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Buddakan - Atlantic City

4.7
4254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian
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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)
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Phone number
(609) 674-0100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kristopher Neff
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Cara Rice: (609) 271-0549
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arkansas & Boardwalk
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Parking details
Caesars Casino Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4254 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant was great made a reservation and got seated right away. The food was on point service was great would highly recommend for date night and or group outing.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

One of our best experiences at a restaurant!! My boyfriend, who also owns a restaurant, and I were pleased from beginning to end. First, the atmosphere grabs you upon entering , second would be the outstanding customer service and knowledge of the staff- very attentive to detail. Last but not least, THE FOOD...WOW!! We opted for the special menu for two, worth every penny!! It’s a must try experience!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing!!! Service was excellent. I bit dark for us “old” people that can’t see and a tad noisy but did not detract from our experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an excellent meal at Buddakan Atlantic City, it was truly amazing. We were searching high and low for a classy place to celebrate a milestone birthday, away from all the shore trashy Snookies and Situation yobs who had been ruining our weekend. We found the perfect spot, inside the new Playground. Great views of the boardwalk and beach coast line - Buddakan was awesome. A huge Buddha made of gold greets you as you walk in. All the cocktails from the bar were perfect. We ate from the tasting menu which was generous amounts of food. Our main course was Sea bass with green beans and a Fillet Mignon on creamed mash, it was all excellent. $60 each was great value for menu, we thought we may have to spend around $300 for a meal but we were most surprised and pleased with choosing this place for our meal. Our server was very attentive all through our meal and made our special occasion one to remember. I am grateful to all the staff at Buddakan for a memorable experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Both food and service was fantastic! Would definitely return!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food!!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had the most pleasurable experience the other night at buddakan! My server was fantastic with prompt service that exceeded many other restaurants service. Food was fantastic, I do not recall having one bad bite of food. My stomach was full and happy when finished my meal. Thumbs up all around !

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was amazing

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wait staff was extremely friendly and informative. Food was amazing and had creative dishes!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was excellent and food was enjoyed embensly by all.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Love this place....We have visited the Atlantic City location several times with larger groups of friends but this was our first with just the two of us. Food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. Worth the money for a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Bento box for lunch is a great value. Joel, server, was attentive. Had a great lunch as always not disappointed at Buddakan

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Beautiful restaurant but it ends there food had no flavor and waiter was pushing us through our meal

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband enjoyed his bass and loved the spring rolls. The server substituted chicken for shrimp for my Lo Mein which I was happy about but the dish was a little too salty for me. Next time I would order something different.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The experience itself was amazing, but our server was phenomenal! She made the experience worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The decor is lovely. The music is fantastic, beautiful vibes. The staff is very busy but not too busy for the customer.. Service was very respectful, curtious and friendly. I am a vegetarian and was given vegetarian options. I even offered an appetizer that had chicken stalk in it and our waist made sure I knew and did not place that requested order.. Myself Lobster kung pao was substituted with Tofu and was delicious. Creme brulle was to die for.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was Okay...I've been to one in Philly so I was expecting somewhat similar level but it's far below.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very interesting menu and decor. Unfortunately set in the depressing pier

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was our first time at this location. I read good things about it and decided to try it out.
Since it was my birthday I thought this would be the perfect place for us to celebrate it.
The place is unique and the menu is creative too. The ambiance was nice, we were sitting in a booth. Our meal was very delicious and our server was very attentive! They even surprised me with a brownie for my B-Day!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A very good meal every time. The roasted garlic and soy butter spread on the filet plate is outstanding. One of those to-die-for things. And the service—even back on New Years Eve—has been friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great restaurant. It's very romantic and has a great ambiance. The food is always awesome too. I love the shrimp bao buns and their crab fried rice.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Superb service and meal. Creative cocktails and creative dishes as well! Edamame raviolis to die for!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a good time! The decoration and ambience is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Me and my boyfriend celebrated my Birthday this past weekend , we got the Chefs tasting menu . We had a man waiter , I’m terrible I forgot his name . He was so great ! Gave us the run down of how everything is served and even gave us a sake tasting before we bought our bottle . The food was so fantastic and so much for two people , everyone had to take to go bags . Amazing spot to celebrate ! Oh an get the Zengria so yummy too !

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious food, great atmosphere & great service !

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing! We have been coming to Buddakan for years! We love it!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was awesome and the service was great. We will definitely be back to get the edamame ravioli!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday - it was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is delicious...the decor and ambience make the meal a true dining experience ...the service was outstanding...this is one of our favorite restaurants in Atlantic City

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always a good meal

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was my first time..im going back next Saturday for more!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Incredible atmosphere. Team was amazing. Food was perfect. Great drink selection. Made our special occasion incredible. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food and service was excellent. I loved the sea bass.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I have enjoyed meals at both this location and the one in NYC. The crispy shrimp with candied walnuts and crab fried rice are delicious. I used to love the Asian salad with cashews but I believe they have changed the lettuce, which affected the quality for me.

My only issue was with the hostess. There seemed to be some confusion trying to seat two parties ahead of us . When that was settled I approached the hostess to check in for my reservation. Me and my guest were told to wait in the bar, which was empty. This was early evening mid week. As we waited in the doorway of the bar, two women walked in without a reservation and were seated immediately by the hostess. When she returned to the reception area she started doing other things - then realized she forgot about us. She asked someone to seat us and never offered an apology. Disappointing way to start the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I said it once and I’ll say it again...by far the best restaurant in AC!!! Edamame ravioli are on another level!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Buddakan was the best food I have ever had hands-down. The wasabi crusted fillet was absolutely mouthwatering. Me and my friend got the $120 shareable special and were very satisfied.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and the food was amazing. My friend and I were one of 2 tables in the restaurant since it being off season and the drinks had taken very long while the food was immediately out. Then we weren’t checked on again. I was very excited to go to Buddakan... but it failed to meet expectations since my collage and I both run a food and beverage operation.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Awesome ambiance! Pork buns are a must

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had not been for a few years but the service and food were superb!!!! Will not wait so long to return

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Always enjoy having dinner here with the wife. Great food, great atmosphere, and best of all, the best service.

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