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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good19%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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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

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 27 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 25 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
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

we visit new plymouth twice every month,Laughing Buddha is our must go restaurant. We love the Duck and sweet sour pork. pork dumpling is amazing,very good service. better than 99% Chinese restaurant in Auckland. will be back

Thank JasonThomasnz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Food was great, services was somewhat non-existent, just cause one member of our group didn't know what she wanted to drink the waitress walked off had to ask for her to come back and then she only wanted to take my order and had to...More

1  Thank kylefrancis2017
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We just had lovely dinner. Great friendly services. Couldn't fault the food.. will be going back to check out the lunch menu

2  Thank lilly671211
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I arranged a dinner party with friends on a Thursday night thinking it would be a quiet night but alas the restaurant was full and being school holidays full of screaming children! Worse was to follow; after waiting 35 minutes our table finally got some...More

1  Thank ArchitectNick
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Dined with colleagues and very much enjoyed the "Yum Cha" the atmosphere was/is pleasant and the service is good. Looking forward to returning again soon. Have only had Lunches here, never an evening meal. I understand the evening menu is different. Have always found the...More

1  Thank the2ndhasapulse
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This restaurant used to be good but is now going downhill. The portions are now much smaller and the service is very ordinary. Even rice is rationed!. There are better places to dine in this category in New Plymouth. Disappointed .

2  Thank Taranaki2
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
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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