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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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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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Kisumu, Kenya
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!!

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Thank Uttara K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

delighted with tastes and hospitality! The owners' own creativity in a fully Vegetarian menu was very welcome. The hot fudge dessert was to die for. Highly recommend this rooftop gem of a place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It serves a variety of vegetarian dishes. Presentation is amazing. The desserts and the milkshakes selection is wide and nice. I had a great time with the family during our visit during the Xmas holidays. Will surely go back when I visit Kisumu next.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Laughing Buddha has a nice view of Kisumu city centre and part of Lake Vic and is a fine place to watch the sunset with a breeze coming by at the roof top. (The only thing that disturbs the view a bit is the huge building Varsity Plaza). It's a nice central place for a drink and a snack in... More 

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telcoke, Public Relations Manager at The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Hope you experienced vibrations of peace & happiness! Please do visit us again and we apologize about the Pizza, next time please request for the house special... it might change your opinion ;) More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived without knowing it was a vegetarian restaurant so we had starters and then left. Friendly waiters and staff.

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Thank Hector S
telcoke, Public Relations Manager at The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Hope you experienced vibrations of peace & happiness! Please do visit us again! We also have great desserts and milkshakes. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a rooftop diner, good pizzas but it is weird to eat Italien food in an African country in a bar named after an asian god...

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Thank Joris T
telcoke, Public Relations Manager at The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Hope you experienced vibrations of peace & happiness! Please do visit us again! More 

Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was an awesome rooftop experience...Being able to view the expansive Kisumu city environs and the beautiful lake horizon was fabulous while sipping my juice.

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telcoke, Public Relations Manager at The Laughing Buddha Lounge & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Hope you experienced vibrations of peace & happiness! Please do visit us again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10
Cuisine
Indian, Bar, Healthy, Asian, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 06:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?