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Buddakan

One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 674-0100
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Ranked #12 of 354 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $60
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Arkansas & Boardwalk
Description: Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail. Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This place is AMAZING. Best food Ive had in a while.. I had the BBQ pork and my boyfriend had the beef, both were incredible and had my mouth watering. I woke up the next morning craving the food again, thats how good it is. The staff was great, told them it was my boyfriends birthday and they brought out... More

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Roanoke, VA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

This was a great change of pace in a city with a steak and Italian heavy restaurant scene. My wife and I had the pork dumplings and beef satay appetizers - both were well done and had a ton of flavor. We split the whole fish entree - lightly fried branzino with a sweet and spicy chili sauce. Drinks and... More

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wonderful meal. We usually go here before heading home. The lobster fried rice is a must. The apps are tasty, but they portions are small. Budda would need two or three..... the entrees are tasty. The shrimp entrees and chicken entrees never disappoint. It is a little pricely. Lunch on the other hand is delicious and more reasonable. There are... More

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New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The food was absoluetly delicious and wonderful. The lunch specials are a great deal! Everything I ate was simply delicious! And, I'm a spoiled foodie from NYC where there are tons of great restaurants. This place is a MUSt!! You will enjoy it! The special I'm talking about is offered at lunch, and is a few courses. It was delicious!... More

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Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was our 3rd visit and it is still as good. Our friends found the meals too salty for their taste (pad-Thai). But i had the sea bass and it was perfect. The chicken fried rice for children is stil perfect.Service as always was great. Wine excellent. We love this place so much.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very good Chinese, Thai and nice menu selections. My wife and I came her for my birthday lunch. I had the wok cashew chicken with plum sauce bento box and it was just enough. My wife had the pad Thai, which I helped finish :) Dessert was awesome! The setting is better for night time dining because it is a... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I came in on a Saturday night without a reservation. We were treated extremely well and ate in the bar. It was the full menu and they have great seats and little cocktail tables to eat on. The food was excellent and the lychee nut martini was excellent. Though we did not eat in the main dining... More

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nj
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Decided in booking my anniversary dinner there...so happy I did. From the friendly and attentive staff, to the modern decor, every single thing we ate was sooooo good. We def went there ready to eat since we skipped lunch. Started with the Asian Ceasar cashew salad. The wontons were so good. Next had the boneless ribs and tuna tartar spring... More

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pa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I gave Buddakan a try many years ago at the Philadelphia location and wasn't too impressed. Food wasn't memorable and portions were small. Well after giving this location a try I was more pleased by the amount of food. The crab fried rice was very good along with the lamb chops and the Chinese broccoli. A very good combination that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

sometimes food at trendy places is bad. food here was surprisingly good. As were the drinks. Happy Hour is the real value here

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