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2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
720-565-0506
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 9
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average at best and not going back.

4 of us arrived after a Monday noon rush hour was over; very few customers other than us. Service was mediocre at best. Food portions were generous, but taste/quality was average at best. The men's room odor and cleanliness was atrocious. Urinal looked and smelled like it hadn't been cleaned in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Homosassa, Florida
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Homosassa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

4 of us arrived after a Monday noon rush hour was over; very few customers other than us. Service was mediocre at best. Food portions were generous, but taste/quality was average at best. The men's room odor and cleanliness was atrocious. Urinal looked and smelled like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Won't be going back - and I like... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Boulder. It is located across the street from the Safeway at the corner of Iris & 28th Street inside that little strip mall. They serve up generous portions and no matter how hungry, you'll probably need a take-home box. Vegetarian & vegan friendly.

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Boulder
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My co-workers and I have been regularly going to Buddha Cafe for several years now. We really enjoyed it...friendly staff, good Thai food, and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, over the last few months, the service has gotten so slow (still very friendly, though!) that we simply can't go there anymore. We tried multiple times, but you literally cannot get in and... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

I love Thai and always have either noodles or curry. After trying their drunken noodles, it has become the gold standard that I measure all other Thai restaurants against. Service is always good and I've never had even an average meal there. They're our favorite Thai in Boulder.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A cozy little unpretentious cafe in a strip mall at the north end of town. Consistent, traditional Thai food prepared to order (mild to hot). Broad menu choices, and large portions, all at modest prices. The staff really tries to please, but you'll get their best if you go a little early or late for lunch or dinner, when they... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friends took me out to Buddha Thai last night for my birthday. They wanted to try it based on the Boulder Weekly rating it the best Thai food in boulder. We all wish we had gone somewhere else. It was a thoroughly disappointing experience. The service was extremely slow. It took an hour and 10 minutes to get our... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Me and my wife just randomly tried this place on a snow-hit evening. The food came after a while. The food was average Thai food you will get around Denver Metro area. They do serve quite large portions of food. So expect to-go boxes. Reasonable prices.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Goodness....I know I have reviewed Buddha Thai before, but do not see any of those reviews. Anyway, I met a friend for lunch at 1PM yesterday and when I entered the restaurant she was there and the place was FILLED. Lots of workers from around the area. DH and I and/or friends usually do an early dinner and the restaurant... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I ordered vegetarian egg rolls and a green curry with tofu for delivery. I've had a lot of Thai food, but I've never had any with so much sugar in everything. Even the egg rolls had sugar in them. The green curry was mostly a soupy mess, with very few vegetables and just small cubes of tofu, hard to find... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I don't think I've ever re-reviewed a restaurant so this is the exception. My wife and I just got back from New England and had Thai a couple of times. Both times it didn't even come close to my old neighborhood favorite so I thought I'd look back to see what Tripadvisor says about this one. i'm writing another review... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 720-565-0506
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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