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For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, New York's Fat Buddha is the place to go. Fat Buddha also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Make those early evening hours happy ones and swing by for some discounted food and drink deals after work. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Fat Buddha, which accommodates plenty of large groups. The restaurant also features a DJ, and patrons are encouraged to strut their stuff on the dance floor. Between the music and the crowds, expect noise levels to reach upper limits at the restaurant.
Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Fat Buddha, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. The restaurant has catering services as well.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Avenue A location.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. You can leave the credit cards at home when heading to Fat Buddha — it's strictly cash-only.