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1600 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80302-6219
303-447-0273
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic and Tasty

Feels (and tastes) like Thailand: the chef, a woman of considerable charisma, runs the kitchen like a Thai military operation, with excellent results. Clearly they're making a big effort to incorporate fresh local produce -- of which there is, in summer at least, an abundance -- into the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2014
Sunhawk95420
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Caspar, California
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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

By far the worst Thai food we've ever had, anywhere in the world (and we've eaten it all over, including in Thailand). We got takeout here for a change because it has won "Best of Boulder" on many occasions. Firstly, all food was pretty cold by the time if arrived - that which did even arrive (one dish was missing).... More 

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Thank Tim M
Boulder, CO
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180 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It may have been a bad night. Usually it was a reliable Thai food place. This time I was rather disappointed. The chicken dish was too salty and the chicken was undercooked and rubbery. Quite disappointing. It is a local place for us so I would hate to give up on it. The service is friendly but the food needs... More 

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Thank elkabelka
Boulder, Colorado
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85 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

incredible authentic food good place to relax during lunch break. I REALLY ENJOYED BEING HERE.I HOPE TO GET BACK.

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Thank Joe E
Anchorage, Alaska
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went early on a Saturday evening and by the time we left the restaurant was FULL. Locals really like the place. We were a group of seven and they missed one of our meals. They were pleasant and did bring the dish. We didn't have to pay for the missing meal and they provided the table with dessert. Portions... More 

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Thank Craig M
Burlington, United States
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Khow Thai serves both lunch and dinner. I had lunch there - black pepper beef. The waitress served me soup and a spring roll with sweet and sour dipping sauce - I had barely finished my soup when my entree arrived - rice on one plate, and black pepper beef on the other platter. Portion sizes were generous, and service... More 

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Thank Jerry L
Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's the real deal!!! It's not fancy or trendy at all, but the dishes are delicious and when it comes to food that's my priority. The best thing is the owner actually cooks the food and she's Thai!!! The first time we had dinner here we waited 45 mins to be seated.....but it was worth it... More 

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Thank Kenzzzoo
Golden, Colorado
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good solid food with great service at a reasonable price. I don't believe it's the best Thai food I've ever had, or even the best in Boulder. The service is good, friendly and fast and the price is very reasonable. Location is good for campus or downtown business people.

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Thank David W
Caspar, California
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128 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Feels (and tastes) like Thailand: the chef, a woman of considerable charisma, runs the kitchen like a Thai military operation, with excellent results. Clearly they're making a big effort to incorporate fresh local produce -- of which there is, in summer at least, an abundance -- into the traditional flavors of Thailand. The beef salad was a good, and inventive,... More 

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Thank Sunhawk95420
Colorado
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121 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here before but, I hadn't written a review. While the college kids from the university vote this place into the top Thai place, it lacks the flavor profiles we experienced when in Thailand. On this last trip, the curry was flat and a little watery, while my wife's Chicken pad Thai was to tomato like in flavor.... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was visiting a friend in Boulder and she raved about Khow Thai. I wasn't very impressed. The food was okay, that's all. When I have Thai I look for fresh and distinct flavors. Didn't find that at Khow.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80302-6219
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-447-0273

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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