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“A spirit of India in the middle of Warsaw. To be enjoyed esp. on summer night” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buddha Restaurant

Buddha Restaurant
Ranked #325 of 2,408 Restaurants in Warsaw
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Warsaw
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543 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“A spirit of India in the middle of Warsaw. To be enjoyed esp. on summer night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

The place has a perfect location - close to the city center and facing so-called King's Road ( 10 mins walk from the King's Castle ).
Delicious food with very good variety. We went as a group of 12 and everyone was really satisfied with his choice. Prices might be slightly more friendly, totally exaggerated for spirits compared to Polish standards.
Shisha offered in several varieties could be smoked outside.
Indian decoration, native friendly and really quick staff.
Cosy tables inside, nice seasonal outdoor part facing Nowy Swiat Street - the option to be chosen especially for summer nights.

  • Visited August 2012
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Warsaw, Poland
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“Good choice for exotic dinner in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I visited Buddha with my wife for a special dinner and really enjoyed the atmosphere and food there.

Indian cuisine offered at Buddha brings about the right level of flavor and spice for the local tastes. As I am no expert of Indian food so I cannot really say much about regions where the dishes come from or details of the tastes. Overall the food was good with nice balance of flavors and spiciness, nicely served.

We sat indoors in the back of the restaurant and really enjoyed the design, colors and the whole ambiance of the place. Great for those special romantic moments ;-)
Please also note that the place is located at one of the nicest walking streets in Warsaw making it easy to go for a walk after the dinner to burn some of the calories of the rather heavy Indian food ;-)

The only weak point of the visit was service as we were served by different waiters and they had a bit of problem of coordinating as well as with providing recommendations.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alex_PL
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A spirit of India in Warsaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

I first visited this restaurant after travelling in Karnataka province in India - so I had the original taste of Indian food still on my palate. And this place is excellent! This is a small restaurant, furnished in Indian style, with statues of Indian gods, sofas, soft fabrics. I just felt as if I entered a magic doors, taking me from Nowy Swiat in Warsaw into the very heart of Indian continent.
The food is simply excellent. My favourite is lamb in spinach, but in fact - everything we tried was always delicious. Portions are moderate, for us it is an advantage. Service is excellent. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Enjoyable curry but....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Went midweek on a warm evening. Place is nicely located and easy to get to in Central Warsaw. Sat outside but had a good look around inside – all very nice and eastern looking. Service was quick and I had a beer and poppadums/raita within a few minutes. Menu looks impressive with many vegetarian options, plus some Thai dishes thrown in for good measure. I selected the Butter chicken and pulao rice, no starter. I must say the chicken was delicious although frankly, nowhere near enough meat in the dish to make you feel even pleasantly full. Looking around, this seemed to be the case for a number of diners. All in all, a very good experience but they should not skimp on the amount of meat/poultry in the dish…otherwise it would be an easy Excellent rating from me as opposed to very good.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Buddha time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

A fantastic venue in the very heart of Warsaw!
Based on previous, positive reviews our expectations were rather high and we were not disappointed at all.
Buddha's serene atmosphere made us all feel very welcomed last Saturday.
Afternoon lunch time flied by nicely before we even realized.

Attentive staff, various dishes full of true Indian flavours and some tasty mango drinks... what else can you ask for!? The only thing I could suggest in the future would be the music - Asian sounds definitely fit this place well. Maybe it'd be a good idea to play some on premises while customers wait for their orders...

I would certainly comeback to try more of Buddha's original cuisine next time and recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting Warsaw's Old Town.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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