Buddakan - Philadelphia
Chelsea our server was amazing. The food came out quickly and most importantly it was delicious.
Good overall, hated our seating. We sat near the walkway and the front entrance. It was freezing. Food was amazing. Our waitress Ann was a sweetheart.
Get the filet!!!!
We always have an amazing experience at Buddakan. The food and service are consistently perfect. One of our absolute favorite restaurants in the city
My friend was in from Denver. It was her first time and she enjoyed it immensely. This is one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurant. Service and freshness of food keep me coming back.
Outstanding menu. Food did not disappoint. A little loud so hard to hear server.
This was my second visit to the restaurant. Everything was delicious!
I have been to Buddakan several times the past 6 months and it has always been excellent. I am never disappointed in the food or service. I am looking forward to return again soon. One of my most favorite restaurants in Philly.
Buddakan is FABULOUS. I had such a great time I will definitely return.
The food was amazing. I recommend the lamb chops. The service was great and I will be returning
Everything was great! The service, food, and ambiance was amazing. My only complaint would be, the music was so loud it was hard to hear my server and my husband. It was very hard trying to have a conversation during dinner.
Fun atmosphere to meet for an early family dinner on a Sunday. All of our waitress's recommendations were excellent.
Worst service I’ve ever experienced.
I can’t say the food was above and beyond any other I’ve eaten. It was fine but not over the top interesting or imaginative.
I've dined at Buddakan several times, and have always been happy. On this particular instance, which may have been a factor of it being Sunday night, the food was not nearly as good as usual. The lobster was overdone and the chicken was rubbery. On a positive note, the service was wonderful as always. I will be going back, I'm sure, just a bit disappointed this time around.
Waited over 30 minutes for our table. Food was great but very salty.
Trendy restaurant. Interesting people watching and cool decor, but food was not as good as it should have been for the price.
Way over priced for what you get. Then again, Steven Starr restaurants are over priced and over rated anyways.
We arrived early for our dinner reservation for 3 people and were seated promptly. The food was very good, and the noise level is what we expected - sufficient to have a conversation.
Our food arrived quickly after ordering, but our waitress /server could have been more helpful. We asked for food paring suggestions for our entrée selections but ended up (unnecessarily @ $28) ordered lobster fried rice to only later find out that (white) rice was included with one of the entrées selected. The server we had at a previous visit was much better.
FYI – If you are celebrating a birthday and inform the restaurant in advance, they will include a “free” sparkler in a desert you order and pay for.
Great service. Food was quick and individually prepared.
50th wedding anniversary
Great food, service and ambiance. The service is always impeccable! We love it every visit we make.
I like Buddakan a lot. The food is delicious and well presented. However, the Manhattan that I had at the bar while waiting to be seated was somewhere between ordinary and poor. It didn’t meet the standards that I expect. But this was the only disappointment.
The food and service is great. Must try the Peking Duck, crispy and succulent. Made reservations on open table and was seated immediately.
Overall experience was excellent except for me i felt the level of noisewas too loux to have a quiet conversation
awesome unique asian style food . plan to share dishes family style and try multiple items in multiple courses
Great family dinner. Never disappointed.
Made reservations for the special Chinese New Year menu. My husband and I were very disappointed to find they had run out of the special menu items. We were especially looking forward to the whole crispy fish. We did receive the complimentary appetizer sampler, which was tasty. We ended up ordering shrimp dumplings, lobster egg rolls, shrimp lo mein and Peking duck. Everything was delicious and the duck was outstanding! Finished with the Buddhist temple which was a perfect ending to the meal. Despite the disappointing beginning, we had a wonderful dining experience!
My family went for the Chinese New Year Celebration. As always the food and service was perfect. Although was disappointing when the restaurant ran out of 2 Chinese New Year’s brunch options. I am not sure how you run out of this when the restaurant should expect all tables will order the dishes.
Chinese New Year celebration featuring lion dancers!
The food was delicious as always! Unfortunately two of the New Year specials were sold out , so our Chinese New Year experience was not as we had hoped. Our wait staff was excellent and very knowledgeable advising me about items that included my shellfish allergy.
Always wonderful! Food and service! One of center city’s gems!
Dave, our server was wonderful. Dave was very knowledgeable of the menu and made great suggestions. The food was delicious, my favorite was the lamb chops.
This is still a reliable go-to for Asian Fusion food in Philadelphia.
The place just delivers every time.
David our server was wonderful and attentive for how busy it was. Food was excellent!
Absolutely! Love the place and the food is excellent
The food and service were excellent. We selected Dim Sum Sampler, Crab dish and Beef Satay with Tempura veggies and shared all 4 small dishes. Service was very good and food arrived quickly. Only drawback was a loud and crowded Saturday night that made conversation with a friend I had not seen in months a bit difficult. Would recommend trying on a weekday evening instead if you want to talk, but it might be just as popular then.
Food was incredible, staff was wonderful. Would have preferred a more exciting seating location. We were seated in a corner by the bar. Hopefully next time we can see a different area of the restaurant.