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Buddha Ruksa

#166 of 3,031 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Seattle
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3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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St Louis
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

A wide selection of Thai and Asian dishes, Good friendly service, prompt and accurate. Famous for its crispy garlic chicken. The tofu version is also great. almost all dishes are available in one to four stars for spiciness. We opted for one or two. This place does huge take out business, too. Portions generous, take home boxes a common occurrence.... More 

Thank Cindy M
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Went on a warm July evening. Sat by the side of the restaurant that opens to the sidewalk. Lovely. Four of us and we ordered for the table so we could all share. The Crispy Garlic Chicken is outstanding. The catfish special, well, there was nothing left of it, we ate it all! Filled it out with Pineapple Fried Rice... More 

Thank MAS9024
El Dorado Hills, California
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We went to this restaurant with some friends that lived locally. They said it was their favorite Thai food. The service was good although not spectacular. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty and well prepared. We ordered so much food that it was impossible to consume it all. We managed to finish the rest over the... More 

Thank LLion
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We had reservations which helped on a busy weeknight; none the less, service was fast and attentive. Local IPAs, good cocktails led the way to a wide selection, many of them different than the usual Thai selection, all great as the four of us shared.

Thank walthorticulture
Seattle, WA
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Great dishes available at Buddha Ruksa, from the Crispy Garlic Chicken to the Beef Panang Curry, other great dishes to pick from, even their salads are wonderful. Don't miss going to Buddha Ruksa.

Thank SeattleTef
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Like all Thai restaurants, you need to choose the level of spice heat that you can manage. But the flavors still always manage to come through the burn of chilies. We have eaten here several times when we pass through West Seattle. Parking can be difficult and always requires using nearby residential streets. It's worth a walk though.

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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

West Seattle has had a lack of top tier Thai other than Palin. Buddha Ruksa feels the void for either personal date or business. Quality and price are in line and portions and ingredients are superb. As West Seattlite this is go to place for Thai either to go or eat it - surroundings are quite pleasant as well.

Thank Craig L
Los Angeles
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We tried this restaurant on our way back home visiting Seattle. The kids didn't care for the food that much since it had too much flavor. We enjoyed our food specially their famous fried chicken. Friendly service.

Thank LosAngelesAzi
Seattle, Washington
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470 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Great Thai food that tastes like you expect. They are always busy which is a great sign. They are fast and efficient. We love eating here.

Thank ebcnaz
Tacoma, WA
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Buddha Ruksa is a hidden gem tucked away right on the west end of the West Seattle bridge. I read all the great reviews, and then my 17 year old daughter asked if we could go there for a celebration. The atmosphere is quite romantic. The service is fast and friendly. This is one of those places where all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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