75 9th Ave, New York, NY
(212) 989-6612 serving: Midtown, Chelsea
open:Sat: 5pm-1pm, Sun: 5pm-11pm, Thu-Fri: 5:30pm-1am, Tue-Wed: 5:30pm-12am, Mon: 5:30pm-10pm

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10
Location, Location, Location:


Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Bar Scene, $$$$, Travelers Check, People Watching, Mastercard Accepted, Special Occasion Dining, Discover Accepted, Visa Accepted, American Express Accepted, Chinese,

The Low Down


Where to Sit: Request a seat in the quieter downstairs "library" room if the catacomb-like upstairs rooms aren't to your liking.

What to Drink: Experiment with sake: Harushika's sparkling Tokimeki is a cross between sake and champagne and makes an excellent opener. End the meal with one of Buddakan's exotic teas, such as Silence, a lightly scented South African tea that's caffeine free.

When to Go: The cocktail lounge stays open until 2am Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday night until 3am. Expect it to be as crowded as a nightclub after 9pm.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Who knew that a former cookie factory could ooze opulence? At Buddakan, the subtle concrete-colored entryway leads to an airy bar and lounge where lattice-screen walls offer hints that something impressive lies on the floor below. Like its…
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By juanj482569350 at Citysearch

I am very comfortable about this place. I love that they have so many great meals to choose from. I particularly love the beef meals because it tas... Read More

By MelissaJ375 at Citysearch

Buddakan was great experience and most tasty fusion food. Everything was delicious down to the dessert. The only thing was that it was a bit pricey... Read More

By Tatiana52 at Citysearch

Pricey, very delicious! Served family style made it even better for our large group. We even had left overs! Service was as good as it gets in NY. ... Read More

Loved it
By bugplanet at Citysearch

Wow, what a beautiful place in the MP district. Had dinner here with my wife. Not too loud, great food, excellent service. A little pricey but h... Read More

what do you mean this doesn't have 5 stars?
By blackswanballerina at Citysearch

buddakan is my absolute favorite. the food is beyond. it's a little pricey but worth it. Read More