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Fed Square > Eat + Drink > Chocolate Buddha

Chocolate Buddha

Where: Main Square, Federation Square, Melbourne

When: Daily from 12pm
Closed Christmas Day + New Year's Day 

Price Range: $6 - $35

P: +61 3 9654 5688

E: contact@chocolatebuddha.com




Modern Japanese in Melbourne’s CBD

Chocolate Buddha is one of the best Japanese restaurants Melbourne has to offer. The much-loved communal dining room specialises in traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. The menu has been designed around sharing, and has a tasty variety of Zensai, Izakaya, Sushi and Sashimi. The Restaurant is renowned for its Ramen (noodles) and Donburi (rice) dishes and has a great selection of Japanese Beer, Wine and Sake. With its unique interior and central location, Chocolate Buddha is perfect for any occasion. 



$20 Lunch Trays 
Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm
(excluding public holidays) 
Enjoy a lunch tray with your choice of vegetable curry, pork belly, Teriyakyi beef or chicken stir-fry, vegetable ankake or grilled salmon. All lunch trays include mixed leaf salad, miso soup, steamed rice, king fish and salmon sashimi and Goma-ae. 
View lunch menu »



Special Features: Gluten-free and vegetarian available, outdoor seating area


Access: Chocolate Buddha is wheelchair accessible. For further details visit, Accessiblity at Fed Square.



Awards + Reviews:


The Age Good Food Guide 2011 Score: 13.5/20


The Age Cheap Eats 2011 Score: **


Sunday Herald Sun: 5 of the best noodle soups (23 May 2010)

“Warming from the inside out, the gyu ramen chilli has tender char-grilled beef, vegetable dumplings, Swiss bean chard, bean sprouts and chilli sauce in a filling ramen noodle soup.”


Saturday Herald Sun Food Review (26 February 2011)

“Smack bang in the middle of Fed Square, it’s easy to dismiss this Japanese eatery as being touristy. But locals should give Chocolate Buddha some love – the tucker’s decent, there’s a fun vibe and one heck of a view”





Chocolate Buddha can cater for dinner and cocktail functions.


Want to make your next group booking hassle free?  Let us take the pressure off you and your guests! We have a great Sharing Menu available for a group of 10 people or more: 


$40 per person – 5 Shared Entrees + 5 Shared Mains

$50 per person – 5 Shared Entrees, 5 Shared Mains + 3 Shared Desserts


Contact: contact@chocolatebuddha.com.au



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