been here several times, I got my usual pork buns and oxtail dumplings, that are to die for. The lobster fried rice is soooo good. I tried the poem sausage lo mein and was incredibly impressed. Honestly there's never been a time I haven't enjoyed myself or meal at this great location. If I can give them 10 stars instead of 5 I would.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My girlfriend and I had a wonderfull time. We were there to celebrate the new year. The food was excellent and the Veuve Cliquot also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere.\nOne of the best restaurants in NYC ;-)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The cauliflower lolliepops were unique, pork bellie buns were nice too - service was the best we recieve in our vist to NYC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous restaurant but not overly festive for the New Years Eve celebrations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great New Year's Eve food and service is brilliant would definitely go again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Prrfect food. Chili rock shrimp is a must to start with. Spicy Kung Pao Monkfish is perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed our dinner and lower level table location. Peking duck, crispy shrimp, edamame dumplings and spring rolls all good choices!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Once again a great meal. Always friendly service and great food and cocktails. Can't go wrong here

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food but completely crazy how they pack people in like sardines. We actually got asked to move our table closer to the couple next to us to make room for a table where no one was sitting. So they had us sit on top of another couple to make room for an empty table. Makes no sense. Won't make a reservation anytime soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Eat here quite a bit....every time seems to get better, service is outstanding, food is outstanding....love it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome venue - our waiter Joseph was excellent, his food and wine recommendations were great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I always want to love buddakhan. The space is amazing. Drinks very inspired and fun cocktail area. Food, meh. Overall fun but work on the menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went as a family. We all loved the food a dambiance and our awesome waitress Kristin the dancer from AZ. She was so helpful, proactive and enthusiastic. Even our tired 9 year old had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing outstanding magnificent ... best restaurant in the world

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my first visit to Buddakan. The place is really beautiful. Food and service were exceptional. The General Tso's dumplings were my favorite along with vegetable fried rice. The ambiance was exquisite and that made the evening more wonderful. Thank you for such a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in New York for Christmas booked based on reviews on OpenTable. We also found out that our hotel concierge recommended Buddakan and it did not disappoint! Absolutely amazing food, friendly and efficient staff. We started with the Dim Sum for Two. The tuna tartare spring rolls are *fabulous* - very creative and not your typical tuna tartare! Surprisingly, the Carrot Dumplings are also very good (and vegan!). Spring rolls were very good as well. The Sesame Shrimp Toast was my least favorite and the Spare Ribs are a bit too smoked (and we're from the south where we love our ribs), but they were falling off the bone. \n\nI had a Monkey 47 Gin martini and it was awesome. We split the Peking Duck for dinner - and we were glad we did as we had leftovers! It was to die for! Nice, crispy skin with all the fixings. It added up to a great dining experience and we will definitely be back on our next trip to NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to have Asian cuisine! Loved the atmosphere, trendy, dark/romantic and good was delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We arrived late for our reservation, they were very nice about it and sat us in about 15 minutes. We had ordered drinks at the bar and they brought them to our table, no paying a separate bill and dealing with a bunch of details in order to move.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was too dry overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible meal! Absolute highlight! Recommend this restaurant to all! Very stylish too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We Come to NY a few times a year Buddskan is always one of the restaurants we enjoy we also frequent several of the Steven Starr chain. Look forward to returning.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Been there many times and usually the food is top quality. This last time one entree came out early and the two other dishes over 15 mins later. Almost seems like they forgot the order. The first dish was not all that hot when it came out so you can imagine how cold it was by the time the other two dishes came. Not fully satisfied about that. But the food was delicious nonetheless.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dim sum, and noodles were wonderfully balanced and seasoned. We were a bit disappointed with the broken chili chicken however. Good sauce, but pretty mediocre chicken dish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Elevated dining experience

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love it but i went in a bad timing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and wait staff - this was our fourth visit and we will definitely be back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in New York from Australia for our honeymoon and a friend recommended Buddakan and it did not disappoint!! Absolutely amazing food, friendly and efficient staff, creative and tasty cocktails and wine..all up a great dining experience and we will definitely be back on our next trip to NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excelent food, great place to dine with family or friends.\nSometimes service is slow but is got to do with quality, they don't speed things if quality is at stake.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beyond expectations

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good! It was amazing !

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The first glance was impressing. The decor and atmosphere outstanding. No doubt about it.\nHowever, after being there for 10 minutes, we concentrated on the food and the company. The food was not as good as you could expect from the high prices, and there were so noisy that we had problems to conversate. The background music (not live music) was to loud as you hardly could call it 'background'. It would be enough to just go there and take a dring in the bar, and take a sightseeing tour into the nice part of the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My family and I love the food. We appreciate that you take special care to accommodate people with allergies. The service is excellent. It is always a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We choose Buddakan for our Christmas dinner and I have to say it did not disappoint. Every bit was mouth watering for each member of the family and our children wanted to dine there again the next night. Our server was attentive and respectful, he explained how the menu worked and suggested quantities for us. Which we did and it was perfect. I can not say enough how wonderful this experience was. Thank you for making our Christmas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a great experience to eat here. The waiters are very nice. The food is very delicious. And the restaurant is very elegant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place was beautiful, staff were fantastic but the noise level was extremely high. Next we will be asked to seat with just tables of 2 as larger parties are just too noisy, had to leave early because of this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, so quick and service was great. Would definitely go back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Definitely recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Such a large menu, must go back to try more! Don't over order because serving sizes are larger than expected for such a fine restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food, perfectly cooked. Service was good. Ambiance was dark but what you would expect from meat packing district. Tuna tartare spring rolls are my new favorite

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food, great atmosphere, trendy and a must have dining experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb waitress. Handled a needy three generation table with the perfect balance of patience and personality.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. Good menu all tasted awsome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our 4th visit to this fine establishment and yet again it delivered! Food, staff, ambience and overall experience is outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is well worth a visit. The food is spectacular, as is the interior.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff immediately greeted us, took our coats and escorted us to our table. The ambiance was amazing. Once to our table our waitress sucked. She was entirely too busy. We sat for 30 mins before she took drink orders. Then another 30 before we even seen her again. Aside for us being sat in the bust section the place was gorgeous. The food was delicious. Will definitely come back again and hope that I can get a waitress that can multi task.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not as good as we expected. Great decor, very good service, but the food was good but not great. The dim sum and king crab appetizers were the highlights. Pepper steak was not good, the short ribs was good and the noodles and mushrooms were excellent, lomein was underwhelming. The chocolate dessert had my guests scraping the chocolate off the plate to get every morsel.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice ambience, service was friendly and reactive, the food was tasteful and we enjoyed our experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome food !!!!\nOutstanding service\nOutstanding Cocktails

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakhan is attached to Chelsea Market but you have to enter from their own entrance. Walking into Buddakhan feels like walking into an exclusive club. Very dark but beautiful once your eyes adjust. They have various rooms that have their own vibe. On our initial Open Table Reservation we asked to be seated in the Grand Hall but when we arrived we were told all the seats were already claimed in the Grand Hall. We are in the city often so we decided to cancel our reservation and dine on another night when there would be seats available in the area we wanted to sit. They asked us to wait and they were able to find available seats. Our waitress was EXCELLENT, personable and offered some nice recommendations. The wine list is expensive, starting off at about $52 a bottle of wine. The food menu is mostly a la carte. Three of us were dining and we ordered three appetizers (tuna tartare, oxtails dumplings, chicken dumplings) and three main dishes (scallops w/beef, Lamb Chops, Short Ribs), plus two side dishes consisting of rice and a dish of noodles. We shared in the dishes and our favorite dishes were tuna tartare appetizer, Lamb Chops and the Short Ribs. All the food was delicious. Portions size are average. Overall we loved our dining experience because of the ambience, the service and the food. Food and drinks are expensive, but worth trying out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food ,Service ,Ambiance &Waiters are excellent .I loved there drinks the Alaskan cod An Rock shrimp to die for .I will definitely be going back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the Atmosphere and the food. 2-thumbs up. The service was great as well and I will be coming back for dining asap. simply one of my new Favorite restaurants to eat at in the Meatpacking District.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome vibe and great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a group of eight that went here to celebrate my Nephews 21 Birthday. We did the tasting menu and it was great. The server and chef were wonderful when they were able to adjust the dishes or recommend changes in dishes to meet the food allergies of my Brother in law. One dish that they changed from the tasting menu that was amazing was the tuna spring roll. Other evening favorites were the Black cod and the bread pudding for dessert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and experience is always amazing. Staff is polite and experienced. Love This Place!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant! The food was excellent! Loved this restaurant, we are definitely going to come back when we are in NYC👍🏼

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A memorable experience. Food and service was exceptional! I will definitely be recommending to any friends visiting NYC

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Spectacular food and even better service. Not our first time and we'll be back soon. Magnifique!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great venue serving excellent food. Our waitress was friendly, well informed of the menu and made us feel comfortable. The venue is dramatic with a busy vibrant bar, which proved a challenge when our greeter tried to locate us to take us to the table. Good choice of food with delicious puddings.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous concept and design and decor, incredibly tasting food and master-class service by Ryan. A truly memorable experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and such a beautiful atmosphere and setting... just such a cool place to dine 👌🏼

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent place and attention at the maximum level

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is amazing. A sultry, Asian appeal with delectable food to share. Definitely a must do in NYC. :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This dinner was the best on our weekend in NY, this is value for money👌

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our friends characterized it as a Helen Keller meal: We could not hear (music was way too loud throughout the establishment) and we could not see (lighting was inadequate to even read the menu). Excellent food, good service, but the Buddakan experience has disappointed in our last two visits. NOT the place for a quiet dinner or even a decent conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere was great. Food was very good. We waited an additional 30 minutes for our second dish which was frustrating. All of the tables around us kept getting food and we got nothing. The manager was made aware and didn't even come to the table to apologize. The situation could've been handled better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and amazing food! Visiting from the UK therefore an expensive option due to the weakexchange rate but thisisnot the restaurant's fault. Would come again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience, cool decor and great vibe. Add mind blowing food to that and it's great night out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is such a fantastic restaurant and is our go to place when we celebrate special occasions in NYC. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and brilliant customer service. We love the place!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan was an amazing dining experience, if you’re going to be in the area it is worth visiting. Ordered the crispy quail and dim sum tasting for two as an appetizer. The quail was cooked to perfection, moist with just the right amount of crispiness on the outside. The dim sum tasting for two provided just the right amount of diverse sampling, with each item offering its own unique taste. For the main dish the lobster fried rice and whole peking duck was ordered, the duck was also cooked to perfection with the skin adding a sweet finish. The rice had just the right balance of saffron and basil. The flavors of each dish from beginning to end complimented one another, while also standing out on its own. The staff were very professional and provided excellent service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been a dozen times over the years and love this place but the food has taken a major downturn! Food was always great but something has changed in the kitchen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything but the temperature was perfect. It was extremely cold, however the service was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fantastic, and our server, Ben, was top notch - guiding us to great selections from the food and wine menus.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Usually a wait of up to 30mins even if you've booked a table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Edamame dumplings were to die for. Pork pan fried dumplings good as well. Blackened Atlantic cod was the best in my book for the main dish!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time experience did not disappoint. Ryan, our server, was excellent. He guided us on how we could start our adventure. Selecting from several appetizers and sharing the main course. It was perfect; even saving enough room for dessert. The king crab & lobster shu along with the tuna tartare spring rolls (part of the dim sum tasting for 2) were amazing! The service was exceptional and the food was delicious...Oh, and the ambiance was right up there, loved the music and unique vibe. Overall, it was a great night at Buddakan. Cheers!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a nice place but it's to touristi service was not very good and the quality of food is average. We expected more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abso-freaking-lately amazing!!! I would just ask for an extra light switch for those of us who like a little bit more light in the bathroom lol.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best restaurant in the world is clearly Kontiki in Sibiu , România. Buddakan NY is a close second .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

awesome must go!! lamb chops are amazing, lobster fried rice and lobster and king crab shumai, run to this place, its great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, spectacular service. A little on the touristy side which diminishes the crowd but perhaps that's more the case since we went there close to x-mas time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb food, very plentiful, beautifully presented, with excellent/doting service in lovely setting. Very expensive but much more value than comparably priced restaurants like Hakkasan.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We first went to Buddakan in Atlantic city. IT WAS AWESOME. Buddakan NY not so much. Everything was really good until we got seated and our server was id like to say not in her best day. It just goes to show how important servers are in the competitive dining industry

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoyed the deluxe drinks and that the executive chefs were listed on the menu. A special birthday soy ice cream with toasted bed of corn and a Happy Birthday sugar wafer was exquisite and unexpected - like a small bit of magic after realizing that our next president may get us in trouble. A real treat for tummy and soul! Great looking space and bathroom.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere and although we were with our 9 year old he did not find it intimidating

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wait time long despite having reservations for a table of 2 at 11 pm. Host was more jnterested that we stay at the bar while a party of 4 without reservations strong armed the manager for immediate seating.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous & sophisticated venue, unless your in the main room it is quite dark. \nDon't go if you are on a budget as price watching will spoil the atmosphere xxx

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was awesome and service great!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience, fine restaurant, good Asian food. Great interior design. Well organised. The only thing is that it is rather dark in the restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Food was great and the place is amazing which might (unfortunately) explain the rather poor service for the price. The waiter upstairs (serving cocktails at the tables) was lovely, so was the one taking orders downstairs. However the service was poor: at the welcome desk, clients could be treated with more consideration. Downstairs, the service was not good with the second waiter hitting the plate with the spoon; expected more.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Visited with my mom and had the tuna tartare spring rolls, black pepper beef, black bean scallops, and lobster rice. That was some of the best food I've ever had in my life. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of it. I wish we had tried some dumplings because the people around us had them and they looked delicious. Our waitress, I wish I knew her name, was amazing and gave great explanations of the menu and great recommendations. She suggested the pistachio dessert or the pumpkin bread pudding. Both sounded amazing but we tried the pistachio and it was really good. Different than anything I've had before. Make sure you scoop all the way to the bottom and get all the flavor a hidden under the pistachio and chocolate ice creams. This was a wonderful experience and I'd LOVE to go back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Put in back room with very little ambience...Food is good but quid honestly over priced & over rated.\n\nHave been many times in the past & to me it;s losing its luster.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very consistent quality of food and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious aisian food in a super fancy location!\nAnd very attentive service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Budakkan! I try to visit a few times a year. I love that the menu changes from time to time...so it's always something to look forward to. Beautiful facility, great food and wonderful service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The wait for our table was short, the waitress very kind and very professional. The food was good (however the 'rib' dish was in my view too rich and heavy). Noisy but we expected it. We'll go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very sex and the city. Loving it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

You could walk right past the restaurant and never know it but once inside it's nirvana!\nMake sure you take a glimpse at the many dining rooms ...each different each fantastic...like a movie set. Once you get over the scene order lots of different plates for sharing...it's all perfection! One of my very favorite places to go...Buddakhan!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love love love the food is so delicious..The staff was great .we are definitely planning to come back very soon.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible place and food!!! Absolutely recommended

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing the best meal we had in New York 👌🏼

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a fabulous dinner, amazing food! Our server was very attentive and friendly and knew the menu very well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything perfect..location, food, service..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant Ultimate New York City experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent as usual. Between the food and atmosphere, it is my favorite.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A special place for a special event. If you come in NY you can't forget to come here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding experience. Food was delicious. Will definitely dine here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grown. Sexy. Romantic. Chic!\n& the food was incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely place, Great food, Nice people \nBit of noise

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and overall dining experience. Particularly loved the Alaskan black Cod and Chocolate Coconut Ganache.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan was a great place for a girls night out with family including my 18 year old niece celebrating her birthday. She liked the 'clubby' vibe with the music-just a little loud but not too crazy. Our waitress suggested the tasting menu-we ordered the first one and we all enjoyed it. Everything was really delicious-such great flavors! And so much of it!Service was great also

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great time, great experience. Waitress was fabulous!! She was knowledgeable about the menu and helpful in deciding!! Loved all of her suggestions!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the second we walked in the door we were impressed with the staff and the look of the restaurant. We checked in and were told we should wait in the lounge. From the lounge you could see the main dining room which was amazing. Big chandeliers hang over a long table that was great for large parities and the centerpiece for the main dinning room. There was a work event happening behind us but you won't have noticed because the environment was setup to handle it. You have to walk down a very long staircase into the restaurant and it is beautiful. The server came right over and explained the menu in great detail. She made recommendations on food and let us know what would be good for a party our size. It was on point and each recommendation was perfect. Then the food came and from the first course to the last course it was perfect. They time the food so that you have time to enjoy each meal. You don't feel rushed. Our server checked on us often but not to the point where it was annoying. The edamame dumplings are out of this world. They are must. One of the other things we ordered was the short rids. They were fall apart and the noodles and mushrooms that came with them was amazing. The restaurant was clean, fun and a great time for a weekend with the girls or a date night. It was high end but not stuffy. I had read some other reviews that said it was noisy and hard to talk but we did not find that at all. We were able to carry on conversations and never felt that we had to yell to hear each other. All of the services go above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience. Lastly, the manager stopped over to see how everything was and she was very friendly. She ensured that we were happy and that we didn't need anything. I found the entire experience to be amazing and I would recommend this restaurant to family member, friends and coworkers that make there way to New York. Nothing negative to say about this place. I will be back when I travel to the city again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great fun, and excellent food. Worth checking out if visiting New York

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service would have been rated higher if we didn't feel rushed with dinner. We were prepared to order tapas for two and our wine and then main course after we had the tapas. We expressly said we had time (ie no evening plans) yet the waitress suggested we order everything immediately and we felt like everything came out without a second to breathe between courses. Our plans were to relax over a nice meal...and while the food was delicious, we did not really achieve the 'relaxed'part of our dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the atmoshere and the vibe of this place is great. Food and coctails amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is very nice, the atmosphere and the decor very special. The food is exquisite and the service perfect. It was a very special evening for us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A total amazing recommendation given to us for our first time to Buddakan! Everything you want in one place for a brilliant meal, superb personal waiter, class surroundings and overall just superb! We will definitely be back that's for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place the decoration is amazing and the ambience really welcoming. I planned my engagement dinner in this restaurant and I don't regret it. Awesome food, drinks and service made a great experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is amazing and the food too. The central room is the best but is hard to have a table there. We didn't like our waiteress though..she was always pushing us to have more food and drinks while we were more than fine! She has suggested much more food than needed but we didn't follow her advise! Good choice! It's expensive as expected given the location and the spot!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

For our occasion we found Buddakan to be very dark, noisy and cold. We needed to keep our coats on throughout the meal and could not really hear each other. The food was good and the room looks amazing but it felt more a place to be seen than to enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Officially now my favorite restaurant in NYC. My boyfriend and I went for my birthday on a Friday. It was packed but we were still able to get a good seat overlooking the main dining room which is beautiful. The food is AMAZING. We had a special whiskey cocktail with some sort of apple cider taste. For appetizer we had the pork belly and short rib pancake. Both were incredible. For main course we did the scallops, file, and crab fried rice. Crab fried rice was my favorite it wa so buttery and flavorful. We ended with the crying chcolcolate cake. YUM!!!! must go

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

First time diners. The menu all looked amazing and we are primarily off the starter menu. Starter portions were great for sharing between 2. Service was great and overall a really fun experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Tried Bouddakan for the first time because we were in NYC to celebrate our anniversary. Since we were married in HK, Bouddakan was a perfect fit. Loved the atmosphere from the moment we arrived. Restaurant is huge and has several very different seating areas. Bar was really fun. We chose the Singapore Crab and asked for it to be spiced up a bit and it was soooo scrumptious. Also, it is hard to find Peking Duck so we were in heaven eating this delicacy. We couldn't eat everything so ate more the next day. What an absolute treat. Our waiter, Antonio, was excellent and guided our choices. The AGM, Mr. Bell, came by to check on us, too. He made sure we had a dessert which was, by the way, to die for!!! Try the Chocolate, Pistachio Cremoso - it is so scrumptious and decadent! Every one was so attentive. Totally enjoyed this place and the food. We'll be back!! Thanks for making this a memorable night for us in NYC!!! Love Buddakan!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Checked in at 6:25 for a 6:30 reservation and they said we will find you. They have a very strange way of seating you as person walks around in a crowded bar area asking if you a certain party to be seated. Checked back at 6:45 on when we would be seated and was told we have not checked in. We were seated 10 minutes after that. Sat beside a very noisy large table which detracted from the enjoyment of the meal experience. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is excellent ......top 5 in NYC! The ambiance is wonderful ! I Love this restaurant!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Apparently iIf you are local, you will be able to sit in a good place (downstairs). If not, prepare yourself to be in the corridor or close to a door that is almost always opened. \nOur experience: a freezing dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Confusing bar to dinner table process, no one told us where to go. Overall service was nice albeit fake, the main dish was very good however all starters were fried, poor quality meat (fatty) and lacked flavour. Wish we had just ordered a main and cocktails as it wasn't worth the money we paid and felt very impersonal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The decor is really beautiful. I felt like I was part of some royalty in a castle...stunning visually. I just didn't enjoy the noise level. I have been to many noisy restaurants but this one topped them all in the noise Dept. If this is not something of concern to you, then go for it. The food is delicious and the ambience is exquisite!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food. Classy and sophisticated atmosphere. I recommend you don't bring kids unless they are well behaved.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was fantastic! Food was excellent but a little pricey. Waitress recommended way too much food and it's a shame to waste the leftovers. Ambiance was amazing with a really great atmosphere. Bar a little crowded and not much room to have a drink pre dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love it!! Good food, amazing service, beautiful place!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

AMAZING FOOD AND DRINKS!!! Worth the money.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food but way too loud. We got put in the basement and it was still loud. Very trendy 20 somethings all over the place. Waitress not overly knowledgeable but she may have been new. I would go again but would request better seats

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic meal, great environment.\nWe had a great night.\nGo!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's my second time there and I can confirm the food is great.\nEvry plate was delicius!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great - a bit of a delay being seated which was disappointing considering we had a reservation

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a little bit to cold in the restaurant. \nVery good service and tasty food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had several sharing plates, all good except the lobster fried rice, it was made with zafron and that totally killed it, zafron is for paella not asian food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was incredible. Service was amazing. I made a reservation and we waited less than 10 minutes for them to seat us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect ambiance & food. Friendly service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant was beautiful, the service was outstanding, and the food was absolutely amazing! Can't say enough good things about this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Second visit to this restaurant and again very impressed. Such a great atmosphere, well made cocktails and outstanding food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I saw where some people complained about the noise level but where we sat it was perfect. We were looking for a evening with some energy and it was provided . Food was great server was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best food I have ever had in my life. The entire experience was outstanding from the beginning. Highly recommended for special occasions. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan remains one of the most beautiful restaurants anywhere. The food is terrific, the service even better, and the décor just amazing. It's my go-to place anytime I want to impress and please a visitor to NYC. It's not cheap, but by today's standards, you get your money's worth and more. Ask to sit in the Main Dining Room or the Library.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service was outstanding. Creative and delious with a great decor and vibe.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic service! Top 5 waitress I've ever had. Thanks you. And her!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were excellent!!!! You can beat the atmosphere and fun vibe, especially down on the main floor. It's great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a real treat and excellent experience--the best Asian Fusion menu I have seen in NYC

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakon is consistently a great spot. The food is always good and there is always an energetic good looking crowd. There tends to be a lot of big groups of girls who think they are in sexy in the city but once you get past them it is great

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were a group of 6 and the waiter recommended the banquet - I would not advise anyone to order the banquet, just focus on the favourites and this should be enough. Unless of course your group consists of hungry ahtletic young people under 25\nRestaurant is feeling a bit jaded now, food and service not what is was in it's sex and the city heydays..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My boyfriend and I came to this restaurant to celebrate his birthday the first night we were in NYC & it was the perfect choice! As soon as you walk in you immediately feel the NYC vibe with a hip bar scene. The music, service, food & ambiance were great! Our server recommended great options. The sticky buns were the best! I definitely suggest checking this place out if even only for a drink!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance is amazing. In essence this is what you pay for. The service is also great. The servers and greeters are nice. The food was just ok to me. We had the lamb, lobster fried rice, lobster egg rolls and broken chili chicken. I honestly wasn't crazy about any of it and felt it didn't justify the price tag. I would have no qualms getting some cheap Chinese take out instead and save about $150. Is it a great one time place to visit. Absolutely. But I probably wouldn't go back again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was a great dining experience, it's totally worth going again. Great service and food was amazing.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abysmal...like eating in a nightclub..really loud music with diners all shouting at each other to be heard. Food good but not hot enough.\nMiserable experience before you even get to your table..you check in and are then left in limbo in a holding area pending someone bothering to come and find you.\nAvoid.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice decor and ambiance. Good food. Fair pricing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is great. Only down side is that it's quite pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is definitely a good place to go with friends to get some drinks. Really good food, the waitress was really nice and super friendly. Drinks were well made and the restaurant has a good atmosphere. Would return without a doubt!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing!!!! Our server was great she had suggestions and it made our experience much easier.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Abundant tasting menu. Bring your appetite! Celebrated my daughter's 23rd birthday on a busy Friday eve. Everything was delicious. Server was friendly and the ambiance was charming. A little noisy though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here many times and it NEVER disappoints! Thank you for that! The soup dumplings are something I dream about!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wunderfull place but far too much noise. Conversation almost NOT possible. Because of that we won't come again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A wonderful experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great as usual ...but as usual food is served way too fast!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best service ever from a great California server. Joseph made our evening, took time to explain the menu and gave us great info! Delicious food and cool ambiance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice environment but very dark and loud. Food was OK but service was pushy to the point of offensive...and it was way way overpriced. Stupid overpriced. We went for a special occasion and wish we hadn't. Not recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Worth the wait for a reservation to join my college son during Thanksgiving break. Awesome food, excellent service, vibrant atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was beautiful! Decor was contemporary! It's one of the best restaurants in NY!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing restsurant in meatpack district. We took in everything from the menue and it was fantastic!! The service was perfect and the venue spectacular. I will be back for sure. \n\nRegards from Mr Anders Gustafsson from Bro/Stockholm Sweden

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very romantic and service is exceptional as we came before our reservations time but they welcomed us and took us to our table, food was great and definitely will come again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always visit here when in NYC. Super sexy fun place with great food. A scene from sex in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

There was a mix up on the reservation due to my rescheduling. I rescheduled for one day and it was posted for another. Fortunately it worked out fine, however the individual who informed me of the mix up was rude, stating more than once that 'I needed to stay on top of these things'.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We enjoyed ourselves but it is quite noisy. The food was good but very pricey. Although we enjoyed the food I don't think it was anything over the top for the price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hadn't been to budakan in a couple of years. So glad I decided to give it another chance. The bartender (forgot her name). Was very courteous and friendly. The best I have encounter in a long time. Our server was very efficient and took great care to give us time when we weren't ready to order and yet be prompt and available when we needed her. Food was great and so was the atmosphere

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful ambience in a up and coming part of NYC. The food was all great, but not anything to rave about. The service was great, but overall, the restaurant decor really made this a memorable experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It Was a little bit stressful during the dinner. IT felt like they wanted to get rid of us as soon as the last bite Was finished. That Was a little bit annoying... But the food Was insanely good and IT Was a really nice and fancy restaurant. IF you want a pieceful dinner this is not the place because they played loud music.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was the best part of the experience along with a really cool atmosphere. Try the tuna spring rolls, quite amazing!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely fantastic food.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The noise level is terrible. You can't hear what people say, neither your friends nor the staff. But the food is excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have had an amazing 15 year married anniversary!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although the seating policy states that requests will try to be honored but no guarantees, Buddakan really does try to seat diners where they prefer. And once seated, expect wonderful service, great cocktails, tasty dishes and lovely ambiance. The restaurant has done a good job of maintaining an impressive level of services even though it is no longer the new kid on the block. We have never been anything other than pleased.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The location hai a magic atmosphere. The food is fresh and full of flavour. Cocktails are really good.\nLove This place

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Noise level was way over the top.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my husband's first time to Buddakhan NYC and I was excited for him to try it as we have tried the one in Philly before. He definitely enjoyed the NYC location. He felt that even the drinks we well made which is a big deal as he is picky about his drinks :-)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff and the atmosphere was great. The food was delicious - I recumbent the black cod. However my friend's food came 20 min later after mine did. I'm not gonna eat alone and have her watch me so I just had to wait for her dish while mine got cold and needed to be warmed up later. I understand that everything is served fresh as it's made, but in that case I think the timing should be better on the meal preparation. It would've been great if the restaurant at least offered something to make up for the inconvenience. I was disappointed that the restaurant disappointed me.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and cocktails are good, but Buddakan is as much about the beautiful dining rooms and the people-watching as it is about the pan-Asian food -- which is good, but nothing we ate was conversation-stopping wonderful. Service is very good. Go early if you don't like noisy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

we have been here many times for dinner and never disappointed. yes, it is a scene and that is even part of the fun. the service is always terrific, the food is consistently delicious and different, and of course the setting is unique. they seem very eager to please. they can get busy. you need a reservation. the bar is jammed so have your drinks at the table where things settle down a bit. whenever we dine here, we feel like we are on vacation!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was really good... My waitress not so much. But definitively coming back.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overpriced, average food, tourist trap. Only positive: cool looks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Drinks are not consistent at all. Several of them we could not even drink. It really depends on the bartender...At $16 a drink, it was quite disappointing. As for the food, always delicious. I love the vibe here. They just need get some more consistency and they would be awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place to go in NY! \nReally Enjoyed! Food is excellent!\nTry the edamame dumplings! :) great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was amazing, the ambiance was perfect and definitely worth every penny

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic quality dinner with my team - was a business meal. I loved the appetizers - my fav included jade shrimp and foie gras dumplings, tuna tartare spring rolls, as well as sesame shrimp toast. Mains likewise good - black cod too buttery for my taste but definitely quality and black pepper beef was simply delicious. Didn't try cocktails but the wine menu included all the must haves. Staff very attentive. And ambience very unique - worthy of Meatpacking district location :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

great as always , one of my favourite resturants in NYC

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had cocktail spilt all over the table when the food came out, was messily cleaned up so cutlery and cups were left sticky. No mention of the issue after or apology!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went there for the first time to propose to my fiancé. That was not here first time being there, but from the employees at the entrance to the employees serving, with helping make my proposal that much greater.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was fabulous as always! Wait staff is always helpful when ordering and have great ideas.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

An amazing place for a fantastic meal with a special person.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As we entered the lounge area and sat down for a glass of prosecco, the decorations, dim light and very calm aesthetic interior gave us a very soothing positive feel. After a short time we were approached and guided to the dining area. We walked trough a great hall witch lifted our spirits even higher. The table was maybe a little tight, seating comfortable. Conversation were easy. Food and wine was superb. Service ok. It felt a bit intrusive with a lot of waiters asking the same question and at one of two visits here we where presented the bill together with the desert. It felt like they just wanted to push trough as many people as possible in as short a time as possible. Some calm would be ok. We had a great evening and will come back when possible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter was awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

They really rush you out of there. It's obvious they are dying to turn the table over to the next guest. We were even mid-bite and they wanted to clear our plates. It was so anxious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was worried by some of the reviews on here about noise and lighting and it really wasn't a problem at all. Huge, trendy place, with amazing food. As everyone says, they do send you to the bar to get a drink first but soon come and collect you. They don't seem to have worked out how to get your drinks transferred to your food bill - but most places seem to have that problem. Not a big deal though. In all, really glad we found this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is dimly light setting the mood for a romantic dinner. Being that my boyfriend and I were celebrating an anniversary it was perfect. Our server Jessie was well educated in the menu and ingredients. He made great suggestions. He explained every dish as it was brought out and answered any questions we had with ease. We ordered dinner but the restaurant provided a complimentary anniversary dessert as a surprise, which was a lovely touch.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is wonderful, 4th time here, and everytime a different seating. Depending where you are seated, this place can be top or not.. Ask for a quiet place uppon booking, the music gets louder during the evening.. A party of 6 last time had to shout last time, however now, a party of two seated below away from the noise, was perfect! will go again!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Freeeeezing cold!!!!\nEven after asking to adjust the aircon, a chilly wind made us unconfortable. People at several tables were wearing big Outdoor coats Like us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our server was awesome!!! Loved the concealed kitchen look, was funny that people thought it was the restroom. Peking Duck is outstanding so aren't the drinks and oxtail dumplings. Everything was great!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Impeccable service, very high quality! Food amazing cannot recommend more highly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants we've enjoyed in NYC. Well informed wait staff, exciting atmosphere, huge space but well divided. Tuna tartare spring rolls and soft shell crab buns are to die for, along with everything else we tried. Small plates make it fun to share and discuss the flavors. Plan to return next time we are in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere is great and the food even better. We ordered 4 dishes and I couldn't pick a favorite! Try the chili rock shrimp and smoked rib appetizers as well as the black pepper beef and Chinese sausage fried rice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome service, great food everything was well prepared and well done. All request from reservation was accommodated with no issue and staff was very friendly and welcoming.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food. Top notch and attentive service. Superb cocktails. The perfect place to take a special someone. Thanks for the wonderful evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great Place for a dinner or a drink with friends or for a romantic date. Good food, beatiful place and honest price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The last time I was here it was to take out a friend for her birthday. This week it was just for a casual dinner with a friend. This was the first time that I ate downstairs and the side room there is fairly quiet and very pleasant. As always the food is first rate. We shared the edamame dumplings, shrimp appetizer, short ribs and the peking duck fried rice. Everything was great and we were too full for desert.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great menu! We had pork buns and dumplings to start. The edamame dumplings were amazing!! We had noodle dishes for mains and they were great too. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant fit out is beautiful! Lots of small and ambient spaces for a restaurant with such a big capacity! The tranquility cocktail was beautiful as well!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Friendly service, exquisite dinner, spectacular place. A very special restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about this restaurant was good! Definitely will return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible 50th birthday celebration dinner. Lobster fried rice was delicious. Shumai and all dim sum were incredible. Vibrant scene and funky decor. Loved this place!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Most food options were fried... Too heavy. Wish they would offer steamed fish with similar sauce. Same with appetizers.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service!\nI prefer this restaurant over TAO Chelsea.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great vibe from the minute you walk in. Perfect ambiance - great energy level, bustling at the bar but still upscale and the noise level is not too loud at all when you are at a table. Warm, dim lighting but you can read your menus easily. Warm welcome and service but but professional staff. And the food is outstanding! Great quality, amazing choice, normal sizes. Everything is perfect. This was my second time - the first was 3.5 years ago and it is still outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Stage-set design + genuinely good food--a rare combo.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The main room is an incredible space, and the pan-Asian fusion cuisine (with expert explanations and suggestions from our waiter) pleased all of us. Personally, I am glad that we went at an off hour; when this place is full (it can seat about 350 patrons at full capacity), I imagine the noise level is off the charts and the kitchen/wait staff must be very stressed to perform. But the night we were there, everything clicked just fine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Quite possibly the best service I've experienced at any restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I made a reservation for a business dinner for 6 people. I called in to change my reservations twice from 6 to 8 people then from 8 people to 10 people on the same day and they were very helpful and accommodating. I was very impressed that they were able to change my reservation to such a large group only a few hours before we were scheduled to be there.\nThe décor was grand and amazing. The food was stellar and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend Buddakan to anyone looking for a great dinner with a spectacular atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

great mood, atmosphere, club like, cool place. Not the place for an intimate conversation. the food is very good, pace is fast - had to tell them to slow down the courses as we got our first course 3 mins after ordering before our drinks. Seems like a bit of a mass production

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall very good, but I found it expensive. Wine list was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been a few times now and what is very annoying is that no matter if you're on time, late or early for your reservations they ask you to get a drink and wait in the very noisy bar Tobe seated. Then after we were seated we ordered apps and entrees and didn't receive our entrees for an hour! No one really checked on us in the meantime, explained the delay or apologized. This was on a Tuesday, so no real reason for the delay.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Brought my husband and daughter here to celebrate Mother's Day. It was their first time (I have been a number of times). We waited quite a bit before our server came to tend to us -- and it wasn't even crowded at that hour. She finally came to ask what kind of water we wanted and then disappeared again without taking our drink order! The food was good and we ended up having a very enjoyable time despite the service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our reservation was for 9:15pm. Arrived on time and was told running 30min behind. We could go to the bar. It was so crowded nowhere to stand and quickly we were asked to move. We left to have a drink elsewhere. Arrived back at 9:50pm and was told table not ready. Such a game they play! I told them I wasn't moving until my table was ready and guess what? A table WAS immediately available. We ordered a bottle of wine and two appetizers and then dinner. One appetizer arrived immediately but no wine to drink with it. It arrived shortly thereafter but I felt rushed and after I waited 45 min for my table! Ridiculous. Food was very good. We are not into the 'New York Club Scene' which is why I won't return or recommend this restaurant to my friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

it was great nothing to complain about food ambience everything was perfect

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been wanting to go to this restaurant in Philadelphia for years and finally got to it in NY. I took a group of friends and business associates. \nThe building is wonderful although no one working there could actually answer any questions about the architecture and history. The service was very good although the drinks took forever and were watered down. The food was uneven. Appetizer dumplings were great...entrees were good but nothing to write home about.\nI am a fan of Stephen Starr and go to his restaurants every chance I get. But given the outrageous cost of this evening at Buddakan and the noise level, I highly recommend you go to Morimoto instead. It is no more expensive, the food is truly brilliant and it is in the same neighborhood. They need a new bartender and maybe a new chef at Buddakan to make it worth $100/person.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an excellent dinner and our server was top notch - friendly, helpful, and made us feel at home

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best place in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous space, wonderful service and very good food. Highly recommended

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My spouse and I recently took a friend to Buddakan - it was my first time as well - and generally loved it. The space we sat in had 40' ceilings, and a very luxurious and dark interior. It was certainly a pleasure to just sit there. Service was excellent and attentive. The food was very good, although ranging from excellent for the variety of appetizers and shared plates we enjoyed, to simply so-so for the meat entrees. The latter still had exceptionally tasty elements, it was just the texture of the meat was less than ideal. Overall, a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had dinner here with family and it was absolutely great. The waiter was so attentive and helpful and had great service. All the food he recommended was outstanding. We had some dietary restrictions and he was so accommodating. The food was absolutely amazing. There was nothing that was not satisfying. We will definitely be going back here the next time we are in NY.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This group always delivers. The food is consistent, uniquely prepared and delicious. Service is fantastic. And the atmosphere is pure New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding. Service was top notch. Food incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gr8 experience \nAmazing food and amazing service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love the food. Never disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was mediocre and not worth the price. The music was entirely too loud. I felt like I was in a club. The space is beautiful. That's about it. A trendy Asian place where Asian people who know good food won't go to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and excellent service - the only reason I hesitated giving 5 stars for service is that the staff had real trouble coordinating transferring a bottle of wine from the bar (mandatory waiting area) to the table...which surely must happen for almost every group, every night.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food & ambiance. The place is beautiful and the service is very good.\nHighly recommend if you want to have a different dinning experience with family or friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Anniversary

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food is good, although served as we have to catch the next bus. Due to the cold and draught it did not feel cosy, warm or welcome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

They changed a few items on the menu and the changes were not improvements, in my opinion. I was asked how I liked the new version and I was candid and honest that I did not. The spare ribs were removed from the table and from the check and a new dish was recommended (which was excellent). The manager and the chef came to the table to ask my opinion on the new dish. They were generally interested in my feedback. The service was impeccable as usual and the ambiance was just as magical as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Still a favorite.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I first went to Buddakan ten years ago when it first opened and the experience was first-rate and exciting. My last dining experience was disappointing. The food was uninspiring. I felt like it had become a tourist trap and no longer needed to satisfy a more experienced palate.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

When we arrived on Friday night at Buddakan, we were energized by the music and ambiance of the lounge area, while waiting for our table to be ready. We had a couple of drinks and waited anxiously for our names to be called. We were escorted back through the massive structure to an intimate seat towards the rear. We selected a wonderful French wine to accompany our sampler platter for two, and then we shared the lamb chops, crab sticky rice, and the Chow Fun. It was simply amazing. The wait staff was well informed, attentive, but not overly in your face - they knew the menu well and really made the overall experience fantastic! We were staying near Times Square - and Buddakan is located in the meatpacking district - about a 20 minute Uber cab - but so worth it! Highly recommend this to a really great night out with someone special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We entertained a group from out office. There were 8 of us and we ordered and shared many dishes. Peking Duck salad, lobster rolls, short rib, lobster fried rice, cod....Every bite was delicious. We'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We booked the table through OpenTable, upon arrival we were asked to wait in the bar area to be called, we had a drink at the bar & chatted to the friendly bartender who also gave some good recommendations. We were seated after 10 mins. We chose the General Tso Dumplings & Pork Rib Buns to start, the dumplings were amazing! I like that they stagger each plate enough so you get a chance to taste & digest the food. For main course , we had the beef shortrib, mongolian lamb chops & veg fried rice. The beef shortrib was melt in your mouth & so tasty, it was served on a bed of flat noodles with mushrooms. Everything was so tasty & the portions were just nice that you could taste a little of everything.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday. She was so pleased with how romantic it was. The food was great, as expected - the rock shrimp, edamame dumplings were fine starters. The Alaskan Cod was very succulent and buttery in texture, and the short ribs were good too. We will return!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is amazing and the decor is outstanding. Try the lobster fried rice !! Great night money well spent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

4th time visiting the restaurant and its as good as the first time. A must when you are in Nyc

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Small portions for the price ..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic! Have been trying to get here for so long (I'm from overseas). Service from staff was great and food was amazing. Get there if you can

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience all the way through! Great ambiance with beautiful decor. Service was top notch. Great drinks and food was creative but so tasteful! Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is not my first visit . And obviously, I keep coming back. I like the food , staff is friendly , the place looks and feels cool, fit for special occasion as well as just a night out

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always an incredible experience. Can't wait to go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was incredible, but the service was not good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere is great, really liked the help to decide what to order and how much. Food was very good. A bit expensive. 4 drinks before dinner was over $70.00 which seemed high but we had a great evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food - and very cool ambiance. My table shared 10 different dishes and I liked them all. My favorites were edamame dumplings and Kung pao monkfish. Would certainly come again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing experience, very good food ! You will enjoy !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely food but air conditioning was directly on us making it very cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had dinner on Thursday 10/11 get together with friends.Started in lively bar, great communal tables lounge feel.\nMartinis/ mixed NYC prices $15 -18 too much ice and sour disappointing!! Experienced this before in NY (we're all in the beverage industry so we know the pours)\nFood was delicious loved edamame dumplings like butter, shrimp shumai,Mongolian lamb,try lobster fried rice good for 4.\nOverall we had a great time.Cool young vibe gorgeous decor, next time we will try and sit downstair.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely dining experience with a beautiful atmosphere and a nice wait staff. I really enjoyed sharing everything.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Atmosphere and service was great . Food was good !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent atmosphere & great decoration. Food also superb!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food and great atmosphere. The restaurant is perfect for dates, group hangout or special occasions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Still delicious, very beautiful space, never disappoints. great dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

While overall I like the experience, we were kept waiting for a table for about 15 minutes even though we had a reservation. This was surprising since there appeared to be a number of empty tables.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Buddakan multiple times and it never disappoints. Great Lobster rice, friendly bartenders, would (and do!) recommend this restaurant all the time to friends!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Buddakan many times the food is always special and the service is great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Monkfish is amazing!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

It is a very nice restaurant for going with a group of friends, young, vibrant, and fun. The food is very good and the wine list too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Me and my sister dined here last night for my birthday (belated). Food and service was wonderful. We did not feel rushed and the waitress was wonderful. We had the oxtail dumpling (amazing), lobster and crab shumai ( wonderful), shrimp toast ( good) and Cantonese spring roll ( good) for main entrée we had the sizzling short rib (no knife needed) it was so tender and amazing and the peking duck fried rice which was also great. Its very trendy and I was happy with my choice to dine here I give it 5 stars great job BUDDAKAN!!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic meal, great drinks, dessert was fantastic. Our server knew what he was doing and led us in the right direction. Go!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious dishes, wine that we choose was perfect, outstanding service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The reason to go here is mainly the exceptional food but it definitely doesn't hurt to be in nice surroundings and have very good service. Everything we ate was superb from the dumplings as our appetizer to the monkfish and steak as the entree. If I had to nitpick one negative it was the rice which was served with some strange sauce in the bowl.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I used to love love love Buddakan. I've gone there a number of times in the past to celebrate my birthday, ladies night out, and a few dates. This last visit I surprised a friend with dinner there for his birthday. I will say the service was excellent. However, the food is nothing like I remembered it. The lobster fried rice was a very small portion, unusually small. It is usually enough to share, and that is even what the restaurant says, but what we received seemed like it was the last of a batch and they were not going to supplement it with some from a new batch. What annoyed me was that the table seated next to us, who sat and ordered after us, ordered lobster fried rice. The portion they received was significantly larger than ours. Not good. The jumbo crispy shrimp was ok, not as flavorful as I remember it being in the past. The black cod and pork buns were good. But after this last experience, I don't think I will be returning.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

More like a night club than a restaurant.\nThe waiter was over zealous, asking for reassurance the food was ok repeatedly and that is being kind. \nThe food was average and left us dry the next day (MSG?).\nVery expensive for poor service and average food.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you like to be kept waiting for over 20minutes & eating in the dark, this is the place for you! Food mediocre & overpriced

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan Philly is my favorite restaurant, so I was really looking forward to Buddakan NYC while I was in town for the day. The décor and atmosphere were super cool and hip (albeit very dark) and our server was very nice. The menu here was completely different than the restaurant in philly, so I was a little bummed that I couldn't get some of my favorite items. But there were plenty of great options to choose from. I think the food was just ok compared to the Philly restaurant, and the Lobster Fried rice was actually super bland and loaded with way too much fresh cilantro for my taste. Wok Noodles w/prawns were best in show.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice locale and in the beginning good service. But when one of the guests was presented as a vegetarian and then were served food that contained meat, you have failed in one of the basic purposes of restaurant service. Other than that the food was very good but restaurant was very noisy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everythings was very nice, only the music was too hight

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took my boyfriend to Buddakan for his birthday during our trip to New York. The food was delicious, we had the shared starter and crispy shrimp, lobster and crab noodles with Asian greens for our main. I was shocked at how fast the food came out, our starter arrived less than 5 mins after we'd ordered. Everything was beautifully presented, and the staff brought out a birthday dessert for my boyfriend (it wasn't free but was worth the $13). The staff were super attentive, and the ambience of the restaurant was noisy but the surroundings and decor made it a unique experience and perfect for a special occasion. It was quite pricey (£200/$240 for two people), but worth it for the overall experience!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We love Buddakan, the food never disappoints. This is my 4th time to the restaurant. I will have to say the welcome you get at the door is less than friendly... it's a cold stern greeting which is not nice - this has happened on both my last trips. Our waitress was lovely however the girls on the door have an attitude of their job being way below them. Would go back as the food is so great however will brace myself as this seems to be the norm.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

GREAT PLACE FOR DINNER IN CHELSEA. GOOD FOOD, QUICK AND FUN. A MUST-TRY IN NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome as ever!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We went here for my birthday. Our server was exceptional (Christine, I think) and was so attentive to us. She had great recommendations, everything was delicious and she was kind enough to take pictures of our tables! The service and food is definitely deserving of their slightly pricey menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I came for my anniversary and had the best time! The ambience was breathtaking. Really gorgeous place and the food was delicious and beautiful as well. Definitely expensive but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Third time in New York, third time at Buddakan, and would go back again and again. Fabulous food and service in a very cool environment. My last two trips were with my 16 year old son and daughter to celebrate their respective birthdays and although they are clearly younger than their average diner, they were made to feel as special as anyone else. I have recommended Buddakan to anyone I know is traveling to NYC and have always heard great reviews. I look forward to my next experience at Buddakan.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. Period. End of story. The food is mind-bogglingly creative. I simply do not know how the melange of ingredients/recipes are developed...they have combinations I would never dream of while being ridiculously well executed. The juxtapositions of flavors and textures are such that you won't taste or experience them anywhere else. Service is always excellent, and for a large restaurant (that doesn't ever feel as big as it is) that's saying something. \n\nI HIGHLY recommend Buddakan.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter was full of himself. Edamame dumplings were the highlight of the night. Lobster spring roll were average at best. Pork potstickers better than average. The filet was boring, short ribs were the best entree. Chili chicken and shrimp with noodles forgettable. We don't understand the draw!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Yummy food and great service from our waiter Jonah. When we couldn't decide what to eat, it was recommended to try the tasting menu (number 1). All dishes were great, but far too much for 8 (female) diners!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This visit was for a Birthday dinner for my mother, her first time but my fourth. We all had a great time, I myself plan on coming back in December for my managers birthday .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

First impression was not pleasant, the male host was very rude and unprofessional. Reservation was set for a specific time and we waited approx 30minutes to be seated. The food was excellent, and the server was great. Loved the ambiance and would recommend this place for large parties or a celebration!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just want to say one of the best restaurants I have been to and first time we had a reservation and was seated on time. Ambience was great and the staff is super friendly. Food and drinks was awesome and would highly recommend this place to anyone

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing dumplings and creative menu options. Warm decor with attentive staff. Located steps away from High Line and waterfront views. Great memorable experience overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Girls trip to NYC with dinner at Buddakhan after drinks at the standard rooftop was exactly what we were wanting. The food was great. We did the tasting menu which provided more food than the 6 of us could eat. We made reservations ahead of time which I highly recommend because it's very popular and crowded.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, good atmosphere, nice people, hot spot. Very strange that they don't have a doorman. Very very cold inside .( downstairs ). Music to loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my third time here. One of the best meals I have had in New York City. From drinks to appetizers to entrees to dessert, everything that we had was excellent. I especially recommend the edamame dumplings - so different and not what you'd expect. Service was also excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I invited a group of 10 to celebrate my birthday at my favorite restaurant in NYC. Everyone was impressed & enjoyed the delicious food. The views alone make this place worth checking out. The only negatives based on my experience this time was 1. people could NOT find the entrance 2. our food came out a little cold (I don't know if the food is purposely not served steaming hot, but I love HOT food!). Overall, I can't wait to go back & have another special occasion there!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was just not up to our expectations. The restaurant is also very dark.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved that place, people that works there, food... Was perfect! Thank you Buddakan for this awesome moment, ammazing dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service, Waiter great attitude and service minded

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceeded expectations in every way...outstanding meal and service!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

unbelievable service,\nfood is very tasty, location very cool! overall a must do in new york!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb food and surroundings, but very noisy. Will definitely come back next time I am in NYC:)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always, the food, atmosphere and service were exceptional! Our waiter was so attentive, warm and provided exceptional service as my fiancé and I celebrated our anniversary. \n\n\nThank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went there for a team outing and it was a fun experience: we got to try a lot of dishes because we are a 10-person table, and all of them were tasty. The vegetarian choices are a bit limited because some of the 'vege' dishes are actually made with pork lard or some meat juice, but the waiter pointed them out and you can take out some of the meat bits from some dishes when you order. Overall the team had a good time and the dining room was tastefully decorated.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had reservations at Delmonicos, as my mother was in town. An aquaintance told me about Buddakan very good reviews and I was excited to experience this restaurant, so I cancelled my D reservations & made 5:30p res at B. I arrived at 5p, as my mother is diabetic and needs to eat at certain times, let them know I am early, and if it's possible to be seated, space allowing. The girl at the long hostess stand said of course, to go to bar area and we will be seated within next few minutes. So we go sit, a cocktail waitress comes by and asks if we would like anything to drink, we ordered a couple of waters to start as we look over drinks menu. 20 minutes later we had yet to be seated and had yet to receive waters. So I go to bar and ask for waters. My husband goes up at 530, ti.e of original res and inquires about status of table. Another 20 min go by, nearly an hour after we got there at 5p, at 5:57, we finally get seated. My mother is sweating, needing to eat, so I ordered a couple of appetizers right away, but the waitress tells us that this is family style dining so we need to order everything at once.\nOMG.\nSo.\nWe ordered, food decent, very salty, but the management or service flow coordinator is very sub par. I shall never go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place for a fancy night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am afraid that this experience left me completely indifferent - I would say this restaurant was nothing to brag home about... Service was friendly and efficient. Decor was impressive in the central dining hall, but the rest was simply dark and boring. Food was bland. Disappointing experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We only had one night in NY so the stakes were high,we were delighted with the ambiance,decor,service,wines were excellent,and the food- could not be faulted,super tasty and flawless execution.Little bonus,the manager that night is a fellow Aussie and made us feel at home!- we will recommend to friends,and we will be back! Thank you for making our one night in the city so special x

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a great night at the Buddakan, great location, perfect Service (Jospeh was a great host), unbelievable delicious food and wine. \nAlso this place is famous, a must when you are in NY.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great cocktails. Great food. Great service. It was a 50/10!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Too Noisy\nFood is not so good\nTrendy place so service doesn't consider you so well

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. All 4 different starters, as well as the lamb & cod for main very impressive. Brilliant staff. However, too chilly and a little too dark at our table. Restrooms not up to standard.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was delicious. No doubt about the food. However, it was very overrated. \nOn top of that I wrote in my opentable reservation to the restaurant to give me good table since it was my birthday. They gave me a table in the back next to the stock room so you would be distracted by the clinking of glasses. I wish they gave me better seating. On top of that they made me wait 15 minutes for my table to be ready...My reservation was at 8PM and I was seated at 8:15pm. I wont be going back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place and the food delicious!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The moment I walked in, I was greeted with respect. I was told to wait in the lounge area until my table was ready. Took maybe 5 minutes when a lovely lady came to get us. Our dining experience was phenomenal. The cuisine was amazing. I ordered the tuna spring rolls. Wow, delicious. The lobster dumplings were also out of this world. Best dish was the bass. Definitely recommended. One of the Best restaurants I have been too. Service was optimal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The ambiance is everything and the interpretation on the dishes are amazing. Very delicious and thoughtful food preparation! Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Very impressed with Buddakan!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan is a long time favorite. One of those places I crave when I'm not in the city. When something as simple as a cauliflower lollipop is mind-blowing, you know you are at a place of greatness. I gave lower marks for value, because you don't go for value. You go for a phenomenal dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant was very cold, need to adjust the AC. The overall service and the waitress was good and very knowledgeable on all dishes but service was far too quick. Food was good but felt for the price paid it was over rated.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Recommended by a friend who lives in NYC, did not disappoint. Great atmosphere, fun vibe, Service, food and drink were delicious. My Mom has a shellfish allergy, and the server took the time to check in with the kitchen and presented her with options from the menu that suited her. Yes, it is pricey, but worth the experience and the evening out!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful time there on our date - it was dark and hip and felt very special!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a beautiful restaurant. The staff are always friendly, informed and accommodating. The food is interesting, unique, served hot and delicious. I highly recommend Buddakan.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The receptionist needs some customer service training, she was surly, rude and barely bothered to look up at us. Not a great first impression on entering the restaurant. The waiting staff on the other hand were excellent. Bring a cover up because we froze throughout our meal as the air con was up way too high.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We started out with the Pork Buns, Edamame Dumplings and Pork Pot Stickers. All three were wonderful. Frank ordered the Black Pepper Beef (so tender). Cal ordered the Whole Peking Duck (very tasty and moist). I ordered the Black Dragon Chicken (seasoned great). We shared the Minced Pork Lo Mein and Chinese Sausage Fried Rice. The experience was great. Beautiful place and great staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lively, loud and energetic vibe, upbeat and funky ambiance with great service - definitely a must-try for a unique experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bustling Buddakan. . . I chose this establishment for my 35th Bday celebration. I had never dined here, but had heard amazing things about the space and the food. Three weeks prior to the event, I made a res for 14 people on a Thursday night. 9:45pm was the only available time for such a large party. A week later, I tried to add one more person and was told that 15 or more is considered a special event. That I'd have to sign contracts, select a menu, put down a deposit, and that it would be more of a 'price fix' situation for all attendees. I thought this was rather extreme to add 1 person. Since they couldn't seat us until so late, I had no idea if everyone would still be ordering a whole dinner as I would. We kept the res at 14. We arrived at 9:45 and by 10:10pm, we had still not been sat. We were STARVING. After 2 different people, went to check when we'd be sat for our reservation with the hosts, they took us to a table they were still scurrying to set up at 10:15pm. They explained that the people at our actual table had paid and were done, but were still sitting there talking. With our party size, I had hoped we would score the large table in the middle of the restaurant shown in Sex in the City but this was not so. Perhaps that's where we were to be though, since there was definitely a finished group gabbing there taking up space. Anyway, once the food arrived we forgot about the unpleasant arrival experience. It was DELICIOUS. Stand outs: Edamame Dumplings, the Cod, Vegetable Rice, and the Short RIb. They have 3 different tiers for a family style menu that was an excellent value and you get to try so many different dishes- $70, $80, or $90 combinations I believe. It was so much food and lots of fun to pick and graze. I would return, but I'm not sure I'd celebrate with such a large party here again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dinner at Buddakan is a sublime experience. The food is exquisite and the dining is like none other in New York.. Buddakan is a cavernous restaurant that seats a throng of customers but the atmosphere is very personal and intimate. The menu is wonderful with many superb items to choose from. I highly recommend the Ginger Glazed Lobster!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan was recommended by a friend, so expectations were high. All my expectations were exceeded. Highly recommend!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

They never asked to take my coat or bag when I checked in to the restaurant. One glass of wine was $24 with tip. Dinner for two was $240.00 with tip. Food was okay. Nothing special.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Ambience is good but inspire of reservations we had to wait for about 45 mins to be seated at the table.\nGood was great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always superb, the ambiance great and the service fantastic. A MUST when you are in NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant decor is gorgeous, very dim lighting though. Food is yummy and service is absolutely spectacular!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

A beautiful venue with creative presentation and culinary delights! However, many of the dishes are based on traditional Chinese foods so if you favor tradition, this place may not please your palate one hundred percent. You have to be open to creativity with a flair for the unexpected ingredients! The ambience, special drinks and the energy are fabulous!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice restaurant and food but a little bit noisy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant, Great service, Great food little pricy but worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Buddakan was recommended to us. We found it to be disappointing.\n\nFinding it at night is possibly not as easy as you would think. A dark door close to the Chelsea Market, it was very easy to walk past.\n\nA wall of noise hits you as soon as you walk inside. I've experienced noise in other restaurants and able to cope with it, but something about this restaurant was somewhat disturbing. Perhaps it is because of the dim lighting, or possibly due to the narrow seating area overlooking tables downstairs. Not that appealing to me, but seemed to be the centrepiece as far as our server was concerned. Our server proudly suggested that if I went to the restroom I should go downstairs to experience the atmosphere. In hindsight I think it is because upstairs restroom is a one person only room. As for downstairs. Restroom quality is not something I often discuss, but it is one of life's essential matters. The downstairs restroom was dirty and I have no idea what the female who was posing provocatively in front of the restroom in full view of the diners was doing, but her boyfriend taking the photos appeared to be enjoying himself.\n\nThe food is nothing special. You'll easily forget it, but you won't forget that the food is served without any coordination. It comes when it's ready, whether you are, or not and it doesn't guarantee that your dining partner will be served their meal at the same time.\n\nThis is definitely not a restaurant that I would recommend. However I do recommend that management and staff alike take note of what is happening on their premises and address unacceptable matters immediately.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always enjoy Buddakan. Tasting portions always delicious. The Peking duck was delicious. I will only add that the hostess staff could be a little more friendly and less aloof.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been here dozens of times and Buddakan always delivers consistently well prepared, delicious dishes. A must have dish is the edamame dumplings - it does not sound exciting but it is! Not being a big fish eater I usually lean towards other dishes but at Buddakan the sole is amazingly moist and flavorful with leaks and a slight ginger tone. The filet was cooked perfectly with 2 amazing light sauces, one a mustard. My friend had the short ribs which had a most interesting bed of noodles and crispy vegetables and was delicious. \nThe atmosphere is always fun and the look is pretty and hip. Try the 2 story main dining room with a group for the center long table under the cool chandelier.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Trendy asian fusion restaurant in great venue with lots of atmosphere. Service was friendly and efficient and food was very tasty. My only gripe was that we were made to sit at the bar for half an hour after the time of our reservation despite plenty of tables being available. It is obviously a ruse to get customers to purchase drinks before they eat, and I resent that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A friend and I took our daughters to NY for their sweet sixteen and Buddakan is where we dined our first night there. We called ahead to tell them we were celebrating and the seating, service, ambience and food could not have been more perfect. Thank you Buddakan for making two girls very happy for their very special birthdays!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebration with my best friends and it was awesome! Will come back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waiter excellent, food delicious, very poor hostess service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was very good but the music and noise was too loud. I couldn't enjoy the night cause of the noise!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service. For sure a be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waiting time at the restaurant is ridiculous even with a reserved table booked 3 weeks in advance!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was great said Grace. Perfect for our evening. Food was delicious

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food. Perfect if you like to share everything as all the food is placed in the middle of the table.\nNot 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.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have friends that had gone to Buddakan and liked the atmosphere. The food and service was fair, and the overall atmosphere OK. Buddakan would not be my first choice to celebrate an occasion (date, a group of friends, etc.)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere and food! The service was amazing and so was the food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had my sister's birthday dinner here. Everything was top notch- the food was delicious and the service was friendly, helpful, and not overbearing. We got tired at the end of the night and decided to get the check without having desert but the waiter still brought out a birthday desert with a candle for my sister and didn't charge. Perfect place for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was recommended by a friend in Australia, we dined with a cousin from upstate NY who will definitely dine there again. The food was sensational.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great, service was excellent and the interior beautiful.\nThe only downside was the too noisy music, which made conversation difficult, though we were only two. We were there for hour and a half, and is sounded like the same song was playing all the time..

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food. Service not ok. One people was eating while the 3 others were waiting for their meal & watching the other eating ...\nMusic too loud & air conditionning too strong!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a pleasure

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After eating at Buddakan for years, we were finally seated for the first time at the communal table. One plus is that the sound level seemed to be less loud than any other space we have eaten in; since we were eight, the seating for us was perfect. The waiter was somewhat harried but nonetheless professional and the food was good, and although there are a few new items on the menu, the overall menu could use an update. Two nice touches: the woman checking coats remembered me as did a waiter from about a week ago who made a special effort to come over and say hello. As always, we will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place never disappoints. The service is impeccable and the food original and delicious. Will certainly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff at Buddakan was very accommodating in finding a great private table for a business dinner I was hosting that changed from 9 to 12 people with late notice. I have been to Buddakan before and thought bringing out of town colleagues here would be a fun experience for them. It was perfect. The atmosphere, food, and drink were great and the wait staff servicing our table was the best I have ever had - anywhere. Justin was phenomenal in taking care of this large group, explaining our drink and food options, and orchestrating the table service perfectly. When you receive service like that you really notice and appreciate it, because it doesn't always happen that way. We opted for the 2nd tasting menu and there was more than enough food and variety for everyone. Thank you, Buddakan. I have business and personal dinners all over NYC, the country , and some internationally and you knocked it out of the park.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan deserves its popularity. The food is consistently well prepared and professionally served. The famous lollipops have reappeared but are not as good as the original and the excellent carrot dumplings used to be smoother, not so chunky. Still, everything on the menu we have eaten over the years has been worth ordering again; no doubt we will have future opportunities to do so.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

THE FOOD CONTINUES TO BE GOOD (NOT GREAT), THE SERVICE CONTINUES TO BE EXCELLENT (THOUGH SPOTTY), THE AMBIANCE CONTINUES TO BE STRIKING (THOUGH SOMEWHAT FADED BY NOW) AND FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION WHERE YOU ARE WILLING TO SCREAM ABOVE THE NOISE, AN EVENING THAT WON'T DISAPPOINT.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and service. Busy/loud restaurant, but good atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, great wine, great service, great ambience :-)

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great for group dinning

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was great, waiter Eric was great. \nThanks again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a good time - but I did not like my table we were in the back I have been many times and I did not like where we were put - I will make sure to follow up with a call next time to be on the center room.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food, friendly and helpfull staff.\n\nSpectacular Interior

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

When I visit New York a dinner at Buddakan is a must! I've come to this restaurant every time I've been in The Big Apple and both the food and the service continues to keep a high standard.\n\nI'm already looking forward to the next time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food, great service, beautiful place and a great atmosphere. \nSimply the Best!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it! Buddakan is a loud, lively NY scene. Great food, terrific service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

5 Star. I love this place would love to work there as a bartender.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place to take someone but music is to loud. Food is top notch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

delicious food... very nice experience... I would like to go back...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A very popular spot (with lovely food and great cocktails). Some stand out dishes (Cauliflower Lollipops) and so me so-so ones..... Quite dark, so would be great for date night

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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. \n\nThe 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. \n\nDefinitely make reservations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My birthday dinner was great. The food and service was amazing and I loved the birthday dessert they made for me!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan NYC has it together: a great vibe, great team, great food, creative mixologists in an environment that just about guarantees a good time for all. As one of the last surviving 'large concept' restaurants in the city, they haven't lost their luster over time. When ever I have guests visiting the city, this is my 'must do' venue.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you dont get to sit upstairs or in the middle of this restaurant it is not at all nice! Not worth the money! The food was disappointing this time, mix greens was very bitter in taste but the tuna starter was good. My 2. and last time!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Too dark snd too expensive and personal nice but pushy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food experience was excellent ! 👍🏾

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I booked 2 days prior for my wife's birthday. The ambience and service is exactly what you'd expect from a top class New York restaurant. Food and wine was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The bar is dark and very cool with great music. The restaurant setting is stunning, with a breathtakingly beautiful room downstairs. \n\nThe food was incredible, as were the cocktails. Worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Room was a little too dark. Otherwise great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

For some reason this restaurant dropped off our radar for many years....but will will make it a point to return soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was so delicious! We started with the edamame dumplings which were surprisingly soo good! The mushroom noodle dish was also one of my favourite. I would definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I just love dining here& it was my wife's 1st time & she's very picky, but she absolutely enjoyed it!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our third time a Buddakan and it is definitely a reason for us coming back. The food is outstanding, the staff is really friendly and serviceminded. A lot of options and the meat is the one of the best we have ever tasted. We will always go back here when in New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous!\nExcellent service w Shana!\nSo many appetizers to try!!! Found a table that was in a back area room that was quiet enough. Big dining room is too noisy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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. \nSeveral 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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place to start a night out. Great athmosphere!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved our experience and food at Buddakan. The only negative feedback I would add is the air conditioner was too cold and my husband developed a cold after sitting right under a cold vent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan was good but not as great as it should have been! I loved the lamb but wish it wasn't ginger crusted. They sat the four of us at this weird table in the back in the dark which we hated but they such nicer rooms elsewhere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We liked it all, but in particular, the edamame dumplings, lobster spring rolls, and chili king crab legs were amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

While they have expanded to various locations around the globe, which I have visited, I always go back their NYC location in Chelsea. Great food, great atmosphere, and good service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best Food ever! A wow experience - will definitely come back again and will recommend this to anyone.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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!\n\nThe food was excellent and there was a really buzzing atmosphere in the restaurant, which had a very cool style to it.\n\nThe only negative I will say is, the price of the food is a little bit high but other than that, I would recommend Buddakan!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

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.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious and authentic food. A go to favorite for our whole family for any occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fabulous! We are from California and eat Chinese food weekly, but this was something special. Once our eyes got acclimated to the dark, it was awesome. Michael, our waiter, was so friendly and knowledgable; the food was unique and delicious as well as being visually a work of art. Wish we had one in Monterey!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved it! Little bit to loud music otherwise perfect!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Incredible menu. Very cozy bar with good drinks. Quite dark ambient

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were celebrating my husband's birthday our anniversary and my birthday and we were thrilled to have picked Buddakan to celebrate these special days in our lives with best friends who flew in to join us.\nThere is absolutely nothing we could to have improved on our experience there. Our server was fantastic, the food was exceptional and the little detail of adding candles and birthday wishes to our dessert was the cherry on top.\nThank you for such a amazing time with you.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had the lamb rack and the fillet mignon, both at the recommended level (medium rare). It was disappointing to the least. I've eaten better at home with Costco products. \n\nThe first course - a peking duck egg roll was also something I'd expect an Asian lunch track to produce. Nothing special there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious and the waiter was energetic and pleasant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Long wait - we waited an hour to be seated for our reservation. Luckily, the food is good so it softened the blow. Our waiter was also very attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing. Will always come back for the black cod, the black dragon chicken and the lobster fried rice

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

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

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best modern Chinese food yet in NY & we have travelled from Australia to enjoy it on recommendation from friends!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waited an 1hr 45 minutes for a table and as soon as I was done eating literally like 5 minutes I was being rushed off the table ,smh .\n\nI really like this place ( is very expensive) to be having such poor service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in NYC!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good ambience, good food also. \nService however could be a bit better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Superb!\nIf you are in town, you have to visit Buddakan. \nOutstanding food and atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food awesome building

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I got there early and had a Martini. good bartender great martini. Then my friend arrived and we were promptly seated the food was the right size and great flavor. I would recommend it to everyone. I was also impressed with the layout. How you go down to the dinning area. Impressive and beautiful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been recommended Buddakan from friend in NZ. We were a group of 10 people with 3 requiring special dietary requirements. They went over and above with creating something wonderful for them. Our service (Kevin) was incredible along with 2 others who served us. We had the best night from the start to finish. Can't wait to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere and great service. Cool music and good wine. Food really tasty. It's amazing, love it!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were visiting from England for my Mum's birthday trip. The food was amazing, and the staff were great. They had taken into consideration what I had requested when booking the table, and provided us with an amazing table downstairs and also making my mum feel special on her birthday with alittle birthday cake. Really thoughtful!\nThe food was amazing (especially the lamb chops)! Enjyoed every second!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our meal was a special occasion for a relatively large group--and the experience was superlative for everyone. Outstanding dishes, attentive service, and of course the stunning ambience and interior design. Our guests--some of whom consider themselves foodies of the first rank--were all delighted. As the host, my only disappointment was that I found the rhythm of the service far too rushed. We ordered the fixed-price menu, and large quantities were delivered simultaneously, with little time between courses to savor what we were served. I had to ask our servers to slow down at one point. If it weren't for this, the dining experience would have been otherwise faultless.\n\nAs it happens, just afterwards we ran into four visiting friends (two of whom are professional chefs)--and I recommended Buddakan for a late night meal, if they could get in. I accompanied them; they got a table. They all raved about the experience the next day. Their enthusiasm speaks for itself.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food but the service not even close to measure up. Surprised to find out thatthere were no non-alcoholic bevereges (except softdrinks and sparkling water) to order.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were WOWed. The restaurant impressed us in every way. Decor was great and space is immense for NYC. Vibe is fun. Service was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu. All 6 in our party raved after every bite and one declared it made the top 5 dining experiences in his life. We will be back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant but had some issues with the service. We asked for one of the meals to be modified if possible but received a flat no. The modification was to have shrimp in the fried rice rather than lobster. Also, when we requested chili sauce, the server never returned with it. I expected more from the restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite restaurant in New York. The food is just incredible. High quality and great experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed our experience overall. I would say that the lights are so low in the bathroom that it was impossible to see anything, let alone one's reflection in the mirror. It was also cold inside; for what should have been a cozy October evening. The food was a bit disappointing but the drinks were quite reasonable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Disappointing from the start. Place was empty, yet we had to be directed to the bar first.\n2 of our dishes we had, the monkfish and the chicken taste like it had the same base sauce which was sweet chilli sauce from a bottle with added extras to disguise it. Even if we had picked 2 similar tasting dishes, ( not that you could tell from the description) the waitress should have directed us better. Cauliflower was underwhelming too!\nSo overall a very disappointing experience. However, a beautiful space

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

have great time, location was excellent. Food and service excellent. desert was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the ambience, decor, and the food was outstanding. Although we had reservations we had to wait half an hour to be seated. We were not finished dining and our plates were literally being removed from the table. The way they were trying to rush us out was very uncomfortable. This is a pricy restaurant about $100 per person, one should be able to enjoy the meal without feeling uncomfortable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is our third Buddakan we have been to. NYC was our least favorite. Very small portions. Food was not as good as others. I would not recommend. Overpriced. There are many other restaurants with better value.

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 30 2018

Quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. Simply sensational!! A must!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rachel, the girl who served us was amazing!\nThe food was delicious. Lots of beautiful people!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was great. The wait staff was friendly and on top of it. I would definitely recommend to friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Wonderful food, service and decor!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The birthday celebration was very special at Buddahkan. The service and food were excellent. The only criticism is the extremely loud music. Everyone from the age of 13 to 73 had a wonderful dinner. Pretty amazing! We especially loved the duck salad, cauliflower lollipops, and short ribs. I'd recommend it to anyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was amazing , every dish tasted delicious. Plenty of food too. \nAmbience of the restaurant is superb.\nOne major down side that has been highlighted in other reviews is the air conditioning needs turning down drastically!\nWe were cold and had to sit with coats and scarves on to stay warm . Also food went cold quickly too as a result. We complained several times in vain. Nothing was done about it and the manager looked as though he hadn't been told about the problem before . \nThey really need to address this problem as it is a shame and let's the restaurant down big time. \nMy 50th birthday meal could have been better as a result.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan never disappoints. Even after missing our reservation, the staff was extremely accommodating to get us seated immediately. The food was tasty, as usual, and comes out to the table at a great pace. Flavor combinations are endless and gets better as the meal goes on. Definitely worth going to if you haven't already.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best meals we have ever had. The staff was excellent. Our second time there. Will be back!!!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been going to Buddakan for years, first in Philadelphia. Both locations are consistently excellent. The food is excellent, imaginative and varied. The desserts have improved and are as good as the rest of the food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful varied menu. Too loud for my taste.expensive wine list

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Continue to never disappoint. Try to go ever time in NYC and have never had a bad meal. Very reasonably priced if you eat all the great small plates.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Simply one word - fantastic. A must try place for those who visit NYC. Highly recommended.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice venue and ambitious menu. However the noise level was awful (being seated next to some very loud people). Service was sweet, but you shouldn't really have to ask for to get the tasting menu presented. The staff seemed quite stressed and forgot to take order for drinks to the food. I guess it depends so much on where you are seated, the company next to your table etc. but in general would not recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved it. Service was outstanding. We had a great bartender while we waited 5 minutes for our table. Great waitress who gave us great feedback and recommendations for our meal. Food was delicious. My only comment is that there didn't seem enough food. It was so good we couldn't get enough of it. We celebrated my birthday the ambiance was perfect! I would go again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always a special atmosphere. We absolutely love this place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Waited 50 min for a table - even though booked it before; a lot of confusion & mess - to get a table, to be seated etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved this restaurant from the first step in the door. Service, vibe, food all amazing! Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience! Yummy food!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were visiting NYC from Europe and a business acquaintance had recommended Buddakan. Unfortunately it was not to our liking. It was way too noisy for us. Not enough lighting (couldn't read menu). Overall it was a bit too trendy for us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I really cool restaurant with great food. Not a place for quiet conversations because of the high music but a cool nightclub feeling. Nice and friendly straff but a bit stiff and posh.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy. No light. Food not that good. Very disappointed . Service not really friendly .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Go eat in the bar area if not on a blind date... same menu better ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am obsessed with the lobster egg rolls here. They are fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very Good Food, Service and Location.

5.0
Excellent
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brilliant ambiance and cocktails. Food also lovely

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second visit and the experience was almost as good. Food and service were terrific but the only negatives were the wait for a table (we had a 6:45 reservation and were not seated until 7:10) and the noise level. Our server was attentive, efficient and professional. The Peking Duck was some of the best we tasted but be warned that, even though the menu states that it is whole duck, the amount of meat served already prepared came from a very small duck. We will nevertheless return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

For the upper-middle class Buddakan is great for a special occasion. Prices deter from too many visits but the quality of food, service, ambiance is all worth it. Go early...it is much quieter and, I believe, the service is of a higher level as the floor is not yet crazy busy. Enjoy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The first visit was nice but we ate in the bar/lounge. This time we got a reservation so really got to experience the restaurant. Just an over better experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been going to Buddakan for about 7 years now. It is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Why? Because it has everything I want: it feels like you are in a fancy nightclub, jaw-dropping scene, the bar is amazing and fun, the food is beyond delicious, the service top notch, and the ambience spectacular. Some of my favorite appetizers are the edamam dumplings (I could have two orders just for myself, and I'm petite), the scallion pancakes, the spring rolls and the calamari salad. As for entrée the filet o nice is excellent and the lamb chops to die for (ask for well done!). If you prefer fish, the black cod is delicious. My favorite side dish the vegetable rice which comes with coconut foam - yummy! And for dessert, Crying Chocolate, you'll be crying when you finish it because you'll want more (I usually share it with my husband and he eats fast).

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place looks amazing and is very big. Music was a bit loud for dining but that is how the place is.\nService was slow, waited to be seated though we had reservations and waited a long time to order.\nMenu had many interesting dishes, definitely not mainstream, but they were just OK, nothing great. \nPricing is rather high, so careful if you're hungry.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dining experience with outstanding food and drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is fantastic! Good service and a nice bar! The atmosphere is so cool! Was a bit chilly.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The wait staff was very good, but the food was not as good as I remember. Somewhat tasteless. Ambience is find, but very cold in the restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a reservation at 9:00PM but we only got a table around 10:00PM. Despite being late with the reservation, we were lucky to get a small table in the waiting area where we had appetizers and some wine. The place was crowded! Make a reservation before!! \nThe service was good, but the food was excellent! Outstanding! One of the best meals I had in NY!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Superficial-friendly-service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing meal at Buddakan, couldn't fault it. The service was exceptional from our waitress Alyson and the food was outstanding.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

A big disappointment, bad service although the manager took it back very well, OK ingredients, more trendy than good, no value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and service! Energetic and a nice restaurant to see. A bit loud music that made it a bit difficult with conversations. But top notch food! A must when in NYC.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and overall vibe was great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My hubby and I have been coming to Buddakan for several years, bringing friends/relatives with us. We love the food and the ambiance, and each time is as good as the last.\n\nOne slight disappointment this time? They changed the calamari salad! It's good, but the previous version was simply great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic short notice reservations - we were seated almost immediately upon arrival and enjoyed every entree that we ordered. It was a great way for my out of town friends to experience a wonderful restaurant with a great vibe, and we were treated with exceptional care.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Buddakhan several times over the years, but this visit was the first in two years. I was so disappointed. Of course, the ambiance is great, and that somewhat made up for the lackluster food. The edamame dumplings were bland. The lobster fried rice was not memorable. The best thing we had was the charred beef which was cooked perfectly, and the charred broccoli which was very flavorful but overloaded with salt. Of the entire meal, dessert was the most memorable. The coconut lime chiboust & the crying chocolate were both delicious. Had we known we would have just gone for dessert & coffee. I should give a shout out to the dining manager however. He came to our table twice to make sure everything was fine. His attention to the service made the mediocre meal and the price for it a bit more tolerable. I think Buddakhan needs to revisit their menu and update it. Many of the items were the same old offerings from years ago & I think as a result the food shows the tiredness.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

indian fusion. spectacular location, because of the stairway to the basement whit very high ceiling

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Was looking forward to going to the NYC Buddakan since I live in Philadelphia and have gone several times to the Buddakan here. I decided to meet friends from out of town there thinking it was a safe bet since I have had the food before. After finding the place in the rain (okay get a larger sign no one can find you) we were seated timely and looked over the menu. The wait staff was attentive and helpful. The food came quickly and I was looking forward to an outstanding meal. In the end the food was ordinary and even cold (lobster fried rice must have sat for awhile). Then when the bill came and we spent over $300 for a couple of drinks and ordinary asian food. I am sorry that I went. There are many more imaginative places in NYC. I'll stick to the site in Philly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful, sophisticated Asian fusion cuisine.\nGreat atmosphere and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fun place, fantastic food, Ben the waiter was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan is a lively, vibrant dining experience. Food and service was outstanding. Excellent bourbon list and great craft drinks. This is an outstanding location for after theater dining. Don't be intimidated by the chopsticks they add to the experience. Be careful not to 'over order' the portions are really a nice size to star out small and add on as the night progresses!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over rated, made us wait for ever, then offered us a table surrounded by people waiting and when rejected that gave us a table in back corner where we could have been anywhere- too dark to read menu- what is all the fuss about ???

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing place, great ambience and atmosphere. Fabulous food. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely return on next visit to NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding food, the service was on top and very fresh food! We will come back on our next trip to NY.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

we always have a great time when we eat at buddahkan. If you can excuse the $26 martini when you arrive as part of the kitch, the place is reasonable and very tasty. I think some of the dim sum could be hotter, but I understand they don't want people burning their mouths. over all an A+ experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellant, as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I eel the out of all places the shouldn't be so dark...I couldn't see nothing..I wanted to powder my face reapply my lipstick stick and it was super dark..I have great vision and I'm only 27..I can only imagine what the seniors and older people go through .

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to Buddakan 5 years ago - when it was amazing. Food has gone down hill big time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing!!! We absolutely loved our meal. Beautiful venue, would highly recommend!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had booked for 8:30pm, however we were not seated at the dinner table until 8:45pm and when asked what time we will be seated, I was told by the waitress to ask the front reception desk....I consider this unacceptable. When we finally sat at our table the waiter was very informative and polite. The food was ok, nothing special. I also did not like that the bottle of proseco we bought was not in sight, whilst in the bucket of ice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing experience, birthday dinner. Thank you!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We spent a week in New Yok to celebrate our anniversary. Our condo owner had recommended this place. Of all the restaurants we patronized, this one was our favorite. A subway breakdown caused us to arrive 30 minutes past our reservation time. The hostess directed us to the bar and told us they would have to work us back in. I thought for sure they would forget us. It took maybe 15 minutes for them to find a table for us. We didn't even have time to order a drink. I was a little disappointed that we were not seated in the stunning main dining room, I had asked for that when I filled out the on-line reservation, but it was still great. Our server had a trainee with him so we had double service. He was very helpful in explaining the menu and tricks on how to order. The food was fantastic. Definitely get the edamame dumplings. My husband had the filet which was melt in your mouth good. I had also mentioned in my on-line reservation that it was our anniversary. We didn't even mention it to the servers, but they brought us a glass of complimentary champagne with our dessert. The atmosphere is a lot of fun. You really feel like you are dining in a trendy New York restaurant. With that said, be aware that this place is dark and loud. Don't kill the mood like the dorky people seated next to us and use the flashlight on your phone to leisurely read the menu. not cool!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very average quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food, friendly service and knowledgeable staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and Service and Ambiance absolutely 5 Star and I Highly recommend this Restaurant second time there to Celebrate a Birthday and it was just as good as the First time I was there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Some of the best Chinese food in NYC. My favorites are the Chile Rock Shrimp appetizer, Black Alaskan Cod entrée , and Chinese donuts with caramel sauce for dessert. A true gem in Chelsea Market.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan is one of those places, that after you leave, you look forward to going back again and again. The food is hand's down, the best Chinese food your going to find in NYC. Serving family style dishes lets everyone at your table taste all the menu's treasures. A few of my favorites dishes are their Edamame dumplings, Chili rock shrimp, Alaskan Black Cod, Salt and Pepper Sea Bass, Lobster fried rice, and Chow Fun Noodles with wild mushrooms.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddkan never disappoints. A few of my favorite dishes are the edamame dumplings, Chile Rock Shrimp, lobster fried rice, Chow fun with wild mushrooms, and the Black Cod. If you still have room for dessert the Chinese donuts with caramel dipping sauce are a real treat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

You won't find a better Chinese restaurant in NYC. The food, service, and atmosphere make Budakkan a rare gem.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is consistently great, however my new favorite dish is the Peking duck served with moo shu pancake wraps to make your own duck wraps. The Alaskan black cod and bacon wrapped shrimp were also exceptional. With the exception of the Chinese donuts with dipping sauce no other desserts are blown me away.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed our meal, the proscecco cocktail was great, the smokey cocktail was really salty. The duck was nice. Overall we were happy with the service and food. \nAlthough our night was ruined by the arrogant wall street group of men seated next to us. They were so loud and rude to all people around them especially your staff. They were swearing at your staff because they didn't get their coffees in time, and complained about every serving of food brought out to them. During our meal they were so loud that we couldn't even hear each other speak. We couldn't wait to leave!\nHopefully we will visit New York again some day and we will come again, as our friends have had a good time previously and we don't feel we had the true Buddakan experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a lovely experience. I wished they had Pinot Grigio though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steak is sooo good that I had to go back there just for it again (the other food is good too - except the Peking duck, it's average). Space is beautiful and service is good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service and ambience but I am there for the food and this is great. Would definitely go again next time we are in New York.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I travel to NYC annually on the first full weekend of Fall as a romantic getaway. We dine out, see a play and shop. On a lark, I made reservations at Buddakan. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised. The food and service (our waiter was Kristen) was fantastic. It ain't cheap but as a once a year treat, it's well worth it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Even if restaurant 'scenes' aren't your thing, Buddakan is worth the tumult for state of the art classic dumplings and spare ribs and slightly modern stir fry spins. All delicious!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, wonderful ambience and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food. Definitely have the edamame dumplings, tuna tartare spring rolls, rock shrimp and lobster fried rice. Everything's really great you cant go wrong.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A friend recommended Buddakan so I booked. Then i found out it where Big Carrie has their Rehersal Dinner, even more awesome.\nThe food was fantastic, the space amazing and we the best night followed by drink on the rooftop at Dream. As a visitor to New York, I loved every second of my there!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was a great dinning experience. We celebrated a birthday and had a great time. The waitress was excellent and very attentive. Always have a good time at Buddakan. Would recommend to anyone that wants a memorable dinning experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined here for my partners birthday and couldn't have been happier. The team were wonderful even going the extra mile to move us to the share table. The food was incredible, you must try the dumplings. We will be coming back again.\nThanks for helping make a special night memorable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy. Hard to have a conversation. To dark. Same drink tasted different when ordering again. Food was not so tasty and not that big of an experience as I had hoped. But the worst was the sound level impossible to talk to my dinner companion or hear what the waiter recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

always and forever staying loyal to their pecking duck salad and scallion pancakes. Their sticky rice and pork lo mein also incredible. They were so kind and wrote on my dessert dish congrats on my promotion!! THEY ARE THE BEST!Service always amazing, bottles of wine range from 45 and up which is nothing for nyc scene. Food is mostly to order dofferent dishes and share so choose wisely and you wont be disappointed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent restaurant.\nVery interesting dishes.\nI ate there the best duck dish ever.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were not expecting it to be so good! Great music, very attentive service ( we were moved to a great table when I mentioned it was a special birthday) and the food was so delicious. Could not fault our evening and I can't wait to go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing place! Decor was beautiful, service was outstanding and food was delicious. There is a longer wait than most places even with reservations but you seem to forget it all once you sit and start dining. One of my favorites.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am a pretty regular patron at Buddakan (about 4-5 times per year) and this time it just missed the mark on a few things.\n\nFirstly, our reservation was for 7.15pm and typically you only wait about 10 minutes for the host/hostess to greet you and take you to your table - this time we waited close to 30 minutes.\n\nSecondly, I ordered an expensive bottle of wine ($99) on the premise that it was a 2008 variety (as per the wine list) but was given a 2012 variety - I questioned this and after leaving and returning the hostess advised that the 2008 variety is not available - I said no as I am not paying that much for something of (possibly) less quality. The hostess then proceeded to advise on alternative wine selections. We found one but were still not happy with it - she graciously allowed us to switch it for something else.\n\nThirdly, a few of our dishes were forgotten and we didn't get them until we asked about them. Maybe the hostess had too many tables to manage?\n\nI'll always be a dedicated patron of Buddakan but this time felt it just wasn't up to it's normal standard.\n\nI have also noticed the last few times I have been that it seems to be getting louder and louder - maybe they need to have areas for large groups and areas for smaller groups?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Thank you for a great service and fantastic food👍 We will come back next year:-)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a party of 6 but only 4 showed on time for our 8pm seating (my European friends have no sense of time-lol). The restaurant was so accommodating and held our reservation for over 45 minutes and then gave us a wonderful table downstairs where it is lively but you can still have conversation without screaming. Our waitress (Katie, I think) was so sweet, knowledgable, and gave wonderful recommendations. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We left very satisfied and will definitely be returning-on time!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although a bit of a delay waiting for our pre dinner drinks at the bar and then being seated at our table, the rest of evening was very enjoyable. The food was beautifully presented, delicious and served in a timely manner. Our waiter, Ben, was exceptional and made our night with his help and understanding of the menu, his attentiveness and very pleasant manner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We didn't really connect with the waiter, the chicken was overdone and grey, and the steak was grey on the outer rim and raw in the middle as if it had been too cold when they started cooking it. The music was also so loud that I could not hear what my SO was saying, and neither we nor the waiter could hear what was being said.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience - we loved it! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dining

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food here is always amazing .. I'm obsessed with the oxtail dumplings and salt and pepper sea bass!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We loved our meal at Buddakan! The food and drinks were exceptional! The Dim-Sum Tasting for 2 and the Bread Pudding were phenomenal. Great drink selections as well. Overall, I would return to Buddakan for another great evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had family over from Australia and wanted to take them somewhere special. The food and service was absolutely outstanding. A memorable night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall, everything was great. First time at Buddakan in NYC, been several times to B in Phila. (live in Phila.) Beautiful, fun dining experience. Much prettier than the Phila. Buddakan (and probably 3x the size). Service was superior - had plenty of attention but not overkill. Some of the food was very good, but for being a Stephen Starr restaurant, they could take some of the dishes up a notch. I realize that I have to keep in mind that they are preparing meals for 350 people at one time if the restaurant is filled to capacity, so I think the size of the restaurant must in some ways negatively impact the food experience (combination of few variables including having to turn out food in a very timely manner). That being said, I think Buddakan in NYC might be better than the one in Phila. (although the Phila. location has the amazing Caesar salad; sadly the NYC location does not). We had a crispy calamari salad which was just ok - the salad itself was very good (great flavors in the dressing) but the calamari was fair and sparse. We've had much better calamari salad in very moderately priced Phila. restaurants that are so much better, more plentiful and less expensive. I would think that a place like Buddakan would make near or perfect crispy and even grilled calamari. Since Stephen Starr owns at least 30 restaurants between Phila, Atlantic City, D.C., and NY, I would think calmari would be a popular dish at a number of his restaurants. Maybe they need a new and exciting recipe. Buddakan never disappoints with many of the flavors/spices they use. The charred broccoli was amazing, although a small size dish. In summary, I think they should strive to do better because they probably can, especially for the money people are spending. Lucky for many high priced and often over rated restaurants, the average person cannot differentiate between decent and great food. But Buddakan is always fun, and I love trying new things there. I hope next time it is even better!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our second visit. We had a reservation but waited extra to be sat in the main room where the community table is (think Sex and the City). Joseph at the bar took great care of us while we waited. David, our waiter in the dining room was excellent. Fun, attentive, and knowledgeable. A truly memory dinner during out visit to NYC.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Winner! Hadn't been there in 8 years and had forgotten how delicious the food is. Every dish was fantastic. Perfect setting for birthday celebration.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddakan is a gem! The décor of the restaurant is warm and serene and the food and service are topnotch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

WOW! Amazing experience! Food awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Budakahn is a great experience in New York dining and an even better spot to take friends and family, the wait staff are always super friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We've been to Buddakan many times, as a couple, for special occasions and with friends visiting from other parts of the country and abroad. We have never been disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been here before a few times. This time was for my birthday. And as always, it didn't disappoint. Service was good, waiters are attentive and knowledgeable about the food. The food is really really good, but please be aware you do pay for it. Its not cheap, but soooo worth it. Its definitely a place for a special occasion or large groups celebrating. The food is portioned to share. If you want to go here, consider it at least a month before. Last year I tried making reservations two weeks before my birthday and they were booked for the days I wanted. This year I remembered a month before and I got the day I wanted. Overall, an amazing place with amazing food and drinks.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overpriced and overpriced for what you get. This place is one of those places for show off and nothing else. Forget about food and service. Decor is nice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I don't know why I have not been to Buddakan before. I had been reading about this eclectic Asian experience for years and the reviews were always amazing. Finally! There were a group of 4 of us and we were treated with care from the moment we arrived until we were out the door. Service is top notch. The wait staff know their stuff. Prices are so reasonable for the quality of each dish. We had a couple different items from the Dim Sum and appetizer menu to start. For main course you have to have the melt in your mouth Glazed Alaskan Black Cod. The Whole Peking Duck was enjoyed by all, it is a huge portion. Make sure and save room for one of the amazing desserts. The decor, staff, food & drink work perfectly together like a well made sports car.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Booked in for 8pm. Not seated untill 8:30pm (advised the 6:30 table was over running and they'll move them on) Ordered and ate a starter + main, then pushed out of the door by 09:15pm. Staff could not have cared less, just wanted to turn the table round for next booking at 09:30pm. My partner is pregnant and we asked the bar staff which non-alcoholic cocktails they did, he couldn't answer. We did ask for a Virgin Mary which was average at best. \n\nFood was super basic and felt out dated, if you like Chinese Cooking Salt (MSG) then these are the chefs for you. I was so dehydrated after this meal I thought I'd eaten a dominos pizza. We ordered dumplings, then steak and fish, it was nice but plain. If you own a quality steel pan then you could replicate the mains easily. The chefs lack of imagination coupled with the awful service made this place really terrible. \n\nIn total, we paid around 160 dollars, for 3 plates and 3 drinks consumed over 45 minutes. So yeah, 3.50 a minute to be extremely disappointed and treated like dirt. \n\nComing away it seems the only good thing to say is the fact we've eaten in Buddakan. Honestly, nothing else. If It wasn't for Carrie this place would be long gone.\n\nYou can get so much more in this city for so much less.\n\nBuddakan is a real disappointment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food, amazing venue, amazing decor and amazing staff

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good to experience once but don't feel the need to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My family and I had a wonderful evening celebrating my dad's 60th birthday. Our waitress, Christie, was amazing. She was very energetic and helpful with menu suggestions/recommendations . I work closely with restaurants like Buddakan and feel they do a great job of providing delicious food along with impeccable service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Please do something about the noise, we 4 sat in the room far back, in a corner but still we hardly could hear each other. How about some curtains strategically draped. Besides the noise it is a beatiful place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Every course was excellent. Everything was cooked perfectly. The Oxtail Dumplings appetizer, Lamb Chops Filet Mignon, Cauliflower Stir Fry are all done to absolute perfection. The Chocolate Fondant with the sour cherries and pistachio ice cream is Superb! As for our dining experience: Our server explained everything perfectly. However, we waited a long time to place our order and It also took a long time to get refills for our beverages. We also waited a long time for our order of rice to arrive after the dinner was served. We asked for it twice and should've arrived with the meals. We would definitely go back, however, for a restaurant of this caliber these issues shouldn't be on the radar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

From beginning to end simply amazing great service even better food my fav place in NYC !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant came highly recommended and I booked for a small group of friends. Menu was extensive and creative, food was superb, great to share and fair value. Waitstaff were knowledgable, made good recommendations and reasonably attentive. Venue was classy and hip and everyone in our party had a great time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always and forever my number 1 restaurant to go to. I love the prices, food quality and service. They are always nice, the food always comes shortly, and if you do wait, they apologize immediately. Extremely organized, professional and delicious food and drinks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing, group of 5, everything was perfect. Best taste of my life

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not as good food as the 10's of times I've been in the past... Feels like this destination is becoming a 'Has been.'

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

In my booking at open table i wrote that we would like a glass of sparkling wint upon arrival since we were celabrating a friends 40th birthday. And the wine was already served when we where seated. And when we got to desserts they had decorated one of them with “happy birthday” and placed it by my friend, although we hadn´t told them whose birthday it was. Very observant! \n\nThe food was really really good. I would go with their recommendations. As a starter I can recommend the tasting meny with five different dishes. Or I would just go for the spring rolls with tuna, they were to die for! I would definitely go here again (this was my second time) and I can definitely recommend Buddakan to others!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was low quality for what you paid, I would rather takeaway Chinese for less than half the cost and better quality

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I always really enjoy buddakan and we did this time too. The truffle dumplings, singapore chilli crab and spicy beef are my go-to's.All the food was very good except the Peking duck that was bland this time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Buddah was smiling upon us the entire evening\ngreat service and food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our experience in the Great Hall was magical, only further bettered by the fact that Draco Malfoy was our server! And let me tell you, he got a bad rap in all the books! He could not have been more attentive or entertaining than if my house elf had gone to Weasley's Wizard Wheezes, took polyjuice potion and became Malfoy, and then gave us impeccable dining service. The food was delicious, appearing out of thin air and our goblets were never empty. Definitely worth a visit! Ask for Malfoy!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

How an amazing time Celebrating my 25th birthday here. I was running a little late and I was still happy to know the restaurant took us even tho it took quiet sometime for us to be seated. I wish it was quicker for us to get our drinks and apps. But besides that. Everything was great. Especially us being the last party in the whole restaurant, and our waitress being such a great sport and taking the group photo for me. \n\nI will deff be back to Buddakan!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my birthday dinner and our waiter made sure I felt very special. The food was amazing and the atmosphere, fun and energetic. We had a great time

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very dark and trendy. Far too cold. Very good service - which you'd expect for the price though. We spent $300 for two people (2 starter, 2 main, 2 sides, 1 dessert and wine). Only dish that particularly stood out was the edamame dumplings. Probably not quite worth the money.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

After years and years of Budican being our most favorite go to Restaurent Budican was disappointing 😟\nDo not order the duck or the ribs\nI doubt if we will return 😂

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing dining experience as always. Every time I come to NY from Dallas, this is the first restaurant I make a reservation for. The food is top tier and the. The hand crafted deserts and homemade ice creams with unique flavors to explode the other part of the desert is phenomenal. Highly highly recommend this restaurant

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and vibe

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was fantastic!!! No complaints!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

it was soooo delicious and the service one of the best ever had!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful food in a very atmospheric place. Waiter very helpful. Would definitely go again . Can't recommend it highly enough.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first time at Budakan and I would really recomend the restaurant. Their pekin duck was delicious. The place has a very original decoration, great service and the delicious food. I would recomend making a reservation as it is a popular place that was full regardless of the fact that they have alot of tables.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our favorite NYC restaurant year after year. Such a fun night out; very attentive service. Excellent wine and food is just heaven. Wonderful romantic night on the town. Love this restaurant!