The Smokin’ Buddha

You Gotta Eat Here!

menu_smokingbuddhaI am not just saying this because The Smokin’ Buddha was featured on an episode of the Food Network’s show You Gotta Eat Here! but rather because it’s really the best restaurant in the region that showcases global comfort food.

I must recommend calling to reserve a reservation for this particular restaurant. The restaurant is located in the heart of a very tiny city and therefore a popular restaurant choice amongst locals.

The menu is inspired by the owner’s travels and features various appetizers and entrees from all over the world. Many of the meal options also contain a recommended beverage pairing to further enhance your experience.

Vegetarian Samosas

Vegetarian Samosas

As always it was ladies night so my friends and I decided to an appetizer was in order. We sprung for the vegetarian samosas, which were filled with various vegetables and loaded with various Indian spices.
I mean look at those suckers, they not only look fantastic, they taste it too.
I will now attempt to describe the sauce to the best of my abilities – it was honey, or at least tasted like a more liquified version of honey (if that is possible). I liked it because it definitely toned down the heat of the samosas for me.


Korean Beef Noodles

For my entree I decided to head to Korea and try the Korean Beef Noodles. This meal consisted of beef, carrots, mushrooms, various spices and udon noodles.

The Korean Beef Noodles are probably one of my favourite menu items as a lot of the menu features my nemesis, Cilantro.

However this particular one does not. It’s really the perfect portion of noodles and beef.

I would rate my particular experience at The Smokin’ Buddha:

Also Digested:




Udon Soup

p.s. I have linked the episode of You Gotta Eat Here! above, which more accurately describes the Korean Beef Noodles.

The Smokin’ Buddha is located at the Old Train Station in Port Colborne, Ontario: 265 King St, Port Colborne, ON L3K 4G8

For more information on The Smokin’ Buddha please visit The Niagara Local.

10 thoughts on “The Smokin’ Buddha

  1. I really do gotta eat there. I have heard many things about this place for years and still haven’t gotten to go. I love that they have so many different cultural foods to try out in one place! Great post as usual, Dana!


  2. JBlay says:

    Love this place! Did you notice the Steam Whistle bike repair station outside? First one in Ontario. Pretty cool. Another great post!


  3. Doug Hunt says:

    I have heard about this restaurant for a while but have resisted the long drive. After reading this I can resist no more. Bring on the Buddha!


  4. Brianne says:

    Living in Port, this is one of my favourite go-to places! Always amazing, and such friendly owners and staff. In the summer its great to eat with the garage doors open and feel like your outside by the lake. One of the best places to resemble Port Colborne for sure! Glad you enjoy it too


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