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Buddha Bodai

5 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-5024
+1 212-566-8388
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“dim sum” (23 reviews)
“dumplings” (15 reviews)
“bbq meat” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-5024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit especially when you feel the need to have vegetarian dumplings . They serve things made of soya or wheat. They don’t use any meat.. and they speak English and very happily explain their menu to you.. so many different things...More

Thank mysticseeker
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat on Uber Eats and came across Buddha Bodai. The food was so delicious and the portion sizes were amazing, as well as being great value for money I would highly recommend.

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Delicious kosher vegetarian (Cup K). Each dish tastes like the original but is made with wheat gluten or vegetables. Lunch specials are cheap. Definitely get the lamb appetizer.

Thank Shira S
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The food is great. The dishes are big, and the staff members are lovely . The place is nice and quiet. I would definitely come back.

Thank Shoshan E
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I had several dishes as takeout: bok choy, love mein noodles and a tofu dish. Omg!!! Delicious AND huge servings! And not expensive either. Not too salty. Perfectly delicious!

Thank Mary C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Wow! The food here is amazing! We ordered lots of different dishes and a sharing starter and had way too much. All the food we tried was delicious. We was spinning the round bit on our table tasting each other’s dishes. There was 6 of...More

Thank jjpink34
Reviewed July 1, 2018

In fairness the food is typically quite fresh and tasty. But do not order online. Dreadful service. Well actually no service. Non-deliveries are greeted with "sorry manager not here". Had this occur three times after years of fine service. Something is very wrong right now.

Thank glennewalsh
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This place has to be tried. Portions are really generous and the food is amazing. Fantastic deadpan staff who make eating there even more fun!! Go early as its a popular place to eat.

Thank Mordenboy
Reviewed June 13, 2018

"If locals eat here it must be a good place" and sure it was, this place has a wide menu of tasty vegan kosher food, you will be happy because of the tasty flavors and big portions, and great hospitality, you will enjoy this place...More

1  Thank ANA C
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Lunch special of under 8 bucks! Place was packed for lunch but we ordered dim sum. All vegetarian and very good especially the “ribs” which were actually round in a fantastic gravy. Yummy

Thank A9253WFdonnam
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Mott St, New York City, NY 10013-5024
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-566-8388
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