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10-12 Victory Court Prospect Hill, Douglas
01624-67-72-99
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous food, great service and fun atmosphere.

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions, both in a large group and for a quiet romantic meal for two. We always receive a great service from Chris and his team and the quality of the food is great. Most recently, we visited for a birthday celebration on a Saturday evening - the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Jandyson
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Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have visited this restaurant on many occasions, both in a large group and for a quiet romantic meal for two. We always receive a great service from Chris and his team and the quality of the food is great. Most recently, we visited for a birthday celebration on a Saturday evening - the restaurant was busy, but not quite... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I'd been to this restaurant the on a previous occasion when visiting the island, but called in again with 2 friends. We booked as there is limited space and the restaurant is very popular. The gentleman in charge is one of the nicest, most accommodating people I have ever met. He couldn't do enough for us. I mentioned my wheat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

On first glance, the Laughing Buddha is not particularly striking as it is hidden in between staircases which pass from behind M&S to the street leading to the government building. However, the food is lovely and the service friendly and I have been quite a few times and have always received the same treatment. Inside, the restaurant is slightly outdated... More 

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Peel, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went here on New Years Eve it was very busy. However only one staff towards the end of the night. Plate was snatched of our hands. Very rushed service. The food usual heavy MSG, and Satay sauce have remarkable or interesting stale after taste.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Last we week arrived at the Laughing Buddha, for a post Christmas function. We had a ordered set meal B for 3 and some of us set meal D for 2. As there was 14 of us, others ordered individually from the normal menu. When we got the bill, the owner tried to over charged us. He told us that... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

On arriving to this simple and local Chinese restaurant with a very noisy party in full swing, really didn't know if we had chosen well. How wrong we were! The owner tried his best to sit us out of ear shot of the party then never took his eye off our needs while supplying Top food and service. Word of... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went last night as part of a 50th birthday barry group. We were shown in, sat down & sorted for drinks promptly, had the usual prawn crackers with some nice sauce too. When all were arrived food was served, were went for a banquet meal with starters, crispy duck then beef with black beans, chicken satay, rice & vegetables. All... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I called in for a meal on my own whilst on a work trip. The place was recommended by a couple of locals and this turned out to be a good recommendation. I found it a little expensive compared with the area I live in but having said this the food was very tasty and well cooked and presented. A... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10-12 Victory Court Prospect Hill, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: 01624-67-72-99

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese

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