'We urge the Jakarta administration to take strong action against the use of the name Buddha to avoid angering Buddhists,' Brilian Moktar, head of the Buddhist association in Medan, was quoted as saying by Antara.
Parlindungan Purba, a member of the Regional Representatives Council, said he would convey the Buddhist community's objection to the Jakarta administration.
'I'm concerned about this. Names related to religion must not be used for purposes other than religious,' he said, according to Antara.
Jakarta became the first South-east Asian city to have the Buddha Bar in December, joining major international cities like London, New York and Dubai.