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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“peking duck” (10 reviews)
“fried rice” (5 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Had dinner here Saturday night before heading to the kickboxing.. Didn't have a reservation, however the friendly waiter promptly seated us.. Ordered a number of entrees - Beef and Chicken Spring Rolls, Calamari, Wonton, Dumplings. Mains- Pork and Prawn Fried rice and Kung Pao Chicken....More

Thank Sarah_kiwichick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Price is right, foods are good and service is fast. We dined there last month, since then we have never absent to go there. The only drawback is the restaurant is on the second floor.

Thank a coolguy f
Reviewed 9 November 2017

School holidays meant it was time to go out with Mum, Dad, and the two girls. Tried this restaurant again and found it had changed owners and the BYO wine was back, along with a new menu. Great service, food, and good fun with the...More

Thank Dougie_the
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We dined here on a Tuesday and were pleasantly surprised by the number of people dining here. Meal was lovely, service was fine. We had tried to get in one Saturday evening but couldn't as we hadn't made a booking - obviously popular. We I'll...More

Thank ceebee34
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Staff were friendly and attentive, had a waitress on her first day on the job and was friendly and lovely warm personality. Meals were delicious and hot, though we felt the ribs could have had sauce as was a little dry to eat. Thank you...More

Thank Eggy62
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing! Reasonable priced. Loved it. Will defo make it a regular thing. Absolutely love the dumplings here. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Dorothyturner
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We came for dinner on the basis of reviews and I guess the way to summarise it is some dishes with good taste but all completely over priced. Part of the problem probably is that there are not enough people of Asian origin in the...More

Thank BOBCATNZ1960
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is not our first visit but the best.The service was excellent, very clean surroundings .The food was first class from the squid entree to the crispy chicken and the cantonese duck. It is expensive but that is life in New Zealand and also having...More

Thank Kiwigaff
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had booked for a special occasion & expected better! Should have read other Reviews for this week...had to ask for menus, water, second round drinks while waiting almost an hour for meal. When it did arrive meal fragmented eg fried rice ten mins before...More

Thank MarionJean54
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Third time going here, spent fathers day dinner and waited for more than an hour for our food to come. Very SLOW service. EACH TIME! Had to follow up several times with our order. Not worth my money.

Thank Andreia Krichel... G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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
  • 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)
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