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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (48)
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Good for Groups (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Romantic (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Cozy (25)
Fun (25)
Tasting Menu (24)
Authentic (23)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Scenic View (11)
Healthy (10)
Tapas (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Spicy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Waterfront (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Vegan (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant for a handful of reasons, the service is always wonderful, the decor is beautiful, the atmosphere is always great..even though it’s an open lay out still very intimate experience, the food is unbelievable (although I always get the same thing, the edamame ravioli & vegetable fried rice it’s always on point) I come to Atlantic City 2-3 times a year and every time I do this is my favorite spot to have a beautiful romantic dinner with my husband thank you for always giving me an amazing experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

.The staff and service were professional and delightful.
Would have perhaps liked a choice of seating.There were a variety of menu selections and the server was knowledgeable and helpful in answering our questions.The meal was delightful from appetizer to dessert and we would return.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Such a great place. Environment was wonderful, service was exceptional, and food was to die for. I would definitely recommend, and have put Buddakan on my list of restaurants to visit again. A+++

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Vegan, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Healthy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

It was awful. We had a horrible experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was excellent and portions were plentiful. Great bang for your buck. Service was on point.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing ambience and excellent food. Wanted to come back before we even left. The scene is great. Came to enjoy friends' company and to catch up. We weren't rushed to order or to leave, which is a great plus.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

love the food and the service was great very accommodating

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The server was great! The restaurant was very cold which made our food cold fast. My date wanted to leave early because it was so cold.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Consistently fantastic across the board. Always a delicious experience from service to drinks to food. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome dinner! Service was excellent!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is amazing and so is the ambience. Service is always great too. Great place to bring that special someone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was delicious, and the ambience/restaurant design was amazing. We loved it and will definitely come back!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere were great as always!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

great food,,,,,pricey but worth it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Noise level is high. Amazing food. Trendy scene. Excellent waiter. A bit pricey, but worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good will be back again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this restaurant. Every time we come to AC it’s a must have. The food is so fresh and full of flavor. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was my wife’s birthday and the service was amazing

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always top notch service and food. Ambiance is also enjoyable. Have been many times and always return happily.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

30th birthday celebration for 8 adults. We were stuck in a dark corner near the entrance to the kitchen. There were plenty of seats open in the restaurant. Food was excellent but ambience and service was below par. Felt so rushed by some of the servers and courses were coming out soooo fast there was actually no room on the table to put them and no time between courses to savor what we ate! One server didn’t even know what grain the salmon was being served on. We asked the next server and he gave us a very good answer but unfortunately he wasn’t our server for all the courses. To add insult to injury the birthday cake never came out. The server (that was the most professional) brought it out wrapped up and apologized for the other servers for forgetting. I have eaten at Buddakan before and left so impressed but not anymore. The bill was @ $600 for the birthday dinner. Never again!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing as always ! Food is amazing staff is always so helpful and warm

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Buddakan did not disappoint! I have now been to Phila, NYC & AC. The food was delicious. We had the print rolls, edamame m, pork dumplings, Caesar salad and wasabi encrusted filet. All were perfect. The filet you could cut with a fork. The dining area is intimate and beautifully done. I was happy to see the big Buddha like the one in Phila! Highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was awesome as usual. Sat us exactly where we requested. Fantastic experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great, service exceptional and love the atmosphere

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfection! Steven Starr got this! We totally enjoyed the food. Delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

our new favorite place for dinner. We'll be back, with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Fun, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was really delicious and plentiful. The booths were very comfortable. Absolutely love the Buddha!! Our only problem was the parking issue. We used to get a credit and only pay $10 parking on a Saturday night. Last Saturday the cost was $30!!! We won’t be going back again until this issue is fixed!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved, loved the wasabi filet mignon, especially the brown sauce on the side of the plate. It had a sweet, nutty flavor. I would love to know the ingredients of the sauce.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waitress was amazing! The drinks were great and it was amazing overall

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and excellent service all the time

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing food and service. Always a great time. Staff couldn’t be better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The meal was pricey but well prepared. The positions were on the small side. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was awesome! Our waitress was wonderful and quick! We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Birthday Dinner

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely loved it! The food was impeccably prepared and presented. The staff was the finest! Couldn’t ask for a better meal, service or atmosphere. Will return as often as possible. A big thank you to the hostess, waiter and chef for an unforgettable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was great and so was the service.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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