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Laughing Buddha Bar

Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970928
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Ranked #154 of 430 Restaurants in Ubud
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I highly reccomend Laughing Buddha for dinner, drinks and music! The Wonton soup is absolutely delicious! The crowd is fun and lively once the music begins. Great service!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

There are cheaper places to eat than the Buddha during the day but it's an ok spot to sit and watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a great evening listening to live music and sharing tapas with three friends. It does get very busy on the weekend, you may need to book but mid week was no problem as a walk in, friendly staff, good food.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I frequented this bar many times when I was in Ubud. They have great live bands with different genre of music every night from Jazz, acoustic, soul to Latin. Love the Thursday soul night and Saturday latin night (salsa dance night). The atmosphere is great and the crowd will often join in the fun and dance the night away. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Often great music...you never know who may pop up...foods nice ....bit of an Ubud 'Scene' but enjoy going there at least once a visit :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We attended the cooking class at Laughing Buddha Bar. In one word: excellent! The chef of Laughing Buddha Bar composed several dishes according to our preferences. We even learned one of the dishes present on the menu. The lady explained how to make combinations with the various ingredients and how to replace them with other products. She provided a both... More

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Yucca Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Loved the music! Our first night in Ubud after traveling for nearly 24 hours we met up with a friend at the Laughing Buddha. Would have liked to stay longer, but were very exhausted. On our next visit, was salsa Saturday. Boy, oh boy could those locals dance!! I watched in amazement as people danced on the crowded floor, yet... More

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denver, colorado
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The waitress wasn't quite on par, but the bartender was engaging and delightful. Definitely a great place to listen to live music, enjoy the street life, and chill out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and and I had dinner at the Laughing Buddha last week and had a blast! Good food, good service and a fabulous band "The Magic Mushrooms". it was one of the best nights we had in Bali. Highly recommend you check out this bar/restaurant. Really enjoyed it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Only stopped in here for a pre dinner drink. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The place was clean & well maintained. Got a good vibe from the place & when we walked past later in the even it seemed busy enough. Worth a visit

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