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Buddha Cafe

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2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
720-565-0506
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Boulder
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Authentic food served quite often by one of the owners. If you have questions about a dish they are happy to describe in further detail, or even offer you a small taste. The tea will keep you awake for 7-10 days, so if you are sensitive to caffeine like I am, take 1/2 to go! My skeptical father reluctantly went... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

When I saw the Buddha cafe, I thought it looked like an inviting corner restaurant where I could get some good spicy Thai. We were seated quickly, but then waited 15 minutes just for water. We thought about leaving, but because we had a long day of visiting the Rocky Mountains, we decided to stay and order. Everything disappointed. The... More 

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Puerto Vallarta MX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Ordered Oxford Thai shrimp. Shrimp over cooked cry and tasteless . Noodles gooey. Not sure how this restaurant survives . My third try

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Homosassa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

4 of us arrived after a Monday noon rush hour was over; very few customers other than us. Service was mediocre at best. Food portions were generous, but taste/quality was average at best. The men's room odor and cleanliness was atrocious. Urinal looked and smelled like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Won't be going back - and I like... More 

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Thank golfdub1
Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Boulder. It is located across the street from the Safeway at the corner of Iris & 28th Street inside that little strip mall. They serve up generous portions and no matter how hungry, you'll probably need a take-home box. Vegetarian & vegan friendly.

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Boulder
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My co-workers and I have been regularly going to Buddha Cafe for several years now. We really enjoyed it...friendly staff, good Thai food, and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, over the last few months, the service has gotten so slow (still very friendly, though!) that we simply can't go there anymore. We tried multiple times, but you literally cannot get in and... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I love Thai and always have either noodles or curry. After trying their drunken noodles, it has become the gold standard that I measure all other Thai restaurants against. Service is always good and I've never had even an average meal there. They're our favorite Thai in Boulder.

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Thank Tim80516
Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A cozy little unpretentious cafe in a strip mall at the north end of town. Consistent, traditional Thai food prepared to order (mild to hot). Broad menu choices, and large portions, all at modest prices. The staff really tries to please, but you'll get their best if you go a little early or late for lunch or dinner, when they... More 

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Thank Alan M
Superior, Colorado
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friends took me out to Buddha Thai last night for my birthday. They wanted to try it based on the Boulder Weekly rating it the best Thai food in boulder. We all wish we had gone somewhere else. It was a thoroughly disappointing experience. The service was extremely slow. It took an hour and 10 minutes to get our... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Me and my wife just randomly tried this place on a snow-hit evening. The food came after a while. The food was average Thai food you will get around Denver Metro area. They do serve quite large portions of food. So expect to-go boxes. Reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 720-565-0506

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