The Melbourne restaurant has a unique interior design with Buddha’s adorning the restaurant provides an inviting atmosphere.
Chocolate Buddha is named after one of our Buddha’s at home. It is dark chocolate in colour and had a particularly sweet face and smile.
We welcome you, and sincerely hope to provide you with an uplifting dining experience.
Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Great service lovely food have been going for years!
Fabulous, tasty, healthy reasonably priced food. Good night views of the Fed Square, city lights and especially Flinders Street Station. Good service and relaxed welcoming ambience. Quiet too.
From arrival to paying the bill exceptional service
Great vibes with fast service. Food is very well executed and fresh.
Excellent food as always and great views, atmosphere. Only negative was the system for seating people at a very busy time where people who had booked had to stand at the end of a long queue in the rain while one person poorly managed every other enquiry/seating issue
Fabulous food, perfect location and staff were extremely helpful about food choices. We were the last in the restaurant and there was no pressure to leave, would definitely recommend.
We had a lovely relaxed family lunch at Chocolate Buddha. We keep coming back because the food is always fresh and interesting. The staff are also fantastic.
Always enjoy coming to Chocolate Buddha, the food is amazing and the staff enhance the whole experience. A friend introduced me to this special place and now I delight in bringing my friends here.
Beautiful food and excellent service with great views.
Amazing experience! Food was fantastic and the Manager Lucas was just wonderful!
Loved the food and sitting outside. The service was excellent.
Great location close to public transport with fresh beautifully prepared food for a reasonable price. Very friendly service
Meet my son for lunch, he loves Japanese food and had never been here. He really enjoyed it and I was happy that I could show him a new restaurant. I love this place as I am GF and find it so easy to order without having to check everything.
Meal and service were outstanding!!
Great place to relax and catch up with friends! Music was a great level to maintain conversation. Will definitely be back!!
Highly recommend this place :)
Best restaurant I have been to in a long while. Fabulous food and service.
Loved it, and the staff were very informative about the items on the menu and options available for dietary requirements.
Always a lovely experience here, the staff always friendly & attentive & the owner/Maître d’ who’s been there 18 years, is so warm & welcoming & remembers diners names etc!
We have never had a bad experience here! So welcoming, friendly and attentive with fantastic food and great wine. Pre theatre especially, it is quick and easy to access but more than that, it is a really warm and happy experience - especially due to the positive and upbeat staff.
Could not have asked for a better experience! Food was delicious, service was outstanding, and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us (helping us take the perfect photo for instagram, etc). We also had a coeliac in the group and she was totally at ease and well looked after. A really fabulous night out, thank you so much! Can’t wait to dine with you again!!!
Great for a Birthday dinner for my Coeliac daughter. Made her feel 'normal'. Thank you for that - it meant a lot to her.
I often visit Chocolate Buddha and it never ever disappoints. The food is always delicious and the service is always great. Will keep coming back again and again and again....
Always excellent service and delicious food......!
Delicious as always! Wonderful and attentive staff.
Would recommend. Veg options, concept, ambience, service great.
Chocolate Buddah never disappoints...food always delicious and combined with great ambience and efficient service always a great night out!
The people who work here are always friendly. It pays to book beforehand, because they can get quite busy.
Really enjoy the food choice and the gluten free options. The booking is easy online and easy to change if needed. The food is delicious and fresh and presented beautifully but casual way. Would recommend to all my friends.
Had a 730 booking arrived a little late,taken straight to table. Mentioned to waiter we had a show at art centre 830,no problem ! We were out at 820 .
Amazing food and lovely staff
Child friendly, three adults had lunch with five children after our visit to ACMI. Friendly, efficient staff, delicious food and quick service. The chocolate spring rolls with salted caramel and cream were divine. My steak was melt in the mouth and the kids loved their sushi. It was very noisy but I guess that goes with being popular and busy. Also would have been good to sit outside if there were heaters. Overall, very good and I definitely would go again and recommend to others.
The service was excellent but the food was average and very expensive.
yummy food, our 2 toddlers enjoyed the sushi and dumplings.
Good service and very quick with getting the food and drinks served.
Great for a quick bite
Amazing staff and atmosphere. We felt like king and queen
Really great night. All the staff were really upbeat and friendly. I've been in the past & its been good but all the staff this time around were really awesome. All just really attentive and friendly but in a nice laid back way. Food was delicious and fresh as always. Super tasty!!!
Friendly, sociable restaurant. Very enjoyable catch up with friends with great service and food
online booking was easy, we booked online on the same day- Friday, and lucky enough we got a spot. The atmosphere is great, dim lights warm and cosy, staff are very friendly and helpful. I asked what is the most popular dishes, what he recommended were awesome! Loved the soft shell crab rolls and grilled ocean trout rolls!!! Didn't have to wait long for the food to be served. Do not have a huge selection though and i guess that makes most of the dishes there really good. Sushi and sashimi are made to order. At the time we started (730 pm) it was really packed, so go after 830pm i would recommend. The only cons would be the seating- all chairs have no backings, and there isn't much space between tables.
This was a first date. It was made so much more pleasurable by the impeccable service and attention from the staff. You really made the night the success it was. A huge heartfelt thank you to you all ❤️
I highly recommend if you like Japanese cousin, flexible menu, highlight of my dining was black sesame ice cream - sensational!
Great Staff! Great food. They were fabulous in helping me with my current food intollerances.
Thank you :-)
While my son’s food (veg/gf) was excellent & every effort was made to accomodate him my regular menu was mostly inedible. Delicious sashimi - seared trout that tasted like burnt protein - inedible soft shell crab (over cooked) . Just ‘oh sorry ‘ response when I mentioned the latter to staff. Very disappointing as I have had satisfactory meals there previously. Staff pleasant & helpful.
As always - awesome service to accompany the great food.