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“Good Asian Food”
Review of Chocolate Buddha

Chocolate Buddha
Ranked #27 of 5,309 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: CHOCOLATE BUDDHA IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS and WILL REOPEN IN LATE SPRING 2019. Please come and visit our temporary restaurant aptly titled POP UP BUDDHA 20 metres across Federation Square. In the heart of Federation Square with some of Melbourne's most impressive views, Chocolate Buddha is a Japanese casual dining experience. The menu consists of sushi, sharing dishes, Ramen & Donburi. We cater for vegetarians and have a substantial gluten free section on our menu. We cater for functions for 8 people and more and have great sharing function menus We hope to see you soon
Reviewed March 13, 2019

I came here for lunch on a Saturday and had spicy pork ramen.
Yeah it is quite spicy, but very flavoursome, it's also a massive portion which I couldn't eat.

Lovely views out across Federation Square from inside as well as outside. Can't go wrong.

A little expensive, but you get what you pay for, good service and good food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TashW35
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Excellent Japanese food, well priced and delish! Really friendly and helpful staff members. Great location, good to pop into after visiting NGV or the Ian Potter Gallery.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

This place is amazing for gluten free diets and those who do not need gluten free. The japanese food is beautifully presented, and the cocktail menu is great.
I booked this place for a work function and every one of the team of 50 people loved it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lewis353
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Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Food was amazing, decor is cute, communal sitting but still able to discuss things without worrying that people will listen.

Will be renovated shortly so get in quick!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Yiotaaa87
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a visiting friend who is celiac, and Chocolate Buddha was absolutely perfect. Our friend was so excited when she saw the size of the gluten free menu - an entire A4 page. They also have a “regular” menu that has a few extra items which do contain gluten. The Chocolate Buddha has a separate kitchen and food prep area to ensure no cross contamination during cooking and preparation. My brown rice bibimbap was perfect, and the noodle dumplings excellent.
We all absolutely loved our meal, and the location overlooking Federation Square was lovely - It’s definitely worth asking for an outdoor table on a beautiful summers evening.
Service was super friendly and efficient - the staff know their menu inside out. We will definitely go back again.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SeaDreaming22
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