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Buddha Cafe

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2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
+1 720-565-0506
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 value for lunch in town that isn't considered fast-food/counter service. All of the curries, rice,... More 

Thank rhialistic
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600 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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, the prices were reasonable and it was full of customers, always a good sign. The... More 

Thank MunichEricJ
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bit longer and its so delicious!)

Thank Becky L
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Boulder, Colorado
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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. They always ask how spicy you want it, and in our experience it comes out... More 

Thank Ralph B
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 sensitive to caffeine like I am, take 1/2 to go! My skeptical father reluctantly went... More 

Thank Jason C
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 day of visiting the Rocky Mountains, we decided to stay and order. Everything disappointed. The... More 

Thank Barbara C
Puerto Vallarta MX
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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

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Homosassa, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Won't be going back - and I like... More 

Thank golfdub1
Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 a take-home box. Vegetarian & vegan friendly.

Thank gal-gallivanting

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?