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Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
+1 215-574-9440
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to come here after a great experience of Buddakan in New York. Although the decor is still very cool, the quality of food is high and the staff are fantastic, I did not feel it was quite on par with NYC.

Thank Mikes1181
Skippack, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong with Buddakan. I never had a bad meal. Hands down the best Chilean Sea Bass I've ever eaten in my life. I absolutely love the Calamari Salad. The portions are huge and the prices are average fine-dining.

Thank J B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a big outing -- 15 folks -- and every appetizer was a hit - especially the pork dish -- the main room does get loud so that can be a problem with socializing beyond the person next to you -- but a minor issue compared to the excellent food

Thank bigbobster64
Wilmington, Delaware
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117 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been to Buddakan in quite a while and really enjoyed our experience on this visit. Everything was great-from the friendly valet, to the pleasant hostess, to our very knowledgeable and attentive server, to everything we ate and drank. Really nice cocktail selection, as well as beer, sake, and wines by the glass. Started out with the tuna... More 

Thank Sheryl K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant! The food is amazing, try the sea bass! The drinks are phenomenal and different. The atmosphere is super trendy. I miss the banana tower dessert, so sad they took it off the menu!

Thank kbially
Sierra Madre, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every appetizer and dish that we consumed was fabulous. Service was prompt and friendly. Enjoyed every aspect of our dinner meeting.

Thank 721realfoodie
Medford, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dine at PF Changs frequently. They offer fusion and creative asian inspired dishes. Buddakan does too, but at prices that are at least double for food that does not doubly exceed in creativity and taste. Service was very good early on New Years eve, however in an effort to be efficient, out server was walking around... More 

Thank Harold F
North Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant! I have been visiting Buddakan for years and try to get back as often as I can now that I have moved from Philadelphia so it was a no-brainer that we'd be there on New Year's Eve. We had the Hoisin-Glazed Pork Belly appetizer, which was AMAZING! We also ordered the Char Grilled Aged Beef... More 

Thank OwlShark
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very exquisite dining. Went for my birthday dinner. the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was beautiful. Will definitely return.

Thank Pearl E
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Buddakan for over 10 years now. We always have a wonderful meal and great customer service. Some of our favorites dishes are king crab tempura, sea bass, and edamame ravioli. This is one of our favorite Steven Starr Restaurants. Highly recommended for a special occasion or just a great weekend dinner option.

Thank Barbara E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?