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75 9th Avenue, At W 15th and W 16th in Chelsea, Meatpacking District, New York City, NY 10011 (16th Street)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic ambiance. Food is beautiful and service in second to none. Would highly recommend this place for a great night out.

Thank Lisa T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent and we were surprised at how great the service was considering how busy it was. We had pre booked a table and we were seated right on that time. We had a great night and would defiantly recommend it.

Thank Siobhan H
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have no problem giving this restaurant five stars , from the moment we walked in the door to when we left the staff approach did not go unnoticed they where helpful , knowledgeable and cared about customer service which is very important but the food was exceeded anything I've had before , thank you for the best eve evening,... More 

Thank VF428
Petts Wood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic meal at Buddakan. The cocktails and food were excellent, especially the ribs and the atmosphere was excellent. Well worth a visit.

Thank francesmcc
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This would be my 3rd time going to this restaurant, and I will continue to go every time I come to NYC! Not cheap, but worth the experience of amazing food and drinks!

Thank silvanazambri
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had good memories for Buddakan and took there a business partner. Quite disappointing. We got appetizers and main course. Yellowtail flavorless and shrimp tasted like they had a cheese sauce on them. Black bass was a sort of fish and chips with chunks of fried fish to dip in a sauce. The other fish plate was good but I... More 

Thank Velco F
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a cool restaraunt downtown. It's more of a fun loud environment with their own mix of house music. It's quite dark but the decor is great. The menus are meant for sharing which is great but when you have a large group and a table that can't house the large playing they use, then it gets a bit... More 

Thank Mankducati
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge place which in this case equals really bad service. Had to wait very long time to be seated even with reservations. The waitress did not have any time to attend to our table. Had to wait 10 minutes before she showed up for the first time then walked away before we could order anything. This repeated several times, waitress... More 

Thank Matt T
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here with a group of eight people and none of us were disappointed. We got the fixed price tasting menu at $95/person, so we know beforehand how much we were spending. While a minimum of six people need to order the tasting menu, they also have $70/p and $80/p options. It was hard to tell if the prices... More 

Thank Alec R
Woodford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and service. My only gripes being - I had asked for a table in the main hall (downstairs) two weeks before and whilst they did manage expectations and say they'd try, we didn't get it. They made a nice effort at desserts though. I'm also wary when restaurants that aren't fully booked make you wait 20 mins for... More 

Thank LAS454

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $50
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 9th Avenue, At W 15th and W 16th in Chelsea, Meatpacking District, New York City, NY 10011
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: A,C,E to 14th Street. L to 8th Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chelsea
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Phone Number: 212-989-6699
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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