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Chocolate Buddha

Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5688
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nigiri” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Korean, Sushi, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a large group in for dinner and the food was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff are fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended

Thank KelsSydney_Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and the service was fantastic. This was especially so for the kids. We’ll be back!

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined with a group of 12 and had the $40 set menu. Staff were very accommodating from the initial booking through to dinner on the night. Lucas the functions manager greeted me by name on the night and introduced key staff. Food was great and...More

Thank subiviv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a meal before a show. It was busy & we had no booking but after a really short wait we got a table and meals & drinks came quickly. Restaurant staff funny & engaging. Everything was delicious especially recommend bibimbap.

Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab meal here. Great gf options. Such friendly helpful staff also. Would have given a 5 but they ran out of gf dumplings as I went to order. Would absolutely recommend this place to any Coeliac. :)

Thank Rachelle N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended!! Top restaurant in Melbourne, not only in food quality but service- would like to highlight the excellent customer service we received on Chocolate Buddha! Lucas is an amazing Manager and host!! Absolutely all the waiter/waitress were efficient and super friendly. We haven't been...More

Thank Zai T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere was amazing! The staff were all very friendly. The only thing I didn’t like was that we payed $60 and only ordered 4 small dishes. All though that was enough to fill us up- it was still very expensive for the...More

Thank zozohk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on Saturday the 21.7.18. We started with drinks at the bar, which was great and ended up at bench seating with the best view of the train station and church. We decided to share several plates and highly recommend the lotus...More

Thank Looly1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early evening with no booking and they found us a table so long as we left by 7.30pm. This wasn't a problem for us. It turned out to be lucky for us too as the food was delicious. First of all hats off...More

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve walked past this place a thousand times, came for lunch today with the kids. Soooo good, really blew us away, soft shell crab was gorgeous. Spicy pork ramen delicious. Actually everything was delicious. Happy, friendly laid back staff, kids menu available, nice relaxed atmosphere....More

Thank wanderingcloudz
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Rosemary D
20 May 2017|
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Response from Chocolate B | Property representative |
Hello Rosemary. That would be our illustrious leader - Mr Lucas Vanderstadt , our Restaurant Manager who was training a new shift leader on Friday Night, so he was a waiter for the evening looking after our outside tables... More
15 March 2017|
Response from Chocolate B | Property representative |
Hi Robyn, we have a full Gluten free menu and many Vegan options as well. You are more than welcome to bring your vegan cake along to enjoy with us after lunch. Yes, Saturday at 12 noon is possible and available, you can... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9654 5688
  • E-mail
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
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