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Buddakan - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

4.8
4.8
9979 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Stephen Starr’s Buddakan is a spectacular restaurant featuring exotic flavors of modern Asian cuisine with creativity and drama. Bon Appetit notes, "The mostly white space is striking, with a lit-from-within communal table in the middle of the room, a waterfall & a ten-foot, candle-bedecked Buddha. The religious icon watches over hip customers indulging in pan-Asian cuisine that far surpasses the fare usually found at hot spots like this." Newsweek reports, "Design also serves as a signifier for cuisine. You walk into Buddakan, one of the hottest new restaurants in Philadelphia, past a shimmering waterfall & Japanese river stones & you say to yourself, 'ginger-miso everything' even before you see the magnificent 10-foot Buddha dominating the dining room." Named one of “America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Travel & Leisure and 'Top Restaurant for Fun' by Gourmet, Buddakan has become one of the country's most talked about restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 574-9440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nery Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    Buddakan is the perfect venue for corporate or social events. Whether you want to take over the entire facility, overlook the action or be in the midst of it, there are many options for groups to experience Philadelphia’s most highly sought after dining destination.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut

  • Parking details

    We are happy to be offering Valet Parking again! There is also a garage on 4th Street, Bourse Parking, as well as on street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 9,979 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Buddakan has been on our favorite restaurant list for ages - consistently good food service and value. Bravo to the Pastry chef: just when u think It couldn’t be any better dessert surpasses anything you’ve tasted in that category in years. We had a great time thanks you Vinny for showing up with a sparkler in my husband’s dessert - it’s was his birthday and we only had to mention that once - Vinny did the rest😊
  2. C

    Carson

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buddakan is a classic in philly and it is as good as ever - a warm welcome was followed by a superb lychee martini and the food was just perfect (the shrimp Lomein and the spicy ribs are BEYOND!). Our server Isiah was top notch and a delight ! HIGHLY recommend for a date or special occasion!
  3. JA

    JosephA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lives up to the rep ! Excellent service. Excellent ambiance.
  4. MI

    MICHAELD

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live a block away. It is our 'go to' restaurant. Never disappoints.
  5. RU

    RickU

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a first rate experience, both as to food and service.
  6. r

    roberts

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were great, however, the booth was uncomfortable and the noise level was unacceptable due to the loud music the restaurant was playing in the background.
  7. MC

    MorganC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, great food, and great service!
  8. AL

    ALS1

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing evening!
  9. CL

    CLVC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, particularly the duck, lobster and spare ribs. The food was served promptly but we never felt rushed.
  10. T

    Tay9

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    This was one of my favorite spots, but the food and service have been lacking during my last couple of visits.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tristan was our waiter and he was very nice and knowledgeable. The food was great and the restaurant was full but it was still comfortable and we enjoyed ourselves.
  12. RD

    RosemarieD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and safe gluten free options for a person with celiac!
  13. R

    Regina

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buddakan never disappoints! The food is amazing the service is always superb.
  14. MA

    MoeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional! Great Service & Delicious Food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  16. s

    sweetrasa

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Never disappoints. Awesome flavors. Perfect for a celebration or just a good time. Calamari salad and the beef with fries !!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband out for his birthday and everything about this place was phenomenal !!! No complaints !!! Definitely a night to remember and will definitely be back !!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing dining experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & drinks were amazing. Gotta order the bao buns rock shrimps. It’s my go to favorite!
  20. ED

    ElaineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was outstanding; great ambience as well. Highly recommend
  21. BK

    BiancaK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service had a wonderful time for my birthday all the way around awesome thank you
  22. MA

    MaryAnneR

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food in a great setting and attentive but unobtrusive waitstaff.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We sat 40 minutes late for our table. The service was very poor. Waiter was rude and not attentive. We waited a long time for the table to be cleared. Very disappointing night. Not what Buddakan used to be
  24. MM

    MaggieM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! And our server was amazing!
  25. d

    dnswsnch

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently delish for the last 25 years!! We started with a perfect dirty martini... pork belly bao buns and chicken ginger dumplings cooked to perfection..asian Caesar salad perfect..dinner lobster fried rice, cashew chicken and the roast pork all served family style. Dessert of course was dim sum donuts..a bit pricy but so worth it..our waitress Makenzie was so attentive and sweet..it was a great experience as always
  26. JB

    JohnB

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My lover and I had a great time.
  27. JJ

    JurellJ

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, drinks were amazing, definitely will be coming back again. A lot of young professionals like myself were there, that felt good.
  28. KB

    KevinB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, always consistently GREAT meal and cocktails. Super-friendly staff too.
  29. DP

    DavidP

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    16th Birthday for my daughter with her friends Great time! Food and service were very good
  30. p

    philmumzee

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely restaurant but indifferent front desk staff and harried wait staff prevented the experience from being first rate.
  31. f

    foodfamilyfriends

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  32. a

    alesyar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as always, everything… food, service , ambience.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Finland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!
  34. AS

    AnaS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    No iba con muchas expectativas porque a veces los sitios tan “fashion” tienen una comida muy normal y cara, pero me pareció buena y con raciones abundantes. Comida oriental bastante suave (lo que prefiero) y variada. Volvería a probar otros platos! servicio bueno. Ambiente variado: al ser sábado había algunos grupos cenando muy arreglados, pero también gente vestida de pasear todo el día.
  35. F

    Foodiewannabee

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been around for over 30 years but still as happening as it was then. Food is great with some institutional dishes like the wok cashew chicken and lobster fried rice which never fail to impress. Service was excellent and we enjoyed a seat right next to the Buddha.
  36. SL

    SteakLover

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was fabulous!
  37. T

    Tann

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was average at best. We ordered the Wok Chicken and the chicken tasted funny. Lack of spice and seemed like it was unwashed and raw chicken. The pad thai was nice but nothing out of the ordinary. I had gone for my birthday and would probably not go back. Was a one time experience.
  38. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Budakah never disappoints. For business or pleasure this destination will have you leaving content and having experienced a cool vibe.
  39. CB

    CarynB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The duck was incredibly fatty, and, to me, was inedible
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First service is superior, what expected from top level restaurants and the entire staff is above and beyond in a way that I can’t tell what is better but most definitely this restaurant is undercharging on the experience and worth repeating regularly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Buddakan - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 574-9440.

Buddakan - Philadelphia is rated 4.8 stars by 9979 OpenTable diners.

Buddakan - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buddakan - Philadelphia

325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We are happy to be offering Valet Parking again! There is also a garage on 4th Street, Bourse Parking, as well as on street parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nery Hernandez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 574-9440

  • Private party facilities

    Buddakan is the perfect venue for corporate or social events. Whether you want to take over the entire facility, overlook the action or be in the midst of it, there are many options for groups to experience Philadelphia’s most highly sought after dining destination.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

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