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Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO

300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
+1 970-925-2527
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“pad thai” (19 reviews)
“larb” (3 reviews)
“papaya salad” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Been coming a couple of times a week since it opened. Did is consistently tasty and service is fast. But lately the music is so loud and not appropriate dining music. Hip hop dance music. Will only do takeaway now.More

Thank Lexa C
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I wanted to personally reach out and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. While it's great to know that you've enjoyed our affordable and tasty options enough to come back so frequently, I apologize if you've been disappointed with...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved visiting and eating at this place. The food is really quite outstanding, and there is a huge variety on the menu for vegans. I had the Panang curry, which was flavoursome and delicious. Having spent 3 years in Thailand, it was lovely to...More

Thank GeneralNooz
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I had to personally reach out and thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Bangkok Happy Bowl! We take the dietary needs of our community seriously and have put in concerted efforts to make it easy and quick...More

Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

I travel to Aspen a lot for work and this has become my go-to for takeout and delivery. They're incredibly quick, reasonably priced, and have very generous portions. They even delivered to my hotel in the middle of a snowstorm last night, complete with eating...More

Thank Beth S
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Hey Beth, Wow - thank you so much for the excellent rating and review! It's wonderful to hear how much you enjoy our authentic Thai cuisine - a lot of work and love goes into making our dishes, and it's satisfying to see that it...More

Reviewed January 3, 2018

'Twas our first night in Colorado, having just landed in Aspen and en route to our rental in Carbondale. We decided to find a place where we could eat a plant-based meal. Bangkok popped up on the Happy Cow app and we were already in...More

Thank Vaughn O
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

This place can be great one night and terrible the next. I just ordered the Pad Thai - no bean sprouts. Not only did it come with sprouts but that was it. That and noodles and chicken. No garnishes, no flavor except an usual fishy...More

Thank Kins923
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017

Hi there, After reading your review, I had to reach out and apologize for your most recent experience. It's always disappointing to hear that we've let one of our loyal customers down. It sounds like we dropped the ball regarding both the service we extended...More

Reviewed June 15, 2017

I've been to many Thai restaurants, but few have such a dramatic difference in the quality of the food depending upon what you order. The larb, pad Thai, som tum (papaya salad) are very good. The green curry, the pad kra paow, and pad see...More

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Although we're glad to hear that you found your favorite meals with us, we're sorry to hear it took you a while to find the dishes that you most enjoy. Our all Thai chef team takes a lot of pride in the food we prepare,...More

Reviewed June 7, 2017

There's not much of a selection of Thai food in Aspen. Bangkok Happy Bowl seemed the best of the lot (based on the reviews). We found the food to be bland - not flavorful or spicy (hot). They did have a varied selection on the...More

Thank CorpSpy
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Although we're glad to hear you were a fan of our menu selection, we're sorry to hear you were less impressed with our food. We always want you to leave feeling full and satisfied with your meal, and we hope you'll give us another shot...More

Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Happy Bowl and it was as delicious as our visit last year. We are gluten free and they have a very nice selection of gluten free meals. We have tried a variety of the curries and the pad...More

Thank 88happytrails .
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

We're so glad to hear you had such great experiences with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our nice selection of gluten-free dishes. It really means a lot to hear you had a delicious meal with fast, friendly service, and we hope to...More

Reviewed June 2, 2017

Great Thai food the Pad Thai was the best I have ever had including Thailand .Great price especially for Aspen ,great service ,lovely spot

Thank Peter R
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Peter, thanks for the kind words for our great Thai dishes and our great service. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Staff at Bangkok Happy Bowl

Reviewed March 10, 2017

We walked from our hotel, The Gant and it was worth the walk in the cold snow conditions. Very friendly staff, tasty food & well priced. Vegetables were perfectly cooked - nice & crunchy. We were very full, but kept eating to try & finish...More

Thank Sue T
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2017

Sue, we're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful visit with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our friendly staff, tasty food, and great prices. It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meals, and we hope to have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-2527
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Description
Located next to Clark's Market in Aspen, Bangkok Happy Bowl has quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The authentic thai bistro offers several original and award winning signature recipes by Chef Paula Rungsawang Coult. For the past two decades, Paula has earned international acclaim for her Thai recipes in Australia, and came to the U.S. in the early 2000's with partner Kirk Coult. The couple has opened several successful restaurants in California and Colorado, including the Wild Bangkok Bar, which won the Top of the Town award in 2012 for best Thai restaurant in Denver. Kirk and Paula have been regular visitors to the Aspen community for years and saw a need for an unassuming, come-as-you-are, Thai bistro that could offer a quaint setting for dine in and convenient access for take-out service. Their challenge was finding the ideal location. However, as soon as they heard about the space next to Clark's, Bangkok Happy Bowl found its home. The menu at Bangkok Happy Bowl changes seasonally, with winter dishes like Pumpkin Curry and Lamb, or the more classic fare of Pad Thai with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu is also available. Each of Paula's recipes offers you a choice of mild, spicy or the traditional Thai way (what Paula fondly calls Paula hot). Bangkok Happy Bowl offers a full bar, dine-in, take-out and delivery in the Aspen core and Snowmass village for larger orders. Parking is free.
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