The Original BUDDHA BODAI Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

5 Mott St. New York NY, 10013
(212) 566-8388

Situated in the heart of Chinatown, Buddha Bodai has been serving magnificent vegetarian meals since its inception in 2004. Buddha Bodai is committed to achieving and maintaining the delicate flavors of China's deep culinary history.

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*Please be aware that Buddha Bodai is independently owned and is not associated with other restaurants.

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    Time and again, Buddha's super, taste-saturated vegetarian dim sum gratifies the meat tooth as well as the veg. Noteworthy items include pan-fried dumplings, watercress dumplings, House Congee, tofu skin with veggies, sticky sweet rice balls with peanuts. tapioca sweet dumplings, jellyfish, "beef" rice roll, and the turnip cakes. Buddha is also certified Kosher.


Meet the Chef

Chef Dong has been delighting his patrons with exquisite vegetarian meals for over 45 years. He and his staff have created dishes and ensured that it reached the highest standards of quality and freshness. His passion and desire to share the delicate flavors that he creates is a driving force that has kept his customers, old and new, coming back time and again.

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Contact Us:

Buddha Bodai Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant
5 Mott St.
New York, NY 10013


Tel: (212) 566-8388
Fax: (212) 566-1717

Hours: 11:00am-9:15pm Mon-Fri
Hours: 10:00am-9:15pm Sat-Sun