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  3. Distance: 0.70mi
  4. Distance: 18.29mi
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  2. Distance: 0.54mi
  3. Distance: 0.70mi
  4. Distance: 18.29mi

About Fat Buddha Durham

Welcome to Fat Buddha Asian Bar & Kitchen, Durham's newest Asian Fusion restaurants. Inside the bar and restaurant our design, food, drinks and service sets it firmly apart from all the other traditional Asian-based Durham restaurants in the city.

Our menu is based on Asian Fusion which brings a host of ingredients, flavours and preparation methods. Many dishes will not only have familiar basic ingredients, but a finished look and taste which will be totally fresh and new.

Our drinks menus are full of traditional wines, beers and spirits, with many new twists commonly known as cocktails. At Fat Buddha Durham Restaurants you will not only enjoy high design, but a unique atmosphere and dining experience Durham restaurants.

Fat Buddha has been named as the Best Restaurants in Durham (Restaurant of the Year 2008 & 2009 in the Durham City Retail Awards).

Unit 6B and 6C
Walkergate Complex
Durham, Durham DH1 1SQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday: 12pm - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
0191 383 1390

Website:
http://www.fatbuddharestaurant.com/

Parking Details:

Secure pay on foot parking is available underneath the Walkergate complex as well as various parking availability throughout Durham City Centre.

Public Transport:

We are near both Durham train and Bus Stations with several bus stops close to the restaurant. Evening Taxi ranks are also situated close by.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fat Buddha Durham Ratings and Reviews

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4
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3.8

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (27)
Special Occasions (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Lunch (19)
Fun (17)
Romance (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Spicy (14)
Waterfront (14)
Group Bookings (14)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Cosy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tapas (4)
Brunch (3)
Child Friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Seasonal (2)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 2 September 2017

Excellent experience. However there is no disabled access to the upstairs restaurant so our friend could not go to this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 30 August 2017

Our granddaughter enjoyed her end of summertime treat before she starts Secondary School next week.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 25 August 2017

After friends and family recommendations we finally decided to try here for my partners birthday and were definitely NOT disappointed. The service was great, drinks were superb and the food was outstanding. Will definitely be taking another trip here sooner rather than later!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 5 August 2017

Wonderful staff we had a brilliant time and the food was gorgeous 😘

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 28 June 2017

Lovely food pleasant staff nice ambient restaurant I came for first time at Christmas and brought my fiancé for her birthday

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 23 June 2017

Amazing meal - as per usual. Went for our anniversary, they surprised us with a booth, balloons and a note to celebrate our anniversary. Such an amazing touch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 18 June 2017

A lovely place with an excellent lunch menu, and really tasty food.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 16 June 2017

Excellent as always would recommend for any meal or occasion

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 15 June 2017

Really nice meal - just a shame the upstairs wasn't open.
Great service, the staff couldn't do enough.
Meals were amazing and good value for money.
Cocktails are not to be missed!

Tags: Spicy, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Lovely food been many times always nice food. Service was quick and the cocktails are good lots of choice

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Newcastle)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Never fails. Food was delicious - especially the dim sum and the honey chilli chicken. Waiting staff were lovely. Reasonably priced for the quality of food you receive. Love this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Food as ever was good, they didn't however have any record of the booking I'd made through OpenTable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 14 May 2017

Lovely food and great service from the staff it wasn't busy the night we went as was a Sunday but even so very fast service but not so much that you would feel rushed

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Good food, good service, just a little too expensive for what you get.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Exceptional food and fab service. Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 6 April 2017

Fab restaurant, both the food and the cocktails we had were fabulous. Great waiter too, nice and friendly - would definitely return!!

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 25 March 2017

Excellent service food and setting. Slightly overpriced but worth it for the cocktails!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Attentive staff delicious food and fairly priced - highly enjoyable

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Had a fantastic time at Fat Buddha . The staff are warm friendly and very professional. The meal arrived quickly and the food was outstanding.My wife and i were looked after very well throughout and i would recommend a night out here.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Casual
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 6 March 2017

first time we had been and it certainly wont be the last. Food was great and staff very friendly. cant say it was expensive, good value for money.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 26 February 2017

Fantastic food as always great service and ambience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Amazing food, amazing cocktails and brilliant busy Saturday night atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on 23 February 2017

Really great experience with family and child menu. Nothing too much for our waitress.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 1 February 2017

The food was excellent. The service was faultless and the staff helpful, even organising balloons.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 23 January 2017

Visited for the first time for my other halfs birthday, food was amazing and cocktails even better! Great service x

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 23 January 2017

It was my first time there and I absolutely enjoyed from going in to coming out of the place . The food was fantastic and enjoyed every mouth full . I will be back and told loads of people about it so see u again soon
Sue
Thankyou so much
Well worth it all

Tags: Fun, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 21 January 2017

Excellent food and service. Well worth the money. The menu was reduced compared to the evening menu but this was no reflection on the standard of food. Would definitely recommend and visit again. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Newcastle)·Dined on 20 January 2017

Served by a lovely waI tress with short blonde hair who was excellent. Food hot and tasty. Went downstairs for 2 fir 1 cocktails that were very nice. Well done

Tags: Hot Spot
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 29 December 2016

Brilliant, helpful and friendly staff. Absolutely amazing food. This was out first visit and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 22 November 2016

Great food at a good value, took a few more minutes to get the bill so they took off the service charge

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 19 November 2016

Fantastic from start to finish! The staff are a credit to the company!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 13 November 2016

Been here several times always a nice meal. Service is also good.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 4 November 2016

We ate at Fat Buddha, Durham, on Friday night. We both said that this was the best meal that we have had out in Durham. The service was immaculate. Very friendly and helpful staff that couldn't have done more for us. The food was truly delicious, we were very impressed by the quality of the food and the waiting time between courses. We had a great evening at Fat Buddha and are excited to return again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 30 October 2016

Attended with friends for a get together, the service was excellent and food was lovely I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 25 October 2016

Fantastic meal well prepared food. Service was spot on will be revisiting very soon

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 22 October 2016

10/10 would dine again

Very tasty tonkatsu and cocktail

Tags: Spicy, Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 18 October 2016

We attended Fat Buddha in Durham to celebrate our daughters birthday. It was mid week with a few other patrons but far from being crowded which was great. The food was delicious and the service was very good, friendly staff and very efficient. Highly recommended.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
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 (County Durham)·Dined on 11 October 2016

My first visit was with my other half for her birthday. Neither of us had been before and was on the whim that we tried the fat Buddha in Durham. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere was lovely with very tentative waiting staff. Aesthetically it was beautiful inside, with, an almost cat-walk like walkway to our table on the first floor. A wide selection of dishes were available with something for everyone. I'm a fussy eater but didn't struggle to find something to enjoy. Set menu was available to us which brought amazing value to a beautiful evening. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to try something different.
5 stars *

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (County Durham)·Dined on 5 October 2016

Great place. Food divine and very filling. The staff are very pleasant, friendly and helpful. We will definitely return. The offer of two courses for £10 before 7 and £15 after 7 is a really deal Book a table before you go as it's always busy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (County Durham)·Dined on 17 September 2016

Lovely food- was a favourite when I was at uni in Durham. Still good, just a shame they no longer serve Sizzling Teryaki Aubergine. One qualm is that the music was too loud- had to shout to hear each other.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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