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Laughing Buddha Restaurant

International, Asian, Nepalese
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Hallanchowk-6, Pokhara, Nepal
+977 61-530932
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Laughing Boudha is the best restaurant in Pokhara. The Fish sizler is perfect and we have enjoyed it a lot, nice atmosphere, good service, nice prices. Just perfect.

Thank Jan S
Tel Aviv
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Prices are definitely cheaper than anything around, but sadly, food quality is also poor and unprofessional. The veg mousaka was nice, but tasted nothing like mousaka, the tomato pasta was too basic in taste, the garlic bread wasn't toasted - and the veg spring roll was 99% noodles inside (!) with hardly any veg. Service, however, was friendly and professional.

Thank Eyal B
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I had the Laughing Buddha Special Chicken, it was really good and came with dessert! The chicken was without bones what is not necessary here in Asia ;) The owner tried to make everything as comfortable as possible! My friends can recommend the tomato soup! Go visit them! ;)

Thank Jannis G
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Do yourself a favor and pop by this unpretentious little joint in their new location on North Lakeside. Most likely someone will be playing a flute, or possibly a drum, there might be an adorable little white puppy running around, and you are sure to meet the Adhikari family, who are charming and friendly. If you are planning on staying... More 

Thank kellye347
New York City, New York
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142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Pleasant dinner at Laughing Buddha of dal bhat and cold beer. We were hoping for some fish, but no matter where we went for dinner each night, no one ever had any. Guess this is a good sign that they serve what is caught that day and when it's done, it's done. Next time I would go by earlier in... More 

Thank Talia R
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

During the last 5 years I've eaten at several other restaurants in Pokhara but I prefer the Laughing Buddha Restaurant because of the friendly, family atmosphere and quality food that represents value for money.

Thank MrHappyHappy
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This place is probably THE most affordable place to eat at Lakeside. The food is great and the family who runs it is even better.

Thank John M
Santiago, Chile
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

As the clasical spanish slogan on the outside of the restaurant says, this place is Good, beautiful and cheap. What we loved about this place is the variety of the menu with a lot of international options, but at local prices and with a lot of freebiea, like salad and garlic bread in a lot of it dishes. Very friendly... More 

1 Thank PMS85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Some friends advised me to here after they fell in love with the vegetarian cheese burger. I must admit, it is an amazing place. The quality is good, the portions are good but the girl that takes your order makes the place. Went there a couples of times and I did not get disappointed!

Thank Sander K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Laughing buddha was a epic moment of my life. I visited there 1st time in 2011 since then whenever I go I always go there. Its a really nice place to be. Family restaurant, a true family restaurant including mother, Father, brother and sister even grandmother. They all are kind and helpful. I can never forget them ever in my... More 

1 Thank Manoz R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
International, Asian, Nepalese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hallanchowk-6, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Western Region  >  Gandaki Zone  >  Pokhara
  • Phone Number: +977 61-530932

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?