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Laughing Buddha Bar

#68 of 586 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Monkey Forest Road | Opposite Cafe Wayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 970928
08:30 - 02:00
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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a nice spot to sit down and have a nice drink while watching a live musical act. Great vive and friendly staff too.

Thank Rafael G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, the staff is very friendly, and each evening there is live music. Great place for a good cocktail as well!

Thank LucieLudema
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say about The Laughing Buddha Bar? If you love live music then this is the place to go. Different to anywhere else in Ubud for a variety of styles and pure good music. We saw UNB'Rocken here and they were the best cover band I have ever seen. A relaxed and lovely atmosphere. Don't take my word... More 

1 Thank Lee R
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful meal, seafood , rice and salad followed by decadent chocolate mousse and champagne to ring in 2017. Fantastic music with Ika. Definitely an experience not to be missed.

1 Thank Cher K
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have listened to a lot of live music in Bali and the CoolTones have to be the best act we have heard. Great Atmosphere! Walked away, well more like stumbled away after such a great relaxing night. Cheers to Laughing Buddha. Wishing you could follow us around Indonesia.

2 Thank Andrew T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The live music was amazing, we had a blast! Everybody was singing along and dancing between the tables. We only came here for the live music and the beer, so can't say anything about the food.

1 Thank Lara P
Brisbane Region, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted to hear each night in December there was live music - tick. When the food arrived within a timely period, it was very well presented, tasty and aromatic. As with most bars and restaurants in Bali, happy hour seems to run for many hours providing the thirsty camels with an economical night out. Vegetarian friendly is a... More 

1 Thank BonAppetit1111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Ubud during the rainy season , on a night when the weather was exceptionally bad we wanted to get out and enjoy some good music and drink and food . We found ourselves in the Laughing Buddha Bar , live music played until 11pm and the band did a great job of working the crowd and had... More 

1 Thank Christoir86
Bengaluru, India
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

A nice place. It is right next to Cinta grill and INN.Initially we were not sure about going in as there were not many customers in the restaurant at noon. We decided to go anyway and we did not regret. As vegetarians, it has limited but really tasty food options on the menu and also the drinks were really good!... More 

1 Thank hollalikestravelling
Denpasar, Indonesia
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I visited this kind of restaurant just few weeks ago based on friend recommendation, and I looovveee it ! The great atmosphere with the live acoustic band that will play jazz or blues genres of music. I am the only local people that visit this restaurant, the rest is foreigners. This restaurant serve Asian and Western food, and the Ayam... More 

1 Thank Ratih W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, Pub, Indonesian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
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
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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