Buddha's Belly Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 7475 Beverly Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  • 323-931-8588

About Buddha's Belly Restaurant

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

Food

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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

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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

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Lousy Service

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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★★★★★

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

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Nice, trendy, and good. It's a nicer type of Asian restaurant that fuses Chinese, Japanese, and Thai influences. I like their modern take of the traditional Asian dishes. They even infuse their rice with something which I can not figure, but its good. It gets quite busy. There's valet parking or street parking.

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Nice, trendy, and good. It's a nicer type of Asian restaurant that fuses Chinese, Japanese, and Thai influences. I like their modern take of the traditional Asian dishes. They even infuse their rice with something which I can not figure, but its good. It gets quite busy. There's valet parking or street parking.

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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.

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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.

Pros: Great service, yummy food, allergy conscious

Cons: Valet-only parking ($5), can be very busy at times

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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

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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

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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

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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

Pros: When it's good, it's great; lovely service; enjoyable ambience

Cons: Parking can be a challenge; a number of bad menu options

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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

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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

Pros: Service, Food, Prices

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The food in this place is amazing! If you love Asian food this is a place to go. The long wait can be a hassle but its worth it in the end for the food that you get. Highly recommended with great food and a great atmosphere.

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The food in this place is amazing! If you love Asian food this is a place to go. The long wait can be a hassle but its worth it in the end for the food that you get. Highly recommended with great food and a great atmosphere.

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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

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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

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I had the Teriyaki Salmon twice at this restaurant and both times it was to die for. OMG! It is a small restaurant and can be a long wait, but totally worth it. The ambiance is fantastic, it is quiet and nice lighting with esquisite food. Would reccommend to anyone.

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I had the Teriyaki Salmon twice at this restaurant and both times it was to die for. OMG! It is a small restaurant and can be a long wait, but totally worth it. The ambiance is fantastic, it is quiet and nice lighting with esquisite food. Would reccommend to anyone.

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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

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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

Pros: variety of menu, consistency of food and service, ambiance

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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

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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

Pros: Creative dishes

Cons: The Santa Monica site needs more ambiance

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This is kind of a hotspot. Some celebs are generally in there. Their spicy calamari salad is both spicy and delicious. Nice patio for warm summer nights. Worth a visit, especially if you're in the hood already.

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This is kind of a hotspot. Some celebs are generally in there. Their spicy calamari salad is both spicy and delicious. Nice patio for warm summer nights. Worth a visit, especially if you're in the hood already.

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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

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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

Pros: food, prices

Cons: as always in Los Angeles, can be difficult to find street parking

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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It was my 1st time here, and I was pleasantly surprised. \r
Items I'd recommend: Mojito (made w/ soju) - a must-have, and the Ahi Tuna Burger - nicely cooked and great sweet potato fries. The so-so items: appetizers - all right but

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It was my 1st time here, and I was pleasantly surprised. \r
Items I'd recommend: Mojito (made w/ soju) - a must-have, and the Ahi Tuna Burger - nicely cooked and great sweet potato fries. The so-so items: appetizers - all right but

Pros: Mojito! Nice patio & friendly service

Cons: Parking

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I'm still thinking about the Tuna Burger I had here on Saturday night. The food was great, and the waiter was very helpful and attentive. I definitely recommend Buddha's Belly.

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I'm still thinking about the Tuna Burger I had here on Saturday night. The food was great, and the waiter was very helpful and attentive. I definitely recommend Buddha's Belly.

Pros: Great food, service

Cons: parking

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Saturday's night at Buddha?s belly.... The service was good, the sitting was fast even without reservation and the food was OK, we had the tuna tartar which was a little bit dry, the black cod which was a little bit over-cooked and the

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Saturday's night at Buddha?s belly.... The service was good, the sitting was fast even without reservation and the food was OK, we had the tuna tartar which was a little bit dry, the black cod which was a little bit over-cooked and the

Pros: Service, fast sitting

Cons: Average food

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My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place when we were walking from our hotel. We went around 3 and did not have to wait to be seated. The food was delicious I got the vegan tofu salad and my boyfriend got the Thai green curry chicken

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My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place when we were walking from our hotel. We went around 3 and did not have to wait to be seated. The food was delicious I got the vegan tofu salad and my boyfriend got the Thai green curry chicken

Pros: Great food, lunch service was fast!

Cons: Seemed really busy at night!

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Good food, but very crowded and a little loud. Great for vegetarians and meat-lovers to dine together because of all the options. Lots of fun dishes to share.

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Good food, but very crowded and a little loud. Great for vegetarians and meat-lovers to dine together because of all the options. Lots of fun dishes to share.

Pros: Food is good.

Cons: a bit crowded and loud

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This place was extremely crowded. We waited forever to be seated on a Saturday night and they do not take reservation. The portions are very small. I left hungry and so did my boyfriend. The food was pretty tasty, but nothing to die

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This place was extremely crowded. We waited forever to be seated on a Saturday night and they do not take reservation. The portions are very small. I left hungry and so did my boyfriend. The food was pretty tasty, but nothing to die

Pros: food was tasty, service was good

Cons: long wait, noisy, small portions

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Love the black cod dish here. The atmosphere is really nice and they tend to stay open a little later than most restaurants in the area, which is a big plus, for late diners. Servers are very friendly and helpful. All in all a very good

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Love the black cod dish here. The atmosphere is really nice and they tend to stay open a little later than most restaurants in the area, which is a big plus, for late diners. Servers are very friendly and helpful. All in all a very good

Pros: Good food and service. Open late. What more could you want.

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This place rocks! A group of girlfriends and i tried Budda Belly for the first time and i must say it was amazing. It seemed like we ordered everything on the menu there was so much food. The Black Cod and Orange chicken were so tasteful

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This place rocks! A group of girlfriends and i tried Budda Belly for the first time and i must say it was amazing. It seemed like we ordered everything on the menu there was so much food. The Black Cod and Orange chicken were so tasteful

Pros: service, food was so good, great atmosphere

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To be fair, i was only here once, but i was not impressed by the food. the flavoring on everything seemed a bit bland or off - although the menu offerings were enticing in concept, the execution lacked conviction.

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To be fair, i was only here once, but i was not impressed by the food. the flavoring on everything seemed a bit bland or off - although the menu offerings were enticing in concept, the execution lacked conviction.

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Such a big fan of Budhha's Belly. My absolute favorite is the ginger fried rice with sirloin and shrimp. Great flavors on everything. Loved the ahi tuna and even the sides are flavorul and zesty. Downside is, it can get really crowded

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Such a big fan of Budhha's Belly. My absolute favorite is the ginger fried rice with sirloin and shrimp. Great flavors on everything. Loved the ahi tuna and even the sides are flavorul and zesty. Downside is, it can get really crowded

Pros: Great food, Good Service

Cons: Parking, No reservations

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The salmon is always good here and I recommend sitting outside if you can. They have some fun martinis to try and there is a nice selection of entrees on the menu. The waiters have always been nice.

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The salmon is always good here and I recommend sitting outside if you can. They have some fun martinis to try and there is a nice selection of entrees on the menu. The waiters have always been nice.

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very nice little place, good food\r
the vegan lettuce wraps were really good, skip the veg curry dish

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very nice little place, good food\r
the vegan lettuce wraps were really good, skip the veg curry dish

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I first went to this restaurant with a friend of mine. We had the Tom Yum Goong Soup and I must say - if this is the ONLY reason you go - you must GO NOW! I went back two more times with her just for this soup. If you know where Magic

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I first went to this restaurant with a friend of mine. We had the Tom Yum Goong Soup and I must say - if this is the ONLY reason you go - you must GO NOW! I went back two more times with her just for this soup. If you know where Magic

Pros: Food, Ambience, Parking

Cons: Service

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I ate here with a friend on a Sunday evening. Seating was very prompt and the service was attentive. We shared the Ahi Tuna Tartar which was very tasty and I had the Green curry. Just spicy enough to be interesting but still mild. The

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I ate here with a friend on a Sunday evening. Seating was very prompt and the service was attentive. We shared the Ahi Tuna Tartar which was very tasty and I had the Green curry. Just spicy enough to be interesting but still mild. The

Pros: Tasty food, great outdoor seating

Cons: Lots of dishes with shrimp in them. Would like the option to leave the shrimp out!

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I am moving back to New York and will totally miss Buddha's Belly! I am a frequent diner there, and give it my best recommendation. Their food is heavenly and the prices are affordable, but the staff is truly outstanding. They're all so

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I am moving back to New York and will totally miss Buddha's Belly! I am a frequent diner there, and give it my best recommendation. Their food is heavenly and the prices are affordable, but the staff is truly outstanding. They're all so

Pros: great service, great price for the quality, delicious food

Cons: they don't take reservations for less than 6

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I'm not one to post reviews, but this place has awfule food, not sure how this got a 9.3 rating, let alone is on the best of list...people in Hollywood must not know Asian food. This was the first time in my life I had ever visited a

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I'm not one to post reviews, but this place has awfule food, not sure how this got a 9.3 rating, let alone is on the best of list...people in Hollywood must not know Asian food. This was the first time in my life I had ever visited a

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Came here on a Wedsnesday night and was able to get seated right away. The mostly Thai influenced menu is very varied and you seemingly couldn't go wrong with any choice for an entree. The Pad Thai is monstrous and has an interesting

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Came here on a Wedsnesday night and was able to get seated right away. The mostly Thai influenced menu is very varied and you seemingly couldn't go wrong with any choice for an entree. The Pad Thai is monstrous and has an interesting

Pros: Versatile menu, location

Cons: Impossible to get street parking, but valet turned out to be only 3.50

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This has got to be one of my favorite places in LA now. The ambiance is great - lively, energetic, but friendly, not snobbish. The food is amazing, and costs about half of what you'd expect to pay. A lot of "pan-Asian" places are really

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This has got to be one of my favorite places in LA now. The ambiance is great - lively, energetic, but friendly, not snobbish. The food is amazing, and costs about half of what you'd expect to pay. A lot of "pan-Asian" places are really

Pros: great food; very affordable; eclectic menu

Cons: waitstaff overworked

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Good atmosphere and a wide variety of Asian food. The Pad Thai was excellent, and the Japanese noodles impressed my Japanese girlfriend.

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Good atmosphere and a wide variety of Asian food. The Pad Thai was excellent, and the Japanese noodles impressed my Japanese girlfriend.

Pros: Variety of food. Fun atmosphere.

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. The food is reasonably priced, the staff is always courteous and friendly, and the ambient decor only adds more charm. Although all the appetizers are quite tasty my favorite is the albacore

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. The food is reasonably priced, the staff is always courteous and friendly, and the ambient decor only adds more charm. Although all the appetizers are quite tasty my favorite is the albacore

Pros: amazing food, great service, ambience

Cons: limited parking

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I just went here for the first time yesterday - I live in the neighborhood and can't believe I haven't been here before! What a find! The food is really good and the prices are extremely reasonable. Now I know why it's so crowded. We

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I just went here for the first time yesterday - I live in the neighborhood and can't believe I haven't been here before! What a find! The food is really good and the prices are extremely reasonable. Now I know why it's so crowded. We

Pros: nice ambience, staff is hot

Cons: can be crowded and loud

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My wife and I went to Buddha's Belly for lunch on a Saturday. We are vegetarians and, luckily, the waiter picked up on that and made sure that my wife's food was not made with chicken broth. It normally would have been, but this is not

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My wife and I went to Buddha's Belly for lunch on a Saturday. We are vegetarians and, luckily, the waiter picked up on that and made sure that my wife's food was not made with chicken broth. It normally would have been, but this is not

Pros: service, food quality, ambiance

Cons: on busy street, slightly overpriced

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i was at buddha's belly this weekend for a birthday party and had a great time. the staff was extremely nice, the service was wonderful, and the food was delicious and well-priced. will definately be going back.

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i was at buddha's belly this weekend for a birthday party and had a great time. the staff was extremely nice, the service was wonderful, and the food was delicious and well-priced. will definately be going back.

Pros: inexpensive, good food, service

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As a vegetarian I enjoy finding a good veg. restaurant. The fried veggie rolls with a rice wrapper, are quite good!

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As a vegetarian I enjoy finding a good veg. restaurant. The fried veggie rolls with a rice wrapper, are quite good!

Cons: On the noisy side

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This place has a good selection of pan-Asian food that isn't terribly expensive... I am addicted to the peanut noodles with chicken. I also love the mojitos here, randomly enough. They taste great and I'm usually pretty tipsy after about 2!

There is valet parking, but it's not too difficult to find nearby parking on one of the side streets (just make sure to check the signs).

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This place has a good selection of pan-Asian food that isn't terribly expensive... I am addicted to the peanut noodles with chicken. I also love the mojitos here, randomly enough. They taste great and I'm usually pretty tipsy after about 2!

There is valet parking, but it's not too difficult to find nearby parking on one of the side streets (just make sure to check the signs).

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I love eating at Buddha's Belly, and I come here all the time - I've never written a review for this place before, because I didn't want it to get any more crowded! They have great Pan-Asian food at a fantastic value. Their cooking is a

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I love eating at Buddha's Belly, and I come here all the time - I've never written a review for this place before, because I didn't want it to get any more crowded! They have great Pan-Asian food at a fantastic value. Their cooking is a

Pros: great flavors, friendly, reasonable

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The decor was nice and the service was great (though it IS quite noisy). But the food was disappointing. The teriyaki salmon I ordered was overcooked, and the pad thai was bland. There are so many tastier places for asian food in this

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The decor was nice and the service was great (though it IS quite noisy). But the food was disappointing. The teriyaki salmon I ordered was overcooked, and the pad thai was bland. There are so many tastier places for asian food in this

Pros: Affordable, Nice decor, Fast service

Cons: Bland food, Loud

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Bhudda's Belly is no doubt full, at least if he eats here. Service is unparalleled, with a wait staff that is knowledgeable and extremely friendly, without being overbearing.

Entrees are truly delectable and delicious, prepared with an

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Bhudda's Belly is no doubt full, at least if he eats here. Service is unparalleled, with a wait staff that is knowledgeable and extremely friendly, without being overbearing.

Entrees are truly delectable and delicious, prepared with an

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I live in New York City and have eaten at every Nobu on the planet. The Blackened Cod @ Buddha's Belly is BETTER! and at a fraction of the price! Congrats guys. You have a winner and your secret is out!

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I live in New York City and have eaten at every Nobu on the planet. The Blackened Cod @ Buddha's Belly is BETTER! and at a fraction of the price! Congrats guys. You have a winner and your secret is out!

Pros: food, ambience, karma

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Don't be fooled by the cute name, Buddha's Belly has serious food!
This little gem of a restaurant has some of the best Pan-Asian food in LA at some of the most reasonable prices. I love the servers here - they're all so nice, cute, and

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Don't be fooled by the cute name, Buddha's Belly has serious food!
This little gem of a restaurant has some of the best Pan-Asian food in LA at some of the most reasonable prices. I love the servers here - they're all so nice, cute, and

Pros: great food & variety, amazing service, owners care

Cons: no reservations

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i had no idea that this place existed and when i drove by i stopped in. i had a short wait and a very enjoyable dinner and service. i highly recommend this place. it offers a terrific menu and reasonable prices.

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i had no idea that this place existed and when i drove by i stopped in. i had a short wait and a very enjoyable dinner and service. i highly recommend this place. it offers a terrific menu and reasonable prices.

Pros: service, prices, menu

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Excellent menu for health conscious. You can eat like a Buddha- well, like a fat person for very little. Well-priced. My recomendations are the ginger stir fried rice (rockin with all the good stuff- steak, shrimp) the salmon, the tofu and vegetables (always fresh and a nice, subtle flavor), and the new vegetable they just added- the zuchinni in a mild curry sauce. Service is prompt enough and friendly. Park on the street or a few spots in front. Enjoy.

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Excellent menu for health conscious. You can eat like a Buddha- well, like a fat person for very little. Well-priced. My recomendations are the ginger stir fried rice (rockin with all the good stuff- steak, shrimp) the salmon, the tofu and vegetables (always fresh and a nice, subtle flavor), and the new vegetable they just added- the zuchinni in a mild curry sauce. Service is prompt enough and friendly. Park on the street or a few spots in front. Enjoy.

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We like the decor and selection of table top items, which seem almost too nice for a neighborhood joint. But a neighborhood joint this definitely is, as is evidenced by the casual demeanor of the servers, who feel more like your neighbors…

 

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