Buddakan in Chelsea: I give it Five out of Five Edamame Dumplings
This review is for the SERVICE which was above and beyond my expectations. I arrived early and was seated in the lounge and attended to by Samantha who waited on me like a VIP. I will say it was the friendliest restaurant I have been in while in NYC. I was treated like a king, the food was great as always. Absolutely no doubt there. The Maitre 'D , Lee Ann, was very accomodating and one of the friendliest human beings I encountered while in NYC that day. I am a commercial actor and stylist and come into NYC on occasion for auditions and other business. Samantha treated me like a weary traveler, immediately offered me a simple glass of ice water which is what I needed most desperately on a day that was surprisingly the hottest day so far this year. My guest joined me a little later and the great treatment started all over again. She was genuinely complimented by the staff. They gave us a cozy little spot as requested. I was proud of the great service provided. I am a Philly guy and know the Starr organization quite well. Job well done. As a guy who prides himself in providing perfect customer service, I like to point it out when I experience it! Thank you!