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Buddakan - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
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Buddakan - Philadelphia

4.7
4.7
9891 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

19:00


Booked 95 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options

Experiences

  • Dim Sum Brunch

    2 Oct 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 9,891 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

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked

  • Philadelphia

    Most Booked

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  1. GG

    GGRP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food is SO good! Don't live in Philadelphia, but if I did, I go often!
  2. B

    Bree

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was awesome from the atmosphere down to the food. My waiter was great she was there for anything you needed. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
  3. PG

    PanikG

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very loud dining experience for a Wednesday evening - hard to communicate with the people at your table but the food as always was excellent
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Like so many other things these days, it’s just not as good as it once was. We hadn’t been back since the Pandemic but prior to that, Buddakan was on our regular rotation. All the Starr restaurants are in the same boat for me…great service, great atmosphere, the food isn’t as good as it was before the pandemic. I don’t know if they changed distributors to save money or if they’ve simply cut costs, while raised prices but it’s too bad. I once bragged about Buddakan and Barclay Prime here in Philly and 954 and El Vez in Fort Lauderdale, now I won’t even recommend them to fiends coming into town. Still decent, but no longer elite.
  5. AT

    AashaT

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Right from the ambience to the service to the food...five star rating. Edamame dumplings are great. Definitely try the dim sum platter and the lamb chops. The Buddha's temple for dessert was amazing
  6. K

    Krissy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The menu was a bit overwhelming. Would recommend taking a good look online before coming. Our server was very helpful though. Didn't think I had quite enough to eat, also thought it was very expensive for what we got. Would also appreciate if there were more vegetarian offerings.
  7. DM

    DaveM

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine whether with friends or for business.
  8. LB

    LauraB

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    foodlover

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  11. NN

    NeilNaps

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Cleodog

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from Katie our server. Delicious food. Looking forward to going back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Third time going.
  14. MS

    MartinaS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

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

    NotHappy

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

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

    EkaterinaD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    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.
  17. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    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!
  18. e

    egantoole

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    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.
  19. s

    scott

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

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

    DorotheaF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    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.
  21. AP

    AprilP

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

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

    Mario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

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

    Sonia

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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!
  24. SG

    SharonG

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

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

    EffTee

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Atmosphere and Good Food
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

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

    Neen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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
  29. v

    veggiemonster

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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
  30. HA

    HanadiA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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
  31. L

    Lana

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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!
  32. S

    Shelli

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    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.
  35. KM

    KristyM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

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

    datenightluv

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

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

    ChristaL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my daughters sweet 16
  40. CS

    ColleenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! Food was terrific! Wonderful experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser 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 9891 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 95 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options

  • 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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