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 itsâ¦
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
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