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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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Today
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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Thai Food I've Had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
LindaAZ2
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Arizona
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Arizona
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hidden on a West Seattle hillside, this restaurant serves up the best meal I've ever had. The signature dish is a crispy garlic chicken and it's to die for. I usually add the steamed vegetable salad and a bowl of brown rice. And of course their Ginger Martini's are the best. I also like their Basil Martini's. My friend and... More 

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Manchester, Washington, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place NEVER disappoints! The spring roll appetizer and the crispy chicken are so yummy I almost always go there just for those.... but have sampled the cashew chicken, the pineapple fried rice, the rama chicken and would have them all, if it were not for the crispy chicken (the stuff of Thai food dreams!). The service is always kind... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place is always busy and now I know why! The food is so fresh and flavorful. Very good and speedy service along with a nice soothing atmosphere to enjoy your meal in. Hands down best in Seattle.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Go early, the wait can be long but is well worth it. We live about 5 minutes away so we find ourselves here often! Everyone loves the Crispy Garlic Chicken and we are no exception. Actually we've never had a disappointing dish here. So it's a "sure thing"! Go-just don't go when we're trying to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Busy workers but friendly workers. Nice managers/owners. Pretty much a 5 the times I have gone. Drinks and food worth the money.

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a great place. The only problem is sometimes the wait is long but that is because it is so good!!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Don't pass on the Crispy Garlic Chicken! I am allergic to fish/shellfish so eating Thai food can be a nightmare, but the first time I went to Buddha Ruksa and mentioned my issue to our server they assured me almost every sauce is made to order so they could adjust anything I wanted on the menu (or they would direct... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Favorite ALL TIME dish here is the Crispy Garlic Chicken!! Just amazzzzzzing! Every time we are in the Seattle area we always have to make a trip to Buddha Ruksa.

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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Have had many great meals here, but my personal favorite is the crispy garlic shrimp. It is perfectly cooked and seasoned, not greasy or salty like in some restaurants. Everything I've eaten here is fresh and delicious. Even carry out tastes perfect. That's not always the case, even in great restaurants. Highly recommended.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?