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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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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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

1 Thank RobertodeVallarta
Homosassa, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

My co-workers and I have been regularly going to Buddha Cafe for several years now. We really enjoyed it...friendly staff, good Thai food, and reasonably priced. Unfortunately, over the last few months, the service has gotten so slow (still very friendly, though!) that we simply can't go there anymore. We tried multiple times, but you literally cannot get in and... More 

Thank DMick4
Erie, Colorado
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I love Thai and always have either noodles or curry. After trying their drunken noodles, it has become the gold standard that I measure all other Thai restaurants against. Service is always good and I've never had even an average meal there. They're our favorite Thai in Boulder.

Thank Tim80516
Boulder, Colorado
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

A cozy little unpretentious cafe in a strip mall at the north end of town. Consistent, traditional Thai food prepared to order (mild to hot). Broad menu choices, and large portions, all at modest prices. The staff really tries to please, but you'll get their best if you go a little early or late for lunch or dinner, when they... More 

Thank Alan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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?