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Buddha Cafe & Restaurant

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168 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 1122
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Launceston, Australia
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This little restaurant is really good for a quick and tasty lunch at a reasonable price. They have a lunch menu with a few simple options which I think is sufficient. Vegetarians catered for.

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Thank Jayne101_12
Launceston, Australia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Four of us visited Buddha Thai without a reservation on Saturday night at 6pm. we had been let down by another venue. We were welcomed and accommodated as we were able to be served and our meal finished before the reservation for that table at 7.30pm. We were not disappointed. we were not hurried but treated in a warm and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This was recommended to us as a great little restaurant. We arrived and the restaurant was packed, unfortunately there was not enough staff but the young girl working there was attentive towards everyone in the restaurant and managed to meet the needs of all patrons. It is a great little BYO restaurant. The food was fresh and the seafood chef... More 

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Thank Bridget W
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

A great little BYO venue with very friendly staff. The menu has lots of options from pad Thai to curry. The satay chicken entrée was delicious! A good green curry with light fluffy rice and a robust flavor, very moorish. The restaurant doesn't sit many so booking is recommended, I also saw people getting takeaway, so I'll definitely be giving... More 

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Thank David H
Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Called in for takeaway - was recommended. We ordered and were told it wouldn't be long. We noticed a bag of food placed on the counter and left there for nearly 10 minutes. We wondered if it was ours but then thought it must have been a phone order. No it turned out to be for us - sitting there... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say, hand on heart, they serve the BEST beef Massaman curry ever. Better than the ones I've tried in Thailand, in Vietnam, in Europe and Aus. Teamed with the coconut rice is one of the greatest meals I've ever had. Really really yummy. The staff are always so lovely and I really enjoy coming here. Pad Thai... More 

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1 Thank Abbieys
Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We eat here several times a month. Fresh food, very tasty, affordable. Great when you just want a quick meal with little fuss.

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Thank Ian P
Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Expensive prices, mediocre flavours and stunningly small portions. My sister, partner and I have just returned from dinner at Buddha Thai, which was recommended to us by several Launceston locals. We are not locals, all big fans of Thai food, and were shocked by the tiny servings, lack of chilli in any of the dishes and lack-lustre flavours. For instance,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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253 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Small cafe restaurant that served good fresh food. Nothing too spicy and the food was delivered quickly and presented nicely. It isn't licensed so don't forget to take a bottle if you want to drink.

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Thank AdamK_11
Mount Lawley, Australia
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247 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

A difficult review indeed as I wanted this Thai resturant to be a winner. The service was excellent. The location wont disappoint. However the food tastes fine but not that much too it. Here some examples Massamaan beef curry consisted of three small chunks of beef and two chunks potatoes in bowl of gravy and a side plate of rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 1122

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