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Buddha Ruksa

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3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
206-937-7676
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Thai in Seattle

Truly excellent Thai food. Everything is delicious. and varied enough to stand out from the countless just OK Thai, Vietnamese and Cambodian joints in Seattle. Glad we splurged on drinks, because they were surprisingsly top-notch as well. One downside is the wait time to get a seat can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
kyle34
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Truly excellent Thai food. Everything is delicious. and varied enough to stand out from the countless just OK Thai, Vietnamese and Cambodian joints in Seattle. Glad we splurged on drinks, because they were surprisingsly top-notch as well. One downside is the wait time to get a seat can be ridiculously long for this neighborhood.

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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

*parking is on the street or wherever you can find it. *Very Busy *Lots of options- if you want vegetarian/vegan you must specify no fish oil in your food. * Staff seemed impersonal but this could be due to how busy it was. I wasn't particularly impressed with this restaurant but it wasn't bad either. I felt like a nuisance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Try the spicy chicken and pad Thai! This place is awesome. Always a line but worth the wait. Good cocktails and service too.

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Seattle, Washington
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food is very good. Can't complain about that because we've had take-out once and dine-in once and not had a bad dish. I agree with the others here, customer service and service in general is atrocious. They must think because they are so popular and packed (we had to wait an half hour on a Tuesday night) they can... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had dinner the other night with another couple from Seattle. We chose Buddha Ruksa because we have always found it to be fantastic however, last night was not the case. We ordered the green chicken curry and was supposed to be two stars but was so hot we couldn't even eat it. The pad thai noodles were all clumped... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have enjoyed this place for 3 years now. This year we did carry-out. 25 minute service, and pick up was easy and expeditious (using their Loading Zone... parking is always available somewhere near the restaurant, but not always super close). Dishes ordered (all of them enjoyed): Garlic Chicken, Garlic Tofu, Pad Thai Chicken, and Lemon Grass Chicken. All one... More 

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A Gem! Very busy and deservedly so. Even though we had to wait for a table, the entire staff made sure we were not ignored. Excellent Thai food. When we left, we felt like we had made friends with Ken and Omm, who made us laugh and feel so at home. Love it, love it, love it!

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Des Moines, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Clean, friendly staff, a bit small and tight, but so worth the food! so good that I was going there almost every week for a bit :-0 I always order, and always recommend, the crispy garlic chicken..THE best I've ever had, having been to several other thai places that have the same dish, this one beats them all out. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Taken by relatives recently to this tucked away Thai restaurant in West Seattle. Staff was great, friendly and helpful. Appetizer was those little bags of gold- fried parcels of shrimp, chicken and mushrooms with a sweet garlic-chili sauce. He had the famous Crispy garlic chicken or "crack" and asked for 3 degrees of hotness, but she must have misunderstood as... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We've eaten Thai food forever in my family and what I ate last week was the best! Their crispy garlic chicken is referred to as "crack" as it's so addictive. I also loved their fresh salmon (think it was fresh!) in a red curry sauce. Can't wait to return to West Seattle and have these dishes again plus a new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighborhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-937-7676

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?