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Bua Thai Restaurant

194 Saco Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-1335
+1 207-937-3337
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $13
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Welcome to Bua Thai Restaurant, a family and friendly oriented restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Thai cooking!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
Description: Welcome to Bua Thai Restaurant, a family and friendly oriented restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Thai cooking!
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  • English first
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English first
Cote Saint-Luc, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I cannot rave enough about this restaurant The exclusively Thai food was delicious, the service friendly, with minimum waiting The menu has many choices for meat & fish lovers and vegans. Interesting decor. The prices are amazingly reasonable., I spoke to some of the other patrons, and everyone was unanimous in saying that his/her meal was excellent. We had two... More

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Westport, CT
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We selected this wonderful small Thai restaurant based on the Trip Advisor recommendations. It was fantastic. The service was friendly, the menu contained all the traditional Thai foods, and everything was delicious. If staying in Old Orchard Beach, you must take your car as it is several miles away. Highly recommend.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had our food delivered to our hotel and we got it in under 30mins. the food was good. We ordered the thai fried rice, the ginger salmon, the duck choo chee and the crispy chicken and basil sauce and had the shrimp tempura for appetizers. Every item that we tried was very tasty and had we stayed there longer,... More

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Monmouth, Maine
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Oh no I am becoming addicted Thai food. Really great fresh veggies and plenty of them. Cooked just right to snap with full taste and nutrition. I like a little spice and it was done right at my request so remember to let the waitstaff know your preference. I will be back the next time we go to OOB .

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Old Orchard is well known as a beach-resort and camping tourist destination. In general its gastro-selections tend to cater to the seasonal crowd. Although I'm sure that Bua Thai attracts travelers, it's a welcomed spot for area residents. The owners travel back to Thailand for a month or so every winter, which certainly helps the authenticity of this place. I've... More

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Saco, Maine
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132 reviews 132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great food from a very unassuming little place. Bua Thai is a great example of "don't judge a book by its cover." Their food is excellent, very fresh and well seasoned, with dishes for those that like all spice levels. Best part is...they deliver in Saco and OOB ($5 charge for orders under $50) for those nights when you don't... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm skeptical about Thai places but upon Trip Advisor's recommendations we decided to try it and it was soooo good!! Dumpling were small but very good!!

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New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I just had to try this place after reading all the reviews. The food was very fresh. I liked the fact that it was not oily at all. The curry was hot and the coconut milk was very noticeable. I just wish I new more about Thai food because I think I would have made better choices. All in all... More

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Hooksett, NH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We've already been here twice since we've been up here on vacation, and I expect we'll be back again. Great food and very nice people.

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Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We would have enjoyed this restaurant more if we hadn't had such high expectations based on previous TA reviews. The food was good but not exceptional. Portions were adequate. One disappointment was the inability to choose a spice level for a curry dish. If you must have Thai in OOB, this is suitable, but I wouldn't recommend traveling any distance... More

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Buathai R, Manager at Bua Thai Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, but I would like to correct some of your incorrect comments. First of all, All of our dishes, including curry dishes, have a spice level. We have a spice level from 1 star to 5 stars, 5 stars is the hottest. We always ask our customers what spice level they want. We even print a... More

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