Asian Restaurant · Center City East
325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 281 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Bullfrog & Baum
    "Edamame Ravioli and King Crab Dumplings are the way"(10 Tips)
    Es K.
    "Calamari salad and BBQ pork tenderloin are to die for!"(5 Tips)
    Krista M.
    "We always enjoy the chicken ginger dumplings and the asian ceasar."(3 Tips)
    joe m.
    "... it off with the dip sum doughnuts mmmmmm."(3 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • edamame ravioli
  • donuts
  • Japanese food
  • dumplings
  • lobster
  • tempura
  • good for dates
  • cocktails
  • Kobe beef
  • bento boxes
  • king crab
  • pork tenderloin
  • pad Thai
  • Chilean sea bass
  • BBQ pork
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • romantic
  • gluten-free food
  • Don B.

    Three words: wasabi crusted filet - fantastic (ok, so that was four words...).

    Don B · October 16
  • Ryan C.

    Get the Caesar. The Kobe beef rice is awesome!

    Ryan C · October 5
  • Mark F.

    Lobster Fried Rice and Eggplant - There is no need to look further down the menu!

    Mark Funnell · August 19
  • Bre B.

    The real question is what isn't good here? You get what you pay for and this restaurant is worth every single penny. Try the lamb, the BBQ pork, pad thai, crab sticky rice and calamari salad.

    Bre Bonner · August 17
  • Allison S.

    Have to get to chocolate bento box.

  • Jamile S.

    The best dinner I've had so far in Philly... I ordered the sea bass from the special "restaurant week" menu and it was by far the best fish I've eaten my ENTIRE LIFE. So good.

    Jamile S Jacobi · August 13
  • wedd h.

    My first anniversary ❤️

    wedd hassoubah · July 28
  • Clarke T.

    Family style plates, quieter seating upstairs, boisterous dining, save room for the donuts

    Clarke Thomas · July 6
  • ed P.

    I am in love with the Asian Cesar Salad with spicy cashews; I hope some day we will get married!

    ed Poprik · June 21
  • Kath

    My parents love this place ..

    Kath · February 27
  • A A.

    This is one of my favorite restaurants.. The food is flavorful and I love the ambiance.. In the evening the lights are dim.. Intimate

    A A · February 17
  • Rachel G.

    Chilean sea bass...get it even if you don't love sea bass, it's absolutely fabulous. Calamari salad is also fabulous.

    Rachel Garcia · December 5, 2014
  • David R.

    The original Asian fusion spot. Great bar scene, amazing food. The kimchi fried rice kills me every time!

    David Rosenbloom · November 24, 2014
  • George H.

    This is where you eat when you just got a check with a comma LMFAO #IGETPAID #LIONOUTTHECAGE

    George Hudson · September 23, 2014
  • Grace L.

    The kobe sliders are heavenly!

    Grace Lee · September 1, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Buddakan as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Ryan F.

    Large portions that are made for sharing.

    Ryan Flannery · August 26, 2014
  • Sila Y.

    Lamb chops are amazing. And get wasabi mashed potatoes.

    Sila Y · August 23, 2014
  • Stephan M.

    Consistently great.

    Stephan Matanovic · August 7, 2014
  • Philly.com

    Buddakan has engineered a contemporary menu with Asian twists that may not be groundbreaking, but it consistently delivers well-prepared, large-portioned dishes nipped with just enough creativity. Read more

    Philly.com · August 3, 2014
  • jason

    Edamame dumplings are outstanding Follow with aged beef for a great Night out!

    jason · April 19, 2014
  • Everyday

    Love the ambiance, decor, and service. Pricey, but worth it.

    Everyday · January 21, 2014
  • Becky J.

    Secret off-menu item: order the Red Dragon Tofu! Even if you aren't vegetarian or vegan (and it is both), you'll love the deep fried tempura, the spicy red dragon sauce and fresh crisp wok veggies.

    Becky J · January 15, 2014
  • halalbite

    Go for dessert. Food is overpriced.

    halalbite · November 28, 2013
  • Edward Aníbal

    The Sake of the house is excellent!

    Edward Aníbal · November 10, 2013
  • Hollie D.

    The edamame ravioli/dumplings are things dreams are made of ... Buddakan never disappoints ... Food is always top notch! Try the Donuts for dessert ... super delish!

    Hollie Donnon · September 3, 2013
  • Chris O.

    I expected this to be a bit over-hyped, but the food was really good. Service was solid, and the vibe in the place was great. I would definitely go again. The tomato salad was superb as an opener.

    Chris Olson · August 27, 2013
  • Dave P.

    Get the Vigor. It's a fantastic cocktail.

    Dave Paley · June 30, 2013
  • halalbite

    Go for dessert and non alcoholic drinks

    halalbite · June 20, 2013
  • Tricia F.

    Edamame ravioli & crying chocolate. You can thank me later!

    Tricia Fischenich · June 5, 2013
  • Beau B.

    Seriously one if the best meals I've had. Pad Thai, Charred. Aged Beef, and Dim Sum Donuts were all delightful!

    Beau Ballin · May 1, 2013
  • Michelle K.

    Edamame ravioli are awesome!! Sadly there are only four on a plate. Do good!!

    Michelle Keane · April 25, 2013
  • Dining Out for Life PHL

    Make your reservation now! Buddakan is participating in Dining Out for Life 2013 by donating 33% of every meal sold on Thursday, April 25. Dine Out, Fight AIDS! To learn more about the cause: Read more

    Dining Out for Life PHL · April 23, 2013
  • Kishan Kumar L.

    test hotel

    Kishan Kumar Laskar · April 19, 2013
  • Naif M.

    It is my best Asian restaurant experience ever. Try the spicy shrimp for appetizer, shrimp dumpling& spring rolls.for main course the duck, black pepper beef & sweet shrimp walnut. donuts is good.

    Naif Mansour · March 16, 2013
  • Brandon G.

    Rub the Buddha's belly for good fortune and prosperity.

    Brandon Gibson · February 24, 2013
  • Glen G.

    Get the bento box dessert!

    Glen Gilmore · February 16, 2013
  • Carla

    Yummy! Great meal!!

    Carla · February 13, 2013
  • joe m.

    Sea bass was awesome with the wasabi mashed potatoes banging.Finish it off with the dip sum doughnuts mmmmmm.

    joe mcgugan · February 13, 2013
  • Heather S.

    Amazing atmosphere

    Heather Schmutz · February 1, 2013
  • Es K.

    Calamari salad and BBQ pork tenderloin are to die for!

    Es K. · November 10, 2012
  • Nicole S.

    Try the Edamame Dumplings - Loved this dish! Always order it when I go to #Buddakan

    Nicole Stuber · July 20, 2012
  • Nicole S.

    Try the Rock Shrimp Popcorn - Great #appetizer

    Nicole Stuber · July 20, 2012
  • Gary Z.

    Pork tenderloin was wonderful and tender, even though cooked medium well. Wasabi mashed potatoes were awesome, as was the Chinese eggplant. Pad Thai was decent. Milk chocolate caramel tart ftw!

    Gary Zeigler · July 5, 2012
  • Jen D.

    The Life cocktail and king crab tempura!

    Jen Duffy · June 24, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Peking Sparerbis

    Adeline A. · June 13, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Edamame Ravioli

    Adeline A. · June 13, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Pad Thai

    Adeline A. · June 13, 2012
  • Adeline A.

    Try the Rock Shrimp Tempura Sticky Bun

    Adeline A. · June 13, 2012
  • 🌴om Z.

    Udon noodles, grilled lamb chop, Asian broccoli, dumplings, dip sum donuts.

    🌴om Z · May 28, 2012

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