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Tasty Buddha - CLOSED

25 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-3777
+1 352-377-0287
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
11 Aug 2014
“So sad to see it go”
22 Oct 2013
“Not a Good Choice”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Asian, Vegan Options
25 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-3777
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

In the summer of 2013 I was sent to the Gainesville on work assignment. I enjoyed staying in Gainesville due to the plethora of non-chain restaurants to choose from when dining. TB was recommended to me by a work colleague so I decided to give...More

Thank ElGuapo311
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I have been to both locations. I do not consider their food very good. There is no ambiance, you have to serve yourself, and the place is messy, esp. the one on 43rd. Do yourself a favor and cook at home.

Thank ScottT608
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Just read in today's Gainesville Sun that both locations of Tasty Buddha in Gainesville have closed. They have been having financial problems for some time... including not paying their employees.

1  Thank Kilika-FL
Reviewed 17 September 2013

We tried Tasty Buddha randomly this evening to end an impromptu day trip to Gainesville (we live nearly 2 hours away near Palm Coast). We loved the causal, relaxed, atmosphere and serving style. The yellow walls are lovely and the beach paintings were stunning. The...More

Thank Kadee H
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I have loved the Turkey Burgers and Sweet Potato fries at both Buddha Belly and, it's west side restaurant, Tasty Buddha. I boycotted both for several months when it was reported that the owner was not paying his staff. I just returned and checked to...More

Thank maggie1760
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I have been coming here for years. Tasty Buddha serves the best fried rice of anywhere around!! Plan to share a plate with a friend because it's 2-3 servings each dish! I always have tons of leftovers. Great price! And good drinks too :)

Thank Raina Z
Reviewed 26 June 2013

The food here is incredible. My favorite is the cheeseburger fried rice. Oh, the sweet potato fries are out if this world too. Great sauces. BTW, the portions are huge. More than enough for 2 people.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 12 June 2013

To be fair - this is a place my husband loves dearly. For me, there is very limited food options. I was pleased when they added fried green tomatoes to the menu.

Thank UF_Rhonda
Reviewed 6 June 2013

If you are looking for something beyond the everyday for a great price in a beautiful setting, check out Tasty Buddha. Order the Fried Rice, an Angry Orchard on tap, and sit on the deck. Great place!

1  Thank MrsGranett
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Bring your appetite if you come here for lunch, the portions of curry are enough to share - or take home for another meal at home later. Nothing fancy, you order at the counter and your food is brought out when ready. Self service on...More

1  Thank Jerry W
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601-3777
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-377-0287
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