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Largo Bargellini, 7/8, Florence, Italy
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If your palette has been sufficiently satisfied with the delicious cuisine Florence has to offer, why not try something different? Buddakan is a fusion Asian restaurant. The owner was very friendly, speaks fluent English. It's very evident that the establishment caters to tour groups. However, she is keen on servicing the ordinary diners, as well. Why the three stars? Well,... More 

Thank Yojimbo H
Media, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

If after some time in Firenze you really need a break from traditional fare, this is a very solid option. It took me 3 weeks but I finally couldn't face another antipasto, primarily or secundi. This place is tucked to the side of Santa Croce and easy to miss but seek it out. The staff was lovely and the the... More 

Thank RamblinRoes
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Had my lunch at this restaurant and it was packed with Chinese customers from all over Asia as with most Asian restaurant. Service is fast but be prepared tone pressurized to leave the restaurant once you are done with your meal. Pretty much like Chinese fast food.

Thank MrNicTan
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Travelling through Italy we ate more than our weight in pomodoro and carbonara and missed Asian food. Luckily we found Buddakan. Buddakan offers Thai, Japanese, Chinese and other Asian meals. If you want something other than pasta, then this is a great option. I recommend getting there early for dinner (1900) to avoid the tour groups.

Thank Aussieshutterbug
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We walked in at an admittedly busy time and were told to wait 15 minutes. The place was full of tour groups of about 20 people each. We decided to wait and she didn't ask us for details or any information about where to wait or how she would contact us later as there were many people outside sitting on... More 

3 Thank trellalala
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

A nice place right at piazza Santa Croce, we had a delicious Thai soup, don't miss the prawn curry and coconut milk dish, is really good, we paid €64 for three people, including three main dishes plus three second dishes, one appetizer, water and a bottle of really good sparkling wine.

1 Thank Nishka S
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We felt a bit silly going for Oriental food in Florence, but fancied a change. Buddakan really exceeded our expectations. All the food was clearly made from scratch and tasted fresh and delicious. How you get crispy cold iceberg lettuce in a hot deep fried spring roll is anyone's guess! Dinner for two (2 starters, 2 mains, 2 sides, steamed... More 

2 Thank UKHec
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Then Buddakan is the perfect choice. Located at the right side of Santa Croce church facade, just at the beginning of Via San Giuseppe is a perfect stroll to a very satisfactory ambiance and menu. Many Asian cuisines are nicely represented and all at their best.

Thank DeiMori B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Food was impressive and very tasty. Staff were a little off at first but generally helpful. I would definitely recommend

Thank Ian A
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After 10 days in Italy, we were getting tired of Pizza's and Pasta's and fast food. Wanted a change of palette and discovered this gem of a place in Florence. The place is on the right side of Santa Croce Church and you cant miss the board. They have Chinese, Thai and Japanese menu. We tried the Chinese and thai... More 

1 Thank Tahir H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Bargellini, 7/8, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > Santa Croce
  • Neighborhood: Santa Croce

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Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Stop and stare at the beauty and symmetry of the Basilica of Santa Croce any time day or night. Unraveling around it are a number of architectural and artistic masterpieces, from the Synagogue to the Central National Library. As a hub for young people, the area gets busy with people who want to have fun: a continuous flow of tourists and locals become animated by songs and dances.
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