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Buddakan

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City Center East
Seafood, International, Asian, Pacific Rim
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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
215-574-9440
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 410
    Excellent
  • 218
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Meal and Service

This restaurant will always rank high on our list. The food is always excellent and service very good. Saturday night seated promptly at our time of reservation. I would highly recommend to anyone it is a first class restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Michael K
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Mercerville, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Mercerville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant will always rank high on our list. The food is always excellent and service very good. Saturday night seated promptly at our time of reservation. I would highly recommend to anyone it is a first class restaurant.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were recently in Philadelphia for a conference and had no set dinner plans. After looking at reviews, and seeing that Buddakan was only steps away from our hotel, we made an online reservation for an hour later. Walked in to a super cool setting, very chic, with clean lines and decor...and a huge gold Buddah! Really great atmosphere. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The service was excellent ! The food was delicious ! We were not familiar with all the menu items but our waiter was very patient explained everything and made excellent recommendations. Don't miss the donuts for dessert

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Delaware
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233 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really enjoyed our 'blow-out' dinner evening here... we 4 shared 12 dishes, each distinctively flavorful and beautifully presented, starting with 'dim sum' appetizers of steamed dumplings, followed by chicken, cod and short rib main courses (generous portions for sharing!), a lobster rice dish, and grilled broccoli and juicy eggplant for veggies. We barely saved room for our excellent desserts of... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We made an impromptu visit to Philadelphia to meet friends and thought we would take a chance to "walk in" on a Friday night. They accommodated us instantly seating us at the communal table in the middle of the restaurant directly in front of Budda. We ordered all seafood dishes and couldn't of been happier. The lobster fried rice, sea... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good atmosphere and unique decoration with a big buddha, It give you peaceful feeling and people not make too much loud noise. Food also good decorated and delicious. Asian fusion food here pay attention with detail. Good service as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We loved the specials and the standards. We have brought visiting family members and even the foodies were impressed. Great drink menu also.they even accommodate special requests with aplomb.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We've been to Buddakan multiple times with different groups of friends. The food is good and the atmosphere is really fun. The giant golden buddha on the interior is a great photo op. Cocktails are strong and fun mixes. Overall worthy of checking out for any newbies!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Everything was delicious and the ambiance inside is also excellent. We were part of a large group that had many different dishes to try, and everything was superb. An excellent meal!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This restaurant has been a classic since the day it opened its doors. Never disappoints. Great food. Always creative. Excellent atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly wait staff. Whether you are celebrating an occasion or creating one this restaurant will not let you down. A must visit in Philadelphia.

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Additional Information about Buddakan

Address: 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
Phone Number: 215-574-9440
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, International, Asian, Pacific Rim

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
    (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-574-9440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Asian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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