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Buddha Ruksa

#183 of 3,012 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
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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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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414 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank toksalot
Seattle, Washington
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go about once a week. We have an old stand by: pad see iew ผัดซีอิ๊ว and Thai fried rice. But we are never disappointed when we try new items. We were very worried about leaving our place in capital hill because Rom Mai or In the Bowl would be so far away, but this place has never had us... More 

Thank Xfortythreex
phoenix, az
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a local family run place that is quite popular. All dishes we tried (lamb, chicken and beef) were well prepared, presented and quite good. If you like Thai you will like this place.

Thank happyPhoenix_Az
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice little place. Food was good. I liked the fried squash from the appetizer sample platter. Spicy long beans was also good. Stir-fry garlic with chicken-extra spicy was tasty & is our usual go-to dish at any thai restaurant. Their "extra spicy" is more mild imo. The garlic fried rice was flavorful but We'll probably order it w chicken instead... More 

Thank Jill K
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The food and drinks are so good, my friends and I keep coming back. Whether dinning in or choosing take out, the quantity and quality of the food is always the same. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, and the waitresses are very nice and friendly! highly recommend!!

Thank Kahrin
Miami Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

West Seattle vibe paired with excellent and innovative food !Staff on top of their game.Well thought out menu with items to tickle every pallet.

Thank Claus305

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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: 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?