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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
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
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 38
    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
Most recent review
Best thai food in Seattle!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Duhrowthee
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were a little hesitant, given the high-noise and fried-food-fest reviews.... but we loved it. fantastic caipirinha, delicious duck noodles (yes, crispy-fried morsels but a modest quantity of them), and fresh, impeccably prepared spring rolls (raw rice noodle type). We weren't very hungry so couldn't try more.... Friendly reception. Fancier decor than usual neighborhood Thai places. would definitely return.

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Tucson
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were in the Seattle area and my niece took us to Buddha Ruksa. They have eaten there for years and raved about it and we weren't disappointed. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. We started off with ginger martinis that were pretty amazing (drink 2 at your own risk). We had crispy garlic chicken and prawns and Phad Thai. My... More 

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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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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 1 - 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?