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“Smokin' Good”
Review of The Smokin' Buddha

The Smokin' Buddha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Asian, Fusion
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Smokin' Good”
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
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Thank nunnys_1_girl
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Port Colborne, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and unique menu.”
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
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1 Thank Captcraig60
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Port Colborne, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love the Buddha”
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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1 Thank pamelakphotog
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Dunnville, Canada
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204 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Love the Asian fusion food”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great Pad Thai, Peanut butter curry, well almost anything there is great. The restaurant is very small so make reservations. During the summer, its nice to eat out on the patio. Owner provides wonderful catering, we've used his services several times, just terrific and you get great value for your money!!

Visited November 2012
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Thank leer850
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Wainfleet, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“great food”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

We enjoy going to Smokin' Budda to have different food. It's not the just the same old food. We enjoy it every year and sample it at HH Knoll park.

Visited July 2012
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Thank sunandcday
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