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“Excellent”

Bua Thai Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$13
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to Bua Thai Restaurant, a family and friendly oriented restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Thai cooking!
Reviewed 21 August 2014

One of the best Thai restaurants around. Very clean and decorated in a lovely Thai way. The food is fabulous. We went for dinner with friends and had four different meals...all were perfect. The staff is very friendly and efficient. We have been back several times and have had take out too.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We just got home from a most wonderful, exotic, flavorful meal at Bua Thai Restaurant and were so pleased we rushed to write a review. The flavors are as good as any Thai I've ever had, and I've been to some high-end gourmet restaurants.

I appreciate that they offer plenty of delicious vegetarian options as well.

I wish it wasn't so difficult to find great food here in the Old Orchard area but sadly, good restaurants are practically non-existent. We usually drive all the way into Portland when we want a decent meal out. Grateful to have this lovely, authentic place right around the corner from Ocean Park.

Try it out! HIGHLY recommended.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

From the unassuming look of it outside and its uninspired location, Bua Thai is easy to pass by. But this Thai restaurant is not only one of the only good places to eat in the Old Orchard Beach area, it is also a top-rate Thai haven for foodies. Neat as a pin inside, and nicely decorated, Bua Thai is a small world of its own, with smashingly excellent food. Their Tom Ka Gai is probably the best I've had (yes, I have eaten loads of Thai food in Thailand), and their curries are fresh and snappy with delicious flavors. In any major city, Bua Thai could charge triple. They offer loads of choices, and prepare a broad range of specials like Lobster Choo Chee. Snobs will find nothing to criticize. This is the real deal, folks. Sensational Thai food, very low prices, sweet atmosphere, charming staff. Do not miss Bua Thai.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We went on an evening that all the tables were full except for two two-person tables, side by side. They would not put them together for our family of four. Strike one. The owner suggested we sit outside, which we did. I had to go inside and remind them we were there. They were apologetic, but our food came and we still did not have utensils. Strike two. There were many mosquitoes that were happy to bite us. Not their fault, but really not a pleasant atmosphere to relax and eat. The pad thai was mushy and tasted old. strike three. On the positive side, the stir fry dishes were very good. The servers were very gracious and friendly. If you choose to go, insist on sitting inside.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

I recently went with my 27 year old daugher and we were disappointed for the first time by our pad thai. There was too much sauce... and not so many shrimps... compared to another restaurant we tried the next day, in Saco, called Nava Thai. Next time, we will take something else...

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