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“Lovely food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Laughing Buddha Chinese Restaurant

Laughing Buddha Chinese Restaurant
24 Lower Stone Street | Kent, Maidstone ME15 6LX, England
+44 1622 693838
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Ranked #29 of 223 Restaurants in Maidstone
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Chinese, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: At Laughing Buddha Chinese Restaurant,we are proud to present to you the best in Cantonese Cuisine in Maidstone. We believe the best form of Art is Culinary Art. You can admire it with your eyes, smell it, you can even taste it.We love Gastronomic, Culinary Arts.We are not well known Professional Chef's but we are Creative Culinary Artist with Great Passion.Here you can explore our Passion for cooking, Culinary Arts and this Phenomenon Gastronomic World!!!! Our style of cuisine is traditional and modern Chinese fusion cooking always providing new dishes that no other Chinese restaurants do. We hope you can enjoy the experience of fine Chinese dining in an elegant and sophisticated setting at our restaurant. Dining at Laughing Buddha is an experience which cannot easily be forgotten.
kent
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant, the food was excellent and service was very good. The people who own it have recently taken over and are trying to make a go of it. If you like Chinese restaurant food then go here is a must

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food, bad service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

I went with my wife on a sunday night for the buffet. The food was very good but the service was not great, during the duck course my wife had a pancake in her hand and the waiter cleared the table and took her plate. Also during the starters my wife used her knife and fork and left them on her plate when finished the waiter took then off and placed the dirty cutlery next to her for the next course instead of getting her clean ones. The beer is quite expensive we had 4 beers and the bill was 54 pound so not awful

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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jin c, Owner at Laughing Buddha Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Hello and sorry for the poor service you had in the restaurant.
I know there is no excuse but the waiter that served your table that night is our newest staff. We recently had a name change of thr restaurant and i have been busy sorting other things out.
I promise your next visit would not disappoint you.

Many apologies

Jin
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Place, Best chinese i have been”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Went here last night with my family and i got to say this restaurant is the best Chinese i have ever been. Service was good and the food was great. The Szechuan Prawns we had was really good, spicy with lots of flavor. Then the desserts were also fantastic, Home made melon ice-cream and kiwi ice-cream was very nice and refreshing with the guava flavor ice and white chocolate and jelly ball. Thanks to all staff for our wonderful evening and will be back again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“First class experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We went there with our famliy. Great hospitality,good atmosphere and lovely food. Will definately dine here again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best and only proper Chinese restaurant in Maidstone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Quite evening visit with only 2 other tables occupied.

The food here is great and is the only all you can eat in Maidstone that is cooked to order they also do al cart menu which is wonderful.

The manager told us that he is struggling which is a crying shame as its the only proper Chinese in town the others all being buffet style.
It's such a large restaurant to fill so I can imagine the rates are very high, I can't help thinking that if the restaurant was in the main part of town e.g Earle Street the place would be packed.

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