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Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
Asian, Chinese, International, Pacific Rim
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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614 (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Ventura, California
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently had the chance to try the Buddakan in Philadelphia the first in the family of Buddakan (we had only been to the one in New York previous to this visit). The menu is somewhat similar to the one in NYC but with differences to match the chef's style. We enjoyed the place, although it was far from where... More 

Thank Annick831
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was restaurant week, which was a bonus, but our meals were just outstanding. The Thai chicken salad we got with our bento box, we'll I'll just say, I could bath in it. Just superb. Nothing I tasted was ,just ok, it was just delicious. Our waiter should train all waiters, he defined customer service, so thank you Lou. If... More 

Thank Gary H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 3rd visit to this particular restaurant. The service was the best from all restaurants we have ever visited. Mark, our waiter, was absolutely excellent - always there at the right moment, but completely unobtrusive. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and additionally we got the aged beef which is my favorite and excellent. I highly recommend... More 

Thank shuytza
Howard, Ohio
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really loved this restaurant. Beautiful design and atmosphere. Waterfall and large Bhudda set the tone. Wonderful original cocktails. Everything we ordered was so good. Service impeccable. Servers know there business. All things considered, I had to give it a five, for both atmosphere and food.

Thank BuckeyePaulD
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make reservations, come hungry and be prepared, $$$$. The restaurant is a little noisy and room is kind of dark, nicely decorated. Great for a romantic dinner. Entrees are in the mid $20 range. Restaurant week menu is $35 pp for appetizer, entree and desert. Had the dumplings to start, cashew chicken and cheesecake. All was well prepared. My daughter... More 

Thank DoylestownTraveler
Clarksboro, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, excellent service. Perfect way to spend evening with family. Worth the price for the quality of the food.

Thank Dorothy1152
San Francisco, California
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So think super hip Asian, dark for dates-these old eyes needed a flash light for the menu but I survived /food is exceptional and drinks are different-I had a really tender hamachi sashimi with a great slaw on top

Thank Bondcalloway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd like to be cool and give this place 4 stars because it's been around for too long and it's overhyped. But the truth is, it hasn't and it isn't. It's still one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia and that's not to say that Philly can't crank out tons of rivaling winners (cause it has)...but since Buddakan has opened... More 

Thank jim H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food. Excellent service. I recommend the Seabass and dessert. Not so much food you have to take half home and let it die in the refrigerator. Just enough to have room for dessert

Thank shirley1williams
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant. The food was amazing, the service excellent and the atmosphere is wonderful. I would highly recommend.

Thank JIA-7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Chinese, International, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, 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: 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?