Splashy Asian eatery
Asian · Chelsea · $$$$
The Zagat Review
“Stunning” decor lends a “dark, sexy” backdrop to the “trendy” scene at Stephen Starr’s Chelsea multilevel “mega room” , a “bigger-than-life experience” where the “energetic” crowd is “blown away” by “flavorful” Asian dishes; just “bring earplugs” and sufficient funds to cover the “splurge.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, USA phone +1 212-989-6699 website www.buddakannyc.com directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
The ambience is like a lot of more trendy places to eat and drink with very low lighting and candles making it a very pleasurable place to be. Staff are friendly and helpful.....more on this shortly. The food is fantastic and the peppered beef we had was some of the best beef I’ve ever had, amazing!! The waiter was attentive and distantly helpful.....there with you but half an eye on the next task. Nice guy but the devil is in the detail at these prices and reaching across the both of us to pour/spill water everywhere was not my idea of top class service. Everything was all too rushed. All the attentive questions were asked but were distant and void of personal care. However, tick list place to visit done. Sex and the City done. Overall a pleasurable experience.
Bryan Schooling · May 21, 2018
Actually the best Chinese food I have ever eaten in my life. The staff were brilliant. They took the time to stay and chat with us explaining the service, talking through various dishes and offering helpful suggestions to our large and raucous party of nearly 20. They had a great cocktail and spirits selection and we definitely worked or easy through most on the menu. They even tailor made us don't cocktails based on the celebration (wedding party on the eve before the big day)....I couldn't begin to tell you what they were, only that they were so good and a little too easy to drink down. I not only recommended this to anyone that loves food (and those that don't) but also to Sex and the City fans as this restaurant appeared in the first Sex and the City movie (so I am told by the wife 😂).
Barry Ashford · April 18, 2018
Food and drinks are excellent. Staff friendly and efficient. Now the points to improve: dishes are served at extreme speed. Within one hour you are done. Bill is already presented before you finish your coffee. And the absolute horror are the restrooms. Not maintained at all during service and at 20.00 they were soaked. Sink didn't work.
Andries Blom · April 28, 2018