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Busara Thai Cuisine

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404 36th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 734-8088
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Family dinner works well here

We went with friends with kids and Busara worked very well for us. We tried the fried rice, the Pad Thai, and the Panang curry and everyone, including the kids were happy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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558 reviews
416 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends with kids and Busara worked very well for us. We tried the fried rice, the Pad Thai, and the Panang curry and everyone, including the kids were happy.

Thank MauricioBabilonia
Clinton, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feasting in Thailand, the dishes there are spicier and of course tastier. Here, the dishes were sweet, too sweet, not spicy or hot at all or salty. I was very disappointed that Papaya Salad a common dish was not on the menu. My husband ordered a calamari appetizer and it was pasty, maybe it wasn't cooked long enough, plus the... More 

1 Thank Raineo
Bellingham, Washington
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was treated to dinner at Busara some time back and enjoyed the décor, lighting and service. The food was just ok. I haven't been back.

Thank Roseventures
Blaine, WA
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have eaten at Busara several times and each time, I have found the food I chose to be quite good. The service is good and pleasant, but the room itself is rather "cool" and not cozy, especially was the colder weather blows in outside. It's in a rather difficult corner of a mall area, so hard to find initially,... More 

Thank RJ H
Pensacola, Florida, United States
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The food was very good and priced fairly. The also had a delicious warm black rice (yes...rice...not ice) cream dessert that was awesome. The place was nice inside. The only reason why I did not give 5 stars was because I went on a weeknight and the service was slow, and they managed to bring me the wrong meal resulting... More 

Thank Ken L
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a pleasant surprise . . . we were in town for just a couple of days and were very grateful to have at least one exceptional meal. We happened upon this place by accident but found it to be one of the best Thai restaurants we've ever been to.

Thank mama14305
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Located right next to an REI and Dominos Pizza….I'm still trying to figure out that combination….Busara serves up very tasty curries and noodle dishes. Service was fast and friendly and portions were nicely sized and reasonably priced. We went early on a Wednesday evening and almost every table was taken. Would definitely recommend if you are at that end of... More 

Thank inmauinow
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

food was delicious and good service once you are seated. you have to sign yourself up for a table on a clipboard by the entrance. Good prices.

Thank Nancy B
Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My gf and I went there and had some awesome Thai food. Atmosphere and staff were great. Highly recommend it.

Thank Angelo T
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had I known this restaurant was in a strip mall off N. Samish we might never have gone, which would have been a terrible shame. We visited Bellingham for LinuxFest Northwest out at the Bellingham Technical College, and as we towed a trailer and had to stay where there was =pull-through parking and spent from 7:30am - 6pm at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 404 36th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 734-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, American


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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