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Buddakan or Tao? ..or?

Looking for fun place with atmosphere similar to Buddakan for 6-8 people to celebrate 35th birthday. Any suggestions?

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  1. Between the 2, I'd go with Buddakan...Tao sucks. Are you looking for other options or just deciding between the 2? Thanks.

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    1. re: LeahBaila

      Thanks! We would really like to try Buddakan but I couldnt get reservations (3/7) do you think it would be a long wait @ 7:00 for dinner?

      1. re: shoregrl

        Hmmm...On a Sat night? Probably so. When did you try to get reservations? Maybe we can find you something last-minute.

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        1. re: LeahBaila

          I tried last night. Its my sister in laws bday and we are taking car service in from Jersey..

          1. re: shoregrl

            OK, so I just checked opentable.com. For the type of place you seem to be looking for, I see availabilities at: Tao (you mentioned that in your post), Red Egg, Mr. Chow Tribeca, Asia de Cuba, Japonais, China 1...

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            1. re: LeahBaila

              Thanks for checking. She is looking forward to Buddakan ..what do u think the wait would be like? more than an hour?? I'm sure its hard to say for sure...

                  1. re: shoregrl

                    Who cares...I say just go for it. You never know what could happen, plus you can always hang out at the bar area while you wait for your table.

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                    1. re: LeahBaila

                      I think we will..thank you for your help!

                          1. re: shoregrl

                            quick question...can u recommend any bars in the area for either before or after buddakan? Looking for something w. nice atmosphere but not too expensive..thanks

                            1. re: shoregrl

                              Sure...
                              Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel (the weather will be nice tomorrow)
                              The Living Room at The Standard Hotel
                              Plunge at Hotel Gansevoort (a bit obnoxious, overpriced and loud...but the space is beautiful...good stop BEFORE dinner)

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    2. DEFINITELY NOT TAO! What a shame...PLace used to be good....I couldnt even eat my food the last time I went there.
      Geisha's a good joint.