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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
+1 215-574-9440
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really exceptional Asian food. I highly recommend the seabass and Chinese eggplant. A meal I won't soon forget.

Thank James M
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has an amazing vibe, great menu items and excellent service. The food is outstanding. Great place to take business clients or just going with friends.

Thank ccarlariello
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time my husband and I dined at Buddakan. We had reservations at 6pm on Saturday. The spot they were going to put us was in the bar area with lots of foot traffic, and we asked if we could sit elsewhere. They said yes, if we were willing to wait. We were willing, and got seated... More 

Thank rudyboxer
Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to say this, but nothing was good at this restaurant....the food was not terrible, but it wasn't great. It simply wasn't worthy of the high price tag. Dumplings were too soft. Duck wings over cooked. One exception was the peppered beef; that was heavenly. The service was "okay". The decor was kind of strange. I wouldn't bring smaller... More 

Thank Cruisinic
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard so much about this restaurant , I was under the impression that it would fail to meet my expectations. NOT at all - we were a large dinner party, ordering a few of each appetizers- wow !!! Unbelievable menu, dishes are fresh with outstanding ingredients and cooked to perfection . Entries are the same - sea bass,... More 

Thank C S
Chadds Ford, PA
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Buddakan following a late Saturday afternoon Philly Pops performance. We shared the calamari salad, an excellent blend of fried calamari, crisp lettuce and a light and tasty dressing. The Spring rolls were a shrimp-chicken mix. Crispy,served with a side of Chinese mustard sauce, which was a bit strong, I dipped, next time I will drizzle lightly. We... More 

Thank TempleBob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best Chinese dining in Philadelphia. They have a communal table in center but other tables are individual. I enjoy coming for set lunch menu which is only $19 for three courses

Thank Lsbtravel1
Earlysville, Virginia
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218 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very cool vibe and Devore merit five stars. Four for dinner during restaurant week. Chopped Asian salad was a big hint with just a touch of spice in every bite. Pork dumplings were fresh and flavorful. Chicken with cashews was good. Salmon was very over cooked but the sauce was good. Filets were cooked as ordered but were the... More 

Thank 64Jag
Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, the food here was SO good! We had the Buddakan style sashimi and it was exceptional. In addition, we had the curried cauliflower. It was simply amazing. For entrees, my husband had the pepper beef and I had the five spice duck. Both were very, very good. The drinks were great, too! Thank you, Buddakan!

Thank MoscaChica
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for Philadelphia Restaurant week. There was the usual limited menu for $35.00 per person during restaurant week with very limited choices. I thought the food was very good however you get very small portions and the entrees are a la carte. There are no options on the limited menu for sides such as rice or a vegetable.... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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?