Philadelphia, PA - Buddakan is STARR Restaurants' modern Asian restaurant, marked by a 10-foot tall Buddha at the top of its iconic communal 24-seat table. This month, the restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary. Buddakan, which opened in Philadelphia in 1998, and has played a significant role in the city's vibrant dining scene.
Its innovative Asian cuisine and stunning atmosphere have helped to pioneer a restaurant revolution. Buddakan will host a two-part event on Saturday, 26 August, to celebrate this milestone. The celebration will showcase its rich history, cherished dishes, and gratitude for its valued staff and guests over the past 25 years.
Buddakan has been a beloved gathering place in Philadelphia for two-and-a-half decades. It has been a place of celebrations, romance, and unforgettable moments with family and friends. Buddakan is a beloved part of Philadelphia's social fabric. It has witnessed countless proposals, anniversaries, and birthdays and hosted A-list celebrities such as Joni Mitchell. Robert Di Niro. Mick Jagger. Bruce Willis. Oprah Winfrey. Will Smith premiered his "Freakin' It" music video on Buddakan's communal table in January 2000.
The 25th Anniversary of Buddakan will be celebrated with a special brunch from 11:00am to 2:30pm. DJ Shaun will provide music, and the decor is festive. Brunch menus will include limited edition items such as Ube Pancakes and Pandan Waffles. Shrimp Foo Young Omelet and Dungeness Crab Benedict are also available.
Dinner will continue the celebrations with a complimentary Champagne toast, throwback items on the menu, and a mini-birthday cake at the end of each meal. The dinner menu includes King Crab Tempura and Five Spice Duck Breast. Sweet and Crispy Jumbo shrimp and Buddakan's famous Banana Tower are also included.