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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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Today
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 08:30 - 15:00
Sat - Mon 10:00 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Today I ordered chicken pad Thai for take away. Received quickly which was great but the meal was poor. I got about three pieces of chicken and the rest was vegetables including carrots, beans, mushrooms and broccoli. If I wanted a vegetable pad Thai I'd have ordered one. I've never had a chicken pad Thai with more than maybe some... More 

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2 Thank klouf87
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I was after a quick Thai takeaway and the hotel recommended the Buddha Restaurant. It was a great recommendation, I had the green curry and coconut rice. The portion size wasn't huge and that was great as I hate waste. The samosas were delicious and full of veggies. My only criticism is that they have no roti on the menu.

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Thank Sophie S
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It is not licensed but the food is terrific. They serve you really quick so,you can get out and go across the road to the bar

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Thank Kathleen P
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My favourite coffee cafe in lonny Great customer service . Cosy place to Dine. Many thanks Evon & Ajay

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Launceston, Australia
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 25 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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Thank Tessa W
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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
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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2 Thank JKhappyTraveller
Launceston, Australia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
08:30 - 15:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
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?