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About 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.

1 Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs
Lunch 12noon – 3:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Fri and Sat
Dinner All Day 12noon – 11:00pm

Sunday
Dinner all day 12noon – 10:00pm

Happy Hour Sunday through Friday 3:00pm until 6:00pm (in the bar area only)


**HOLIDAY HOURS**
Christmas Eve: Dinner Only, Served 12pm-10pm
Christmas Day: Dinner Only, Served 5pm-10pm
New Year's Day: Dinner All Day, Served 12pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Arkansas & Boardwalk

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 674-0100

Website:
http://www.buddakanac.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Please Park in the Caesars Parking Lot. We provide $ 5 parking vouchers.

Executive Chef:
Nery Hernandez

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Cara Rice: (609) 271-0549

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Buddakan - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
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Romantic (47)
Good for Groups (46)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Creative Cuisine (45)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Fun (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Tasting Menu (26)
Hot Spot (20)
Cozy (18)
Business Meals (18)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Authentic (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Tapas (10)
Scenic View (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Spicy (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Waterfront (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 13 hours ago

Birthday Dinner

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a great meal! Love the char grilled beef and Thai chicken salad! Well worth the hour drive. Try to come a few times a year. Very comfy and cozy. By far the best hands down!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent as always!!!! Service was great. Love coming here!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great and we had vegans and meatatarians in our group. There were enough options for all and they were all delicious! This was just perfect to celebrate the holidays and our anniversary with family. I recommend this for a special occasion because the ambience is extraordinary.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Read all the good reviews so had to try! We had a fantastic seat (thank you!!) and a wonderful and special dinner with our children and their spouses!! Things moved a little fast for me but I was the minority! Just so many good things and so many choices! We ended up trying alot and being very satisfied! Staff was extremely accommodating and attentive! Very special night and I would highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely nice food is great

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was well cooked and the flavors were out of this world. Everything came out hot, and delicious. The service was also amazing from the time we entered the restaurant, until the time we left. Can’t wait to come back

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

My second time at this location. We love the food and luckily the portions were good enough to share because the prices were higher than I remembered. One of the best desserts I've ever had are the button donuts with banana sauce!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Once again Buddakan did not fail us! I take a group of customers there during the Turf Expo and we love it! The family style dining is the best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great spot for a meeting with business partners!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are locals and Buddakan is our place to go when we have show tickets! Service & Food are very consistently excellent!
Love the creative cocktails!
Kudos to manager Mark, for the stop by at our table and making our dining experience exceptional!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant was fantastic. Food was delicious. Place is loud so if you are hard of hearing or sensitive to noise, it’s not the place for you. We on the other hand loved it. We can talk loud without eveyone hearing our conversation. Drinks and food were 5 star!

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food to be shared is always wonderful. We shared the spring rolls and then the Duck, Lobster Fried Rice, and Shrimp Lorain. The food was delicious, hot, and ready to be shared.
Our waitress was wonderful - she provided the beverages and we had two specialty drinks and they were wonderful. However, we were asked to change our table twice to satisfy other table requests and I thought a complimentary drink might have been in order since we satisfied all of the restaurant’s requests. We were delivered by our waitress a cupcake with a candle since it was my wife’s birthday. We appreciated her gesture.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the moment we got there every piece was perfect. Cannot wait great back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my 4th time at Buddakan and it’s been just as amazing each visit. The edamame ravioli are a MUST. Everything we had was cooked perfectly, flavorful, and unique! Pork belly steam buns, wasabi crusted filet mignon, and beef fried rice are also all to die for! Get here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I’m never disappointed. The staff is great and the food is delicious. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great dining experience as usual, our waiter was superb! The food was fantastic as was the service.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was outstanding great atmosphere food was excellent and reasonsbly priced for the level of quality

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Unfortunately This is not at all what I remember when visiting 5 years ago, We had the chefs tasting special , sea bass, filet mignon and chicken with some salad ,appetizers and a dessert . All which sounds good for the 60 per person value but it was all just ok with some of the appetizers and dessert not all that great ,
Service was at best, just fair , seemed like we were bothering the waitress more than anything bit of an attitude.....Maybe just a bad overall night , dont think I would try it again

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Way over priced for the food they serve. You would do much better at one of the other restaurants.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Post Thanksgiving family dinner.
Good food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Sea Bass is a must! Great service and a wonderful atmosphere. Perfect for a first date or like us, 18 years married, we could sit close and chat with no distractions!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Never disappoints. Always a stop on a trip to Atlantic City.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Such a treat. Outrageously delicious food. Impeccable service. Inviting (and calming) atmosphere. Go!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great tasting food and very vibrant, service very good and friendly also, would recommend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed good food, great drinks served by a well trained waitress whose attentive service allowed us to enjoy our conversation as well as our food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

From the time You walk into the door till you leave you will be treated great. The staff is exceptional and the food is great.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pleasant experience from the minute I️ walked in the restaurant. The host was very friendly and had a great attitude. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made I️t easier for us to decide what we wanted. Overall I️ enjoyed the experience and would definitely return as well as recommend this location to all my friends and family. Thanks again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I always love coming to Buddakan! It was the highlight of my vacation in Atlantic City.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner! It was my first experience dining in the Atlantic City location, and it did not disappoint! Our server was outstanding and the donut dessert we talked about all the next day, don’t go without getting that!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fabulous wait staff and fabulous food! Always can count on a great experience!!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing staff

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic! Fiance’s birthday and requested seating at Buddha table. Large party was dining at same time of our reservation, but the staff had us seated right off of the large table - up front with the Buddha, and my fiancé loved it! The food & cocktails were delicious too! A great evening for two!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Beautiful decor and wonderful food. Portions were adequate

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best restaurants around. Been there several times. Too bad they're only in 3 states. All time favorite!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a reservation at 5:30pm on 11/4/17 our anniversary. Outstanding place the service was fast and polite. Our server Morgan explained the menu very well she even surprised us with glasses of champange. Recommend the pepper beef steak with a side of white rice if you like spicy! Cantonese spring rolls and the wasabi mustard is delicious. Looking forward for my birthday week in a few months will be dining here again! Thanks again from Britt and Chris

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great as always! Tuna springs rolls and the sea bass were my fav!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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