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“Wow!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Smokin' Buddha

The Smokin' Buddha
265 King Street, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
905-834-6000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion, Asian fusion, Pan-Asian, Pacific Rim
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Niagara Falls, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

About sums up my review of this restaurant!! Someone told us to try it out and I was a bit skeptical at first. (I thought, what kind of good restaurant would go to Pt. Colborne?) Boy I'm so glad I went. The food was absolutely delicious. Best butter chicken I have ever had. There were 5 of us so we had varied meals that we shared. It was heaven. All of it!! I wish I would have gotten the name of the waitress. She was awesome. The service was second to NONE! We will be going back.........again and again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great food and wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I've never been to a restaurant with this variety of food before. I've been going to Buddha pretty much since it opened, and it is the best (only?) reason to go to Port Colborne. :-) The food is fantastic and so is the wine, and it's even better during patio season. My only complaint is that I wish the restaurant was a bit bigger. :-)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fonthill, ON
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Smokin' Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

so happy to have found this hidden treasure in Port Colborne. Is it a little rough around the edges, yes. Is it easy to overlook once you taste the food, definitely. This restaurant is packed with character and flavour...meaning it gets crowded very quickly - make a reservation. Seats about 40 people and let me tell you on Friday night every seat was filled with people waiting and take out orders keeping them busy as well! Can't say enough about how great the food was - husband loved the fish cakes and I am still wanting more of the Chevon Roti (spicy morsels of goat goodness)! Try the appetizer trio plate (you get to select 3 of the large selection of appetizers to sample) - get ready for a real treat! The hot and sour soup is meant only for lovers of the most flavourful heat and the mango salad is truly refreshing. Can't wait to go again and try something new. The kitchen is small, the staff work hard, and you may have to wait a while for your food, but definitely worth it. Can't wait to go back when the patio is open.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Colborne, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and unique menu.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We are locals and always enjoy going to the "buda" the food is always great! Highly recommended love the local bands and patio in the summer months

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Colborne, Canada
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“Love the Buddha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I have celiac disease and being able to dine out is always a concern...never an issue with Kevin and his staff.

Visited February 2013
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