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USD 4 - USD 19
Asian, Chinese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this restaurant frequently and is an awesome Asian restaurant in Salamander Bay. The quality of the dishes are beautifully presented and are so tasty; if you want to add chilli to the dish they will happily oblige - great quality as are the...portions with BYO also available and all for a good price and everything is so fresh. Thank you Alex and his team.More

Date of visit: April 2021
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 6 March 2021

3 hours delivery not acceptable on a massive order for my clients great food poor service 3 hours and waiting

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

Partner and I went for Wednesday night dinner while staying in Salamander bay. Friendly staff and were helpful. We ordered spring rolls, black bean beef, honey chicken and fried rice. We thought over all the food was good, the spring rolls were really nice and...came out promptly. Bit of a wait on the mains but once they noticed we had been waiting a while the food came out promptly. Black bean beef and chicken were both good, fried rice however was lacking in flavour. Overall not a bad experience but nothing to write home about.More

Date of visit: March 2021
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback

Reviewed 6 February 2021

We dont go out to dinner much but when we do this is usually one of our favourite places but last night the service was terrible. We felt like the staff were just keen to get us out of the place and were not interested...in checking on us to see if we needed anything... we were joking about ringing the restaurant so we could get someone's attention to get a drink. The drinks were missed up and our glasses were taken away from us so we had to drink out bottles (ran out of glasses) While our meals were yummy when they came the food took forever to come out. We sat with just our rice and one dish between 6 of us for at least 40 minutes before the other dishes came out in quick succession. We then had lots of attention wanting to pack us up. We had to remind the staff that we still had dessert to go as we had ordered a banquet and this seemed like a real imposition. Instead of being a relaxing end of week meal it turned into a very expensive disappointment.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

Exceeded our expectation as a small town restro - food was delicious and quantity was generous. We didn't have a booking and didn't bother to do so. Half way into dinner we realised we were lucky to come early as people were being turned off...due to restaurant being chock-a-block full.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 4 December 2020 via mobile

Have a regular here for years. Unfortunately lately food quality starting to slide. I believed they have a new chef. Takeaway satay beef, which doesn’t tasted as nice as before, also served very messy which too many different veg thrown in. Fried rice used to...be beautiful, smoky as it should be and dry, now it’s like many other restaurants, too soft and very ordinary. Their prices also took a hike of around $2 per dish. Unfortunate, used to be my favourite Asian in the areaMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2020 via mobile

We visit this place when ever we come up the coast on holidays. The food this time was just as we expected. Large servings and always so tasty. Shared with family its the best Thai you can get in Port Stephens

Date of visit: October 2020
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2020

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and hope to see you on your next visit.

Reviewed 18 September 2020

We found this place purely as we were staying close by and could walk to and from the restaurant. Firstly, the outside is a little dark and on approach we actually thought it was closed...not sure if they had forgotten to turn on the front...sign or it's just that it's in an area that is mostly closed at night. Anyway, once we did head inside we were greeted with a friendly and positive girl who checked us in and asked us to scan (of course during this period with COVID-19) we were happy to do so. They had the tables well spread out and obviously keeping people distanced which I also quite liked...of course not all restaurants etc.. are adhering to the guidelines. Food quality was very good for a small suburban restaurant but our only real disappointment was the Szechuan Chicken dish we ordered. It was a little on the bland side and certainly not hot/spicy as we would have expected. I do find that sometimes regional restaurants can turn down the heat in some of their dishes but, I would like to be asked how hot we would like the dish...we did ask for fresh chilli which was brought to the table for us. Perhaps if ordering anything you might traditionally consider hot (spicy) make sure you let them know you want it that way. Service was friendly and quick so overall a nice experiance.More

Date of visit: September 2020
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Hi Craig, Thankyou for your lovely feedback about your experience. I will be sure to pass the message on to our staff and have a chat to the kitchen about the Szechuan Chicken for review. We hope to see you again soon. Leisa

Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

Food is always fresh and hot. And service is always above par. I take advantage of the excellent value $12 lunch specials. Highly recommended the honey chicken. Thankyou L'il Buddah

Date of visit: June 2020
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2020

Thankyou so much for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 13 May 2020

the food is outstanding never had a bad meal, we get a lot of takeaway from there also the service is great and friendly staff. best Chinese i have ever eaten and will continue to dine and get takeaway from lil buddha.........

Date of visit: September 2019
LeisaChan, 業者 at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2020

Thankyou for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon and looking forward to how great it will be to be open for Dine In again.

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Good morning, We are a fully licensed restaurant with an option for BYO(wine only) with a corkage fee. Thanks and hope to see you soon.
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  • Yes, L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine offers takeaway services.

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  • L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5