September 16, 2006
Buddha's Delight is a hole-in-a-wall of a restaurant on the third floor of a rundown building. You may be frightened that you've gone into the wrong door once you see the dirty staircase that does not look like it could possibly lead to a business. But follow the stairs upwards and you will find the restaurant.
The interior of Buddha's Delight is a pleasant surprise considering the dismal exterior. The lighting is bright and cheerful and the no-fuss seating is clean and ready to be sat in. They have cute touches like Christmas lights and plants that add to the decor- but it is quite understated.
As you enter the Buddha's Delight dining room, you just tell your server "buffet" and they bring you utensils and water for your meal. They do have several lunch specials usually- but they are typically not vegetarian for some reason and I have not ever been with anyone that has ordered one.
The all-vegetarian buffet at Buddha's Delight is phenomenal. They start with the basics- both white and brown rice and steamed vegetables. As you move down the line though, the dishes become more complex with spices, ingredients like tofu, and authentic Malaysian and Thai touches.
The food I have tried at Buddha's has always been delicious- piping hot and fresh (not typical Chinese buffet fodder). They also have a nice range of desserts from fortune cookies to fabulous coconut rice jello/pudding (really the best way to describe it).
Buddha's Delight is a fantastic value as well- a whole sit-down meal for $7.50 and all you can eat. It usually is not crowded and the service is pretty friendly- though they speak little to no English. Well worth the trip and the search for this restaurant.
From journal Stopping in Boston (The Amtrak Layover Guide)