I have a friend coming in from LA in a couple of weeks, and I suspect he will want to go to a sort of trendy (but not terrible) restaurant and then, most likely, to a club. I admit that I have been pretty curious about Buddakan after the largely favorable NYT review and have been looking for an excuse to go. This type of place (and the Meatpacking in general) isn't really my scene anymore, but I expect that it would bring with it some of the usual annoyances. All that said, has anyone tried the food and enjoyed it? Do the sceney aspects detract dramatically from that experience?