Buddhamann is located in the Corinthia Complex in St. Julian’s. It has a minimalist decor, with an all-glass structure allowing for unobstructed views of St. George’s Bay while the myriad lights of Paceville and St. Julian’s make up their own colourful firmament. In summertime the terrace is perfectly delightful as the refreshing breeze from the sea relieves from the stuffiness of the Maltese summer heat. In contrast, during wintertime when the rain is pelting down with a vengeance the ambience is spectacular.
Buddhamann is about sharing good food, wine, company and a love for the pleasures of the palate. The menu is infused with Asian elements taking familiar dishes and re-imagining them, gently pushing you to open up to new and exciting ideas. The Geisha degustation tasting menu is ideal for first time diners giving you fresh and delightfully creative options. There are fresh oysters and a sophisticated selection of caviar available. Dishes from the à la carte menu include blue tiger prawns tempura served with shichimi spicy mayo. The roasted crispy and marinated duck with plum and ginger sauce, cucumber and spring onions is great for sharing. Gauci’s signature ‘lobster popcorn’ with chilli chutney, spicy mayo, micro cress and black sesame seeds, are delectable whilst the baby calamari Asian pad Thai pasta with coconut velouté, tandoori sauce, lime, chilli and coriander is sublime. The wine list is equally playful and enticing. A side of garlic and ginger or chili, onion and coriander naan bread are fresh and warm.