Buddha Stix

4_half star rating 13 reviews

Telephone 03-961 1704

74 Riccarton Rd

Thai, Asian
Lunch: Mon - Fri 12 noon - 2.30pm
Dinner: Mon - Sun 5pm - 9.30pm


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Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Takes Reservations:
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner

Reviews for Buddha Stix

4 star rating
by Marc C.
3rd June 2014

Really busy on a Friday night, so ate in the bar. Shared a platter among three and split a bottle of pinot gris that went well with the food. I had a chicken curry and personally I thought the sauce was a little thin. Given the name of the joint I expected something a little more Indian and wanted something that would stick to the innards. In general the food seems to be more south-east Asian rather than sub-continental. But I’d like to come back and explore the menu further.

5 star rating
by Wendy S.
3rd April 2014

Hi everyone,

My husband and I have dined at Buddha Stix several times. The food arrives quickly, it is piping hot, tasty and satisfying. The waitstaff are friendly and polite. The atmosphere is nice too.

5 star rating
by Deon M.
26th March 2014

Been 3 times. Great service and food every time so far. The restaurant is clean, modern and spacious. The staff are friendly and efficient. Gotta feel for them having to wear those silly aprons lol. The lager is cold, just how I like it!
The food has plenty of flavour too.

4 star rating
by Kirsty A.
25th January 2014

This was the first time I had been to Buddha Stix and I was not disapointed. The atmosphere was wonderful and we were quickly greeted by friendly waitstaff who took us to our table, as well as our drinks orders.

The menu has many options, most available with either chicken, beef or as a vegetarian meal. We ordered two chicken Pad Thai’s and one vegetarian nut stirfry. The meals did not take long at all to arrive and were beautifully presented on rectangular plates. They are certainly generous in portion sizes, as not one of us could finish ours and we are not known as being petite eaters!

Despite that, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity for dessert and chose the chocolate brownie served with ice cream and lychees, one of a minimal three options. It, once again, arrived quickly and was as nice as it sounded (and looked!)

The waitstaff were very attentative, constantly checking to see if we needed anything and if everything was alright. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and would happily return again.

5 star rating
by Clayton S.
20th January 2014

This was my first time to Buddha Stix and it was a great dining experience. The service was excellent from start to finish. Two of us visited for dinner. We had the satay chicken skewers for starters and they were excellent. I had the Nasi Goreng for my main. It was really tasty but could have been a little spicier, it was more like a combination fried rice. I would definitely go back.

5 star rating
by jC
9th September 2012

This would be my favorite restaurant for lunch. Have been there may times for lunch and to dinner twice. I definitely prefer the experence of lunch over dinner.
Lunch always comes out extremely quickly and has a vast choice of excellent quality dishes.
Very quick service (to quick) But extremely good prices.
Dinner service is slower and we were kept waiting for too long, although once ordered the meal was produced quickly.

2 star rating
by tinglenn
27th November 2011

Dined here to celebrate a family member’s birthday on 26/11/11. In a party of 3 the menu items were Steamed fresh fish in a curry Sauce, Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Chicken, and Gang Par with Prawns. Booked a week in advance on line, no problems. Arrived at 625pm for 630, on arrival, staff all otherwise occupied even though the place was far from full. We were then shown to our table and perused the menus which have taken on a rather tatty appearance and need replacing. Staff member who served us had difficulty understanding order of Amstel Light. We made our menu selection and requested that the flavouring was mild in all 3 dishes. Gang Par was so spicy and hot that is was difficult to eat and needed copious amounts of water. The other 2 meals were fine. On paying the bill, all 3 staff members at front of house were busy with their electronic tablets, so was kept waiting to wait to pay the bill. Third time we’ve dined there, we usually get someone familiar with the menu serving us. The place may be becoming the victim of its success

4 star rating
by Timmy
21st June 2011

We went there after a friend recommended this place.

The food was yummy- very fresh tasting, with a good amount of spice in my Panang curry. They had a large range of vegetarian options and Pegasus Bay Riesling. Will be eating there again. Staff were friendly and the place looked clean.

Meals were about $18 each, which was good value for money.

5 star rating
by Danielle B.
10th June 2011

This was one of the first restaurants I was taken to in Christchurch. I wasn’t an adventurous eater, but found Buddha Stix to be very yummy. I have been back since, always enjoying my meal and leaving with a full tum!

4 star rating
by Michelle
6th May 2011

Great restaurant! It is Vietnamese and Thai food which is great. Food comes served on very nice platters. The decor is fresh, clean and modern. Definately one of the more fine dining asian restaurants in Christchurch. Prices not bad, service is good but not great. Have been here 3 times and will be back again!

5 star rating
by Mark B.
1st May 2011

Have been to Buddha Stix on a couple of occasions and have always been very impressed. The service is second to none and the meals are very interesting and full of flavour. I cant wait for my next dining experience at this restaurant.

5 star rating
by Sheree H.
13th February 2011

I have been here 3 times now and it is now my favourite Thai in Christchurch and we do have some good ones to choose from! The food is awesome and the service first class. If you want great Thai that tastes devine at an awesome price then this is the restaurant you want to go to..love it!

5 star rating
by Apollo
10th January 2011

This place was simply heaving with people when we arrived. But we were seated promptly and were well cared for. The food arrived incredibly fast and was delicious. Slick and professional!

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