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Buddakan

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75 9th Ave, At W 15th and W 16th in Chelsea, Meatpacking District, New York City, NY 10011-7006 (16th Street)
+1 212-989-6699
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17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 17:30 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Was there with a large group a few times and Buddakan has never disappointed. Their service is exemplary and its hard to like other restaurants once you have been to Buddakan.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

On entering this venue it feels, looks and sound like a nightclub. It is dark and the music is very loud. We were greeted by at least six "hosts" who took our coats and told us to wait whilst someone would take us to our table. 10 minutes later (despite having a reservation and being asked on three separate occasions... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buddakan was an experience. We loved everything we tried. The drinks were cold and delicious. I had the embrace which went great with our meal choices. The short rib is not to be missed. I can't wait to go back and order it again. If you like spicy the monkfish is your dish.

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Lillestrom, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is Asian food at it's best. From I entered the restaurant to i left the building i felt like a king. Really good food for a ok price

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Thank Petter G
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first experienced Buddakan in Philadelphia, and had a moment of pure bliss when we had our first edamame dumplings. We live in NY and finally got a chance to eat at Buddakan here, hoping the dumplings would be just as good as we remembered/were hoping. They did not disappoint!! They are seriously out of this world, and probably the... More 

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Thank Y4269LF
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place, great staff, mouthwatering food and an ambiance to die for. I have been here at least 5 times and I have never ever been disappointed.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I first visited Buddakan in March 2015 and wanted to return on my next trip but the restaurant was booked up on the nights that we could go. Luckily though we managed to get a cancellation on our last night and I'm so glad we did. We had some great meals on this trip at Grill 23 in Boston and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I were so impressed with this restaurant not to mention it being a filming spot in the sex and the city film! The food was amazing and service couldn't be faulted. Loved it!

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North Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent presentation of the food. Staff great, actually turned the music down when asked, although it seemed it got louder again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here a few weeks ago on a Saturday night to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It’s hard to get a reservation but we managed to get what I suspect was a cancellation and had a table for 7.30. the service was brilliant. We walked in and they wished him a happy birthday, they took our coats and then showed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 9th Ave, At W 15th and W 16th in Chelsea, Meatpacking District, New York City, NY 10011-7006
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighbourhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-6699
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Chelsea
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