Permanently Closed - Buddha Garden

4.5
135 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Buddha Garden; an extension of Buddha Sky Bar located on the 1st floor of 217 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach; an Asian concept with design and cuisine influences rooted in Chinese and Japanese interpretations.

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, dim sum, 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 Garden features full dinner service at all seats. Please specify 1st floor (Buddha Garden) or 3rd floor (Buddha Sky Bar) when making your reservations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(561) 450-7557
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Araya
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Railroad Ave.
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Parking details
Parking available just North of Bru's room on the left. The hostess can validate your parking ticket for a $5 discount. Street parking is also available.
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Entertainment
Join us on Friday and Saturday nights from 11pm to 1am with our late night sushi and robata grill menu.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place! Very delicious sushi and love the atmosphere.

L
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Every appetizer was delicious. The chocolate martini was amazing. Their tempura and their skirt steak were fabulous entrees. Will definitely recommend this place. Servers were attentive and the Avenue is always fun.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and delish food!

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. The leaders been to over backwards to accommodate us when they had a special event going on. Always a wonderful experience on my birthday

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant, the Litchi martini is a must.
Shrimp Shumai is delicious.

SM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was overall very good. The Sushi was only ok. The cocktails were delicious. Service was good but entree came out before appetizer which was not great but we dealt with it.

CF
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our evening with Kris. Is is amazing and super attentive and the food is always delicious 😋

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Talked some friends into going there who had never been but we had many years ago. It’s changed since we were there. How embarrassing.. The waiter didn’t know what he was doing. The orders got screwed up. Out of all the appetizers and entrées only one thing turned out OK and that was the steak. Forget the rest it wasn’t worth the money.

DR
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Perhaps going during happy hour was a bad Idea. We didn't intend to go for happy hour but, did and the food was a major disappointment. Cold and not well prepared. We had gone before and enjoyed it.

RQ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Used to be our favorite. Sushi menu is so small now it’s ridiculous! They have a girl strumming a guitar and “singing” morbid music near the sidewalk but within the restaurant, clearly hired by them. It like a scene from a comedy skit..we won’t be back anytime soon. Too bad it WAS a favorite!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

terrible experience. service was awful and crowds were pushing and shoving into my table

DJ
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Our excellent server made up for high priced mediocre asian food. The shumai were very good but small 4 per portion. The sushi was disappointing-- bland or pepper covering up uninspired rolls. The lettuce wraps had a strange apple mixture. Watermelon cocktail had no watermelon flavor. High prices do not make up for this level of food. Excellent service from our waitress who did not rush us.
Would not return unless food gets a lot better as there are better options on Atlantic Ave.

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overpriced

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat us 40 mins after our reservation but were very apologetic and gave us free drinks

j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was pretty good, but the place really isn’t very clean, and the service was just ok.

ER
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you taste at this restaurant is excellent. Ophelio is a very attentive server.

F
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is very good. Veery good price at happy hour time. The waitress looked overwhelmed. We took a bottle of wine. She gave us a bottle already started. She apologized and added some wine in our glasses. We found that not very attentive. Apart from this incident, we enjoyed our experience at this restaurant.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing and our server went above and beyond to ensure we were happy. Would definitely recommend!

k
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! We went for a birthday dinner, and our waiter, Troy, gave up sake shots, cake, and wristbands to get into the club on level 2. Their sushi is excellent, El Guapo was my favorite. Overall we really enjoyed our time at Buddha Skybar & Garden.

ED
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. A little pricey. Sat on the street which was nice. Lots of trains.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Having a baseball game on a huge tv on a Saturday night at a non sports bar doesn’t really go with the vibe

N
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was a terrible experience at a restaurant we previously enjoyed. I ordered edamame and Peking duck. After placing the order the server returned to say these items were unavailable. However, a table that ordered after us was served edamame. In addition, the service was slow in bringing drinks and other items. Also, we dined outside but the music was exceptionally loud. In short, we couldn't wait to leave.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible service! Sat for 20 minutes and never even got water. We were one of 5 tables full and we counted 7 servers. Had to leave and they didn't even notice. Don't waste your time! Get sushi next door at City Oyster for reals service. Never coming back

MC
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately, it was unknown to us when making the reservation that it was a set menu (for Valentine's Day). Server said it was OpenTable's fault for not posting it online. No prob, but on top of that, food was from a new menu and so not good. Too bad, I live down the block and come often - hope they go back to the the old menu, so much better. Great service as usual though.

F
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim and I had this great server, Rob. He was very personable as well as helpful. I am gluten free and a fussy eater. He guided me to the perfect solution from the grill section and the pineapple fried rice. Just perfect. This was our 1st time upstairs in the Sky Bar section. I recommend asking for a window seat if you go. The view is what makes it even more special!

b
Miami
43 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant has an early bird menu but no menu was available. The sushi we had was absolutely delicious but the price was outrageously expensive. It cost $3.33 for each piece! The shrimp shu mai was very tough and not very tasty.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good but the service was so horrible, it was beyond bad. I wouldn't go back for that reason..

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

New Years Eve

B
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Forks had food from previous people . Pretty gross
We never really got all the food and drinks that we ordered.
Manager try to make it better sending us a cheese cake slice.
Not enough sugar on top for us

JT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, good food and good value. Adam was efficient and super nice.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience, service and food was excellent. I've been to the restaurant before, but brought two people who have never been there in the past. They could not get over how good everything was. Thank you to the hostess, server and chefs for an amazing night.

g
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tried Buddha Garden because it seemed like a new type of eating experience. We were a party of six, three couples . I would say it was a split decision on Buddha Garden. Two of the women did not like their main course. One item was a salad with duck. She found the duck dry and tasteless. The other women had the lettuce wrap salad. This salad had romaine lettuce for the wraps which she found hard to use. She likes an iceberg style lettuce better.
The Korean ribs were quite good . I had the Buddha Rainbow sushi roll which I found good. The men in our party were fine with the food but found the place a bit too noisy.
My husband and I may go back again, but on our own.

d
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had heard mixed reviews about Buddah Garden so since we earned an open table award we thought it was the perfect time to try them. The prices are ridiculous. The portions are small. We got there 10 minutes prior to happy hour ending and they would not allow us to order food from the happy hour menu. They did allow us 1 glass of wine at the happy hour price so that seemed odd.
The pineapple fried rice had so much curry and the tiniest pieces of pineapple and chicken we thought we had the wrong dish. Sorry to say we will never go back nor recommend this place. The location is great and they seem to have a hot rooftop bar which might be their draw but as far as we are concerned it was a rip off!

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As always, the Asian fusion cuisine is very good. I highly recommend a visit for very good food and an eclectic atmosphere. The dim sum dishes are all very good. We always get the spicy pork dumplings. They come with three sauces that add your choice of a soy, sweetness, or a little heat. The sea salt and truffled edamame is a nice, quick starter to share while you wait for your appetizers. The rock shrimp appetizer is a very nice sized portion that was plenty for two people, and can even be enough for three or four people. All the sushi dishes offer variety and are worth trying. Oh...and their craft cocktails are very creative and tasty. Enjoy your visit!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Just finished eating here and honestly it's not worth the time or hype to eat here. We were sat in an unorganized matter and where I was sat down I was hit every time someone walked by which was the entire time because I was right next to the computer to order. We were not greeted or given any attention for 15 min. Our waitress was nice, but seemed stress and uninterested in talking about the menu. I picked this place for my boyfriends birthday and we didn't enjoy a moment of it. And they must have not looked at the notes of me stating it was his birthday because not even the words happy birthday came out of anyone's mouth. Just overall not a good experience and we won't be back. Lastly food wasn't bad, the Atlantic roll, bourbon chicken and veggie tempura w/ sauce were good.

A
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Innovative approach to food but dishes were over-seasoned. Better if the natural flavors take center stage, not soy sauce and other accents.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This restaurant used to be a solid choice with good sushi. Had not only the worse service I've ever had in a restaurant, but the sushi wasn't fresh and the whole night was just a disaster. Hard to believe they are still in business.

OT
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went here on Valentine's day. I have been searching for a place like this for so long! It was such a beautiful place. We had upper level seating with our reservation that we were unaware of on our arrival so that was a nice surprise. The ambiance is one of a kind and i love the beautiful Japanese tree in the center of all the diners. For how busy they must have been the service was excellent our waiter Matt made recommendations and we took them, I'm glad we did! We got the baked scallops as an appetizer they were perfection. However, If I did it again I would've requested our sushi(great wall) first before the rest of the food. It was all beautifully presented and my boyfriend really loved everything especially the mushroom dumplings. I wish it was more food for the price but overall it was wonderful and I'm so happy I chose it for the occasion and will definitely be back!

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We never tried Buddha Garden before and were on Open Table looking to get Valentines reservations and when it came up we decided to book it. We were happily surprised upon arrival how pretty the restaurant was. The host was very polite as was our waiter. The menu had a great selection and we sampled many items and found all to be delicious. Good thing we were not in a rush because some of our items seemed to have been forgotten about and were only delivered to us upon asking. The last plate to arrive 2 hours into our meal was my husbands main course. He ordered the Valentines day special filet of snapper. He received a tempura whole fish. Obviously not what he intended. We politely returned this dish and the waiter was kind enough to send us over a dessert and give a discount on the bill for the inconvenience. This service issue would not keep me from dining here again. The food was terrific and I'm sure it was just an oversight

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