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“Clean, fresh japanese”
Review of Chocolate Buddha

Chocolate Buddha
Ranked #22 of 4,226 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Description: 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 21 February 2017 via mobile

Food was fresh, and amazing. Beautifully prepared Japanese that is sure to please. The only downside is that they relied too heavily on animal products where it simply wasn't necessary. And please introduce a vegan dessert!!! We will be back when you do!

Thank Leesa C
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What a great luncheon we had. Orion Beer, Buddha Dumplings, Korean Fried Chicken, Miso Butu, Spicy Pork Ramen, Bibimbup, Choya Apple Crumble, Callebaut Chocolate Mouse, Coconut Sago Pudding and Chocolate Spring Rolls.
Our lady waitress was very bright, happy and informative making it all worth our while. Very sure we will all return
Thank you to all the staff for a memorable experience

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great place fresh flavours great food .
Service is fast friendly with purpose.

Food is reasonably priced great value

Thank wasabi2016
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Japanese style casual restaurant, long shared tables, broad menu catering for vegetarians and gluten intolerant diners with a great tasting range of meals. Service is fast, relaxed and helpful, with meals coming out as they are ready which means you don't have everything at once - works well.

Usually dine here about four or five times a year for a number of years and never disappointed.

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Thank RocketRog
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Have been to this restaurant a number of times over its many years of existence in Fed Square, and it has never disappointed. And while there are certainly better Japanese, Korean or Chinese restaurants in Melbourne, few can fuse these flavours together as well as Chocolate Buddha can.
The menu has stayed fairly static over the years, which can be a bit restrictive at times, but at least you know what you're getting - I have a few fav dishes which I'll consistently order, the gyu nigiri and bibimbap being two that are always good.
In the end, the staff are friendly, the food is great and is complimented by a well thought-out drinks list. Chocolate Buddha is a bit of a CBD stalwart for me so I'll never hesitate to recommend.

Thank Dan S
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