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Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Chocolate Buddha

4.7
4.7
2659 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
Chocolate Buddha undertook an AMAZING renovation in 2019 by Maddison Architects. We have a 22 seater SUSHI TRAIN open Wednesday to Sunday lunches 12 - 3pm and Dinners 5 - 8pm it includes an EXPRESS train which delivers hot food ordered via a tablet. We offer QR menus at each table for ease of ordering, splitting bills and menu with pictures and descriptions. This type of ordering is optional so always let us know if you prefer to order with us. See you soon @ Chocolate Buddha

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9654 5688
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Bazar
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Cross Street
    Federation Square : Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Trams 1 , 3 , 3a , 5 , 6 , 8 , 16 , 35 , 64 , 67, to Swanston St/Flinders St (119 m W)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sushi Train Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at our modern & accessible SUSHI & BULLET TRAIN - It's a single track conveyor full of tempting options to help yourself to OR order through our tablets, and excitingly, it shoots hot Izakaya style dishes on our Express Train straight to your seat. Gotta LOVE this. Plate Pricing: BLUE $6 WHITE $8 BLACK $10
    Sushi Train Dining photo

What 2,659 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Melbourne

    Japanese

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

2,659 Reviews
  1. lindyf

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantabulous food and service as always. I'm a coeliac and the staff and chefs are fully conversant in dealing with this. There is never any issue with my food. A very big thank you to Lucas and the whole team for several years of dining pleasure.

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  2. Kath

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and vibe in the city. Very busy tonight and it took a while to get the waiter’s attention but food and drinks arrived very quickly once we ordered.

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  3. ArwenP

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to be back at Chocolate Buddha again! Service was lovely and helpful. Food was delicious. Only downside was that we missed out on the cheesecake!!

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  4. BillS

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chocolate Buddha is a wonderful restaurant - we love it. Food is always good, beautifully cooked and presented. Staff are exceptional, welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable. Great options for vegetarians and vegans. We will miss manager Lucas as he travels overseas - best wishes for a fantastic journey, Lucas.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never get disappointed here. Food, venue, staff, and atmosphere are just gorgeous 🥰

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  6. IRMI

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had chicken ramen. Tasteless. Not ramen noodles. I just returned from Japan. Dessert was nice. Cheesecake and sorbets. Front house person excellent. Made up for the main meal 2/5

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  7. MardiH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Fabulous in every way especially the person who seated us. I have coeliac disease and he was very good at putting me at ease and checking every concern was met. I’d go back there every time I’m in Melbourne. Brilliant

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  8. Disney1

    Exclusive

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic experience at CB. This time my son wanted to try the Sushi Train. Having the variety of options meant we ate far too much food (it’s hard to stop!) and it was all delicious. Next time no train for me, you can’t beat the incredible food on offer on the menu, it’s so unique and delicious. The train food is a bit more like your standard sushi rolls and not as exciting an experience for me. My son liked it very much!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful time!!! Lucas was the best ! We loved him looking after us . Incredible dishes and a wicked sense of humour! Thank you for such a memorable experience for us all xx

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  10. KarenS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, the service and the location. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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FAQs

Chocolate Buddha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 5688.

Chocolate Buddha is rated 4.7 stars by 2659 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 43 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chocolate Buddha

Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Federation Square : Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St
  • Area
    Melbourne CBD
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Trams 1 , 3 , 3a , 5 , 6 , 8 , 16 , 35 , 64 , 67, to Swanston St/Flinders St (119 m W)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alex Bazar
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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