Buddha Sky Bar
Buddha Sky Bar

Buddha Sky Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buddhaskybar.com/
  • Phone: (561) 450-7557
  • Hours of Operation:
    ***Our Happy Hour times have now changed***
    7 days a week from 4pm - 6pm "anywhere in the restaurant" except for our chef's table, take out and our 2nd floor private dining areas (1/2 off selected dinner and drink menus)

    Buddha Sky Bar is open now 7 days a week!
    You may also go to Buddha Garden for seating with the same great menu.

    Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday - Tuesday
    4:00pm - 11:00pm Wednesday and Thursday
    4:00pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday (Late night menu 11pm-1am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Robert Araya
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us to customize your private event. Whether it's in one of our private dining areas or in the comfort of your private home or office. We also do special "buy-outs" on a limited basis in our Sky Bar. Please contact Damian at 561.450.7557 ext. 316 or email to info@buddhaskybar.com.
  • Special Events: If you are looking for a "one of a kind" dining experience, make your reservation at our exclusive "Rooftop Chef's Table". A short walk through our kitchen leads you to our outdoor marble table that seats up to 11 people. Features include a waterfall, murals, plant life, led lights and the option to play your own music! Call for reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Railroad Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available on Railroad ave. just past Bru's room on the left heading North. Validating tickets at hostess stand for a $5 discount.
A word from Buddha Sky Bar
Buddha Sky Bar; an Asian concept with design and cuisine influences rooted in Chinese and Japanese interpretations.



A discrete third floor location with off the Avenue access creates an exclusive feel for guests upon arrival. A glass encased rooftop arboretum overlooks downtown Delray Beach. A walk through the kitchen leads to the outdoor "Chef's Table", perfect for private events. Asian accents complement the authenticity of the cuisine featuring Dim Sum, Sushi, & Wok selections from our 'from-scratch' kitchen.



The three-part menu nods to different food preparations including an open sushi bar, a full kitchen as well as Delray Beach's first Binchotan charcoal grill. In addition to traditional menu items like Peking Style Duck it also features a great vegetarian selection.



Buddha Sky features full dinner service at all seats. Due to limited space, reservations are recommended, including bar & sushi bar seats.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Buddha Sky Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (31)hot spot (29)special occasion (25)scenic view (21)romantic (20)good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (14)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Buddah bar rocks
    vicki1952
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Food was good. Truffle steak flavorful and yummy. Quiet evening w good service. Would go again. Typical oriental and sushi menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have been here many times and I'm never disappointed. Service and food just wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our visit!
    LovinIt
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We arrived 20 minutes befor the end of Happy Hour. Our waitress did a phenomenal job of explaining drinks and menu items to us quickly in order for us to enjoy the excellent happy hour rates. And with 2 minutes to spare, she put additional items onto our order. It's great sitting at tables overlooking downtown Delray, just wish it was a better view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try!
    JennyJay
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food and scene were outstanding. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting, and very good food
    Bostongranny
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Made reservations, but did not get a table near the window, just near the door even though we asked for a different table near the window and were told there were reservations, but no one came after 90 minutes, and it was a quiet night. Drink menu is interesting and tried new drinks, pricey at $12 a piece, but it was a special night. Food was great, service wonderful. View is nice at sunset. The leaning Buddha is obscure unless you are looking and I recognized it. The bar has sports Tvs for those who can not get away from the tube. Nice ambiance. Nice place. Parking on the side. A bit pricey, but so are a few of the other places on the strip. I will go here again, maybe for happy hour when the menu is 50 percent off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sushi!
    ReservationQueenVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Every visit to FL, we MUST visit Buddha at least once, if not more! Love the El Guapo, Lobster roll and filet! I wish they would bring back the Oriental Apple!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be sure to bring a flashlight
    DA63
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    If I was basing my review on the food alone, I would have given it 4 maybe 4 1/2 stars. However, this restaurant was way to dark. We had to use the light on our cellphones to read the menu. The waiter, Gus, was excellent! He gave us suggestions on everything and made our night very enjoyable. In addition to being too dark, it was extremely loud. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsmesq
    dsmesq
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. One of my favorites. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great place!
    WizDiz
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I have to say our waiter was incredible. His knowledge of the menu really helped us with our ordering. He was always right on the spot without being over bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sushi
    FoodieLoriVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The drinks were excellent…Sushi was very good. The pineapple rice and peking duck was a little disappointing (we live in NY, so hard to compete) but all in all we had a great experience and a very enjoyable dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good time!
    PizzaPete
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Last visit was a bit bumpy but this was great. My sister was in town from Tennessee with my nieces and craving "great sushi". Not a first choice when dining with kids but our server was most helpful and made our experience great. I was apprehensive that it would be uncomfortable for them but I really appreciate the attention given! The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    delray9876
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a window table overlooking downtown Delray Beach. The waitress was very prompt, very cordial, and had great suggestions. The three of us shared several plates of dimsum - all were exceptionally good and presented in a most appealing way. A couple choices were so delicious that we ordered another plate of them. Delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great waitress
    Joeythemonk
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Super great waitress helped me find gluten free options and was very sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It doesn't get better than this
    Shecky
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We have eaten at Buddha Sky Bar numerous times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. We like to go during Happy Hour when we can taste many different selections from the menu. The ribs... the scallops... the fried rice with pineapple... and on and on! The service is ALWAYS top notch and friendly. And we will continue to go back because the quality of the dining experience is a "given" and we always know that we will be more than satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Delray
    WendySVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have determined that this is definitley one of the best (if not the best) restaurants in Delray Beach. The food is consistently good, which of late I haven't been able to say of other fine establishments. The happy hour prices on food & drink are fantastic. We had delicious baked scallops, ceviche, tuna poke, pineapple fried rice. The Shogun Assassin drink is out of this world. Love Buddah Sky Bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Superb
    embee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is the 5th or 6th time we have been to this restaurant this year. The food, service, and overall experience has always been outstanding. It makes it difficult to try new places. This place is exactly what I want for my infrequent nights out...creative dishes, happening scene, consistently great attentive service with an aim to please from everyone who works there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in Delray
    FLgirl
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Delray Beach. The food and service are always great. There's a beautiful view and ambiance. We don't get as good an experience when we visit the sister restaurant downstairs, Buddha Garden, though so make sure you go to the upstairs restaurant- Buddha Sky Bar. Happy hour is usually when we go too because the prices can be a little high but there is a great happy hour menu- half priced menu and drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JCW
    Luvsgoodfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food as always , although I was disappointed in the ribs. Happy hour is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    MeetupMayor
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The fabulous view enhanced the great happy hour menu and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim sum yum!
    NHTransplant
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Finally found a place locally for dim sum! Smaller selection but every item is unique and special. Try to time it so you hit them at happy hour and save a bundle. Everything 50% off on a extensive menu plus drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fav!!!
    Lindz
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Favorite spot for date night! Love the specialty rolls and drinks! The last samurai with vodka is Delish!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Every dish was just excellent as always. Early Bird specials, gives you such a wide range of spectacular dishes to choose from both Dim Sum and Sushi.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This place has the best Happy hour on the Ave. As far as the quality of food you get for the price it is the best sushi I have found around. one of my favorite places.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddah sky bar
    Letseatout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were two couples celebrating our anniversaries. Our table was ready as promised with a view of Atlantic (we had requested A table by the window). We started with drinks, then ordered appetizers, the Korean ribs are the best, The scallops were absolutely fantastic, the shrimp was great. Then we decided to order more Appetizers instead of diner. The teriyaki beef kabobs were melt in your mouth delicious, and the lamb chops were tasty. As always the fried rice was the best we ever had. We had wanted to take our friends out for a great dinner,and Buddah Sky Bar delivered! By the way, our server, Giovani was wonderful. Couldn't have asked for a better night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious creative sushi
    Foodieeverywhere
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cool ambiance, clubby type of feel. Edamame with truffle oil, I mean obviously you order that. Delicious. The sushi all sounded amazing. We asked the server to recommend and his picks were amazing. Very creative sushi rolls and packed with flavor. Didn't need soy sauce. Good drinks, good service. Perfect spot for date night. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great stuff Buddha team , awesome
    Foodchain
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sunday date nite with my wife and we thoroughly enjoyed everything. I am an exec chef so I can see all staff training has paid off and is running professionally and I have nothing but praise for this restaurant !! Great job
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jrm24VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed dining as it was an experience. The appetizers and food were great with the exception of the chicken satay. It was basically plain grilled (no flavor) chicken with a side of peanut sauce and cucumber oil. For $23 it was definitely not worth it. Everything else was great. Will definitely go back for drinks and appetizerS.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHY?
    PBVicCCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Unhappy they've discontinued several items from the menu. Many were favorites of many.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    KiwicottageVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Always a treat to my taste buds and friendly helpful servits
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It is never disappointing to dine at Buddha Sky Bar. We always have a great meal there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cookie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    we always enjoy Budda Sky Bar it is the place we bring our friends or have just a nice eating experience..Gus always gives us the best of service..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 481 reviews are from the Buddha Sky Bar reviews archive.
  • Food incredible, minus the decibels
    i82much
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hands down some of the best specialty rolls to be had in Palm Beach County. Our waiter did a great job being both personable and professional, though I did have to resort to hand waving a few times to get his attention as he sped away. My major gripe was the hangover from the happy hour bar crowd, whose boisterous vocalizations and impromptu mid-restaurant photo shoot suggested that they may have had a few too many. Once they were kindly escorted towards the exit, the ambiance improved by a few notches. While the restaurant is glass-fronted, don't go here expecting much more than views of the infernal traffic and glimmering lights of East Atlantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buddha + Gus = Spectacular!
    theLITTLEguy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took my wife for our 10 year anniversary to Buddha Sky. The staff made us feel special, everyone knew who we were, and held a special table for the occasion. Gus, our server was the BEST! Thank you Buddha & Gus...we will see you soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    GTSNY1VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    First time at the Sky Bar. Sushie was fresh and delicious. Dim Sum was cooked to perfection. Great service. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    KiwicottageVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Love everything about Buddha! A rare statement from a world traveling foodie... Worth the 45 minute drive every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST HAPPY HOUR FOOD AND DRINKS
    djpouttodinner
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great views, great food, knowledgable and friendly servers. Great happy hour prices from 4-6 p.m. Excellent food, both cold sushi and hot appetizers. BEST!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent at best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was ok but have had much better sushi for way better prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lulu
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My friends and I love coming to happy hour. The food is always delicious. This time we had Pat as our sever and she was the wonderful! Her service was impeccable which made our experience even better. THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day Special!
    PleasedVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Being Chinese and being brought up in New York and having a father in the restaurant business; gives me a greater sense of what Dim Sum should taste like and how service should be. This is not your average Chinese Dim Sum that you'd get at a New York Mott Street restaurant. They do not have the same amount of different dishes, but what they have is just outstanding,very tasty and elegantly presented. We also added in the magnificent Sushi dishes (all too many to name) and the dinner was spectacular to say the least!My whole family enjoyed Fathers Day together at this wonderful restaurant and the service as always was outstanding (thanks to our waiter Giovanni)!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour is amazing
    Borishka
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I already like Buddha, but going for Happy Hour is great - interesting cocktails, great food, and the server was terrific at suggesting what goes with what... he was right on the mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.