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“Dinner was amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
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Ranked #66 of 13,554 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Chinese, Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Dinner was amazing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Very good asian fusion with lots of choice. enviroment is stunning and atmosphere is buzzing. Service however was just ok. We arrived at 7:00 and he was fairly busy but by the time we left at 8:30 it was a zoo. Allow time to sit in the bar before your dinner reservation.....great start to the evening.

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Tel-Aviv
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53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hip, but not amazing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I can understand why the place is hip at the moment, but the food it OK for this kind of restaurants, and does not differ from many similar restaurants. Nothing was WOW, and the dessert was awful. For the price, I would expect much more.

  • Visited November 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Achingly hip, excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Loved the atmosphere and food here. Despite being packed with what seemed like hundreds of diners the service was swift, efficient and personal. Food was excellent. Would return.

Visited November 2012
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Twickenham
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife love's this place and I really like it too. Great food and really helpful and friendly waiter. Book in advance to make sure you get a table. We had a cocktail in the bar and it was just a very pleasurable evening.

Visited September 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Asian fusion. Nice trendy place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

I've been here twice within 4 years. I like the food especially the mapo tofu. The restaurant is in meat packing district area, nice decor, very large inside. Price is moderate. Service is good.

Visited November 2012
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