Buddakan NY

4.6
13931 reviews
$50 and over
Chinese
The surreal atmosphere of this awe-inspiring restaurant in the Meatpacking district of Manhattan
combines the serenity of Asia with the flamboyance of 16th century Paris. The menu features fanciful interpretations of Chinese dishes and delights even the most discriminating palates.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13931 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OmariS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

attentive service, great table clearing methods, warm seating arrangements. The outdoor operation looks to be well invested in with warm booths and tables all adequately separated. Menu scans and physical printed menus are available upon seating.

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JonathanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there, and it was a wonderful choice to go there.

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Meirbear
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food lacked seasoning for the price. Waiter was very nice.

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Erin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The edamame dumplings were one of the best appetizers I’ve ever had. The patio dining was great, because it incorporated not only heat lamps but heat tubes that shot warmth towards the table. Some day I would love to eat here outside a pandemic, as the interior is breathtaking.

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vipstephanieK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cannot imagine that there was anything more that could have been done to make a January outdoor dining experience any better. Food was great and we were warm and toasty. Service was friendly, efficient and we felt 100% comfortable with all protocols. Bravo!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The place is much worse than it was before pandemic- the staff is still friendly but they seated us not at the best table and the food was not good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration lunch

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marco
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

In a time when its difficult to find comfortable (warm) outdoor dining with superior cuisine -- and one that feels Covid safe -- Buddakan delivers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was my birthday and we made a 8:15 reservation and New York needs restaurants to close by 10pm due to Covid. We weren’t served till 9pm and wasted 45 mins and once we ordered food it all came at once with as I was eating my last bite of cake the sever pretty much pulled the plate from underneath me when it was just 9:40. I don’t think they should do reservations post 8pm if this is the level of service. Really disappointed to have celebrated my birthday dinner here. Service was slow and inconsiderate. We understand the constraints but it can all be done with a bit of class.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Nice outdoor seating.

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Marymary
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time we go. Outdoor dining is well organized and takes all precautions. Food and service is outstanding.

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vipShubhiAnand18
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a very pleasant experience to be dining outside -- Buddakan had made it very comfortable and safe. The food was very good as was the service. I was a bit disappointed with our drinks -- Solstice and Remedy. Overall good experience and will recommend to others.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Great! They invested in an outstanding outdoor seating! Very warm tables, top service and the dim sum are just the best!

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Palo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Outdoor seating is not very well managed. They definitely cannot recreate the ambience that they had indoors but still it was below par with respect to the tables, chairs, and setup. Heating in cold winters is important but they did not seem to do much about it either. This is not how fine dining looks like.

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vipleonal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for NYE. Had a great time. Wonderful set up. Great music. Great good.

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vipStjoy33
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious as always. The service was courteous but slow. I expected the waitress to check in more and a manager never came by to see how everything went.

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NikhilMC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Top notch food and service outdoors and well heated outside seating.

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Maya
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food but not a great service, I will go back when able to eat inside. Our waiter was difficult to find.

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vipCSmith
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful with the setup for COVID. I felt safe to eat outdoors.

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vipVd00
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with the outdoor seating setup especially the heating aspects and airflow. The tasting menu was great and quality of food is consistent from pre-Covid days (ie delicioso!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Outdoor dining setup was wonderful and warm!

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billie
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside- very warm and cozy!

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VincentL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Unfortunately very disappointing. My wife and I used to frequent the Atlantic City location and have always said they were quite literally the best food experience of our entire lives. Every morsel of every course was out of this world fresh & flavorful unlike anything we’d ever had before. The NYC location does not even come close. Duck was dry and flavorless, and ice cold. Had it sent back and a new one prepared steaming hot, but was still flavorless. There was only mild improvement when dipped in the sauce that was served on the side. My wife got a cocktail with Oolong tea that was way too citrusy (tasted like concentrated lemonade with just a dash of alcohol.) Overall just not what we were expecting based off of what we were used to from Atlantic City. The only bright spots were the vegetable fried rice and my cocktail of gin and lychee. Both were the closest in quality (near exact replicas) of what we used to receive at the Atlantic City location. This NYC location also did have very pleasant wait staff and excellent outdoor seating with open air flow and very nice toasty heaters. But this experience honesty made us so very sad because with the Atlantic City location having permanently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our favorite restaurant is almost officially dead to us. The only hope of it’s resurrection is to visit the Philadelphia location and maybe hope for a better experience there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing service. The whole staff worked so well with each other for the outdoor dining. Well setup and Amazing. It felt exactly like if I was eating indoors still. The waitress especially was great and went above and beyond to give us the same Buddakan experience. One of my favorite restaurant always.

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LelaJ
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I had to keep running down my waiter and my lobster fried rice was very basic and plain. I make fried rice better at home. The drinks was not special, but the lo mein and dumplings were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I feel it was to cold outside and my food got cold i wasn’t able to enjoy it. The food was pretty good but I’ll give it 3 and a half stars because it was to cold with outdoor seating

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vipDeniseK
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Buddakan goes above and beyond to ensure that guests have a great dining experience. With indoor dining being shut down, Buddakan clearly invested a lot of money in the outdoor dining and heated spaces. We ate there on Christmas evening and the temperature was in the high 30’s. We were comfortable sitting outside and all of the food was outstanding. I would recommend the edamame dumplings, the crispy duck, the charred filet of beef, pork belly sandwich and crispy shrimp. Their corking fee is reasonable and the cocktails delicious. Would highly recommend!

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DarnellM
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was nothing to write home about. I would suggest looking at another high end asian establishment.

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Monica
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Christmas dinner in one of the outside greenhouses. Even with the heater turned up all the way, we were still cold because the door has to be left open. The food and the service, however, were outstanding as usual.

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RachelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was good, ambience was nice, but the food and drinks were underwhelming.

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LesS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even outdoors they manage to create an intimate space, and serve great food with exceptional service.

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Leonie
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend. Best Peking Duck we have eaten since our trip to Hong Kong.

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ANAG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Outside seating, food gets cold and service is slow.

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Delilah
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I had my birthday dinner here. We sat outside. Definitely will come back when indoor dining reopens. The food was great and we had a nice time. Our waiter wasn't the best. Short brunette guy I would not recommend. But overall will come back again.

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EmilyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dim sum tasting menu is incredible! The cauliflower was another favorite.

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CurtW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good, but a little over-priced. There was a lot of confusion between staff members and managers about what could be done with outside dining. One server would tell us one thing, then another would tell us something else, then another would come and reverse that. Our server and bussers were very nice, so it's not their fault.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food in a great space!

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vipAmanda
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I went here for my birthday with a few close friends. The restaurant itself was so large and was able to sit all parties well over 6 feet apart, the closest group was maybe 20-30ft away from us on the opposite side of the space! The outdoor dining set up also looked great and well heated.

The food and drinks were very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering Covid and eating on a sidewalk in December it was amazing.

FAQs

Buddakan NY does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Buddakan NY also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 989-2245.

Buddakan NY is rated 4.6 stars by 13931 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.