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Chocolate Buddha

Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5688
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (41 reviews)
“donburi” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Korean, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

An absolute pleasure dining at this great restaurant. Great location at Federation Square and the staff were excellent, so attentive and welcoming. The food was so delicious, interesting and well presented. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Ron and Lynne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so good we went back for another taste. The second time was even better. I went with a big crowd the first time and we sat outside overlooking the Flinders square area. We were all well looked after by the staff. They...More

Thank Clinton M
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day Clinton M A BIG thank you for such a lovely review. We strive for consistency on every visit regardless of which team members look after you and we are sooooooo pleased that you enjoyed our restaurant so much, that you joined us twice. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Varied menu with lots of vegetarian options. Very tasty food. I image if this place is packed the service may slow a bit. Great location next to galleriesMore

Thank MoniquefromAust
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello MoniquefromAust Thank you for your kind 5 Star review. We think our food is tasty too and also enjoy the fact, we are so close to Melbourne's entertainment and sports precinct for an easy meal with us before a show. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Chocolate Buddha twice while in Melbourne. The service was great and the food all came out very quickly. We tried a mixture of dishes from sushi to ramen. The manager there was very friendly and accommodating on both occasions.More

Thank Elizabeth H
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Elizabeth H How lovely to hear that you dined with us twice whilst in Melbourne. We cherish return guests and LOVE that our food and service resonated with you so well, you gave us a Wonderful 5 Star review. Hope to look after you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here with friends and we were al completely satisfied with the freshness & quality of the food and the excellent service. The salads were crisp and tasty, the sashimi was delicious, as was the Miso Udon noodles. Two of our group raved about...More

Thank Wangary
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day Wangary What a wonderful review to receive from you. You reminded us of all our strengths and it really lifted the team spirits when we read this review to all the staff. We take hospitality really seriously here at Chocolate Buddha and we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we’re from the Philippines, we constantly craved for Asian food during our time in Australia. Chocolate Buddha’s the absolute perfect place to go to for delectable Asian cuisine. Not to mention the attentive and very pleasant service, plus the ambiance. We had a wonderful...More

Thank Melina May V. N
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Melina May V.N Thank you our international friend from the Phillipines. Your review was just perfect and we are so thrilled you LOVED our cuisine, location and our friendly service. We would LOVE to have you back with us when you visit Melbourne on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food fantastic, one whole side of the menu is gluten free so great choice for one of our GF friends. The staff here are amazing. I changed our booking 3 times due to flight delays. Lucas was so accommodating, he made it fun to chat...More

Thank natlauf
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello natlauf You're Fabulous for writing such a wonderful review. We believe hospitality covers all aspects of Food, Beverage & Service and that we should always acclimatise to the guests needs and changes, so that you are looked after with true assurance. We love our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a drink and light bite here with friends before the theatre. Very busy but well managed and they ensure you are finished in time for your show. We shared 4 Asian tapas style dishes and the food was excellent. Good service and great...More

Thank VickyT_TravelBug
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello VickyT_TravelBug Thank you for taking the time to review us, We believe that just because a restaurant is busy, doesn't means the standards go out the window, so we are impressed that you picked up on this and look forward to hosting you when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us dined here for my friend's hen's party and even though there was a large group of us, the staff were very accommodating and the food was great! It must seriously be the best chicken teriyaki I've ever had.. the chicken was...More

Thank addy_c89
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

G'day addy_c89 We LOVED this review !!!!, How lovely of you to comment on individual dishes ( how good is the Apple Crumble !!!! ), and such lovely feedback regarding our set menu option . We are thrilled you found it value for money and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped there for lunch and seriously guys this place rocks! The waiters were super nice and funny and the menu was way too good to be true. We definitely took everything out of this visit. We ate a bit too much but everything was...More

Thank PasiGlobeTrotter
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello PasiGlobeTrotter Seriously - U ROCK .... for writing such a complimentary review. We LOVE that you enjoyed our Food so much and that you also enjoyed the wait staff's energy, they are all managed with LOVE !!!!! Hope to see you at Chocolate Buddha...More

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Rosemary D
20 May 2017|
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Response from Chocolate B | Property representative |
Hello Rosemary. That would be our illustrious leader - Mr Lucas Vanderstadt , our Restaurant Manager who was training a new shift leader on Friday Night, so he was a waiter for the evening looking after our outside tables... More
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rknott53
15 March 2017|
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Response from Chocolate B | Property representative |
Hi Robyn, we have a full Gluten free menu and many Vegan options as well. You are more than welcome to bring your vegan cake along to enjoy with us after lunch. Yes, Saturday at 12 noon is possible and available, you can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 5688
  • E-mail
Description
In the heart of Federation Square with some of Melbourne's most impressive views, Chocolate Buddha is a Japanese casual dining experience. The menu consists of sushi, sharing dishes, Ramen & Donburi. We cater for vegetarians and have a substantial gluten free section on our menu. We cater for functions for 8 people and more and have great sharing function menus We hope to see you soon
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