Buddakan - Atlantic City
Great food, we had the "tastingGreat food, we had the "tasting menu" since there were 6 of us for dinner. Great choice, we had a chance to taste alot of different food choices and we had 3 big eaters with our group, and there was plenty of food. Service was great!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience was great!A fun place for a group of friends to enjoy and relax! The food was good but more limited selection compared to the one in Philadelphia.
I like the creativity of the menu in the Philadelphia restaurant where my husband liked it there even though he was not care about Asian food. It'll be good to create something different at this one in Atlantic City and make it a more unique experience!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMattention to detailWe dined at Buddakhan for Father's Day dinner and the meal was delicious. The dumplings and salad did not arrive for about 40 minutes, but I was enjoying my glass of wine and the manager came over and apoligized and "compped" both appetizers. I was shocked bc I did not even say anything. They could not have done more for us and then for dessert we got the trio of ice creams and bc we were 4 people, they brought us out a 4th flavor. I am 58 years old and have never been treated so kindly at a restaurant before!! The food was excellent and I would surely return to Buddakhan in AC again!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThe food was worth every penny. Really enjoyed their signature cocktails and sake list. We would highly recommend this restaurant ! Our server Trish was knowledgeable and very attentive!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you have never been...You are missing out. What an incredible experience. Crab fried rice a must as well as the sticky rice pudding for dessert. Doesn't matter what you order here. It is all amazing.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing and worth every penny!I had my best friends Bachelorette dinner at Buddakan in AC and it was absolutely outstanding all around. We were sat at a private table which set the perfect mood for our small bachelorette party size. We selected the fixed menu - $60 and as every course was brought out we were more and more impressed with how great the food was. Between 7 girls, we did not even come close to finishing all of the food. It was absolutely worth every penny. Our waiter, Andrew was extremely friendly, prompt, and made our first Buddakan experience amazing!! Definitely will go back again and recommend the Wasabi Raviolis and the Filet Mignon with mashed potatoes!!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food were greatService and food were great and very reasonable compared with NYC location. Stars on the roof were a little tacky.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to celebrate our 2 yearWent to celebrate our 2 year anniversary it was a meal we will never forget the food was amazing and the service was wonderful6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything Was AmazingThe food, the drinks, the service, the ambiance. All of it exceptional. Highly recommend the tasting menu for first timers as it gave us a great sampling of the menu. Items we recommend as 'Must Try': Edamame Ravioli, Duck with Roasted Garlic, Creme Brule, Zen-Gria.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthdayTook my father and mother for my fathers 70th birthday. Incredible, food was great and the staff was excellent. Great for special occasion.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressedWe went to Buddakan for our anniversary for the first time & loved it! It's pricey, but being it was for a special occasion we didn't mind and knew this going in. We'd recommend it to friends and family.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBuddakan for DinnerThe food was good and the atmosphere was good too! I look forward to going again real soon!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome everytime!A place we love to visit everytime we are in Atlantic City. My favorite entree is the sea bass and my husband is the wasabi crusted filet mignon!! We always order it with the lobster fried rice. You will be dreaming about these two entrees for weeks after eating this. My husband always has the glow everytime he eats this!! Dave was a great waiter. Thanks for everything. We will be back!!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantThis I one of our favorites . Never ever disappoints . Always try new stuff and always very pleased . Love thi place6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreAt experienceCocktails were different and delicious; seating consisted of private booths and large tables; food was delivered
Hot, delicious, and timely; our waiter was helpful and friendly; presentation
Was attractive...a special dinner with a energetic atmosphere. Will definitely
Go back!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFun weekend in ACThe signature drinks were refreshing and worth ordering multiple times. The food was great tasting especially the asparagus. I definitely recommend the asparagus.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal in agesThe food is beyond amazing. The edamamme ravioli were to die for, as was the chinese eggplant side dish and the banana cream doughnuts. Truly an incredible meal. Only downside was the bus staff rushed to take plates away before we were all done.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood but very less Veggie optionsFood is good but they have very few vegetarian options. Appetizers were really good. Entree was okay. Only vegetarian options available are in side orders.
Also note that Open Tables Android app shows wrong location in maps.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM1st time - loved it!I had the peach sangria and it was delicious. For my entree I had the lamb chops with eggplant - again delicious! Must try the calamari salad. Was on my way to the one in NY the next day when I got back to Jersey until I noticed that the menu is different :( Can't wait to get back to A.C.!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome foodFood was absolutely amazing. portions were very generous. we had absolutely great time. good drinks too.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBuddakan still does a greatBuddakan still does a great job of making Asian food fun and interesting. The old standards still hold up well and there are some new additions to the menu too. It has gotten a little pricey for what it is, but everything in AC is. The service and the ambiance is first rate and that counts for a lot.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerMy husband & I had dinner at Buddakan for our 5th Wedding Anniversary and we enjoyed every bit about it. Our food was delicious and our service was spectacular.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWent with a group of 8 and had a great time. The server was very attentive, knowledgable about the menu, and overall made the evening enjoyable. The food was fantastic and the drink menu was diverse providing a bit of everything. I really enjoyed their way of serving food - pseudo family style. It is brought out on large plates and can be shared if desired or eaten individually. Additionally, food is brought out when ready rather than waiting for all components for that course so everything was hot and we were eating constantly rather than the awkward delay between course for receiving cold food.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI Enjoyed My Dinner & TheI Enjoyed My Dinner & The Cantonese Spring Rolls Are My New Favorite!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambience. We went forNice ambience. We went for our anniversary. They made us a great vegan and vegetarian dish even though the menu didn't really offer much for vegans. All around it was a nice meal. Loved the drinks too! Courage sounded weird however, our server said it was good and she was right! Great service too!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionThis was our first time at Buddakan. Everything was great - from the food to the service. The only thing we would change would to ask to be seated in a more quiet area. Even though the main room was fantastic looking, it seemed best for large groups.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing BirthdayThanks for a great night celebrating my 30th birthday! My group had a great time and the service was amazing! Thanks to the entire staff for making our dining experience so perfect! We got chanpagne on the house, which was just an added bonus to our already fantastic experience :) We will be back for sure!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe 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 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 AMA+++++Keep up the good work. Great food, atmosphere and staff!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 AMAnother Great mealI have never been disappointed after a meal at Buddkan. My only criticism is that some of my favorite dishes from the New York City restaurant are not avaiable here.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 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 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 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 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 AM