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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 107
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great music, great staff, seedy old men

This place turns into like a live jazz restaurant/bar at night. The music is great and the lead singer is amazing. Food is good and is reasonable price for the atmosphere. It gets quite packed almost every night so they must be doing something right! However, we found that there were so many seedy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Regina L
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This place turns into like a live jazz restaurant/bar at night. The music is great and the lead singer is amazing. Food is good and is reasonable price for the atmosphere. It gets quite packed almost every night so they must be doing something right! However, we found that there were so many seedy men (all tourists) that were obviously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The tapas, mixed drinks and live music at the Laughing Buddha Bar were all to die for. I had the time of my life even getting to sing a tune with the band. I would recommend visiting this hip bar for a night of dancing, singing, good food, and refreshing cocktails. AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a great dinner here with local acoustic music. Service was polite and friendly. Food was great, served quickly and very fresh and appealing. Would definitely eat here again. A little more expensive but the premises were clean, comfortable and entertainment was a great bonus so well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent happy hour and the Mojitos are great. Different music every night with a focus on Jazz and blues. Great service.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A great live music venue with people stopping as walk by cause busy and great band. Cocktails were lovely and garnishes amusing and creative that we had to take photos! Ended up ordering food and best chicken wings I have ever tasted. Would highly recommend, bill was very reasonable for main street and the vibe alone was worth it!

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Good music nightly, some times great. I went several nights during my stay. Service was alway better than okay, beer was cold. Food wasnt great and over priced...but for a drink and some live music very much worth checking out...staff was friendly and made you feel welcome also..

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped by after eating next door as we heard some fabulous Blues/Rock music being played. The band "Un'Broken" were fabulous! They did a rendition of Gary Moore's "still got the blues for you", its one of my favorite songs and they did an awesome job of it. They are very talented musicians. The bar it self is very nice,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

food was tasty, nothing special, we just got a few tappas and a "happy hour" drink. they added our bill wrong and then once it was fixed it was still over priced, place was empty. i ate much better for much cheaper pretty much everywhere else i ate in bali...

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Nusa Dua, Indonesia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Simple food and not expensive, great music, very relaxed atmosphere, staff good. Its a casual night out with some music....its not fine dining but we didn't go for that. Interesting that it was one of the only restaurants in this area that was actually busy....tells its own story really! Would return and recommend it to friends. Thanks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was here in April of last year, I kept seeing a little (!) on my Tripadvisor toolbar to review this place, so I'll give in and give it one. Ubud is filled with restaurants, tourists, and things to see, we found this place while walking by and saw the band setting up. I asked the band their name 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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