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Chocolate Buddha

€€ - €€€Korean, Sushi, Asian
Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5688
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“dumplings” (38 reviews)
“ramen” (26 reviews)
“donburi” (5 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very nice lunch here recently. It was a lovely day and e took advantage of a window seat for a view with our meal. Essentially a Japanese restaurant, with a large menu from tempura, maki sushi, ramen, rice and noodles. There are...More

Thank dbfun48
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed an amazing evening here yesterday, with so many flavoursome dishes to choose from I lost count. But one thing that did make this an event were the wait staff/front of house. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly to the point of "ok you can have...More

Thank Tastetravellerblog
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went in for a late night dinner and my partner was delighted that they serve non vegetarian food as well. we ordered crunchy soft shell crab rolls, with avocado, cucumber and mayo, eggplant tempura which i felt was ordinary as the steamed noodle dumplings...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic atmosphere, food, service. They were very helpful in providing a unique banquet for us Special thanks to our waitress Vannessa :)

Thank disey2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chocolate Buddha is not only sited on the amazing Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne, it has great views and is a definite must for every visitor to the wonderful city. The Chocolate Buddha differs from most restaurants in that it offers its...More

Thank Lekkertoer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a number of times now so its no fluke. This place has the most genuine down to earth excellent service with a great menu.

Thank flourishMelb
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear flourishMelb, thank you so much for your lovely review, its only through great reviews like this that we know that we are striving for excellence in hospitality. Hope to see you again soon. The Buddha Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW!! If you want outstanding service, a fabulous host and out standing food book a table. We had a large group that was looked after with the most wonderful attention to detail. We had the banquet which I highly recommend, pace yourself, as the dishes...More

Thank Jane G
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You got it Jane G. We are so humbled to receive such a lovely review like this. We look forward to seeing you back here at Chocolate Buddha. Love the Buddha Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a premium location in the heart of Federation Square where Melburnians come to play, pray watch music, sport and generally celebrate all aspects of this wonderful city. Despite its premium location the prices are very competitive and the staff really friendly...More

Thank audreytatou
Chocolate B, Manager at Chocolate Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Audreytatou, thank you for kind and thorough review. We love receiving these reviews as it confirms we are looking after guests and strive to be one of the best dining experiences in Melbourne. Hope to see you back with us soon. The Buddha Crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and fantastic service. Very attentive staff. They asked all the right questions. We ordered two shared plates and a main. The girl that looked after us knew her job. She made sure the shared plates came in serves of 6 and not 5...More

Thank damoontour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on a Friday night with 4 friends. We chose an outside table and while the evening was cool we were warm and comfortable under a heater. Service was excellent, likewise the food ... and servings were generous. I enjoyed the tasty grilled...More

Thank excitedtraveller2016
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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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$18
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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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