Food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful. Will certainly go back
Outstanding vegetarian selection! Lovely And considerate Attentive staff . the renovation and the new Sushi train are very cool. A very Melbourne dining experience .
Fabulous place - great staff, food, atmosphere, etc - highly recommended.
New renovations are excellent. The manager is always incredibly friendly as are the staff. Delicious food and at our lunch it wasn't too noisy which can be a problem in some places. So central and convenient apart from the fire alarm which went off several times!
Our visit is always fun, relaxed and special. The food is amazing and service impeccable. And the people are just wonderful looking after us with a warm familiarity. Will be back x
Great to have Chocolate Buddha back. Food and service still excellent. Love the new fit out too. We’ll be back to try the sushi train.
Good ingredients served simply. Perfect for a light but filling lunch. Service excellent and friendly.
Service was AMAZING - thanks for being so considerate about my dietary requirements - please consider getting Coealic Australia approved!!!!
Great service for a very busy Sunday Lunch !
A Couple of choices were not available, but now we have some new fabulous favorites !! A Win Win!! Thanks to all the Chocolate Buddha Crew, we had a wonderful time
Chocolate Buddha new layout and atmosphere is great. Food was excellent as always.
Brilliant refurbishment. Great food. Had a great night.
It is a must do when I'm in Melb. I usually try to go twice ;-)
Without fail, Chocolate Buddha delivers the best Japanese food in Melbourne.
Lovely food. Full of flavour. Welcoming and friendly service. Newly renovated. Will definitely go again. Chocolate spring rolls a little pricey.
Sashimi was excellent but vegetarian options limiting. This visit did not compare to previous visits.
We love Chocolate Buddha - always a pleasant meal!
Fantastic sashimi - well matched with a smooth sake. Great early meal before theatre!
Chocolate Buddha is an old Melbourne favourite that deserves its reputation for quality meals and good service. Location is excellent and the newly refurbished dining area is most impressive.
It's very professionally run and the service is excellent.
Get along you won't regret it.
Staff were fabulous & knowledgeable & nothing was too much trouble & all recommendations were outstanding
Late after show reservation, we felt hurried and pushed to leave. Spoiled the evening really.
Menu ok, food nice.
They've just reopened and have a new menu. They no longer have the lunch specials they used to (it could be because of school holidays) however the food is great!
We had a great night in the newly renovated venue. Great service and food, will definitely go again 👍
Always friendly, always quick with service. Would recommend this place to anyone going to the city and the refurbishment looks amazing! Food is delicious!
I've been coming to Chocolate Buddha for years and remarkably the excellent quality has never dipped. The reinventions of classic Japenese meals never fails to delight and the atmosphere is lush without being pretentious.
We had a beautiful lunch here on Monday. The newly renovated restaurant is gorgeous and has a lot of ambience.
The food was delicious and as a Coeliac, the staff were very supportive. I ordered off the GF menu and didn't become unwell.
I have already recommended via Facebook to the Coealic Victoria group and I will definitely be back.
The service was impeccable but overall we felt that the food was only moderately good for what we paid. Wine was lovely. We've been once before (prior to the refurbishment) and felt it was much better then - maybe it's just teething problems after re-opening? I had the impression that our vegan options seemed more limited than they once were. I'm sure it will improve with time.
We are a family of 4. We spent $130 on food and left the restaurant starving - we had to go and buy some fast food after leaving. The quality of the food was good, but not what it used to be. I would not recommend this place.
Only complaint is that no pho tofu is not on the menu. That was my favourite food and the main reason I would visit. Send me the recipe so I can make it please
I'm sorry to report but my wife and I were up 3 or 4 times during the night. Something went wrong. We enjoyed the service, ambience etc but we ate something that didn't agree with us. We have friends who go often, so regard our experience as the inevitable one-off.
I’m so glad we made a reservation because the place was busy and once you eat here there is no surprises why. The wait staff are lovely, such a relaxed vibe which was great for chatting and the food is so beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The sushi was super fresh and light with a lovely balance of flavours. Lots of gluten free options which were clearly presented on the menu. Good prices for what you get. Absolutely cannot wait to go back again soon
It was wonderful the new decore of the restuarant and so nice to return as we do love your restaurant, the service, food, staff and ambience.
An atmospheric and convenient place to eat, with great Japanese fusion menu.
Hi Graham, Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed the new Chocolate Buddha! See you soon, regards Buddha Management
We had a concert and not a lot of time. Mentioned this to staff and they went out of the way to ensure our food arrived with plenty of time so that we were not rushed. Only reopened a few days before and staff new, but they were still able to expertly guide us through the menu. Donburi bowls were amazing, sake options delicious. Looking forward to going back with more time and exploring the share plates.
Fantastic for a coeliac - I felt so spoilt! Will be back when CB reopens after renovations.
Very quick from ordering to receiving. Heaps of choices if you love seafood. Not great for vegetarians or vegans. Does have gluten free menu. Great helpful staff. Good food and wine, though my food choices were limited due to fish/seafood allergies
I love the food but it's the service that blows me away.
I feel like I'm amongst efficient friends
excellent for gluten free options in melbourne!! reasonably priced and good serving sizes, a rarity in our expensive city.
Great Gluten Free
The food was awful. The chicken was fatty / of low quality. The sauce on the Bimbimbap was too sweet and sickly.
The Yuzu cheesecake was delicious. Good wine list. Delightful menu items. Thank you!