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Buddha Garden

4.2
117 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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 Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Sushi, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour is 7 days a week from 4pm - 6pm in Buddha Garden Only
(1/2 off selected dinner and drink menus)
PLEASE NOTE THAT RESEVATIONS CAN NO LONGER BE TAKEN FOR HAPPY HOUR.

Please call for availability on large parties and events.

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm (late night menu available from 11:30pm - 1:00am)
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Phone number
(561) 450-7557 ext. 2
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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 Aroyo
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 117 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.2
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

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!

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on January 4, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2016

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.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2016

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!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2016

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

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1.0Dined on March 20, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Lovely atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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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3.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We're not quite sure why the horrible loud, pounding music is piped all thought the building.... to both floors... so that talking to your companions or even the server requires screaming.
Obviously, they aren't interested in what the decibels will do to our or their employees' hearing! We DEFINITELY WON'T RETURN ON THE WEEKEND, AND WILL WARN ALL OUR FRIENDS AS WELL!

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1.0Dined on January 15, 2016

Unrecognizable Chinese food. Really, what is this stuff? Maybe just a bad night, but wow, NG.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2016

best sushi I have had in Florida in years! service wasn't fabulous but we weren't in a rush so it wasn't a problem.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2015

The food was excellant! Great atmosphere and service!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Since this is not our first time. It makes complete sense that we completely love this place. Every thing about it. I love the cherry tree, the Chihuly in the bar. The food the service.

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2015

Very lively surrounding, noisy, but not loud enough that you can't hear what people are saying. Service was very accommodating and kind

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2015

Lovely atmosphere on trendy Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach. Attentive service and beautifully presented plates. Someone cares about the food in the kitchen and it shows. Loved the Lychee martini - generous size but awkward glass to hold. Liked the breakdown in the menu- wok, sushi, dim sum and grilled which made it easier to order. Comfortable seating, good lighting & a large enough table to hold all our choices. A bit noisy mostly from the din outside but manageable inside. We will be back soon to sample more of their offerings.

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2015

We were extremely disappointed with the service from our server. The food was delivered and served in a dysfunctional manner. It seemed as though he had forgotten to place the majority of out order. It took a total of 1hr and 15 min to get everything, although that's being generous since he missed two of the main dishes we had ordered and subsequently canceled after the long wait.

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5.0Dined on August 29, 2015

Great location. Food is wonderful, service is outstanding, always try something new in menu and never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2015

Great food and great service. I love this place. I like the upstairs Buddha Skybar and the Buddha Garden. The Skybar is more for Happy Hour and drinks with your friends and it gives you a very good view of the beautiful Delray Beach. The Garden is more of an intimate warm feeling! The food is fabulous!

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2.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Poor service. Sushi is great the rest of food was dry & overcooked (Again- 2nd time in 3 months). We are local & will not go back here.

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5.0Dined on August 21, 2015

Amazing. Every time it's just amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2015

One of our favorite happy hour places. Great food. Rock shrimp tempura is a must. Pineapple fried rice delicious. So much more. Very affordable with a great selection of drinks. Always a winner.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2015

A modern restaurant with a South Beach vibe. Our service was amazing. While our starters were okay, it was the sushi rolls that really excelled. Excellent ingredrients with beautiful presentation.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2015

Tried Buddha Garden while visiting Del Ray. We decided to eat early at 4:45 and was pleasantly surprised to learn that there menu was 1/2 off for happy hour (4-6). Even the drinks. All the food was delicious. Sushi roll, Handsome Rob was my favorite! We order a large amount of food, there was 5 adults and the bill was only 115 w/ tip. Next time I am in Del Ray this is my first stop.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2015

A great variety of sushi and the peking duck platter is the best around. Service and ambiance and people watching on "The Avenue" is as good as it gets. Funny to watch the tourists reaction when the freight train goes right thru the center of town.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2015

We've been to both Buddha Garden and Buddha Sky Bar quite a few times - love the food and the atmosphere! Always bring friends who have never been - its such a change for them....great asian fusion food and super atmosphere in both locales [and so different from each other!]

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2015

The sushi was quite good- probably a little too expensive though. The service was excellent. The upstairs location tries too hard to be exclusive- this is Delray Beach, not South Beach.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2015

I absolutely LOVE everything about this place! I came for the first time on a casual date night with my boyfriend and we have become consistent customers ever since .

For a date-- its spectacular. The entire ambiance awesome and the decor is really something extraordinary. I asked if they had any private party rooms for my company meeting and wow I was amazed at all the different locations that Buddha offered on 3 different floors, it is a gem. I walked by and never acknowledged it for some time before finally deciding to go on a whim. Whether for a casual date night or just out with friends, THIS is where you need to go to impress somebody.

We always start with the edamame (the seasoning they use is delicious) and one of the Dim Sum options, then we usually order the Handsome Rob or the Dragon roll. The sushi always comes out made to perfection..

There is something heart warming and special when you walk into a restaurant and The ENTIRE STAFF is friendly and remembers your name. We definitely always will recommend this place. Oh yes you must sit outside on the Avenue (great people watching!!)

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