Buddakan - Atlantic City

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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was everything and then some! Great variety and so much delicious food! We enjoyed!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were delicious! We ate beef fried rice, tuna tartare spring rolls, crispy shrimp and the pork special. It was all outstanding. Cool atmosphere, highly recommended as long as your good with $150 a couple

BT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always amazing. Waiter was very attentive and informative. Always enjoy coming here for dinner.

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I celebrated our anniversary there. Wonderful place for a nice romantic meal and the staff gave us two glasses of champagne to celebrate. The entire staff is very professional, yet warm and attentive. The food was awesome as well. Especially the corn tempura and the wasabi crustrd filet mignon!

H
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great-the end😂 Seriously everything from the cocktails to dessert was delicious. My friend and I had the tasting menu which was beyond delicious. The meal started with a bento box of apps, shrimp and chicken dumplings, edamame ravioli, spring roll all with great sauces. Main course consisted of the most succulent sea bass ever and a wonderful hunk of beef filet, both accompanied with crazy delicious rice. Dessert was another bento box filled with an assortment of amazing sweet treats, panna cotta, beignet etc. We were so enthralled with the food that neither of us remembered to take pictures-now that’s a compliment right there.

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had such high expectations for Buddakan and they exceed my expectations. The service was great, food was wonderful. We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The edamame ravioli & Cantonese spring rolls were delicious. Hubby had the sea bass and couldn’t stop raving about how seasoned and moist it was. Once they found out were we celebrating a special occasion we received two complimentary glasses of champagne. Was truly an enjoyable experience and we will be back to dine at Buddakan

CL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service, cool budda guy just a little loud

B
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is generally delicious but the caesar salad was not up to par. Also everything tasted a little too salty1

CC
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my first time but definitely not my last. The food and service was outstanding!!

MB
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu for 6! Far more than we all could eat & everything was well presented. Highlights included the shrimp bao buns we added to the order and the filet mignon entree with the creamed white sweet potatoes - outstanding! Yummy desserts too. Took 3 hours to get thru all the food, with some long breaks between courses though.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

PR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Annivesary

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We made reservations for our 31st Anniversary. The staff was aware that this was our anniversary, but attempted to seat us at a little two person table next to a large, loud, what we believed was a bride’s party.

We had to request a booth so we could enjoy our own celebration more in the ambiance of the restaurant. After we got our booth, everything was great from then on.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience! Also super accommodating with food allergies

SL
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd year in a row doing my birthday dinner here! Loved it again. Ponzu chicken and edamame dumplings are my favorite.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was beyond! Nothing beats it! Cooked perfectly. Would highly recommend!

ES
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I’ve been eating there since it’s opening. Quality is not the same. Won’t go back.

JF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 5

In-and-out in ONE HOUR. Rushed right along. Arrived at 7 o’clock and we left at 8 o’clock. Don’t plan on making an evening out of it. Would be a great place to go if you’re planning to rush to a movie or s show. This is our third time, and, we know from prior visits that they rush you along. This time I figured that I’d “get smart” and slow things down by ordering our courses separately. We ordered our appetizers. Once they came, I THEN ordered our main courses. Didn’t work. As soon as they cleared our appetizers they brought out our main courses. No time to digest our appetizers. This means that nothing is freshly prepared or cooked to order, and that meals are pre made and sitting under heat lamps. In fact, our duck dish was scorching hot while the meat itself was cold. They only want to turn the tables here and get you in-and-out. How would you feel about dropping $200 (for 2 people) in one hour??? Will never return and best to avoid.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great food great ambience and awesome service. Would totally recommend it

LN
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a girls overnight trip to AC and decided to do dinner somewhere nice. Buddkan was the right option! The ambience was great and the food was delicious. The service was good, not great, but overall a good time.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and friendly attentive staff

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night out with the kids! Beautiful restaurant, ambiance is really nice! Cool vibe, drinks were good, service was amazing, food was really good! Interesting menu! Really fun night out

F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time as always love this restaurant

KP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ordered one dinner (Shrimp Pad Thai) and two smaller sides/apps. It was plenty of food for 2 people. Shrimp were over cooked but flavors were great. Chicken and ginger dumpling were good. Ask for a booth instead of a table for a more comfy seat.

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding as always. Definitely come back and recommend.

d
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my birthday dinner with three little ones in tow, including one with a food allergy. The staff could not have been any more friendly or helpful. Everything went so smoothly. We have been to Buddakan many times and will keep coming back.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Is the chef changed ....?

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I love buddakan first time visiting this one in AC! everything was great but the servise; our waiter wasn’t on point

D
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu never disappoints. Terrific service and the best food. This is one of my favorite restaurants and will continue to come

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! My husband and I agree - one of the best meals we’ve ever had. We did the chefs special. Sea bass, filet, all out of this world. We can’t wait to go back

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere, the food was great !

JS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a great place. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is really nice. Some of the best food you’ll ever eat.

G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was amazing!

DP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance. Excellent service. Reasonable price. Try pork and cashew chicken and dumplings

M
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve ever had! Amazing. From beginning to end.

SY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Background music was loud and awful. The food was very good as usual.

AL
Philadelphia
152 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food excellent as usual-we had tasting menu-all excellent! The edamame ravioli are spectacular.

D
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

For a restaurant to last this long, and for me and my family to come back about once a year someone’s birthday or graduation Starr knows what works. However, we know to stick with certain things like Calamari salad and stay away from anything mainly meat,chicken or fish as that is usually not worth the cost and the quality is so so.Tonight though my daughter got the ribs and they were all fat.First time disappointed by shrimp linguini as there were 4 shrimp. But yum lobster egg rolls and calamari salad. Service was great! And for the first time seated on time which was superb!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the world and I travel all over!

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