Buddakan - Atlantic City

4.7
5030 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Beautiful experience!

N
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time dining at Buddakan. I can't wait to go back!!! The sashimi, rock shrimp buns and edamame raviolis we're great starters to share.

f
New York Area
360 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, interesting menu, good service. My meal was wonderful however my partners was over cooked. Management handled it promptly and removed the charge from the bill. Will try again.

DG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Its fun place to go and some servers are amazing. There are times they may fall short due to how busy they can be but overall the place is a must go. Try to go on off hours so you are not forgotten.

S
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Again, a great experience dining at Buddakan. We were a party of 13 and everyone who helped with the planning and execution of this event were incredible. A special thank you to Cara who took great care to see that our dinner was so special for my son. He has his choice of any restaurant for his birthday and he always pick Buddakan. My only issue is the lighting. It's just way too dark to see the menu or our food.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food was excellent, ambiance was very nice, quiet location, private, drinks excellent as well, will return.................

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I recommend the lamb chops and omg the zen donuts!

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as always! The service was excellent and the GM Greg went about and beyond for a request I had.

DP
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent food and service. Our server Elmer was wonderful. We miss the manager Mark.
Tried the edamame ravioli delicious. Always look forward to dining here.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

I felt we were rushed. Dinner very good. Portions a bit too small. I told them it was my husbands 70 th birthday! And daughters birthday too. I felt cake was small,

DH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the Buddha ! Too much food in the tasting menu as you start out offering way too much salad ... some dishes like the filet, sea bass and edamame ravioli were outstanding however others were not nearly as tasty

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere

TB
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bachelorette party! Food was outstanding like always!!! Lighting is a bit dark inside but service was amazing!! LOVE this place.. cant wait to go back!! ❤️

AB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved this place I will be back thank you for a great experience!

KB
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs tasting menu was amazing! Everything delicious and excellent service!

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

I've lost count as to how many times we have had dinner here. But we just love it so much. This time, though, we were a little bummed. Now, I did know that we would be seated upstairs because of a very large private party being held downstairs (I was asked if this would be ok when I called to confirm the reservation). However, I am accustomed to sitting in a booth with my family, and didn't take into consideration how cramped the upstairs dining area is compared to the downstairs booths. It was very tight and that made for a less than enjoyable experience when you are bumping elbows with the folks at the table next to you and hearing their obnoxious conversations. Food was still outstanding as was our server, but if I am ever asked again if it's ok for me to sit upstairs because of a "buyout" downstairs, I will reschedule my reservation.

M
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

KZ
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A friend from New York City was visiting and needed a restaurant with some vegetarian options. They had never been to the Buddakan in NYC so I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to introduce them to the one in Atlantic City.

P
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beef fried rice was great

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good food freshly made - expect to spend a reasonable amount of money but worth it. Only issues we had were they forgot a dish - and as things come out staggered, you don’t know until it’s too late

Ambience is cool - though the lighting is pretty dim to the extent they reading the menu can be challenging

Overall - good restaurant and great food

KP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughters for dinner to celebrate summer. The food was exceptional. Wonderful compliment of flavors and terrific presentation. Wait staff was attentive and informative without being pushy. Great meal value. Would go again for sure!

PC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Lobster fried rice.

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

Awesome place!!! This was our 4th time there and we loved it. Will definitely be going back again.
Thank you

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

Great food...one of the best meals of my life!

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

Absolutely amazing food. Great portions, family style! Staff was great, and the restaurant was beautiful!

S
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good and the calamari salad was excellent

g
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 1

The restaurant is definitely too dark! I mean, there's ambiance and then there's the extreme. I couldn't even see walking to our table, no lie! And I have pretty good eyesight! People have to use that glaring light on their cell phones to even read a menu and then it shines right in patron's eyes even tables away! Raise the lights a little, Buddakan! The noise level is unacceptable. Big parties that overtook the restaurant made it close to impossible to talk at your own table. I wouldn't go again to AC Buddakan. We've had a better experience in Philadelphia.

JE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I would not recommend going to Atlantic City to any friend. Ambience is moderate because of mostly empty 'mall' surrounding Buddakan.

BD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Dinner was delicious only complaint is they forgot our appetizer and when the waiter finally came over dinner was over.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great drinks, good dinner

MK
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Probably the best meal I ever had. Not only does the food taste great, but the creativity of their appetizers and entrees are unique to Buddakan. Make reservations well in advance if you expect to get in on a weekend.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!! Food was AMAZING and authentic and service was spectacular!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Came for a bachelorette party. One of the things I love about this place is the fact that you get one dish at a time. This time the waiter forgot to put our order for the first thing we ordered. Then we ordered the rest we got every single dish at the same time. Took so long to get drinks. The waiter seemed overwhelmed and did not tend to much to the table. Then gave us the wrong bill. Very disappointed.

BA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience. Service was outstanding and food was great. The atmosphere was awesome. The only thing we didn't care for was the music selection but that was a minimal issue. We will be returning.

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was incredible experience. Come hungry you’ll never finish it all. One of best meals I’ve ever had.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been a patron of this restaurant for years. I love everything about it and the food is awesome. However, this time I felt rushed, and one of the main entrees was duck which was over cooked. Additionally there is no alcohol in the mixed drinks, which was never the case. I have to think about if I will return with a party of 8 in the future. This is an expensive night out to be disappointed.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely impressed with this place. Beautiful restaurant. Service was excellent. Drinks were wonderful, Food was great. The lamb and seabass was amazing. We celebrated our 4th wedding Anniversary. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Top 5 restaurants in experience.

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

Service was great but the atmosphere was dreary & quiet & BORING. Our table was sticky. Restaurant is on third floor of a mall on the pier. Very disappointing. Complete opposite of Buddakan NYC. Different menu as well.

JN
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Gave us complimentary champagne for celebrating our honeymoon. Super friendly and professional staff—will definitely be back soon!!!

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