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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 - 00:00
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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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Sudbury, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food. Atmosphere and music. If your looking for a night out. This would be a great stop to sit, relax and enjoy.

Thank Paul K
Sudbury, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best time to visit is when it's warm enough to sit outdoors. The patio is private and has a great atmosphere. Indoors is dark and crowded by comparison. Food is good with variations on your average soup and sandwich combos. Very popular at lunchtime with the office crowd.

Thank Mumzed
Sudbury, Canada
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is filling and tastes fantastic. Service is a bit slow but worth the wait. A little pricy but once again ok

Thank dannooyens
Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I LOVE THE BUDDHA!! they have the best fattoush salad I have ever had, due to their delicious dressing and fried pita chips. The brie bomb is the perfect salty and sweet snack. The Caesars come dressed with olives and pickles which are a favourite of mine. The chick pea salad is busting with flavour and always a great addition... More 

Thank RealwithRach
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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11 reviews
8 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 

2 reviews
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 

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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, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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Ottawa, Canada
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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?