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“Great Choice”
Review of Buddakan

Buddakan
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Ranked #58 of 4,629 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic. Great portions and service. Highly recommend the Angry Lobster which is all Lobster Meat in an edible basket over veggies. Also love the crisp fish!

2  Thank Roe46412
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

I lvie in NJ and am a travel agent. This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been too. However, you will pay for it. I highly recommend going for lunch. It is very reasonable and food is excellent.

The kobe sliders are fantastic. The donuts and dumplings are unbelievable. Acutally everything I have ever has is perfect.

Never a bad meal.

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1  Thank luv2travel068
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The restaurant is beautiful inside, with a great bar area if you have to wait. The "Harmony" martini was superb!! Food and atmosphere great. Would highly recommend!!

Thank Kathi127
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This restaurant wows all of my out-of-town guests! It is one of the more popular places to dine in Center City, which is why I always make and recommend reservations. After a brief encounter with valet, you walk through the doors, and are tranported to Asia. The decor is one of the best features in this gem of a restaurant, with an enormous Buddha as the main focal point.
The food is amazing; The cuisine is Asian, but with a modern almost fusion twist. I love the chicken and ginger dumplings, (Dim Sum) the miso black cod and the hot & sour scallops. This restaurant is perfect for a girls' night out, birthday celebration, and possibly a fun first date. Because it's such a hip and trendy choice however, I would not recommend it for a quiet evening for two or serious business dinner.

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Thank Andrea N
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is my wife's favorite spot to eat in the city. The food is always amazing and the drinks the concoct are very good too. The service has always been good and the food quality is high. The price of the food is not that expensive for being a main attraction in the city. We enjoy going here as a couple or with friends, either way, we always leave happy.

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Thank Bunch91
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