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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Closed Now
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Currie Street | Upstairs Cnr Devon St & Currie St, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank 夏 李
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank kylefrancis2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank lilly671211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ArchitectNick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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 .

Thank Taranaki2
Reviewed 28 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 26 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 16 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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)