Grand Opening of Pink Buddha and Karma Lounge March 3, 2022 Sycuan Casino Resort announced today that the organization has opened a brand-new restaurant and cocktail lounge Pink Buddha and Karma Lounge. Pink Buddha, a new casual dining restaurant, offers a fresh take on Pan-Asian cuisine featuring the eclectic influences of China, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii. The extensive chef-crafted menu boasts a mix of delicious items including noodles, fried rice, pho, dim sum, Bahn Mi sandwiches, stir fry dishes and more. Upon entering the casino restaurant, guests are greeted with an impressive 8-foot tall original Pink Buddha statue. Inside vibrant artwork, playful sculptures, a massive cherry blossom tree and pink accents can be found throughout the venue for a truly whimsical experience. “Our Pink Buddha character was created as a lighthearted and happy Buddha representing prosperity and good fortune,” said DeVere Jones, executive director of food and beverage at Sycuan Casino Resort. “The restaurant’s lively atmosphere and cheerful Buddha designs coupled with our diverse Pan-Asian menu makes for a really fun and appealing dining experience.” Pink Buddha’s fast-casual environment allows for quicker service for guests for both sit-down dining or takeout options. In addition to food and beverage offerings, guests will soon have the opportunity to purchase branded merchandise including one-of-a-kind Pink Buddha mugs, t-shirts and miniature statues. Karma Lounge at Pink Buddha is a cozy cocktail hideaway providing guests with a place to enjoy specialty cocktails and small bites in a beautifully crafted atmosphere. The intimate lounge features plush seating areas, ambient lighting, bold neon pink signage and a floor-to-ceiling cherry blossom tree. The lounge’s cocktail menu serves up a variety of Asian-inspired drinks mixed with everything from Japanese whiskey, Infanta Lambanog to Tia Maria Matcha. The small bites menu offers both savory and sweet options for the perfect cocktail pairing. “Our talented chefs and skilled mixologists have sourced a variety of unique and international ingredients to bring to life a menu that you can really only find here at Karma Lounge,” said Jones. “Both Pink Buddha and Karma Lounge bring an entirely new experience to Sycuan that I think our guests are really going to enjoy.” Pink Buddha and Karma Lounge are open Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with bar service available daily from 10 a.m. to 1:15 a.m.