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Buddakan

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1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6689 (Arkansas & Boardwalk)
+1 609-674-0100
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17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Buddakan during the #50bitesAC promotion/charity event. They served their chicken dumpling It was great. Service was a little slow at first, but was okay afterwards.

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Smithville, New Jersey
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went here for our 7th time! This was a birthday dinner and the food was once again incredible. We tried a couple of new things this time. The lobster fried rice was tasty. It had big chunks of perfectly cooked lobster and lots of fresh herbs. We also tried the creme brûlée and let me tell you it is even... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The food experience at Buddakan was amazing service was good -the pork chops were very well cooked just right ,fillet minion excellent vegetable and chicken dumplings very good all in all a great experience

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Thank deepakGurgaon_India
Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Decided to go to AC to have dinner and see a show. Stayed at Ceasar's and did a quick review of restaurants. Decided on Buddakan and never regretted the decision for a moment. We had a quiet booth and were attended to quickly. Our first experience here and took the recommendation of the server. We had the filet mignon and... More 

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Bensalem
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our meals here. It's a bit pricy but worth it. Our waitress was great. She was knowledgeable about the food choices, was attentive and friendly. I which I could remember her name! The atmosphere was amazing. It appears to be outside with stars in the ceiling and the walls made to look like buildings. We will definitely... More 

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New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good but didn't wow me. I like the one in NYC better. The server and manager were on point. Nicely presented food. I would recommend for the experience

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Thank Chefjtro
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My family of four adults celebrated my wife's birthday at Buddakan, Atlantic City. It was a Wednesday evening so we anticipated that it may not be as busy as a Saturday night. Nonetheless, weekday or not the staff greeted and treated us in a highly professional and respectful manner. We have eaten here on many occasions and have never had... More 

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Thank Glenn M
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Buddakan in Atlantic City is an amazing destination for Asian cuisine. The restaurant is lush and the scene is noisy and entertaining...lots of fun! Start your meal with an innovative cocktail designed to match off with the food. The menu is diverse and begin with a few apps...make sure to have the calamari salad...unlike any other version you may have... More 

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Thank Thomas E
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

My husband and I had the tasting menu ($60 per person) which was very good. The décor was very nice but it was a bit too dark from my perspective. Service was good at first but towards the end was very slow when it got crowed. Overall, we enjoyed the dining experience.

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Long Island, New York
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We made on line reservation and asked for a romantic table being it was our 25th wedding anniversary. They called to confirm and I stated it again on the phone. We get there and I say it again, now a third time. Then they sit us in the middle of the room. It's a Monday night with all but one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 60
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6689
    (Arkansas & Boardwalk)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Atlantic City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-674-0100
Description
Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail. Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?