Buddakan - Asian Restaurant
Innovative Asian fare in a chic setting
Asian · Old City · $$$
The Zagat Review
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
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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Google Reviews
Service was very good. Maybe too good. There were a few times were they were trying to clear plates because they thought we were done but we just eat slow. This would have been okay if they didn't outstretch their hand while asking. Food was very good. Atmosphere was pleasant . It was very full so there was a lot of conversational noise but music was at a nice backround level and we were able to talk without having to raise are voices to hear each other.
Deborah Young · February 17, 2018
Food was good. Prices were a little high, especially for some of the serving sizes. Server described the food as "family/sharing style food, but with 1 person servings"..... So it's a one person meal then, no? If you go to eat definetly get a noodle plate if you want to feel full. The appetizers are small portions and don't do much for fullness.
Brian Walsh · March 15, 2018
My goodness. I can't possibly say enough good things about this place. I took my wife there for her Birthday. I got a lot of points for that night. We loved the food and the atmosphere. Everybody that worked there was great including our waiter who helped us decide on some dishes for dinner. This is a place you must go to if you're in Philly.
Thomas Aurora · March 1, 2018