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Buddha Cafe

) #193 of 427 Restaurants in Boulder $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
+1 720-565-0506
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible16%
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“curries” (3 reviews)
“thai place” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here for lunch frequently, either alone or with friends. Many locals don't even know about this place, and they're always surprised by how tasty it is. I love the food here, it is fresh, well prepared, and inexpensive. It is probably the best...More

Thank rhialistic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner and found the place hopping. Service was very good. We tried Tom Kha Gai, steamed dumplings and a couple of stir- fry dishes. The Tom Kha Gai was a very generous serving and tasty. The food was good but nothing special,...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Delicious food! Great options for many different tastes. I've never had a bad meal here! The service tends to be rather slow, but always friendly and the meals are always worth the wait! (I'm assuming they are made fresh which is why it takes a...More

Thank Becky L
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Can highly recommend their flavorful Thai curries. We usually take them home, but it's pleasant to sit there too. Very generous portions.

Thank Familie_03_11
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is our go-to Thai place in Boulder. We usually order take-out, and have a beer at the bar while we wait. The staff is eager and friendly, the prices are the best in town, and the food is just as good as Khow Thai....More

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Authentic food served quite often by one of the owners. If you have questions about a dish they are happy to describe in further detail, or even offer you a small taste. The tea will keep you awake for 7-10 days, so if you are...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

When I saw the Buddha cafe, I thought it looked like an inviting corner restaurant where I could get some good spicy Thai. We were seated quickly, but then waited 15 minutes just for water. We thought about leaving, but because we had a long...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Ordered Oxford Thai shrimp. Shrimp over cooked cry and tasteless . Noodles gooey. Not sure how this restaurant survives . My third try

1  Thank RobertodeVallarta
Reviewed 14 July 2015

4 of us arrived after a Monday noon rush hour was over; very few customers other than us. Service was mediocre at best. Food portions were generous, but taste/quality was average at best. The men's room odor and cleanliness was atrocious. Urinal looked and smelled...More

Thank golfdub1
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is one of the best Thai restaurants in Boulder. It is located across the street from the Safeway at the corner of Iris & 28th Street inside that little strip mall. They serve up generous portions and no matter how hungry, you'll probably need...More

Thank gal-gallivanting
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 720-565-0506
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