- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Teriyaki Chicken & Mayo Maki
w/ fresh salmon sashimi marinated in yuke soy w/ sliced cucumber, shiso leaf, sesame, alfalfa & shredded nori
Steamed Noodle Dumpling
prawns, salmon, chives & water chestnuts, wrapped in brown rice noodles & served w/ a soy, ginger & sesame oil dressing
Upon arrival, the staff happily let us know that our request to be moved inside if availability occurred had been granted which was a blessing - Melbourne in Summer is not always warm! The service was very friendly, animated and with the right amount of friendly banter. Well informed and helpful also.
The ambience warm with some modern funkiness and the shared tables created a friendly communal vibe.
The food however is the real hero. We opted for the “ichi” banquet which was a stream of tasty delights and more then enough food to satisfy. Dish after dish of exceptional flavours and execution from the miso soup, right through to the Asian inspired pavlova. The melt in the mouth braised beef dish of the night, with so many other exceptional morsels, we will be back again and again. If you love (or even just like) Japanese food, you will not be disappointed!
Beautiful customer service. Beautiful food. Beautiful restaurant.
Our favourite restaurant. Beautiful front of house staff, and food is exceptional.
Although the room and the food were great as always I was so disappointed that ordering is still via mobile phones. It doesn’t justify the prices to have so little service and takes away a lot of the real restaurant experience. Most other restaurants have reverted to proper service now so I hope chocolate Buddha does too.
Staff was lovely and very friendly. Food was delicious and very good service
Great meal at Chocolate Buddha..service was prompt, seated outside and great selection on the gluten free menu. Awesome experience..will definitely return
Fantastic food and they really looked after us. Good variety as well
Hard to order off the menu, just okay, nice staff and food was okay, could be we didn't order well...
Amazing food and the service was Incredible.
Food was good - a few misses, like the King Fish with Asparagus were a bit strange, but the KFC a was lovely. Sushi and sashimi platter was delicious.
Sake flights were nice enough for the price, but nothing exciting.
Service was sporadic and generally inattentive given how few covers were dining vs the number of wait staff. Didn’t bring one of the drinks paid for, but gave up waiting for it to be delivered. M
As a person with coeliac disease the gluten free choices were amazing, and my non-coeliac friends also enjoyed them so we could share easily.
Always amazing service and food! Loved the new pink cloud cocktail too! Delish!
I have been to this restaurant few times and never been disappointed.
Loved the food, ambience and service.
Great location and the food was fantastic and plentiful.
extremely helpful and friendly cashier. good facility and location. great food! yum!
Great food excellent staff enjoyed every minute ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Chocolate Buddha is our go-to restaurant. Consistently good food, service, ambience and a genuine smile of welcome.
Delicious food, pleasant staff, great location! Thanks Chocolate Buddha!
So good to have Chocolate Buddha back in action. The food is delicious as always.
Great food and family friendly, highly recommend in the city
Fabulous customer service, friendly helpful staff. All this topped off with delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. Convenient location, what more can you ask from a restaurant.
Food was delicious. Staff were friendly despite being very busy. Love it here and highly recommend
Quick service. Great fresh food. Lovely waiter Lucas.
I booked chocolate Buddha for my daughter’s 15th birthday for a table of 13. The service was amazing, they handled everything so professionally and made my daughter feel special. They handled a big group with ease and let me bring in a birthday cake (there was a very small charge but they did a great job serving it!) Special mention to Lucas (hope I got the name right!) who handled the booking perfectly and to the waiter (I didn’t get his name) but who looked after the table and did a brilliant job. This place is managed and run so well- I wouldn’t hesitate to book here again. Food is also fantastic- thank you for doing such a great job!!!
A fine meal in a pleasant setting, customer service was good.
We had a great meal - long time coming - the staff were very welcoming and engaging and the food was amazing
We sat at the counter for a combination of sushi train and a large carte. The orders come on another train. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was in a great space of being authentic with enough innovation to make it interesting without being over the top. The prices were more than reasonable. We were there for a birthday celebration and were very surprised (in a good way) with the size of the bill.
Will be going back for sure and likely to become a regular lunch venue. Well done Chocolate Buddha and the great staff.
Delicious food, presented beautifully and delivered by great staff with just the right amount of interactions.
Divine menu matched with a friendly and professional service, as always. Have dined here several times and they always deliver exceptional standards.
Amazing food, amazing staff. Music was a great volume and was easy to talk to so was on my table. Restaurant was busy and had a great vibe. Highly recommend! For moderate price authentic Japanese food.
Great vibe and love the service. Food could be more flavorful.
Great food and view outside
Incredible food, cocktails, service & ambience. The food also came out very quickly which was great - highly recommend!!
OMG I love the food, it is sooo yummy and the desserts!!!!! Yum
Food selections are great and healthy. Our bentos and green gyoza are delicious. Excellent service. Great ambiance. The restaurant was recently renovated. Love the design and everything looks and feel very clean, which is reassuring in this new Covid world. Would recommend this to anyone and would come back again.
food was amazing and staffs were very friendly. i would definitely come again!
Chocolate Buddha is an amazing place. We enjoyed the food and how easy it was to order online. The service is very quick and very friendly staff. The food is scrumptious. We will definitely go back again.
This is my go-to spot in Melbourne for a delicious and relaxed dinner. There is always something on the menu to please everyone, and the location is perfect. Plus all the staff are SO lovely. Cannot recommend Chocolate Buddha highly enough.
Absolutely delicious food, excellent service and beautiful views. Very good value for money, especially where it is located!
Wonderful staff, lovely service, wonderful food and a beautiful experience overall.
Chocolate Buddha offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 5688.
Chocolate Buddha is rated 4.6 stars by 1253 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.