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The Hungry Buddha

U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6147 7326
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
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"The food is a wonderful example of Nepalese cuisine"
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"Do yourself a favour and try out this restaurant"
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"Really pleased with the quality of the food across the board"
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It wasn't a nepal experence, needs some work. Food - Bland Service - Meh Environment - Great Big restaurant but empty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Genzi98
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Had visited the restaurant when it was based in Curtin, and not been to the new Belconnen premises. The service was as warm and friendly as I'd remembered. The waiter was able to offer suggestions, and the food was flavoursome, with great aromatic curries. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Russell N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time, a birthday treat for my wife, and we were most pleased. Great good, an extensive range of Nepalese food, exquisite flavours.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tony K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have ordered from here many times and it has never disappointed. The food is always fresh and full of flavour. Goes great with a bottle of red wine. Friendly staff. Recommended!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here for the four of us and we were all very happy with the meals and service. The cellar might need to be thought about but otherwise we were all very pleased.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PW03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were 8 of us, we ordered a banquet ($35pp) and we went home hungry. The food was very average - nothing special and lacked seasoning. Based on the reviews here, I had high expectations and was really disappointed with the food and how little...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Snowie_Meli
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This might be our third trip as a family and we are just t loving it. Kids have room to wander and the staff is attentive. The chef dishes out some amazing curries for us to share. It's our new suburban favourite. Thanks the Hungry...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thead077
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I had been here a few times last year and found the food to be really, really good. Malai kofta is my favourite Indian dish, and this Nepalese restaurant did it very well. So, after not having eaten here for about a year, I yesterday...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kirby S
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

One of the top nepalese cuisine in canberra. Had a wonderful drink and dinner with friends. And hospitality was perfect as well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lalit M
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This place has an amazing interior (lil plants and jars of spices and timber used to decorate in such a modern and beautiful style). Not only that but the dishes we ordered were a absolutely delicious - the sauces with the entrés were so so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Acaciajoyce
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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