Buddakan – Philadelphia
Phone: (215) 574-9440
User Rating: 4.4
Old City Philadelphia
Stephen Starrs Buddakan is a spectacular restaurant featuring exotic flavors of modern Asian cuisine with creativity and drama. Bon Appetit notes, “The mostly white space is striking, with a lit-from-within communal table in the middle of the room, a waterfall & a ten-foot, candle-bedecked Buddha. The religious icon watches over hip customers indulging in pan-Asian cuisine that far surpasses the fare usually found at hot spots like this.” Newsweek reports, “Design also serves as a signifier for cuisine. You walk into Buddakan, one of the hottest new restaurants in Philadelphia, past a shimmering waterfall & Japanese river stones & you say to yourself, ‘ginger-miso everything’ even before you see the magnificent 10-foot Buddha dominating the dining room.” Named one of America’s Top 50 Restaurants” by Travel & Leisure and ‘Top Restaurant for Fun’ by Gourmet, Buddakan has become one of the country’s most talked about restaurants.
Very nice restaurant and reasonably wheelchair friendly.
No steps at the entrance.
There are a couple small steps in the main dining level but there is a built-in ramp.
The dining tables are largely accessible.
Accessible restroom on main dining level.
WARNING: many steps to mezzanine dining level which is basically used for private gatherings.
Bar area is mostly high table tops and bar stools.