4.27.2010

Sneak Peek: Buddha-Bar

A girl with a dragon tattoo at the entrance to Buddha-Bar.
metrocurean photos

This afternoon at a ceremony complete with fragrant incense, pounding drums and a dancing dragon, the soon-to-open Buddha-Bar's 18-foot, onyx-glazed Buddha was blessed. The statue traveled some 10,000 miles from Indonesia to grace the main dining room of the new pan-Asian restaurant, slated to open May 10 at 455 Massachusetts Ave. Here's a peek inside the new space:

The Buddha watches over the 170-seat restaurant.




10 comments:

lindelle said...

Great pictures! I can't wait to done there.

lindelle said...

Dine*

FrenchTwistDC said...

space looks great, actually pretty different from the Buddha Bar in Paris, more modern, but a little less dramatic I guess...

InfamousOreob said...

Hello new pretentious place in DC! Maybe this means I can try to get onto the W roof without the snooty ones there?

Anonymous said...

The use of Buddha makes me a little uncomfortable. It would not surprise if it generates some discussion in DC's international community. This is not a new issue for this string of restaurants and the owners may have calculated that any fallout will be manageable if not helpful. But all that said, the use of Buddha in this context is disquieting and I'm not religious.

Anonymous said...

Finally! A bit of sex comes to DC.

Brian said...

Anonymous at 8:53, does the use of shrines to the Virgin Mary in pizzerias also make you uncomfortable? It's not like they're asking you to eat sushi off the Buddha's naked belly.

Anonymous said...

Pray to Buddha that this building gets filled up!

Anonymous said...

The Buddha Bar in Paris is more of a lounge than restaurant with dim lighting and a chill atmosphere. It'll be interesting to see how they manage to transition between an enormous dining room and a chic late night spot.

KasperKwant said...

WE now have a buddha bar in Amsterdam ( netherlands)

check out the music and the resident dj

http://www.kasperkwant.nl/news/resident-dj-little-buddha-bar-amsterdam