Gluten free menu

A wide selection of dishes catering for coeliacs
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Selection of sake

Imported from Japan, sake, shochu & umeshu


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We have three group menus for you

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Chocolate Buddha is a casual eatery serving dishes mainly from Japan, but also with influences from Korea and China. Our mission is to serve quality tasty meals in a friendly and inviting communal-seating environment. You can dine in either our beautifully decorated restaurant or outside on our terrace, which offers exclusive and expansive views of Melbourne’s ever-evolving skyline, skirting the Yarra River.

We are proud to be a part of Federation Square, which is perhaps the most important communal landmark location within our amazing city.  The land Federation Square occupies was once the home to the Kulin confederacy of Aboriginal peoples. We humbly acknowledge and pay tribute to the Wurundjeri people who are the custodians of this land. We love Chocolate Buddha and hope you do too!

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Upcoming Events

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We are only closed two days a year
Mon - Thurs
12pm - 10pm
Fri - Sat
12pm - 11pm
12pm - 10:00pm