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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (City Center East)
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Ranked #16 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Eclectic, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut
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Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went with my parents for restaurant week. We've been to the location in AC, but never Philadelphia. We loved the spring rolls and our entrees..pork tenderloin, cashew chicken, sea bass and short rib. The portion sizes are good and the service is great. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. We loved the decor and ambiance. The... More

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Booked a reservation for this past Saturday night to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Our daughter just started college in the Philly area and we wanted to try a fun place in the city. Looking at the website, Buddakan seemed to fit the bill. When we arrived at the restaurant, rather than being seated in the beautiful dining room we were... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had high hopes after reading reviews for Buddakan. The decor and atmosphere is beautiful and sexy! The service and wait staff was great as well. The disappointment came from the overpriced bland food and drinks. Here's what I ordered: Tuna Pizza Curried Cauliflower & Cashews Dungeness Crab Sticky Rice Black Pepper Beef

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Austin, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We were at Hotel Monaco, got a late-night reservation to Buddakan for 4, was excellent as expected. I really do not need to say more on this, but given the 50 character minimum, let me just say that Buddakan is Buddakan, if you know it then you know what to expect. If you get what you expect then all should... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good food and really good service. Guessing you would not expect anything less from a Steven Star restaurant. Food is served semi-family style so there's enough for everyone to try some.

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Elkton, MD
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have been here several times before and we are never disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff friendly and helpful. The food is top notch. The miso cod is to die for and the pad thai is delicious (also a very generous portion). We will be back.

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I have been to Buddakan at least 6 times. We love to go there on special occasions such as our birthdays or our anniversary. It is the best Asian Fusion restaurant we have ever been to, hands down, bar none. We have ordered practically everything off of the menu and each dish has been outstanding. The service... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our group of 4 was in the city for a birthday and chose Buddakan for it's high-rating and reviews. Thinking ahead, I made a reservation and realized doing so was extremely necessary as even two weeks in advance the spaces were limited when it came to times available on Opentable. The atmosphere of the restaurant is on the loud side... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very good food, and reservations very necessary. An interesting atmosphere. We had delicious fish and vegetarian meals. Lots of young people were dining the night we went.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came midweek with a strict vegetarian - normally a recipe for an average meal. The exact opposite. Exquisite taste. Beautiful presentation. Great interior. Booking recommended.

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