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Buddha Lounge - CLOSED

1504 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1033
+1 414-283-8400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (7 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Thai, Fusion, Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1504 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1033
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant/bar around 9 on a Friday night. There was no wait and the servers were fast and friendly. 2 entrees and an appetizer put the bill close to 50.00 with tip. So it was slightly higher priced than your...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Stood at the entrance for a while. Bartender didn't even acknowledge me. Some young girl in a tshirt and booty shorts eating lunch finally sat me at a table. Waited awhile before the server came by. The food was decent. Ordered Pho.

1  Thank Keel S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I initially tasted food from this place as a wine and dine event last November. They had a big mini restaurant set up in the middle of the convention center. I tried the Pho soup, sushi and ribs and everything was excellent! Now that was...More

1  Thank fairlady75
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I really wanted to love this place, since it's walking distance from my house. But I don't. The food is inconsistent - our calamari appetizer was very tasty, but the Crispy Bird's Nest was warmed over and had little flavor. With their huge menu, it...More

Thank Farewell18
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went there for St Pat's day/B-Day. The food is SO good, the service is very good, I was lucky to get Kevin ( best server in Milwaukee, I a huge fan of this place, GREAT happy hour, I go as often as possible!!More

Thank karyn k
Joe_G_Owner, Owner at Buddha Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Karyn, Thanks so much. So glad to have you visit us on your Birthday! Truly a lucky year ahead. Hope that Kevin put a candle on that free Birthday Cake! Thanks so much, I'll be sure to share this with Kevin, the "Best Server In...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

There is very little consistency in this restaurant. We've been here numerous times, and tonite was awful. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating (for a change) but the food was very mediocre. I asked for pink tuna sushi (yellowtail or other) and was served...More

Thank Barbara K
Joe-G-Owner, Owner at Buddha Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Barbara, thank you for taking the time to share your recent visit. This is upsetting, and certainly not up to my goal of serving an “Authentic Asian Dining Experience.” I have to apologize that we failed to meet your expectations. I have set out to...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

This particular spot has been a pizza parlor, a coffee shop and numerous other eateries. Nothing seems to stick. And that's probably going to be the case with the Buddha Lounge as well. Unlike the other establishments, however, this one really deserves to close. While...More

Thank Brooke M
GULA_MKE, Owner at Buddha Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Brook, thank you for your recent visit. I'm surprised at the extent of your knowledge of the various establishments that once occupied this space. I can assure that Buddha Lounge is committed to it's East North Avenue Area's Historic location. We are here to stay!...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I sadly did not get the same experience as most of these reviews. We came in on a weekday late afternoon and it was dead. We were not greeted by anyone and had to wait several minutes before the bartender acknowledged we were there as...More

Thank Margarjann
Joe_G_Owner, Owner at Buddha Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Margarjann, Thanks for visiting and taking the time to share your experience. We welcome customer comments, as a way to improve our food or service. We use only the freshest and finest locally sourced ingredients,Beef including "Free Range Chicken," Grass Fed Beef & Pork," "Sustainably...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Buddha Lounge is a very laid back, chill restaurant. Everyone there is so welcoming and nice. It offers Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese dishes. I tried their authentic Vietnamese pho, crab rangoon, gyoza and sushi. Taste wise, the food was ok. The pho was bland and...More

Thank Sweetanddandy
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were seated quickly, but it is bit a huge place and I can easily imagine a wait. Charming bar areas with unique lighting and several TV's tinned to sports. The dining area was tight and intimate with small tables and candles. Kevin was a...More

Thank Ellen R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 E North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1033
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-283-8400
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A new Asian Fusion restaurant, located in Milwaukee's East Side. With "FAST and FREE DELIVERY." Where tradition and imagination come together. Buddha Lounge features a mix of traditional Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, Sushi and American dishes that have a unique twist. We carry gluten free options and only use the freshest and healthiest ingredients when preparing our recipes. We have a full bar with a great martini menu and wine selection. We offer daily specials; HAPPY HOUR 4 - 7 with half off All Taps, Including Micro Brews, Rails, & ALL Appetizers. You can always find the latest sports playing in our Lounge, such as NFL, NBA, MLB, PPV UFC & Boxing events. Students, make sure to show your college I.D. & you'll receive 15% off your meal. M - F; 20% off lunch 11 - 3pm. Follow our pages so you can stay up to date with our daily and weekly specials like 20% OFF ALL ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 3pm (Mon - Fri). We look forward to serving you!
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