Customer service done right. It was so refreshing to be looked after they way we were at Chocolate Buddha. All the staff obviously had copious amounts of hospitality experience and right from the beginning to end we were impressed by their attentiveness, attention to detail, promptness of service, etc etc. Fabulous!
My partner and I are Vegan, the waitress was able to readily show us the vegan options. We sat in the warmth, eating amazing food, drinking sake and cider, watching the world go by outside. We will be back, for sure.
Delicious food, great service and comfortable setting. Highly recommended.
Can’t beat the position! Food and value only average, but the service and Vegan options were great.
We were very impressed with menu. The wait staff were very helpful as they helped navigate our way through the menu as we had not been there before offering suggestions. We had shared plates which included Renkon Crisps, Nadia Dengaku. Steamed Noodle Dumplings. A stand out dish was the Ocean Trout Nigiri. The meals were full of flavour and tasted fresh. The only let down was the Korean fried chicken. A great venue for a Pre theatre meal. We will certainly go back there again.
We go there every week for date night. Food and service are consistently good.
Great food, prompt and attentive service!
My friends brought me here and I loved it so I came back and brought 3 other friends, to introduce them to Chocolate Buddha, the beautiful staff and great generous serve food.
Service from greeting at the door onwards was standout, exceptional. Food and drinks were delicious and substantial - everything was great. Very relaxed and super fun, tasty food!
My colleagues and I were partaking for the first time, in the Sleep @ the G event.
I felt we should have something healthy, nourishing and tasty. In a place that had good ambiance, great service, reasonably priced, options to pay (yes, you can split the bill), right in the heart of the City.
We bounded off to the G in good spirits and ready to tackle the night.
We shall be back, in larger numbers next Sleep at the G event.
Thank you and keep up the great work.
Service was great
This is the fave haunt for my 11 year old & I, but we decided to share with the rest of our family for Mother’s Day! ;)
It’s our third visit to the Buddha as a party of five. This visit was extra special - my 9 year old son is Autistic & obviously felt super comfortable on this visit as he tried (and liked) a totally new food!! Big win in our family!!
Family get together for Mother’s Day and our first time to Chocolate Buddha. Very busy lunchtime with family celebrations but excellent service, great quality food and nice perky atmosphere. Our main service staff person was exceptional. She was welcoming, knowledgable and attentive. She also handled my food allergies & intolerances better than any person or restaurant I’ve ever been to - respectfully and thoroughly without making me feel like a fussy food w**ker : )
Sharing plates option highly recommended. Definitely coming back soon.
Always love going here and food is excellent. Only gripe is that the main meals appeared while still swallowing last of entrees and plates weren't cleared. Would liked to have waited 15-20 mins. Otherwise great place
Great food, great service probably on the expensive side but still well worth it!!!! Highly recommended.
Most underrated restaurant in melbourneeeeeeeeeeeeee
Great food and service. Lovely and friendly staff. Nice selection of wine and great location
First time dining here. Impressed with the offerings and service. Definitely would come again.
Beautiful food in a great setting in federation square, coupled with some of the best service I've received in Melbourne restaurants. Chocolate Buddha is my family's favorite place to eat out in the city!
CB was lovely as usual- good clean Asian food at a high standard with excellent service.
Great warming food on a cold night. Quick and friendly service.
Really enjoyed my experience of Chocolate Buddha, food was delicious and filling and lunch tray with wine and desert was very nice. Gluten Free options amazing. Will be making this my friendly meeting place for a while now.
Always welcoming and the food never disappoints. The staff are attentive and accomodating.
Thank you for a great night for a 17th birthday
Lucas and your team are fabulous
13 years later we returned to this place and were impressed again. Good Asian fusion cuisine heavy on Japanese influences. Great wait staff. And chocolate spring rolls. Let’s end it there
Chocolate Buddha is always good, good food, good service
My friend and I enjoyed a lovely night at Chocolate Buddha .. the service and food was great. The ramen was very good .. though in hindsight I should have added a little of the spice sauce on the side. A great casual place to dine in the centre of Melbourne cbd.
Vegan options are sensational, especially dessert! Service was impeccable, we will be back and will be recommending to others. Thank you for a great night!
Amazing food, not the best if you plan to catch up or talk a lot as its obviously very busy and you're often seated next to other patrons. Staff are always lovely and very accomodating to needs and the extensive menu means theres a lot of options that make you want to come back!
Staff didn't seem to have details of the booking but helped us anyway. Great food but service a little slow - order quickly and get the bill early if you're heading to a show.
Unbelievable service, food and ambiance. U have been to Chocolate Buddha a few times now and it’s one of my fav places in Melbourne. The food has been consistent on each visit and the staff extremely accommodating with my dietary requirements. I highly recommend it!
The food was so good, fresh and delicious, but the service was brilliant! So friendly and welcoming, and the service is lighting quick. Highly recommend.
Really friendly and helpful staff. Always feel very welcome. Great choices for gluten free meals.
Great restaurant - location, food, ambience & service
Top quality service, friendly staff, brilliant food, this is why I keep coming back.
Our booking was for 715 for a table for 5. We arrived at 725pm (due to comedy show delay) to be told that we had to wait for our table. At 745pm I had to ask the lady in charge of tables and she looked surprised and then said 'yes your table is ready.' It was a table for 4 people and was too small for 5 even though we had offer of a chair tacked on to end of table. Also the reason we had to wait was the kitchen staff were having a lazy dinner at our table upon our arrival and during the time we had to wait.
The host at reception is an absolute gem he is an asset to that business
Great mother daughter get together venue when visiting Melbourne.
Loverly get together with friends. Food Ok, staff very pleasant and prompt. Good position at Fed Square, very central and easy to get to
The food and the service were both great. The lunchbox deal is good value.