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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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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 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
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I travel to new Plymouth every second week and the team at the laughing Buddha look after me so well. They have adjusted my meals to how I like and done it with a smile. I've had faraway and eatten in and it's always really...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Best prawn and coriander dumplings. However the BBQ pork was very dry. Having said that overall it was a really good enjoyable meal. Would go back but just don't order the pork.

Thank Diane021964
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went with a group of friends on a Friday night and was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Great for sharing food and very social although it can be very noisy. We had one of the banquet menus and there was alot of food so you...More

Thank KathrynChristensen63
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had been here before and had a good time but on the last visit the "duck special" was 10 pieces of mostly duck fat, when one of our party mentions this to the waitress the owner went batshit crazy, we paid and left and won't...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Spent two nights in New Plymouth & had dinner here on both nights. Partner & I just love the food here. Open kitchen concept, was interesting to watch the chefs at work while we wait for our food. Ordered different dishes on both nights &...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Love this restaurant. Food can definitely to be shared. Lunch menu is perfect for a short catch up over lunch. I recommend all the mains and appetizers

Thank Heather G
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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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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