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 Ramela S at Insider Pages

They have great really good food. My friends and I had a wonderful time. The inside of the restaurant is beautiful. Read More

Great experience
By Cynthia E at Insider Pages

Buddakan is a very trendy restaurant. The place is so dark you can barely see the door! There i s a young crowd who hangs out here. Tables can b... Read More

Buddakan is fab
By nycla at Gayot

This is one of my favorite restaurants in nyc. Went there with a few girlfriends and had a wonderful experience. The main dining room downstairs is... Read More