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“Great service,food,and location!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smiling Buddha Restaurant

Smiling Buddha Restaurant
Aas Beach | Aas, Amed, Abang, Bali, Indonesia
+62 828-3722-738
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Ranked #20 of 56 Restaurants in Amed
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: International, Indonesian, Pacific Rim
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Smiling Buddha offers a delicious variety of organic Balinese and international food in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the ocean with chill-out music. Our healthy and herbal refreshments are a popular choice among our guests as is our variety of juices and milkshakes. Delicious cocktails and Bintang beer are available as well. - The beautiful CORAL WATER GARDEN in front of the restaurant. - Join the PARTICIPATE/ INTERACTIVE BALINESE DANCES (JOGED ) and the speciall song when the mans in east bali drink alcohol are called GENJEK every sunday & wednesday! Start at 7.30 Pm . Everybody is welcome!!-Learn how to cook traditional balinese/organic food in our COOKING-CLASS. Everyday starting at 11.00 Am. Please call us for free return pick up !Smiling Buddha Restaurant is part of Meditasi Bungalows in Aas Beach, Amed district East Bali. "SMILING AND LAUGHING IS THE BEST MEDICINE"
Cleveland, Ohio
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great service,food,and location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

To really experience this restaurant you need to stay here, but if you want to just relax and experience excellent service and food then make the trip to smiling buddha. You will be happy!

Visited May 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Smiling when we walked in, smiling when we walked out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I agree with all the good reviews below. The Owner is a great guy, location awesome, food and drinks excellent. Organic & Herbal drinks...a nice change to the usual. We are going back tomorrow for a snorkle and some more great food & drinks. Great Value

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great place to eat and snorkle!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very hospitable...don't miss the Laughing Buddha...there is really a guy who is the laughing buddha and trust me...he is really laughing ;-) Good Food...great spot to snorkel. He has gear if you don't. So sweet, we came in wet and he brought us towels. We stayed for hours and ate twice. Also a cool little meditation cave for you to get your OM on. Rent bikes and cruise to Laughing Buddha...and let him know we sent you ;-)

Visited April 2013
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The Villages, Florida
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“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Food was very good, prices were reasonable, staff was excellent. Location is right on the beach. Very friendly. They will come and get you at your hotel if you need a ride and take you back. Beer was cold.

Visited March 2013
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Monterrey, Mexico
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“Undoubtedly the best thing to do in Amed at night!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The restaurant is quite far away but the owner helps by offering transport from your hotel. The owner calls himself the smiling buddha. He is quite a character. This place is more of a bar than a restaurant so food is simple and mostly Indonesian. They usually put on shows of Balinese dancing. As with everything in Amed it is relatively small scale but was well done.
Be warned there is audience participation in the dancing and the smiling buddha will make sure you get up there with the dancers. I had no idea what to expect but it turned out to be one of the most hilarious nights I've had in Bali. I had a friend visiting from Mexico and he thoroughly enjoyed himself. The staff were wonderful and the waiters at the end of the evening took us home on their bikes in the pouring rain and still managed to smile.
Thanks so much to the smiling buddha and his staff for giving us one of the most memorable moments.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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