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FAT BUDDHA

ASIAN HIP HOP BAR

About Fat Buddha

Established in 2010
Fat Buddha came to the East Village to show people how to reach enlightenment through great food, drinks, company, and music.

Our Kitchen is Open: Sun-Wed from 5pm till 2am, Thur-Fri from 5pm till 3am, Sat from 8pm till 3am. We are available for Special Events on Saturdays and Sundays during the day, or during the week. Fat Buddha is great for After-Work, Dinner, and Late Night.

We serve some of the best Korean and Asian inspired dishes in NYC. We also have the Best DJs in the world coming through and performing as well. Who doesn’t want to eat delicious food while hearing great music? We hope you can join us!

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Neighborhood: East Village
Address: 212 Avenue A
Website: fatbuddhabar.com

Home to one of the best happy hours and the Wednesday night Left Coast party, featuring all the best west coast jams, Fat Buddha is a standout in the midst of the crust that is now the East Village. So if you’re looking to avoid bros and all their shrill-voiced heauxs, drop in and hit your dougie around the giant island bar. It’s probably the only place you’ll hear some Nate Dogg past 1st avenue.

The New Yorker

At Fat Buddha, an East Village Asian-fusion ultra-dive, the eponymous Buddha (corpulent, imperious, swathed in mini disco balls, and encased in a glass box stuffed with cash) looks like a reincarnated bouncer who opted for an off-book route to enlightenment: namely, booze, hip-hop, and a jovial no-holds-barred policy on happy-hour pork buns. Nestled comfortably at the back of his cavernous temple, next to the d.j. deck, he has a bird’s-eye view of the bar, with its toddler-sized soju bottles and posters touting “Wu Wednesdays.” The Buddha asks, via a framed bulletin, that visitors abide by a few select precepts: Don’t be a Dick; Don’t be Creepy; Please Tip. His disciples, of course, are many and diverse. On a recent evening, they ranged from an elderly Asian pair gnawing on some golden-brown honey-ginger wings to a lesbian couple with pastel ombre hair and two newcomers, one of whom complained impoliticly that there was a troubling lack of “manly liquor.” His friend happily ordered, from a colorful chalkboard menu entitled “Drunk Tank,” the Mango Blast (a revised margarita that tasted suspiciously similar to Crystal Light) and, shortly thereafter, the Fluzzy (strawberry purée, rosé champagne). Near the end of the night, a Kimchee Back (whiskey shot, kimchi-juice chaser), while not quite the “deadly venom” the menu had cautioned, inspired some genuine soul-searching about the nature of Nirvana. Is it a state? Could it be a place? Two friends debated the subject over a steaming bowl of vegetarian bibimbap, but it wasn’t until a round of lychee Martinis that they attained anything close to enlightenment.

– Jiayang Fan

HAPPY HOUR DAILY!

Sun-Wed from 5-9pm | Thu-Fri from 5-8pm

$6 Select Beers, Well, & Wine
$8 Lychee Martinis & Mimosas
$2 Off Signature Cocktails
1/2 Off Bottled Wine Sun-Wed!

Food Specials:
$3 Soy Garlic Edamame, Sesame Tofu, & Mandoo Dumplings
$6 Brussels Sprouts, & Shishito Peppers
$8 Buns, Wings, & Sliders

* Only available at the bar & not during special events

BOWLS

all bowls include our white & brown rice mixture

  • DOLSOT BIBIMBAP 13

    hot stone, fried egg, spinach, carrot, bean sprout, zucchini, cabbage, nori, sesame seed, gochujang sauce
    add bulgogi, spicy pork, chicken, or tofu +4

  • KIMCHI FRIED RICE 13

    kimchi, fried egg, onion, scallion, sesame seed, nori, gochujang sauce
    – add bulgogi, spicy pork, chicken, or tofu +4

  • BOKKEUM BAP 13

    spam, fried egg, carrots, edamame, scallion, sesame seed, nori, chili thread

  • BULGOGI (tofu & chicken option available) 14

    ribeye marinated beef, fried egg, onion, carrot, cabbage, scallion, sesame seed

  • PORK BULGOGI (tofu & chicken option available) 13

    marinated pork (with a kick), fried egg, onion, carrot, cabbage, sesame seed, scallion

  • MONGOLIAN BEEF 14

    flank steak, scallions, ginger, onions (contains oyster sauce)

  • MISO SALMON 15

    pan seared salmon, garlic bok choy, sesame slaw, fried onion

  • CHICKEN BAP 13

    marinated chicken (with a kick), onion, carrot, cabbage, scallion, sesame seed

BUDDHA BITES

  • SALT & PEPPER SQUID 15

    lightly battered squid, cabbage, scallions, red chili, soy sesame sauce

  • KIMCHI SLIDERS (3 pieces) 12

    beef, potato bun, kimchi, cheese, onion, cabbage, pickles, spicy mayo

  • SOY GARLIC EDAMAME (SM / LG) 6 / 10

    soy beans, garlic sauce, fried onion

  • BRUSSEL SPROUTS 9

    red chili, fish sauce, fried onion

  • SHISHITO PEPPERS 9

    roasted pepper, grilled lemon, togorashi spice

  • SESAME TOFU 8

    chilled tofu, scallions, soy chili sauce, chili threads

  • MANDOO (5 or 12 pieces) 7 / 15

    PORK & CHICKEN MIXED or SHRIMP DUMPLINGS, cabbage, soy chili sauce (fried, steamed or pan fried)

  • SLAMMIN’ SALMON SALAD 15

    miso salmon, mixed greens, edamame, carrots, radish, cabbage, cucumber, wonton crisps, sesame seeds, grilled lemon, miso sesame dressing

SWEETS & SIDES

SWEETS

  • MACAO PASTELS 7

    egg custard tart, fresh berry, powdered sugar, cinnamon

  • MOCHI ICE CREAM 6

    green tea, red bean and strawberry trio, fresh berry

SIDES

  • DRAGON FRIES 6

    dragon sauce, garlic aioli

  • FRENCH FRIES 4

    served with ketchup

  • GARLIC BOK CHOY 6

    bok choy, garlic sauce, fried onion

  • KIMCHI 5

    cabbage kimchi

  • SWEET POTATO FRIES 6

    (with Dragon Sauce +2)

HOUSE FAVORITES

  • FAT WINGS (6 or 16 pieces) 12 / 27

    SPICY DRAGON or HONEY GINGER,
    garlic, sesame seeds, pickled radish

  • BUDDHA BUNS (3 or 9 pieces) 12 / 32

    PORK, BULGOGI BEEF, or SOY CHICKEN , steamed bun,
    cucumber, cabbage, garlic mayo, gochujang sauce

  • JUNGLE FRIES 12

    bulgogi beef, kimchi, cheese, bacon, scallion, red chilis, crema

Contact

For dinner and bottle service reservations please email us at events@fatbuddhabar.com

For last minute bookings please call Fat Buddha Bar directly
Tel: (212) 598-0500

HOURS:

Open Every day 5pm-4am

Happy hour:

Sunday-Wednesday 5-9pm, Thursday-Friday 5-8pm

Kitchen Hours:

Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-2am, Thursday-Saturday 5pm-3am

(pick-up orders available by phone)

LOCATION:

212 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
(Between 13th & 14th street)
Tel: (212) 598-0500
General Inquiries: info@fatbuddhabar.com • Events: events@fatbuddhabar.com