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25 Little West 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Ninth Ave.
By helloyz on 10/18/2010
Despite all the bad reviews I decided to take my friends from Paris there and we had an amazing time. The atmosphere and decor were awesome! The food was great and I loved the fact that it wasnt as packed as other meatpacking venues were you can't even move. I would definitely come back for any event or party that I need to organize
Quite Good, but Not Great
By Make_It_A_Double on 6/28/2008
I enjoyed my dinner at Buddha Bar and so did the others in my party (4 total). The service was decent, the food was better than average, the theme/ambiance, including the music, was great. The drinks were definitely overpriced as was everything in general. You can tell that, like many places in NY, half of what you pay for is just the "cool" factor, which is pretty overrated for anyone who has lived here for more than a few months. With that said, I'd probably go back in the future if I have friend who's visiting from out of town and wants to go to a "cool" place.
By Jkhoroz88 on 12/28/2006
It was very sexy, the crowd kicked ass. Just because they serve food does not mean you have to eat it. I was disappointed that the food was not very good. The one in Paris is better. I would certainly go back.
An intimately good-looking experience
By Sazzi on 10/13/2006
Last night, I ventured into budda Bar with a girlfriend. We received a warm greeting from the doorman and continued our way into the main bar area where we instanly took to the darkened, sexy atmosphere. Very "Sex in the City" feel to the place, so my friend thought. I would definatley go back!! Sarah
All in all a really nice experience
By Cleo on 10/5/2006
This is a factory no doubt, but a nice one and the food is actually quite ok. The main reason you would go here is for the crowd and the decor, it is perfect for that.
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By ArielPAmir on 2/10/2013
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Great music bar, awful restaurant (bad food, terrible service)
By HyunJungLeePark on 12/15/2006
The subject line of my review says it all. Nice place, great decor (similar to unrelated Tao), awesome music as all Buddha Bars. Drinks ok, dont adventure with martinis. Restaurant is terrible. Service is awful. Food never came together, so some people in my table had to wait for ever until the rest were served. At least the waiter could have advised for how long more we had to wait. Sushis are very bad quality. The only thing worth trying was the tiger shrimp appetizer and the steak. Otherwise, nothing amazing, rather poor quality. The waiter spilled a glass of water on the table before even taking the order, and never worried cleaning. Never got the chopsticks I asked for. Waiter is too busy to make you any suggestion or explain anything on the meny for you. For the price, at least I expect more attention than that. And to end the night, can you believe a waiter who brings one dessert menu for a party of 4? after he never brought anything we asked during dinner. Skip restaurant and stop by the bar if you want a taste of this place.
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By foodczar on 10/16/2006
Having been a fan of buddha bar for years and owning a dozenof their cds and having been to the original in paris i was most excited to try the one in new york.However ,the peanut pot stickers from lean cuisine ,are vastly superior to the version that i was subjected to tonight (10/16/2006).Perhaps the other people are happy with a much hyped,and late in opening ,theme restaurent, in the over saturated meatpacking district but i was not.The waiter whose third language was english was annoying ,in that at these prices at least you might have understood what was being thrown at you ,go to empire szechen and wear dark glasses,at least the food is better.dja
By REDemery on 1/4/2008
Style over substance. The food was awful, my sashimi was frozen in the middle, the lobster was bland and the shrimp curry made a ready meal appear tasty. Go for a drink (coconut mojitos are a winner), but make sure you eat beforehand.
Not A Restaurant, Not A Lounge - Not Worth It
By craigwalsh on 7/14/2011
We asked the American Express Platinum Concierge to recommend a restaurant for us to entertain friends visiting from the UK. The Concierge suggested Ajna Bar and said that our friends would love the food and the decor. It was a very hot day in NYC and the restaurant was quite warm. Half the restaurant was in darkness, so overall it felt gloomy. The appetizers were very good, and the main courses were all too salty. The five spices on my duck breast were salt, salt, salt, salt and salt. The rice wasn't as good at the worst Chinese take-away restaurant. The worst part about the evening was the music. It was just way too loud for a restaurant. We couldn't even talk to our friends. I asked the waiter to please have it turned down a bit, and he returned to say that they'd done so. I didn't notice a difference, so asked to speak with the manager. I said, "You're either a restaurant -- with music that's not loud, or you're a nightclub." He said they were a "lounge with a restaurant," but did turn the music down a little. As others have said, this restaurant feels "touristy" -- there was a table of about 10 accountants near us, not saying a word to each other (how could they over the loud music). There are much, much better choices out there. Our meal was almost $600.00. They'd added a mandatory 20% tip.
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