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Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Chocolate Buddha

4.6
4.6
1529 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 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Popular dishes

Menu

We offer 3 set menus including Gluten-Free & Vegetarian. $65 p/p OR $85 p/p with 4 matching sake per menu. Minimum 2 people per menu. Not available after 8pm

Sushi

  • Kingfish Jalapeño Sashimi

    freshly sliced kingfish w/ jalapeño, coriander, asparagus, black caviar & yuzu soy dressing

    • 4 Pcs$19.00
  • Prawn Tobiko Maki

    carrot, cucumber, avocado & mizuna covered in tempura crumb, tobiko mayo & katsu sauce

    • 4 Pcs$23.00
  • Spicy Tempura Salmon Roll

    salmon, zucchini, carrot & tobiko w/ spicy mayo

    • 4 Pcs$25.00
  • Ocean Trout Nigiri

    scorched ocean trout nigiri sushi w/ wasabi leaf

    • 4 Pcs$25.00
  • Spicy Tempura Pumpkin & Veg Roll*

    tempura pumpkin, avocado, cucumber, pickled radish, kanpyo, sriracha & pumpkin sauce

    • 4 Pcs$24.00
  • Buddha's Fire

    inside out roll w/ fish of the day, jalapeño, asparagus, glazed & seared w/ a special spicy scallop sauce topped w/ spring onion & ito togarashi

    • 6 Pcs$28.00
  • Salmon Tobiko Maki

    inside out roll with salmon, yuke soy, alfalfa, mayo, cucumber & topped w/ wasabi tobiko

    • 6 Pcs$26.00
  • BBQ Chicken Roll

    grilled chicken, lettuce & avocado w/ a bbq sauce wrapped in rice & nori & covered w/ panko crumbs

    • 4 Pcs$22.00
  • Wagyu Yakiniku

    wagyu on a avocado, asparagus, grilled red capsicum maki roll w/ peri peri mayo

    • 4 Pcs$27.00
  • Rice Paper Vegetable Sushi

    avocado, kanpyo, takuan, grilled red capsicum, oyster mushroom & eggplant w/ a spicy coriander pesto sauce

    • 6 Pcs$21.00
  • Soft Shell Crab Roll

    inside out roll covered w/ furikake & filled w/ avocado, deep-fried warm soft shell crab & cucumber served w/ tobiko mayo

    • 4 Pcs$26.00
  • Spicy Kinoko Maki Roll

    mushroom soya bean, onion, chilli & garlic over an asparagus, avocado & grilled red capsicum maki

    • 6 Pcs$26.00
  • Sushi & Sashimi Mixed Plate

    • 12 Pcs$40.00
    • 18 Pcs$60.00

Donburi

over steamed white or brown rice w/ miso soup (veg or fish)

  • Vegetable Curry$19.00

    w/ carrots, potato, daikon, tomato, capsicum, onions, mushrooms, mizuna w/ beni shoga

    • Teriyaki Chicken Don$26.00

      chargrilled marinated thigh fillet w/ house made slightly spicy teriyaki sauce, oyster mushroom, kai lan, mizuna, shredded nori & Japanese mayo

      • Sashimi Don$25.00

        w/ fresh salmon sashimi marinated in yuke soy w/ sliced cucumber, shiso leaf, sesame, alfalfa & shredded nori

        Izakaya / Share

        • Edamame*$9.00

          steamed soy beans w/ rock salt or chilli salt

          • Green Gyoza

            served w/ ponzu & wasabi mayo

            • 5 Pcs$13.00
          • Spicy Lamb Gyoza

            garlic, chilli & cabbage filled gyoza served w/ a chilli soy sauce

            • 5 Pcs$15.00
          • Pork & Cabbage Gyoza

            w/ a ponzu & soy sauce

            • 5 Pcs$15.00
          • Chicken Ao Nori$18.00

            diced chicken thigh, marinated in garlic, extra virgin olive oil, deep-fried & coated in ao nori & served w/ Japanese mayo

            • Korean Fried Chicken$18.00

              crispy coating of Korean seasoning w/ our sticky hot garlic & chilli sauce

              • Salmon Broccolini

                blanched broccolini & shredded daikon rolled in thin sliced salmon w/ yuke soy topped w/ baby shiso (served cold)

                • 4 Pcs$19.00
              • Renkon Crisps$9.00

                crunchy lotus root crisps w/ miso sour cream

                • Agedashi Tofu*$15.00

                  deep-fried silken tofu, grated daikon, spring onion & nori w/ vegetable broth

                  • Seared Wagyu Yakiniku Hotplate$35.00

                    sizzling wagyu pieces w/ kai lan, oyster mushrooms & garlic in a yakiniku sauce (contains sesame seeds)

                    • Steamed Noodle Dumpling

                      prawns, salmon, chives & water chestnuts, wrapped in brown rice noodles & served w/ a soy, ginger & sesame oil dressing

                      • 6 Pcs$22.00
                    • Beef Tataki$24.00

                      grilled scotch fillet steak served rare w/ a jalapeño & onion dressing

                      Bento

                      all Bento served with a mixed leaf salad, steamed white or brown rice, avocado hosomaki & miso soup

                      • Teriyaki Chicken$23.00

                        Chargrilled marinated chicken thigh fillet w/ our house made, slightly spicy teriyaki sauce, bok choy. Gluten-free on request

                        • Vegetable Ankake$22.00

                          Deep fried eggplant & zucchini in a shiitake mushroom & ginger ankake sauce. Gluten-free on request

                          • Pork Katsu Curry$24.00

                            Carrots, potato, daikon, tomato, capsicum, onion curry w/ crumbed pork katsu. Vegetarian on request

                            • Grilled Salmon$25.00

                              80g of grilled salmon w/ a BBQ miso glaze

                              Gluten Free Friendly

                              • Edamame*$9.00

                                steamed soy beans w/ rock salt

                                • Ocean Trout Nigiri

                                  seared ocean trout w/ wasabi leaf

                                  • 4 Pcs$25.00
                                • Salmon Tobiko Maki

                                  inside out roll w/salmon, yuke soy, shiso, mayo, cucumber & topped w/ wasabi tobiko

                                  • 6 Pcs$26.00
                                • Spicy Kinoko Maki Roll

                                  mushroom soya bean, onion, chilli & garlic over an asparagus, avocado & grilled red capsicum maki

                                  • 6 Pcs$26.00
                                • Kingfish Jalapeño Sashimi

                                  freshly sliced kingfish w/ jalapeno, coriander, asparagus, black caviar, sriracha & yuzu soy dressing

                                  • 4 Pcs$19.00
                                • Sashimi Don$25.00

                                  fresh salmon sashimi marinated in yuke soy w/ cucumber, shiso leaf, sesame seeds, alfalfa nori & veg miso soup

                                  • Teriyaki Chicken Don$26.00

                                    chargrilled marinated thigh fillet w/ house made teriyaki, oyster mushroom, kai lan, mizuna, shredded nori & Japanese mayo served w/ a fish miso soup

                                    • Salmon Broccolini

                                      blanched broccolini, shredded daikon rolled in thinly sliced salmon w/ yuke soy topped w/ ito togarashi

                                      • 4 Pcs$19.00
                                    • Buddha's Fire

                                      inside out roll w/ fish of the day, jalapeno, asparagus glazed & seared w/ a special spicy scallop sauce topped w/ spring onion & ito togarashi

                                      • 6 Pcs$28.00
                                    • Wagyu Yakiniku

                                      wagyu on a avocado, asparagus, grilled red capsicum maki roll w/ peri peri mayo

                                      • 4 Pcs$27.00
                                    • Rice Paper Vegetable Sushi

                                      avocado, kanpyo, takuan, grilled red capsicum, oyster mushroom & eggplant w/ a spicy coriander pesto sauce

                                      • 6 Pcs$21.00
                                    • Steamed Noodle Dumpling

                                      prawns, salmon, chives & water chestnuts, wrapped in brown rice noodles & served w/ a soy, ginger & sesame oil dressing

                                      • 6 Pcs$22.00
                                    • Black Forest Tartufo$14.00

                                      • Sticky Date Pudding*$15.00

                                        w/ a pecan, peanut & walnut mix & vanilla ice-cream

                                        • Caramel, Chocolate & Miso Mousse$14.00

                                          • Lemon Almond Cake$14.00

                                            w/ fresh cream

                                            Ramen & Udon

                                            • Spicy Pork Ramen$26.00

                                              slow cooked rolled & sliced pork belly (3PCS) in a pork broth, marinated egg, bok choy, corn, bean shoots, beni shoga, shichimi, spring onion & nori

                                              • Shake Ramen$26.00

                                                100g grilled salmon served medium rare in a vegetable or pork broth, bok choy, sweet corn & bean shoots

                                                • Miso Udon$25.00

                                                  udon noodles in a vegetable miso broth w/ deep-fried silken tofu, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, wakame & spring onions

                                                  Sides

                                                  • White or Brown Rice$4.00

                                                    • Miso Soup$4.00

                                                      • Side Green Salad$6.00

                                                        • Green Veg$9.00

                                                          blanched kai-lan (Chinese broccoli) w/ a mustard & sesame sauce

                                                          Kids

                                                          • Edamame*$6.00

                                                            • Chicken Ao Nori$11.00

                                                              • Avocado & Mayo Maki Roll*

                                                                • 8 Pcs$12.00
                                                              • Fresh Salmon & Mayo Maki Roll

                                                                • 8 Pcs$16.00
                                                              • Teriyaki Chicken & Mayo Maki

                                                                • 8 Pcs$16.00
                                                              • Ramen Noodles$12.00

                                                                in our pork dashi OR vegetable dashi

                                                                • Chicken Bento$16.00

                                                                  chargrilled chicken w/ teriyaki glaze, sesame seeds, mayo, steamed rice & mixed leaf salad

                                                                  • Renkon Crisps$5.00

                                                                    crunchy lotus root crisps w/ miso sour cream

                                                                    • Pork, Cabbage & Onion Gyoza

                                                                      w/ ponzu sauce

                                                                      • 3 Pcs$9.00
                                                                    • Green Gyoza

                                                                      w/ ponzu sauce

                                                                      • 3 Pcs$9.00

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Trio of Ice-Creams$12.00

                                                                      azuki bean / charcoal coconut / green tea

                                                                      • Sticky Date Pudding*$15.00

                                                                        served w/ a nut mix of pecans, peanuts, walnuts & ice-cream

                                                                        • Black Forest Tartufo$14.00

                                                                          • Caramel Chocolate Mousse$14.00

                                                                            • White & Chocolate Spring Rolls

                                                                              belgian chocolate spring rolls (3 white & 3 dark) served w/ a caramel miso sauce & fresh cream

                                                                              • 6 Pcs$18.00
                                                                            • Lemon Almond Cake$14.00

                                                                              w/ fresh cream

                                                                              • Yuzu & Fresh Fruit Summer Pavlova$14.00

                                                                                Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                What 1,529 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                4.6
                                                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                • 4.6Food
                                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                • 4.4Value

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                                                                                  Melbourne

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                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                  Great food and great service and staff!

                                                                                2. CL

                                                                                  ClaireL

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Lovely servers. Menus excellent and speedy if you need to get to a show. Never disappoints.

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                                                                                  Jo123

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                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                  Ordered from GF menu and wrote was coeliac. Received sushi which I clarified with the waiter if it’s GF. She was unsure and went to check. In 2 seconds came back and said yes but I was glutened. Poor service. All friends received their meals and finished before I got mine.

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                                                                                  Asha

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                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  The service staff are energetic and helpful. The seating is a bit crowded for the space if you are going in small groups. Great for larger dinners

                                                                                5. SP

                                                                                  StephanieP

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  The two waitress we had were so welcoming and friendly ! They were in positive moods and made my night !

                                                                                6. SC

                                                                                  SusanC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great place for a meal any time; food great, drinks a little pricey.

                                                                                7. AB

                                                                                  AdaB

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Fantastic foo lad, drink and service and location. Noise levels a bit high.

                                                                                8. AC

                                                                                  AngelaC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always exceptional food and service. Our family's favorite place to meet and celebrate any occasion.

                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Amazing as always !!

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                                                                                  TJT10

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  The food here is normally top rate - but the salmon don was a little slimy - so probably not as fresh which is disappointing- but the chicken was delicious.

                                                                                11. JD

                                                                                  JayDogg

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  Has an amazing time, staff were friendly, food was great and service was absolutely outstanding. It has been a long time since I went to restaurant of this calibre and enjoyed it so much. No snootiness and everyone was down to earth. Looking forward to going again which will prob be in the next couple of weeks. ha ha If you want a quality experience without the snootiness, this place rocks! Thanks for. fantastic day all and looking forward to dining with you again!

                                                                                12. CT

                                                                                  ChrisT

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  We sat on the counter with the Sushi train, a party of 4. It is a fun experience. Only 2 plates were taken from the train. for me you are not always sure what you are choosing so I left the train to others. The food menu (iPad) was easy and fun to use. then your selection was delivered from the kitchen on another train sitting above the Sushi Train. This worked very well. Food was very good and the experience was fun.

                                                                                13. GD

                                                                                  GavinD

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Was very good great for mothers day and lots of options for fussy eaters

                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  First time at Chocolate Buddha, and safe to say I will be back! The food was amazing!!

                                                                                15. F

                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great service, approachable and friendly staff, good food for good value

                                                                                16. A

                                                                                  Anthea

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  High top chairs facing square so good view; also spacious seating not cramped. Asked staff member Lucas for recommendations and was helpful, informative and energetic, he checked in on us several times, waiting staff topped up water without requests. Staff serving food very courteous and staff member explained how to best eat the spring roll dessert. Overall a very very nice experience.

                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                  Amazing food and the staff were so friendly. The people sharing our table spread out (and down the table) so for 4 people we only had a small space and could barely move our elbows to eat which was disappointing and hard for my elderly patents. Would definitely come back, but eat outside where we could have a non shared table.

                                                                                18. SS

                                                                                  SpencerS

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Fed square has a gem and it’s the chocolate Buddha, owner always remembers my name ( I’ve only been there 3 times ) and staff are always friendly. Food is fresh and plenty for your buck and tasty is an understatement. So hit the Buddha and tell them Spencer sent you 👌

                                                                                19. DD

                                                                                  DebD

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Outstanding service and menu which was adapted to cater for people in our group with various food allergies. Much appreciated.

                                                                                20. SA

                                                                                  SafiyyahA

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great place to dine with amazing food. Friendly staff and beautiful view

                                                                                21. SA

                                                                                  SergioA

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  It was the perfect setting for three friends to enjoy lunch. The food was outstanding and the service was seemless. Also,the total cost was very reasonable. I highly recommend Chocolate Budhha .

                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Lovely staff and amazing food. Thank you for making us feel welcome

                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Service was outstanding and great as always

                                                                                24. KM

                                                                                  KatrenaM

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Wonderful food and very pleasant service. Great placed for a quick dinner.

                                                                                25. BL

                                                                                  BelindaL

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great service. Yummy food and wine. Beautiful restaurant.

                                                                                26. S

                                                                                  Sparkles

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Genuinely friendly service from professionals who clearly love their work. I was personally greeted as soon as I entered and immediately escorted to a wonderful seat with reallpy lovely views onto Federation Square which the whole restaurant looks out on. Not being in the mood to wade through a menu, I was given clear and detailed recommendations from staff who were clearly most familiar with the Menu, unlike a lot of restaurants. I've never had more prompt service, my amazing cocktail and meal arriving only a few minutes after ordering. The wait staff there certainly don't just seat you and forget about you at Chocolate Buddha but they don't bother you either. It's quite remarkable how they simply accommodate for one's needs. Or maybe it isn't that remarkable when you know how to host and are just doing your job and are on the ball. Maybe what is remarkable that many other restaurants don't operate the same way.

                                                                                27. AH

                                                                                  AdamH

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 30 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Wow!! Even better than I was expecting. Food was as amazing as it looked & the cocktails were incredible. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                28. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Thank you for an amazing experience with your beautiful dishes.

                                                                                29. S

                                                                                  Satisfied

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                  Menu is different to the website (much smaller) and the online ordering is not very user friendly. Overpriced for the portion sizes.

                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food Great service Love this place!!!

                                                                                31. HJ

                                                                                  HungryJaks

                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 29 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great location in Federation Square. Relaxed setting (some long, share tables so be aware of that if it's not your preference). Lovely, helpful staff and excellent standard of food. Had a quick-ish meal before a show at Hamer Hall and service was fast (order from your table via scan) and we were in an out comfortably in just over an hour.

                                                                                32. JC

                                                                                  JacintaC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and accomodating. We were a group for a work dinner so needed to request the waiters take our order at the table so we could pay one bill at the end (instead of using the QR code) which they did accommodate. There was just a little wait to get seated at the beginning, the rest was fantastic.

                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Friendly staff, great food.

                                                                                34. CW

                                                                                  ChrisW

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Fabulous food, amazing staff and a great venue to catch up with friends in the city. Absolutely recommend Chocolate Buddha

                                                                                35. s

                                                                                  sweetsushi

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                  The sushi was delicious but quite expensive, the miso soup was very nice but the $28 teriyaki chicken bowl was quite overpriced and I’ve had better and more imaginative chicken teriyaki bowls in the city for about $14-16. The menu options were also quite restrictive and not what I would expect of fine dining. The cocktails we ordered were delicious overall I would say it is a nice place for rich people to enjoy good sushi but not somewhere I will be returning to.

                                                                                36. AG

                                                                                  AnnG

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Excellent service, and food, friendly and helpful staff.

                                                                                37. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                                                  overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                                  The food was not to the standards we set when we go out.

                                                                                38. N

                                                                                  Nicholas

                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  Great place to grab a feed after our show. Fair price, great service. So good to see the vibrancy of Melbourne coming back 🙏🏻 thanks

                                                                                39. DW

                                                                                  DanielleW

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  My only critic is with the self ordering option that staff let customers know that their meals will all come at once so perhaps recommend they order a couple of dishes at a time to stagger the food delivery if they want to enjoy a leisurely meal.

                                                                                40. GW

                                                                                  GeoffreyW

                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Good service and food with a nice view. I will come back for more.

                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                                Chocolate Buddha is rated 4.6 stars by 1529 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                Google Map for Chocolate Buddha

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

                                                                                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

                                                                                • 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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