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The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe

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Achieng' Oneko Road | Tuff Foam Plaza, Rooftop 3rd Floor, Opposite Maseno University City Campus, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
+254 728 270013
10:30 - 06:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 06:00
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of a few places that opens late in kisumu. The garlic chips are out of this world. You can eat them all night. . . If you order the chilli pizza, be sure you can stand HOT.

Thank Antoinette A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The host knew my dining companion and was attentive and chatty and warm: in the perfectly non intrusive way of a natural host. The food was delicious. The specials were unusual and came quickly. Beers was extremely cold. Excellent place. Please go and make a point to say hi to the host.

Thank edmundbroad
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very tasty vegetarian meal here yesterday. Fresh, flavorful, fast. Great location -- third floor food court, but with an open-air space looking out over the horizon. Cool breeze, refreshing drinks. I'll definitely be going back!

Thank Phil G
Kisumu, Kenya
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing taste, innovation and modern concept merged with traditional recipes. A must visit place weekly.

Thank Kakkad_Vipul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Located on the third floor of the Tuff Foam building, The Laughing Buddha is a cool, breezy reprieve from the hot city sidewalks. I've eaten here three times in three days and keep wanting to go back to try other things on the menu (all veg, Indian fusion food). The food is incredible, and it's so nice to have something... More 

Thank Shannon S
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I didn't know it was fully vegetarian and alcohol-free so I thought I should leave this here for those who may appreciate the cuisine.

Thank Shixg
Kisumu, Kenya
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Sizzling chocolate brownie - presentation and taste awesome. Eat immediately, don't let the ice melt before you finish; And also request the brownie to be warm, somehow a cold brownie doesn't cut it!

Thank nabiebayoh
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The best place for hangouts! Food served here is always fresh and yummy! Awesome place for veggie lovers. Visit to this place promises you the best time and delicious food!!!

Thank Uttara K
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The only place that give you a perfect yummy end to your cravings - italian, mexican , thai , chinese...ask and you shall get!!! Love the food here

Thank Kena S
Goes, Zeeland
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

At the foodcourt @ Tuffuom Shoppingmall is were you find this gem! Fresh fruit juice, samosas & falafel on a pita was my excellent pick. My companion had a pizza which was looking good for non-Italian standards.

Thank DaBuyo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Indian, Bar, Healthy, Asian, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 06:00
10:30 - 06:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?