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Buddha's Belly

$$$
Central L.A
Asian, Asian fusion
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7475 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The MTA 14 line stops right in front of Buddha"s Belly at Beverly & Gardner
(323) 931-8588
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A tummy full of yummy at Buddha's Belly

Buddha's Belly should be on the tip of every foodie's tongue. Alas it is one of those restaurants you love at first bite, but somehow forget about it. We stumbled in the other night, hungry after attending a few events in Los Angeles. It was as good as ever, maybe even better. The place is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2013
Pattithediva P
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Pros: Fresh, quality ingredients, nice decor, good, fast service Cons: Over priced, bland flavors, small portions, poor value The whole reason for eating Asian food is for the flavors. How disappointing to get dishes that look like the real thing but just don't deliver. I tasted four dishes and the only one that came close to delivering was the cucumber... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My older son lives quite close to Buddha's Belly, and we have eaten there together with his family on several previous occasions with satisfactory results. I believe that they have undergone a recent change in management or staff. Sadly, the change has not been for the better. During our recent visit to L.A., we ordered takeout and was told that... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Did a tour to Santa Monica and after some shopping found this restaurant on our way home. From the outside looking in all dishes lookedd very good, so we went in. Ordered the Tom Yom Ramen with shrimp and the Fried Rice with steak and shrimp. Man, was that good. Freshly prepared it tastes awesome. Also had a wonderful glass... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This restaurant may have been great at one point, but the new management has been shown to be corrupt. My roommate got a job there recently as a chef and was an excellent and very fast employee according to all of his fellow staff. Unfortunately, after about two weeks of working there, he got FOOD POISONING at the restaurant while... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Buddha's Belly should be on the tip of every foodie's tongue. Alas it is one of those restaurants you love at first bite, but somehow forget about it. We stumbled in the other night, hungry after attending a few events in Los Angeles. It was as good as ever, maybe even better. The place is pseudo funky, just tables with... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were looking for some place for lunch after the LA Marathon. We stumbled upon this place and went in and luckily got a table right away. Our appetizers and drinks were wonderful. Service was terrific, but our main dishes seemed just okay. I would give it another try. Maybe it's just what we orderd.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Stopped here after a stroll on the pier. Very good food. Service was good as well. If you need some Asian cuisine in Santa Monica, try this place out.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Buddha's Belly is a go to favorite of mine. Party that's because it's just a block from my house, but it's also because it's always good. I always start with the Albacore and Avocado spring roll. The Miso black Cod is always good, and I loved the blue lake green beans, but I think they may have taken them off... More 

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Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Ok, the parking is a little of a nightmare, but thanks to the valet it was no problem. We entered around 8:30 PM on a Friday night and there was no wait. Our server (tall bald gentlemen) was excellent. He was friendly and knew the menu well. His recommendation of the Red Curry Scallop Fried Rice. It was amazing. I... More 

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Hemet, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Love the food, the atmosphere, the service. There's nothing I don't like about this restaurant. The menu is creative and electic. I've never ordered anything in this restaurant that I don't love. I could eat there five or six times a week and never get tired of it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7475 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Public Transportation: The MTA 14 line stops right in front of Buddha"s Belly at Beverly & Gardner
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 931-8588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Asian, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?