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Greedy Buddha

12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
+27 31 566 4383
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“dim sum” (16 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was quite excited to try this Asian restaurant but it was such a let down. The place is quite nice however the food is not Asian. Ordered the Salmon Sashimi platter and I was served Cured Salmon not sashimi. Management were attentive and returned...More

1  Thank Franks2k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had spotted this venue on previous business trips and being a fan of asian cuisine could not wait to sample the menu. I was pleasantly surprised by the starter, Steamed Pork & Prawn wontons. Delicious. I was however let down by the Bang Bang...More

1  Thank Jace1982
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted to have a few cocktails then leave, however food coming out of the kitchen looked amazing so we decided to stay, and boy am I glad I did! Had the malay noodles with pork belly and it was honestly one of the best...More

Thank Twonn
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

What can I say when you end the day with impending clients you want it to be write. This place has certainly got it write, from the 5* food, ambiance, and beverage selection It just has it all. Nothing was to much and you felt...More

Thank Noel1968
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Been to greedy Buddha many times and Never been disappointed, the service is always excellent, the food amazing and the cocktails awesome! Thank you staff at Greedy Buddha 🙏 I have had two functions there as well , my daughters 21st and a friends homecoming...More

Thank Smita1963
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

My daughter loves the duck! Yesterday she opted for the large portion vs the medium - two generous pieces instead of one - served with pancakes, ribbons of cucumber and spring onion with a Hoi San sauce. She thoroughly enjoyed her dish. Starters: all were...More

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The 7 course Gourmet Dinner was amazing. My favourite was the Beef Fillet and Dessert. Friendly and attentive staff. Meeting the chef and having the owner explain each course was a great touch. I have never been disappointed when dining here.

Thank Geralynn G
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Tonight my friend and I took a visiting Polish colleague out for his last night in SA. We wanted to make it special so we decided to try the 7 course gourmet dinner menu at The Greedy Buddha. We arrived very early but this gave...More

Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We took a 7 meal course and IT was a best choice ever. Meat was perfectly cooked, amazing lamb ... But the dessert blown our minds... IT was great!! Will come again for sure!

Thank Paweł M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Went with a group of friends. Greeted well and shown to the table. The waitress was very friendly and helped with choices and even brought the dragon sauce for us to try before we made our final choice. The portion size was large and everyone...More

Thank Kizzie_McWizz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga
  • Phone Number: +27 31 566 4383
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At Greedy Buddha we aim to offer our guests a refreshing and unique approach to dining in SA. We are not an Asian restaurant but our menu and our food philosophy is inspired by the tastes and flavours of South East Asia. You can dine entirely on our Tapas style menu with over 40 different dishes to choose from....Or you can take the more traditional route and have a starter, main and dessert...The choice is yours. Our food philosophy is to take the freshest and most seasonal ingredients and create dishes that fuse the very best techniques and flavours of Eastern and Western cuisine. The results speak for themselves. Call it Asian inspired or call it fusion, we will charm your taste buds in a way that leaves you wanting more!
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