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Sushi, Asian, Thai, International, Korean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.4 miles from Vaclavske namEsti
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Reviewed April 30, 2021

We used to regular customers of Cafe buddha and ordered their food regularly. Our last delivery didn't look fresh and had a signs of mold, thus we called restaurant seeking for explanation. We send them pictures and up until now we haven't received any feedback...as restaurant seems not to care about their customers. However, the worst happened once we called them for a second time. The person who picked up the phone claimed that no one in the restaurant speaks English, despite the fact that earlier someone does. Fine, we tried our Czech. Besides the fact that we couldn't receive any more information regarding our food or further help, the person started to behave aggressively, called my girlfriend "bitch" and "blyat" and in the end threat me that he'll find my home and "visit" me. Nice to hear from someone who I told delivery address..... Up until now restaurant didn't react about this accident and so far I have to say that it was the worst restaurant experience I have ever faced. P.S. Guy claim himself to be a "manager" but I doubt it, at least I hope its not true Stay away!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

On our previous visit to Café Buddha on Balbínova in Vinohrady, we felt like we'd been 'nickel-and-dimed' - I hadn't planned to return until they sent me a good two-for-one offer. Except that turned out to be a scam. Café Buddha sent me an email...describing how they were leaving the current location and moving to new premises. As a result they were running a special offer: Sushi tasting menu EXTENDED We have extended the offer of sushi tasting in Café Buddha for you. Do not hesitate and come to us for a sushi tasting for a discounted price of CZK 499 for two people! Sushi tasting includes: Ramen Osui Mono Miso Soup Chuka Wakame Salad Edamame Sushi Set (32 pcs) Pink Lady, Futo Maki, Smoky Salmon Sesame, Kappa Maki When booking, fill in the note "I LOVE SUSHI". It looked like a good offer, although I still remembered; how 0.1l glasses of wine appear on the menu for 88 Kč, but you are offered a 0.2l glass when ordering - so 156 Kč, how they offer a 0.3l bottle of Pilsner for an outrageous 78 Kč, and how their curries show 'jasmine rice'  but we were charged 39 Kč extra for rice. But I pressed RESERVE anyway and added MILUJI SUSHI into the reservation form. Within a few hours our reservation was confirmed. It was raining when we arrived at 7.30 pm yesterday, Monday 17th August. The waiter confirmed our reservation and we had a choice of tables. Luckily we hadn't ordered drinks when the waiter said: "You booked the 'I love sushi' menu didn't you? Yeah that was a mistake and it's actually 499 Kč per person". There was no sincere apology, no offer of a complimentary drink or discount to sweeten the message - basically a scam to get people in and hope they stay. If they knew this was a mistake then why not send another email to everyone - or at least to anyone who books the offer? We immediately called the excellent Sumi Garden Japanese Restaurant, just two tram stops up the hill near Jiřího z Poděbrad - they had a table, so we walked out of Café Buddha and will never return. I'd advise everyone to avoid this place and don't be fooled by any special offers you receive. Luckily we had umbrellas.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 7, 2020

Great place with excellent choice of bao buns, sushi and other dishes, nice drinks and attentive staff

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020

We can say we are regulars in Cafe Buddha for already 3 years, but for last 6 month we took a break and returned last week for a lovely dinner. Without hesitation we took the tasting menu which suited best to our various appetites. All...dished were amazing combining freshness and spicyness. We also tried several coctails and were not disappointed. I recommed the place for the food, relaxing atmosphere and very fair prices.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

I go in for a business lunch and went to pay. They're like, screw you, cash only. Of course they have a big old cards accepted on the door. See photo. So I leave my client alone and wander around for 15 minutes looking for...an ATM. Eventually I had to go into a goddamn strip club to find an ATM because these dorks don't want to pay a .8% transaction fee at lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

We were in prag for the first time and followed our guide's advice to visit the Buddha cafe. We had the salmon tartar (was surprisingly spicy but really fresh and tasty), the salmon roll (not worth it) and the red curry duck (was excellent, I...would recommend it) Presentation of the dishes was excellent. The service however was nor good nor bad and didn't try very hard. We tipped 2 euros and in hindsight we paid more than we said because the waiter was too quick and cheeky for us. In total good food versus very average service 3/5More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Professional service, delicious sushi and lovely atmosphere. We will definitely visit again in the future.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Each dish is an artistic presentation and the taste is sublime. We had a lovely romantic evening for two. Absolute recommended!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

Discovered this wonderful place having googled my favourite chef in Prague, Sofia Smith. Over 19 years of visits from the UK I've been fortunate to taste her stunning cuisine several times. As always Sophia was delivering the finest Asian Fusion delights I could have hoped...for. As a group of three we sampled almost all of the starters and shared. A highlight for me was the king prawns. How so much flavour and enjoyment could be fused into this dish is a miracle! Everything we had was wonderful. If you want to be assured of great food when there is a sea of choice in Prague, then look no further. We had more than just a meal, it was an experience and that is more than you can hope for! Prices were reasonable and service/atmosphere, just perfect. Not a huge place so book to avoid disappointment.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Amazing food, I’m a picky eater but loved this, it’s a small place so best to book in advance to avoid disappointment- everything we had was delicious. We had the tasting menu which is for a minimum of 2 people-couldn’t fault it

Date of visit: March 2019
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Cafe Buddha Balbinova is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4