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Buddha Ruksa

#240 of 3,101 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Seattle
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3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
+1 206-937-7676
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I probably go to Buddha Ruksa at least once a month sometimes more. Don't be discouraged if there is a wait time to get seated as it's worth it. The staff is very friendly and fast. My favorite dish happens to be the Red Curry with Chicken. The restaurant is famous for it's Crispy Chicken which is heaven! They also... More 

Thank Tibbitscs
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I am a foodie, growing up in Bangkok, I have a very high standard for authentic Thai food. Obviously, no restaurant would ever compete with your grandmother's everything-made-from-scratch kitchen, there're few places that come very close. While several places come and go, I'm delighted when a friend brought me to this place near her home. It is a bit small... More 

Thank Chanya S
Seattle, Washington
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156 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 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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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 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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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 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
Reviewed 9 September 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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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 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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169 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 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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132 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98126-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighbourhood: 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?