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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Good for a Date (65)
Good for Anniversaries (54)
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Creative Cuisine (52)
Romantic (52)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Good for Groups (50)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Fun (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Tasting Menu (25)
Hot Spot (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Cozy (21)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (15)
Tapas (12)
Scenic View (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Healthy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
People Watching (8)
Spicy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Waterfront (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (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 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Returned cocktail for another .
Not the caliber of the NYC meat packing Buddakan
At all.
A big disappointment and would NEVER Recommend it To anyone. Different menu too.
Very noisy .
Staff was lovely and tried to please.. but it was in vain.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The restaurant is great atmosphere. Second time there but disappointed with the food. Expected the food to be just like the first time. Food was salted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Family style Asian fusion. The sea bass is amazing. They made a cute mini chocolate cake for my fiend’s birthday. Normally good service however this time we were pretty much ignored all night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Can't go wrong here. Food is great as is service. Tasting menu fantastic and reasonable. Most difficult thing is picking what to have-everything is tasty and done well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very satisfied with the entire dining experience. We were greeted by two friendly hostesses and escorted to our table. Our waiter, Glamberg, was very friendly and accommodating. He is only the 2nd person, of the the years using Open Table, who asked who is the Gluten Free Diner? He then proceeded to make recommendations that I could have and answered all questions my wife had. When he asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, we advised it was our 57th Wedding anniversary. He provided us with complimentary champagne and recommended desserts , both regular and gluten free. The food from appetizers to dessert was excellent. Definitely a repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Inspiring well prepared dishes. Ingredients are first rate. Appetizers & small sharing dishes are spectacular.

Service professional, friendly & educated in all dishes.

Desserts good, not as spectacular.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Customer service was AMAZING from the time I walked in. I had no wait time to get seated and the food was OUTSTANDING !!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very enjoyable dining experience .. our server was top notch.. good variety of Asian Specialties ..all well prepared and presented.. will be back.. great restaurant for special occasions

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The last 3 times we came to AC, we've eaten at Buddhakan. Each time was amazing. The last two trips, we actually had the same server and she is the best! Food is always delicious, creative drinks. Love it. Our favorite place to eat in AC!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Everything from appetizers to dessert and coffee was delicious. Ask for Ashley. She was fantastic. Very sweet and helped us with a few tweaks with the menu. Everyone that works there who we met was terrific. I can’t remember the last time a total dining experience was so enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was excellent service was very good. We would definitely return. Told them it was a special occasion requested a table not in the center of the room. So hostess seated us in a corner table right outside the kitchen! They should think about where to seat customers before they arrive by reading the notes attached to their reservation!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was simply GREAT. We were going to go to Steve & Cookies by the Bay, but the weather was not good. After reading reviews on Open Table we chose Buddakan. The reviews were correct. Dinner was wonderful. Our server Derek was so professional and explained everything. The Spring Rolls with Wasabe sauce, there's no way to describe them. The Beef Fried Rice was just a topper. Our entrees, Wasabe Crusted Filet and the Crispy, Sweet Shrimp were outstanding. Dessert was special. They pour a decent drink. We will return for sure.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

By far the best restaurant I've dined at in Atlantic City....

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Organic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Ordered the Tasting menue. The individual bento boxes were great! All the food was super fresh and delicious! My favorite part was the desert!!
The only thing I didn't like was it is very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation at your table without having to shout.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I thought the food and service were very good. Very unusual atmosphere. Was very very disappointed that they no longer provide free parking. I will not go again unless it becomes available.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Impressed and enjoyable!!! It was wheelchair accessible and still private with your own party (we had a private booth area). The Buddha was outrageously large and centered and I was able to take pictures without disturbing any of the patrons. The food and drink choices were amazing. Although, the servings were individualized, there was enough to share with others. All that I had imagined it to be...so I can't just stop at this one...I'll have to find out if the other locations measure up to this one in Atlantic City.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very hospitable and the serving staff was great and made sure that you didn't have a need for anything. The food was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Overall was pretty good - the only complaint might be the timing of the food. We got the chefs tasting menu, and it seemed like a bunch of food would come at once, then nothing for awhile. That was only thing holding back from 5 stars.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent restaurant!!!! Would recommend highly
Excellent atmosphere and service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were a party of 5, ordered all kinds of different dishes, every one was better than the next, top of the line server named Audrey and beautiful hostess named Julia. Calimari salad is a 10, Kung PAO lobster incredible, wagyu beef data A+, encrusted filet amazing, shrimp tempura omg! Be ready to experience creative dishes you may not have ever seen or tried before but even a 12 year old loved everything she tried! Enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was very good. Had veggie rice, dumplings and rock shrimp. The little donuts for dessert were so yummy! My biggest disappointment was the service. It was extremely robotic, cold and basically a speech that was given to everyone. Felt "touristy" and disingenuos. Food came out unnecessarily quick. Just felt very rushed. The whole area seemed to be dying, so perhaps the environment for the employees is also lack luster. Entire building is super creepy..... Food was very good tho, so thumbs up to that.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I felt like I was eating in a morgue. It is dark dank and dirty. Old and run down. Gone are the glory days of asian fusion. Perhaps the Philly version is still a class restaurant but not AC.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really beautiful restaurant inside the Caesar's casino in Atlantic City. I've been dying to try Buddakan for awhile now, so I was thrilled to try it when I came to AC for a girl's weekend. The service was wonderful and the food was great. Our table shared 5-6 appetizers and everyone was very lovely. The food came out quickly. The giant Buddha in the restaurant was breathtaking. The ceiling looks like a nighttime sky with lit stars. Stunning. Great spot for a girls night, or date.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This Restaurant is amazing and the food is absolutely gorgeous! I'm in love with this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

As awesome as Philly. Morgan, our server, was spot on in her recommendations. We were here for my wife’s birthday. Entrees are meant to be shared and that is more enjoyable. Perhaps the best sea bass I have ever had. Get an app, 2 entrees and a noodle or rice. Tremendous balance of flavors. And the donuts are to die for. Perfect ambiance & pacing of food. Will be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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