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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
+1 215-574-9440
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food here is absolutely delicious. The service is always friendly & helpful. Love the atmosphere. The drinks are tasty. What more could you want? The only downside is that it is a little pricey but if you are looking to splurge for a special...More

Thank alwayshappy2travel3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took three clients to dinner at Buddakan last week. We ended up going with all shared appetizers and everything was delicious. Especially good were the Calamari Salad (a nice blend of lettuce and fried calamari), King Crab tempura (batter was thin and not greasy) and...More

Thank RussontheRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy restaurant with tasty food. Asian fusion well prepared. Great friendly service. Had a mix of starters and entrees to share. Two tips . You need a sweater as non american because it is to cold for us Europeans

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buddakan has bee been around in New York and Philadelphia for a number of years however they continue to re-invent themselves with new menu items, attitude and décor. Food was absolutely some of the best Asian fusion you'll ever taste. Wonderful setting and just the...More

Thank lr147281
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes this place is expensive, but the food and ambiance and incredible service surely make it worth your visit. I hadn't been here in about six years and was very happy that I chose it for my birthday this year. My 12 year old niece...More

Thank BreezyInCA
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Wife and I went to Buddakan on a whim because we were in the neighborhood and we had heard a lot about it. It is very different from our typical place. Bigger, fancier and more expensive. It is obviously an "executive chef" restaurant. Everything food,...More

Thank PWH19118
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Been about half a dozen time at this place, was never let down! Sometimes hard to get a reservation, but the experience was very good every time

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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We were in Philly for the weekend and had dinner one night, the place is amazing, bar is charming, decoration is very modern and beautiful and the food is wonderful. Have a drink at the bar first and then enjoy your dinner, we really liked...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017

We arrived for.a dinner during the week but they were surprisingly busy for a week night. The hostess who greeted us was very nice and quickly found our reservations. Between all of us in the group, we must have ordered every item from their menu...More

1  Thank hikebike2200
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This was an opportunity to bring my daughter, a 12-year-old foodie to a special place. Though our reservation was early, 5:45, we were treated extremely well. Our first table, between a column and a railing, did not suit us, but the staff accommodated a seating...More

Thank Drewcali
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you use MSG (monosodium glutamate, one tradename 'Accent') in your dishes? My wife is allergic to MSG.
April 21, 2017|
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Response from brooklynbayridge | Reviewed this property |
They do not use msg in there food.
Is your restaurant appropriate for well behaved children, not babies?
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
if you can find something for them to eat, although, I've never seen children in there.
Sheila E
What is your lunch menu for upcoming Restaurant Week in Philadelphia?
January 16, 2016|
Response from kindguy98 | Reviewed this property |
The menu can be found at centercityphila.
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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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