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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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Diner Reviews
  • "Dinner was amazing. my Husband and I were celebrating our anniversary in AC. THIS WAS THE PERFECT RESTAURANT. Amazing ambience and view. you do not feel like you are in AC at all. Everything we ordered taste great and size portions were enough to share. We were also given a glass of champagne to celebrate our occasion .. really love this place .. a must if you visit AC."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I took my girlfriends here before a friends wedding. Buddakan has never disappointed and this time was no different. My girlfriends had never been and were blown away by the food and atmosphere. The only negative comment (I have never had one before for Buddakan) is for the server. He was very rushed (restuarant was no full) and did not seem to care about checking on us or even bringing us our meals. He stopped by the table no more then 3 times, one to take the order, one to drop off a bottle of wine, and lastly the check. Very disappointed on that end."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our 4 the time and it gets better each time we go. Spent night with friends celebrating birthday. Our friends love the food, ambiance, and service. This is probably our favorite place to eat in the world. Thanks for another great meal!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "If there are more than 4 of you, ask to be seated in a booth. Noise level so high that conversation amongst the 6 if us impossible at a regular table. Filet Mignon delicious. Scallops perfect. Spring rolls crispy. Crabmeat salad excellent. Whole fish flaky. Chicken tender. Excellent service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for finance's birthday. Great ambiance. We did the tasting menu, which we always choose because its the chef's best work. Edamame ravioli was to die for, so was the sea bass. We will drive the 2 hours just to have dinner there again. All the food was amazing."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "we have been to buddakan many times in philly and a few times in atlantic city. we are never disappointed. WE had out of towers with us from pittsburgh and miami and they were equally impressed. From the time we walked through the door we were greeted immediately and shown to our table. Our waiter was awesome and very attentive without being pushy. The food is always excellent. All around, a wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife have been here often. But this was the first visit for our 24 and 18 year old children. We were not disappointed. Excellent. Love the chef sampling menu. Hard to say what we liked best. It was all great."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Another wonderful experience at Buddakan!!!!! Drinks, dinner, and dessert were great! Try the zenful donuts and the Vietnamese chocolate ice cream."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "As always, this was a great dining experience. The kitchen was accommodating in creating a tasting menu for 3 with no meat. Every selection was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was attentive, as well as helpful. We prefer dining here during the week, because it is less crowed and quieter."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We loved this restaurant so much that we ate there twice in one week. First we had the chef's picks and then we ordered from the menu. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Buddakan on the Pier was EXCELLENT! This was our fist time there and it was perfect! Their side booths are comfortable, roomy and the food and service were superb! I would highly recommend!~"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food was good with a great ambiance and crowd , not too many options though , good for once in while special occasion dining as its extremely expensive , the deserts were awesome.. especially the zenfull donuts !!!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We love Buddakan!! Best calamari salad and sea bass in the world!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We ordered a two different fish dishes ,peppered beef, and lobster rice...all were done nicely!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything was great, from the specialty drinks, to the food, to the service and decor. Would definitely go back. Theyeeven brought a birthday dessert based on a note I left during the initial OpenTable reservation process. The only thing slightly negative was that it was very loud. But we were in a booth so we could hear everyone in our group. Not sure how that would work out at one of the big open tables."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our appetizers of snow crab spring rolls and spare ribs were excellent. Also excellent was the sea bass and crispy shrimp. The only negative is we wanted more. The banana spring roll and almond bread pudding desserts were a big disappointment. They lacked flavor. Overall our food and drinks were great. We did request a booth and were seated at a table and the chairs were uncomfortable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First time dining there and it was fabulous! Did not want the food to go away! We had the chicken and cashews and the scallops. Incredible flavor! For dessert we tried the donuts with chocolate and banana dip-they were to die for!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoy Buddakan. From the lychee martini to the zenful donuts this place never disappoints. My husband loves the duck and learned the preparation had changed since we had last visited. He loved the dish and thought it was basically the same, this is his absolute favorite dish here. Love the atmosphere and the food."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We will definitely be returning - filet mignon and sweet mashed and edamame ravioli were great. Can't leave out the Zen donuts when passing Kudos."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We were there 7/10 for my birthday. We were having the tasting menu and my daughter is gluten sensitive. Once she expressed her gluten sensitivity, the waiter was super accommodating. He returned to let her know which dishes she could eat,which dishes they would leave sauces on the side so she could eat, and then which dishes the chef would make gluten free, especially for her. We never expected this kind of special service. Everything was delicious and my daughter raved about the gluten free dishes they made for her. She eats out very often at many good restaurants and commented that Buddakan went over and above in meeting her gluten sensitivity. We recommend this restaurant highly."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Simply an outstanding experience. This was probably some of the best food I have ever eaten. We had the Thai Chicken salad to start, which was delicious. Then came the five spice duck and the sea bass. The duck was like something off of Master Chef. It was cooked perfectly, and the combination with the crab cake was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be coming back."
    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
  • "Food was tasty. Only complaints are the bar area is small and sat about 20 minutes after reservation."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great service and amazing food. The calamari salad is a must. Love this restaurant!"
    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
  • "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
  • "I wanted to find a resturant with unique and tasteful food and I found all that and more here! I loved the food, wine, and service."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Been coming here for years. Love atmosphere and food. Best place ever."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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