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Buddha Bar Restaurant London

3.9
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1313 reviews
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£41 and over
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Pan-Asian
Buddha-Bar is universal, each destination is unique in its own right. We have ensured the concept is flexible to the British lifestyle, yet still attractive to the restaurant's eclectic audience, which is a great reflection of London's cosmopolitan crowd.
Signature dishes here include spicy Mango Maki, Spicy tuna tartare, Yellowtail kisame, and Wagyu beef fillet with truffle butter. Sushi & Sashimi platters & Maki rolls are also very popular, available any day of the week.
Signature cocktails you will enjoy are the Bubble Wap, the Kiwi Kukama and of course the amazing Tokyo Old Fashioned.
The atmosphere at Buddha-Bar is young, sexy and vibrant, with crowd of like-minded professionals, keen to relax over a few drinks and exciting cuisine.
Thursday nights: Arabian themed nights with live singers, musicians & stunning belly dancers.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1313 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.7
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4.0
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3.6
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Keisha
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to would recommend to anyone!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Waiting a long time to be served, food took forever to come out.
Starter was good but main was terrible.
Cocktails were great

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Cece
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal in a lovely venue. From the start, the staff were very professional and accommodating as we had to move seats but they dealt with the request immediately. The food was very tasty and presentation was beautiful, overall o cannot complain as the night out ticked all the boxes..I would definitely recommend if you want lovely ambiance, nice staff and great food.

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NASM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good!! And all the meat was halal. Lovely customer service. Lovely evening! Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Greece
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing,however the service wasn’t great. It was difficult to get one of the waiters to take our order.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Good for drinks and atmosphere is great. Food looks good but taste wise not so great especially considering the price point.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Quite an unenjoyable dining experience.
Given the worst table upon arrival and one of the front of house girls was incredibly rude, unhelpful and full of attitude.
Large rowdy crowds surrounded us who were constantly taking photos and shouting, which really crushed the ambience.

On top of that, very poor service; waiters/waitresses were not attentive whatsoever.. one of our main courses didn’t even arrive. With the prices of the food you’d expect at least silver service. Nobody topped up drinks, introduced themselves to us, and absolutely nobody checked up on us.

Never dining here again.. it’s a waste of time. There’s many much nicer places nearby!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The customer service was the worst and we felt like we were rushed out of the restaurant. I will never eat here again.

RB
vipRoBh
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the vibe, food & service at Buddha Bar. The only bad experience is with the bouncers outside who are not very welcoming! but I guess they’re just doing their jobs :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great ambience and experience, amazing food. Only let down was lack of staff attending to our table to order more drinks and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service. Too many rules. We weren’t allowed to take pictures in the restaurant.

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Neisha
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Waiter clearly rushed off her feet more staff needed downstairs didn’t ask how we were once food was decent the rock shrimp was incredible I would recommend for the atmosphere met a lovely couple there But you don’t go to a restaurant to meet lovely couples you go to have great food

JC
JamieC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great food and service! Crowds built up at the door because the hosts insisted every single person from every single table fill in track and trace, normally it should just be from 1 from each table.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in buddha bar at least 3-5 days a week. Food, service, vibe is just out of this world

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Hi, I usually have a excellent customer experience visiting here but on this occasion it was slightly different. I had a table reservation booked for 20:15, firstly I wasn’t greeted at all on arrival, I had to wait extra 10-15 mins to be told the table is being prepared, the surroundings of the table was next to people who’s behaviour was unacceptable, I had to wait quite long for the food, I had to turn away some food because it wasn’t to its standard when I usually get it from here. I spoke to the manager Christian at the end who did apologies for what had happened this evening and due to this covid guidelines not everything was going the way it should have. I do look forward to visiting again because I know this restaurant is always on the customer agenda and it’s service usually is 100% spot on.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was great. I enjoyed their signature Barbecued chicken with jasmine rice! Also loved the Sushi and Smoked salmon gyoza 😍😍 service was very slow and it wasn’t that busy tbf. I think it’s probably because they tried focusing on the new restrictions placed. Food came out prompt but no one came to check if everything was ok, or even approached to refill drinks. Getting someone’s attention was hell also. Ambience is lovely. Music was too loud though!

SM
SachaM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was okay good cam every fast and the service was very good

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for my 25th birthday. The venue is very nice, before entering you have to download the NHS trace and tracking app and have to wear your masks. Masks have to stay on unless you are seated at your table.

I enjoyed what I ordered, Beef short rib and Tempura tiger prawns and the waiter we had was kind

SA
ShuaibA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food. Food is Halal! I’ll be returning soon!

DG
DanaG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is not first time for us in Budha bar so i will always come back with pleasure! Service is great ,friendly and focused on our needs plus the sushi 🍣 is 👌 perfect! See you soon !

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I came here a year and a half ago, food was not as tasty 2nd time round

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londonfood
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

In the current climate it was nice to enjoy an evening out. The service was as good as it could be with social distancing however the restaurant was rather busy. The majority of food was excellent the sushi really let the meal down! As a returning customer it was disappointing that the food quality has gone down.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Not great. Service is poor

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was very slow, took nearly an hour for one of the mains to come after the rest of the food had come. Seated in the back in a dark lit section (not very aesthetically pleasing). Spring rolls were dripping in oil and the main chicken dish which was one of their specials was very bland and mediocre. Shocked when the bill came, because the food was highly overpriced for what it was- and to top it off service was extremely slow. do not recommend.

RP
vipRichardP
London
28 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed very much , good menu choice , good service , sadly a little quite with Covid but sill a good experience I will be back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is Aplus, Being a vegetarian was bit skeptical about. The menu... but was very impressed with the quality and the portion of the food.. orderd veg padthai, veg green curry and veg dumplings.. it was delciious and perfect.
The starters were amazing !!! Overall experience wss FAB will defenitely visit again❤️

GB
GuvBiring
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever, Buddha Bar were accommodating and the service was great.

Great atmosphere and most importantly, the food is superb.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service food came
Before drinks waited till literally closing of the restaurant before served our drinks we got a complementary after complaining

AT
vipAlexT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would like to make a formal complaint if someone could contact me. Do not expect to be spoken to so so rudely by a member of your reception team with such an attitude because she made a mistake on the admin side

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Aisha
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second time coming here, and it didn’t disappoint. Even though the booking was late, we were still able to order what we wanted. Some waiters were a bit dodgy, we’d ask for something and they wouldn’t return but the manager was great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

The food and drinks were great, but the service was truly shocking. The staff need to be more aware of their tables as it completely took away from the meal. Considering the price, this needs to be rectified. This is the second time we have experienced this pre and post lockdown, so not a one off occurrence.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing stuff. Amazing food. Amazing Music and vibe!

TW
TamaraW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was terrible, calamari had no taste, lamb chops tasted like salt and the sea bass sauce was horrible the only thing I enjoyed was the sushi, egg fried rice was very average I could make it better at home. After visiting Buddha Bar me and my partner agreed that maybe eating out isn’t for us anymore due to how poor the food and service was. In terms of service it was non existent we was sitting in a corner in the dark practically it was so hard to even order drinks/food I had to ask a waiter for a menu as they failed to even provide that when we first sat down at the table (I should of known from then how bad the Service would be) spending over £200 on food/drink you’d expect great service and good quality food, this was not it. If your looking for good Asian food I’d always recommend ROKA Or Hakkasan we only went Buddha bar because Roka was fully booked wishing I stayed at home and spent the money on a purse or something. Never again

BB
vipBB33
London
35 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service very very slow. Staff pleasant but clearly stretched. Food and drinks tasty but a bit pricey. Indecisive on whether I'd go back again

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RSxo
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, service could have been better.

ST
SaraT
London
1 review