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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tired of waiting hours for a spot at one of the riverside pubs/restaurants? Head over to the Waterfront Place on Eagle St. to choose from one of almost a dozen places to get a great meal and view of the harbor. Grab a table on...the covered wrap-around deck at Jade Buddha, have a cocktail, a glass of wine, or choose from a good selection of on tap or bottled beer. The menu is limited but very good and as a Celiac person I found a few excellent gluten-free options. The view of the harbor bridge and ferries running back and forth is like a mini-Sydney Quay. All in all very happy that we found the Jade Buddha.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

Employee a cleaner, tables are dirty roof is filthy with mould and dirt. You can see where they have wiped the roof. Covid isn't an excuse I'm sorry.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 May 2021 via mobile

Some specials on atm. $15 curry choices. Excellent. All other diners looked happy too. Fabulous cocktails. Snappy service. Will be back again. Great river views.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 2 March 2021

Had lunch here a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed our experience. Sitting right on the rail enjoying the view. Food was fresh and fast. Service at the bar was really good.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 February 2021

Nice spot for a couple of cocktails. However, I just can't comprehend how they can charge nearly $6 for a glass of soda water! So, the drinks are good, the location is good, the staff are nice but...come on now...surely the soda water isn't imported...in from the Brazilian rainforest on a private jet at your own expense??More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 January 2021 via mobile

Eaten here loads in the past,no brainer lunch today. As I have mentioned before restaurants reaping back lost COVID profits, $6 for a scooner of lemonade, 6 BUCKS!!!, burgers at 14 ish now come with nothing, apart from the plastic basket thing, and of course...now have to pay extra for a serve of fries at $7, saying this it was big enough for 2. $13 for lemonade and light beer $33 for 2 burgers and fries. The food was 4/5 quality though. I would have given 4.5 if I could but,,,, 6 BUCKS for a scooner of post mix lemonade please..Jade Buddha you don’t need to do that to people...More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed sitting looking out over the river on a warm Summer’s night! Meals were a reasonable price and we all enjoyed them! Drinks were good as well. Friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend!😊

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

Had to ask for menus, then had to ask for water and then had to ask for table to be wiped. Food was overpriced, small servings and also slow. Would never come here again

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020

We went to the Jade Buddha after not getting served at the Riverbar & Kitchen. The difference in the attitude of staff was amazing. Refer our review of the Riverbar & Kitchen for our views on their performance. At the Jade Buddha everyone was friendly,...happy and attentive. The food was delicious and the view of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge was wonderful. Thank you for a great lunch time experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020

We visited Jade Buddha after seeing it from across the road, Great food fabulous service. Hopefully more people will visit to enjoy all that’s on the menu 👍 and enjoy the views.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Response from SharonM2312 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not, very loud & cramped. Expensive for a large group
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Jade Buddha Bar & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4