About Buddakan - Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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.
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
To begin this was my wife's birthday dinner. Reservation made followed up with the day before of a phone call to confirm reservation by a representative from the restaurant. When we arrived the hostess asked if we have been here before and it was our first time. Here to celebrate my wife's birthday. Then for this special occasion we have a special table for you. Table number 73. This is a closed table with a tent like feel of reddish orange drapery around you while you are sitting on very comfortable bench with numerous throw pillows for back support. Our waiter Paul was extremely helpful in helping make decisions for dinner. Since it was our first time he recommend the chefs dinner for two. The zen-gria was absolutely delicious. As one is not enough. (Recommend getting a pitcher.) The Japanese beer I went with was Kirin Light and was ice cold. (Supplied ice cold glass.) The chefs bento box had one spring roll, two dumplings, and one ravioli made with edema. The flavors used to make these was just the beginning of your taste buds opening up. Chef made an Asian style Caesar salad with cashews and a hint of ginger. Just another level up on Caesar salad to die for. The main course for two was a large bowl of fried rice, sea bass over stir fry, and filet mignon with wasabi mashed potatoes. Way too much food at this point. No problem there is no rush sit back recline on the bench sit and wait we are not done. Dessert is on it way. First a marble size peanut butter covered in chocolate topped with peanuts melts in your mouth. Second a brownie topped with raspberry crème, and lastly a mango pudding to savior your taste buds. But wait this was my wife's birthday, on a separate plate out comes a lite candle and a small heated box wrapped like a gift and when she opened up the box warm chocolate cake to enjoy. Green tea was a recommendation to go with dessert but you can do any of the great choices they have to order for after dinner drinks.
To be honest I can't say enough about how great my experience was at Buddakan AC. Our server Sean provided the best server experience I've ever had with a server at any establishment. He was extremely attentive but far from over bearing. We ordered pork dumplings as an appetizer (omg they were incredible), Kung pao monkfish and char grilled beef steak which were also nothing shy of phenomenal. I'd recommend this establishment to anyone. We will be coming back and hopefully soon. P.s. We had a drink called bonsai which was vodka, cilantro, lime which sounds simple but it is so damn amazing never had anything like it and I will be attempting to remake it myself. So refreshing so well made.
Perfect date night dinner with my boyfriend! Our server was friendly, provided excellent menu recommendations, was very attentive and overall added to our pleasant experience. The food was fresh, light and delicious! And the Zen-Ful donuts for dessert, so amazing! We will definitely be back soon!
Have been here many times and really love some of their food. Unfortunately, this time I tried the beef short ribs, which are relatively new on the menu and half of it was pretty chewy. I should have said something to the waiter, but didn't. The taste of the meal was good, especially the pasta under it. It was just disappointing that the meat didn't come out good and it ruined the meal for me.
The other items I had were delicious like usual: smoked tea ribs app, crispy shrimp app, and ponzu chicken entree. I will go back again for these like usual, but will steer clear of the short ribs unfortunately.
This is a must have everytime we come to AC, and this trip did not disappoint. Our seating request was easily accommodated and the service was excellent. The server was attentive and are glasses were never empty, whether it was water, wine, or cocktails. The food pacing was perfect as well and we would recommend the Sea Bass and Beef Nest everytime time! The more people you dine with the more delicious dishes you can try.
Great atmosphere and service was outstanding. Food was excellent. We went for lunch and the menu was almost the same for dinner. Table ordered spring rolls, shrimp dumplings, mushroom potstickers, and edememe to start. All very good. For the entrees, table ordered shrimp lo mein, crab fried rice, pad Thai, and a chicken dish with Brussels sprouts. All were excellent and served somewhat family style. Highly recommend.
How did I not know about this place? I've been travlling to AC once a year for 5 years and this never made my radar. I will definitely return. Everything was amazing - we had all of the items on the dim sum menu followed by shared entrees. Specialty cocktails were refreshing and excellent selection of wines by the glass. Service was perfect. It was quiet enough to carry on a conversation - hard to find these days!!
Went here with some friends and the four of us shared the tasting menu. My friend doesn't eat meat so we asked to change a couple of dishes, no problem . The waitress was a doll. The food was plentiful and just darn delish. A truly wonderful night was had by all.
Ambience was nice, did the tasting menu, Asian Caesar salad was bizarre, I don't understand the choice of that. I would have preferred an Asian inspired vegetable salad like steamed bok choy or anything else. Entree was the highlight of the meal,we had filet and sea bass both were cooked to our liking. Service was prompt and friendly.
Everything in this restaurant was wonderful. The attention to detail was there. The food was outstanding. We ordered 3 dishes. App was Chicken-ginger pot stickers...delish. A new addition to their menu(this was day 1 ) Short ribs, never tasted Short ribs that were this good!We also had cashew chicken, not to sweet(was in plum sauce) It complemented the dinner beautifully . We would definitely visit here again, when in AC.
Highly recommend. We were originally given a table in the middle of the restaurant but asked to wait until a booth opened. We were then taking to a table on the side behind a curtain which was even better than we wished for. We did the tasting menu which was amazing as we got to try all of the most popular dishes. The food and drinks were delicious!
I cannot come to Atlantic City without visiting Buddakan. The food is absolutely amazing, the atmosphere and decor all get you into the mood to enjoy their creative chef's tasting menu. The only thing I would change, and it may sound petty, would be the chairs. I'm still recovering from the seats in which the legs stick up and press into the back of your theighs. That's quite literally my only complaint. That being said, come to Buddakan, enjoy the food, drinks, and sit on the couch side of the table!
I'll go from best to worst
This was great. Very nicely done, maybe a little too flashy but still great.
Too generic a taste for the high prices, the chicken was something I could get at a cheap Chinese restaurant.
The vegetable fried rice was great, but the Szechuan Pork dumplings were pre made and stale. The wok cashew chicken was very tough and not fresh, very generic tasting.
The desserts were good but not great. We had the coconut pudding and the salted caramel cashew.
This was the low point, I usually try to cut servers a lot of slack because their jobs are very hard. However, in this case I can't. They weren't understaffed last night. The servers were only paying attention to the big tables and it was extremely hard to get their attention.
The food was very slow to arrive, took almost 2 hours for two people to be done with the meal!! We were waiting and trying to get attention half the time.
Amazing dinner. I had the pad Thai and my husband had the Kung pao munkfish. A little spicier than what I was used to but so, so good! Also they will validate your parking which gives you a discount when you leave the casino parking garage. Just ask your server . All in all the best meal of the wkend!
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