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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
+1 215-574-9440
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bento box” (35 reviews)
“tuna pizza” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
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Reviewed today

First visit to Philly...was in the mood for Asian Fusion and saw this restaurant online. From the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out the service was spot on. Our server was informative and helpful always around when we needed her or...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here, 5 of us with 2 kids 15 yr old and 12 yr old. It was a unique experience for sure. Hard to get reservations. we got spot in communal dining table but due to my father's handicap, they moved us to regular...More

Thank a r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant for its Asian-inspired flavours while visiting my wife in Philadelphia,and as my birthday treat. From the moment we stepped in off the humid street, we knew that we'd chosen well. Ann, our server, was attentive, helpful (our window seat was...More

Thank mathewpathew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice, energetic ambience. The cuisine is mainly Chinese and was excellent. For starters I enjoyed the dimdum and the pork belly, which came accompanied by some kind of bread. We shared the main course, ordering lowmein, a Korean rice dish with...More

Thank Ramdas P
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the food here is wonderful. Three of us had different entrees and there was no disappointment. You could make a meal of the dumplings, especially the edamame ones. Excellent pad thai. Good wine list and excellent service. A bit noisy when populated, but worth...More

Thank CrewRef
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted Asian for for her birthday. After researching several restaurants we decided on Buddakan. I ordered the black peppered steak. This is one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The flavor was outstanding, just the right spices and cooked to perfection....More

Thank JDfromPA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived in Philadelphia early afternoon after taking the train from New York City. After a discussion of the various options we settled on Buddakan for a late lunch. What a great choice that turned out to be. The service was excellent...More

Thank Siwa08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Budakkan experience is great start to finish. You can park valet out front. When you enter the restaurant, you are warmly greeted. If you need to wait for someone, there are both chairs, a couch and the bar. Although there is a corkage fee,...More

Thank Jeffrey F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner here and it was very good. I would recommend the tuna tartare - best I’ve had. And the curried cauliflower. Skip the dim sum sampler- good but boring. The entrees: crispy shrimp and Peking duck were amazing. We also had short rib...More

Thank letsgonow89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner with some colleagues as Buddakan was marking their 20th anniversary. They had a 5 course pre-fixe tasting menu that was out of this world and was seriously too much food. The cuisine is Asian fusion and chef never disappointed. Starting with a Cesar...More

Thank DanHNYC
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Questions & Answers
August 23, 2018|
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Response from annalovesartalways | Reviewed this property |
No a good idea to drive there , you can take a train or Lyft better
David B
November 23, 2017|
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Response from Hale F | Reviewed this property |
With drinks or wine, appetizers, and entrees probably $100.00 for 2 folks
November 9, 2017|
Response from FoodieApril | Reviewed this property |
Great question! They have several Vegetarian options that they will modify for Vegan diners.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
    (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-9440
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