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Laughing Buddha

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782 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DR, England
+44 161 434 7688
17:00 - 23:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Showing 66: English reviews
Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A small friendly place with lots of choice, Kitty the manager always gives a warm welcome and the drinks arrive quickly. There is never pressure to order but the moment you are ready to do so they are at your side. We always have the early bird meal and you can have 1,2 or 3 courses, the 3 course meal... More 

Thank richardlunderwood
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is quite simply the best Chinese food in Didsbury. I've never had a bad meal from here and the staff are great. As long as you don't mind paying that little bit more for much more quality.

Thank d2wnsend
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I booked a table for 4 tonight - early bird as I was taking my Mother in Law for her 87th Birthday. We were Greeted by an offhand surly female. We were seated in virtual darkness in a cold room. I asked if the lights could be put on and was told no they don't work. I asked if we... More 

Thank julierenshaw901
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a family birthday. The waitress was very attentive and keen to help with our requests. Food was fine but nothing amazing. I found most of it to be very salty. Portion sizes were huge so you won't go hungry. Dishes were well presented with lots of fresh vegetables in them but the flavour was not quite right for... More 

Thank drfoodie1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Food is very tasty, we will be going back and probably ordering take away too. Service was quick and efficient and it was a really busy night. Also chatted after bill paid and waitress was lovely. Spare ribs and soft shell crab to die for. Yum!

Thank Wendalewis
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Average sort of chinese restaurant. Staff not too bothered about service OK when prompted. Soups were both lacking in flavor BUT sea food was exceptional and I will return recommended the soft back crab also scallops/prawns/mussels More care and attention in the kitchen than front of house

Thank 365Diana44
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went in early which is perhaps why there was a lack of atmosphere. Staff were friendly and the food is very tasty . The early bird menu seems good value. Have eaten here before so will visit again as its, well, nice!

Thank Mike C
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Early evening meal.we were the only customers.6pm Friday! Soup was quite poor and prawn crackers just so so My husband ordered soft back crab which was very good and a huge portion Easily enough for two.Dont think I have ever tasted better I had the sea food in ginger and spring onion.Fabulous prawns scallops and squid Sauce was a little... More 

Thank Diana M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We have been eating in here for years and often find ourselves sitting next to celebrities who frequent this restaurant. Really friendly staff, great service and really tasty menu.

Thank Duncan M
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I have only been to this restaurant once, but would not return. If you don't really care about the food then this could be a good option because they do a cheap early bird, but there is nothing else worth mentioning about it. The atmosphere is cold and the décor is very dated.

Thank Kay R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Didsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Didsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 434 7688

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