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
Did the sampler for 2. Expensive & my filet was overcooked. When you're paying $120 for two people, I think they should have offered to take $20 or so off our bill vs. cooking another steak. We were already overloaded with food at that point. A perky manager offering her apologies didn't cut it. Had great expectations that were not fulfilled.
My husband and I go away occasionally to Atlantic City NJ for good food and to be alone,Buddakan is a must. The menu is very unique which compliments the decor. The buddakan salad made with a Bib lettuce crisp veggies covered in a flavorful but light ginger dressing is where we always begin. The crab rice is simply exquisite we always order too much just to have for the following day,which I highly recommend. The perfectly cooked to order melt in your mouth filet paired with the Japanese mash is to die for. The fish melts in your mouth, I could go on. No matter what you order, you can't go wrong. The bartenders have perfect pours when it comes to the drinks! The unique mixed drink I have tried on the menu have all been wonderful. Lastly the service is impeccable we go to A LOT of restaurants let me just say it doesn't matter what level restaurant you are in 2*-5* it doesn't guarantee good service. Which I believe stems from the management! Hiring ,training and attentiveness. I can't speak for the other ones but NJ Buddakan is a place you must experience if in A.C.
I've been to the Buddakan in NYC so I had high expectations for this outpost in AC and I wasn't disappointed. Our waitress was pleasant and I really loved our secluded table that we had. It was easy to talk and speak to the other guests in the dining party. The food and drinks were amazing. Definitely try their seasonal Zengria!
I missed Buddakan's edamame ravioli but was disappointed after trying them. The edges of the ravioli were too al dente and it seemed the edamame was lacking in flavor. (Try True Food Kitchen's edamame dumplings if you ever get the chance )
The server recommended her favorite dessert; however, it wasn't what she described. Way to up sell a customer who won't come back now. Don't worry, she was tipped over 20% anyway. Maybe this restaurant is geared towards tourist or casino patrons but as a local who dines out frequently, I won't be back.
I have, on several occasions, enjoyed The Continental(another Steven Starr restaurant) which is right next door.
On a positive note, my cocktail and companion's rice dish was very good.
One of the best places to get an amazing meal. The food is spectacular. Every single dish is superior quality and prepared to perfection. The price point was high at $115 per person after tip with one drink each and the high end price fix sharing menu. It is very dark in the restaurant and there is a huge golden budda for those who don't want to be in front of statues. Drink selection and food options are second to none in Atlantic City. Highly recommended for special occasion.
Great experience overall! We had six people in a very private booth. Perfect for conversation and catching up with old friends. Both the service and the food were impeccable! Every dish was better than the last - tuna tartare spring rolls, short ribs over chow fun, lobster mac and cheese, all fantastic. Really fun and imaginative cocktails as well. Also, with sharing dishes, the bill was not too bad for as great as the experience was.
This is my favorite Asian restaurant in AC. One of my friends is a vegetarian and there are excellent options. Se vice Quick and friendly. The lunch specials are a bargain. I had the bento box with a calamari salad, excellent edamame ravioli and fantastic wasabi infused filet mignon. It's $20 and there is plenty to eat. I have had the Tahitian Vanilla creme Brûlée in the past as well as shrimp buns which are. Out great but not this time. I will return for sure. My friends were impressed.
The Asian Caesar Salad was too much for one person! The Crispy Honey Shrimp was amazing! However, we found the crab rice (their best seller) to be a little dry and tasteless. It was very romantic (we liked the dim lighting) and the service was timely. Our reservation was right on time!
Visited Buddakan for the first time on a guys' weekend in Atlantic City and we all loved it! Service was friendly and fast, and everything we ate was amazing. We shared chicken dumplings, oxtail dumplings, duck, crab-fried rice, and spicy tofu and thoroughly enjoyed each dish. I also enjoyed a cocktail that was delicious. Too full for dessert but the options looked great!
Buddakan is a place that could be any sort of occasion. A birthday, a date, an anniversary, or even if you're just in the mood for some good food. I went with my boyfriend, and we had gotten the recommendation from my boss, who loves Buddakan. We got got the chefs choice, which was $60 per person and came with so much food! There were 4 courses. An array of appetizer, then salad, then the entree, then dessert. My favorite was definitely the cashew salad, the spring rice, and the desserts. I did like everything else, but I'm not a huge fan of wasabi and there was a bit of that (and still did like the food). I recommend this place! Our waiter was very nice and helpful.
Had an enjoyable meal with a large group of colleagues. After paying our sizable check we headed to a bar at Caesar's and I realized I had left my credit card there. I headed immediately back and asked the busser cleaning our table if he could check for my card. He refused, telling me it wasn't there and that my server had left, and when I objected (knowing it was there) he told me that I could 'wait until the lights turn on and look for it myself.' Luckily a female came by, asked about my situation and for my name, made a quick call and within a minute had my credit card back to me.
Overall my dining experience was fine but the horrible attitude of the busboy and his complete lack of customer service left a bad taste in my mouth and I'd hesitate to return.
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