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325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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(215) 574-9440


  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - Midnight
  • Saturday: 5:00 pm - Midnight

Cuisine: American Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 123 reviews

price range:$26 to $50


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Buddakan Reviews

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  • bashfyl reviewWe are regulars at Buddakan and if we could we'd dine there daily. We are taking friends tonight for their first experience. It's taken us six months to get them there.Tonight we finally treat them to our `esophageal heaven`. EVERY meal we've had at Buddakan has been superb! The wine list is splendid and the service is always top-notch. I'm sure this evening will be no different. Kudos to Mr. Starr!!

    55555 by bashfyl

  • kdevlin00 reviewI wanted something special for my wife's birthday and Buddakan delivered! Service was superb, the food oustanding and the ambiance mellow yet interesting. I'm a duck fanatic and I had my fill. From the duck potstickers, to crispy duck salad to the duck breast entree it was some of the best I've had. My wife's lamb chops proved to be as good as any we've had. A bit pricey but for a special occasion, why not?

    44444 by kdevlin00

  • jpgallagher reviewThe food and service exceeded my expectations...a great place to dine.

    55555 by jpgallagher

  • rcooper2508 reviewMy husband and took my parents out for the holidays. The food was amazing and there was plenty of it! We ordered many appetizers and tasted four different meals. It was literally a food orgy!! The barbequed pork above the finest filet was the best I ever tasted. I can't wait to go back.

    44444 by rcooper2508

  • fkatzlivstone reviewthe food is excellent, but obtaining reservations can be frustratingthe only complaint is how loud it is

    44444 by fkatzlivstone

  • theyommer reviewTop 3 in the city. The calamari salad is as tremendous as the big Buddha watching you eat.

    44444 by theyommer

  • rcooper2508 reviewLarge menu of delicious, interestingly presented food with super service. It is a bit noisy!

    44444 by rcooper2508

  • jelyda14 reviewLast Saturday night,about 10:30,it got so cold it put a major crimp in the experience. We told the staff FOUR times to turn the AC off it never got done. I don't accept `it's an old building`....it's a new restaurant. Everything else was fine,but the seven of us will not be back.

    22222 by jelyda14

  • norandy reviewFodd is top of the line and the service is unbeatable! Expensive but well worth it.

    44444 by norandy

  • jburns reviewThis was totally an elegant evening. The food was excellent,service was great, atmosphere out of this world.This has to be the the towns best!!!!

    44444 by jburns

  • jburns reviewEaten here twice, the best food and martini's ever, the decor is great, loved it, I recommend the restaurant to everyone.

    44444 by jburns

  • Jorge TExcellent Food!!!

    55555 by Jorge T

  • Hind STuna spring roll, Edmami dumplings and their Dumpling donuts are so good.

    55555 by Hind S

  • Morgan KEverything here is amazing! Sea bass was melt in your mouth delicious and the Shangri La was probably one of the best cocktails I've ever had 😍

    55555 by Morgan K

  • Richard C.Wasabi Tuna and Miso Cod. they were incredibly fresh

    55555 by Richard C.

  • Daniel J.Dim sum sampler is sublime.

    55555 by Daniel J.

  • Hollie H.Expensive but one of the best restaurants I've ever been too

    55555 by Hollie H.

  • Tammo SDo not miss out on the edamame dumplings or the donuts!

    55555 by Tammo S

  • Tammo SEdamame dumplings are amazing. Do not miss them!

    55555 by Tammo S

  • Daphne PapapolyzouThe seabass is really soft and delicious

    55555 by Daphne Papapolyzou

  • Dee💗StacyWas not impressed by joy or blood orange Cosmo cocktails. Joy was too strong with vodka the other so sweet had to send it back. Excellent food though esp edamame dumplings lobster fried rice and donut

    55555 by Dee💗Stacy

  • Amol K.Edamame dumplings are amazing.

    55555 by Amol K.

  • Don SThree words: wasabi crusted filet - fantastic (ok, so that was four words...).

    55555 by Don S

  • Ryan CGet the Caesar. The Kobe beef rice is awesome!

    55555 by Ryan C

  • Mark F.Lobster Fried Rice and Eggplant - There is no need to look further down the menu!

    55555 by Mark F.

  • Bre EThe real question is what isn't good here? You get what you pay for and this restaurant is worth every single penny. Try the lamb, the BBQ pork, pad thai, crab sticky rice and calamari salad.

    55555 by Bre E

  • Allison HHave to get to chocolate bento box.

    55555 by Allison H

  • wedd JMy first anniversary ❤️

    55555 by wedd J

  • Clarke ThomasFamily style plates, quieter seating upstairs, boisterous dining, save room for the donuts

    55555 by Clarke Thomas

  • ed P.I am in love with the Asian Cesar Salad with spicy cashews; I hope some day we will get married!

    55555 by ed P.

  • KathMy parents love this place ..

    55555 by Kath

  • A AThis is one of my favorite restaurants.. The food is flavorful and I love the ambiance.. In the evening the lights are dim.. Intimate

    55555 by A A

  • Rachel GarciaChilean sea bass...get it even if you don't love sea bass, it's absolutely fabulous. Calamari salad is also fabulous.

    55555 by Rachel Garcia

  • David RosenbloomThe original Asian fusion spot. Great bar scene, amazing food. The kimchi fried rice kills me every time!

    55555 by David Rosenbloom

  • George HudsonThis is where you eat when you just got a check with a comma LMFAO #IGETPAID #LIONOUTTHECAGE

    33333 by George Hudson

  • Grace L.The kobe sliders are heavenly!

    55555 by Grace L.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Buddakan as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Ryan F.Large portions that are made for sharing.

    55555 by Ryan F.

  • Sila Y.Lamb chops are amazing. And get wasabi mashed potatoes.

    55555 by Sila Y.

  • Stephan M.Consistently great.

    55555 by Stephan M.

  • Philly.comBuddakan has engineered a contemporary menu with Asian twists that may not be groundbreaking, but it consistently delivers well-prepared, large-portioned dishes nipped with just enough creativity.

    55555 by Philly.com

  • jasonEdamame dumplings are outstanding Follow with aged beef for a great Night out!

    55555 by jason

  • EverydayLove the ambiance, decor, and service. Pricey, but worth it.

    55555 by Everyday

  • Becky J.Secret off-menu item: order the Red Dragon Tofu! Even if you aren't vegetarian or vegan (and it is both), you'll love the deep fried tempura, the spicy red dragon sauce and fresh crisp wok veggies.

    55555 by Becky J.

  • halalbiteGo for dessert. Food is overpriced.

    33333 by halalbite

  • Edward AníbalThe Sake of the house is excellent!

    55555 by Edward Aníbal

  • Hollie D.The edamame ravioli/dumplings are things dreams are made of ... Buddakan never disappoints ... Food is always top notch! Try the Donuts for dessert ... super delish!

    55555 by Hollie D.

  • Chris O.I expected this to be a bit over-hyped, but the food was really good. Service was solid, and the vibe in the place was great. I would definitely go again. The tomato salad was superb as an opener.

    55555 by Chris O.

  • Dave P.Get the Vigor. It's a fantastic cocktail.

    55555 by Dave P.

  • halalbiteGo for dessert and non alcoholic drinks

    55555 by halalbite

  • Tricia F.Edamame ravioli & crying chocolate. You can thank me later!

    55555 by Tricia F.

  • Beau BallinSeriously one if the best meals I've had. Pad Thai, Charred. Aged Beef, and Dim Sum Donuts were all delightful!

    55555 by Beau Ballin

  • Michelle K.Edamame ravioli are awesome!! Sadly there are only four on a plate. Do good!!

    55555 by Michelle K.

  • Dining Out for Life PHLMake your reservation now! Buddakan is participating in Dining Out for Life 2013 by donating 33% of every meal sold on Thursday, April 25. Dine Out, Fight AIDS! To learn more about the cause:

    55555 by Dining Out for Life PHL

  • Kishan Kumar L.test hotel

    33333 by Kishan Kumar L.

  • Naif M.It is my best Asian restaurant experience ever. Try the spicy shrimp for appetizer, shrimp dumpling& spring rolls.for main course the duck, black pepper beef & sweet shrimp walnut. donuts is good.

    55555 by Naif M.

  • Brandon G.Rub the Buddha's belly for good fortune and prosperity.

    55555 by Brandon G.

  • Glen G.Get the bento box dessert!

    55555 by Glen G.

  • CarlaYummy! Great meal!!

    55555 by Carla

  • joe mcguganSea bass was awesome with the wasabi mashed potatoes banging.Finish it off with the dip sum doughnuts mmmmmm.

    55555 by joe mcgugan

  • Heather S.Amazing atmosphere

    55555 by Heather S.

  • Es K.Calamari salad and BBQ pork tenderloin are to die for!

    55555 by Es K.

  • Nicole StuberTry the Rock Shrimp Popcorn - Great #appetizer

    55555 by Nicole Stuber

  • Nicole StuberTry the Edamame Dumplings - Loved this dish! Always order it when I go to #Buddakan

    55555 by Nicole Stuber

  • Gary Z.Pork tenderloin was wonderful and tender, even though cooked medium well. Wasabi mashed potatoes were awesome, as was the Chinese eggplant. Pad Thai was decent. Milk chocolate caramel tart ftw!

    55555 by Gary Z.

  • Jen jThe Life cocktail and king crab tempura!

    55555 by Jen j

  • Adeline A.Try the Edamame Ravioli

    55555 by Adeline A.

  • Adeline A.Try the Rock Shrimp Tempura Sticky Bun

    55555 by Adeline A.

  • Adeline A.Try the Peking Sparerbis

    55555 by Adeline A.

  • Adeline A.Try the Pad Thai

    55555 by Adeline A.

  • 🌴om Z.Udon noodles, grilled lamb chop, Asian broccoli, dumplings, dip sum donuts.

    55555 by 🌴om Z.

  • Jennifer M.Try the Content- delicious cocktail!

    55555 by Jennifer M.

  • JoceyYou must try the dip sum donuts!!!!

    55555 by Jocey

  • Roxanne P.Dip Sum doughnuts. That is all.

    55555 by Roxanne P.

  • Flavia M.i think that everything is delicious.

    55555 by Flavia M.

  • Robin QponDivaDonuts to die for!

    55555 by Robin QponDiva

  • Kathryn D.best place to go for birthdays...favorite dish is the barbecue pork tenderloin with enormous onion rings... pissed that the banana dessert is now longer on the menu.. bring it back Stephen Starr!

    55555 by Kathryn D.

  • ShazSpicy lobster!

    55555 by Shaz

  • Bethany K.bento box dessert: must order for chocolate lovers, otherwise the "dip sum" doughnuts come with two dipping sauces and to-die-for ginger whipped cream.

    55555 by Bethany K.

  • Chrissa O.Order the Baked Alaska! OMG was this a dessert!

    55555 by Chrissa O.

  • CheckOutJaredAppetizer and an entre is plenty for a couple. The "Dip Sum" Doughnuts are great but its the dipping sauces that make it.

    55555 by CheckOutJared

  • Melanie D.Appetizers: Edamame Ravioli and Vietnamese Stuffed Grape Leaves. San Bei Basil Chicken Hot Pot is a great entree! Don't forget to order a side of the wasabi mashed potatoes if you like spicy!!

    55555 by Melanie D.

  • Alisa Jour table of girls were loving the "Strength" cocktail: grey goose vodka, cilantro, lime!

    33333 by Alisa J

  • Steven R.This is where you would take somebody to for a date, & ETC....

    55555 by Steven R.

  • Randy S.Heather is by far the best waitress. Make sure you ask for her!

    55555 by Randy S.

  • Roj tea smoked ribs are the bomb! get two serves!

    55555 by Roj

  • Alexandra K.Always order the boneless char sui spare ribs.

    55555 by Alexandra K.

  • travel42Try the house specialty: wok-seared lobster in a coconut curry sauce served in a nest of mashed potatoes.

    55555 by travel42

  • Krista M.Whole menu delicious! We always enjoy the chicken ginger dumplings and the asian ceasar.

    55555 by Krista M.

  • Stephane JAs with all Starr restaurants, great decor with subpar food and service. You end up paying for the brand not the experience.

    33333 by Stephane J

  • Stephane JAs with all Starr restaurant, great decor with subpar food and service. You end up paying for the brand not the experience.

    33333 by Stephane J

  • M Scott D.Don't sit at the community table when there's a wedding party. People get confused.

    33333 by M Scott D.

  • 💋RebeccaEdamame ravioli is too hyped up. Try the braised short ribs. Delicious. And pad Thai. Zen gria just ok. Kobe beef satay good

    55555 by 💋Rebecca

  • STARR RestaurantsWhen you walk into Buddakan you will feel immediately transported to somewhere in Southeast Asia, where the Far East and the East Coast mix as seamlessly as sushi and soy.

    55555 by STARR Restaurants

  • Examiner.comThe Edamame Ravioli is a must have!

    55555 by Examiner.com

  • Christopher H.Bonzai martini

    55555 by Christopher H.

  • Cathy S.Edamame Ravioli that's why we come here! Don't know if we would otherwise!

    33333 by Cathy S.

  • James R.The Zen-gria is refreshing. Try the Asian Caesar Salad, Crispy Calamari Salad, or Chicken & Ginger dumplings for apps. The Sweet & Crispy Jump Shrimp are delicious w/a side of wasabi mashed potatoes.

    55555 by James R.

  • Bryant GKobe Beef is worth every penny! Eat at the communal table at the foot of the Buddha.

    55555 by Bryant G

  • Rebecca N.Get the tuna tartare spring rolls and the beef short rib. The spring roll is fresh and flavorful and the ribs are fall apart tender and savory.

    55555 by Rebecca N.

  • J.S. M.Get the King Crab Tempura!

    33333 by J.S. M.

  • Visit PhillyFor adventurous diners, a large community table allows for ample socializing.

    55555 by Visit Philly

  • David C.Lamb Chops are excellent. They go well with the 'awakening' drink.

    55555 by David C.

  • Mr. PhiladelphiaIn the realm of deserts, nothing comes close to dip sum doughnuts! With 3 different sauces, it's hard to have just one!

    55555 by Mr. Philadelphia

  • Bullfrog & BaumThe Edamame Ravioli and King Crab Dumplings are the way to start your meal here. Let the intriguing ingredients take your palette for an experience agai

    55555 by Bullfrog & Baum

  • JoceyTrendy atmosphere, great service and awesome food!! My favs are the calamari salad, shrimp and lobster spring rolls, chilean sea bass and dim sum donuts for dessert!!!

    55555 by Jocey

  • Tom C.Very good gluten free menu. Lots of options.

    55555 by Tom C.

  • Michael L.Edamame: salty and delicious

    55555 by Michael L.

  • MelissaThe duck is awesomeee

    55555 by Melissa

  • Philadelphia MagazineTry their bento box, which includes three dishes for $15 to $20, depending on which category you're ordering from.

    55555 by Philadelphia Magazine

  • Jeff CGrilled octopus app and k-pao monkfish are fantastic....edamame ravioli good, but overhyped in my opinion...

    55555 by Jeff C

  • Nickie S.Seriously! Edamame Ravioli. OMG!

    55555 by Nickie S.

  • Bloomingdale'sA huge gold Buddha beams down as you live it up, modern Mandarin-style, in this dark dramatically lit palace. Contemporary Chinese dishes and the house Zen-gria keep the Asian spirit flying.

    55555 by Bloomingdale's

  • Alex M.Don't get the Pork Belly Hot Pot. The hot pot brooth ruins the texture the pork belly.

    33333 by Alex M.

  • Melanie D.Best Chilean Sea Bass!

    55555 by Melanie D.

  • Keary PFood and atmosphere were fantastic, service was so-so. Bring friends and share.

    55555 by Keary P

  • Karen F.Make a reservation. Try the ginger infused drinks.

    55555 by Karen F.

  • Ryan P.Everything was fantastic! Great atmosphere with a lot of talent

    55555 by Ryan P.

  • Lani M.Get the Angry Lobster and get happy!

    33333 by Lani M.

  • Naomi F.Sadly heard rumors that this particular item was taken off the menu, but the "Angry Lobster" (huge lobster chunks, in mashed potatos & mixed vegetables) was the most satisfyingly delicious meal EVER.

    33333 by Naomi F.

  • Mike E.Edamame Ravioli. 'Nuff said.

    55555 by Mike E.

  • Peter C.not bad but i like the NYC version better. special was Elk Sushi...

    33333 by Peter C.

  • James TLOVE this place. Serves family style. What to order? Appetizer: chicken & ginger dumplings Entree: wasabi encrusted filet mignon / pan seared filet mignonDessert: banana towerGreat Drinks.

    55555 by James T

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