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524 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L, Canada
250 352 2185
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, kind service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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English first
Nelson, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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227 reviews 227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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British Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I'm a local and I find it terribly hard to try any other restaurant other than Busaba. It is the best place I've ever been to. Try the chicken chushee. You need to be open to a bit of spice in your life but even my young children love it here.

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Puerto Vallarta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had the best Pad Thai and a seafood special - good selection of spices to add to your entree selection. Absolutely delicious and great value. Local organic beer we shared a pint and it was unique and delicious. 2 meals and the beer was under $40

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Nelson, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The food at Busaba is delicious and very well priced. Portions are large, we ended up taking some home with us & enjoyed the next day for lunch. The decor is wonderful, and although it was packed, it was not noisy. The service was very good, our server was knowledgeable and quick. I definitely recommend Busaba for dining in Nelson!

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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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