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Buddha Cafe

2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
720-565-0506
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Ranked #223 of 496 restaurants in Boulder
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- Apr 8, 2014
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English first
Boulder
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Clean, simple decor -- Buddha Cafe doesn't offer plush, relaxed seating, but the food is good and the prices are reasonable. I've enjoyed the Drunken Noodles and See Yu. I'm not a big fan of their version of Pad Thai (every restaurant has its own way of making it.) but I'll be back again this year to continue trying other... More

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

We really like the food here. I had chicken pad Thai, 3/5, and it was wonderful. My companion had Thai fried rice with shrimp, also 3/5, also excellent. He is not so easy to please when it comes to any kind of Asian food, but he loves the Buddha Cafe. It tastes fresh and not greasy. Huge portions, easily enough... More

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Boulder, Colorado, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Authentic tasty Thai food. The staff is very nice, and helpful. Go easy on the spice scale, 3 is plenty spicy!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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157 reviews 157 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We went for lunch and ordered a red curry (beef) and a chicken pad thai. The portion sizes were large and the prices were right (soup included). You could customize how spicy you wanted your food. My complaint is that the pad thai had a tomato-based sauce. Some mouthfuls tasted like spaghetti...something I'm not accustomed to at a Thai restaurant.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This place is amazing. When you ask for 5/5, they mean it, most places dont. You can get brown rice at no extra charge and the to-go portions are so big that two people can easily share!! The chili oil and green bean dish are my favorite but the garlic pepper dish, pad see eyew and the tom yum soup... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant about once a month for the past year. The last few months the food quality has steadily gone down hill. I always get the same thing-a vegetarian noodle dish. Swimming Angel. It used to have lots of vegetables in it-now the veggies are few and far between. I have even asked for additional vegetables... More

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Colorado
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I eat at a lot of Thai restaurants in both Thailand and here at home in Colorado. This remians my favorite Thai restaurant in Boulder County. The service is not always as fast as I would like, especially around 6 p.m., as they do a huge carry out business, but the staff is always pleasant and the food has been... More

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Lyons, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I went to this restaurant for lunch one Saturday. We both ordered different meals, which we thought tasted okay, although greasy. Within 4 hours I was vomiting and my husband was sick by the next morning!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

beware: your clothes will stink like stale fryer oil after leaving this restaurant. If you like your spring rolls soggy and dripping oil, your fried calamari lukewarm, tough and dripping oil, and you like the taste of stale deep fryer oil, this is the place for you. The food was hot and spicy hot, the service was fast and excellent,... More

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Granite Bay, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Based on previous reviews we were looking forward to a treat. Hadn't had Thai food in days. Still haven't. I ordered Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles). It is supposed to be cooked with Thai basil to give it that little hint of anise. Instead it seemed more like "Pad Kee Marinara." It had a tomato based sauce and was unlike... More

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