Chocolate Buddha is one of the best Japanese restaurants Melbourne has to offer. The much-loved communal dining room specialises in traditional Ramen (noodle) and Donburi (rice) dishes with a contemporary twist. A regular in The Age Good Food Guide, Chocolate Buddha is renowned for its unique interior and original dishes using organic and free-range meats and local vegetables.
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 functions of 20 up to cocktail parties for 100 people.
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