Thanks Buddha Management
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
steamed soy beans w/ rock salt
Ocean Trout Nigiri
scorched ocean trout nigiri sushi w/ wasabi leaf
Salmon Maki Rolls
inside out roll w/ salmon, nikiri soy, shiso, mayo, cucumber & topped w/ wasabi masago
Great place. Amazing food and really lovely staff. Bit pricey, but worth it. Thanks to all who served us last night (27 May)
Always great food and service !
I have never been disappointed!!
Food is always great here. I would highly recommend the Chocolate Buddha. Great service too.
I had heard great reviews of this restaurant but I found the food rather disappointing and not good value for money. I went for a weekend lunch and had the Korean fried chicken and the salmon broccolini plus a cocktail. The chicken was overcooked and tough, and the broccolini /salmon was a bit bland and also difficult to eat - serves too big for one mouthful but texture too firm to bite in half without the whole thing collapsing in a mess. I did think the crockery was beautiful. I would probably not choose to go back.
Have been going for years, always been a fav. The new fit out looks good. Sat outside and heaters were great. Food was good too, would go back again.
Fantastic menu with great gluten free options. Food beautifully prepared, hot and delicious!
the food is good here but the rest of the experience has significantly worsened here. There is no service. instead of relaxing with a friend over a drink while you choose food you are looking at your phones trying to do online ordering and prepaying. Drinks took ages to arrive, my entree and mains arrived at exactly the same time (one in each hand of the waiter). we wanted another drink and more food but all too hard so we went elsewhere. a very poor experience, pity because the food is good, but not enough to put up with the rest. Unlikely to go back.
As an older person I found ordering online stressful. I was not given the option of a menu but later heard this offered to diners.
Food was great although quite expensive. The staff weren't really able to help explain which items were vegan-friendly though and the online ordering system didn't specify either.
Very busy restaurant. Great decor. Good service. Food was good, but nothing special.
Lovely staff member who was happy to give us a paper menu and take our order. Thank you.
Very friendly service with good advice on our food and drink selections. Creative menu with good vegetarian options.
We had a relaxing lunch with tasty, beautiful Asian inspired food (a Bento box) that nourishing and adequate without being over-filling or heavy. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The atmosphere was quiet and calm. The fee was within the expected range. A stand out impressions was consistency - of the wonderful staff, and the delightful food. A recommendable venue.
Central restaurant with efficient friendly service & delicious Japanese food.
Fantastic experience. We had great time, food was great, service and value for money. Highly recommending👍🏼
Food was yummy. Service great.
Overall, good dining experience. Will return again!
Wonderful food and service. This restaurant is a jewel
I was appalled at the lack of any attempt at Social Distancing! The entrance is crowded with people entering AND trying to pay their bill and exit. It would be quite easy to make the exit/bill payment on other (Western) side of restaurant… which is actually where i chose to exit because I had already paid my bill. VERY disappointing attitude to an ongoing pandemic 😷
Great food, great service and well priced
Excellent food, great presentation and slick service. There’s something for everyone on the menu!
A great spot for a night out....recently refurbished, with friendly, helpful staff and a well priced menu that caters to all. (The age range in our group was from 12yrs - 84yrs). The Maitre d' is an absolute delight:)
Great food, great location. Service always top notch. Especially Lucas and Bianca. xx
The evening was just delightful. The quality and presentation of dishes were all oustanding and delicious!
A very big thank you to Lucas, the amazing host and his team Tee jay and Bee for taking care of us from start to finish.
Highly recommended! Will be back very soon! Thanks for all your great service and deliciousness!
Friendly staff who helped with online food and drink ordering. Food was light and delicious.
Will come back time and time again. Thanks again for a special night.
We booked for six. We eat early as we were going to the opera. From the moment we stepped inside, we were welcomed with humour and care. The food was great. The wine list suited me very well and it doesn't need you to mortgage your house to go to dinner. All round winner. Always has been....love the two Kiwi's. Thanks.
Delicious food and great selection of both food and wine. Wait staff very welcoming and responsive. Understood our need to dine promptly ahead of a show.
This restaurant consistently delivers with a great selection of quality Japanese food and efficient and quick service. Highly recommended.
Why are you making people order with their phones? A restaurant is about a social experience including with the staff. Arriving scanning and reading from your phone does not create positive experience. It’s a hassle
Everything was great- except ordering on my phone for 10 people was a nightmare and we ended up with too much food and too much of the same thing
That was great experience. We were travelling from the suburbs and the traffic was shicking. I received sms with question if we are on the way. The whole pressure was gone! Food was exceptional. And the price including drinks was great. Higly reccomend this place.
I love this place. The food is consistently amazing and the staff are always sensationally relaxed and helpful.
Excellent food and good service - will definitely come back
Love the staff, so helpful and friendly even when super busy
We had a delicious meal at Chocolate Buddha. The service was great and it was really good that we could make a booking at 2pm between meal times in order to suit our plans for the day. Can't wait to visit again.
A great place to eat in the centre of Federation Square. Staff are friendly and helpful. The ordering and payment system is so easy and the outdoor setting was great. Loved it.
Darren and rest of team were superb. Food was fresh, tasty and fast.
We've been regulars at CB for years, keep going back for the excellent food, good service, convenient location. And we can sit outside with the dog, although the outside space has gotten smaller.
Beautiful food and love their Sushil rolls. Service is excellent and the staff are all friendly & helpful. Will definitely come back
Our group of 4 had a wonderful time at Chocolate Buddha before the footy. The service and food was excellent and the location perfect for a walk to the MCG. Thanks to the friendly and helpful staff..... see you again soon!
Chocolate Buddha offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 5688.
Chocolate Buddha is rated 4.5 stars by 1141 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.