About us


The Hungry Buddha, Nepalese Cuisine, Belconnen is quickly making its mark in the Canberra’s north. The Nepalese establishment is now into its 7 years of operation, (originally established in Curtin and moved to Belconnen in 2016) is not going to disappoint you. The restaurant boasts modern architecture and ambience created for you to have an amazing experience with your loved ones.


The fresh aroma of spices welcomes you and that will make you fall in love with the place from the get-go. Teak tables and floors and comfortable chairs add warmth. The relaxed ambience is further enhanced by Nepalese instrumental music playing softly in the background. The experience is complemented by an all-round service from the knowledgeable staff.


The Hungry Buddha Belconnen is one of the top Nepalese/Asian Restaurant in Canberra. Open 7 nights a week from 5 pm, the restaurant does deliveries/takeaway and is a licenced venue. BYO’s are welcome, wine only and $6 corkage. The drinks menu includes local/interstate wines and beers all the way from Nepal.


  • Lachhu

    Co-Founder / Director
    Co-founded in 2011 with Ben Richardson, The Hungry Buddha now is one of Canberra's successful business. Lachhu's little interest in cooking was enough to bring up an idea with Ben one day while they used to carpool on their way to work in Canberra's south as public servants. Then all the fun and adventure began. After all these years, The Hungry Buddha is one of the household names in Canberra. Lachhu has since gone on to build a successful travel company that takes tours to Nepal called the Buddha Odyssey. After the 2015 earthquakes, Lachhu has also co-founded the REACH for Nepal Foundation with Canberra friend and mentor Lou Nulley. The Hungry Buddha is now in two locations - Belconnen and Farrer. The original restaurant is closed as of Sep 2017.
  • Amin

    Restaurant Manager Belconnen
    Amin first graced The Hungry Buddha with his presence near the beginning of our journey in 2011. He has always been there with the undeniable skill to make stuff happen. Together we have built, crafted, managed The Hungry Buddha Belconnen into the restaurant it is today. He is also a keen fisherman and if he calls in sick, you know he is down in Batesman Bay...but that is alright.