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Buddha Bar

Kalayaan Avenue | Picar Place, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
+63 2 856 6719
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travelers talk about
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
“pad thai” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, International
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Kalayaan Avenue | Picar Place, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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1 - 10 of 102 reviews

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We went there for sushi. The ambience was extraordinary, but sushi and dessert were disappointing. We start off with the service. As soon we arrived, they asked us if we wanted water. She said, still or sparkling, and I ordered still. It was dark and...More

1  Thank Rose C
Reviewed August 6, 2017

The Ambience is the only thing that saves the place. Other than that, the food and drinks are pricey...maybe 90% of it pays for the ambience. Food are not at par with the price that they are billed for. I never went backMore

Thank Vinson Y
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

We are sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. We're known for our world-class food and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and hope you do give a chance to make it right. ​We'd be happy to help make up...More

Reviewed July 21, 2017

Nice last dinner at the Buddha Bar in Makati, Manila before I departed the Philippines. A little expensive for Manila, but a very nice place to enjoy good fusion of Asian cuisine. (music was a little loud for dinner at times).

Thank Dale S
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for the feedback! :) We are happy to know you liked the place and food. On your next visit to the Philippines, we hope you could drop by our place again for dinner & drinks with your friends.

Reviewed July 11, 2017

Pros 1. Good ambiance 2. Good music. 3. Big serving for big appetite. 4. Tasty cocktails and fruit juices Cons 1. Untrained dining staff - seems like they are not familiar with the menus they are offering. 2. unhygienic - one of my colleagues saw...More

Thank Rhina I
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Hi Rhina. We are sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience. We're known for our world-class service and we regret that we missed the mark. We appreciate your feedback and hope you do give a chance to make it right. ​We'd be happy to help...More

Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

This is the 1st bar I visited with the recommendation of staffs in city garden. I must say that this place is greatMore

Thank Michighost
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Hi, Michighost! Thank you for the positive review. :) We are happy to know that you liked the place. Oh, we're very near your hotel! So whenever you feel like having a drink or craving for some late night snack, feel free to drop by...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Quite a tired and dated restaurant. The music is very chilled and funky, lots of pleasant staff and because we are on a months diet without alcohol, it was not pushed onto us. We shared a prawn tempura, lovely !!! Pad thais chicken and red...More

Thank yourrrs
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for the great review! :) Our team is happy to hear such positive feedback on our food. The next time you would want some alcohol, drop by our place from 4 PM to 8 PM and you can get 50% off on all...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Finally i got to visit this place after planning to go here many times! Now I regret not coming to this place earlier.. totally love the cool modern Asian vibe .. the music placed is hypnotizing and makes you go into a trance! And then...More

Thank nmc8693
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for the great review! :) Our team is happy to know you had a great experience. Join us every Saturday of July for our After Hours: Chill & Groove night. It's the perfect time for you and your friends to be at Buddha-Bar....More

Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

I love the ambiance & interiors at Buddha Bar. Greaaaaaat music as I have mentioned! Thanks to the DJ.! I visited this bar back when it was newly open and just last month. The restaurant is not that busy that night but I loved it....More

Thank jeanjewel
Buddha Bar M, Guest Relations Manager at Buddha Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Hi Jean. Thank you for the review! :) Our team is so happy to hear such great feedback. We are sorry for your unfortunate experience with the mosquito bites. We'll make up for that on your next visit. You and your friends should join us...More

Reviewed May 30, 2017

Its a great place to meet and have dinner with good food and quality wines. Service was just average, ambiance is retained as usual while the usual dinner crowd has gone.

Thank GEB8899
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Wow, we knew the Buddha Bar was here but expected a Burgos style night club. This is an amazing high end venue. Spectacular exotic decor, no one here but the the place is purpose built and extremely well decorated. They unfortunately don't know how to...More

Thank Robert T
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Your description is too general. I ate at this place and I don't recall a staff member having a mole. The lights are relatively low in this place which does add to the atmosphere. If you really like the staff member so... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $50
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Valet Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalayaan Avenue | Picar Place, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: +63 2 856 6719
  • E-mail
Description
Located at Picar Place on Kalayaan Avenue, this establishment is impressively spacious, with two floors, numerous balconies and an outside terrace with a pool, offering local and foreign clients the possibility of enjoying diverse atmospheres. Buddha-Bar Manila highlights Asian culture, with an audacious, subtle and constantly innovative menu. Here, one can enjoy refined and exotic cuisine that has delighted the palates of its visitors as well as a different atmosphere each evening, thanks to diverse theme-based events and parties.
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