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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Buddha

Little Buddha
Shirley High Street, Southampton, England
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Ranked #257 of 645 Restaurants in Southampton
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
1 review
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

WOW! This place is the best Chinese I've ever been to and I've been to them all over the world. It's clean and quiet, the food is always fresh and hot, wonderful flavours. Just fantastic I cannot fault the place. Can I recommend the honeyed chicken and the chicken satay skewers! I'm going tonight with my friends, we go at least once a month as its so good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The buffet here will definitely fill you up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

The buffet is of class! Small portions but you can order as much as you want of everything! Word of advice - do not get a fizzy drink - there will be no space for the food and it'll bloat you! :) The staff is generally quite welcoming, apart from a few members who are a bit grumpy! The food is amazing and this is not one of the places where the quantity dominates the quality! Here the quality is excellent!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food average, service very slow”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

The service is very very slow, giving that you can only order two dishes at a time the slow service keeps you waiting without food for ages!
The food is nothing spcial. Quite bland to be honest. Very expensive for a buffet of this standard.
We went in there at 7pm one evening And my 12 month old daugter was charged £9 to eat even though she hadn't eaten And had been asleep in her buggy. We then had to spend 20 mins arguing to have it taken off the bill. Perhaps they should do a children under 3 eat free or something??

All in all was OK but nothing special

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“used to be good”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

went here the other night service is terrible, food is so salty to make you order more drinks i guess. Used to be good but how the mighty have fallen

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Ice cold service, average food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I don't know why some people working in restaurants think it's acceptable to be unfriendly towards customers. Bad training? Poor supervision? Low wages? Cultural differences? Whatever the reason, unfriendly service is what you will get in this establishment.

Once seated I was offered a drink - but they only sold enormous bottles of still or fizzy water (I was dining alone and only needed a small bottle) so I asked for a glass of tap water. Wow. If looks could kill! As if to make a point, I received a pint tumbler (a bit grotty looking) slammed in front of me.

"Ready to order?" Still no sign of a smile. This place is minimal in the extreme.

The food arrived and was just okay.

I had to wait forever for the bill.

The staff here are insanely rude and you'd be insane to choose to dine here. The atmosphere is oppressive.

Not recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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