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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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4:00 pm - 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: Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
So much good food!

We went for our anniversary, arriving just as it opened. Good thing too. Because within 30 minutes, the place was packed. As it was, we didn't have to wait to be seated. The waitress was so friendly and sweet. She suggested several items for us. We settled for the pineapple prawn curry and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Steven C
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Eagle, Idaho
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Eagle, Idaho
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We went for our anniversary, arriving just as it opened. Good thing too. Because within 30 minutes, the place was packed. As it was, we didn't have to wait to be seated. The waitress was so friendly and sweet. She suggested several items for us. We settled for the pineapple prawn curry and the garlic chicken. Too bad they don't... More 

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Thank Steven C
Great River, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We ordered takeout for 5 of us, and everything was delicious. Very fast prep, too. Can't wait to go again.

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Thank brianthetraveler502
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

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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 

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Thank Jo V
Seattle, Washington
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank SOocerStar
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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.

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Thank kyle34
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

*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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Thank Heather H
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110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Heather C
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Thank roguetraveling

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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: Asian, 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?