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Laughing Buddha

10-12 Victory Court Prospect Hill, Douglas
01624-67-72-99
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Ranked #27 of 108 restaurants in Douglas
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just back from lunch at Laughing Buddha and it was excellent as usual. 2 course lunch including tea or coffee at £9. Choice of about 6 starters and 6 main courses. Chris the owner was his usual polite and friendly self. Food was lovely and great value. We have been using this restaurant for 15 + years and I have... More

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Bournemouth Dorset
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

7 of us were recommended the laughing Buddha while out here for the TT. We turned up at the door and immediately got a feeling we were in my Nan's front room. Old decor, poor lighting and heating too hot. The owner was very controlling towards other staff. They didn't really do anything by themselves without the owner instructing them.... More

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stafford
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Having read the reviews on trip advisor we decided to try the Laughing Buddha on a recent holiday to the Isle of Man. We were greeted by the owner who proceeded to look after us extremely well. The food was excellent as was the service. We would certainly recommend this restaurant when in Douglas. It is such a pity that... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Although a little difficult to find, and not that appealing to look at, this is a little gem. The food and service were both of a high standard, at a reasonable price. Of particular note was the friendliness of the staff. Well worth a visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We go every year when we visit the island, 17 hungry Geordies always well looked after and the food is first class wonderful restaurant,roll on June!!

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our family's favourite Chinese restaurant. Laughing Buddha is always consistent and the owner values his customer's. The banquet D was excellent as usual and there is always plenty of food - in fact we usually struggle to finish it all and we do try ! Staff are happy to accommodate any changes too like boiled rice instead of fried etc... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Not the poshest place to go but good quality and value. We visit regularly and have never been disappointed. Good wine list at reasonable prices. Lunch is excellent value. Recommend twice cooked pork and the aromatic crispy duck.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Having read a previous Trip critique slating this establishment, I approached my visit with trepidation. It was only my friends saying that I should ignore the bad revue. I am glad that I did. We were greeted at the door by a smiling member of staff, who took our coats & showed us to our table & left us with... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wasn't greeted by anyone when we walked in and was left hovering around for 5 minutes, eventually we went over to the staff and told them we had a booking to which they pointed to our table and didn't even walk us over to it. We sat for 30 minutes with no drink! Eventually we got served so ordered a... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Would recommend this Chinese to all. Fantastic little restaurant which is very popular with the locals. Businesses hold their Christmas parties here and couples and families always welcome.The service is great and the manager genuinely wanting to ensure you have the best experience at his restaurant. The food is great and always lots of it. Very good value for the... More

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