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Asian Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PM
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325 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
325 Chestnut StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19106
$$$Asian Restaurant, Chinese RestaurantToday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PMFriday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5PM–12AMSaturday 5PM–12AMSunday 4–10PMMonday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PMTuesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PMWednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–11PM
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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 by her and it was delicious."
"Beats any asian fusion restaurant from san fran to new york."
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Cruz S. Gardner
in the last week
Absolutely great!!! Our server was an absolute delight and she helped make our Restaurant Week experience memorable. I had the Pan seared Sea Bass that was recommended by her and it was delicious. I
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Lawrence Miller
2 weeks ago
Buddakan lives up to the hype. The ambiance is meant to evoke a southeast Asian sensibility; famous for the larger-than-life statue of Buddah, sitting at the head of the largest table in the restaurant, even the foyer is designed with intention, made to resemble a Japanese stone garden. My party was greeted warmly when we arrived, and seated right away. All five of us opted for "Bento box" lunch specials; during Philadelphia Restaurant Week, these are offered at a discount with a free dessert, but are otherwise as they appear on the regular menu. Each diner chooses three options, and they arrive together in individual plates on a single three-slot tray. My dining companions report being very pleased with the Barbeque Ribs and Cashew Chicken, as well as the Miso soup. At the recommendation of our server, I started with the edamame dumplings, which were the star of the meal. The dumpling wrappers were delicate, the filling a tasty bean puree just bursting with umame flavor; I only wish I had more. I moved next to the Tuna Tataki: sushi-grade tuna seared and served atop a chilled, mildly spicy noodle and seaweed salad. The tuna was perfect; a great sear on the outside with barely any of the beautiful raw meat on the inside disturbed. Finally I had the grilled lamb chop, absolutely delicious, served with a white eggplant that I tremendously enjoyed despite not usually liking eggplant. For dessert I chose the white chocolate dome, which was chocolate and peppermint mousse topped with spun sugar and spherified peppermint balls. I enjoyed this presentation immensely; it was easy to control the amount of peppermint in each bite by grabbing a few of the peppermint spheres, each about the size of a peppercorn. Some of the smaller ones had perhaps bathed in the alginate too long, as they had lost most of their flavor. My dining companions report being very pleased with the dim sum donuts and the yuzu cheesecake.
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Goodle Personnen
2 months ago
Substantially under-impressed. The food was average... nothing that would justify the price points. And, in an establishment as upscale as this, the last thing you should be doing is rushing customers out the door just because you want to lock your doors immediately at the time of your closing. At well close to $150 for two people one would expect something different than a typical casual restaurant. There was nothing here tonight that would encourage me to return not recommend this restaurant. I hate to say this, but it's just honest feedback.
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Paris Hensley
a month ago
I just picked up the gyros dinner special ($13.95) and let me tell's a lot of food. The avgolemono soup is delicious! The beef/lamb gyros are plentiful. I definitely have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. There is absolutely no way I could have finished all the food. Good price for large portions!
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JJ Cutuli
2 months ago
Excellent dining experiencing. I went here for a small work-related dinner. The ambiance was very nice, but the floors had slight elevations (steps up or down) and the hardwood was slippery which made walking around less than comfortable. Service was fine. We ate family style, splitting several appetizers and three entrees. This was about enough food for four people. Far and away, the best dish among the lot was the short ribs. Try those.
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J Coleman
2 months ago
Still can't find one thing wrong with this place. The food, as always, is fantastic (but very rich). Service from waitstaff is impeccable. Small but overlook-able hiccup with hostesses; caught something of an attitude but it was during an admittedly difficult 30 minutes. Would not want their job. Still 5 stars.
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Eric Tonn
5 months ago
Wife and I closed out Center City Restaurant Week on a Friday night. She had the ginger & chicken dumplings (steamed to perfection), pork tenderloin (best she's ever had, and she loves pork tenderloin), and frozen peach dessert. I opted for the chicken & shrimp egg rolls (standard but tasty fried egg rolls - horseradish mustard was awesome), Chilean sea bass (never had it before and absolutely loved the buttery decadence), and crying chocolate dessert (since I've had the dim sum donuts before - definitely wasn't disappointed). An amazing date night with attentive service and fun fellow customers. Highly recommend!
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Carson Austin
3 months ago
Shanon behind the bar knows how to host guests! I felt like she really cared about my experience and the timing was perfect. Service felt like I was hanging with a good friend.