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“Great array of local talent and good food!”

Laughing Buddha Bar
Ranked #87 of 772 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!!
Portland, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great array of local talent and good food!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Loved the music, went several times, food was also good. But as in all of Bali, alcohol os insanely costly. Unless you stick with beer, which I do not get on with unfortunately. But the music quality makes up for all of it. It is also on the small size, but maybe that is because it fills up early due to the great variety of music!

Visited February 2013
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10 reviews
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“I really really good bar”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Went here two nights with the family We all had a great time and really enjoyed it there The music is really good .nice clean bar comfortable Great atmosphere. Foods not bad and prices on food is pretty good as well. I feel the drinks a little bit over the odds if you're not drinking Bintang Bali beer.

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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cool Bar”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

I had a great night at this bar.The band was great ,the food was great and also had a great vibe to it.The singer on the night was a large local woman that sung mostly Janis Joplin covers and sounded fantastic!

  • Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“We went for the music!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We were in Ubud for 3 nights and every night we always ended up at the Laughing Buddha! The music that they have playing every night is the best and different genre on different nights so there is always something for someone. Everyone that walks past cant help but stop and listen to the music, see the busy crowd and want to come in! Great spot for socialising, grabbing a drink and listening to some unique bands. We never saw this bar empty... was packed every night but always managed to squeeze us in somewhere. There's an upstairs so you can look down on the band with low tables and big cushions to sit on. Cocktails are great, little more pricey than other places but worth it.
We never ate here ... we just went for the music!! You have to go if you enjoy live music and a great atmosphere!

  • Visited February 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bar with good and lively atmosphere”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a bar with good and lively atmosphere and very good live music. Crowd in the bar is very international, staff is friendly and drinks are affordable. It is located in the Jalan (Street) Monkey Forest and it is easily accessible. The place is not very large so if you want to have a table try to come before 21h.

  • Visited February 2013
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