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Bua Luang

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1166 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
+1 510-527-8288
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The veggie curry for so good, large portions, fresh vegetables, very good dinner at very reasonable cost.

Thank Alek B
Napa Valley, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

For $13.50 on the lunch menu you get an appetizer and an entrée that is a work of art on a plate. You have a choice of brown or white rice. The choices are plenty; the descriptions are basic and then you decide what type of protein you want ie: chicken, pork, etc. It will suit the most discerning palate.... More 

Thank Julie J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We are never disappointed at Bua Luang. Great Thai food preparations in a friendly , small venue. On this trip we had the Fish Cakes, Squid Salad, and Seafood Pad Thai. All were fresh and flavor.packed. The Thai Iced Tea is a nice accompaniment.

1 Thank albebuc
Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We don't live in the Bay Area anymore, but we've never been disappointed by this restaurant every time (6 times) we've eaten here over the past 8 years now. We've tried lots of things (green curry, soup, pasta)—they're all delicious! All we hope is they'll still be there next time we go.

Thank David R
Berkeley, California
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

The food and atmosphere here was great. It's open till 9:30 pm which is after other places on Solano Ave are closed. $11 and $12 for a hot green or red curry, plus $2.25 for good brown rice, is not a problem. I would come back regularly. But when we saw the bill, they had printed "tip suggestions" and STARTED... More 

Thank Helena W
Calgary, Canada
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76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

Excellent food, many healthy tasty choices. Pleasant atmosphere. Knowledgable and helpful staff. Good service. Road side parking nearby.

Thank CalgaryWoman
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

It's my second time to dine in this restaurant. The food was mouth watering and I couldn't stop eating because it was so delicious, I can even smell the fresh herbs that the chef represents on each dishes that we order. Although the price is high but hey! I enjoy every single piece on my plate. Spotless plates, contemporary touch... More 

1 Thank mitchelyn c
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We had a seafood curry cooked in a baby coconut. You scoop out the curry including the coconut. What a treat one of those special dishes you can not make at home. The fish cakes were homemade and awesome as well. Try the hot ginger tea, wish there were free refills.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Bua Luang has an extensive, tasty array of interesting and well-seasoned choices. Try their Seafood Pumpkin Curry for a special treat. I also love their Fresh Rolls.

Thank SuzannaRoseanna
Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2011

We are on a special food plan with no sugar and no flour. The staff and chef were very accommodating. The food was tasty, spiced perfectly and the ambiance was very pleasant.

Thank Travelerbycar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1166 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-8288

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