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Buddakan - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
9883 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Stephen Starr’s Buddakan is a spectacular restaurant featuring exotic flavors of modern Asian cuisine with creativity and drama. Bon Appetit notes, "The mostly white space is striking, with a lit-from-within communal table in the middle of the room, a waterfall & a ten-foot, candle-bedecked Buddha. The religious icon watches over hip customers indulging in pan-Asian cuisine that far surpasses the fare usually found at hot spots like this." Newsweek reports, "Design also serves as a signifier for cuisine. You walk into Buddakan, one of the hottest new restaurants in Philadelphia, past a shimmering waterfall & Japanese river stones & you say to yourself, 'ginger-miso everything' even before you see the magnificent 10-foot Buddha dominating the dining room." Named one of “America's Top 50 Restaurants" by Travel & Leisure and 'Top Restaurant for Fun' by Gourmet, Buddakan has become one of the country's most talked about restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 147 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 574-9440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nery Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    Buddakan is the perfect venue for corporate or social events. Whether you want to take over the entire facility, overlook the action or be in the midst of it, there are many options for groups to experience Philadelphia’s most highly sought after dining destination.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is not available at this time. There is a garage on 4th Street, Bourse Parking, as well as on street parking in the area.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dim Sum Brunch

    Oct 2, 2022 only
    We have created a one time only Brunch Menu inspired by National Dim Sum Day! We will be featuring all of the Dim Sum dishes created this week on Sunday as well as some Asian inspired brunch items. These items will only be available on October 2nd with seating times between 11:30am and 2:30pm. It wouldn't be a true Buddakan experience if we didn't also make some of our regular menu favorites available.

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What 9,883 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. LB

    LauraB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were both fabulous! Edamame dumplings, calamari salad, sea bass and DONUTS!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the atmosphere, food. Server was excellent
  3. f

    foodlover

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  4. NN

    NeilNaps

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always top notch. Highly recommend the wasabi crusted filet and edamame dumplings.
  5. C

    Cleodog

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from Katie our server. Delicious food. Looking forward to going back.
  6. MS

    MartinaS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good but service average at best
  7. NH

    NotHappy

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, server was not the best but good dinner otherwise
  8. ED

    EkaterinaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for a restaurant week to Buddakan. We love the main course but appetizers and dessert were nothing special. It was nosy since they were many people plus there was music playing. You couldn't have a conversation. Overall the restaurant is good.
  9. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was marvelous as usual. I wish I could afford to eat there at least once a week. The tuna pizza, the sea bass, the salad with cashews, and the donuts! Oh my dear!
  10. e

    egantoole

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The dinner was very good. The service was excellent at the beginning but deteriorated a bit as the night progressed. I'm not sure how much was owing to our server and how much was owing to things getting backed up because of increasing crowds.
  11. s

    scott

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent. Only con we never received a drink we ordered.
  12. DF

    DorotheaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend Buddakan. The service and food are very good. The ambience is peaceful and beautiful. It continues to be one of my absolute favorite restaurants.
  13. AP

    AprilP

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    My my water glass was dirty other then that everything was great !
  14. M

    Mario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice Asian restaurant, food excellent, service top. Recommend, can’t miss in a trip in Philadelphia.
  15. S

    Sonia

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went during restaurant week. We expected the portions to be smaller and the food to be a little inferior but we were incredibly surprised in that the portions were huge and the food was absolutely delicious. Definitely a great choice for restaurant week!
  16. SG

    SharonG

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Fish cooked to perfection!!!
  17. ET

    EffTee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Atmosphere and Good Food
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance was very cool. The food was great.
  19. N

    Neen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent except for the location of our table which was in the main walk through. We will request seating in a less hectic area next time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinners were exceptional as was the service by Joseph. We loved the tuna pizza the Bao Buns with shrimp and the Chilean sea bass and of course the donuts for dessert! We can’t wait to come back again
  21. v

    veggiemonster

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Came here for restaurant week. Food was pretty good but not amazing. Desserts are mediocre but the protein entrees are on point. Probably won’t come back on a regular day
  22. HA

    HanadiA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was amazing, the staff was very professional and friendly. It was crowded but it’s normal for Philly restaurant week. Overall very great experience. Highly recommend this place
  23. L

    Lana

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food service and environment! Was live and busy but service was on point. Can enjoy meal without being rushed out. Great quality food that’s reasonably priced. Pad Thai was good not too spicy. Chinese eggplant best ever had. Dumplings were good. Sea bass cooked perfectly. Tea smoked ribs fall off the bone tender great flavor. Doughnuts airy with good dips. Coconut mousse light and refreshing. Nothing I had so far was bad. Overall great experience. Highly recommend for date night, groups, any occasion. Will definitely be returning!
  24. S

    Shelli

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there to celebrate my Birthday that had passed just a few days ago. I mentioned the reason my daughter and I were celebrating. The host was extremely welcoming and engaging. Our waiter Dave was exceptional!!! He made sure w were well taken care of. The food, ambiance and overall experience made me happy. My favorite moment was when the waiter surprised me with a sparkle candle on my dessert. The Host must have mentioned I was celebrating my BDAY. It made me feel extremely special. I can't wait to visit again. I will also be requesting Dave again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal, food was great as usual!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Ambiance great. Our server, Joseph, was incredible and had the patience of a saint. He steered our group towards excellent food and drink choices and timed our courses perfectly. We wanted for absolutely nothing, as Joseph anticipated our every need.
  27. KM

    KristyM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food & the atmosphere was amazing…service was fast, I couldn’t ask for a better place!
  28. d

    datenightluv

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Entirely too loud! Couldn’t enjoy my conversation at all. It was very dark as well
  29. CL

    ChristaL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time and I love it. Everything was delicious and excellent service. We are going back. I highly recommend it and will tell all my friends and family.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had an amazing time. We initially wanted to visit for restaurant week, but after viewing the entire menu, we decided against the restaurant week options. The food was AMAZING! We had the smoked tea ribs, Asian Caesar salad, lobster egg rolls, pepper beef and shrimp pad Thai. My only critiques on the food are: the egg rolls needed more lobster and the pad Thai could’ve used a few more pieces of shrimp. I had the Joy cocktail (and ended up drinking three). Our service took a little longer than expected, but it was a packed night so we weren’t upset about it. Debbie, our server, was kind. We’d definitely dine here again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters sweet 16
  32. CS

    ColleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! Food was terrific! Wonderful experience!
  33. N

    None

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Food was awful ,everything was too sweet wasn’t enjoyable
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant week experience I have ever had by far!
  35. NK

    NaraK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The main course was a bit salty everything was fine
  36. C

    Carolyn

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, excellent waitress. Very happy with the experience and will definitely go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service & over all experience was amazing!
  38. W

    Wonderful

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been coming for years though the last time was before the pandemic started. I noted that they were short staff with the table servers but our server was able to keep pace nicely. Glad they continue to be a quality restaurant!
  39. CB

    CarolineB

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything tasted great!
  40. JN

    JosephN

    Austin

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katie Grace was an excellent server. Great recommendations, great service and as always the food was superb

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Buddakan - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 574-9440.

Buddakan - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 9883 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 147 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buddakan - Philadelphia

325 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is not available at this time. There is a garage on 4th Street, Bourse Parking, as well as on street parking in the area.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nery Hernandez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 574-9440

  • Private party facilities

    Buddakan is the perfect venue for corporate or social events. Whether you want to take over the entire facility, overlook the action or be in the midst of it, there are many options for groups to experience Philadelphia’s most highly sought after dining destination.

  • Private party contact

    Diane Farina diane@starr-restaurant.com: (267) 238-3650

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