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Greedy Buddha

12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
+27 31 566 4383
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“duck” (22 reviews)
“tasting menu” (18 reviews)
“dim sum” (16 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

I went there with my parents and not only was the service terrible but my mom didn’t touch her meal it was so terrible and we ended up sending it back! I ordered the chicken and prawn curry which was amazing so definitely do your...More

2  Thank Megan A
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Visited this restaurant with my Nephew Tony and his family together with my wife. I had read some of the negative reviews so wasn't sure what to expect !! I think a lot of it is down to what you order as my experience as...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I am Asian and decided to visit this 'fusion' restaurant with friends. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was tasty, the service was top notch and food did not take long at all. It is the second floor by Gateway in Umhlanga so you have...More

Thank kathylW1063AO
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

On holiday and came to the restaurant bases on photos on the site and reviews. We had a very poor experience and the food was bland, soggy and unimpressive. Prices are fair for good quality but we did not have good quality and as such...More

Thank Shammy N
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Food was pretty bland but had its highlights. Was with friends so we tried a several of dishes from the wok to the ramen. The rice wok dishes were pretty generic and bland... its best to stick to the specialties in this place (like all...More

Thank ThomasC6275
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family for lunch. The restaurant wasn't busy but still had a nice vibe. The service was fantastic. We had amazing cocktails and the sushi is the best I ever had. We had the tempura sushi. The tempura prawn was...More

Thank newbie_explorer777
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to try the Greedy Buddha for lunch after the roasts of xmas. The Greedy Buddha specialises in asian food and we were convinced to try the tasting menu. Started with the braised butternut soup which is my favourite .. it is spiced and...More

Thank Lucy N
Reviewed 22 December 2017

On a recommendation, I booked The Greedy Buddha last night for dinner to try out this South East Asian inspired menu. Service: We were served by Noxie, who was very attentive and helpful throughout the evening. Ambiance: The interiors are tastefully done with comfortable booths...More

Thank LaurasWorldza
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We tried the taste menu that was absolute value for money. From tasty ravioli, great dumplings, crispy duck.... it was a long awaited experience that was truly worth the wait. Was definitely a great taste experience

Thank Jenneitha B
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner. The service was friendly and efficient. We had the Tasting menu and each dish was superb. Will definitely find a reason to go again soon

Thank EricC6864
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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