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Buddha Thai Bistro

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301 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4798 (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
(904) 372-9149
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate here yesterday; restaurant not very crowded; service very slow; no one tending bar and one server said he did not know how to pour a beer. Food was just average. People came in and were not served so they left. Not sure what has happened here but it will be a long time before I return!

Thank socialobserver
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me & My Husband Went For The First Time I Had The Ribs And He Had Pad Thai. Ribs Was Just OK, Pad Thai Was Good. I'd Give It Another Try.

Thank SpecialK7
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dining experience of nearly 90 unpleasant minutes. 20+ minutes waiting for first appetizer, then another 5-10 waiting for soup. Full hour's wait for entrees - to include watching the three tables who arrived after us receive their meals before us. Was the wait worth it? Only if you consider small portions and bland, uninspired flavors a bonus. All this,... More 

Thank ChuckSDA7
Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better than average Thai food in a comfortable setting.The wait staff was pleasant, but a little slow considering the number of people that were being served.

Thank Druxxx
Fleming Island, Florida
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Went for lunch and ordered fried tofu with peanut satay sauce, very dry and the dipping sauce had a mild flavor. Drunk Man Noodles lacked flavor, best dish was Pra Ram but small amount of shrimp included. Ambiance was okay but a little shabby where we sat, uneven older tables. Looked like there was a nicer side of the restaurant... More 

Thank Eliot60805
Neptune Beach, Florida
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We wanted to take a friend out to a delicious meal and catch up with good conversation. Buddha Thai fits the bill perfectly, and we all spent the day thinking about what we were going to have. The Pra Ram (with eggplant!) is the best, as is the stuffed salmon. I wanted to try something new so I tried the... More 

Thank neptune-mick
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. We had a very pleasant experience. Some other reviews have complained about the wait time and the service. We had a different experience. Had reservation, were promptly seated, were promptly and pleasantly served. For was well prepared and served relatively quickly. Not the best Thai food I have had but adequate. Wine list is limited... More 

Thank Jack H
sookguy, Owner at Buddha Thai Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jack H I wanted to personally thank you for sharing your positive experience at Buddha Thai Bistro. Our staff works hard to ensure that you enjoy your time here, so it's most rewarding to hear that our restaurant is a great dining choice of your. Please feel free to ask for me if and when you are next coming... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have been to this restaurant twice now. Both times our server was willing to listen and answer our questions about the menu. My husband and I are both Vegan and also trying to keep to low fat. The chef was willing to alter a couple things to make sure we could keep to our diet. The Vegan spring rolls... More 

Thank mdo617
Jacksonville, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great place for a Sunday lunch - practically deserted. We had curry dishes and fried rice dishes for the most part. Loved the sticky rice presentation. We were all cautious on the heat ratings, but could have gone hotter. Food was good, service was quick, enjoyable experience.

Thank Cathy M
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This Thai restaurant us one of the best at the Beach. I would recommend the green curry dishes and the cucumber salad is good. I would not recommend the spring rolls which were a little less crisp than I prefer, were more like Chinese style.

Thank Debra H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4798
    (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: (904) 372-9149
Eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Mangosteen Thai Cusine, Wild Thai and Star of Siam ), Buddha Thai Bistro is an authentic Thai cuisine that showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India and China. Drawing upon memories of family meals his mother made, culinary experience to bring together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations.

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