Permanently Closed - Buddakan - Atlantic City

4.8
5326 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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vipMSG0319
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as per usual. Always have a delicious meal.

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vipKieraW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! 5 stars

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and ambiance were wonderful. The waiter wasn’t. I had to raise my voice to get his attention for straws 10minutes after he provided water, because he never came back to check on us. He was polite, but I believe he was overwhelmed. He was the only waiter on our side. There were different people bringing out food, but he was the only server. He checked on others, but not my table

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Kinda small portion, was not full after a 3 course meal on restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every detail of our dining experience was expertly curated by our server Derek. He was both pleasant and attentive, a true pleasure to have serve us. Bravo!

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MichaelS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner. Good service and food. Will be back.

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LesRCBklyn
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently wonderful!! Wish I could eat there everyday! And the service is very good! When a restaurant is always busy , there is a reason!!!

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vipLCXX
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect"......"......................"..........................

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mikeo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value during restaurant week. All 3 courses were nicely done. THe banana sauce for the zen doughnuts was amazing!

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Ellen
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was PERFECT!! We went with 6 people during Restaurant Week and it was a lovely menu, good value and the food was FABULOUS!! We will go again

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 14, 2020

Thank you Ellen for the great review. The team put a lot of preparation into that menu. It's great to hear that you enjoyed. Greg DiNisio

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our restaurant week meal was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good experience

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review. Greg DiNisio

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RajenJ
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was at Buddkan celebrating Atlantic City Restsurant Week with my wife. The experience was great. The food was delicious and the waiter we had was awesome.

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MattM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I go here every year and get the wasabi filet for my b day.. this year was a little different ... i went with my wife , mother in law and sister in law ... food was great but our waiter was not friendly whatsoever .. we were greeted by him saying “do you guys want ice or bottled water” did not introduce himself or anything then We could barely get a hold of him to get a ginger ale ... I’m disappointed cuz i love their food but this birthday dinner was a disappointment

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We are passing it on to our service team. Greg DiNisio

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Crispi
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried Buddakan during Atlantic City Restaurant Week. The menu was varied and the food was great. Highlights included the Asian Caesar Salad appetizer and both the Sea Bass and Wasabi Filet Mignon entrées. It was a terrific meal and we will definitely go back.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Crispi. We can't wait to see you again. Greg DiNisio

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MelC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous! From the edamame ravioli to the wasabi crusted filet! Can’t wait to go back!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Those are two of the most popular dishes for good reason. Thank you for the review. We'll see you next time. Greg DiNisio

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BrandiC
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu portions were very small (entrees). Everything was delicious, but we left hungry.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for the feedback Brandi. I will inform the chef. Greg DiNisio

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EricH
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome service and outstanding food! We love this place!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Eric. We are big fans of yours too! Greg DiNisio

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Lacy
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite place to go! I’ve never had a bad experience here. Service is always incredible and food is outstanding! I always recommend this place to everyone. An essential no matter the occasion.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Lacy, come back and see us soon. Greg DiNisio

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suzetteR
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was alittle cold...steak and edamame ravioli. Other foods were good temperatures

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Suzette for the feedback, I will pass it on to the chef. Greg DiNisio

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VanessaS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing I have never been disappointed and I have been here tons of times. I could probably eat here 5 days a week if I could afford it.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Vanessa, we love to hear that. See you next time. Greg DiNisio

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DianaB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for AC Restaurant week 2020 and we could not have been more impressed! Servings were larger than we expected for lunch and staff was amazing. Will definitely go back!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Great to hear Diana. Can't wait to see you again. Greg DiNisio

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STACB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites.. delicious food, beautiful environment and amazing service.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for the great review. Greg DiNisio

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in Atlantic City! Highly recommend!
Every bite was absolutely delicious and our server Joel was great! Cannot wait to return!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! Joel was very happy to get your feedback. Cheers- Greg DiNisio

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TiaraL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, great presentation, there were some misses with the food but overall great value would highly recommend.

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StephanieM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Nothing special about the experience, will not be going back. Food was great but not like the NYC buddakan

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vipNORMAJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Great food and service and gorgeous place!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Norma for the glowing review. Come back and see us again. Greg DiNisio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and food.

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PeterY
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was impeccable and the staff was nothing besides outstanding. Probably my top 3 experiences any restaurant in my life.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you Peter for such a great review. Now we just have to find a way to get to number one on your list. Cheers- Greg DiNisio

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Cortni
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The rock shrimp are to die for. The bonsai matrini 🤪 yum!!!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for review Cortni. You picked my two favorite items from the menu. Come join us again soon. Greg DiNisio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and ambience were great, as always! My friend wa celebrating her birthday, and we had a nice evening. On the downside, we had a 9:45PM reservation, and felt rushed through the dining experience. Our server was clearly ready to go. Perhaps, the restaurant should stop taking reservations earlier so guests can comfortably enjoy their dinner.

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vipkwk3448
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to the NYC restaurant and had high expectations for the AC location. We were not disappointed. The chefs tasting was everything we could eat backed by exceptional main courses of Sea Bass and Wasabi Crusted filet of beef. The service, ambiance and food were 10/10. If there was any minor drawback it would be the “wine by the glass selection”...a bit lacking in choices.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 6, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback and the great review. We are very committed to offering a delicious assortment of wines and will seek some more opportunities. Greg DiNisio

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ValerieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, the staff really worked together well to get everything out quickly. Food was amazing!

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BharathiS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

While the food was good, the service wasn't too great. It was a birthday dinner and I had to remind the hostess several times to bring out the dessert and we were finished with our entrees at least for an hour before it came out.

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TanyaB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment!♥️

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much Tanya. That is always great to hear.

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DaveS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Highly recommend the edamame ravioli's!

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you Dave and I totally agree that the Raviolis are a must. Greg DiNisio

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. FOOD OUTSTANDING. SERVICE OUTSTANDING. BAR TENDERS AND WAITERS SOOO SWEET. I WILL CONTINUE TO ALWAYS DINE HERE

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi Christine - thank you for the great review. Can't wait to see you again. Greg DiNisio

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, never a bad meal. Food and service is very consistent. My wife actually commented that the manager or owner must run a very tight ship as there is never any issue.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

It's an extremely tight ship around here lol. And for those great reviews, it's worth it. Thank you, Greg DiNisio

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Slopro
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Beautiful place. High priced dishes. Perfect for an anniversary.

Buddakan - Atlantic City - Permanently Closed
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the review. We will see you next time. Greg DiNisio

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service from Joel. Chef John rules. Great evening.

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Permanently Closed - Buddakan - Atlantic City is rated 4.8 stars by 5326 OpenTable diners.