Buddha's Belly is mediocre food with lousy service in a generic environment.
If you are looking for a second-rate dining experience, well look no further! This restaurant is on the same level as Panda Express, and that is only due to the fact that the ambiance, while pretentious, is somewhat pleasant. Personally, I think the food tastes better at any run-of-the-mill fast food Chinese restaurant.
The wait staff are the Stepford wives of servers. I went there on a date, and our waiter kept interrupting our conversation to ask how our food tastes. I understand checking in with your guests, but it's just rude, by any standards, to interrupt people. That kind of service I would expect at TGI Fridays. Furthermore, after I received my receipt from my credit card, my waiter stood there and watched me sign it, intimidating me to leave a undeserving tip, and then grabbed it right out of my hand! Moreover, I heard one staffer complaining to another that they just hired ""another white guy."" Unacceptable.
The food is bland and passable. Which is probably the best thing I can say about the place. You get what you pay for... it's cheap and it tastes cheap.
After reading some other reviews (I especially liked the one entitled ""Buddha's ASS), I feel anyone reading this is fairly warned. If you live in the area, and one night you don't want to cook and just need to get out of the house, and you're looking for cheap food and annoying service, well stroll on down to Buddha's Belly. It's definitely worth trying once to see for yourself. I doubt you'll want to return.
Cons: Lousy Service