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“Horrendous!”
Review of Laughing Buddha

Laughing Buddha
Ranked #105 of 155 Restaurants in Douglas
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Douglas, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrendous!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Wasn't greeted by anyone when we walked in and was left hovering around for 5 minutes, eventually we went over to the staff and told them we had a booking to which they pointed to our table and didn't even walk us over to it. We sat for 30 minutes with no drink! Eventually we got served so ordered a set menu when we ordered the wine. Another 20 minutes later still no drink but our starter came and we had to ask for our wine. The waitress couldn't get the top of the bottle which was a screw top so we took it off her and served ourselves. We ate our starter which wasn't great and after finishing for 5 minutes the waitress came over with a bowl of water with lemon so we could wash our hands. We waiting again and eventually the next serving came which was crispy duck. We ate the duck and again was left waiting and waiting until we eventually got fed up and walked out before the main meal came. We arrived at the restaurant at 7.15pm and walked out at 9pm! There were people we knew on another table who actually took their dirty dishes to the kitchen themselves! O and to top it off the CD they had playing kept sticking. Would not recommend to anyone! Shambles!

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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English first
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Consistently good, lovely manager and staff. Great food.”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Would recommend this Chinese to all. Fantastic little restaurant which is very popular with the locals. Businesses hold their Christmas parties here and couples and families always welcome.The service is great and the manager genuinely wanting to ensure you have the best experience at his restaurant. The food is great and always lots of it. Very good value for the IOM.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Foillan
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Hamburg, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect tapas and drinks”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We found it about tripadvisor and just can recommend it!!! Perfect drinks, nice staff and the best tapas I've ever tasted. Great spice, nice ambience and you can choose between private talking and the street life of Ubud along the monkey forest street. Laughing Buddha welcome you anytime with a great offer of Balinese food and its best cocktails. Try the pineapple mojito and the fetta cheese rolled in banana leaf! Perfect! Unfortunately our last days on this island, this wouldn't be our last visit at this cultic bar! By the way: the blues band live music could rest here for hours!

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Thank Oberdoofe
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Stamford
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Laughing bhudda feast”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Dont be off put by how this restaurant looks from the outside tucked at the back of the main high street, it's fab. The owner is very attentive and so willing to provide you a great experience and the food is wonderful. Make sure you book in advance, well worth a visit

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Andrea L
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Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Fabulous - great food - homely service”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I booked my sister and brother-in-law in The Laughing Buddha when they just visited us to see the Biking Festival. Unlike me, they adore chinese food. They asked if there was a "good" chinese restaurant. I had heard lots of people rave about The Laughing Buddha so I booked them in.
Well, they loved it! They said "Chris" the owner was so polite and helpful and the food could not have been better.
Both said it is the best Chinese food they have ever had.
They scored me 10 out of 10 for finding it - but "Chris" got 20 out of 10 for being a super host!!
Why is it no-one ever appreciates me best, even when I come up trumps?????

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank jody80
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