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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: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Good music.

It's an open air bar with good music at night, lively rock, quality blues etc. the meals are actually quite good, surprisingly, because it looks a little bare and in need of a bit of TLC. Great location, in Monkey Forest Rd., Central to tourist shopping and bars/restaurants etc., narrow footpaths... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Gerry E
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Seminyak
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  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We ended uo going to laughing buddha bar quiet a few nights as there wasn't much to do in the evening, however the singers/bands were fantastic.. fab vibe its a must!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Came here for a few drinks after a meal. A very cool bar with a great atmosphere. The live music was fantastic! Would definitely recommend, for old and young!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

It's an open air bar with good music at night, lively rock, quality blues etc. the meals are actually quite good, surprisingly, because it looks a little bare and in need of a bit of TLC. Great location, in Monkey Forest Rd., Central to tourist shopping and bars/restaurants etc., narrow footpaths are a pain, but getting noticeably better each year.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Have visited this bar on many occasions, especially for the music. Great atmosphere, delicious light snacks and quality entertainment!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A nice cheerful place with live music in the evening. They have some nice cocktails. People normally start dancing. A general good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hip and trendy and great Music, I visited the laughing Buddha on three occasions and I couldn't help to be amazed by the amount of Salsa dancers on the saturday evening great to watch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Finished of the evening with some beverages and a selection of tapas. The food was good, maybe a tad on the pricey side but combined with some live music and salsa, and the hum of a multi national crowd....well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We've been there with my friend, on a Tuesday night. Live Music with Tude & Friends and woaw, such a good night! Happy hour, really good music and a great ambiance and gooood salad! What else?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

This place is incredible and a must if staying in ubud. My partner and I went there for an early dinner and ended up staying there all night! The food was great and reasonably priced. The drinks were even better, although you do pay more for imported spirts (which is expected). The staff were so friendly and nothing was too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Start here with light tapas and happy hour 2 for 1 cocktails. free wifi good. Great live music some nights and can get packed. can be good to meet people

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Additional Information about Laughing Buddha Bar

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

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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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