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Buddha Cafe

2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
+1 720-565-0506
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (3 reviews)
“thai place” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
2719 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ordered three items: papaya salad, tom yum soup with shrimp, pad Thai with chicken. All three were the worst we've ever had of each item. The salad had some strange smell, sort of like a petroleum or other chemical smell. The tom yum broth...More

Thank LeakyB85
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Ordered the Pad Nam Prig Pow with tofu. Ended up picking out the tofu and green beans since all of the other vegetables were mushy. The tofu was cubed but not baked nor fried nor marinated so it was fairly boring and mushy too. The...More

Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I had the Pad Woon Sen and was very impressed. The Thai iced tea was also very good. The service was fine, no complaints. The location is convenient and the space itself was comfortable. Overall I enjoyed the meal quite a bit and the price...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank rhialistic
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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,...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Becky L
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
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....More

Thank Ralph B
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...More

Thank Jason C
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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