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“A real treat for all your senses” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buddha-Bar

Buddha-Bar
Vaci utca 34., Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 799 7302
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Ranked #151 of 1,586 restaurants in Budapest
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Fusion
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“A real treat for all your senses”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

This place has the largest buddha I've ever seen on display. A luxurious and grand entrance and an ambience that kinda lets you know this isn't gonna be cheap. Food was fabulous and the service impeccable. I would definately go again.

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EnikoBak, Manager at Buddha-Bar, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear,

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that we had a chance to welcome you at the Buddha-Bar Restaurant and to impress you.
We certainly hope that you will return soon to repeat.

Kind Regards,
Eniko Bak
Quality Manager
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“Cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good service, free champagne on friday nights, good range of cocktails, wine and whiskey. The chocolate dessert was delicious as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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EnikoBak, Manager at Buddha-Bar, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear Cadye,

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a nice time at the Buddha-Bar Restaurant & Lounge. Looking forward to seeing you again at any of our events if you happen to be in Budapest!

Kind Regards,
Eniko Bak
Quality Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Everything about it was poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate here for what we treated as our Valentine's meal, looked at the menu online and made a reservation.

As we were on a sightseeing weekend we didn't have any "posh" clothes with us, however we weren't scruffy.

On arrival you place your coats in the clockroom and receive a ticket. A doorman then shows you into the waiting area.

The Maitre d checked our reservation on the computer and asked if we would like to place anything in the cloakroom after looking us up and down as if to say you have come here wearing that?

The restaurant is more of a nightclub with it being dark and playing loud music the whole time.

Our table of 2 may as well have been a table of 6 it was that close to the others. Could hear full conversations.

My partner is allergic to cashew nuts so we always have to be careful. What was good about this menu was that it indicated a picture of a nut next to the items that contained them, so we new to avoid these items. Played safe with a lamb curry but it came sprinkled with cashew nuts!

As we left the same maitre d gave us a token to go and spend on cocktails in the bar upsatirs, but after breathing fag breath all over me and the poor experience we had we declined.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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EnikoBak, Manager at Buddha-Bar, responded to this review, February 23, 2013
Dear,

Thank you very much for taking time and writing a detailed review. Your valuable feedback helps us to continously improve our service. We are very sorry that our services at the Buddha-Bar Resturant did not meet your refined expectations.

The Buddha-Bar concept is based on its special lighting and sound sensation, creating an intimate, yet unique atmosphere, although we understand your comment regarding the lighting. Should you have felt yourself uncomfortable because of your outfit upon entering the restaurant, we sincerely apologize, since the restaurant and lounge has has no dress-code policy (except for the summer-time „no-shorts” policy).
The restaurant menu indicates symbols to inform guests about certain ingredients, we informed the respective department about your valid point, which may never happen.
The Bar&Lounge area is a nice and cosy environment with our resident DJ playing at the DJ booth, we are sorry you did not take the opportunity to try our special cocktails.
Hope we will have an other opportunity in the future, to invite you for a journey in the world of Buddha-Bar.

Best Regards,
Eniko Bak
Quality Manager
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“My new favourite place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I ate here this week and had a fantastic time! We would recommend it to anyone and it's my new favorite place! It was by far the best place we went to in Budapest.
The decoration is simply stunning, extremely well decorated, romantic, stylish, funky, the big Buddha is awesome and reminded me of my trip to Hong Kong! Candle lit, excellent service, nothing to fault. Food was delicious, perfect portion sizes, great wine and cocktails. Quite expensive if you have starters and mains with drinks but well worth every penny. We would come back for sure. The bar area upstairs is also gorgeous and the service is faultless. The bar manager even took us on a tour upstairs to the top bar that was closed (as it was a Tuesday) so that we could see it. You wouldn't get that kind of service in most places.
If you come to Budapest, make sure you visit Buddha-Bar!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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EnikoBak, Manager at Buddha-Bar, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear,

Thank you for visiting the Buddha-Bar Restaurant and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time eating out! You certainly captured the aim of the concept, to invite our guests on a fantastic culinary journey to the Asian and Pacific-Rim fusion cuisine in an exclusive atmosphere.
Thank you for the nice pictures as well, our future guests will appreciate your efforts to help them in their choice! Hope to see you again in the Restaurant & Lounge or at the hotel!
Best Regards,

Eniko Bak
E-Commerce Manager
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“Lovely decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The hubbie and I ate at the Siddhartha Cafe as we couldn't get into the Buddha bar. The free bread was tasty and a generous touch. The place had lovely ambience and a well decorated interior, romantic with candles on each table. A little on the expensive side compared to other places in Budapest. Good service though. We where the only ones in it when we where there but there was no rush from the staff to rush us. Ideal place for a little romance, nice ambience!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BuddhaBarEast, General Manager at Buddha-Bar, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Hi PrincessPink653,

Thanks for your positive review and happy we could host your ''little Romance'' in the Siddharta.
Hope to see you soon again,

Daniel Penet
General Manager
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