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“Over priced and arrogant rude service”
Review of Buddha Bar

Buddha Bar
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Ranked #1,197 of 17,315 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $82 - $87
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
Description: reated thanks to the visionary imagination of Raymond Visan, owner of the famous Barfly in Paris, this restaurant-bar-lounge, located on the ultra-chic Faubourg St Honoré, rapidly became a a must-see and be-seen in the French capital. With its cinema-style décor, covering a 1,000 square meter surface area, the Buddha-Bar boasts majestic proportions, with three levels built around a monumental Buddha, over 4 meters high. Alcove lounges wind around the mezzanine and its bar sculpted in the form of a dragon with red scales and green jade, offering strategically cozy spots, where you may enjoy a privileged moment of relaxation by candlelight, unobserved by others. Gigantic arabesque chandeliers in red velvet embroidered with golden thread are beautifully suspended above the restaurant with its round tables and warm, discreet red lounge, for a fully enjoyable dining experience. The Pacific Rim menu with Pan-Asian, Californian and European influences, combines fresh products, subtle flavors and spices from around the world, based on a concept of sharing meals. The warm and pleasant Pacific atmosphere and the restaurant's attentive and friendly waiting staff help create a highly relaxing ambiance, which is subtly enhanced by the music carefully selected by the resident DJs. Here, you are suspended in time and the journey is just beginning.... Breathe in deeply....You are at the BUDDHA-BAR.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Over priced and arrogant rude service”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I found it too expensive for the drinks that were received and the bar staff were rude. They force you to pay your bill in a rude way when you haven't even finished your drinks. They need to learn people skills. It was very rushed and so rude. I would not go here again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not worth it”
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely not worth it!! Highly commercial place, the quality of the sushi is worst than the pre- packed supermarket meals and the cocktails totally basic. It has become some sort of hard rock cafe...

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Thank Michelakis A
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“fave restaurant for asian in paris”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very nice interior. Food delicious.
Perfect spot to go for a romantic diner, family diner or with friends.
Before getting to our table we've had a cocktail in their bar, which feels intimate.
We were served by a very attentive young man who really took care of us.
I would say to them to keep up this personal eye to customers and it will be for the best.

  • Visited October 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“expensive”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

the atmosphere is great, if you are going to get drinks buy the bottle. for 3 drinks it was 51 euros, for a bottle of vodka it was 150 euros.

  • Visited September 2013
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place, average food”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

The setting, ambiance and atmosphere are fantastic. The staff are also very attentive. However I found the food to be very dissapointing for the price.

  • Visited October 2013
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