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Laughing Buddha Bar

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Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970928
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8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Restaurant, Tapas Bar, Cocktail Lounge and Music Venue, the Laughing...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Music and party everynight

We stayed for 5nights in ubud and almost all the nights we're here and enjoying the live music band. We haven't eaten here but just for a drink after dinner is really good. The place is just so small, tables are very near to each other, however you will enjoy the place because of their very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Liz V
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Cebu City, Philippines
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed for 5nights in ubud and almost all the nights we're here and enjoying the live music band. We haven't eaten here but just for a drink after dinner is really good. The place is just so small, tables are very near to each other, however you will enjoy the place because of their very nice live band music.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is have good music I have been 5time here I allwese enjoy. .good food Good staff and good drink frendly time ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This bar was very near our guest house so we went here a few times. They usually had good live bands on after 8pm. The staff are friendly and the service is quick but the drinks are a bit more expensive than at restaurants.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My husband and I love the laughing buddah in Ubud on monkey forest road, starters, it is a great location and try and bag yourselves one of the tables at the front facing the street so you can watch the life of Ubud happening. Laughing Buddha is know for its live music which starts at 8pm nightly but going beforehand... More 

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Rosemount, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The live music and crowd like entertainment is good to very good however..however the seating if full can be cramped and claustrphobic. The LOL bar 50m up the road is more open and pleasant. Visit both 5min apart and pick your own preferance on the night it could be either... have fun☺

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Extremely loud (yelling) vocals and music meant that you could barely hear anyone speak. Even the staff had problems. The food was okay, but nothing to rave about though. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. When we tried to pay by credit card, their internet connection wouldn't work. They wanted us to find an ATM. We then went... More 

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Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The owner, Nova, was very friendly and accomodating. She made sure we were comfortable and even gave me a free glass of Sangria after I jammed with their live band (which sounded great). Ambiance is great and the price is reasonable. Servers were approachable and friendly. Definitely a must visit bar in Bali!

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. Great selection Of both western and Asian tapas. The band were brilliant. Highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

On a good night, this place jumps! We haven't eaten here but rather chose it as an after dinner venue. The drinks are not cheap by Bali standards but, someone has to pay the band!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was walking down the main drag, wishing I could find a cool spot to sit and enjoy my post-yoga evening, and this place caught my eye. And since then, I've been back multiple times during my stay in Ubud. Every meal I've had here has been totally delicious. The mango salad with crispy calamari was to die for, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud
  • Phone Number: +62 361 970928

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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!!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:00 am

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