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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, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Nice music and fun

Enjoyed the live music with dance.. Friday was with funk and soul. Was great! Very cheerful and fun..😎

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Jenny H
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  • Bar scene
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Perth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We came here for late night drinks only and to see the band. The band was excellent and this was a really good place to finish the night off. Next time we will come for dinner as well. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants a nice place to unwind after dinner.

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the live music with dance.. Friday was with funk and soul. Was great! Very cheerful and fun..😎

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Ubud, Indonesia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's a good night on Friday at Laughing Buddha Bar, they have a Latin/Salsa Night every Friday night until midnight. It was fun, I love the music, the band and people surround. The waitresses a bit rude, maybe because they were so busy. Yes, they always full on Friday night. If you wanna chill and enjoy good live music in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a hip, cool place in the heart of Monkey Forrest Road. The live music is really top quality, great way to end a day of shopping and maybe dinner at Cafe Wayan which is right across the road. You can eat at Laughing Buddha but you wouldn't come here just for the food. Having said that, it's perfectly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

a happy place , great late night live music, perfect to enjoy a nighout with friends or your partner, cocktails are amazing, food is great, central location. Great ambiance and superb vibes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Such a great bar to grab drinks, kick back and enjoy the live music! The band was playing such great tunes. I came here twice during my stay in Ubud.

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Jakarta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

It is in good location for people watching .... We really enjoyed our time there.... They have a live music programme in the evening but sadly we could not stay that long although the first reason we went there because we heard the music is good. Would be back next time we go there....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great music, good vibe. Nice specials on carafes/pitchers. Sangria was really good. Seating at the door was great for people watching too.

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Oakland, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We came for dinner. The atmosphere is nice, but the food was lacking for me. The ratatouille salad was small and over 50% peppers. When I brought this up to the waiter he seemed pretty indifferent. Left me with a bad feeling - like customer service is not a priority.

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely food, great and swift service, fantastic live music every night. Went back twice. Would definitely recommend!

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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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