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Laughing Buddha Bar

#80 of 560 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970928
8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The presentation in this place is 1st class. The food was good as were the drinks. The band playing soul on the night were amazing with a female singer that took on Tina Turner with her talent.

Thank Michael B
Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great evening here. Decent food, decent drinks and a great live band on Friday night. The female singer was amazing. Couldn't ask for more.

Thank Magste
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Laughing Buddha Bar has fantastic local and visiting Blues and Jazz bands. The music was of a high quality but we found the food and drinks quite expensive compared to other venues. A small jug of Sangria and some tapas cost around 800k ($85AUD). We ended up going somewhere else for dinner and coming back for a few Bintangs... More 

Thank Haynzy03
Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday nights have a great cover band with two awesome male and female singers! You just want to get up on the dance floor! Tapas and happy hour are good and other main dishes also. Has been refurbished so not quite as funky as it used to be but atmosphere is still great, more tables and room and toilets great... More 

Thank carmsky77
Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: amazing tapas, friendly staff, cool inside, great live band!!! Cons: the live band is very loud and its very hard to talk.

Thank Jellybean6530
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful Monday listening to a local rock group playing awesome rock. Thank you for this wonderful evening.

Thank Audrey O
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for drinks and finger food and it was amazing! Make sure to catch their live band on mondays they were amaziing! Their happy hour offers are awesome too!

Thank melissa h
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic cooking class here this evening. They have 4 different class menus to choose from and we went with Balinese. Wonderful food and experience, I highly recommend it.

Thank Frankie231
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Live music is second to non and got people onto the dance floor. Price wise it's not the cheapest but we would completely recommend heading there to sample their Indonesian tapas. It was amazing!

Thank natasha m
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I was very worried of how crowded or pretentious this place can be but it turned out very nice. I love their menu although I didn't have a meal but most items seemed interesting, they have live band playing music and I was there during the Latin night, the place is a big open space and hip. Worth

Thank szohney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, Pub, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud
  • Phone Number: +62 361 970928
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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