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Greedy Buddha

12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 566 4383
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“dim sum” (15 reviews)
“pork belly” (13 reviews)
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All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

On a visit to Durban we had dinner at the Restaurant. What a nice surprising menu! The "Greedy Buddha"cocktail was a bit of a disappointment - pretty much just guava juice and vodka? Lemon fizz was refreshing - good on a hot day. Dim Sum...More

Thank 1968hrj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those restaurants that you will want to visit over and over again. Taste experiences that simply cannot be described in simple words.

Thank drreg2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfection is the word...everything from the time we walked into the restaurant, the warm reception, the very knowledgeable waiter Nigel, the amazing crisp pork belly with mash "puree" to the 5 spice duck. I cannot recommend this place enough.

Thank Claud N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing night , great food and good atmosphere . The view is amazing and layout of the restaurant is exquisite.

Thank Suvina23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recently in Umhlanga and can honestly say that the food at the Greedy Buddha was the best meal we had while we were on holiday. Our waitress (Zama) was so friendly and really made our meal that extra special. Thank you, we will...More

Thank BOhannessian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite food! Great presentation! Great service ... genuinely aimed at helping you choose the best meal ! Highly recommended !

Thank manishs297
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Greedy Buddha a few times and the last two times the service was left wanting and it was pretty slow... my guess was the change of owners lead to some teething problems... but despite the service issues the food was fantastic! And I'm...More

Thank RobFisherSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure to have lunch at Greedy Buddah on Friday, 14 April on our recent holiday in Umhlanga Rocks. We were warmly greeted at the door by friendly staff members. The restaurant boasts an outside seating area. At the...More

1  Thank zerwickrenatevictor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meals were delicious and the young and old enjoyed their meals. Especially my 84 year old dad surprised us by finishing his meal and told us he enjoyed it. My guests from East London and Gauteng had a great time and atmosphere was great. The...More

Thank nationalprop
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Simply incredible food with amazing and very personal service. Go hungry because you'll wan to eat the menu. Even Gordon Ramsay I think would be inpressed !

Thank 172Dave
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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
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
16:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 on Palm Boulevard | Gateway, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 566 4383
  • E-mail
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!