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Buddha's Belly - 71 Reviews - 7475 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, Los Angeles, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (323) 931-8588

Buddha's Belly

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Buddha's Belly - Los Angeles, CA
Buddha's Belly - Los Angeles, CA
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Best

We have lived by Buddha's Belly for three years and had never been in--primarily because I was concerned that my husband, who has a pepper allergy, couldn't survive a place sure t...

Worst

Yikes. I ordered tuna tacos and fried rice, easy. The tacos were not at all appetizing and the tuna was very near going bad, yuck. Threw that out after 2 bites, not good enough fo...

Editorial review from GrubHub 8/28/2013

Yikes. I ordered tuna tacos and fried rice, easy. The tacos were not at all appetizing and the tuna was very near going bad, yuck. Threw that out after 2 bites, not good enough for the cat. The fried rice came in a huge portion size, wasn't as bad as the tuna, but was not good. Ate it for hungry's sake but didn't save the leftovers. Delivery guy was charming enough but was half an hour late. Bummer, not ordering from here again. more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/27/2013

by alex at GrubHub Provided by GrubHub
love this place! more

Editorial review from GrubHub 6/19/2013

Great...like the new small plates menu more

Buddha's Belly is about to vomit 5/2/2010

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. Pros: Cheap Cons: Lousy Service more

Buddha's ASS 4/10/2010

i must confess, I have never had the inclination nor patience to blog about anything. Ever. But my experience which I am afraid to say still lingers on my palette regardless of how much trail mix I can stuff in my mouth as I type this drives me to break my rule. more

Terrible for groups of six who like the number 37 3/1/2010

We are english and they don't like english people. Anyone wearing glasses should be aware they must take them off before you come in. Food amazing on everyday apart from Thursdays more

Great Food, Reasonable Price, and Great Ambiance 2/2/2009

Great food. I had the the sour apple soju martini with the albacore avocado spring rolls and the alaskan black cod all reasonably priced without sacrificing quality. Pros: Great Food Cons: no complaints more

Great neighborhood place, allergy aware 8/29/2008

We have lived by Buddha's Belly for three years and had never been in--primarily because I was concerned that my husband, who has a pepper allergy, couldn't survive a place sure to have bell peppers and chili sauce out the yin-yang. However, returning home from a long day at work yesterday, he suggested (to my surprise) we try it out. Pros: Great service, yummy food, allergy conscious Cons: Valet-only parking ($5), can be very busy at times more

Bad Food at its Worst 8/18/2008

My friend suggested PF Changs and I in turn suggested Buddha's Belly. And so we went. It was T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E! We had exactly what the waitress suggested and we were completely unimpressed/disgusted by the food. It was the kind of food you would expect from a Food Court at the mall. more

Uneven, but plenty of great menu choices in a snazzy location. 8/11/2008

It's best to visit this restaurant with someone who has been there before. Their food is wildly uneven. Some of it is just inedible, such as the damp and way overbattered tempura or the wildly fatty filet mignon. However, dishes like Korean steak, calamari salad, vegan tofu salad, and especially the ahi tuna burger are excellent, as are most of their appetizers. Be sure to try a lychee soju; one of my favorite cocktails in L.A. I have never encountered anything but charming and friendly service. This place is a favorite as I stick to what I know is good, and whenever I bring people and advise them on the menu, they love it as well. Also very easy for vegetarians to find a variety of delicious options. Pros: When it's good, it's great; lovely service; enjoyable ambience Cons: Parking can be a challenge; a number of bad menu options more

Best Pan Asian 7/22/2008

It is no wonder this restaurant is still so popular after all these years... it is consistently great and very Affordable. The service is friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious, and the restaurant is very comfortable -- perfect for a night out with friends or an early dinner with family...you can't go wrong. Pros: Service, Food, Prices more

Everything was just mediocre 7/11/2008

Not what it's cracked up to be...yes it's more affordable than the koi's and katanas of the world, but the food doesn't come close. the miso cod was probably the worst i've had in LA more

Scrumptious! 4/6/2008

Buddha's Belly offers consistent service and wonderful cuisine. It's a great spot for a girls' night out or a weekday dinner date. The miso-infused eggplant is a yummy starter and the albacore-avocado spring rolls are delicious. For the main course try the spicy peanut noodles -- they are rich, but divine. On the lighter side, the cod entree is a favorite of mine and is served bento box style with sides of pickled cucumbers, ginger-edamame rice and steamed broccoli. Pros: variety of menu, consistency of food and service, ambiance more

Good, reasonably priced food, very creative! 4/2/2008

This is the second time I've been to this place (I visited the restaurant in Santa Monica, that just opened). I find the food very creative in taste and presentation. The Rock Shrimp Tempura was insane--so good and very beautifully presented. I had the Tom Yum Koon which had a lot of flavor. My boyfriend had the Green Curry, which was good over all, though I found the chicken to be a little bland. The food was served hot, almost too hot, actually. The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly. Definitely not a bad place to go! I'll be back! Pros: Creative dishes Cons: The Santa Monica site needs more ambiance more

A favorite 2/23/2008

A great restaurant with good food, reasonable prices (for food and alcohol) and lively atmosphere. I have enjoyed everything I've tried on the menu -- but the seared ahi tuna salad and singapore seafood noodles are favorites. It can get loud inside, so you may want to sit outside if you are looking for quieter conversation. I have taken many out of town guests here and they have enjoyed it as well. Pros: food, prices Cons: as always in Los Angeles, can be difficult to find street parking more

Unauthentic. Everything tastes bland. 1/20/2008

I found the food to be bland. I've eaten at this place twice because the atmosphere looks amazing, but I've always been disappointed with the food. Pros: ambience is gorgeous Cons: food is terrible more

Wonderful in Every Way 9/15/2007

I love this place. Been coming here for years, and it's just consistently great. Fast, friendly service , tasty food, and one of the best values in the city. Grab a Mojito first(made with soju), then try the albacore/avocado spring roll. On a cold night, go for a huge bowl of spicy Tom Yum ramen with a side of coconut milk-freakin delicious. The black cod and the Yakisoba noodles are also highly recommended. more

Buddha's Belly has a good niche 8/31/2007

It was my 1st time here, and I was pleasantly surprised. Pros: Mojito! Nice patio & friendly service Cons: Parking more

mmmm. the ginger fried rice and the tuna tartar is yuuummmmy 7/29/2007

mmmm. the ginger fried rice and the tuna tartar is yuuummmmy more

mmmm. the ginger fried rice and the tuna tartar is yuuummmmy 7/29/2007

Michelle Provided by Partner
mmmm. the ginger fried rice and the tuna tartar is yuuummmmy more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    This sun-drenched, airy dining room is welcoming and bright. Funky, oversized paper lanterns and a giant Buddha statue add liveliness to the simple space. Outside, lush bamboo...

  • 5/1/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Thursday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Discover, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central LA, CBS Television City
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