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Chocolate Buddha

Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5688
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

Went with family, including 2 primary school children. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough to help. and food was good and there was even something the kids would eat. We sat out side as it was a Friday night and we...More

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very Pleasant and nice atmosphere. You can sit down the rest of the day just enjoying your drink. The dark chocolate is thick and can only be drunk on an empty stomach.

Thank TimSteeleV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service first time with Japanese food waiter explained very well what dishes where. Love it, quick service great atmosphere would recommend it

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved that place and definitely will come back if we have a chance. Food was good, staff very nice and the dishes are special and well done.

Thank Pioneer667697
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really special. It tasted amazing. The wait staff were really attentive and friendly. I’m looking forward to my next visit 😃

Thank Jaay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we arrived we knew we were at the right place for dinner.... especially when you’re greeted by name. The food is exceptional at the Chocolate Buddha. Our waitress was so passionate about the menu that we just let her surprise us with...More

Thank 400hilaryo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the suggestion here on Tripadvisor as we were looking for a good sushi place... and we were amazed. The people working there were all so friendly. Even if it's not a tiny place and people are seated together, it's cozy. And the sushi...More

Thank bachmannv2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for dinner staff were very welcoming and got us seated quickly. The menu was explained in s very professional manner, and we both loved our chicken don and sashimi don. Would highly recommend

Thank Danskroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food. Fantastic service. Very friendly and accommodating. Recommend the gluten free prawn dumplings ( even though I’m NOT gluten intolerant) Will definitely come back.

Thank Lolab02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot to enjoy a wonderful Japanese luncheon whilst watching the GF on the big screen in Federation Square. The food and service was spot on. Thoroughly recommend for an unhurried quality lunch with outstanding service. We will return!!

Thank dajolani
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
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
USD 6 - USD 16
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, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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