Buddha's Thai Cuisine

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$30 and under
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Buddha Thai Bistro is the first restaurant of its kind in JAX beach An upscale casual destination from eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Star of Siam, mangosteen and Wild Thai), Buddha's Belly showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea India and China. Drawing upon memories of family meals his mother made, culinary experience to bring together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations. Dishes are served Asian family-style to create an atmosphere that encourages sharing & conversation. Buddha's Belly, features a full bar with an extensive wine list and exotic cocktails plus a creative fresh Asian-influence desserts. Please Note: Online reservations are available for parties up to 6 people.
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KV
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this thai restaurant. Consistently good...

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Value
GREAT Food
Nice people

Try it, you'll like it

LS
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.
Dinners were excellent.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice ebening

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J
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places in Jacksonville. The appetizers are good, the portion sizes are fantastic for the price and value, and the cocktail and wine lists are diverse.

N
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always excellent meals served there.

AD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a very flavorful meal at Buddha Belly thai. We had the summer rolls (fresh and crisp greens with herbs and shrimp) and the Thai shu mai (tender and tasty). The star was the Seafood Typhoon entree- an absolutely scrumptious mixed seafood stir fry. The sauce was perfectly balanced with sweet, sour, spicy and umami notes. The seafood was cooked just right. Our plates were licked clean at the end! My basil mule was refreshing and not too sweet. All in all a most enjoyable meal and good value.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

we love the food here but it could use some updating decor wise. Even if they were just get rid of the worn carpet and put down wood or wood looking tile floors

KN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent. The food is delicious and the presentation is amazing. The meals are consistently good and I highly recommend this restaurant.

N
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Service and Excellent Food.

c
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We come in at least twice a month and order the same thing. Tonight it did Not taste at all the same as it normally does. The waitress never came to ask us how our meal was so we never got the chance to tell her. Someone else put our leftovers in to go containers and then the waitress dropped off the check.

B
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We will be going back ... and would have been there many times already had we known about it.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!!!

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TH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice calm atmosphere. Great food great prices great waitresses close to the beach

PL
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food good as always.

JK
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This bistro is one of our favorites. The food is always great and they never disappoint.

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wait time to be seated was Immediate. Service was Excellent. Cleanliness was Excellent. Compared to our previous visits, the Pad Thai had too much sauce, it was too sweet, and the portion was smaller. The vegan vegetable soup and summer rolls were Excellent.

N
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner was excellent!

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Served food with separate dish called hot plate that has all the hot spices to mix into food. That was great because some in our group wanted a very mild spice. Overall the food and drinks were excellent. Looking forward to our next gather here.

OT
New England
164 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We happened upon Buddha’s while visiting the area. Delicious food and a very attentive staff. We will return if back in Ponte Vedra.

OT
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service but last two times were not rewarded points for using this program

TB
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a 7:30 reservation. Waited for 10 minutes at counter until we were talked to. Then the hostess went away. We looked around and at least four tables had no water, drinks or food. We were gonna go to the bar and get a drink but the bartender was no where to be found. One table that was there when we arrived got up and left. The person mentioned no-one had acknowledged them since their party was seated. We then left, 7:55 and had not seem or heard from the hostess. They need to get some help with service.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always an excellent meal.

D
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s our favorite Thai restaurant in Jacksonville. I spent three years in Thailand and the khan soi here is delicious and very rarely on menus at other Thai restaurants.

j
Jacksonville
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good as always

WH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Waiter was great, food not so good. Curry sauce was full of cornstarch. Not the great food I remember.

WS
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Buddha. The service, food and ambiance was perfect. We were able to reminisce the years of our relationship in relative privacy and could actually hear each other.

b
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is wonderful. Service could be better/faster.

OT
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great meal and service - would recommend and try the peanut sauce!

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the great food

LH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

SY
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Every dinner entree was too sweet. The curries were sweet, the Pad Thai was sweet.

OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Kitchen was way backed up

JM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you like Thai food then, this restaurant should be on your short list to try. They have a good selection of Thai foods with a great way of being able to choose your protein to go into each dish + vegetarian choices. They also have a large choice of appetizers which if you want to do a Tapas style Thai meal you could.

CG
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Valentines evening is the wrong time to dine here. Totally unprepared. Reservations for a particular time mean your table will be available during that time period.
We waited 30 Minutes w a res and there was a line down the sidewalk !! And screaming babies on Valentines night. Really people !! Babysitters !!!!

S
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The ginger rice man was delicious as well as the lettuce wraps and curries. I HIGHLY recommend Buddah's and will definitely be going back. If I could give it 6 stars I would!

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I eat here fairly regularly and the food is always great, which the same can still be said for tonight. But we had such a poor experience on this visit that we certainly won't bring friends or family there again. Service was poor, I can't tell if that was due to our server, kitchen service or inadequate staffing. We were a party of 4 and 1 person didn't receive their meal until after the rest of us had finished eating. Our drinks came so slowly (both rounds) that once we complained, the bartender immediately brought them over and said he'd been under the impression our server had taken care of it. That's how much of a disconnect there was the entire experience. After all that, you would expect to be compensated either for the exceptionally late meal or maybe offer a dessert on the house (??) but all we were offered were apologies. Such a disappointing experience.

JK
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place in Jax Beach to get some great Thai food. We have never been disappointed.

f
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Thai food. Service is unbelievable with all employees going out of their way.