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“Must try New York City Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
75 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
212-989-6699
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Ranked #27 of 11,595 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Cross street: 16th Street
Transit: A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
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.
New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Must try New York City Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

They open for dinner only. Great place, one of a kind experience. Order the Lobster Egg Rolls from their Dim Sum menu. For a variety of appetizers do their Bo Bo Plate 3 or 4 different hot appetizers, really good.
Their Peking Duck is magical, they have great noodle dishes, fried rices and all the wonderful stuff that makes up Chinese food. Super desserts dont miss them.Great staff and service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Nowhere in the world you'll find a place like this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you like trendy mega bar feel, if you are willing to wait in the lounge area for at least 15 minutes WITH a reservation, if you are OK with laud dance music - you are in for one hell of a night. This one is here to dazzle your eyes.

The food is wonderful. You can find more sophisticated dishes around the city, but only few will be that fun and so reasonably priced.
The service is a silver bullet. Probably the best in NYC.

Certainly not for everyone but if you play by their rules you'll have a night to remember.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great for a group”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great place for a group, out of town guests love it. The food is very easy to share, which is why I would recommend going there with a group. But the menu is also very varied, the meat and potatoes crowd can hang with the vegetarians and everyone is satisified. My only negative is that it can be very LOUD at times. This is not the place to take your grandparents for dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Unique take(s) on standard Chinese food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Definitely different from the many standard (if authentic) Chinese restaurants in NYC. In this case, delicious tastes (mostly in the Cantonese style; not much spice) and innovative ideas. We had plenty of food for 2 at $125 including drinks: definitely good value for the City. Top menu items for us: rice with big pieces of Dungeness crab (plenty to share); lobster-crab dumplings; edamame and goat cheese dumplings in a wine-reduction broth (good example of something different); excellent (if a little under-seasoned) wild mushroom chow fung. Service is incredibly good: while our server helped us most of the time, at least 3 other staff, including the house manager, brought food, asked if we needed anything, bussed, etc. The space is endless: ask for a table in one of the side rooms for a little less noise.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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“Still great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Second visit to this resto (first was an office function years ago) and i must say they did not disappoint once again. All the food that was served were good looking and tastes great. We're Asians and used to the "Chinatown" chinese food and this place does it justice but at an "upscale" level. Hard to explain but the Dimsum and other entrees had the "real" chinese but they really take the "fusion" to heart. Great food, nice place and a very friendly service totals to a 4 star rating in my book. Faves were the pork belly, short ribs and monkfish and dont forget tuna tartare spring roll

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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