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524 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia BC V1L, Canada
250 352 2185
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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
Most recent review
I like Thai food and I like the people here

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
Thitima C
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Pang Mapha, Thailand
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Pang Mapha, 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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217 reviews 217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We went for a family dinner and everyone enjoyed their selections. The Chushee was very tasty and good sized portions. The satay sauce could have been a bit thicker and peanutty. Overall a good place to go if you like Thai.

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Nelson, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I really want to like Busaba but really cannot justify going back the prices are so high and the food is average at best.

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Black Diamond
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Love this place!! Sooooooo tasty and flavourful! Love Thai food.......this has been by far my favourite! Fresh, creative......never disappoints! Try the daily special...........always delicious!! Great for families, as well!

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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: Thai

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