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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (City Center East)
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Ranked #15 of 3,747 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood, Eclectic, Pacific Rim
Neighborhood: City Center East
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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
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Phila, PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is truly an excellent restaurant. If I would have any criticism, it would be service was too fast, I might have liked a more leisurely paced dinner. All items were very good, they even have a nice selection of vegan items. Dragon tofu, which is not on the menu, but can have on request, was a big hit with... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Knowing how popular Buddakan is, we made early (5:45) Friday night reservations and were warmly welcomed. .Our server was excellent; very available, professional and helpful in describing dishes. The edamame dim sum was such a tasty surprise. Order the sampler and you'll get the best dim sum ever. We both had fish dishes (Cod & Flounder) which were generous in... More

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West Chester PA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

For better or worse, my practice has been to submit TA reviews for places we discover while on vacation. I’ve never submitted a review of a restaurant close to home even though there are places we love and go to all the time. However, we received what I thought was exceptional service at Buddakan on Saturday and I wanted to... More

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Thomaston, Georgia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I took a group of 5 people to this restaurant during a convention and it was the best meal of the week. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation early as it fills up quickly, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Try as many appetizers and entrees as you can, we ordered and shared family style. The Cod was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Lovely evening with good service. Food was lovely and presented beautifully- particularly like the black cod entree and the edamame dim sum (sound dull but they are surprisingly good).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is pricey, the portions are small, but I loved service, décor & the food! Met a few friends there during the week for drinks at the bar, then dinner...we got seated near the Big Buddha, that was pretty cool. I would highly recommend & return...would make a great date night dinner also.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant blew our minds. We were both extremely impressed and talked about it the rest of the weekend. Friends recommended it, were jealous we went, and we were kind enough to bring back some Dim Sum Doughnuts to share! Highly recommend for anyone interested in Asian fusion cuisine. You have to try the Crispy Calamari Salad.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The drink menu was fantastic! The meal was average and when you factor in the price of the meal, I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong the meal was good just was expecting more from Buddakan. Not a bad place to eat but Philly has so many other options.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The restaurant was very nice. The food was good. They have Small portions. Pricey. The service was good. Waitress was really nice.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I like this place. I haven't been in a few years but I love their lobster fried rice! I have yet to visit the locations in Atlantic City NJ & New York but I want to.

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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: Asian, Seafood, Eclectic, Pacific Rim

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