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“Lovely last night in NYC”
Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
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Ranked #61 of 14,031 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 August 10, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by my sister who lived in NYC for a while. It was a fantastic restaurant with delicious food! The waitress was really friendly and suggested dishes. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great, non-touristy place.

1  Thank NicolaThomsonWalker
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent Asian Fusion food.
We spent a very good time.
The plates are generous, nice prepared.
Good presentation.
Service good.

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Thank cthsxm
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food was spectacular though I think as a party of 2, the food came too quick and our experience was over very quickly. Too fast a meal to enjoy a bottle of wine and I guess $ for $ I would have liked to enjoy the experience a little longer. I would still recommend, though don't expect a romantic lingering experience.

1  Thank BigBadDom
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was very excited to go here because of the interior and great reviews of the food.
It is definitely one of a kind in terms of interior decoration and design. Waiting in the kind of dull lounge waited to be seated, anticipation of what's still to come is raised. Then finally, when entering the main room - watch yor steps going down - as you want to look around and take in the beautifully decorated and impressive main room - WOW !

We were seated in a quieter smaller room - tastefully decorated as a modern library - very spacious and kind of zen-like wheras the main room is over the top opulent with gold and brass, het very tasteful.

Waiters extremely nice and accommodation - also quite easy on the eye...

Food : some advice from the staff is required or you could end up with either not enough food as really quite small dishes or too much if you order too many differnent platew. Difficult to choose what exactly are the right portions especially if you are a small party.

Definitely to be recommended if you are into Asian cuisine in an exceptional setting. A big plus is also that despite the vast space and the large number of guests, it never feels too crowded and waiting times once at your table ar more than reasonable as well.

Price : party of 2 incl cocktails during wait and some more with the food around USD 200 (no wine though ordered)

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Thank karine1301
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Buddakan is a beautiful Asian restaurant next to Chelsea Market... it is Asian food with glamour.. the plates definitely have the presentation. The food is really good. Not the best Asian food I ever had but very good. It is a great place to eat, share and socialize.... my filthy martinis equally delicious. Our server was extremely patient and good at what he does.

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1  Thank FredOH69
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