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Bua Thai Restaurant

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194 Saco Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-1335
+1 207-937-3337
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Templeton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been eating at the Bua Thai for several years whenever we come into town and they never seem to disappoint. We were skeptical to try it because we never see any cars in the lot and it is such a small place, but they have a big flavor. We've had the red curry and basil pad Thai which are... More 

Thank banannie61
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the golden bags to start, very good. Flavorful, well seasoned, perfectly golden brown. Lightly flavored plum sauce. Excellent dish. My wife had Khaw Phad Kra Phera Phed (Spicy basil fried rice) Very tasty, well seasoned, only complaint there wasn't enough tofu or spicy basil in it. I had chicken Kaeng Phanaeng (Panang curry) Lots of chicken, lots more... More 

Thank Lee G
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the spicy pad Thai with basil for take out. It was hot , just the right spice and prepared quickly . Great little spot for takeout.

Thank lorenzo62
Plymouth, MA
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We were staying at a motel nearby and wanted to get something different for lunch. They have a great lunch specials menu and we were easily able to find something for our family to try. While this wasn't the best thai food we've ever had, it was very good and for $6 it is hard to complain. I would definitely... More 

Thank MofromMass
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have never had Thai food before in my life, but when we moved to town we kept driving by to get home and the smell out of there smelled to die for so i had to try. My husband and I spent 50ish bucks because we wanted to try everything we could. We got soup, which i adored and... More 

Thank Nicole M
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We needed a quick meal for visitors and ordered take out from Bua Thai. It took 20 minutes to get 3 entrees and one chicken satay, on this mid June day. We noticed several take out bags waiting to be picked up and a few tables occupied. For this small kitchen expect longer wait during peak season,. (We have encountered... More 

Thank RCS3rd
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I love Bua Thia as a quick, consistently very "good" take-out, local option. I've never eaten in, and would not be opposed to it, but have found it to be a reliable take-out and delivery option. Another review rated Bua Thia low because it "wasn't the best Thia food" they had ever had. I've eaten Thia across the country and... More 

Thank Heather C
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Quick and pleasent atmosphere but not the best thai take out i have ever had.................i tate just fair

Thank Brenda W
Portland, Maine
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203 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I had been craving Good Thai food. I happen to be in Saco and looked up Thai places through Trip Advisor and Bua Thai popped up, the reviews were good and I was only 2 miles away: win/win. It is a quaint little restaurant with interesting decor. The service was quick and the food was excellent!!! It was very laid... More 

Thank Cher1999
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The place is nothing to look at from the outside, but you'll be impressed by the service and the inside, really cute place to go, inexpensive, friendly, and awesome food. You must try.

Thank Josee L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $13
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Saco Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Old Orchard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 207-937-3337
Welcome to Bua Thai Restaurant, a family and friendly oriented restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Thai cooking!

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