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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food for less

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Alan M
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Boulder, Colorado
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Erie, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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296 reviews 296 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Boulder
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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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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