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“Amazing venue & food”
Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
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Ranked #97 of 14,586 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ask to be seated in the main room, the top floor lacks atmosphere.
The lobster rice, fillet beef and the ribs we're stand out dishes!

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Thank Jo16_13
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

I don't really need to say much , as everything was fantastic , we were lucky enough to have the private dining room for our group. With a extensive sampler menu . The food has soul! You can tell the Chef cook with passion and love for their job. Service was also first class ! Very attentive and friendly . Definitely a must while in New York

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Thank shagadelicchef
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love the vibe of this place -like a stylish nightclub. Reminds me of Tao in Vegas. But it wouldn't be worthwhile unless the food is good, and the food is delicious. A creative reinterpretation of dim sum made with quality ingredients, as well as various other fusion dishes. Save room for dessert. The chocolate fondant was almost worth the trip in and of itself.

Thank gregsf11
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Desperately wanted to experience dinner here particularly as SATC had a stint filming here!!
Food was fantastic! The menu wasn't massively easy to digest but the staff help and explain. I ordered rice and it had egg in which isn't made clear on the menu i let the manager know and she offered to have more made. This was a good result as I am allergic!
Cocktails are fab. It's not the cheapest place to go but certainly worth the experience especially as you may spot a celeb!!

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Thank NorthamptonTbird
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

Visited early on a Friday evening (the only time slot available was 6.15pm). Instead of the requested 'table for 4' the 'host' tried to seat us in a row at the long table in the central room - obviously this was not suitable. We were then told that two of us could sit one side of the table and the other two on the opposite side. We were still not happy and eventually were shown to a lovely table for 4 (what we asked for in the first place!). The atmosphere, décor and food were excellent but the overall experience was totally let down by the service - it was slapdash, amateurish, and not particularly welcoming. It seemed to us that the bank of 'hosts' standing behind the reception desk might be better employed elsewhere in the restaurant. It was made obvious that were not expected to linger and when one of our party when to the cloakroom his unfinished drink was so swiftly whipped away by a waiter, we didn't have time to object!

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1  Thank Penelope50
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