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Buddakan

1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6689
+1 609-674-0100
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea bass” (46 reviews)
“bento box” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6689
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for a special dinner. Excellent meal and service. Loved the atmosphere and selections. Only complaint was it seemed a bit crowed where we sat but not enough to effect my impression/review

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I Love, Love, Love this place! The service never disappoints and the atmosphere is awesome. The food is always wonderful. The Calamari salad is a must for the appetizer. We also had mushroom potstickers which were tender and tasty. Dinner is to be shared, and...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the chef's tasting menu which was $60 per person. There were four courses including an appetizer bento box, a shared Caesar salad, pan seared sea bass and wasabi filet mignon for the main course, and a dessert sampler. We loved it all and...More

Thank btravelhappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to start with our server, Joel. He was one of the best we've ever had, anywhere! The drinks were great and the food was incredible. We had oxtail dumplings, pepper ribeye, beef fried rice, and wasabi mashed potatoes. We're happy there were leftovers....More

Thank 2TravelLuvers
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I looked up this place, it said Japanese but I disagree. It's more Asian fusion that's closer to Chinese. I had mushroom pot stickers, crab fried rice, and crème brulee. they were all decent. Pot stickers were a bit too salty but still good....More

Thank yumm2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the night sky ceiling & the huge Buddha with the long amber-colored lit-up table in front of it! The music didn't even bother me (typical ambient trance type stuff). Great food & drinks!

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed an early dinner at this beautiful restaurant, featuring a giant statue of Buddha in the background and a ceiling with painted stars. The lights are dimmed for atmosphere, so do bring a cellphone or other flashlight if needed to help...More

Thank cluelessSingapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service is excellent.Decor is cool and portions sizes were pretty decent.Too bad restaurant located in Atlantic City.

Thank golftravelfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 and not all of us had dined there before. We were seated in the main room with the big Buddha. We ordered 2 dumplings, 5 entrees ( which is shareable ) , fried rice , and a vegetable. We...More

Thank tabasco3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool atmosphere and overpriced food. The food is very good but not really worth the price. You are really paying for the experience. Very cool to walk in and see a giant golden Buddha. There are interesting drinks and cocktails. Make sure to try...More

Thank arworton
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Ajg2670
9 November 2016|
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Response from M D | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe Buddakan offers buffet style meals. It's an upscale, elegant sit-down dinner type of place. The prices are comparable to any upscale restaurant in the area. It's beautiful though especially from the selection... More
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Ronald B
25 August 2015|
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Response from Belinda-Keith | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's open for business today.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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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