Having dinner out on Saturday is a big thing and its no different in Paris. With no bookings, you can forget about walk-ins even at 9pm. After getting rejected by one of the more popular bistro’s, we were quite lost. But considering how windy and cool it was that night, we decided to go for a curry meal at Restaurant Buddha just round the corner.
I have to say, we were quite lucky because a few patrons had just left leaving us with a couple of tables around. I was salivating when I saw the menu. The food was typically Indian/Nepalese with all the usual suspects. You get the lovely Momo dumplings, Chilli Chicken, Vindaloos, and Briyanis.
Eventually we decided to share and called many different dishes. I believe we had the Chilli Chicken, the Momo, a Briyani and a Lamb Korma. Also as the food came out a little slow, Buddha restaurant very kindly served us some Aloo Naan or stuffed naan.
Could not be happier at 9.30pm. We literally devoured it the moment it hit the table. That was how hungry we were!
Our platter of Momo’s which is a traditional Nepalese dumpling. I had it before at Himalayan Nepalese Restaurant in Perth and these were equally tasty!
The Chilli Chicken was the highlight of the night. Tender chicken pieces coated in a spicy, sticky sauce that was also mildly sweet. It was very flavoursome.
My meal at Buddha Restaurant was every bit satisfying. We ordered a lot and we were absolutely stuffed. With four mains, several naans and drinks for the table, we paid €25 per person which is considered pretty decent in this side of France. The service was a little slow but it never lacked courtesy for one moment. Buddha restaurant was easily a delicious meal in Paris and I would thoroughly recommend it if you are looking for something beyond the norms of a Parisian bistro.