Buddakan - Asian Restaurant
Innovative Asian fare in a chic setting
Asian · Old City · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.7
Decor
4.5
Service
 
Stephen Starr's "Asian-inspired" "gastronomic nirvana" in Old City is still "staggeringly popular" , turning out "ah-may-zing" , "beautifully executed" fare served by an "attentive but not hovering" staff in "dark" , "spectacular" quarters beneath a “massive” statue of Buddha; the "people-watching" never disappoints, and though some feel it's "pricey" , most deem it “perfect for a date night or a special occasion.”
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Chevron
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 - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA phone +1 215-574-9440 website www.buddakan.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Special occasions
Lively scenes
Zagat Mentions of Buddakan - Asian Restaurant
Google Reviews
4.5
(616)
The best Asian Fusion restaurant I have been to so far! The ambiance was breathtaking instantly making you feel a level of “zen” as soon as you walked through the door. The staff was incredible from the bar tenders, waitress, hostess and people bringing out the food were all extremely informative, friendly and always had a smile. They have an amazing selection of exquisite food and cater to you tastes, preferences and allergies. Dumplings to die for, tofu perfectly cooked and prepared making you forget it is tofu, sea bass so soft that it crumbles on your tongue. I would highly recommend to leave room for their dessert donuts!!!! Will have to go there again!
Andres Cruz · May 26, 2018
Great Asian inspired dinner. The sampler appetizer was amazing and introduced us to flavors we would not have considered. Our dinners were great and no one was disappointed. The cocktails were also very good. It had been over 16 years since our last visit and the quality and originality is still there.
john warrick · May 11, 2018
Last time I went was more than 10 years ago but the food and ambience were spectacular. From the moment you enter you can get an idea of the dining experience you will receive. The decor is elegant and bold just like the food!
Yoshita Patel · June 12, 2018