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.
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 x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews
I decided to reserve Budakhan for a spec ...
I decided to reserve Budakhan for a special occasion (boyfriend's deployment) after hearing great reviews on food, value and overall ambiance/ romance. My experience however, was anything but. Budakhan was extremely packed and noisy, so much so I had to leave my seat and sit next to my boyfriend (after the party next to us departed the restaurant) to engage in conversation. The dining experience wasn't the greatest as the seating/ table arrangements were closely situated leaving little to know room to enjoy an intimate conversation. One of the worst dining experiences I've ever endured. Food is pretty decent but the overall value was below average and very much comparable to Chuck E. Cheese in noise value. I apologized repeatedly to my boyfriend, a special night transitsioned to anything but special. Utterly disappointed with this experience.
Been to Budhakan AC many times. This wa ...
Been to Budhakan AC many times. This was the first time with my elderly Mother. Servers, especially Jordan, were VERY attentive and responsive. We asked to have the music volume turned down a little to accommodate my Mom and, to our surprise, the Manager (came by within a few minutes to confirm they had turned down the volume and asked if we needed anything else. Timing of the plates to our table seemed less hurried than in the past, which was nice. Food was good as always. The Manager came by all the tables continuously through the evening to check with customers, which I always appreciate. We'll continue to come back.
The combinations of food on the plates w ...
The combinations of food on the plates were spectacular. We had a group of 8, so we each picked an entree and let our server pick the rest. His recommendations were spot on. The food came out quickly. Next time I will be inclined to do one of their tasking menus.
Went to Buddakan this past weekend for t ...
Went to Buddakan this past weekend for the first time and it did NOT disappoint! This place is amazing the food was incredible service was great and ambience was very modern and super cool! Had the Wasbi filet mignon and it was perfect, lobster rice was also very tasty i ate it and i don't even eat seafood! Also the pork dumplings are the best we ever had! We will diffently be back!!!
Thank You Buddakan!!!!
Awesome as always. My only issue was the ...
Awesome as always. My only issue was the location of our table. We were seated by the corner where the servers entered and exited and we were annoyed by the shouting of "corner" every time they walked by. We understand that this is to avoid crashing into one another however, it was distracting.
the ambience and service were fine. The ...
the ambience and service were fine. The food was not great at all. The calamari salad was extremely salty and the black peppered beef meal was ok though they hardly gave you beef and covered it in non-tasty croutons. The best thing we had was the shrimp lo mein and that's why i give 3 stars. I wouldn't recommend to dine here.
Out waitress Jennifer was excellent. Ve ...
Out waitress Jennifer was excellent. Very polite and extremely helpful when we were deciding what to eat. My wife and I our vegetarians and she was very knowledgeable about their menu. She knew what was made with beef stock and suggested other alternatives. First time in a while someone was that helpful with food selection.
My wife and I had another excellent dinn ...
My wife and I had another excellent dinner at Buddakan. We routinely order the Asian Caesar salad, which is one of my favorite salads to order anywhere. My wife, however, this time tried the Asian chicken salad. She was unhappy with it, so our server more than happily exchanged it for the Asian Caesar.
My Wasabi Crusted Filet MIgnon was prepared perfectly and tasted delicious.
Stay away from the AC Buddakahn if you'd ...
Stay away from the AC Buddakahn if you'd like a relaxed meal/experience. This was our second time dining at the Buddakhan in Atlantic City. We had a bad experience with the waiter the first time but tried it again because the food was good. Once again we experienced a rushed waiter - pushing us for menu selections before we even got our drinks. His attitude and demeanor was such a put off we will definitely NOT be returning. The restaurant was not even busy. There was no need for this treatment. The vibe is totally different and better paced in Philly.
I felt I was rushed. Runs more like a b ...
I felt I was rushed. Runs more like a business then an experience. If they are trying to turnover tables quickly they should not be as obvious about it. Also very loud and could barely hear the person I was with. Food came out quick though!
Such a great place! Food and service pe ...
Such a great place! Food and service perfect. Location is great, top level of a shopping pier which is lovely to sit and watch the beach and Boardwalk (from outside the restaurant). We did tasting menu for 3 which was great for a first time as there was variety. Apps, salad, entrees, dessert and coffee/tea was $60 pp SO worth it. It was a bit too much food for us but we were starving and ate quickly. Sharing concept. We will definitely be back.
An outstanding experience at the Buddaka ...
An outstanding experience at the Buddakan in AC!! The food was so delicious, the service was perfect, very professional but warm and engaging. We highly recommend the Chef's Tasting Menu, everything was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed everything offered. We look forward to going again when we get the chance, such a great time!
Consistently excellent with great servic ...
Consistently excellent with great service. If any complaint, it is that the servings might be a bit generous, but is that really a complaint? We do the tasting menu, and they are very accommodating to substitutions (We eat fish, but no chicken or meat). The edamame ravioli are wonderful---Eat them slowly to really enjoy them.
Good meal to celebrate our anniversary. ...
Good meal to celebrate our anniversary. Nice Asian fusion. portion for small calamari salad was very generous. Duck was good as was the appetizer baos. The monkfish was a little bland though. The shrimp baos were good with nice spicy kick. Crying chocolate dessert was good. Gave us a champagne toast which was a nice touch.
Annually I take my boys to a mother and ...
Annually I take my boys to a mother and sons beginning of summer dinner. My youngest has numerous allergies but our server and the chef were more than accommodating. Our food was delicious and the service from Ashlie was outstanding!
The food was very good, however, each me ...
The food was very good, however, each member of our party was served the main course at a different time. When we questioned this, the response from the waiter was that the food is brought out when it is ready so that it will all be hot.
We dine out quite a bit and this never happens at a nice restaurant. A kitchen should be able to plan in such a way that all members of the party eat at the same time. This aspect was very disappointing.
I have been to all 3 buddakan restaurant ...
I have been to all 3 buddakan restaurants Atlantic city and Phillie are my 2 favorite. I do not live near either restaurant so my husband and myself drive almost 2 hours from Piscataway just to eat here. I have 2 adult children both in there 20's that love this restaurant also, they make it a point to take off of work to come with us or I always have to bring food home . The food is awesome, the service is always great, I can not say enough about this restaurant. Go and you will find out for yourself!!!
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