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Posted by Anonymous on 08/04/2011
This place looks club-like trendy, but maybe the fake bookshelf decor on the lower level captures the over all a bit average experience. The service is uninspired and obviously keen on clearing away the food, the food is of decent quality but given its price rather boring and the audience is a bit too wannabe. The drinks are good, not enough to come back though.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2011
My favorite restaurant in New York. The edamame dumplings are the most delicious food I have ever eaten!!! Must try!
Posted by Victor on 06/07/2011
At Buddakan our family of 5 including a 10 year-old had the most outstanding dinner we had in years. While it isn't cheap, we feel that we got the best for the buck. I recommend this place without any reservations !
Posted by ChelseaResident on 05/28/2011
They claim that their food is "family style." Total lie My entree was delivered 15 minutes after everyone else's and they said it was because it's "family style". Family Style is not 3 lamb chops, 1 little piece of cod, a medium bowl of lobster chow fun, nor is 7 little pieces of pork. They were very polite, but nevertheless the "family style" excuse is ridiculous! They claimed the pork takes longer to cook - so why didn't start cooking that before the other 3 entrees? 15 minutes is a long time to watch other people eat. The lamb chops were dry, the fish was bland and the Crispy Pork was chewy and soggy. The drinks are also weak. They claim that they make "measured" cocktails. When will restaurants just admit that they are ripping you off blindly. I don't mind paying a lot for good quailty, but they are just stingy.
Posted by Melissa on 04/04/2011
You have not lived until you've had the lobster egg rolls at Buddakan! They are like no other!!
Posted by anonymous on 03/27/2011
What happened here? Used to be fun and a good mix of locals but not now...unless you are going with a group of teens it is noisy and full of tourists and bridge and tunnel crowd taking pictures of the bathrooms. Ridiculous. That being said the food is good...not great...and not very pricey. The servers are trained to push cocktails from the moment you walk into the lounge and they do tend to encourage you to over order. Love the edamame dumplings and the rock shrimp and really could just order a couple of orders of each of those and call it a day. I guess if someone wants a NYC scene restaurant then this if fine although not representative of true NYC hotspots or top restaurants.
Posted by Modest Mouse on 02/15/2011
I have been hearing how great this place is for some time now. Went there for Valentine's Day and wasn't overly impressed. I lived in California for many years and recently had a great meal in L.A. in a more interesting environment, better food for about 1/3 the price. Everyone raves about the furnishings. Overall impression was that it was dark. The floor is extremely slippery (I fell) , so ladies be careful in those high heels. First they tried to seat us facing a wall, but then I realized because of the stupid design most people on the outer dining room are facing a wall. Unbelievably stupid design. Basically it was overcrowded and noisy with overly loud music. Probably more fun for a group than an intimate dinner.