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Laughing Buddha

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Currie Street | Upstairs Cnr Devon St & Currie St, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-759 2065
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11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Thx , most worst restaurant I had in 2016! 6 dollar for tea! But tea tasted like hot tap water !!!!! Tat lamb doesn't taste like wat we ordered ! Disappointed ! Price s so so but the size s tiny! If you are Chinese and want to eat traditional Chinese food , then plz don't go in , this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

From starters through to mango pancake dessert the food was good, so very good! The salt and pepper prawns were absolutely perfect! Mango pancake for dessert was excellent. All food we ordered and shared was well received with no complaints. Staff were busy however they remained attentive and friendly. Would I recommend this restaurant? 100% but I wouldn't tell too... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

...e wish they had more vegetarian options,...Anyway, what we tried was good, much better than all this Guangdong food, what you get usually in Chinese restaurants here. And usually it has not much to do with real Chinese food. We recommend that one :)

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Thank India2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, always comming dinning with friends, traditional nice chinese food with reasonable price. Enjoyed every time!

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Thank 471jimx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We came to New Plymouth for 3 days and as a tradition for wherever we go we had to try the Yum Cha. The food was amazing and the staff were very pleasant and helpfull. The price was very reasonable compared to other Yum Cha restaurants we've been to. We will definately be returning next year. 10/10

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Thank Helen G
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

It is a really rice Chinese restaurant for family or friends party in New Plymouth. From entrees to mains, they are well-designed and delicious. Desserts are pretty good as well. We will be there again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was a quick decision to dine here. staff very welcoming.complimentary nibbles. helpful with suggestions for we had 2 young hungry boys. All food came out without too long wait. Hot. Fresh &;very tasty. And gave us a taste each of a desert they adding to menu. very nice surroundings. lovely experience. Thanks.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Had a fantastic meal last week. The food was wonderful especially recommend the Mongolian beef & szechuan chicken. Staff and service were great, will definitely go back again.

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Thank tane41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Absolutely amazing! One of the nicest experience we've had! The presentation of the food is great and the taste is just as good as how they look. The staff is very friendly and the service is excellent! Food is truly authentic Chinese cuisine, which is very hard to find such in NZ. Just awesome! Definitely recommend everyone to go there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fantastic food, with a very quick wait time. The new menu really impressed us and the Yum Cha options lightened up our night out!!! I would recommend for all occasions. KUDOS to the new owner and his team! Keep it up

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 21
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?