Amidst the hundreds of Asian-fusion restaurants in NYC the mega dining palace, Buddakan, is a culinary destination worth a try. Traditional Chinese selections mingle with inventive other food choices on the Philadelphia import’s menu and all are sure to delight. A trip to Buddakan is not complete until you have sampled the famed edamame dumplings ($12) or miso glazed alaskan black cod ($26). Clearly, on my most recent visit I had to try both specialties as well as an assortment of other treats.
reservations recommended, 75 Ninth Avenue @ 16th Street, (212) 989 6699, Sun- Mon 5:30- 11PM Tue- Wed 5:30 PM- 12 AM Thurs-Sat 5:30 PM- 1 AM