Smile Buffalo


Average price $20

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $20 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Small Soup Tom Yum Goong (Prawns)
Tofu Salad
Pad Pak
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Ratings & Reviews


based on 164 reviews
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Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.6/10
  1. Geoff  R.
    Geoff R.
    • one review

    We like Smile Buffalo. Food and service is always good. This time the beef in the Beef Massaman, one of our favourites, was very tough. My wife gave up on it.

  2. Russell M.
    Russell M.
    • 2 reviews

    Good food & pleasant atmosphere in a good location only letdown by slow service and indifferent staff. One entree forgotten & haphazard serving of mains. Asked for container to take home late served main, had to ask a second time

  3. Francis L.
    Francis L.
    • 7 reviews

    Very good food

  4. Fiona M.
    Fiona M.
    • 3 reviews

    Enjoyed the food but not all meals arrived together which made it difficult for the table. Came on an extremely noisy night made it difficult to have a conversation.

  5. Michelle  H.
    Michelle H.
    • one review

    The food was fresh and flavoursome, we will definitely return to Smile Buffalo and would highly recommend this restaurant. Best Thai restaurant in the area.

  6. Domenica G.
    Domenica G.
    • 4 reviews

    Thai is one of my favourite cuisines and this little restaurant didn't disappoint. The food was fresh and the flavours packed a good punch, It was very popular and full the night we attended thus the waiting staff where stretched to the limit so possibly the service wasn't as attentive as it could be. But would highly recommend and would definitely return,

  7. Jason H.
    Jason H.
    • one review

    Second time we've dined here, food is excellent, prices very reasonable and nice atmosphere. Surprised it is not busier. Will be back again soon I'm sure.

  8. Angela T.
    Angela T.
    • 10 reviews

    Mixed spices beautiful

  9. Liana K.
    Liana K.
    • 2 reviews

    Nice restaurant across the road from the beach. Modern and new! Food is great, service is fantastic. Will go there again for sure.

  10. Patricia L.
    Patricia L.
    • 4 reviews

    Beautiful food, service was excellent, definitely will come back

  11. Lan L.
    Lan L.
    • one review

    The green curry was a tad on the sweet side. I would prefer a green curry a bit more savoury.

  12. Sonys B.
    Sonys B.
    • 2 reviews

    What a great little local restaurant.... the food was fresh and beautifully presented & the service very friendly and accommodating - will definitely go back ! Dined here with our family (8 persons) on Friday evening at the child friendly early session.

  13. Julie P.
    Julie P.
    • 3 reviews

    Smile Buffalo is a local treasure. It's quiet enough to enjoy a conversation with friends. On the night I dined there the food was excellent and the service was very good. I'll definitely return.

  14. Elcia N.
    Elcia N.
    • 2 reviews

    Really yummy food!

  15. Helen D.
    Helen D.
    • 3 reviews

    The food was good but one meal was forgotten and I had to go up twice to find out what was happening with the meal which took an extra half hour.

  16. Anna G.
    Anna G.
    • 4 reviews

    When the order arrived, it wasn’t quite right (ordered prawns but got chicken) but it was quickly rectified. The flavour was a bit too sweet for a savoury dish.

  17. Michelle C.
    Michelle C.
    • one review

    Food was Delicious, plenty of food. Service was good.

  18. Yuka i.
    Yuka i.
    • 4 reviews

    probably the best pad siew I have ever had in melbourne! it's a beautiful restaurant opposite the beach and quite a romantic setting. they deserve to be full every night!!!

  19. Louise L.
    Louise L.
    • 4 reviews

    Love this place food great and prices reasonable highly recommend definitely worth going open everyday always have a table and not noisy. Give it a try you wont be disappointed

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Food was very nice as always and service was friendly. Good place for a family dinner.

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How to get to the restaurant

305 Beach Rd, 3193, Black Rock (VIC), Australia, RestaurantAddress

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About the restaurant

Smile Buffalo is a Thai venue with some tasty entrees as spring roll appetizers, fish cakes, curry puffs or chicken satay and mains like stir fry dishes include chicken cashew, garlic prawns, pad pong ka ree crab, or pad pak. Curry lovers can enjoy beef mussamun curry, chicken green curry or pork panang curry. Rice and roti bread make nice sides or snacks as do salads, soups or noodles.


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