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Shop 2, Oasis Centre | Town Centre Cct, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
6149820286
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11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a favourite of our family and we visit each time we are in the area. Kid friendly with paper tablecloths and coloured pencils the wait for our meal was an easy experience. The menu offers a rage of different items not found on the down the street Chinese take away. Our food ticked many boxes for our... More 

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Thank Trudie R
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a Sunday night dinner. We were a bit put off by the fact that the restaurant is in a shopping complex and not in a great location. However the athmosphere inside is quite cosy and welcoming. Service is great. The food offered is a mix of Chinese, Thai and Malaysia for an Australian palate. We tried... More 

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Thank Alter77
LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We hope you come back to visit us soon.. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended with 4 adults and had 2 prams. Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. Food was delicious and generous serving sizes. Coconut banana fritters were amazing and one of the best desserts I've ever had!

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Thank AmieB84
Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended. The service was terrific. Very friendly and attentive staff. Very clean and appealing atmosphere. The flavours and freshness of the meal was a highlight. Would definitely go back.

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Thank RHJHJHCH
LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner. Hopefully we will see you again. More 

Nelson Bay, Australia
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

After trying several other asian reastaurants on the bay, we were delighted to find one that makes a decent fried rice and perhaps the best sweet n sour pork I've had in a long long time (sweet n sour pork is my gauge when trying a new asian restaurant - if they can't nail that I probably won't return). We... More 

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Thank ChrisandKaryn
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a family get together at L'il Buddha with 19 children and adults attending. The staff were great, putting up with the kids being, well kids. We had the $35 banquet and it was great. Fantastic range of food and almost everyone found all of the dishes great. The range of dishes meant everyone had plenty to eat, even... More 

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Thank Glen K
LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thankyou very much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your night out and hope to see you again soon. Leisa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Visiting Port Stephens for a long weekend with my parents, we stumbled across L'il Buddha. Our food was sensational, the service impeccable and friendly, and there was an awesome atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this place to others and we will come back again when we next visit.

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Thank Colin C
LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thanks Colin for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and hope to see you again. Thanks again. Leisa More 

Anna Bay
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We arrived first for a surprise birthday dinner and had to queue for nearly 10 minutes with people ordering takeaways, only one staff member having trouble processing payments while we were ignored. We finally were seated and the rest of our party arrived. The orders were taken quickly but the food came out in dribs and drabs - some having... More 

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LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback and as you can imagine we are disappointed that your experience was not as expected. I have spoken to some of our staff about it (thinking we have the correct table and booking details- Sat night...)and would appreciate if you could please call Alex on 0401006275 to have a chat. We would certainly like to fix... More 

Nelson Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We shared 5 dishes of food between us and each dish was well presented and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Mark B
Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit within a few months and it did not disappoint. Great variety of meals from all over Asia - Thai, Chinese, Malaysian. Started with duck pancakes (yummo) with Buddha Lamb and finished with fried ice cream with salted caramel sauce. I def didn't need dessert but hey... Next time I'm keen to try the mussamEn brisket.... More 

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Thank Portgirl711
LeisaChan, Owner at L'il Buddha Asian Cuisine, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your variety of meals and look forward to seeing you again. (The salted caramel is a little addictive) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Oasis Centre | Town Centre Cct, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2317, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Port Stephens
  • Phone Number: 6149820286

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