325 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Neighborhoods: Center City East
Cuisine: Asian, Dim Sum, Fusion

Buddakan is a Asian, Dim Sum, and Fusion restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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 New York, NY

What was up with the chow fun, seriously. However, the w...

What was up with the chow fun, seriously. However, the waitress was really nice and gave us a lot of nice sake and the Chinese broccoli was yummy. The crab fried rice was yummy. Scrambled egg is always good in fried rice. The sea bass was yummy. There was a lot of edamame – Lynn said it was well worth the $7. Our bellies are full. The cilantro martini was delish. The king crab tempura was delish as well, but the sauce was nothing special. Really, I was disappointed with the chow fun – what was that. Essey should have come with us to Philly for this recommendation, why isn’t she on Facebook?

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 New York, NY

went here again a few nights ago. great...

went here again a few nights ago. great service! and the portions were much larger than we remembered. we all had to share and we were stuffed. literally – could not eat anymore. even after all these years (and two spinoffs) buddakan still rocks.

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 Trenton, NJ

Great food, drinks, and ambiance! A true...

Great food, drinks, and ambiance! A true Philly hot spot!


great service and great food

great service and great food

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Food and ambiance are superb. Everything from...

Food and ambiance are superb. Everything from the tuna pizza to the chocolate dessert sampler was delish. Service lacking- however, it is busy… But couldn’t seem to locate waitress. Overall a great experience!

SF02: Pan Seared Bass at Buddakan

SF02: Pan Seared Bass

Fabulous!! Delish! Well balanced dish and great presentation

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 Philadelphia, PA

Excellent food

This was my first visit to the Buddakan and I was not diappointed. The staff was incrediably friendly. I had the sweet and crispy shrimp which was served with candied walnuts…delicious.
My friend had the Grilled Lamb chops would i not normally eat but could not resist.
We daringly started off with the Scallion pancakes which consisted of Shortribs, hummus and shaved apple….who would have thought these falvors together would taste so good.
We ended the meal with a slice of heaven, some kind of tofu cheesecake that was just as good if not better than any cheesecake I have had before,
I would go again and again!

Sweet and Crispy Jumbo Shrimp

These shrimp were so blump and tastey I can honestly say 6 were plenty. The candied walnuts was a nice added flavor


Once again, Mr. Starr does not disappoint....

Once again, Mr. Starr does not disappoint. Nice portions, the sashimi was superb (prepared like carpaccio – razor thin with an acidic base), and my wasabe-encrusted filet was prepared perfectly. Oh, and the chocolate bento box for dessert will put you into a coma (but a blissful coma at that)….

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 Philadelphia, PA

one word sums it up: YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMM unfortunately,...

one word sums it up: YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMM

unfortunately, a bit expensive and hard to get into to be a regular spot

Asian Dim Sum Fusion
Sun-Thu 05:00PM - 11:00PM (Dinner)
Fri-Sat 05:00PM - 12:00AM (Dinner)
Mon-Fri 11:30AM - 02:30PM (Lunch)
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