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The Hungry Buddha

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
+61 2 6147 7326
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
U 8 8 Luxton St, Belconnen, Canberra 2617, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Hungry Buddha last .Saturday evening. As a family of four with one small person, they catered well, allowing a half portion of my sons choice. The flavours in the food were amazing and not too spicy for the kids. The restaurant is...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my first Nepali meal at The Hungry Buddha. The entrée was a very pleasant introduction to Nepalese cuisine. The main course was a curry dish and was not too spicy for my taste. The beverage menu is quite good for a restaurant of...More

Thank KevinVoyage
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great to see you settling in so well with the staff enthusiastic about their new location at the Farrer shops. Interesting Nepalese food and the banquet for four really good value.

Thank dbw906
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Hungry Buddha is located up a flight of stairs in a dreary corner of Belconnen, (One positive about the area, though, is that finding a parking spot is not a problem.) Once in the restaurant though you soon forget about its ordinary locale. The...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The flavours in all the meals are great, its a good change from indian food. There are also good vegan/vegetarian options as well. I would definitely return just because of the food although the service was pretty slack considering it wasn't busy at all it...More

Thank Kelsey L
Thapa8848, Manager at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Kelsey. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate every feedback as it gives us the chance to improve towards providing an enjoyable experience for our guests. I am gald to hear that you enjoyed the meal but...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visited with 8 friends for dinner. The banquet was great. BYO. Tricky to find - on a roundabout - but worth the effort!

Thank MIke2902
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, nice decor and great place to eat with young kids. Great vegetarian options as well. Plenty of car parks within 20 metres of front door.

Thank Searching_for_Ingwe
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Enjoyed the food and friendly service. Will go back again. Small selection of meal choices, but wow the meals are so full of flavour. The ambiance of the restaurant is completely different - you get transported to Nepal as soon as you start walking up...More

Thank evatt13
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Our family visited the Hungry Buddha on a Saturday evening Only two couples were there The surroundings were interesting Buddhist/Tibetan. The food servings were very tasty but very small. Service was attentive Restaurant is licensed. Dont think we would dine there again..Very pricey and we...More

Thank Adele F
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited The Hungry Buddha tonight and left not overly impressed. The food was good but the overall experience was let down due to the service. After ordering our entree arrived before our drinks. It shouldn't be hard to serve a bottled beer. We...More

Thank Gerard W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
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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