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Buddakan - Philadelphia
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
After several attempts, I booked my reservation about two weeks in advanced. Our table was in the corner- against the window with no view to the outside and limited view of the inside. The food was delightful - particularly sea bass was superb - as always .
The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing! Our server was also very attentive.
Fantastic service and food! Love the menu options and hospitality
We have been eating at Buddakan intermittently since it opened, and I have to say the thrill is gone after all of these years. The calamari was limp in the "crispy" Calamari salad, the crispy fish with black bean sauce was more "crisp" than fish, and as we were finishing our entrees, the wine arrived. In all, it had the feeling of a casino restaurant where the focus is on volume, not quality. There are so many options for dining in Philadelphia; for residents, there isn't a reason to eat at Buddakan.
Not traditional Chinese food but fun
As a group to go
Outdoor seating was excellent . The hostess was pleasant. Our waiter was one of the best waiters I’ve ever experienced. He was extremely attentive, patient, and he knew the menu and wines very well, to make excellent suggestions! And finally, the food!! Wow! Buddakan never disappoints! Every dish was delicious!
I have been here often but this visit was quite disappointing. We had 9 guests and were seated upstairs. While it was fine there was little ambience especially as the larger tables downstairs seemed to be open and would have been nicer. We ordered 3 different groups of wine - one red and one white before we could find a pair they had in stock. The fist gentleman who came to tell us our wine was not available did not seem at all familiar with the list. Joseph our server was great and tried very hard maybe it was the kitchen but our appetizers were a mess. Half of them came out easily 10 to 15 minutes before the others. The whole evening just seemed off. The food while fine was not at its usual level standard. Again, our server was great and they did comped up dessert but overall it was a disappointing meal.
It was amazing. I have been several times and have yet to be disappointed, from the service, all the way to the food, it was amazing!
Everything was top notch…we had to change our reservation time due to a business call that came up unexpectedly, the hostess changed it immediately, and told us to call if it ran over. We were greeted and seated immediately. It was in a thru area, we asked to switch, it was no problem. The service began w/in minutes and continued to be attentive throughout. The food was delicious as were the cocktails.
It was amazing!! As always.
While the food was good, it doesn't seem to be quite worth the price that they charge.
Good food and good vibes
The food was amazing as always. A bit loud and a bit too dark, but a wonderful restaurant that I always love to visit when I'm in Philly.
Very loud atmosphere last night and i do not think that was unusual. Service was weak.
not many personal touches ..help seemed really over whelmed. food was delivered like we were at Popeyes take out. food was good though.
The food was great, we waited a long time to get the dishes and to get service.
The restroom was so dirty, not something I expect from a restaurant at that level.
Overall great restaurant
Everything was incredible!
We ordered multiple rounds of dumplings and enjoyed each one. Highly recommend the General Tso’s dumplings!
Went here to celebrate a birthday - first time back in over a year due to the pandemic. It was a great meal - everything we had was wonderful (the general tso’s soup dumpling were amazing) and service was excellent. The restaurant was crowded but did not feel unsafe inside (there is an outdoor option if you prefer).
Will definitely be back - we missed the city!!
10/10 experience. I think our server was Suzie? Really great service.
Awesome place for an intimate celebration!
We had a great outdoor dining experience. Our server was awesome and had great recommendations.
It was a great evening. The service was great and ambience.
I really only wanted to rate overall experience and service. We arrived on time for our reservation. Strangely, we were sat alone, upstairs in a part of the restaurant that clearly wasn’t open. After waiting 15 minutes, we decided to leave and a waiter showed up to our table. I asked if there was a dress code (we were in shorts, but so were others) or another reason I was unaware of for the seating and neglect. He was unable to give an answer.. He did apologize, but overall, it was a weird interaction. We left, and I would not return.
Great food well served. Always enjoy dining there.
Always great. Service was excellent and food was good as usual.
I was very disappointed with the crowded conditions at Buddakan, in light of COVID. The tables in the dining area were entirely too close together. The strategic removal of a few tables would have created a much more comfortable dining experience. I was also surprised that the wait staff were not wearing masks.
I know restaurants lost a lot of money, due to the pandemic, and are striving to get back on track financially; however, this effort should be made responsibly and not in a manner that puts the health and well being of patrons at risk.
This was our second trip here. The atmosphere is great, though it is quite loud even for a weekday. The food is great especially the appetizers. Get the dim sum! The entrees are good, but I would not say worth the price. Wish there was more drink options, feel like they are lacking in that area. Lastly, the tables are quite close to each other and can hear everything the table next to us is saying. We will be back, but there is certainly room for improvement.
Our server didn’t know we were celebrating a birthday so I had to ask him for the dessert, other than that food was great, ambiance was great, hostess and other staff members were really friendly.
We chose outdoor for safety and table and chairs were rickety and uncomfortable. It was really warm and we had to request fans to be turned on, there were also little biting flies swarming us so overall not a fine dining experience at all. Our waitress seemed tired and overworked, just overall not what I am used to from this restaurant.
Awesome as always!
Edamame dumplings were to die for! Great spot to split a copious amount of things, mostly because you can't decide on one! Loved the sparkler for the birthday dessert as well. Great special touch.
We ate outside in an isolated table with a fan. Service was great, food was, as always, fabulous. Love this restaurant!!
It was our first time there for all 5 of us and we LOVED it! We will be back for sure.....a great experience for all.
Fantastic service and the food was delicious
Our waitress was great
Really knowledgeable waitress- guided us on quantity as well as her personal favorites. Edamame dumplings were delicious- Peking duck was also a standout, as was the kimchee fried rice. Dining outside was great, separate booths with fans were very cool.
Awesome atmosphere!! Great food!! Server just forgot our second round of drinks until we were almost done.
Everything was so delicious!! The tuna pizza never dissapoints. seabass is perfection. The waitress was so kind and attentive.
Buddakan - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 574-9440.
Buddakan - Philadelphia is rated 4.7 stars by 9768 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.