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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Great vibe

Awesome music the two night we went, blues and rock but something different every night. Didn't try the food but the beer was great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
madawg79
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome music the two night we went, blues and rock but something different every night. Didn't try the food but the beer was great.

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Istanbul
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Overpriced options, eg 90 IDR for a mixed drink? Two for one pricing is still high if you travel with a friend who doesn't drink alcohol. Fifth tapa free... So?? That's a lot of tapas if you're a part of a couple. We didn't even order one. The free chips took three requests. Value and service not worthwhile. Go elsewhere,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We didn't eat there but it was such a fun place to end our last night in Bali! We had our night caps there just now and had a great time enjoying the live music (Thursdays are all about soul and funk music). Every night seems to bring different genres of music to the table and everyone was clearly having... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had a lovely evening....Every night of the week is a different band night, monday was blues night, (the Bali Blues Brothers playing Gary Moore, Louis Armstrong, a bluesey version of Queen, then all sorts) they start playing about 2030, and have everyone clapping and signing along by 20.40! They have a break about an hour in, its worth staying... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This place has the bet music in Ubud! every night we enjoyed their bands. The food and drinks were amazing too. We found ourselves there overnight either for start or finish. Its a wonderful place.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Wow what a great place to eat drink dance and have fun. Live music every night. The food was excellent. I ate the vegetarian Laksa more than once and my friend did the same with the vegetarian chilli and rice! Alcoholic drinks were a bit more pricey than some places but the non alcoholic drinks were delicious and plentiful. The... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My friends and I went for a few drinks after dinner; Ubud was almost empty but we found a large crowd the Laughing Buddha, enjoying drinks and a very good duo (voice + guitar).

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Perth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Live music 8-11pm. In main street. Fast service, friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed it so much we visited 3 nights in a row.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Came on a Friday night where there was a special event, music was phenomenal but agree that the drinks are overpriced. Makes up for paying cover though! Prompt service and clean joint and setup. Would come back for sure!

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I visited Laughing Buddha based on a recommendation by a friend but was quite disappointed regarding their menu and drinks prices. The bands are very good, especially Tude and Friends on Tuesday night and the Salsa band on Saturday night. However, the food was not good at all and rather expensive. Alcoholic drinks are very high priced and the cocktail... 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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