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Buddha Thai Bistro

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301 10th Ave. N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
(904) 372-9149
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Mangosteen Thai...
Eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Mangosteen Thai Cusine, Wild Thai and Star of Siam ), Buddha Thai Bistro is an authentic Thai cuisine that showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India and China. Drawing upon memories of family meals his mother made, culinary experience to bring together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations.
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  • 21
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Thai

There are many Thai restaurants in JAX, but this is worth mentioning. Great deal on authentic appetizers during Happy Hour (7:00 pm). Only place in JAX that does the Prik Pow with ground chicken as supposed to strips, the way it's supposed to be. Much tastier. Friendly efficient service and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Location: Almost didn't make it as they still have Buddha's Belly sign on the outside. Ambience: A little on the old rustic side. Server: There was only 1 during the lunch time when we went. There was not a lot of people but she was very friendly and efficient. Price: $10-$17 Ordered: Buddha Thai Sampler #1 - siomai is tasty,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The atmostphere inside is nice, except for the music. The music is more has a jazz feel to it but it takes the experience ofThai out of it. FOOD Kahlua ribs: Generous portion. Very tender. A little too sweet for me. The coconut rice is okay but feels more like a desert for me. Buddha Thai Sampler #1: The spring... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I was visiting my son for a week on Jacksonville Beach and he suggested we try this place...very good food. The service was good, food was delicious and so close to where we were staying it was perfect. The portion size was just right!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There are many Thai restaurants in JAX, but this is worth mentioning. Great deal on authentic appetizers during Happy Hour (7:00 pm). Only place in JAX that does the Prik Pow with ground chicken as supposed to strips, the way it's supposed to be. Much tastier. Friendly efficient service and generous drink and food portions. Will come back

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent find in Jacksonville Beach! Everything I have had is yummy! Fresh, robust flavors and always served the right temperature, this Thai restaurant is some of the best I had ever had.... Masaman Chicken, Sum Thai Dumplings, Springfield Roll, coconut chicken soup and crab rangoon are all to die for! Can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Driving down 3rd street... Most restaurants in the area are closed from 2:30 till 4:30, but not the Buddha. Greeted by a fantastic, friendly server. My meal was yummy. Drunken noodles with seafood combination and Tom yum soup. Better than I had anticipated, my server brought me a spice tray to kick it up a notch. I also enjoyed my... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am a bit biased because my husband took me here on our very first date and I have loved it ever since. Buddha Thai Bistroy does a great job at food presentation.... just order their Pad Thai to see for yourself. We enjoy Thai food at a few different restaurants around town but when we have something to celebrate... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I've heard good things about Buddha Thai and wasn't disappointed with my selection.I will go back and try some different entrees.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

To top it all off, an automatic 18 percent was added to our bill. Frankly, such lousy service deserves nothing - they should pay us for wasting that much time. The server kept forgetting our order, did not offer drinks or dessert, did not pick up any dishes, it was awful!

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great pad Thai. Good teas. Good happy hour with cheap appetizers. Our go to for Thai food. Reliably good and priced right.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 10th Ave. N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
    (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: (904) 372-9149

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Mangosteen Thai Cusine, Wild Thai and Star of Siam ), Buddha Thai Bistro is an authentic Thai cuisine that showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India and China. Drawing upon memories of family meals his mother made, culinary experience to bring together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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