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The Laughing Buddha

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194 Elgin St, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3N5, Canada
+1 705-673-2112
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere with friendly service. Pizza of the week had asparagus and back bacon and mozzarella cheese with peppers etc etc and was great. A local beer went down well with it.

Thank Steve H
Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff great atmosphere. A must to try is the deep fried pickles. A quaint little restaurant in between building. Outside private patio. Live music at night. Def the place to visit.

Thank Kim P
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived to town late, one of the few places open. Had the red pepper hummus, with both sides being pita triangles and vegetables, and there was enough hummus for both - very good. The Buddha pizza is loaded and the ingredients are fresh. They have microbrewery drafts. I would be happy to go back :-)

1 Thank Paolo L
thelaughingbuddha1, Manager at The Laughing Buddha, responded to this review

Hi Paolo, Thank you for the kind review! We are very happy you enjoyed yourself! Hope to see you again! Thanks, Management More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived at downtown Sudbury, it was over 9 pm and we were very hungry. The first restaurant of our choice was closed by then, webwere relieved to find Laughing Buddha, our next pick, was open until 2 am! The place was still packed at around 9:30 pm on the Saturday night, and the atmosphere was friendly. We ordered... More 

Thank Helen W
Moose Jaw, Canada
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife and was told they offered vegan cheese for the pizzas. This is super exciting and rare so we each asked for a different pizza to be made vegan. It took about 40 minutes which is ridiculous, at least the array of beers on tap was nice. My pizza came, and to be fair was pretty... More 

1 Thank Josh R
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I'm from out of town and was super excited that they offered vegan cheese for their pizzas. The pizzas took 40 minutes to come out, server came around about 20 minutes into that wait to say they'd be out in 5 minutes. Both were burnt which the food runner awkwardly acknowledged when putting them on the table. My first bite... More 

1 Thank FrankieFreedom
thelaughingbuddha1, Manager at The Laughing Buddha, responded to this review

Hi Frankie, We are sorry to hear about your experience, we understand how disappointing this could be. We are a restaurant that caters to both vegetarians and meat eaters alike, with half of our menu items containing meat. We try hard to accommodate all dietary restrictions, including vegan and are well known in the vegetarian community. We apologize for the... More 

Sudbury, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

great food , clean, great service and a large menu choice staff are well trained and positive atmosphere. the restraint is well known for great food and also their is relaxing entertainment on weekends

Thank Barb P
thelaughingbuddha1, Manager at The Laughing Buddha, responded to this review

Hi Barb, Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear you love our food and atmosphere! Stay tuned for new menu items! Thank you, Management More 

Orillia, ON
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited on the recommendation of a friend. I travel extensively and always say, "I've never had a good meal in Sudbury". Tonight I visited for the first time. I walked in - not exceptionally inviting décor - however, the staff greeted me very pleasantly and I was welcomed to their restaurant. Being by myself, and since I couldn't immediately... More 

1 Thank pamford
Sudbury, Canada
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157 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had lunch here with a friend on Monday 12-9-16, a beautiful sunny day, so we sat on the outdoor 3-level patio tucked away to the side & back of restaurant & fully fenced in, nicely decorated with plants & trees; our server Stuart was attentive & did not rush us in any way; bottle of white wine was served cold... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Sudbury, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Upon receiving good recommendations from various Sudburians, my friend and I decided to try it out on a Thursday for lunch. There was 1 other table of 2 people other than us, but we saw a lot of people coming in for takeout orders. We sat for about 15 minutes before we were served with menus, and then waited for... More 

Thank Andrea K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Elgin St, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 3N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Sudbury
  • Phone Number: +1 705-673-2112

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