Buddakan

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74 Totally Fine

If you’re going to eat inside a massive clubstaurant, Stephen Starr’s Asian-fusion behemoth is your best bet.

75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10011

212-989-6699

http://buddakannyc.com

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The lowdown

The mere mention of this grand clubstaurant’s name is enough to evoke flashbacks to Sex and the City–era New York, but if you really are determined to eat dinner in a place that feels like it was airlifted in from Las Vegas, Stephen Starr’s dark, massive Asian-fusion dining hall in the Meatpacking District is the place to do it — mostly because the food (especially the tea-smoked spareribs and the best-selling edamame dumplings in a shockingly delicate wrapper) is far better than you’d expect from a place of this ilk.

What you need to know

Recommended DishesEdamame dumplings; tea-smoked spareribs.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!