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Place du Casino | Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
+377 98 06 19 19
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6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Lounge bar and restaurant. Amber lighting, a Zen atmosphere, decor...
Lounge bar and restaurant. Amber lighting, a Zen atmosphere, decor blending fabrics, colors, "objets d'art". Asian fusion cuisine, a subtle blend of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese influences. A special mention for exceptional cocktails to accompany sushi, maki and sashimi, revisited by the Buddha-Bar.
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  • 76
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Definitely the place to be seen in Monaco. While it might be in the touristy side it is grand and makes you feel like "someone" upon arrival. Velvet ropes, security, valets etc. all make for a VIP feel. The food was good not great and they only offered a prix fix menu due to our party size of 10... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Johnny M
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Dallas
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

What a stunning place. Great music, great crowd, but the food and the staff were not great! Went Friday GP weekend. Lots of pretty people and pretty location, but the food was very disappointing for €190 set menu, and the staff probably knew we wasn't coming back weekly and by which time we do they will have left so they... More 

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Stephane N, Restaurant Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear Andy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Buddha Bar. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your night with us. I am of course concerned however that you found the menu to be of poor quality , You know the Formula 1 Grand Prix is a very special period in Monte Carlo, we... More 

Dallas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely the place to be seen in Monaco. While it might be in the touristy side it is grand and makes you feel like "someone" upon arrival. Velvet ropes, security, valets etc. all make for a VIP feel. The food was good not great and they only offered a prix fix menu due to our party size of 10. Music... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Snooty, overpriced, crappy food and slow service. The drinks were lousy and the wine price was marked up 5 times the retail price.

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Stephane N, Restaurant Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this review

Dear M. Ajkhubani, Thank you for taking the time to review Buddha Bar Monte Carlo. We truly value the opinions of our guests, and we apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Providing our guests with the best possible dining experience has always been our mission. We have addressed the service issue, and spoken with the employees in question.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A Romantic place, located at the side of Casino. Good sound, nice bar, nice to eat and drink. Very Attentive and friendly staff, was a good place for relaxing and chilling after a long way drive. Whenever we were in Monaco, we will always visit this bar.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located on the Eastern side of the Casino de Monte Carlo main building, I found the Buddha Bar surprisingly nice and comfortable .Dinner offered a mixed menu of Pan- Pacific menu selections, and an excellent cocktail menu. Music was well balance in dinning and lounge areas allowing for conversation and enjoyment. Beautiful looking crowd so dress well !

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A family night out in town was made perfect at the Buddha Bar. The staff were wonderful, efficient, attentive and friendly. The food was excellent - didn't try the sushi that looked very appetising, we went for some of the more South East Asian dishes. Decor is also very nice. The price is ok considering it is Monaco. The quality... More 

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Antibes, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A romantic dinner for two and I was stunned! The outdoor area is for drinks and you can smoke some shisha too, after dinner. You are welcomed in by incredibly friendly staff, who are smiling and helpful. They lead you through a lounge area, which would be perfect for an after-dinner dance; up the stairs and past the DJ booth... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very nice place for drinks. We didn´t go there for dinner but I´m sure it would be a nice experience as well. This is not a party place, we went there two times for apperitives before going elsewhere. Good drinks, beautiful people and gorgeous surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Its my fourth time here. Atmosphere is very nice. Friday evening was packed. Food is going down with the level very sharp. Many vegeterian dishes that were in the menu last year disappearedl. Service was also very problematic..actually almost not exist. Still its a very nice place to spend an evening more for the party and drinks less for the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It was my husbands 50th and I wanted it to be an up beat night. The venue was fantastic. The cocktails were yummy (very pricey). The place was dead! The food was good. The service was good. Although the venue was pricey i wouldn't consider it fine dining!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place du Casino | Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
  • Location: Europe  >  Monaco  >  Monte-Carlo
  • Phone Number: +377 98 06 19 19

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 44
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai

Description

Lounge bar and restaurant. Amber lighting, a Zen atmosphere, decor blending fabrics, colors, "objets d'art". Asian fusion cuisine, a subtle blend of Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese influences. A special mention for exceptional cocktails to accompany sushi, maki and sashimi, revisited by the Buddha-Bar.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?