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325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
+1 215-574-9440
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Chinese, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My last visit to Buddakan was about 6 years ago and the meal was so lackluster, I didn't return until last night and I'm happy we gave it another try. On this visit we decided to try all our old favorites and purposefully avoided any...More

Thank pookala
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's an amazing meal when the worst part is the last bite and you mourn the experience has ended. Service was impeccable from coat check to paying the check. Kobe satay were perfectly marinated and cooked. Dim sum sampler is the way to go for...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 days ago

A group of six visited here this past Saturday for my daughters birthday. I booked about a week in advance, but peak times were full and had reservation at 5. In the future, will have to make plans much earlier. There was a large group...More

Thank msolaiman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here a couple years ago and it was great! Yesterday we had martinis that were barely cold. The short rib pancake appetizer was marginal. The Dan Dan noodles were not good. My friend had cashew chicken in plum sauce that had no flavor. The...More

Thank Lori E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 3 apps.(spare ribs, dumplings, & lobster rolls), 1 entree. (duck breast), 1 side (snap peas) alcoholic drinks, & 2 desserts (gelato & donuts.) Every dish was outstanding. The service was impeccable. We can't wait to return for another awesome dining experience.

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
Reviewed 19 January 2018

When you think of Asian food, most of us think of the plastic carry out container with goopy sauce and white rice crammed into a cute little box with lots of hot mustard and duck sauce. If that's what you are looking for, Buddakan is...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We’ve been eating at Budakhan for about 15 years and it’s sad to say I’ve seen a slight decline in the quality of the food.My once favorite edamame raviolis are now dumplings and not cooked in the same broth with the edamame bean.My dumplings were...More

Thank Roy D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We come here whenever we are in Philadelphia. It is always excellent-- the quality and flavors of the food, the service, and the upscale ambiance. It is always crowded-- be sure and make reservations !! There were five of us this time, and we ordered...More

Thank 416edb
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Buddakan was open on Christmas and filled with diners. Excellent beef with bird's nest. Unusual merlot with mineral under tones from volcanic ash in the soil. Sea bass also tasty. Large portions of good food.

Thank ebfk
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from DC, stayed at the Monaco and Buddakan was right next door so we figured we’d try it out since it’s so hyped up. Our server was great, he knew the menu well and was able to guide us all the while...More

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David B
24 November 2017|
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Response from Hale F | Reviewed this property |
With drinks or wine, appetizers, and entrees probably $100.00 for 2 folks
9 November 2017|
Response from FoodieApril | Reviewed this property |
Great question! They have several Vegetarian options that they will modify for Vegan diners.
22 April 2017|
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Response from brooklynbayridge | Reviewed this property |
They do not use msg in there food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2614
    (Between 3rd & 4th on Chestnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-574-9440
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