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“Amazing food, stylish place, great atmosphere!”
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Ranked #74 of 13,689 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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.
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“Amazing food, stylish place, great atmosphere!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were traveling to NY and met friends for dinner, we were two couples and our friends made a reservation at 8pm. The hostess were polite even thought our table was ready only 20 mins later. We waited in the lounge area and didn't feel the delay since we had a lot of catching up to do.
Our table was located in the upper area of the restaurant, which was nice, however for next time we will definitely ask for a table in the lower level of the restaurant. We really liked the design of the interior and the low lighting which was not too dark but also created a very chic and trendy ambiance.
Our waiter was nice, but with a slice of attitude. He recommended us to order a bunch of dishes and just share everything- and so we did.
Our order included mainly dumplings and one red tuna tartar spring roll starter, beef filet and the black cod. The spring rolls were just amazing, the tune inside was fresh and chill and went really well with the crisp of the roll (which wasn't oily at all). One of the biggest surprises was the edamame dumplings- when I read the description on the menu I must admit it sounded a bit lame and not exciting at all. Me and my boyfriend eat out a lot, really big fans culinary and travel especially when we travel around the world (which we did a lot) so it is really hard to amaze or surprise us. Luckily our friends ordered thsi dish, and OMG, the first bite was just unforgettably. I cut the superlatives to describe it- just order it when you there and you will know what I'm talking about. The carrot dumplings, jade shrimps dumplings and the chicken dumplings were great as well. The cod fish was also incredible and melted in our mouths, however the beef filet dish was just OK. We also shared one dessert- the chocolate fondant, that was good as well.
The presentation and the aesthetics of the each dish was very simple yet sophisticated, a real eye candy.
All in all, we ordered 10 dishes, 1 bottle of Sake (750ml) and a cocktail and our bill came to 300$ including service.
Can't wait to go back to New York and dine there again!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Innazg
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Delicious food, amazing interior”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

The interior is stunning and the food was delicous - and there was alot of it! A business dinner of 6 women - we ordered one of the menus and there was actually way to much food. Unfortunately the waitress didn't really inform us how much food to come during the dinner, which was too bad - since we were almost full after the first serving. But all of it was really really delicious and definitely worth the visit (still thinking about that chocolate dessert!) I would definitely go again!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank IngerLyn
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“Brilliant dining experience ”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

First time visit. Excellent food. There were 4 of us and we shared lots of plates. Peking duck was sensational. As were the pork spare ribs, carrot dumplings, and the lamb chops. Not as expensive as I had expected. Unique ambience, highly recommended.

Thank Stephanie T
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Escazú, San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lived up to its reputation...”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service and ambiance. Great selection of asian fusion dishes. Nice crowd. Get the rock shrimp and the lamb chops.

Thank Jose D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing culinary experience”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

First time at Buddakhan and We were really impressed by both the decor and the food. Ryan our server was amazing and provided great dish suggestions which we followed and we were not disappointed. The edamame dumplings, pork belly with steamed buns, the spicy cauliflower dish and the popcorn shrimp all really really good. We are definitely heading back during our next trip to NYC.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank jeremie_ryan
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