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Laughing Buddha

Currie Street | Upstairs Cnr Devon St & Currie St, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 2065
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Currie Street | Upstairs Cnr Devon St & Currie St, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We just ate one of the best Chinese meals we have ever had. The dumpling starter followed by the special chicken fried rice, sweet and sour pork, and fried vegetables was totally delicious. The service was also very good. A big thank you to Walter...More

Thank T2865CLdavid
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Terrible service, I'm not angry at them I'm just very disappointed, they were very rude and our food took 2 hours to come out, 3 people on our table left because the food took to long, very disappointed as it was a family dinner we...More

Thank Ajeet R
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I live in Wellington and was recommended to come here by a friend from New Plymouth. There were 8 of us - my partner and his siblings & cousins. From the time we sat down we were treated terribly by who I think may have...More

Thank Tia P
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Fast and very friendly staff, also very patient. You can watch the cooks preparing your meal. Wontons for Starter were super yummy, so was the Squid! Everyone was extremely happy with their main course which was well presented and tasted delicious!

Thank DorisDave
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The Chinese Restaurant is at the 1st level. You can easily tell its a Asian style the time you walked up the stairs. The picture on the wall, the red lantern and the whole decoration. We have our dinner here at around 7pm but 75%...More

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a long time favourite and the place when in doubt for dinner I will end up at. Delicious food, good service. Stop changing the menu though.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This was one of the ver places open throughout the Christmas New Year period in New Plymouth - the stairs were a bit of a disadvantage and our order got mixed up in translation but we were enormously relieved to find anything that was open.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The upstairs eatery was full of atmosphere and we were greeted quickly by friendly staff and offered a table. It was hard to decide what to order, but for the 3 of us (adults) we ordered 3 mains and weren’t disappointed. We took our own...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here Saturday night before heading to the kickboxing.. Didn't have a reservation, however the friendly waiter promptly seated us.. Ordered a number of entrees - Beef and Chicken Spring Rolls, Calamari, Wonton, Dumplings. Mains- Pork and Prawn Fried rice and Kung Pao Chicken....More

Thank Sarah_kiwichick
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Price is right, foods are good and service is fast. We dined there last month, since then we have never absent to go there. The only drawback is the restaurant is on the second floor.

Thank a coolguy f
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Currie Street | Upstairs Cnr Devon St & Currie St, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-759 2065
  • E-mail
Authentic Chinese Cuisine in the heart of New Plymouth. From delicious stir fried dishes to the traditional Peking duck, we hope you enjoy the relaxed dining experience. Large group bookings and functions are welcomed. Please come in and see us and we can also make a menu to cater functions. The Restaurant is also BYO (charges apply)
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