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Khow Thai

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1600 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6219
+1 303-447-0273
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

By far the worst Thai food we've ever had, anywhere in the world (and we've eaten it all over, including in Thailand). We got takeout here for a change because it has won "Best of Boulder" on many occasions. Firstly, all food was pretty cold by the time if arrived - that which did even arrive (one dish was missing).... More 

Thank Tim M
Boulder, CO
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351 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

It may have been a bad night. Usually it was a reliable Thai food place. This time I was rather disappointed. The chicken dish was too salty and the chicken was undercooked and rubbery. Quite disappointing. It is a local place for us so I would hate to give up on it. The service is friendly but the food needs... More 

Thank elkabelka
Boulder, Colorado
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

incredible authentic food good place to relax during lunch break. I REALLY ENJOYED BEING HERE.I HOPE TO GET BACK.

Thank Joe E
Anchorage, Alaska
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We went early on a Saturday evening and by the time we left the restaurant was FULL. Locals really like the place. We were a group of seven and they missed one of our meals. They were pleasant and did bring the dish. We didn't have to pay for the missing meal and they provided the table with dessert. Portions... More 

Thank Craig M
Burlington, United States
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

Khow Thai serves both lunch and dinner. I had lunch there - black pepper beef. The waitress served me soup and a spring roll with sweet and sour dipping sauce - I had barely finished my soup when my entree arrived - rice on one plate, and black pepper beef on the other platter. Portion sizes were generous, and service... More 

Thank Jerry L
Boulder, Colorado
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

I love this place, it's the real deal!!! It's not fancy or trendy at all, but the dishes are delicious and when it comes to food that's my priority. The best thing is the owner actually cooks the food and she's Thai!!! The first time we had dinner here we waited 45 mins to be seated.....but it was worth it... More 

Thank Kenzzzoo
Golden, Colorado
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Good solid food with great service at a reasonable price. I don't believe it's the best Thai food I've ever had, or even the best in Boulder. The service is good, friendly and fast and the price is very reasonable. Location is good for campus or downtown business people.

Thank David W
Caspar, California
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Feels (and tastes) like Thailand: the chef, a woman of considerable charisma, runs the kitchen like a Thai military operation, with excellent results. Clearly they're making a big effort to incorporate fresh local produce -- of which there is, in summer at least, an abundance -- into the traditional flavors of Thailand. The beef salad was a good, and inventive,... More 

Thank Sunhawk95420
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145 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here before but, I hadn't written a review. While the college kids from the university vote this place into the top Thai place, it lacks the flavor profiles we experienced when in Thailand. On this last trip, the curry was flat and a little watery, while my wife's Chicken pad Thai was to tomato like in flavor.... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

I was visiting a friend in Boulder and she raved about Khow Thai. I wasn't very impressed. The food was okay, that's all. When I have Thai I look for fresh and distinct flavors. Didn't find that at Khow.

Thank Jocelyn1157

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302-6219
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-447-0273

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