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While the magnificent, 10-foot-tall Buddha glinting by candlelight is likely the first thing to catch your eye upon entering Buddakan, regulars of this iconic Philadelphia hotspot know that taste is the most vital sense when it comes to embracing its ever-evolving Modern Asian cuisine. A fast-paced, high-energy space that rewards admirers of signature style and smart design, this is a restaurant that reaches out to greet you, whether you’re a well-traveled diner with adventurous desires or a newcomer armed with an eagerness for exotic flavors. Beloved classic dishes like edamame dumplings, char siu pork buns and Kobe beef satay share menu space with ambitious entrees that marry daring influences from East, West and beyond. The rich cooking traditions of China, Japan, Thailand and Korea come together in our kitchen, pleasing palates with the likes whole Peking duck, signature sizzling-oil sashimi, classic pad Thai and kimchee-laden beef fried rice. Whether you’re craving a cutting-edge Asian-influenced cocktail, a bento box lunch or a full dinner set at our dramatic communal table, let Buddakan help you escape halfway across the globe — if only for an evening.



Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm


Mon - Thur: 5pm - 11pm

Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am

Sun: 4pm - 10pm


A ten foot gold gilded Buddha warmly smiles down upon guests as they dine on exquisite modern Asian Cuisine. A shimmering waterfall and luminous onyx communal table enhance the atmosphere establishing Buddakan as Philadelphia's most hight sought after dining destination.

  • Available lunch and dinner.
  • The Communal Table seats groups up to 24 people.
  • The Mezzanine is available for semiprivate events for 60 guests.
  • Buddakan is available to be reserved exclusively for up to 250 guests.
  • Food is served family-style.
  • Extensive specialty cocktail,wine and sake lists.

For more information regarding hosting an event at Buddakan please contact the Events Department at