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Buddha Cafe Restaurant

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Chinese, International
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46 Otthavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great vibe

We ate all over Mahabs and thought this place had the best ambiance of them all. Lovely staff, decent food (though the portions were a bit small), and a beautiful sea breeze on the balcony, where you can sit and people-watch to your heart's content. Recommend a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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Chennai (Madras), India
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377 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a hut ..on the local housing. . They made this to target the foreigners .. no locals goes to this .. high pricing.. taste is also not related with us (indians) situated on the beach approach road .. may good for foreigners. ?

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Chennai (Madras), India
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193 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the chance to have dinner at Buddha Cafe last night. I selected this place as I have read positive reviews about it earlier and had planned to try food here. The food was simply amazing. We liked all that we ordered and they served it with passion. Imthu - the chief chef and the owner took immense care... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though this is not at the sea shore, but the place is nice to spend some hours and enjoy some sea food. There are options to sit on table chairs or on the ground. The crowd will be good. Though this is a bit expensive but a must visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We ate all over Mahabs and thought this place had the best ambiance of them all. Lovely staff, decent food (though the portions were a bit small), and a beautiful sea breeze on the balcony, where you can sit and people-watch to your heart's content. Recommend a visit.

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Thank NephOzB
Delft, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A very simple place in the midst of a busy street. Best time to go is in the evening with the sea breeze blowing into the restaurant. The food tastes good and isn't too expensive. Beer is available pretty much most of the time. Better to ask though before hand if you really want a drink in the summer. Really... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Peacefull place with dim ligths and very gud food. love the music the play.. The 1 place would not to be missed wen you visit mahabs.

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Thank anandpeetu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a nice place to sit in this roof restaurant with this one Reggae CD they play all evening long ;-) The Indian prawn dish was quite good but the fish we ordered was either undercooked or too old. The juice contained much water and pieces of peel.

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Thank Udo P
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very relaxed place with great food and great service. The chillness is contagious; their pet dog Bodhi is honestly the most relaxed dog I have ever seen.

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Mahabalipuram, India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The decoration and environment of the restaurant is good. We knew that the place served good chinese , hence we ordered almost every chinese dish in chicken and prawns. The host/owner is very friendly and welcoming. However the cheque was fat, and made us reconsider whether it was value for money. In any case it's one of the best places... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is on 1st floor with dim lighting. We were the only people here to eat. We ordered chilly potato and pasta. Food is okay, not authentic. Chilly potato were not actually the authentic one. But okay to eat here. Prices are also not very high

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Otthavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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