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524 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L, Canada
250 352 2185
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great little Thai restaurant . As authentic as you can get in Canada. Owned by a Thai chef and his Canadian wife. Love the food here. Great flavours , good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
dominiquechantal
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great little Thai restaurant . As authentic as you can get in Canada. Owned by a Thai chef and his Canadian wife. Love the food here. Great flavours , good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a nice pad Thai preceded by soup. Very fresh used by 2 Thai words! Seems to be popular. Away from the baker St crowd so quieter and more private if u want to sit outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very good, freshly prepared food. We enjoyed sharing a variety of dishes and all were really good. The service was super friendly and the food came out fast.

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Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best Indian food ever. The owners are very friendly the food is excellent. I have lunch there often.

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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Nelson - I love the food here. The owner is from Thailand and the food is authentic, fresh and delicious. It is a cuisine that I never tire of and look forward to every meal I have there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Our second time enjoying Busaba was about the same as the first; good food, kind and attentive servers and reasonable prices. The menu is not huge so it's pretty easy to decide, and they offer a balance between salads, applies and meals. The food was good - we had spring rolls, mango salad and coconut red curry - though it... More 

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Soppong, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I live half time in Thailand and I miss the wonderful food we have there. So I go to Busaba restaurant to get a little taste of Thailand. the art is nice, I think painted by the owner, Sham, His lady is easy to get along with and the food is decent. They have some good beers on tap. I... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had a hard time wanting to write this review. My wife is thai and we travel a lot to thailand so we know our thai food and service and this was a strange experience. First when entering a young lady greets us and we told her my wife was thai and she looked at us strange and it felt... More 

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Castlegar, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I just can`t get enough of the Coconut Curry soup.Its called something different...ADD a bowl of rice and mix together.MY FAVORITE..I try something different each time but always have the soup..

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We are on a road trip across southern BC, spending two nights in Nelson. We like to eat vegetarian food and find that Thai restaurants often have some good offerings. Although Busaba has appealing outdoor seating area, a garden-style patio, we sat inside as it was a windy evening. We ordered a corn and scallion fritter appertizer, a veggie stir-fry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 524 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 250 352 2185

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Thai

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