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Buddha Stix

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Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-961 1704
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17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this restaurant. Thai cuisine is not my favourite, but it does move up the ranks when I dine at Buddha Stix. Even the plates they use seem to enhance the dishes served. My only critisism would be, that I booked online and in red lettering, it said must be finished by 1pm as other diners are due in. However,... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Reston, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived without a reservation on a busy, rainy evening, but they fit us in with no wait. Food was delicious, especially for folks who live where Thai dishes are impossible to get. Most dishes can be made with whatever protein appeals (chicken, pork, beef, prawns, or tofu), which makes tailoring a meal to personal taste not at all difficult.... More 

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Thank KateMJ
new zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here in mid March. The restaurant was reasonably busy. Tables were very close together and somewhat noisy. We had Spring Rolls, Guri Puffs and Satay Chicken Sticks to start. We shared a Green Chicken Curry as a main. The food was okay, pretty average, no special flavour sensations and must admit expected better. Maybe should give it another opportunity.

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Thank thesmdm
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting varied menu. Meals were excellent. Great service I enjoyed the Vietnamese Lemongrass Stirfry with seafood,I requested no squid so I had extra fish which was superb chunks done in a light batter and also plenty of mussels and prawns

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Thank mzlizz2012
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Manager at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Hi Mzlizz2012, Thanks for your kind words! I'm so glad we were able to cater to your taste. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times now and can gladly say the food, service and atmosphere is consistantly very good. Most recently we booked for a group dinner for 8 people on thursday at 630pm. The table we got was not suited for 8 people but fortunately there were only of us who actually made it. Therefore the table... More 

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Thank KalznChch
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Morning KalznChch, Thanks for taking the time to share your great feedback! And wow what a hoot - you had me gearing myself up for a huge apology! Greatly written. We are so pleased to hear that overall you and your group enjoyed your experience with us. Everything that you mentioned that wasn't quite spot on has been duly noted... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening and fabulous food. Very accommodating for large groups. Lovely customer service. Didn't look at the full menu as chose a sharing banquet for minimum of 5 people for $30 each. The dishes were just delightful and lovely presented. We had 4 different starters to share and 5 mains to share, plenty of food. Those that ordered individual meals... More 

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Thank Traceyu2014
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Dear Traceyu2014, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! The shared menu is always a wonderful idea for a group, and also if its your first time visiting us as it means you get to have a try of a selection of meals and entrees instead of having one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a couple of times and it doesn't disappoint with the choice of dishes. Almost all main courses are available as vegetarian options, and many of those would be vegan. At about $15 for a main course and good portion size, this is a great place to eat. Friendly and swift service.

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Thank CFMM59
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Dear CFMM59, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We do have a big range of vegetarian meals & also meals that are vegan as we try our hardest to cater to everybody, we are pleased these are some of the things you enjoyed.... More 

Christchruch, NZ
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

family event for 11 people with all different tastes. Service was good and food great. Not my first time there and will go again

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Thank David W
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Hello David W, Thanks for letting us know how your experience went! We are so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your meals even with the variety of taste in a large group. There is A LOT of different flavours and spices used so we are glad they pleased everybody. Thrilled to hear you will be back, and we look... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and honestly about seven minutes from ordering to it arriving at the table. Highly recommended, lovely staff too!

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Thank harrietm670
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Dear harrietm670, Thanks heaps for taking the time to get back to us on your experience, we greatly appreciate it! Absolutely thrilled to hear you had a nice time. Yes - our chefs are extremely good at what they do! I'll be sure to pass on your lovely comment to the team. Have a great day! Kind regards, More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We chose to eat here on sat night as so many friends had recommended! We were sorry we chose to eat here - the food was ok (we had honey lemon chicken and clay pot rice) apart from our starter which was deep fried beyond belief. What really let this place down was the service and the music. Initially the... More 

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Thank Theworldbefore30
AsianGardenNZ, Social Media Officer at Buddha Stix, responded to this review

Dear Theworldbefore30, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are deeply sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with service you received. After speaking with the manager at Buddha Stix we believe this was an isolated issue regarding lack of staff. However, this is no excuse for receiving poor service. As you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$18
Cuisine
Vietnamese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-961 1704
Description
Buddha Stix on Riccarton Road, is a place to feel special - enjoy the finest Asian cuisine in eye-catching style. Buddhas Stix is the perfect stop over for a cocktail and a snack before a show, or stay for a nights worth of great food and company. You'll find a warm welcome and dishes from all over the Asian continent - plenty from Thailand, but splashes of flavour from Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?