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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“peking duck” (10 reviews)
“fried rice” (5 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing! Reasonable priced. Loved it. Will defo make it a regular thing. Absolutely love the dumplings here. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Dorothyturner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner on the basis of reviews and I guess the way to summarise it is some dishes with good taste but all completely over priced. Part of the problem probably is that there are not enough people of Asian origin in the...More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is not our first visit but the best.The service was excellent, very clean surroundings .The food was first class from the squid entree to the crispy chicken and the cantonese duck. It is expensive but that is life in New Zealand and also having...More

Thank Kiwigaff
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had booked for a special occasion & expected better! Should have read other Reviews for this week...had to ask for menus, water, second round drinks while waiting almost an hour for meal. When it did arrive meal fragmented eg fried rice ten mins before...More

Thank MarionJean54
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Third time going here, spent fathers day dinner and waited for more than an hour for our food to come. Very SLOW service. EACH TIME! Had to follow up several times with our order. Not worth my money.

Thank Andreia Krichel... G
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Very small serving of chicken and cashews which was served Luke warm. I would expect real verges like cauliflower and broccoli but just an overkill of celery. The charge for BYO wine was appalling. We were visiting from Wellington and compared with our local it...More

Thank Karina V
Reviewed 18 July 2017

A great place to go to with a group, nice big tables with lazy Susan's. Menu is ok for veggies. Steep stairs on way in.

Thank nzdragon
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came here for the first time, we were the only people in the restaurant. The place was decorated nicely, the staff were nice too. The food was very tasty and fast. The serving sizes were perfect, so you didn't leave hungry...More

1  Thank Wreckingshoes
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Had a great time at Laughing Buddha, delicious food, quick and pleasant service, and decent prices. We didn't have a reservation and they squeezed us in. Great staff, thanks for the lovely meal!

1  Thank Rebekah S
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and i had a fantastic dining experience at Laughing Buddha Restaurant,OMG... so good,i love the salt and papper prawn and Peking Duck,Amazing service,we would like to thanks to Jacky for his help. Definitely going back.

1  Thank 夏 李
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
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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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