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Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Chocolate Buddha

4.7
4.7
2719 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese
  • Good for groups
  • Lively
  • Healthy
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 Wednesday to Saturday 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

8:00 pm


Booked 37 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–9:30 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 2,719 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

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Melbourne

    Japanese

  • Melbourne

    Most Booked

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Healthy

  • City Centre

    Great for outdoor dining

  • City Centre

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • City Centre

    Most Booked

2,719 Reviews
  1. GaryA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming here for many years and were quite disappointed with the Winter Menu. Some old favorites were missing. We ordered Nasu Dengaku, which was barely warm when it arrived. We sent it back and the replacement dish was hardly any warmer - we did not eat it - very disappointing. The prices seem to have gone up a lot too. Unfortunately, we will no longer be recommending Chocolate Buddha to friends.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great service and food!! Took friends there for the first time and they loved it too.

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  3. NatalieS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was refreshingly prompt, efficient & thoughtful

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service. A good variety of food for adults and children, generous size servings.

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  5. KateE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always, great food and service. Perfect for pre-theatre dinner.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s no wonder Chocky Buddha has lasted so long. Great food, great ambience and great service. Make sure you book to get a booth.😉

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our visit to Chocolate Buddha. My reasons for only stars are that we weren’t told we could order from the restaurant menu and thought we could only have sushi train items. We would have ordered more food had we known. I also found it to be quite expensive but the food is high quality and delicious.

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  8. HelenP

    Victoria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious and the service and staff are extremely polite and helpful. Have been a few times and have never been disappointed

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great here. Friendly knowledgeable staff & great atmosphere

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite sushi train in Melbourne . Food always fresh - fun outing.

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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 2719 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 37 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–9:30 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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