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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
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Wed 19:00 - 02:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 15:00
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Buddha-Bar Restaurant – Kinda Funky We dined at the Buddha Bar restaurant Saturday evening and unfortunately our table was not in the best position, a draft every time the main door to the restaurant opened. I did ask a hostess could we get moved but I was dismissed, which was not the right approach for a guest spending money. So... More 

Thank rjcrowther
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there few days ago with my husband and everything was delicious and nice. I just want to reccommned!

Thank morganepollion
Brighton, UK
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb last night in Budapest. Five stars for atmosphere (DJ Andy is awesome) and the service (Marcell is one of those waiters in Budapest I have seen occasionally who totally love their job and are a major part of a superb dining experience). The atmosphere is great, we went upstairs for a drink first and the whole place is beyond... More 

Thank David_and_Patrick
Las Vegas, Nevada
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223 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love eating and lounging at every Buddha Bar overseas. This place is beautiful on the inside... The stairs are amazing walking up them like a movie star to the lounge. The lounge is "smokey" meaning secluded and sexy... I loved the lounge area and the food was to die for... Everything is detail oriented and I love that.. Drinks... More 

Thank Stephanie C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

good Asian food , great choice and all presented very beautifully and with lots of imagination. but it could do with more lights for us to see what we are eating

Thank molder2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous place to eat, we had the banquet which was brilliant, the staff are very attentive and helpful. It's a beautiful building, well worth a visit.

Thank Leahho65
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can enjoy the great experience of the most chic lounge bar in the world drinking great cocktails.

Thank Wonderlust095
Borbala K, Vezető at Buddha-Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wonderlust095, I am so glad to learn from you that you were intrigued by our unique interior, as well as impressed by the service and the fantastic cocktails we rendered to you. We truly appreciate your generous feedback, thank you for taking the time to share it with other travelers. We can’t wait to host you again for your... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was 3 minutes walk from our hotel in Vaci street. We went for dinner. The atmosphere was relaxing. Liked the music and the service as well. We ordered sushi and is was not bad. The waitress was very friendly and helpful when we asked her few questions related to the city. We asked for a cab and it was... More 

1 Thank Nadine K
Borbala K, Vezető at Buddha-Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nadine K, Thank you for taking your valuable time for sharing your opinion with us. Your kind words are really appreciated. It is such a heart-warming feeling to read that our unique interior and the authentic Buddha-Bar music were at your highest pleasure, and that our attentive and professional staff was able to go above and beyond to be... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

delicious, nice ambiente, very very very nice service, very very good food. all was perfect. looking forward to enjoy this kitchen and this ambiente again soon.

1 Thank SCT_BSL
Borbala K, Vezető at Buddha-Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SCT_BSL, Your lovely review is highly appreciated, thank you for posting it on TripAdvisor to help other travelers in their choice. It is our greatest pleasure to read that you found everything perfect, highlighting our attentive staff and the Asian fusion cuisine. We are very much looking forward to host you again next time you visit Budapest! Warm regards,... More 

Lille, France
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to few Buddha bars around the world and had good souvenirs about it ... I will not about this one. The atmosphere of restaurant is amazing but unfortunatly this is it. The food is really average, i took the dinner bento and was quite disappointed by quality of meals. The service was really poor with very pushy... More 

Thank Antoine G
Borbala K, Vezető at Buddha-Bar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Antoine G, First and foremost, let me thank you for your candid review, we value all feedback coming from our guests. Please be assured that we have taken a good note of your comments, and investigated the mentioned issues. I am very sorry to read about the unpleasant experience you had while visiting Buddha-Bar Budapest. I am concerned to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 15:00
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
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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Staying in District V / Inner City

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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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