Come for the music, particularly if you're a fan, and lounge around the Bar. While the Buddha does serve a PanAsian line-up of food, the emphasis on BAR should keep you from confusing it with a French culinary experience. If that's your goal, go elsewhere. This is more of a pilgrimage to the source of some of the finest DJ mixes on the planet. The atmosphere is dark and hallowed. The two-story Buddha, impressive. Can’t say much about the menu or restaurant because we skipped it. Based on folks we talked with while lounging with drinks, probably got the same quality food experience.
The view from the bar is entertaining. The food in the bar, splendid. We did the sushi roll combo and while seemingly adventurous, particularly being from the Pacific NW where sushi rules; it was fresh and nicely presented. Our bartender put up with our pigeon French and took very good care of us with an innovative variety of cocktails.
The music the night we were there was exactly what we were expecting, until we made our way toward the door past the DJ stand. Unbeknownst to us, there were musicians playing and being mixed with the DJ picks during the set. Absolutely seamless and beautifully crafted. We hung out a little longer to embrace this performance art. A wonderful sendoff to a delightful evening as we headed into the Paris night.