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Buddakan - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
9760 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 93 times today

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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

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What 9,760 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    marlenek

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the soup dumplings
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Legit felt in love with this place. such a stunning restaurant. The worker are super nice and loved my experience dinning here. I can’t wait to go back. THE CRAB RICE BOMB AF !
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    birthday celebration
  4. EP

    EstatePlnr

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Food and cocktails were pretty good. The temperature was set so low that it was nearly unbearable and took away from the dining experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal when you come here. The staff and servers are friendly and accommodating and very professional. Feels like a special meal so it is worth the higher price tag.
  6. JG

    JakeGurkin

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. 10/10 would recommend. Get the aged beef.
  7. P

    Pirate

    Grand Rapids

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Having a business meeting in any restaurant is always a challenge. The big table on the Main floor. Is great. The negatives, the ambient noise level. Is really. High until About 9pm
  8. PG

    PamelaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    David was amazing. Timing was great. Anticipated our needs and we never felt rushed. The food was delicious, as always!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a good time. Pretty dark though and kinda loud but all in all a good experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere and service was incredible. Our server Andre was very knowledgeable and accommodating to my food intolerances. We really enjoyed the experience at Buddakan.
  12. Y

    Yooo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
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  13. E

    Eileen

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    An awesome restaurant but the music level was ridiculous.
  14. MG

    MG520

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Buddakan always delivers a great experience. The food was delicious, and the service was prompt. I wish management would get more involved, though, for guests that excessively use their phones, especially their flashlights - 4 ladies at the table next to us had their phone flashlights on for over 15 minutes looking at their menus, which was very disruptive to our table. I eventually went over myself and asked them to dim them, which they did. Otherwise, it was great and we'll be back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceeds expectations
  16. TV

    TheVintnersWife

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely LUV LUV LUV Buddakan! Everything was perfect! Thank you!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening with the family.
  18. T

    Tyty

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best customer service and food was to dye for.
  19. G

    Gige

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely delicious. The service was great. I can’t wait until I come back.
  20. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service, beautiful restaurant, great food. Did a terrific job for my wife's birthday even on a busy Saturday night.
  21. TH

    TeshaH

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, wine, and service!!! I highly recommend the tasting menu.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistent and persistent!
  23. D

    Dina

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good authentic food , fast service , great ambiance , didn’t wait at all to be seated , drinks are strong , enough food left to take home. Treated my brother for his 25th ! Worth it all !
  24. F

    tomF

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to never disappoint! Food, service and ambiance is perfect.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress was amazing. Food was good really enjoyed the crab fried rice.
  26. TM

    TereseM

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow, the food here is amazing. It's a very busy and active place, great for business or birthday dinner.
  27. J

    Jamz

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I’m not one for reviews but this was surprisingly bad.. I’ve been to the restaurant in NYC many times, where this a larger and better menu.. strange but didn’t even have a soup option (Chinese restaurant??) at this location.. On walking in, it has a bit of run down feel at the door. Could have done with a cleaning to remove the dead leaves.. on the food, the dumplings felt like they were microwaved so not made on site.. fish wasn’t good. Fried rice and pepper steak was good.. much too large a portion but at least it tasted fine.. My suggestion.. expand and improve the menu, reduce the portion size and make everything fresh at the restaurant with proper ingredients.. this is a great brand from NYC that was “undercooked”.. it deserves to be better given the price point..
  28. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, sexy ambience, food and service. Highly recommend.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I want to eat there everyday.
  30. s

    soniap

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made the reservation online to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. I asked for the best table in the restaurant and they gave us an amazing table with a fantastic service. Thanks guys.
  31. TC

    TanyaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience! Delicious food - I especially enjoyed the crab fried rice. Would highly recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and service !
  33. PM

    PaigeM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good! Really loved the pork dumplings and the Korean beef fried rice. Also enjoyed the ambiance
  34. TM

    TravelingMom

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    So we went here to celebrate my son’s engagement and moving into the city. Booked on open table and now I think I should have called. We were a party of six and when we arrived they put us in the booth table closest to the kitchen. Three people were seated in the booth, and the other three people seated on the outside of the table. My son was on the side closest to the kitchen and the heat lamps. Worst table in the house! After three minutes he was sweating from the heat lamp. We asked to move and were accommodated. Once moved to a large table in the balcony, the evening went smoothly. I would not recommend being seated at that table with more than 4 people.
  35. DA

    DANIELG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cumpleaños
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent overall!
  37. DD

    DebbieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a team dinner at Buddakan and it was the best meal we had while we were in Philadelphia. We had a little bit of everything and it was such a great experience. I would definitely recommend Buddakan.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent and the guest of honor felt special. Thank you!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by host, hostess, waiter was attentive, informative and provided excellent dining experience
  40. m

    madisenh

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The waiter was great, however the service was extremely slow and to no fault of his. The section he was given was way to large for one person with no help at all and when he asked for help, others ignored him.

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 9760 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 93 times today

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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