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El Buda Profano

Calle Bolivar 425, Arequipa, Peru
+51 977 228 590
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vegan sushi” (45 reviews)
“gyoza” (16 reviews)
“sushi pieces” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Calle Bolivar 425, Arequipa, Peru
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We never had vegan sushi before that not let us crave an Alaska roll or something else with fish in it. Great little hidden gem that we discovered by accident. Definitely a must visit if you ❤️ sushi like we do! Oh, did we forget...More

Thank yous79
Alan P, Owner at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Another convert! Thanks a lot for the kind words, it was a pleasure chatting with you, and it got me thinking of opening a buda profano in your corner of the world. What do you think?

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with girlfriend as it had great reviews and fancied some sushi. We were both very impressed by both the quality and inventiveness of the vegan sushi and how comparatively cheap the food was. We ended up spending less than we have...More

Thank Iain R
Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Lain, thank you very much. Great quality and atmosphere at a reasonable cost has always been one of our goals. Good food should be accessible to many, not exclusive to the few.

Reviewed 6 days ago

I am so glad I came across this vegan sushi bar, what a gem. I enjoyed it so much I had to get a takeaway as well. The spicy mango was amazing! If you are near the historical centre of Arequipa you have to try...More

Thank jenna w
Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Jenna! We are glad you stumbled on us as well, and that you found our sushi amazing!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved lunch here. I shared the platter for two with my husband, who loves his meat and fish, but we both really enjoyed the vegan sushi. During happy hour (12pm to 6pm I think) we also had two glasses of tasty champagne for 17 soles,...More

Thank Hilsje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our dinner at El Buda Profano! I am vegetarian and sometimes struggle to get my meat-eating husband to try a vegan restaurant but we are both so glad he was convinced to go here! We did the Desgutation menu of gyoza, miso soup...More

Thank Erin M
Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot Erin! Hope to see you again soon in the restaurant. Our dishes are designed for full flavour and it is good to hear that we have convinced a skeptic.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were doubting if we would try sushi in Peru but I'm glad we did. We never thought we would have the best sushi of our lives. this really is an amazing restaurant!

Thank Giovanni L
Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a million Giovanni! Providing an overall amazing experience as well as really good sushi is what we aim for. Glad you enjoyed el buda profano!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never have I ever gotten vegetarian sushi before, but I must say that it amazed me. The taste was just like regular sushi, but in a completely different way. And the prices are very good for the quality

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Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar? :-) Thanks for giving us a try, Glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sushi was amazing! Enough choice and very fresh and tasteful. Small restaurant though, including very clean toilet. Dont forget to order the choco sushi for desert!!

Thank Laura v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cozy vegetarian sushi place. However, I am not sure why this place is praised so much on TA. I am not a vegetarian but do appreciate all foods. Perhaps, I was expecting a bit more after reading the raving reviews but the place did...More

Thank Dmitri K
Alan P, Propietario at El Buda Profano, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dmitri, we are always happy to leave people surprised, though in your case it seems to be on the wrong side of the spectrum! We are sorry our vegan sushi did not live up to your expectations. We do have different combinations for all kinds...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

This place had great options, and the wait wasn’t too bad. It’s quite small, but packs a great amount of flavor. I’d give this place a 9/10 for service, freshness, and flavor. If you like sushi or ramen or anything similar you must go.

Thank Branden V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $9
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Bolivar 425, Arequipa, Peru
  • Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Arequipa Region  >  Arequipa
  • Phone Number: +51 977 228 590
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Unique and innovative. Welcome to Arequipa's 100% vegan sushi bar. Enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, pescetarians and carnivores alike, our menu has been designed by Peruvian Master Chef Jim Daniel Echevarría to surprise and delight the senses. While best accompanied by sake, you can also enjoy our homemade juices and teas, a glass of beer or a decent wine. See you soon!
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