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Laughing Buddha Bar

#77 of 596 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970928
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08:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 02:00
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Jakarta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a live band and its really good place for hang out.. food good, place comfortable.. i really enjoyed spending the night in here

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Thank Ajengadiningrumw
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive for what it was. The food wasn't bad but I've had better food and service in cheaper places in Ubud

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Thank Steen R
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a neat place but once the live music started, it was so loud we couldn't hear each other in conversation. The band performing that night was good but because it's a small place, it was overpowering. They do have happy hour, 2 for 1 drinks, which were tasty.

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Thank ShirleyB0421
Manchester
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1,120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always called into this bar when we are in town as there is always something happening. It is right on the main road so you can watch everything that goes on in the madness of Ubud whilst enjoying a drink. I have seen some people say the cocktails are just water and ice and we didn't find this. We... More 

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Monaco
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every night live music, mostly jazz or style 'buena vista social club' ! You can have a drink and even dance if you want! It is half open space, next to the street! You hear the music from far !

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Thank marion392016
Bengaluru, India
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to know about this place while surfing on the net for live music. We reached by 9 pm and were able to get a table near the stage. The band was really good with awesome lead vocalist. We had 3-4 tapas. Out of these I did not like the shrimp one as the scales and intestines were not... More 

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Thank Sourav D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I walked by this bar Every night I was in Ubud... it was always busy but I am Not surprised! The music was Great! A different genre every night :-) Great place :-)

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Thank KrissyKaye
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We came with a big group on salsa night. They had a table reserved for a large group and sat us immediately. The service was always great and quick. Ordered cocktails, shots, beers and tapas. All was really good, the chicken wings were delicious and also a wonton type thing. The music was amazing and fun. It seemed like locals... More 

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Thank Ership
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have been many times to the laughing Buda but never dun a review This place is a must and Sunbay night the cool tones band are a must but really every night they have great bands on

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Thank 6aussies6
Zhengzhou, China
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Cocktails are water and ice. Big board with "Live band at 8pm" , hardly started at 9pm. It was salsa night and the band wasn't that good. After one hour or so listening to them, it started to be painful... The food was really good but the portion was way too small. After the quesadillas, still hungry. Then ordered Calamary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, Pub, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
08:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 02:00
Thursday
08:30 - 02:00
Friday
08:30 - 02:00
Saturday
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud
  • Phone Number: +62 361 970928
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!!

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