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Buddakan
Asian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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325 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
325 Chestnut StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19106
(215) 574-9440buddakan.com
$$$Asian Restaurant, Chinese Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Seafood
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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Hot spot for upscale Asian fusion dishes in a swanky setting with a giant Buddha & techno tunes.- Google
"I had the Pan seared Sea Bass that was recommended on the website."
"Beats any asian fusion restaurant from san fran to new york."
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alan shatzman
a month ago
I love the variety and creativity of the menu. They seem to keep changing it up every time I visit. The drinks are well made and are made in a "craft" style. I enjoy the decor in Buddakan, but it is a little loud when you are there on a Friday after work. The parking is tough, you have to park in a lot, but that's par for Old City. I frequent lots of great restaurants, and this one is near the top of my list.
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Joe Minarik
4 months ago
Best meal I have had in a long time. Had the spring rolls for an app, and the wasabi encrusted filet, which was out of this world!
Wyakeith Monk
a year ago
I had a wonderful experience at the Buddakan last night with family and friends. I had the Pan seared Sea Bass that was recommended on the website. I also enjoyed the Spare ribs and Duck buns. The Sea Bass was so moist and melt right in your mouth. It was a little pricey but the food was great. I would definitely go back for appetizers.
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Marco Aviso
a year ago
Trendy-Loud, A Tad Campy Decor, Moderate to very Tasty food and Service was Impeccable... The trendy spot for the upwardly mobile looking for something different in this Asian inspired themed restaurant. Aside from my 10 minute wait after week in advance reservation, me and a friend were seated close to the kitchen(nice if you want to see more action but bad if you wanted to have a conversation), but the wait staff, bus personnel, and want appeared to be manager were extremely attentive. The food(Asian-Fusion) was delicious but the portions would not fulfill most American diets, include mine, luckily we order enough or each dish and ate family style(best if you want take a bit of everything), each dish was different surprise. We had the Asian Caesar Salad(meh), Kobe Beef Satay(yum), Lobster Fried Rice(eh), Miso Black Cod(cooked perfectly), Five Spice Duck Breast dish(oddly textured but not bad way and it's accompaniments were delectable). I didn't know why I had chops sticks since most of food our we're best eaten without chop sticks(based on the portions, the plating and textures of the food) but it came handy with the DIm Sum Doughnuts(delicious- my friend who normally hates anything too sweet enjoyed it). If you want to go out and try something new, enjoy some tasty Asian-inspired(but particularly authentic in Asian flavors) food hit up Buddakan in Philly. Be forewarned to dress for the upscale clientele and the loud/hip atmosphere.
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Natalie Bihun
6 months ago
Fantastic dining experience. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the menu. All 3 of us had beautiful cocktails to start, along with the tuna sashimi (some of the best I've had!), rock shrimp Bao buns, and Szechuan pork dumplings. I actually think the small plates were better than the main dishes; we ordered miso cod, duck breast, and sea bass along with a large side of delicious eggplant. To top if off, we shared the famous five spices doughnuts, and boy were they worth every calorie! Buddakan was a cool, trendy restaurant that I would definitely recommend to others who are looking for great food, great service, and a fun atmosphere.
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Julie D'Angelo
10 months ago
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Our server Jenny was an absolute delight and she helped make our Restaurant Week experience memorable. We picked from the select menu for the event and a few other items to have! Wine: Bottle of "The Seeker" Cabernet Sauvignon ($45/bottle) App: Chicken & Ginger Dumplings($10), Yellowtail Sashimi($16), Crispy Calamari Salad($17), Crab & Lobster Dumplings($16) Entrees: Chillean Seabass($36) and Pork Tenderloin($27) Dessert: Dim Sum Donuts($9.5), Crying Chocolate($9.5) and The Trio Sherbert($9.5) After Dinner Drinks: Awakening($12/each) For the price of 3 courses at $35, its worth it to try the select menu and a few other additions. For me and my guest, our bill was VERY reasonable for the amount of food we had gotten.
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Erica Bright
6 months ago
this place take food to the next level. you will no be disappointed
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Carsten Tolkmit
11 months ago
We had an extremely nice evening there. Staff was attentive and kind and the food and drinks simply amazing. Overall an excellent experience.

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