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Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2007
I don't understand the reviews listed stating food only mediocre. I have been several times with many different people and all loved the place, including the food! I cannot wait to go back!
Posted by PryorCommitments on 04/22/2007
As a self-admitted foodie who dines out three or four times a week, I can honestly say this is among the most enjoyable meals I've ever experienced. Delicious food, amazing decor, and impeccable service. The staff seems genuinely glad to see you, which enhances the entire experience. A special evening!
Posted by foodie on 03/27/2007
compared to morimoto, buddha bar and megu, which have the same price range, buddakan is not worth the trip - even if you live in chelsea. the atmosphere is hip, but the food is lacking. you can tell they tried too hard - it's totally a wanna-be. service is far from good and for some reasons there were many kids and families when we were there. the two bathrooms on the 2nd floor were awfully dark and just awful...
Posted by Jeepster on 03/25/2007
The atmosphere gets the high marks here, as do the taro lollipops. Our waiter got a bit overwhelmed serving our large group and was snappish. However, I overlooked that because the place just screams fun - even if the food doesn't. For my entree I ordered the lobster & shrimp chow fun which was serviceable, if not very memorable. All the same, I will go back and try other selections from the fairly extensive menu because I liked everything else about the place and want to give it a second chance.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/15/2007
Love the scene, Food not so good. Tao is better and that's not saying much! We tried all the apps and all the desserts and none stood out. Everything here is very bland believe it or not...The meat entrees were good though. As for the desserts- all were blah. To sum it up, fun place but don't go expecting great food.
Posted by Chisled on 03/05/2007
When I first walked into Buddakan I was very impressed, the decor is trendy and beautiful. The bar scene is crowded, but the bartenders are very friendly and make great drinks. I went on a Sat and didn't have reservations so I expected a long wait, which turned out to be 2 hours. It's a bit annoying being asked your reservation name every 5 minutes by staff walking through the bar scene, but it's better than getting forgotten about. I would def recommend sitting downstairs, which is very romantic and the main dinning room is a site to see. Overall the food was good, however our waitress was pretty snobby. I asked if she could take a pic of me and my girlfriend and she actually sent someone over to take the pic after replying I'm too busy. If you're looking for an impressive, romantic, trendy atmosphere with good food, I would def recommend this place.
Posted by anonymous on 03/03/2007
ok...so...look...great atmosphere here on fri nite....great people watching.but the food is just OK...and that was after i had a couple of drinks. my friends loved the edamame dumplings. rock shrimp are way better at morimoto. rice is ok but better at mr chow... the tuna spring rolls are very good.basically it's a fun place to go with a group of friends. the downstairs area is very cool. but if you're serious about just the food you might be disappointed