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Buddakan

325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (City Center East)
215-574-9440
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Ranked #17 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
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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Wall Township, New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Our group dressed up for our visit, and we fit in with other fine looking couples. We were promptly seated and our waiter soon arrived with menus and drink menus. We were not far from the golden Buddha and we were not far from the noisy patrons celebrating at the foot of Buddha. We tried the special drinks and they... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When visiting Philadelphia be sure to go to buddakan! The food is delicious, the drinks the best and the atmosphere is awesome. I have been there several times and I have enjoyed myself each and everytime. Highest recommendation for sure...

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Northern Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a very chic restaurant with wonderful Asian fusion food. My husband and I had a nice evening. The reviews here helped us decide what to order. We actually ended up not getting an entree but several items from the appetizers, dim sum and sides. We had the Asian cesaer salad with spicy cashews and wonton crisps (yum), the... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I prefer this location to the one in NYC. Philly's location is beautiful and welcoming, but the focus is on the food. Everything we tried was spectacular. The dim sum was a great choice for a two-person appetizer. Those edamame dumplings have been a craving since my visit to the NYC location, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that... More

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Okotoks, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An excellent place for Asian fusion. The food is well prepared and very tasty. We were a party of 5 so we chose a range of dishes and shared them. They were all first class. Our server was very attentive and extremely pleasant. A really good experience.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This restaurant is great! My partner and I had dinner here on Saturday night with two friends. The food was great. The service was good and the environment is modern. (I love the giant Buddha in the middle of the restaurant. We had a number of small dishes to share with the table. Everything was great without exception. The seafood... More

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Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was fantastic, the pork appetizer and dumpling appetizer was tasty, the bass entree was wonderful. I would advise getting an appetizer and entree per person and share.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I couldn’t rave enough about this restaurant. The first time I ate here was around 2005 for a birthday and I’ve loved this restaurant ever since. Sometimes over the years, with staff turnover, resturants can turn bad. Hasn't happened here! I still love eating here. The atmosphere and vibe are wonderful. The staff is so pleasant and the wait staff... More

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have enjoyed the bento lunch experience at Buddakan on a few other occasions, but I write this review because it is so consistently good! I should also add that it's a great value. You choose 3 choices from 4 categories, basically appetizers, salads/soups, entrees and desserts. For $15 they serve you a tray with 3 bowls of excellence. I... More

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Portland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great meal! I'm still dreaming of curried cauliflower. The ambiance frames the meal. The waitress was just a little too attentive. I would go back.

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