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Buddha Ruksa

West Seattle
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3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quality Thai food.

Service was awesome. Food was genuine Thai food. Lots of choices. Good prices. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Service was awesome. Food was genuine Thai food. Lots of choices. Good prices. Great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank Shanna44
Mead, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My friend's daughter, a Seattle foodie, took us here. She just calls it the crack chicken place. Must order spicy garlic chicken! We also shared prawn curry which was outrageously good as well. Busy place with lots of take outs. We went without a reservation on a Thursday night and got a table with a little time for a Thai... More 

Thank Jo V
Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We have been here few times and the food seems consistently decent. It is kind of challenging to find a good thai place in Seattle but this one is the best that I have found. The reason for the four stars is that on our last visit, my entree was had a frozen vegetable in it and had to send... More 

Thank SOocerStar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Always awesome. Love this place. We order takeout from here at least twice a month. They are fast, too, which is a huge bonus. The only thing I don't like is that they don't answer their phone when they are too busy.

Thank Lisa F
Seattle, Washington
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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.

Thank kyle34
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30 reviews
20 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 

Thank Heather H
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Heather C
Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
17 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 

Thank roguetraveling
Poulsbo, Washington
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

Thank Novaart
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank TomM8132

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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, Asian


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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