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Chocolate Buddha, Melbourne, AU-VIC

Chocolate Buddha

4.6
4.6
1554 Reviews
$41 to $100
Japanese

Chocolate Buddha undertook an AMAZING renovation in 2019 by Maddison Architects. We have a 22 seater SUSHI TRAIN open Wednesday to Sunday lunches 12 - 3pm and it includes an EXPRESS train which delivers hot food ordered via a tablet. We offer QR menus at each table for ease of ordering, splitting bills and menu with pictures and descriptions. This type of ordering is optional so always let us know if you prefer to order with us. See you soon @ Chocolate Buddha

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Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9654 5688

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Bazar

  • Neighborhood

    Melbourne CBD

  • Cross street

    Federation Square : Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Trams 1 , 3 , 3a , 5 , 6 , 8 , 16 , 35 , 64 , 67, to Swanston St/Flinders St (119 m W)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

We offer 3 set menus including Gluten-Free & Vegetarian. $65 p/p OR $85 p/p with 4 matching sake per menu. Minimum 2 people per menu. Not available after 8pm

Sushi

  • Kingfish Jalapeño Sashimi

    freshly sliced kingfish w/ jalapeño, coriander, asparagus, black caviar & yuzu soy dressing

    • 4 PcsA$19.00
  • Prawn Tobiko Maki

    carrot, cucumber, avocado & mizuna covered in tempura crumb, tobiko mayo & katsu sauce

    • 4 PcsA$23.00
  • Spicy Tempura Salmon Roll

    salmon, zucchini, carrot & tobiko w/ spicy mayo

    • 4 PcsA$25.00
  • Ocean Trout Nigiri

    scorched ocean trout nigiri sushi w/ wasabi leaf

    • 4 PcsA$25.00
  • Spicy Tempura Pumpkin & Veg Roll*

    tempura pumpkin, avocado, cucumber, pickled radish, kanpyo, sriracha & pumpkin sauce

    • 4 PcsA$24.00
  • Buddha's Fire

    inside out roll w/ fish of the day, jalapeño, asparagus, glazed & seared w/ a special spicy scallop sauce topped w/ spring onion & ito togarashi

    • 6 PcsA$28.00
  • Salmon Tobiko Maki

    inside out roll with salmon, yuke soy, alfalfa, mayo, cucumber & topped w/ wasabi tobiko

    • 6 PcsA$26.00
  • BBQ Chicken Roll

    grilled chicken, lettuce & avocado w/ a bbq sauce wrapped in rice & nori & covered w/ panko crumbs

    • 4 PcsA$22.00
  • Wagyu Yakiniku

    wagyu on a avocado, asparagus, grilled red capsicum maki roll w/ peri peri mayo

    • 4 PcsA$27.00
  • Rice Paper Vegetable Sushi

    avocado, kanpyo, takuan, grilled red capsicum, oyster mushroom & eggplant w/ a spicy coriander pesto sauce

    • 6 PcsA$21.00
  • Soft Shell Crab Roll

    inside out roll covered w/ furikake & filled w/ avocado, deep-fried warm soft shell crab & cucumber served w/ tobiko mayo

    • 4 PcsA$26.00
  • Spicy Kinoko Maki Roll

    mushroom soya bean, onion, chilli & garlic over an asparagus, avocado & grilled red capsicum maki

    • 6 PcsA$26.00
  • Sushi & Sashimi Mixed Plate

    • 12 PcsA$40.00
    • 18 PcsA$60.00

Donburi

over steamed white or brown rice w/ miso soup (veg or fish)

  • Vegetable CurryA$19.00

    w/ carrots, potato, daikon, tomato, capsicum, onions, mushrooms, mizuna w/ beni shoga

    • Teriyaki Chicken DonA$26.00

      chargrilled marinated thigh fillet w/ house made slightly spicy teriyaki sauce, oyster mushroom, kai lan, mizuna, shredded nori & Japanese mayo

      • Sashimi DonA$25.00

        w/ fresh salmon sashimi marinated in yuke soy w/ sliced cucumber, shiso leaf, sesame, alfalfa & shredded nori

        Izakaya / Share

        • Edamame*A$9.00

          steamed soy beans w/ rock salt or chilli salt

          • Green Gyoza

            served w/ ponzu & wasabi mayo

            • 5 PcsA$13.00
          • Spicy Lamb Gyoza

            garlic, chilli & cabbage filled gyoza served w/ a chilli soy sauce

            • 5 PcsA$15.00
          • Pork & Cabbage Gyoza

            w/ a ponzu & soy sauce

            • 5 PcsA$15.00
          • Chicken Ao NoriA$18.00

            diced chicken thigh, marinated in garlic, extra virgin olive oil, deep-fried & coated in ao nori & served w/ Japanese mayo

            • Korean Fried ChickenA$18.00

              crispy coating of Korean seasoning w/ our sticky hot garlic & chilli sauce

              • Salmon Broccolini

                blanched broccolini & shredded daikon rolled in thin sliced salmon w/ yuke soy topped w/ baby shiso (served cold)

                • 4 PcsA$19.00
              • Renkon CrispsA$9.00

                crunchy lotus root crisps w/ miso sour cream

                • Agedashi Tofu*A$15.00

                  deep-fried silken tofu, grated daikon, spring onion & nori w/ vegetable broth

                  • Seared Wagyu Yakiniku HotplateA$35.00

                    sizzling wagyu pieces w/ kai lan, oyster mushrooms & garlic in a yakiniku sauce (contains sesame seeds)

                    • Steamed Noodle Dumpling

                      prawns, salmon, chives & water chestnuts, wrapped in brown rice noodles & served w/ a soy, ginger & sesame oil dressing

                      • 6 PcsA$22.00
                    • Beef TatakiA$24.00

                      grilled scotch fillet steak served rare w/ a jalapeño & onion dressing

                      Bento

                      all Bento served with a mixed leaf salad, steamed white or brown rice, avocado hosomaki & miso soup

                      • Teriyaki ChickenA$23.00

                        Chargrilled marinated chicken thigh fillet w/ our house made, slightly spicy teriyaki sauce, bok choy. Gluten-free on request

                        • Vegetable AnkakeA$22.00

                          Deep fried eggplant & zucchini in a shiitake mushroom & ginger ankake sauce. Gluten-free on request

                          • Pork Katsu CurryA$24.00

                            Carrots, potato, daikon, tomato, capsicum, onion curry w/ crumbed pork katsu. Vegetarian on request

                            • Grilled SalmonA$25.00

                              80g of grilled salmon w/ a BBQ miso glaze

                              Gluten Free Friendly

                              • Edamame*A$9.00

                                steamed soy beans w/ rock salt

                                • Ocean Trout Nigiri

                                  seared ocean trout w/ wasabi leaf

                                  • 4 PcsA$25.00
                                • Salmon Tobiko Maki

                                  inside out roll w/salmon, yuke soy, shiso, mayo, cucumber & topped w/ wasabi tobiko

                                  • 6 PcsA$26.00
                                • Spicy Kinoko Maki Roll

                                  mushroom soya bean, onion, chilli & garlic over an asparagus, avocado & grilled red capsicum maki

                                  • 6 PcsA$26.00
                                • Kingfish Jalapeño Sashimi

                                  freshly sliced kingfish w/ jalapeno, coriander, asparagus, black caviar, sriracha & yuzu soy dressing

                                  • 4 PcsA$19.00
                                • Sashimi DonA$25.00

                                  fresh salmon sashimi marinated in yuke soy w/ cucumber, shiso leaf, sesame seeds, alfalfa nori & veg miso soup

                                  • Teriyaki Chicken DonA$26.00

                                    chargrilled marinated thigh fillet w/ house made teriyaki, oyster mushroom, kai lan, mizuna, shredded nori & Japanese mayo served w/ a fish miso soup

                                    • Salmon Broccolini

                                      blanched broccolini, shredded daikon rolled in thinly sliced salmon w/ yuke soy topped w/ ito togarashi

                                      • 4 PcsA$19.00
                                    • Buddha's Fire

                                      inside out roll w/ fish of the day, jalapeno, asparagus glazed & seared w/ a special spicy scallop sauce topped w/ spring onion & ito togarashi

                                      • 6 PcsA$28.00
                                    • Wagyu Yakiniku

                                      wagyu on a avocado, asparagus, grilled red capsicum maki roll w/ peri peri mayo

                                      • 4 PcsA$27.00
                                    • Rice Paper Vegetable Sushi

                                      avocado, kanpyo, takuan, grilled red capsicum, oyster mushroom & eggplant w/ a spicy coriander pesto sauce

                                      • 6 PcsA$21.00
                                    • Steamed Noodle Dumpling

                                      prawns, salmon, chives & water chestnuts, wrapped in brown rice noodles & served w/ a soy, ginger & sesame oil dressing

                                      • 6 PcsA$22.00
                                    • Black Forest TartufoA$14.00

                                      • Sticky Date Pudding*A$15.00

                                        w/ a pecan, peanut & walnut mix & vanilla ice-cream

                                        • Caramel, Chocolate & Miso MousseA$14.00

                                          • Lemon Almond CakeA$14.00

                                            w/ fresh cream

                                            Ramen & Udon

                                            • Spicy Pork RamenA$26.00

                                              slow cooked rolled & sliced pork belly (3PCS) in a pork broth, marinated egg, bok choy, corn, bean shoots, beni shoga, shichimi, spring onion & nori

                                              • Shake RamenA$26.00

                                                100g grilled salmon served medium rare in a vegetable or pork broth, bok choy, sweet corn & bean shoots

                                                • Miso UdonA$25.00

                                                  udon noodles in a vegetable miso broth w/ deep-fried silken tofu, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, bok choy, wakame & spring onions

                                                  Sides

                                                  • White or Brown RiceA$4.00

                                                    • Miso SoupA$4.00

                                                      • Side Green SaladA$6.00

                                                        • Green VegA$9.00

                                                          blanched kai-lan (Chinese broccoli) w/ a mustard & sesame sauce

                                                          Kids

                                                          • Edamame*A$6.00

                                                            • Chicken Ao NoriA$11.00

                                                              • Avocado & Mayo Maki Roll*

                                                                • 8 PcsA$12.00
                                                              • Fresh Salmon & Mayo Maki Roll

                                                                • 8 PcsA$16.00
                                                              • Teriyaki Chicken & Mayo Maki

                                                                • 8 PcsA$16.00
                                                              • Ramen NoodlesA$12.00

                                                                in our pork dashi OR vegetable dashi

                                                                • Chicken BentoA$16.00

                                                                  chargrilled chicken w/ teriyaki glaze, sesame seeds, mayo, steamed rice & mixed leaf salad

                                                                  • Renkon CrispsA$5.00

                                                                    crunchy lotus root crisps w/ miso sour cream

                                                                    • Pork, Cabbage & Onion Gyoza

                                                                      w/ ponzu sauce

                                                                      • 3 PcsA$9.00
                                                                    • Green Gyoza

                                                                      w/ ponzu sauce

                                                                      • 3 PcsA$9.00

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Trio of Ice-CreamsA$12.00

                                                                      azuki bean / charcoal coconut / green tea

                                                                      • Sticky Date Pudding*A$15.00

                                                                        served w/ a nut mix of pecans, peanuts, walnuts & ice-cream

                                                                        • Black Forest TartufoA$14.00

                                                                          • Caramel Chocolate MousseA$14.00

                                                                            • White & Chocolate Spring Rolls

                                                                              belgian chocolate spring rolls (3 white & 3 dark) served w/ a caramel miso sauce & fresh cream

                                                                              • 6 PcsA$18.00
                                                                            • Lemon Almond CakeA$14.00

                                                                              w/ fresh cream

                                                                              • Yuzu & Fresh Fruit Summer PavlovaA$14.00

                                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                What 1,554 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                4.6
                                                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                • 4.7Food
                                                                                • 4.7Service
                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                • 4.4Value

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                                                                                  SamC

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Never give 10 cos I believe there can always be room for improvement, but never an outstanding experience.

                                                                                2. TH

                                                                                  TimH

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We always enjoy going to Chocolate Buddha, last night was no exception

                                                                                3. SE

                                                                                  SEng21

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  It is a favourite restaurant for my partner and I. Lovely staff, amazing food and the best service

                                                                                4. R

                                                                                  Renee

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The staff was friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious.

                                                                                5. AB

                                                                                  AntsB

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Excellent service and food

                                                                                6. EL

                                                                                  EmilyL

                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food and service!

                                                                                7. JE

                                                                                  JohnE

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  Good food and friendly service but not a fan of having to use QR code order.

                                                                                8. H

                                                                                  Happydiner

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  Always a treat to eat here. Love the food, the ambience and the location.

                                                                                9. VA

                                                                                  VickiA

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Post theatre meal quick service quality food nice setting👏👌♥️

                                                                                10. VB

                                                                                  VickieB

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent.

                                                                                11. d

                                                                                  dinestayplay

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Amazing meal, great setting and fabulous service. Lucas welcomed us, found us a table even though we were early and gave us his recommended food choices which were perfect!

                                                                                12. EK

                                                                                  EunjiK

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  food portion/flavour on point no frills, focused on basics, I would love to see more exciting vegan dishes in the future

                                                                                13. SC

                                                                                  SienneC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The service is outstanding and the food was fantastic and outstanding and I want to go back there again

                                                                                14. D

                                                                                  Didee

                                                                                  Victoria

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  My friend and I enjoyed the food, the wait staff were terrific. Good atmosphere. Fun place.

                                                                                15. MC

                                                                                  MaeC

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 21, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food and great views, the best spot for lunch!

                                                                                16. m

                                                                                  melanie

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  We actually sat outside as inside was busy and noisy. It was night time but the area was quite cosy and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

                                                                                17. KL

                                                                                  KiraL

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                  the server (Lucas I think) was really nice and made our return to chocolate Buddha extremely come for table. we had a lovely time and can’t wait to make our frequent visits to the restaurant again

                                                                                18. MB

                                                                                  MichelleB

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  Great food, excellent location, yummy cocktails, great staff

                                                                                19. MA

                                                                                  MichelleA

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Food is just as good as ever. Staff were friendly and happy to assist with new ordering protocols. Lucas swiftly squeezed us in on and inside long table when the chill outside was unbearable. Lovely heated sake was the perfect match to terriaki chicken.

                                                                                20. JO

                                                                                  JodieO

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Thoroughly enjoyed Chocolate Buddha, food fresh and full of flavour, service efficient and friendly. Excellent location if attending events at MCG, Rod Laver or surrounding venues.

                                                                                21. TK

                                                                                  TiffanyK

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Lucas and all the staff are excellent. Food is always so yum

                                                                                22. L

                                                                                  Linda

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Very impressed with renovations and service. Menu take into account that many people are seeking gluten free items so these are all listed in one location on the menu. I was sad to see that tempura prawns are not available yet there are many other choices. I really enjoyed the renkon chips (lotus root)!

                                                                                23. KK

                                                                                  KathleenK

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 19, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  Service was excellent, food was yum and was speedy

                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  This place never disappoints love the food, service is amazing, good location

                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food and great service and staff!

                                                                                26. CL

                                                                                  ClaireL

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Lovely servers. Menus excellent and speedy if you need to get to a show. Never disappoints.

                                                                                27. J

                                                                                  Jo123

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                  overall2food1service1ambience5

                                                                                  Ordered from GF menu and wrote was coeliac. Received sushi which I clarified with the waiter if it’s GF. She was unsure and went to check. In 2 seconds came back and said yes but I was glutened. Poor service. All friends received their meals and finished before I got mine.

                                                                                28. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great way to celebrate my birthday

                                                                                29. A

                                                                                  Asha

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  The service staff are energetic and helpful. The seating is a bit crowded for the space if you are going in small groups. Great for larger dinners

                                                                                30. SP

                                                                                  StephanieP

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  The two waitress we had were so welcoming and friendly ! They were in positive moods and made my night !

                                                                                31. SC

                                                                                  SusanC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great place for a meal any time; food great, drinks a little pricey.

                                                                                32. AB

                                                                                  AdaB

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Fantastic foo lad, drink and service and location. Noise levels a bit high.

                                                                                33. AC

                                                                                  AngelaC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Always exceptional food and service. Our family's favorite place to meet and celebrate any occasion.

                                                                                34. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Amazing as always !!

                                                                                35. TJ

                                                                                  TJT10

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  The food here is normally top rate - but the salmon don was a little slimy - so probably not as fresh which is disappointing- but the chicken was delicious.

                                                                                36. JD

                                                                                  JayDogg

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  Has an amazing time, staff were friendly, food was great and service was absolutely outstanding. It has been a long time since I went to restaurant of this calibre and enjoyed it so much. No snootiness and everyone was down to earth. Looking forward to going again which will prob be in the next couple of weeks. ha ha If you want a quality experience without the snootiness, this place rocks! Thanks for. fantastic day all and looking forward to dining with you again!

                                                                                37. CT

                                                                                  ChrisT

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  We sat on the counter with the Sushi train, a party of 4. It is a fun experience. Only 2 plates were taken from the train. for me you are not always sure what you are choosing so I left the train to others. The food menu (iPad) was easy and fun to use. then your selection was delivered from the kitchen on another train sitting above the Sushi Train. This worked very well. Food was very good and the experience was fun.

                                                                                38. GD

                                                                                  GavinD

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Was very good great for mothers day and lots of options for fussy eaters

                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Melbourne

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  First time at Chocolate Buddha, and safe to say I will be back! The food was amazing!!

                                                                                40. F

                                                                                  Foodie

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great service, approachable and friendly staff, good food for good value

                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                  • Staff is vaccinated

                                                                                FAQs

                                                                                Chocolate Buddha offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9654 5688.

                                                                                Chocolate Buddha is rated 4.6 stars by 1554 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                Booked 49 times today
                                                                                Google Map for Chocolate Buddha

                                                                                Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St Melbourne, AU-VIC 3000

                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                  Federation Square : Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St

                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                  Melbourne CBD

                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                  Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                  Japanese, Vegetarian, Asian

                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                  None

                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                  Trams 1 , 3 , 3a , 5 , 6 , 8 , 16 , 35 , 64 , 67, to Swanston St/Flinders St (119 m W)

                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                • Executive chef

                                                                                  Alex Bazar

                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                  Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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