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Buddakan - Atlantic City

4.7
4304 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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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
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4304 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We went for my fiancé’s birthday, loved it so much we went back the second night. Everything was excellent! Shrimp rock bao buns ( might be incorrect name but similar) are a must!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Went for our anniversary; great meal, great service - we had the ponzu chicken and wasabi filet and without a doubt two of the best options on the menu. Our server was even nice enough to surprise us with a happy anniversary glass of champagne at the end of the meal. Altogether 5 stars for this great restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent as always. Food and drinks were fabulous.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had one meal that was not good. We wanted to send it back but didn't :(. All else was delish. Love the place/ atmosphere. food and drinks too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints!! Consistency amazing!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We visited Buddakhan Atlantic City this past Saturday. We were a party of 4, my brother in law and his wife were first timers and Buddakhan did not disappoint. The food and service was outstanding as usual and we all enjoyed our food immensely. Buddakhan is a great couples restaurant with a very laid back ambiance and the food is always excellent. Buddakhan is me and my wife's favorite restaurant and I highly recommend it especially if you like Asian food.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Place never disappoints. Everything is really good . The cocktails are a little pricey so we tend to skip them but the almond bread pudding is a must as is the shrimp bao buns and filet Mignon, specifically. Overall my favorite place to dine in AC.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Our Server Morgan(female ) was wonderful knew the menu by heart and came up with great recommendations.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We went for my husbands birthday and had a great time. Food was delicious and the service awesome.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as usual

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Love the suggested price fix menu for two. A great sampling especially for first time visit. Waiter was professional and very helpful. Made my birthday a especially nice!

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The food is consistently good here; better than their Phila location and better items. Can't go wrong with the Asian Caesar Salad, Edamame Ravioli, and Vegetable Fried Rice with Coconut Curry Foam. The Chilean Sea Bass and Wok Chicken were good though a little overcooked. It was a birthday and the tiny cake (about the size of a cupcake) they brought out was FANTASTIC. If it was on the menu I'd order it every time.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This location of Buddakhan is great. I have been to others and they were uncomfortable with tight seating, very loud and I don't think the food was as good. This buddakhans food is always excellent and consistent, service is very good and it's set up with side booths with curtains for more privacy. It never feels crowded. This restaurant is very beautiful as well. I love their prix fix menu which is a bargain for all of the food it includes as opposed to ordering a la carte. The wasabi crusted filet mignon and cashew caesar salad are always exceptional. The desserts are a real treat. Bite sized and very eclectic but always 5 star in flavor. They have a sample platter of desserts which is always fun and delicious. Would eat here every week if I could. I travel over an hour to get to this location and it's totally worth it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It was excellent as always!!! One of my favorite restaurants in Atlantic City!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch. Was running late and they held my reservation with no problem. Very accommodating to my son’s food allergies. Love this place!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Second visit in 3 months and can't wait to treat more of my family and friends to the sensational dining experience at Buddakn. Our waiter Joel, and the entire staff at Buddakan was most attentive. Actually, they were perfect. The first visit I was with a large group of friends, seated front and center in the main room. Also know as the "Communal". This past weekend I introduced my wife and two others to Buddakan. This time we were seated along the perimeter of the restaurant. The ambiance was the complete opposite to that of my first visit. This time it was perfectly private and intimate. The table was draped off with elegant sheer panels with a mid-east flare. The soft lighting was perfect. Our wait staff was perfect. And the food . . . Phenomenal. I highly recommend that when you visit - Put your phone away, and the menu as well. Allow the chef and staff to show off a bit. For a mere $80 per person "They just keep bringing it". A stimulation of the senses that you won't soon forget. I would love to describe each delicacy in detail. But, I couldn't possibly do it any justice. I'm 55 years young and well traveled. My recent discovery of Buddakan ranks as one of my TOP TWO dining experiences in Five Decades. Put in on YOUR Bucket List. And if you're ever in Tampa FL . . . . Never mind. It's late and I need some rest. Cheers! And Thank You Joel and Team Buddakan.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff is friendly, accommodating and great

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awesome experience

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My sisters and I take our mom to dinner for Mother’s Day, every year. This year we chose Buddakan AC. We had a wonderful corner table with a beautiful view of the entire restaurant. Our server, Jennifer, was absolutely wonderful. Not only was she attentive and friendly, but she was personable and extremely helpful.
Let’s talk food...
Bonsai martini, Tito’s, cilantro and lime with a splash of simple syrup. After sipping mine, my sisters and mother all requested the same drink! Scrumptious!! I downed three of them before our meal was complete and The only thing I regret, is not ordering a fourth.
I don’t know if there is any one word to perfectly describe our food, so here are a few that come to mind; Delectable. Creamy. Bold. Exquisite. Sexy.
We ordered a few app items to share:
Edamame ravioli, creamy filled pasta pockets, bursting with a smooth cheese with a hint of nut. *
Glazed pork belly, cut like butter, and literally disintegrated in my mouth!
Lobster puffs, had a lovely flaky fried exterior and a filling of buttery crustacean happiness.
But my absolute favorite was the wasabi crusted filet Mignon.... holy mother of God.... every flavor in this piece of meat, literally exploded in my mouth! I felt as though I needed a cigarette after eating it. * trust me, get it!
Executive Chef Kris Neff did an exquisite job preparing our food, we seriously couldn’t of been any happier.
Go to Buddakan. Your senses will be stimulated, your appetite will be aroused and your belly will be satisfied.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The seabass was really good. The ceasar salad can be shared by everyone at the table

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our first visit to Buddakan after seeing it many times while dining next door at the Continental for Sunday brunch whenever we're in AC. We enjoyed a late lunch on a Saturday, mid afternoon when Buddakan was largely empty. The service was attentive and very efficient and the food was delightful! Everything that came out of the kitchen looked beautiful. I had the dim sum, which was quite good, especially the oxtail dumplings, which I'd never tried before. I was slightly disappointed that the lobster puffs were fried, but that was my own fault for not reading the menu carefully. However, they were light & airy, and the lobster filling was quite tasty. The coconut rice pudding with pineapple sorbet was yummy for dessert. My hubby loved his sweet and spicy shrimp entre - delicious! And he's not fond of this type of food in general, so that was quite a compliment! Both of us want to go back for dinner the next time we're in town.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our server, Ashley, was exceptionally helpful with recommendations. The spare ribs appetizer was so flavorful and was more than enough for 3 people; the lamb chops were seasoned and cooked perfectly and accompanied by the most delicious Chinese eggplant; and, the sea bass was outstanding, so melty! The calamari salad offered plenty of raw greens and a nice dressing to balance out the meal.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great as usual!!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The service was amazing and the food just as amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Consistently excellent. We love the edamame ravioli. They surprised me with a small complementary dessert cake for my birthday.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great food and service. We would come back! The tasting menu that was $80 per person was a lot of food, and was the perfect selection of foods, the calamari salad was so fresh!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing from start to finish

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service was incredible. I always order my favorite appetizer which is the edamame raviolis! The crusted filet and sea bass were delicious! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food and service

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was delicious and Service was Impeccable. 5 ⭐️!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I just had to change my way of eating and the server was amazing! Everything was so delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went here for my five year anniversary and it was such s great experience! They also gave us champagne for us to celebrate :)

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Awesome restaurant! Awesome food! Awesome atmosphere! I would recommend Buddakan to anyone.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

I asked for a quiet table and we were given a booth, which was awesome. The food was very salty - I was gulping water all night and so was everyone else - but it was tasty. Portions are huge, which helps offset the higher prices. Too bad they can't "comp" the parking and that it cost us $25 to park at Caesars. Makes me not want to go back there again.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We got to Buddahan at 3:30 on a friday. We ordered The wisdom and Lucky Budha to deink. Both were great recommendations from our server. For our meals we ordered- 5 spiced duck (excellent), tempura vegtables(excellent), and the lunch special- dumplings (excellent), calamari salad (excellent), cashew chicken (pretty flavorless). The runner brought out additional food that we did not order. The server then took it to the right table. That is a little unprofessional.

It was our anniverssary so they brought out champagne and an adorable cake. we were quite suprised and enjoyed it thoroughly.

When it comes to Starr restrooms, it was pretty unexciting. Compared to anywhere else, it was spotless and awesome.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Our server was wonderful- lovely lovely evening

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very cool atmosphere, attentive service and creative fare!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Buddakan in NYC is very chic and the food is amazing. That was not the experience in Atlantic City. The food was at best Pretty mediocre and the place was very small

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Always an amazing experience. I would highly recommend Buddakan on your next trip to Atlantic City.

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