Restaurant Review: Wee Buddha, Edinburgh

Restaurant Review: Wee Buddha, Edinburgh

Restaurant: Wee Buddha

Location: Jamaica Street, Edinburgh

Type of Food: Asian Fusion

Back in January I found myself on a weekend away in Edinburgh with no dinner plans and no idea of where to go. There was only one way to solve my situation – I reached out to social media. I am very lucky to have a few people on my social media that I would consider foodies and one of their recommendations was Wee Buddha.  A quick check on quandoo and my table was booked.


The Decor

Wee Buddha has two areas, one downstairs with only a few tables and the bar and an upstairs where the majority of the tables are. It felt super cosy inside, just what we wanted on a cold January night. We were seated downstairs directly opposite the bar.


The Food

The menu here at Wee Buddha is a large selection of tapas size small dishes and a few larger noodle bowls. They also have a specials menu. We order a couple of the little bow;s to share and a large noodle bowl.

First up we have the Salt and Spicy quid. It doesnt really come across in the picture but this was actually a really big portion. It was also cooked perfectly. The batter was really light and not greasy, just the way it should be.


For our 2nd small tapas item we had the garlic and chilli wings. These were fantastic. They were seasoned perfectly and the batter had a light crisp. Sometimes there ends up being more batter than chicken but not on these babies. They were also the right amount of spicy – a great kick but still full of flavour.

This way my noodle bowl – traditional king prawn Singapore rice noodles. Under those noodles there is so much prawn! On the cold January nice this was excellent comfort food. The flavours were subtle but oh so good. It was like a hug in a bowl.

My husband ordered the chicken Japanese udon noodles cooked in chilli bean sauce.  He was expecting this to be spicy but it wasnt.  It was still a great dish but its hard to love a dish when you were expecting something that didnt arrive.


This is such a beautiful restaurant. It feels so cosy and homely and the food feels the same. The only dish that disappointed a little was the Udon noodles and that was purely because we were both expecting something else. Next time I am in Edinburgh I will be back to visit.

Our Visit to Edinburgh

I visited Edinburgh in January 2017 for the Weekend and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Zoo.

Check out my other Edinburgh Reviews:

Maison De Moggy, Cat Cafe 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Zoo – Coming Soon

Elephant House Edinburgh – Coming Soon

National Museum of Scotland – Coming Soon

Originally posted 2017-04-04 14:00:57.


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