4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 8 ratings
$$$Late Night, Japanese, Asian + 3 more

325 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Directions

(215) 574-9440
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    5 ratingJune 24, 2016

    Went there after a long day of sightseeing. We were starving they had a menu that listed all the gluten free foods we got several things everything was delicious they do use gluten free soy sauce in most of the food. It was expensive but my daughter did not get sick. They also easily substituted a meal so my non celiac son would eat it ( they only had shrimp Lo mein on the menu so I asked for it plain they added chicken for him)

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    4 ratingJune 04, 2016

    Gf lobster rice is amazing. My husband had no reaction here, so we will keep this on our list. Service and atmosphere was top notch as well.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2015

    Included in Starr's portfolio are Buddakan (www.buddakan.com) serving up Asian fusion (the wasabi mashed potatoes and lobster fried rice are amazing.

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    3 ratingMarch 16, 2015

    I'm a fan of Buddakan typically but last time I ordered their GF Pad Thai. It was so far from authentic they should have named it something else. The dish was primarily composed of shredded carrots, it was salty instead of sweet and had cilantro in it. Pretty disappointing if you're at all familiar with the original. I've had better experiences with their lunch menu.

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    3 ratingJanuary 18, 2014

    Was disappointed with the gf selections, although they had gf tempura (fried with gluten items). The five star reviews had me expecting more. It was very tasty, I took the risk to order the tempura and did not get sick. Good food, service, etc. Just wish the menu was a little more extensive.

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    5 ratingNovember 24, 2013

    This was one of the best meals I've had in awhile! The staff is very knowledgable and made sure my dishes were GF (something I'm normally skeptical of but I never got sick afterwards!) My meal was amazing, and I would highly recommend this place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2013

    Amazing. GF menu and chef will customize sauce for you.

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2012

    A little pricey, but as with all Steven Starr restaurants, totally worth it. The atmosphere and mood is dark and romantic and the food is unforgettable. They don't have a gluten free menu, but there are a lot of great gluten free options.


  • Asian
  • Japanese
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 11 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 12 am
5 pm - 12 am
4 pm - 10 pm

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