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The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe

Achieng' Oneko Road | Tuff Foam Plaza, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Opposite Maseno University City Campus, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
+254 728 270013
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (18 reviews)
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Indian, Bar, Healthy, Asian, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Achieng' Oneko Road | Tuff Foam Plaza, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Opposite Maseno University City Campus, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Poor experience, the menu was not good. The decor was terrible, the waiters didnt Understand English , the music sound was crackling. Overall not a good experience!!!

Thank Yazim N
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

For vegans this place has some options, I had the falafel wrap and a salad (I think these were the only vegan options). I didn't like the falafel much (very greasy). When I visited juices were finished so couldn't try those. It's on the top...More

Thank Els R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Food is Great and very friendly Staff.The milkshakes and Cakes are also awesome.You will enjoy all the dishes on the menu. A good Vegetarian Restaurant..Keep up the Good Job Anand...

Thank Deepak B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I joined my friends here for a drink. Not really being interested in vegetarian food i was stunned by the presentation of the dishes everyone else ordered. I ordered the days mexican special and it was really good. They do really good pizza and finger...More

Thank barbaad
Reviewed 20 August 2017

we checked into Kisumu after 10pm and rest assured, ou will barely find a place where you can have any meal in this town! Atleast the 'Buddha' had something for us. the waiter Saleh was friendly and helpful as he guided us through the menu...More

Thank shafiqjafferji
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The variety of different milkshakes were so fascinating and our whole group of friends enjoyed the great quality of these drinks. The chilli paneer was also fantastic and portion sizes of all dishes were very generous. However, the highlight of our meal was the desserts,...More

Thank Ish x
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great service and good meals, with views over lake Victoria and the mountains in the distance. Come to have a drink and watch the sunset or grab a meal with friends. The desserts are brilliant! Also, where else in Western Kenya can you buy chips,...More

Thank Samuel A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Good food. Delicious. Airy. Knowledgeable waiters. In a food-court, waiters hawking for all the establishments there. Can get loud at times.

Thank ramadhanj2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great food . Great atmosphere. Yes the garlic chips are to die for but so is the chocolate brownie . Not for those on a diet . Will be back .

Thank kabuti1965
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Good food, great service, reasonable price, pleasant music, amazing view and a owner working hard to make it better. What else is neededk

Thank Marcelo P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 6:00 AM
10:30 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Achieng' Oneko Road | Tuff Foam Plaza, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Opposite Maseno University City Campus, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nyanza Province  >  Kisumu
  • Phone Number: +254 728 270013
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Laughing Buddha Lounge and Café started in June 2009 with a unique concept of a Vegetarian Café serving fresh Eggless Cakes and Pastries and a mouthwatering menu of foods from around the world, alongside a boutique Hookah Lounge Bar. In a very short time, Laughing Buddha, or fondly known as LB became a popular brand amongst residents and visitors to Kisumu. On the top of our signature treats are the Sizzling Brownie, Grilled Sandwiches, Milkshakes and Mini Desserts. What was once a dream project to fulfill an everlasting passion for food and fine dining has now been ranked in Top Three in well-known travel guides and websites.
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