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“Awesome lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
One Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 674-0100
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Ranked #10 of 355 Restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $60
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.
Laval, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Awesome lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went there for lunch one day and we were so pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything was. A must for lunch or dinner! We had the lunch special - a 3 piece tray which included a salad, dumplings and chicken stir fry. We also tried their pad thai which was delightful! We can't wait to go back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Phenomenal happy hour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

What a great deal! A selection of Buddakan's quality appetizers and cocktails for five dollars each! The bar was small, but service was great and we felt very welcome. The dining room is beautiful. This was the "find" of our recent trip to AC.

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I Eat at Buddakan in Philly often, it is my go-to place that is not Italian or a steak place where the food is always exceptional. After trying sushi the night before, and being disappointed, we decided to go with the sure thing....slam dunk. The crispy calamari salad first...the small serving big enough three people...then the dumplings and buns (yummy!) then the lo mien. We had reservations at Amada for dinner, otherwise I would have had my favorite donut box for desert.....next time.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

As always the food at budadakan is amazing. I have been here, philly, and nyc. Always an experience worth habing.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stratford, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Asian fusion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a great restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. Lunch is great here since it is less busy and you still get the great atmosphere and same awesome food. More of a place for adults than for families with kids.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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