Buddakan - Atlantic City
We had our favorites--bonelessWe had our favorites--boneless ribs app, crab fried rice (get soy sauce) and eggplant side dish. All were excellent, and there is plenty for two to share. We splurged on a bottle of Cakebread chardonnay. Our waitrress was superb in every way.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA+++++Keep up the good work. Great food, atmosphere and staff!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time atThis was our first time at Buddakan and I hope it will not be our last. The servers were pleasant and efficient. The food was delicious and plentiful. I loved the decor and the giant Budda but I felt the lighting was a little too dim.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and hope to return soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!!By far our fave restaurant!!!! Always a great meal with great service! The tasting menu is always a good choice! Can't wait to go back!!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUpon entering, we were seatedUpon entering, we were seated immediately. Our server promptly and pleasantly arrived at our table and wished my wife a Happy Mothers Day ( we were also celebrating our adult sons birthday ).The service was swift and efficient. Buddakan,s dishes are meant for for sharing - the portions are somewhat large. Because they are for sharing, orders do not necessarily come out at the same time but there was always food on the table. At the end of the meal we were surprised by a birthday treat - complete with candle - for my son.
The decor is Asian, with a giant golden Buddah, as its centerpiece. The atmosphere is cool and serene. We ordered at least five or six different dishes - they were all fantastic. Buddakan is a must visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulI love this restaurant and would recommend it to everyone. The service is always great the food is even better.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBuddaHad a great meal and great experience because the food is always good there but it was a slow night so the experience was great because it was not crowded and loud
Highly recommend going on a wednesday or Thursday night.
Whole fish and lamb chops were incredible.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food and great atmosphereThe food was very good and the staff was polite and very helpful! The scene of the restaurant was pretty cool with the star scene on the ceiling and the giant budda statue.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and serviceWe came to Buddakan to celebrate a bachelorette weekend. I had only mentioned the occasion in passing when making the reservation. After dinner, our server brought out complimentary champagne to celebrate. No one even mentioned anything to him during dinner - now that's attentive service! Dinner was wonderful as always and everyone loved it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMperfection!My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary at Buddakan for dinner. They were fantastic! The hostess asked if we were out for any special occasion and after we sat down, they gave us complimentary champagne! It was the good stuff too. The food portions were perfect; we ordered the chicken and ginger dumplings for an appetizer; black pepper beef for an entree, vegetable fried rice, and tempura vegetables. For dessert, the chocolate mousse. Everything was spectacular and the waitress was really helpful!
Definitely would love to come back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSide booths are the way to goI went here w/5 girls to celebrate a bachelorette party. We had reservations for Sat at 8pm and were running a few minutes late. They were able to hold our reservation until 8:15pm and we made it in time. I requested one of the side booths, reading on reviews previously that they were pretty swanky and tucked away. They were perfect for our group. It almost felt like a private dining experience where we weren't distracted by others but able to be our silly selves.
The food was fantastic, too! The edamame had huge chunks of salt on it, the peach sangria special was delicious, and I particularly remember the dumplings being delicious. We ordered 1 thing from each section of the menu and it was plenty to fill us up without weighing us down.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal at a restaurantI spent a few days with my 88 year old mother to honor her birthday and ate in several restaurants in Atlantic City including other Asian Fusion restaurants (well, ok, the other Asian Fusion restaurant). All of us felt that the meal we ate at Buddhakan was among the best meals we have ever had and that includes Mom's cooking -- ok, mom never cooked asian fusion.... Everything we ate had subtle and distinct flavors that really pleased our mouths and satisfied our appetite. I strongly recommend this restaurant.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply AmazingThe experience I had here was absolutely wonderful. Took my girlfriend here for her birthday and she loved it. The food and the service was excellent, the servers were very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu and could answer any question you had. The ambiance was wonderful it was a very romantic. There was not 1 thing I could complain about everything was perfect. I will definitely go back again.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall experience was ruinedOverall experience was ruined by a loud bachelor party. Management should consider placing such groups in a private room where they can be as loud as they wish without offending the other paying guests.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place, great food, greatGreat place, great food, great service. Everyone was very nice and pleasant. It was my birthday and they gave a little treat on the house. Everything was melt in your mouth delicious.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellently preparedFood was excellently prepared and very flavorful.
The booths on the side are very private or the main dining area is a nice open space.
Excellent tasting menu and knowledgeable waite staff.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Stephen Starr A+ restaurantGreat dining experience. Food was amazing staff was helpful and made great recomendations. Another great Stephen Starr restaurant4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food complementedExcellent food complemented by a great service team.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the meal.Really enjoyed the meal. There were great options for everyone.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants of all time! I love Buddakan! Great food, good service and a sexy decor!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed having my 22nd birthdayI enjoyed having my 22nd birthday dinner here :) my friends loved it too4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience.Overall great experience. Delicious food and wonderful service.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME ANDTHIS WAS OUR FIRST TIME AND WONT BE OUR LAST....ZERO COMPLAINTS...STAFF WAS GREAT AND FOOD WAS EXCELLENT...FULLY RECCOMMEND TO ANYONE...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWasabi Filet is the bestWasabi encrusted Filet is amazing. I have ordered it everytime I have been there. Quite possibly the best filet I have ever had at a restaurant (including Ruth Chris, Mortons, American Cut...etc.) MUST TRY.
Try and sit at booth. this was our first time sitting in booth and they were sooo comfortable!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMChef TastingThe Chef Tasting for two was excellent! I would recommend this to any group eating at this restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experienceA wonderful dining experience with excellent service. Our food selection was well prepared and delicious. Our server Andrew was most cordial and knowledgeable. Could not ask for a more pleasant evening.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAn awesome experience!!Good ambiance, great food and awesome service. We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The server/waitress took real good care of us which made our evening even more memorable. All in all, I would go back there many more times.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA New FavoriteI reserved a booth for my adult son's birthday. The service was attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was presented one dish at a time instead of having everything come at once. We were able to take our time and really enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant.
I had never eaten sea bass before and because of Buddakan's excellent attention to this fine fish, it has now become a new favorite of mine. Everyone left the restaurant extremely happy, full and wanting to know the next time we would do this again.
We will be back!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, blah foodThey took the beef lo mein off the menu which was, in my opinion, the best dish on the menu. Then they replaced it with a vegetable fried rice. The fried rice was fine by itself but they decided to be clever and top it with a coconut curry foam which had the flavor of tanning lotion. The creme brûlée was scorched leaving a propane flavor in the sugar. And the filet mignon was rare, not even medium rare, or medium as we had asked. The sevice at this place is nothing short of outstanding and will go out if their way to make you happy. If the waitstaff was my only reason for returning to s restaurant, I'd be here every night, but the food was 10x better last time we went... Not so great this time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't disappointWent for dinner and food was very good and plentiful. Service was great one of our favorite restaurants.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant! Will definitelyGreat restaurant! Will definitely be back. Dana was a great server!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBuddakan ACService was excellent no wait very romantic and beautiful ambiance. Food was good but a bit pricey. I would definitely visit again4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd trip hereThis was our 2nd trip here and the food was excellent again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the lounge music andLove the lounge music and the chinnese oriented style; they have pricey but deliciuos dishes. Will strongly recommeded for a soecial night in AC!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always...FABULOUS! IAs always...FABULOUS! I have gone here numerous times and have always enjoyed everything.
Our favorites are the Asian Caesar Salad and Sea Bass Entrée!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBuddakan Easter Weekend 2013The service was excellent as my wife & I arrived a few minutes early and we were seated immediately. Also based on my last dining experience there I requested to be seated on the main floor & not upstairs and that request was granted. Our waitress was very friendly & attentive. The food was good but the cashew chicken that my wife orders every time that we eat there was definitely spicier than usual and the change was not noted on the menu. I liked it but it was a little bit too spicy for my wife & definitely prepared spicier than it used to be. Overall still a good dining experience.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMStrong Drinks!We celebrated date night at Buddakan and enjoyed it. Drinks were strong. The menu was pleasing to both our taste buds. We ordered the wasabi crusted filet mignon and chicken shrimp pad thai. The appetizer, crispy calamari salad is very good and got me eating my greens. Drinks were strong, which usually makes or break the night. We got the Zen-gria and Samuri cocktails. Ambiance is excellent and service is just right. We went on a Thursday night and the place was packed. Reservations recommended. As requested they were abel to seat us by the Buddha statue. Highly recommended!!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe one restaurant we eatThe one restaurant we eat at each time we go to atlantic city! Don't miss it!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner spotWe had the tasting menu for 2, and everything was excellent. The staff was friendly and very accomodating. The appetizers were amazing (like edamame ravioli...the best), the filet melted in my mouth, and the desserts were great. As for the portion size, I'm a big eater, and I have to say the portions were more than generous. We both left full. I definitely recommend for a special occasion.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Outstanding service and food. The atmosphere was great. I could not have been happier. I will definitely be returning.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The service was ok, but does not align to expectation one would have of the menu and price.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!Great food, portion sizes were a bit smaller than some other places. However we as Americans tend to eat too much anyway. They focus on sharing so order a few things and spread the wealth. We had the King Salmon, Peppered Beef and Crab Fried Rice, all were superb. Started off with the Edamame Ravioli's which were excellent, though there were only 3 per order. We left the place satisfied but not too full to go out and enjoy the rest of our evening.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and an amazingWonderful food and an amazing experience! Absolutely can't wait to return!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it every time!Food was outstanding!!! My parents found it to be a little too dark and very quiet.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time here. AwesomeHad a great time here. Awesome food and drinks.... it is pricey but well worth it! I'm looking forward to visiting the one in Manhattan next....3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably one of the best 5Probably one of the best 5 meals I have had, and I am particular, and eat out alot, at fine restaurants. I would make one note it was slow when we were there, so I cannot comment on whether or not the quality would hold in the kitchen when it was pressed with a crowd, but from beginning to end, the meal, and service was perfect. I will be back with friends.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI visited Buddakan 2 yearsI visited Buddakan 2 years ago and since then have been dying to go back. Visit #2 was this past weekend, and it was every bit as good as I remember it being! The food is very fresh, cooked to perfection and simply delicious!! Now I can wait to go back again!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis visit was third yearThis visit was third year in a row for my birthday celebration. It has always been great food and service. Highly recommended.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. The walk provides a nice place to wait if you don't have a reservation. The service was just "good" because it was restaurant week and the place was packed. We will be back.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationI'm glad this was chosen as my birthday celebration restaurant by my boyfriend! Great place and I cannot wait to go back! We've already recommended the restaurant to complete strangers. Lol Also my quiet single candle amazing dessert was so perfect!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM