Fare: Asian Fusion
Price: Very Expensive
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 3 1/2 Stars
Decor: 4 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from
1/2 Star = poor to
Four stars = Best in Class
Excellent Asian Fusion cuisine with extraordinary Decor and Ambiance
A destination restaurant for an intimate romantic occasion or to celebrate a special occasion
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy top draw Asian fusion cuisine with extraordinary decor in a trendy, vibrant setting.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer less expensive, simpler food in a more family oriented casual setting
Recommended dishes: When available, Alaskan King Salmon; Wok Cashew Chicken; and the Wasabi Crusted Filet Mignon.
Liquor: Full service bar with an excellent selection of specialty cocktails
Buddakan is an excellent Asian-Fusion restaurant operated by the famed Stephan Starr restaurant group with locations in NYC and Philadelphia.
This is destination restaurant that is ideal for diners looking for a memorable experience either for an intimate romantic occasion or for celebrating a special occasion.
Buddakan is located on the third floor of the The Playground in a spacious setting. The interior decor is extra ordinary --- posh, Hollywood style with it's dimly lit blend of Asian with a trendy NYC vibe.
The centerpiece of the main dining area is the giant gold Buddha statue on the top end of table overseeing the diners.
There are several private dining areas located around the main dining area as well as an upstairs. The booths on the sides of the main seating area are ideal for a romantic occasion or a private function with friends. They have bench seating with soft cushions and throw pillows. The booths are surrounded with gold beads and chiffon.
Buddakan is open seven days/week
(updated: September, 2016)
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