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Maly Buddha

#311 of 4,655 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hradcany & Letna
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Uvoz 46, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
12:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small restaurant at the top of the hill overlooking the Byzantine Prague castle is a perfect antidote to your time pressured tourism or life! Our daughter brought us here and has been a regular since moving to Prague. The decor is small dark alcoves with candles and..Buddha's! Our server Tina spoke English and was helping us create a feast... More 

Thank Richard F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my family have been coming here for years for various special occassions. You can always rely on the great quality of the food and cosy candlelit atmosphere. What makes it special is the ingredients and flavours which are pure and natural. Also the way they are put together is very clever. If you are after an informal, relaxing... More 

Thank Maddie F
Geneseo, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely gorgeous interior and the atmosphere is great. Has an extremely authentic feeling. Service was good, prices weren't bad. However the food was relatively bland, not as much flavor as typical Vietnamese and Thai food. Overall, worth a visit, but don't expect a meal to write home about

Thank vav2
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We visited after a recommendation from lonely planet and was not disappointed!! Just down from the castle the restaurant is very dark and intimate. Incense and Buddha statues located in all areas along with other asian decoration. The menu is amazing with so much different choice of Thai cuisine. The Banana tea was also amazing!! Well worth a visit.

Thank Jade9210
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is the one of the best restaurant in the area. Food was really really good, tasty and fresh. Service is without any special comments. Waitres was warm and welcoming. Just one thing is for improvement - because it is in old, partly underground place without big windows and light bulbs, only candles are on the table, then it is... More 

Thank Fanysek
Management response:

Thank you for your comment. We will try to do something with the light! 😉 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best meals I've had in Europe! I had beef pho and it was fantastic. My partner had the Vietnamese specialty and it was just as good. The spring rolls were unusual (big rolls of pastry) but absolutely wonderful flavour. Would highly recommend and will be coming back!

Thank Tori R
Management response:

Thank you very much! We appreciate! See you soon! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

From the street it looks like a very ordinary small restaurant. Even when you walk into a small hall you're still not sure what to expect, but while walking further in between tables you know that you're at the right place. Very subtle (a bit rustic) decorations around, a bit dark surroundings enlightened by small chandeliers creates a fantastic atmosphere... More 

Thank mister63214
Management response:

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate so much! Thats why we are here for more then 20yrs! See you again! ☺ More 

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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've been highly advised to go and have dinner in this piece of Far East in Prague. I actually loved the location and the way the restaurant look like. But the food is not what I expected, because all of us weren't totally happy of what we ate. Not that close to south East Asian flavors.

1 Thank Smallheidi
Management response:

We are very sorry about your feelings...hope your next visit will be much better and fits to you tastes. More 

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256 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Easy to miss, it is not on the street that some maps show it on, but do find it, good food, nice staff, fun place

Thank smackArkansas
Management response:

Thank you! Appreciate! More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Go here for delicious Asian food in a romantic gem on the left side of the river. The chef is a man from Vietnam who knows very well how to cook. He also gives cooking and meditation classes. There is also a waiter from Czech Republic who is so extremly sweet. It's a shame I haven't asked for his name.... More 

Thank Broadwaybabe
Management response:

Thank you very much for your feedback! Peter is here and thanks! He is very touched! ☺ Team Malý Buddha More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 13
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Cash Only, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Uvoz 46, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Hradcany & Letna
  • Neighbourhood: Hradcany & Letna
  • Phone Number: 00420604709379

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Hradcany & Letna

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Hradcany & Letna
Your experience in Prague will never be complete if you do not see it from the top. Hillsides, stretched from the west to the north, provide spectacular views of greenish copper cupolas, narrow cobblestone streets, bridges connecting both river banks and green gardens from red-roof tops of centuries-old houses. Prague pulls you into its 1300 year old history. Walking up the hill or stairs to Prague Castle, the historical seat of Czech rulers and the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral can leave you speechless (and out of breath). Luckily, plenty of terrace cafés overlooking gardens and beautiful parks are available to provide rest and a place to catch your breath again.
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