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Buddha Ruksa

#249 of 3,064 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Seattle
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3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
+1 206-937-7676
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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154 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed feeling about this place. We come here often hoping for the times that we experienced good food but not always. The wait is so long even with reservations. Not the best attitude when it comes to service. Food is good most of the time. Wish we have a better Thai restaurant in Seattle. Message me if you know!

Thank SOocerStar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We both enjoyed everything we ate. Nothing overdone, over-sauced or over-priced, including the wine list. Everything lovely. Folks who served and waited were welcoming and quick. Don't rely on some 'sad' old-timer's odd grumpiness. Enjoy lovely local Thai instead.

Thank J B
Miami Beach, Florida
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was a favorite of mine when in Seattle but have times changed.Place is showing it's age and it also smelled old and like bathroom! service is indifferent to customers.Our appetizers where over-fried beyond crispy.We still had appetizer on plate when main course arrived and it was lukewarm and cold rice.Halfway through the meal we already became our bill served!... More 

Thank Claus305
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

A dear friend introduced us to Buddha Ruksa and I had the opportunity to share it with colleagues on a business trip. Small space means there is often a wait, but it is worth it. The food is fabulous but the service was a bit slow. Everyone loved their selections, from tofu to soup to pad Thai.

Thank Karen Y
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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55 reviews
28 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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161 reviews
89 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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110 reviews
52 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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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 206-937-7676

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