We are very excited to share a brand new restaurant with you! Located on Congress street in downtown Portsmouth, is the fantastic Budha O. This is where we had the pleasure of trying some menu items, asking a few questions, and photographing some delicious food. To help us accomplish all of this was Budha O's very own Melissa Stockbridge.
Thanks for having us, Mel. It's great to be here! Please tell us a little bit about Budha O.
Budha O is a smartly casual Asian Bistro & Lounge. Our dishes are house made family recipes with influences from many cultures across Asia. From our wok seared dishes inspired from China, Singapore and Thailand, to our sushi with influences from Indonesia and Japan. We also serve an incredible Vietnamese Pho which is hard to find in the city of Portsmouth! Many of our dishes are sized to share and range from $10-$30. If you are in the mood for a cocktail we also have an extensive cocktail menu, wine and beer with Budha Hour daily from 5-7pm offering drink specials daily! Also don't miss our live DJ's! We feature local house Dj's multiple nights of the week!
What is this first dish, Mel?
The first is the Green Dragon Roll with Spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, tempura shrimp & topped with lobster.
Next we tried the Long Cooked Beef Pho Soup.
Its is made up of 24 Hour secret broth, bean sprouts, Thai basil, and four preparations of beef & noodles.
What's this next dish?
The Salt & Pepper Calamari that is wok fried with Thai chilies and salt & pepper.
And finally the last dish was the Singapore Street Noodles.
It comes with rice vermicelli, shrimp, chicken, pork, Madras curry, and stir fried vegetables and cilantro.
The food was excellent, Mel! Please tell us what it means to you to be an independent locally owned business.
We are a proud, locally owned small business in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. We cater to the ever changing Portsmouth community which allows us to better serve and adapt to not only our locals needs but also the bustling tourism season which is almost upon us. We pride ourselves on offering Portsmouth with something it hasn't seen or tasted before and we are sure you will agree!
Budha O can be your new Sushi spot, Friday night hangout, business lunch meeting, romantic dinner date, and much much more. Whatever reason you need to give yourself, you have to check it out. The food is delicious, the staff is very friendly, and the location is perfect. We had a great time at Budha O and we definitely will be back soon. Check out the slideshow below for some bonus photos and be on the lookout for our next blog post. Thanks for reading!