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Buddha Ruksa

3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633 (West Seattle)
206-937-7676
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Ranked #119 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: West Seattle
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English first
California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

All your favorite Thai dishes done well in lovely surroundings near Alaska Junction in West Seattle. The crunchy garlic chicken is especially good. There was a toddler in our party, which was no problem, but this is more of an adult place. Great for dates or going out with friends. Expect a wait on weekends.

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Tacoma, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best Thai food I've had ever. I live in Tacoma and I used to like a place that was just down the street from me. Since I've been to Buddha Ruksa, I haven't been to eat there. I drive all the way up to West Seattle to eat there. The best thing is the crispy garlic... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is hands down one of THE best restaurants I have eaten at. I love the crispy garlic chicken. it goes unmatched. Love to go here. Small space and you probably have to wait but it is SO worth it. I hope they open up a bigger spot!

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Vashon Island WA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Delicious choices, excellent service, & reasonable prices (for an urban restaurant) in a bustling atmosphere. We enjoyed the spring rolls, crispy garlic chicken, & boneless duck. We received attentive and engaging service. Parking was convenient on-street in a residential neighborhood. We'll definitely go back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I dined hear recently while in the Seattle WA. area on vacation. There is no parking attached to the establishment so we had to scour the neighborhood streets for a car spot. Our wait in the que for a table lasted about an hour since our arrival coincided with a dinner rush. I also declined a place to eat at... More

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Washington State
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Have been here many times and highly recommend when you are in West Seattle. My favorite dishes are the crispy garlic (crack) chicken, fresh spring roll and Pad See Iew. This restaurant is ALWAYS crowded and sometimes we do take-out, make sure to ask for rice because they often forget for take-out. I have a favorite server there, she is... More

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Seattle
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Wished we could have tried everything on the menu as all sounded delicious. But, since it was just the two of us, we had two dishes, both excellent: crispy garlic chicken and the shrimp curry in coconut milk. Be sure to get rice to soak up the wonderful sauces. Parking was easy in residential. Service was great.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A favorite for us in West Seattle....and, excellent Thai food! They are always crowded, so call ahead. The take-out is a great option. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food. We have been there twice in the last 2 weeks. A personal favorite is the Crispy Garlic Chicken, but I have tried most all dishes and they are... More

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Sequim, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We recently had a family multi-birthday dinner outing at the Buddha Ruksa. This place gets busy, so plan on making reservations or on waiting - It isn't that large and it has become popular for the locals. One of our favorites is their Crispy Garlic Chicken (called "Crack Chicken" by the locals because it is addictive!). We had nine adults... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Definitely try the crispy garlic chicken. We also love the crispy garlic shrimp version. It's the bomb!

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