Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London

4.1
1344 reviews
£41 and over
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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1344 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.2
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3.7
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRedSunshine
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Very average. Nothing special but still charged a lot. Not nearly as good as Novikov or Roka but behave like they are in the same league. Dull menu. Couple of really drunk morons at the bar! Won’t go back.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Please contact us my phone is +1 (954) 494-4224 from USA
MY SELF AND MY HUSBAND ARE HERE FOR 3 days celebrating our happy moon I had a reservation and confirmation for dinner at 00:45 yesterday.
As it shows here in the confirmation.
This was awfully sad because we arrived at the restaurant at 00:50 meaning 5 min late….
BIG DEAL!
They didn’t let us in they didn’t even open the door,
From the inside the manager YES SIR THE MANAGER told me I was 5 min late and restaurant was close!!!
This is unacceptable for us.
I’m not happy I didn’t have dinner and also I was very disappointed because we are here supposedly to have fun and good time!
Sorry this was a horrible situation I’m a great client of this company I go the one located in Paris and they know that we are not going there to spend money in just a counsel drink we always ALWAYS spend $$$$$ a lot of money.
And obviously we all TIP great the employees, sooooooo disappointed.

Hopefully at least I get my money for the booking back.

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evat
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere service and drinks will go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we was running late they were so helpful! It was for my birthday and it was a calm environment. The food was great and the team were really nice! Thank you !!

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moniquef
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice place but the music was doing my head in the music that was playing is more for a spa and relaxation but otherwise I really enjoy every bit

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DavinaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The staff could have been friendlier and service could have been quicker especially as it wasn’t very busy when we went

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Below average

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time at Buddha bar. Nice setting and ambience. Waitress was very attentive and food was served promptly and also tasted nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Experience was poor, due to the fact everything was sold out and ontop of that they took my last order I waited 30mins for them to even forgotten my order and for them to say it was sold out and there was nothing else I could order because the kitchens closed. It was my birthday.

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Ling
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely good, service is slow but overall a lovely place

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vipHanan
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful. I have dined at Buddha-Bar 3 times in the past and the food is great however the reception and management staff are what ruined each experience. The receptionist gave our table away to someone else even though we made a reservation. That was the final time for dining and we were turned away on the final night before new covid restrictions. A couple in front of us in the queue were allowed in however we weren't for some reason. If a reservation is made you'd expect to be able to be seated. However Buddha-Bar give tables away to anyone willing to dine there not considering guests who have made reservations. Hence the reason why on open table it says that I have dined there despite the fact that I was turned away - they handed the reservation to another party. The manager Yanna wasn't very helpful either in resolving this issue and kept repeating the same phrase in a rude manner. Terrible experience. Wouldn't recommend it, try elsewhere for better customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Beautiful place,beautiful atmosphere,not the rest.
For the price of everithing,u guys can pay 2-3 more waitress-waiter to have a really good service.

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JanE
London
42 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, selection of drinks and ambiance considering our current situation. Staff were excellent. Happy clients.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Visited for my birthday and was treated with the upmost respect. Great vibes and amazing food

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TayoO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was amazing however the cocktails are way to expensive. The cocktails were between £11 - £14 each and the drinks are very small. I was very disappointed with that.

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Hassan
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff were very helpful.

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Katy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Good size portions and very nice food.

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CaronK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was not very impressed with The Buddha Bar.
The sushi was good but the mains were average.
The service was slow even though the manager did give us a free drink each for our wait.
I didn't like the atmosphere much either sadly.
Overpriced and pretentious.

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Ronnie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant all round good dinner and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

It was a birthday booking and once seated, after looking at the menu we asked for a waiter and one of that staff members said ill call a waiter. We kept looking for a waiter and 30 mins later a waiter came to our table to take our order. We then wanted our dessert for the birthday girl that we ordered before but we couldnt find a waiter to ask. We waited another 15 minutes. Then at that point we were fed up. We asked the food to be packed and asked for the bill and asked them to remove the dessert. We said that we need to go back to Southampton which is a 2 hour drive so please be quick, as motorway can close. The food packing and bill took another 25 minutes. Very disappointed and it wasn’t worth the 2 hour drive we did from Southampton for the birthday meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Brought the starter and main all at once. Brought the drink midway of our dinner. My main I got the rice before the cod told them the rice will get cold so they took it away

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wiltonP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment
Staff is very friendly and profissional

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JadeW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely vibe, I would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this restaurant, the food was lovely. No waiting around, was very quick. The service was on point. The mood was great, music and the vibez.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place .. had a lovely time and didn’t know they served shisha

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The strawberry dragon is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant beautiful location

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The place is very decorative, trendy and instagrammable. The service and staff was good. The dynamite shrimp is delicious as well as the otoro tataki. However the volcano, spider and spicy tuna rolls were disappointing. Was expecting better from a known establishment

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was amazing. The food is very flavoursome with very generous portions. The drinks were amazing.
The interior of the restaurant is 10/10! Customer service is also immaculate. Only thing I would say is wish the lighting on the tables were a bit brighter as it was quite dark in the restaurant.
All in all Would defo visit this restaurant again.

Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It is always a success when we are able to deliver a great experience to our guests. We all hope to see you soon again at Buddha Bar London. Kind Regards Buddha Bar Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was very nice, staff was friendly and the restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere.

Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thank you very much indeed for this excellent review. It is always a success when we are able to deliver a great experience to our guests. We all hope to see you soon again at Buddha Bar London. Kind Regards Buddha Bar Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Lovely service
Lovely ambience

Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Thank you very much indeed for this excellent review. It is always a success when we are able to deliver a great experience to our guests. We all hope to see you soon again at Buddha Bar London. Kind Regards Buddha Bar Team

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DN89
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good space, good food and good staff. Would definitely recommend 👍

Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London
Responded on 28 October 2020

Dear DN89, Thank you very much indeed for this 5-star review, really glad you enjoyed Buddha-Bar London ! See you again! Kind Regards Buddha-Bar Team

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Keisha
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

Buddha Bar Restaurant and Bar, London
Responded on 29 October 2020

Dear Keisha, Thank you very much indeed for this excellent review. It is always a success when we are able to deliver a great experience to our guests. We all hope to see you soon again at Buddha Bar London. Kind Regards Buddha Bar Team

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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