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Smiling Buddha Restaurant

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Aas Beach | Aas, Amed, Abang 80852, Indonesia
+62 828-3722-738
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been staying at Meditasi Bungalows for the past week and I've tried almost everything on the menu at Smiling Buddha restaurant. All of the meals I've had have been delicious. The staff hand picks the vegetables right infront of you and you can taste the freshness in each dish. There are plenty of options for anyone who has... More 

1 Thank Lindsay H
Hamburg, Germany
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smiling Buddha is a great ,hidden restaurant on the way to Amed, with cosy and friendly atmosphere, nice view and access to the beach. The food and drinks we had were a good taste and reasonable prices. You should try Banana and Tempe satay, it's soooo delicious and portions are very good size so sometimes I couldn't move after that... More 

Thank Tinahoffer
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I've been eating in Smiling Buddha restaurant many times because I stayed in Meditasi bungalows for 1 week. It's a relaxing and quiet place with wonderful view on the sea! So it was just a gastronomic paradise! I never tasted something like this! They have so many choices, varieties of real Balinese food and a lot of vegetarian options. Some... More 

1 Thank Elvina E
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Smiling Buddha is fantastic! I loved their curries and urab - all ingredients from their garden. The pancakes and local lak lak cake made my perfect breakfast. Great herbal drinks as well! This place is a must for all foodies interested in local and organic food - definitely recommend to join the cooking classes, they are fabulous!... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pilsen, Czech Republic
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The food is awesome and organic, all from the garden nearby. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is typical - good vibes, great view, spirit of happiness and peace :) I would also recommend to join the cooking class every day at 11am, where you can choose what you want to cook and they teach you, or the yoga... More 

Thank Klára J
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had such a great meal here, that we signed up for their cooking classes for the next day. Happy to say I'm going home with a bunch of new recipes, my favourite being homemade peanut sauce. Thank You smiling Buddha !

Thank Bc2017bc
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Here, you can eat local food, with organic products. The fish is fresh from the morning that the fisherman fish. It was a beautiful experience to eat in this place. The staff is lovely and take care about you. The meal are various and really good. I really recommend this restaurant if you are looking for an amazing culinary experience.... More 

Thank Barbara C
Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I first heard of the Smiling Buddha from some friends of mine who discovered the restaurant by chance on a trip to the Amed region of Bali one time and they raved about it and recommended I go as I was due to visit the area. My daughter and I were staying in a nearby fishing village and decided to... More 

Thank limestar77
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We drove our scooters from Candidasa to Amed and decided to take the coastal route. Along the way signs with 'Smiling Buddha Rest' started showing up like every km or so. As the ride was pretty intense we thought it would be a good idea to eat and rest there for a while. And I'm glad we did! Best Nasi... More 

Thank Hydronly
Morgantown, West Virginia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

After I went snorkeling at the Japaneses shipwreck I went just 1.5 km to Smiling Buddha which is a beachfront restaurant that offers fresh, local, organic food. Some of the food you can see being freshly picked from the garden for your meal after you order it. There is both traditional Balinese food and international cuisine. They also offer a... More 

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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
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Average prices
Asian, Indonesian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aas Beach | Aas, Amed, Abang 80852, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Abang  >  Amed
  • Phone Number: +62 828-3722-738
Smiling Buddha offers a delicious variety of organic Balinese and international food in a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the ocean with chill-out music. Our healthy and herbal refreshments are a popular choice among our guests as is our variety of juices and milkshakes. Delicious cocktails and Bintang beer are available as well. - The beautiful CORAL WATER GARDEN in front of the restaurant. - Join the PARTICIPATE/ INTERACTIVE BALINESE DANCES (JOGED ) and the speciall song when the mans in east bali drink alcohol are called GENJEK every sunday & wednesday! Start at 7.30 Pm . Everybody is welcome!!-Learn how to cook traditional balinese/organic food in our COOKING-CLASS. Everyday starting at 11.00 Am. Please call us for free return pick up !Smiling Buddha Restaurant is part of Meditasi Bungalows in Aas Beach, Amed district East Bali. "SMILING AND LAUGHING IS THE BEST MEDICINE"

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