About Buddakan - Atlantic City
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.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs
Lunch 12noon – 3:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri and Sat
Dinner All Day 12noon – 11:00pm
Dinner all day 12noon – 10:00pm
Happy Hour Sunday through Friday 3:00pm until 6:00pm (in the bar area only)
Christmas Eve: Dinner Only, Served 12pm-10pm
Christmas Day: Dinner Only, Served 5pm-10pm
New Year's Day: Dinner All Day, Served 12pm-10pm
Arkansas & Boardwalk
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Please Park in the Caesars Parking Lot. We provide $ 5 parking vouchers.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Cara Rice: (609) 271-0549
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews
Our server Paul G. was terrific! He was very knowledgeable with the menu , extremely helpful with suggestions and very friendly and attentive.
The food was terrific! We had shrimp dumplings, mushroom potstickers, Cantonese shrimp rolls, crab fried rice and sweet and spicy shrimp! All of the items were delicious !!!
Not sure if there is a new cook or owner but a couple things are not on the menu anymore and the food was not as good as usual. Restaurant was packed! Was not a enjoyable night with my wife especially since i had to yell across a tiny 2 person table just to have a conversation. Plus there was a party of 15 next to us and a lady kept bending over with her butt in our faces to speak with other people of her party. Not sure if we will be returning.
Last time we were at the restaurant we had an issue with the hosts getting us seated. I wrote a review here and to their credit, they read the feedback! When we returned this time everything was great. The General Manager, Mark, apologized for our previous experience and took care of our desserts. The food was awesome, and again our waiter Sean, was great. Thank you to all of the staff, great recovery! We'll see you soon.
It's hard to beat the ambiance at Buddakan. My wife and I celebrated our 5th anniversary there. The staff was very kind and brought us complimentary champagne and a chocolate dessert. The food there was very good but for the price we thought of other places we enjoy more. They say in the menu that the portion sizes are large and designed for sharing. We ordered an appetizer and 2 entrees and were not full from that. Just a reference, we ordered the sweet and crispy shrimp ($28) and there were 5.....5 shrimp. They were excellent, we just felt like for our money we've had better food in bigger quantities. The setting is very romantic though!
First and foremost the food is amazing. Our server, Chelsea, was outstanding. Sake was excellent. This is our third time dining here and each time it just seems to get better. We live in Philadelphia and definitely plan on going to Buddakan in the city.
It just doesn't get any better than this. The ambiance, food and srrvice are all superb. We sat in a curtained booth - I felt transported to a mysterious, far-away land. It was fabulous. The food too was fabulous. I ordered the braised short ribs. Indescribably delicious. I'm a foodie and love trying new places. This ones a keeper through and through. I live an hour and a half north of AC so visit 4-5 times a year. I'll definitely go back to Buddakans every time I'm in AC from now on.
Need to go easier on the soy sauce. Our snap peas where almost inedible and beef rice was also too salty to enjoy. Other than that, very enjoyable meal. Edamame Ravioli Zen Sangria still fabulous. Sea Bass and Aged Beef delicious. Coconut Rice Pudding has me wanting more and more😍
Buddhakhan is consistently one of the best dinner places in AC. The food is incredible - I highly recommend either form of the crab or lobster fried rice and the tasting menu is killer if you are up for it. The setting and ambiance is awesome for a date or just dinner with friends. Can't go wrong here.
Food, table, and being seated in a timely manner based on our reservation and a very busy weekend, were excellent.
Service was the only issue. Request for condiment to have after dinner was served was never fulfilled, even after a repeated request. And out of our party of 4, 3 were served their entrees, while the 4th waited quite a while for his.
Overall I would recommend and go back to this restaurant.
Everything about this trip was delicious. We had the General Tso's dumplings, Tuna Tartar Spring Rolls, and Pad Thai. The portions were great for sharing and had delicious flavor. Specifically, the General Tso's dumplings were the best dumplings I've ever had!
My wife and I ate at Buddakan in Atlantic City for the first time. We started off with the General Tsao dumplings which are delicious and unusual. Then my wife had the shrimp with candied walnuts and I had the sesame tuna and the food was heavenly. The combination of the well prepared meal and the spices just made the dining so special. Plus, our waiter was very attentive and helpful. This was a fun, quiet, very enjoyable evening.
We really enjoyed our night out at Buddakan. Everyone was so friendly and nice to us. The food was excellent. Tom brought me, his wife, Deborah for my 60th birthday. The whole experience made turning 60 a whole lot easier to take. Thank you all so much.
Thomas & Deborah
First time there. Day after Mother's Day, not too crowded, allowed for a relaxed experience, friendly and attentive wait staff that didn't feel rushed and clearly a kitchen that had the time to make each dish arrive perfectly prepared and presented. Don't know how things go when it's crowded and a zoo, but for us, on this night, it was perfect.
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