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The Hungry Buddha

U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6147 7326
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Nepalese, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here having never tried Nepalese before and can definitely say I want to have it again! The food was excellent and well priced, the staff were very friendly and the menu gave you a bit of everything to choose from. I recommend the eggplant...More

Thank NT15213
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere is informal and casual. The food is a wonderful example of Nepalese cuisine. You must try this hidden gem of a restaurant. My slow cooked lamb was tender and delicious. The service was prompt and efficient. The servings were very generous. I was...More

Thank KevinVoyage
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here multiple times now and me and everyone I’ve been with always loves the food I must say I have found my favourite butter chicken also there I recommend there Aloo tama, jogi tarkari and the Jhaneko Daal

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite unpretentious premises, this restaurant not far from Belconnen Town Centre offers great value for money with authentic Nepali dishes, inexpensive wines, and friendly and competent staff.

Thank Bob_and_Margaret_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried our luck and booked a table only an hour before arrival which in Canberra can be almost impossible. The Nepalese food was nice and hot on a very cold night, tasty and plentiful for the two of us having ordered a selection of...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit at the Hungry Buddha, Belconnen and five stars service all round. Even the chef had time to come say hello as we finished our dinner around 9 pm It was a Wednesday night, and place was reasonably busy. Nice Nepalese Restaurant in Canberra,...More

1  Thank Amber B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The first thing you notice is the minimalist, tranquil decor as you enter the restaurant. You are greeted by friendly, genuine staff who allow just enough time for you to consider your choice of drinks. The menu is varied and a great opportunity to try...More

Thank Bec M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This Nepalese restaurant is upstairs and has a traditional feel. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The menu offered many choices and the dishes we chose to share were spicy and delicious. I would definitely return here when next in Canberra.

Thank sleeplessincanberra
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great authentic food, excellent professional service, lovely ambience, highly recommended - a must try!!

Thank Singh D
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We just wanted some different food, so we decided to try Nepalese cuisine at the Hungary Buddha. We were not disappointed. Food tasted very good and the service was excellent. The only drawback was that the food took longer to come to the table than...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 7 - USD 19
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra  >  Belconnen
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6147 7326
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The Hungry Buddha began its life in mid-2011 with two simple goals mind, too cook authentic Nepalese food, and serve our customers with a genuine and friendly hospitality. Two friends, Lachhu Thapa and Benjamin Richardson, have come together to turn this concept into a reality. Priding themselves on staying true to their original goals of traditional food and great service.
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