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“Not many guests”
Review of Buddha-Bar

Buddha-Bar
Ranked #517 of 11,541 Restaurants in St. Petersburg
Price range: US$1 - US$2
Cuisines: Japanese, Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Its location is beautiful and so is the Bar Lounge. What was disappointing was the lack of guests. It seemed to lack energy. The service was good and so were the drinks.. The place was slightly filling up pretty late, almost midnight.

Great ambience for a party, music is outstanding.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The location is incredible, huge and with an unique atmosphere! Close to the Buddah Bar in Paris as concept, but as far as food quite far.
Still i suggest to go there specially over the weekend when more crowded (and fun).
Quite expensive considering the prices of other good restaurants in St.Petersburg.

1  Thank Alfredo Junior G
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great Decoration, great cocktails, good music. You must look good to enter. You cannot enter with sport shoes etc. A little bit expensive than other bars in the city but it is worth to spend that amounts for a premium bar. The girls inside are better than Victoria's Secret Models :)

1  Thank AykutOminc
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Yes, it was a big birthday party and we were in a private lounge. But, the food was fantastic and versatile with the Asian accent. Excellent service, but watch what you're ordering from the wine list. You may ask for a champagne and get a bottle of Dom Perignon (€300+).
The place was deserted at around 22.00 on Friday night. After midnight some crowd may appear and you may start to feel comfortable not being alone in the club.
The restaurant upstairs was still empty.
Private lounges are great since you feel that the whole restaurant is just for you! It has got its own bar, restroom side tables for small groups of people etc.
At 22.00 the show begins. I liked it - the outfits, the moves, the music are great! The DJs know what they're doing!
The good and solid place I would come back, but with the partner not to find one!

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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We walked into Buddha Bar soon after checking into Stony Island Hotel near Gostinnyi Dvor in St. Petersburg. Being vegetarians, my companion and I picked this restaurant, thinking "Buddha" would ensure our dietary requirement. It tickled me to see the word "Bar" next to "Buddha." That particular day, visitors were getting one free lemonade per group. It was delectable and stylishly presented.

Our food. We enjoyed the vegetarian fare enough to recommend it to two friends for dinner that night. By this time, the waiting staff had really warmed up to us. We ordered a lot of food: a palak paneer stands out for its delicacy, a platter of Georgian starters provided variety, and there was good Russian beer to taste. We also had Russian bread, cheese, and many assorted starters. We hung out for a couple of hours, and noticing my interest in the details of the interior decor, one of the staff guided me downstairs where there's a bar, and a lounge for people to really chill.

Although our group consisted of seniors (I kid you not!) we didn't feel the slightest awkwardness. If anything, the youthful staff appeared to be free of ageism altogether, treating us with spontaneous warmth.

Go there for the lovely interior. The window dressing is superb. The colours you see on walls are surprisingly harmonised. We couldn't stay for their live music which they said would begin at 10.00 p.m. (remember, we were a group of seniors).
I heartily recommend Buddha Bar if you want to enjoy good food in a lovely, refreshing atmosphere. It is located in a dodgy sort of neighbourhood, but don't let that stop you.

Liked it. A lot.

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