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Laughing Buddha Bar

Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan , Ubud , Bali, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Ranked #167 of 407 restaurants in Ubud
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Restaurant, Tapas Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue, the Laughing Buddha is a happening place!There’s something for everyone on our ‘Buddhalicious’ Asian & Mediterranean menu, from famous noodles soups and authentic local fare to tasty tapas and sweet treats.The little sister of Jazz Café, the music is great, with playlists to get you in a happy mood, regular live gigs and special events featuring talented musicians from around the world.Come and mingle with the crowd while sipping an inspired cocktail…or 2 (buy 2 get 1 FREE from 4 to 7pm and 11pm to 1am). Or stop by for lunch and a cool fresh pressed sugar cane juice while taking a stroll along Monkey Forest Road. Open all day, every day and for you night owls…the kitchen is now open until 1am!For an unforgettably fun time in Ubud, Laughing Buddha is the place to be. Seriously!!
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Went here purely for the band, Service was very slow, Had the tuna with string beans & chat potato, think tapas portions, tiny, Wouldn't go back seeing as there are so many other great places in Ubud.

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went there a couple of times, its the only pub open till late, and the bands that performed there the 2 nights we were there were fantastic! Drinks are OK, usual priced, but everyone goes there for the live band. And they will also encourage you to dance along.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The best bar in Ubud, with an excellent live band and great cocktails. It wasn't overly busy but that is probably that it was a Tuesday. Highly recommend.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Drinks are overpriced, tapas are good value and bands are fantastic. Two years in a row we have come back and enjoyed amazing sounds especially Kacir.

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Wollongong, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, delicious tapas, friendly really fun staff, some really funky bands playing and there was a new one every night! You must try the Berry Smoothie, myself sister and I wrnt back every day to get one they were so delicious!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I live in Ubud and have for a year. I have hesitated to frequent Laughing Buddha because the drinks are more expensive there than most other places in town. But, we went for a friend's going away party, and to listen to the band. We arrived a little after 8. My husband and I each ordered a drink, on buy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice vibe at this restaurant, had a band playing blues music the night we were there. Ordered a heap of tapas to try a bit of everything and weren't disappointed. Definitely try the baked feta. Drinks are a bit more expensive than other places in Ubud but all in all a good night.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The place offered live music of great quality. It is a small place but definitely great for a fun time. The food isn't the best. Considering I'm a vegetarian I only had the choice of pasta - however, it had more olive oil than pasta itself! Still, go there for a few bubblies and enjoyable time!

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New Delhi, India
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This seemed to be one of the most happening resto-pubs in Ubud. We went on a Sunday night and they played live music. The crowd comprised of people of different nationalities. We ordered for vegetarian food which was quite good but the beer they served was more expensive as compared to other restaurants around. A chill out zone I would... More

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Kelmscott, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

great value for money very relaxed vibe perfect for tourists, free wifi was a bonus very happy with service

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