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The Hungry Buddha

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Curtin €€ - €€€ Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian
44E Curtin Place | Curtin Shopping Centre, Curtin, Canberra 2605, Australia
+61 2 6285 2425
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Tibetan, Nepalese, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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44E Curtin Place | Curtin Shopping Centre, Curtin, Canberra 2605, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We always go to The Hungry Buddha with Grandma. Usually the service is very average but the food is amazing so we keep going. We went this last Saturday and it was worse than ever. The food, again, delicious, nevertheless, we had this waitress that...More

Thank Siana V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the second time we had visited and we were not disappointed. Service was efficient and prices decent. The food was full of flavour. I had the vegetarian dhal bhat and it was so good - didn't want it to end. Looking forward to...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This find was a surprise to me, a splendid restaurant hidden away in a Canberra shopping centre, but it was a sure fire hit with our grandchildren. I understand they have been back there a couple of times since with their parents! The mountain eggplant...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have dined here so often now, it's like a part of the family. Love the food. And the staff are warm, friendly and always happy to do more for you. The food is authentic and very tasty - always. Just love this place.

1  Thank tourista109
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We started with two of the interesting entrees. The MoMo or chicken dumplings with special tomato sauce were delicious and the spicy corn was also good. I chose the lamb curry and my partner chose the eggplant dish. Both were nicely spiced and very tasty....More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Having never tried Nepalese food. I recently dined here with a work colleague of Nepalese background. Both he and I enjoyed the Mo Mo and Dahl. The food is great introduction to Nepalese food with the Dahl a key to try. My colleague thought the...More

1  Thank Jennero1
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Having enjoyed takeaway from here several years ago, we were interested to try dining in. I was surprised by how busy it was for a venue tucked away underneath a suburban shopping centre; it seemed that it may be a favourite secret for quite a...More

Thank Stuskie
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is our go-to spot for a good tasty (but not super hot) curry. I'm pleased to say the menu has had another overhaul showing that the restaurant pays attention to its customers and seasonal produce. They concentrate on a number of dishes done very...More

1  Thank N0madOne
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The food is much like Indian but with different spices, Every thing we had was very nice . The service was great the wine was good.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I have recently taken 2 groups of 10 or more diners to this restaurant for special occasions. In November, the service was OK; in January on a Tuesday night, with only 1 other table, the service was poor and even that is a generous description....More

Thank Chris M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44E Curtin Place | Curtin Shopping Centre, Curtin, Canberra 2605, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra  >  Curtin
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6285 2425
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The Hungry Buddha began its life in mid-2011 with two simple goals mind, too cook authentic Nepalese food, and serve our customers with a genuine and friendly hospitality. Two friends, Lachhu Thapa and Benjamin Richardson, have come together to turn this concept into a reality. Priding themselves on staying true to their original goals of traditional food and great service.Located in the centralised suburb of Curtin in south Canberra, The Hungry Buddha is tucked away down-stairs in the ever surprising Curtin shops. Hard to find...but once you do prepare to be greeted by the delicate spiced aroma of a traditional Nepalese kitchen, and the native Nepali influenced stylings of this atypical space. Just 10 minutes from Civic, much closer then Nepal.