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Buddakan Restaurant Review: Designed as an Asian village in nightscape, Buddakan invites diners to stroll to tables through a Zen garden with 25-foot-tall trees that appear to grow through the ceiling. A huge golden Buddha dominates the main dining room with an illuminated communal table stretching out before him. To the left and right are individual tables, nicely spaced for comfort and ease of conversation. Behind screened walls are even quieter tatami rooms --- exotic and private. The dining style is sharing plates, which is quite a bargain in a town where restaurant prices can go through the roof. Starters are light and bright with such offerings as tuna spring rolls --- the filling is tuna tartare, crispy shallots and chili mayonnaise. Among the entrées, find tempting dishes such as Asian barbecued pork --- the tenderloin is grilled and then served with stir-fried Chinese broccoli and giant onion rings coated with crispy panko crumbs. Try the "Zen-Ful" donuts, sweet-cream-filled confections with banana and chocolate dipping sauces, for dessert. The bar offers some intriguing cocktails and a nice selection of saké. Servers are helpful and friendly.