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Ajna Bar

25 Little West 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Ninth Ave.
646-416-6002

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4
"Not Recommended"

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39% would go back.

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Loved it!

By helloyz on 10/18/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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

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83 out of 157 people found this review helpful.

Quite Good, but Not Great

By Make_It_A_Double on 6/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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104 out of 206 people found this review helpful.

SEXY

By Jkhoroz88 on 12/28/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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297 out of 783 people found this review helpful.

An intimately good-looking experience

By Sazzi on 10/13/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

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

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246 out of 591 people found this review helpful.

All in all a really nice experience

By Cleo on 10/5/2006

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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370 out of 717 people found this review helpful.

Looking for a good club in NYC?

By ArielPAmir on 2/10/2013

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

with a local NYC crowd, spots in the Meatpacking district, Chelsea. and other hot parts in the city. Places like: KISS&FLY, AENUE, TENJUNE, 1OAK, LAVO, Riff Raff's, Gansevoort Park, WIP, RdV, and many more. I host few different spots every night and always have a VIP table or a table on the dance floor. Celebrating birthday, bachelorette/ bachelor party? I can get you the best deals. Table reservation? Bottle service? I can make a table reservations in almost every spot in the city, getting the best tables in the club and best prices. I meet my guests outside the club and personally walk them in making sure everything is going smoothly and they having a good time. TEXT ME: 347.822.2175 EMAIL ME: NYclubing@gmail.com and I will get you on the GUEST LIST. you can also add me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arielpamir. Twitter: @ArielPAmir -Ariel-

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34 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

Great music bar, awful restaurant (bad food, terrible service)

By HyunJungLeePark on 12/15/2006

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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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241 out of 617 people found this review helpful.

right to video

By foodczar on 10/16/2006

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

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

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239 out of 569 people found this review helpful.

Awful food

By REDemery on 1/4/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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210 out of 419 people found this review helpful.

Not A Restaurant, Not A Lounge - Not Worth It

By craigwalsh on 7/14/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

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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62 out of 125 people found this review helpful.

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