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Serene and satisfying dining at a temple of modern Asian cuisine.


Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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Buddakan, Atlantic City, NJ

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Buddakan Restaurant Review

: A gargantuan 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, quite a bargain in a town where restaurant prices can go through the roof. Starters are light and bright with offerings such as steamed edamame pods and Buddakan-style sashimi laced with a citrusy soy sauce and sizzling oil. Among the entrées, find tempting dishes such as hot-and-sour scallops served with sweet corn, tofu, black mushrooms and Chinese sausage. Asian barbecued pork is a grilled tenderloin served with stir-fried Chinese broccoli and giant onion rings coated with crispy panko crumbs. For dessert, try the decidedly non-Asian Crying Chocolate: malted chocolate ganache, with milk caramel and Vietnamese coffee ice cream. The bar offers some intriguing cocktails and a nice selection of saké. Servers are helpful and friendly.

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