Buddha Bar Restaurant London

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964 reviews
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Pan-Asian
Buddha-Bar London Restaurant aims to push culinary boundaries and their menu blends Pan Asian cuisine with western tastes and influences. Chinese, Japanese, Thai and far eastern flavours are stylishly entwined to spearhead a new-wave Pacific Rim cuisine. The extensive wine and sake list compliment our dishes by featuring a wide selection of both world-renowned names and unusual finds.

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Sun - Wed 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Sat 12:00PM - 7:00PM

What 964 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Treated a friend to dinner for her birthday, the service and food was impeccable! Although there were a few rude customers the staff were apologetic.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

food was great! loved the sushi and the mains. drinks were great as well

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Our waitress was a revelation but not in a good way.

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DA
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Music was a little too loud for dining and we had to shout across the table but music selection was good. Unfortunately the waiting time for food kept us there much longer than we’d liked. It was clear that some orders were simply forgotten and prepared when waiter was reminded by us. Staff was very friendly.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Rapporto qualità prezzo scarso.

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London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Nice food and stylish place. Bit touristy. Ladies toilet full of girls taking selfies in the mirror!

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London
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Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely as always, we were late and were still fully accommodated on Valentines Day. Food and drinks were lovely as usual.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Music was too loud and was squashed in basically sitting with other people. Ambience wasn’t great but the food was good

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EG
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very nice ambiance with amazing decor. The service was not at all bad but nothing special and the food was good but not amazing for the steep prices. Great location and fun night out but nothing special for the price tag.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday. Everything was great apart from my dessert. I didn’t like that the staff put one candle and not sparklers like I’ve seen on social media but of a let down. Otherwise it was great

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London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, not as good as the Dubai version. The staff rush you through and forgot drink orders a couple of times as they were so busy. Still a fun night.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely food! The portions are huge, neither my friend or I could finish it! Our waiter was lovely and so were the door staff. It wasn't too busy.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner- it was great.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting and great food. Staff were really nice and very helpful when we deciding what to choose. Great selection of wines and everything was presented with time in between to enjoy the evening.

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London
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointed with Buddha bar this evening. This used to be my all time favourite restaurant in London 3 years ago coming twice a month. I have now returned after almost a year of not having seen it and everything has changed.
The service and customer experience was terrible, waiters were unprofessional and unhelpful. Nothing at the standard you would expect for what you are paying. The quality in the food has gone down completely and is not at all what it used to be, ingredients and overall presentation. This place used to be buzzing and completely full, now it’s completely empty which clearly reflects the downturn. From being my favourite restaurant... to now not returning again... very disappointing.
The only thing that hasn’t changed is prices

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but service was TERRIBLE. It really kills the whole experience when you constantly have to ask for things and even request an item because the server forgot to put in the order correctly. I reccomend going to other sushi places instead of this one.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our waitress barely made contact with us. We ordered four 17gbp cocktails that tasted like juice and didn’t give us the slightest buzz.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I visit the restaurant many times but yesterday the service was terrible i food was very late and they forgot the order

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London
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Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We stayed one hour with no service and we had reservation

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London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was sad that there was no loud songs

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London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was only luke warm when it arrived. The black cod had so many bones in, it was impossible to eat which is very unusual for black cod. This was kindly taken off the bill. The three other dishes we ordered were very bland in taste. We waited an hour before anyone cleared our table and brought us the bill. The bill was very expensive for the standard of food. Bar area and cocktails is all I would return for

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JI
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Staff were arrogant - they clearly think that they're cooler than everyone else (especially the Eastern European lady at reception) - and the service was slow and haphazard.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service is very slow
Delay the order
Order Error
staff not happy!!!

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London
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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Excellent restaurant every thing is prefect

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London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was really good, the quality of food is perfect. But I would say we had the worst service ever.

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London
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Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived late due to traffic and got seated still- thank you to the manager who looked after us!

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London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst experience ever!

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food

But very slow service

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Munich
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disgrace. The menus were delivered 45 mins after we sat, and food service was extremely slow, let alone drinks. The food was mediocre at best, let alone the abysmal service. Took 4 hours for simple meal. The second bottle of wine we ordered arrived after we paid the bill. As a policy a max of 3 cards can pay, which is awkward amongst a larger group and has absolutely no point. Never going back. Overrated. Not worth it’s reputation.

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Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A vibrant, hip, energetic upbeat restaurant with great food, a fantastic vibe and a unique blend of food, ambiance and sounds! Not for the quiet up-close-and-personal dinner conversation - but not too loud for a great time with close friends - something there for the foodies to the millenials to the baby-boomers!

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London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was really good, food was great and it was a good dining experience overall. We enjoyed ourselves.

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London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Music too laid, basic service, no care for the client. Food average. It was not like that in the past. Item was better service and better food last year.

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London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Not worth the money at all. Food was bland and VERY dry (duck rolls especially). Where we was sitting diffenetly needed a lick of paint. Basically for what they are trying to sell, it falls well below pair of what it actually is, Specially in relations to places like hakkasan. Never going back, well not to the London location anyways.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Usual place is Hakkasan but think I may have found my regular! Thanks to Mitin!

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SI
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food. Service was terrible. We were given other people’s food, our waiter didn’t know we had gotten our starters and finished them. He apologized for them taking long when in fact we were already done eating them. Server never came to bring check so we had to ask another for it.

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London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Asian fusion

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London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

I’ve been to Buddah Bar many times and so this experience is an exception, though unfortunately one I won’t forget. I’m pretty patient but to get a ‘don’t care’ type response after reminding the waiter of an order 3 or 4 times is unacceptable. I understand things go wrong, but I expect them to be fixed quickly when pointed out.

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s
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Buddha Bar is a nice venue with good ambience but I think there are better places in London for Pan-Asian food. We had a lovely waitress who was knowledgeable about the food and gave good recommendations. However I found the prawn Pad Thai flavourless and was not a good standard, calamari was slightly over cooked and chewy. The crispy sushi and lamb chops were the best dishes I had. Perhaps I picked the wrong dishes but I don’t think I’d return for the food. The cocktails and mochi ball desserts were delicious though.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

El servicio muy malo, solo 2 meseros, no tiene ambiente, la comida buena a secas, pero el valor precio calidad deja mucho que desear, existen muchas mejores opciones en Londres.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Dubai franchise cannot even be compared to this one. The food was not that good, the sushi had a weird funny taste, and the staff were uninformed giving contradicting information when it comes to minimum charges on the table. Purely unprofessional. Definitely not coming back.

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