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Buddha-Bar Restaurant

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District V / Inner City
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Vaci utca 34., Budapest 1052, Hungary
+36 1 799 7302
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11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:59 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:59 - 12:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Entering the restaurant, we were warmly welcomed by the hostess ladies, who led us to our table. The interior and the ambience is just amazing. We had a great appetizer selection, which was decored in a way i've never seen anywhere else. The other courses were also really tasty, especially the tuna! At the end we were so stuffed, thought... More 

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Thank Gabor T
Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A characteristic interior with an attitude and the food-experience was extraordinary. Me and my daughter refer to this as an dinner that will have a place in our hearts - always!

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Thank evni03
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a business dinner there. The interior and ambience are very exclusive, exotic and dark. Worth off seeing. Food was mainly Chinese and sushi, delicious but slowly coming on table. The restaurant was full although was Monday evening.

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Thank Ksenija M
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We Just went for coktails and desert as we had seen review here that food was overpriced..desert and coktails were totally worth the money and the TAO mood is definetly there...though we only stayed at the bar upstairs..waitresses á little young and flat but english good and the DJ that Played all night Just for us totally compensaided for the... More 

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Thank Asdis E
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Restaurant is fun, loud, and trendy, high ceilings, some cozy nooks for tables, dark lighting. Service is warm and friendly. Food was delicious and impressive.... however, this it is NOT a Thai Restaurant as billed, it has more of an ecclectic Asian-fusion menu. After a week of typical Hungarian food, the change was welcomed and did not disappoint. The bar... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and two friends were enjoying a cheap and cheerful city break in Budapest. We decided to visit this restaurant on our last night as a treat. This restaurant is above average pricing in Budapest but we were prepared to pay more and spend the last of our cash. I booked a table online for 9pm as no other time... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a fantastic dinner at this restaurant. As a vegetarian, there were plenty of options for me, and I particularly recommend the spring rolls. They have a great rose wine, and the coconut cake dessert is excellent. Service is excellent, too, and the cost really quite reasonable all things considered.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we read the menu and the English was a bit hard for us, the waiter tahila(f.orgive me if I do not spell the name well) made sure to give us a detailed explanation. He was honest about the size of the meal and his expertise in the cocktail menu was impressive. We were in many restaurants in Budapest during the... More 

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Thank SHIR K
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is wonderful, and the service attentative. The cocktails are beautyfully presented. But nothing special really... Seating is all in red and posh, but conversation pretty much impossible, and the prices are just too high, especially for Budapest.

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Thank Markus S
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fashionable place with service which tries to be excellent but is actually not that great. The food however is extremely good. They add 12% service to your bill, which makes it a little overpriced but the wine list was pretty good value. A wide variety of Asian fusion dishes and sushi on the menu. The salmon tiradito... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 - 23:00
Monday
11:59 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 23:00
Thursday
11:59 - 12:00
Friday
11:59 - 12:00
Saturday
11:59 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vaci utca 34., Budapest 1052, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City
  • Neighbourhood: District V / Inner City
  • Phone Number: +36 1 799 7302
Description
Treat your senses with a visit to the world-wide famous Buddha-Bar Restaurant in the heart of Budapest! Envisioned by Raymond Visan in 1996, the Buddha-Bar brand is now present all-over the world to amaze the discerning community with its complexity.

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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