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AU$10 - AU$26
CUISINES
Nepalese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 June 2023

Amazing food, amazing customer service. We went just before closing time but they still served with all heart open . Momo and khana set was amazing and the complementary tea was cherry on the top. Definitely recommend everyone to try their food.

Date of visit: June 2023
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The Hungry Buddha, Owner at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes Saloni ji.

Reviewed 20 May 2023

Great for lovely dinner out. Food is amazing. Specially their panipuri tastes the best. Mains were delicious too. We ordered “khasi ko masu” and “butter paneer” with a share of steam rice and cheesy garlic naan which was so good. Had to wait quite a...bit longer than expected but the food covers that part up. They even gave us complimentary papad while waiting for our food. Staffs were really nice and friendly as well.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Hungry Buddha, Owner at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes

Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Customer service needs improvement and needs to be faster. Takes more than an hour. Food is decent tho

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2022 via mobile

Sharing glimpse from my recent Napalese resturant visit - The Hungry Buddha based in Belconnen, Canberra. It has such a simple soulful food.. Love ❤️ the Chicken Lollipop and Momos🥰 it was mind blowing.. a must try from this place😊👍🏻Ambience is serene giving glimplse of...Nepal 🇳🇵 and customer friendly staff 😀!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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The Hungry Buddha, Owner at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes

Reviewed 18 October 2022

Food is always good and relatively authentic. Popular dishes tend to run out so get in early. Music on Fridays and Saturdays makes for a nice ambience.

Date of visit: August 2022
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The Hungry Buddha, Owner at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes

Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

Arrived at 6:20 on a quiet Thursday (1/4 packed restaurant), booked a table for 5 (confirmed) and was told we didn’t have a table, we were seated and ordered our food at 6:40, we did not receive our food until 7:55… one person from our...table did not get to sit and eat their meal as everyone had already eaten theirs, was sent home with a container of the food… Overly expensive and the food was cold when it arrived an hour after it was ordered. Entrance of the building also had a foul order.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022

We went on a wet Saturday afternoon for lunch at about 1 pm. We were the only customers. The waitress was friendly and apologetic as she was still setting up the tables. The masala chai was as warm as the atmosphere. We ordered veg.momos, cheese...naans, and malai koftas. As requested the food was mild, fresh, and enjoyable. The only downside was that you had to climb 2 flights of stairs and were not handicap-friendly .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Hungry Buddha, Owner at The Hungry Buddha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2024

Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes.

Reviewed 24 March 2022

Took our grandson and his girlfriend here on our visit to Canberra. All enjoyed the food which was full of taste and certainly we didn’t consider to be small helpings. We were all quite full and satisfied. Good friendly service. Quite a pleasant experience.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Thanks a lot for your love, support and appreciation. Hope to see you soon again. Best wishes

Reviewed 21 July 2021

The tables are well spaced making conversations easy. The menu has a good variety of dished to choose catering for all levels of 'heat'. The size of the meals were quite small, but nevertheless were very tasty and as ordered. The wait time was a...little long, given we were only a table of four and there were only two other tables with customers. But, the food was hot and as ordered. We had a trainee waitress who was unfamiliar with the dishes being served and had to ask the manager what they were - but everyone has to learn.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Out of six dishes, (three entrees and three mains) there was only one which was worth merit: the goat dish. Everything else was either shockingly lacking in flavour and dry or just badly presented, including a lack of serving utensils. The Naan was good as...was the rice, but the servings for all the dishes were all laughably small (sharing, you'd be lucky to get a very small serve from a bowl; and we got one teeny, tiny bowl of rice for 4 people!) This was all topped off with very, very frustratingly slow and confused service. As an aside it is worth noting for those looking for a quiet evening out, the restaurant acoustics are terrible. There were two very large groups there on the evening we dined, which made for an incredibly noisy and unpleasant evening, particularly when you throw in tired, young children running around and adults shouting. Wouldn't recommend given there are quite a few better Asian/ Indian style restaurants locally.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

Thought of hosting an event at hungry Buddha. We discussed it with the manager and he confirmed that he can accommodate us for the event for that day and we have even gone through the menu. Reflecting on his words I have organised everything and...in few days when I rang to remind him and confirm the order the staff there said they have backed out on me and gave the venue for a larger group. We had to rush looking for another venue at the last minute. That was very disappointing, very unprofessional ☹️More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

Horrible customer service and very unprofessional. Waited long for food and even the food was not as expected.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

To celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary we wanted to do something different, we decided on the Hungry Buddha and being little cautious if it would be too hot we found with some assistance the most beautiful meal. All the food was so nice we will...definitely be recommending this restaurant. Nepalese food is so delicious.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 16 July 2020 via mobile

I commend the Hungry Buddha for opening during COVID. It's a big venue with lots of space for patrons to distance safely. Hand sanitiser at the door. We loved our dishes of Panek Paneer and Nepalese lamb curry. The saffron rice was also very good....Great stuff! Will come again!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

This is a much better upstairs environment than their former place in the basement of Curtin shops. Food is much the same, though the "Beef vindaloo" was not as spicy as Indian vindaloo - but still nice and spiced. Many of the dishes are marked..."gluten free" - always welcome. WE had Tiger prawns simmered in the paste of traditional Nepali spices, lemongrass, lime leaves and coconut milk, plus chicken and a vegetable dish. Not overwhelming is portion size, so allowing a variety of choices. Well worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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The Hungry Buddha is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4