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5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
+1 206-524-4332
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Redmond, Washington
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Dined with friends who are vegan.Enjoyed the food and friendly staff and good service.Reservations were made, so was seated as we came.

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Thank dijisree
Bellevue, Washington
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I popped in for a quick lunch here and chose the buffet. There was a fair amount of variety on the buffet. And even though it was close to the end, things were hot and full. Nice soup/curry/spring rolls/pad thai/fried rice/brown rice and some salads. The only dessert was a sticky black rice with coconut milk. Unfortunately,... More 

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Thank lilbsmom
Ellicott City, Maryland
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169 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I am not a vegan however I was dining with a cousin who is so considering myself an omnivore, I decided it was easier to meet her dining needs than mine. Very diverse Thai vegan menu. We shared Tom Yum soup and spring rolls. She had pumpkin curry which she loved. I had drunken mushrooms. Everything was fresh. Quantities are... More 

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Thank MJ2E
Buda, Texas
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590 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

had a birthday dinner here. Real good food, nice friendly staff, great service. It is a Thai vegan restaurant. Eggplant dishes, cashew tofu, sweet and sour tofu and noodles are actually very well made. Alsi, they brought out ice cream for the person in our party who was having a birthday. A very nice touch.

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Thank daddymo2
Olympia, Washington
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The buffet has a wide selection from which to choose - soup, salads, wheat or stir fried rice, egg rolls, mango curry, but my favorites were the two rice noodle dishes. The bill of fare is the closest thing to heavenly dining, in my opinion. Very reasonably priced so that you can go often. A vegan restaurant that my meat-eating... More 

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Thank Jane S
Seattle, Washington
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512 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Slightly hidden in the northern part of the University district, this place specializes in vegan Thai cuisine - a specialty that they've been known for almost 20 years. Everything was delicious - we had the tom yum soup, spring rolls (both fresh and fried) as well as some of their noodle dishes. Very flavorful with great service.

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Thank loveDCA
New Delhi, India
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489 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The building is charming. in a nice location off the street. The food was good, though my friends liked it better than I did. In fact, they all raved about how good it was. They took the bui\ffet, while I ordered Thai pineapple rice. It was good, but not the best I've had.

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Thank Peregrineri
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I recently visited Araya's Place for a birthday celebration. I'd been away for a while because last time I visited, it was located on 45th near the Neptune. The new digs still have the golden decor, naturally bright and inviting. There were four of us and we ordered for family-style eating. The Pineapple Curry and the Tom Yum Fried Rice... More 

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Thank Jaji14
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Food was so good here that I wrote the chef a thank you letter on the back of my receipt! You have to try it if you are in Seattle.

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Thank LisaW2012
Royal Oak, Michigan
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Located tucked back off the street in the former Rovers Restaurant this place does a good job with Thai veggie and vegan dishes. They deliver a lot of food so the place is busy with that all night. Creative, but not particularly tasty,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-524-4332

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