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Buddakan - Atlantic City
Buddakan - Atlantic City

Buddakan - Atlantic City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buddakanac.com
  • Phone: (609) 674-0100
  • Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs
    Lunch 12noon – 3:30pm
    Dinner 5:00pm – 11:00pm

    Fri and Sat
    Dinner all day 12noon – 12:00am

    Dinner all day 12noon – 10:00pm

    Happy Hour Sunday through Friday 3:00pm until 6:00pm (in the bar area only)

    Christmas Eve: Dinner Only, Served 12pm-10pm
    Christmas Day: Dinner Only, Served 5pm-10pm
    New Year's Day: Dinner All Day, Served 12pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Executive Chef: Nery Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at 215.923.2675.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Cara Rice (609) 271-0549

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arkansas & Boardwalk
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Please Park in the Caesars Parking Lot. We provide $ 5 parking vouchers.
A word from Buddakan - Atlantic City
Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail.
Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I love the decor and ambience. My husband and I shared a few appetizers (salad, dumplings, egg rolls and tofu) and it was the perfect amount of food. There's a nice variety of foods, not particularly one style of Asian cuisine. Prices are mid to high range but it's what you'd expect for that caliber of restaurant. It's a good time!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Server very friendly and accommodating - she checked with chef about certain ingredients that one of our family member's is allergic to. Chef prepared a couple of items without the ingredient - everything was delicious. Great value for the price. They also surprised my son with a birthday candle/slice of cake to celebrate - I mentioned when I made reservations we were celebrating a birthday, and they must have made note of it. Overall, it was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Buddakan and we were very pleased. Looking forward to trying some new items on the menu"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "i had the pan seared sea bass which i had been pining for since last year and while it was still good, it wasn't as light and buttery as i remember. i was a little disappointed because my high expectations weren't quite met but the apps were really delicious...the edamame ravioli was in a word amazing, as well as the spicy rock shrimp which was my favorite app from last year. i also really liked the pork dumplings and the extremely tasty vegetable fried rice with the coconut curry foam. the bread pudding was pretty delicious and since i was celebrating my birthday, i was given a personal sized chocolate lava cake which was absolutely yummy. i would most def go back; perhaps it was just an off night for the fish"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went here after shopping with a group of 6 on a Tuesday night. Reservations were quick on Open Table for 9:15pm. Only issue was that it was too noisy to have a conversation and service was a little slow at the end of the meal. However the food was amazing - we did the preset menu which catered to everyone on the table. Huge portions! Will definitely come here again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is was 2nd time here...I surprised the Hubby for our anniversary and he loved every minute of it! The food, drinks, atmosphere...everything yummy and fresh! I recommend Buddakan to everyone that tells me they will be visiting AC! It's a must if you're looking for a nice, decent establishment!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I currently serve in the United States Military. This was my first stop on my honey moon and I was very unhappy with the service. The food was great. The waitress was horrible. This restaurant did not live up to the hype."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wonderful service and a delicious Asian menu. Had the best sangria I've ever had!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Great service and amazing food. The calamari salad is a must. Love this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We visited Buddakan in Atlantic City for lunch after a weekday stroll on the beach taking in the World Cup of and Sandsculpting. Buddakan was a calm and quiet refuge from the mayhem of the boardwalk and casinos on the Caesar's Pier. Just outside of the Buddakan (but indoors) the Pier has huge windows overlooking the beach, boardwalk, and ocean. Your on a 2nd level above everything so the views are spectacular. Once you go inside the Buddakan, it is serene and the decor is like a private ancient Japanese village or courtyard. Subdued lighting and calming music play against the Japanese architecture of wooden beams and panels. Service was excellent and the food too. Japanese/Oriental/Fusion style food in a wonderful serene setting. Bravo!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Food was tasty. Only complaints are the bar area is small and sat about 20 minutes after reservation."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "With the exception of 1 appetizer, all the food was very good. The tuna sashimi lacked flavor. Would have rated 5 stars however, our waiter was not very good. He walked away without taking all our orders. Had to ask twice for hit sauce. When we complained about 1 appetizer, he said he would send over a manager, but that never happened. Overall, great food and ambiance. Would definitely go again and hope for better service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I keep going back to Buddakan as the food is so amazing!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Delicious pan Asian food with a wide variety of flavors for almost any palette! Fun for special occasions and groups. Don't miss the tuna roll appetizer, the edemamae ravioli, wasabi mashed potatoes and the zenful donuts! We will definitley return for another round of exotic cocktails, dinner and outrageous desserts."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • " Once again an outstanding dining experience. The chefs are top notch! If you have never been while in AC, make it a must go."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Never a bad experience at AC, nor in Philadelphia. Looking forward to trying the one NYC someday. You can even rave about how good the salads are! We let them know we were taking newlyweds out for dinner and they made the entire meal an event! Love this place!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I've been looking forward to trying buddakan for years and it was worth the wait. The food was incredible and lived up to my high expectations! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Been coming here for years. Love atmosphere and food. Best place ever."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Each time we visit we are delighted by the experience. The lamb chops ate the best anywhere. The seasonings are subtle, but flavorful. Kudos to the chef!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Get the edamame ravioli to start! It's so good. I got the ponzu chicken and my husband got the aged beef. Everything was amazing!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We came here for dinner and the waitor was great he knew a lot about the menu. The appetizers were very good but the entrees were bland. If we had just done a few different appetizers we would have had a great experience. The time between the appetizers and entrees being served was insane...I think we waited about 45 mins. Overall, I was very disappointed and will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The tasting menu was awesome. Great food, large portions, good service, fun place!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant was more than I could have ever expected! The ambience was great and very classy. The food was to die for. The staff was very helpful and polite. No complaints whatsoever! Best birthday dinner I have ever had!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Attentive to our needs regarding food allergies. Highly recommend the tasting menu."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was luscious and very healthy. Drinks were yummy with interesting Zen names. Service was impeccable! This is a place for special occasions- a true delight!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Anything you ask they say yes. Food is excellent. Had tasting menu. Very accommodating for food allergies. The amount of food you get is unreal. Usually tasting menus are little bites. We did the $70 menu and we were served at least 2 of everything. Sea bass is outstanding. So are the ribs the steak the Cesar salad the duck the monkfish. Everything! The service was top notch"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Everything had great flavoring. I would definitely come again and again. My entire group enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We visited Buddakan for our 10-year anniversary and the food was excellent. Our waitress was so wonderful that she made our entire evening. I had made a reservation for our anniversary dinner and was excited about the evening. I was disappointed when we arrived because we were given probably the worst table in the restaurant despite our reservation. There were other patrons that did not have reservations that were given better tables. I asked for a better table and was accommodated immediately, but this did really bother me because I noted the anniversary on our reservation. Luckily the waitress made up for the oversight with her knowledge and hospitality. She even arranged for a complimentary champagne toast for our day!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent! We had nothing left on our plates! That says it all!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is great! Everything is fresh, beautiful decor, friendliest wait staff! You won't regret going!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Wonderful, romantic ambience. Food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I cant say enough about Buddakan, I had low expectations and was not really looking forward to dining here. My wife was really craving a fusion menu and boy did we get lucky! We had a great experience from the moment we walked in. We were greeted promptly and explained we preferred a drink at the bar first. We sat in a great location and had a great waiter. The food was sooooo spot on, I cant wait for another weekend in AC to go back to Buddakan."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "One of my favorites! Great wine, great food, and great service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend out for his bday dinner on Saturday night. Place was very busy so word of advice, make reservations! The staff was friendly, our waiter was charming and food was amazing. Totally satisfied with everything. In the end they brought out my bf bday cake wrapped in a small box with a lit candle along side it. Simple yet sweet."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Hands down one of the best meals I have ever had. Chose Buddakan for a special occasion and it exceeded my expectations. Very prompt service and the manager checked on us multiple times. You could tell the servers and food runners worked as a team and we never had to track anyone down, the staff was constantly checking on us. The specialty drinks were amazing- I would definitely recommend trying a cocktail. The fish of the day was cooked perfectly. Definitely worth the money, they really add value to the meal and make it a memorable experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The sea bass is some of the best we have ever had. It is perfectly prepared and the single reason we go back to this restaurant. This trip we of course enjoyed the sea bass along with some crab spring rolls and wasabi mashed potatoes which were tasty too. The eggplant is always a good choice for a side dish, it is full of flavor. The zenful donuts are always a great way to end your experience here. The restaurant is a big part of the experience here and they do theme it well. However it is very dimly lit and can be difficult to see or read, especially your bill....lol...don't worry, it will be $$$. The sea bass alone is worth the price tag on special occasions."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Always an excellent experience dining at Buddakan. We ordered the chef's tasting menu for two and it was absolutely delicious! We couldn't decide which dish was our favorite because every single dish was amazing. Great service too. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I recently took my husband and four of his friends here for dinner to celebrate his 30-something birthday. We were given private seating and enjoyed every aspect of what the restaurant had to offer. Buddakan in Philly is one of our favorites, we can add AC to the list now too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant with unbelievable service and food. Portions are large. My husband has a problem with spice and the server took great care in making sure his food was prepared accordingly. Would definitely go back! Loved it."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "amazing food. worth the $$ for a nice night out! definitely ask the waiter for reccommendations"
    Dined on 6/13/2014