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325 Chestnut St. (4th St.) Send to Phone
215-574-9440 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Inventive Asian cuisine in a dramatic atmosphere.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 11 reviews
Buddakan, Philadelphia, PA

Buddakan Restaurant Review

: Hip décor at this Stephen Starr restaurant is unimpeachably striking: sheets of water flowing at the entrance, dramatic lighting, neo-Philippe Starck furniture and a shiny, serene-looking Buddha. The place has been crowded from day one, so reservations are a must. Still, even a wait can’t spoil the calamari salad, beef satay, shrimp dumplings, and pan-seared sea bass with truffle jus. It’s tempting to feast on the appetizers but save room for king crab tempura or grilled lamb chops with Thai basil pesto. Attractive, white-clad waitstaff will encourage you to share a number of dishes. Beware of ordering your entire meal at once --- everything comes out of the kitchen in a flash, and you’ll wind up feeling rushed. Pace the meal yourself for a much better experience. Desserts include the “Crying Chocolate,” molten chocolate cake served with Vietnamese coffee ice cream.

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