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Araya's Place

5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
+1 206-524-4332
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“spring rolls” (8 reviews)
“tofu” (9 reviews)
“thai food” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We had an early dinner while passing through Seattle on our way to Canada. The food was fresh and delicious. We had the fresh spring rolls with tofu and a yummy peanut sauce. I had the veg fried rice and the hubs had the spicy...More

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I love Thai food and have an allergy to shellfish so I loved the idea of a Vegan place. There is a lunch buffet and it looked promising but more food than I was going to eat. The buffet looked like it was fairly fresh.The...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Dined with friends who are vegan.Enjoyed the food and friendly staff and good service.Reservations were made, so was seated as we came.

Thank dijisree
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I popped in for a quick lunch here and chose the buffet. There was a fair amount of variety on the buffet. And even though it was close to the end, things were hot and full. Nice soup/curry/spring rolls/pad thai/fried rice/brown rice...More

Thank lilbsmom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I am not a vegan however I was dining with a cousin who is so considering myself an omnivore, I decided it was easier to meet her dining needs than mine. Very diverse Thai vegan menu. We shared Tom Yum soup and spring rolls. She...More

Thank MJ2E
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

had a birthday dinner here. Real good food, nice friendly staff, great service. It is a Thai vegan restaurant. Eggplant dishes, cashew tofu, sweet and sour tofu and noodles are actually very well made. Alsi, they brought out ice cream for the person in our...More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The buffet has a wide selection from which to choose - soup, salads, wheat or stir fried rice, egg rolls, mango curry, but my favorites were the two rice noodle dishes. The bill of fare is the closest thing to heavenly dining, in my opinion....More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Slightly hidden in the northern part of the University district, this place specializes in vegan Thai cuisine - a specialty that they've been known for almost 20 years. Everything was delicious - we had the tom yum soup, spring rolls (both fresh and fried) as...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The building is charming. in a nice location off the street. The food was good, though my friends liked it better than I did. In fact, they all raved about how good it was. They took the bui\ffet, while I ordered Thai pineapple rice. It...More

Thank Peregrineri
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I recently visited Araya's Place for a birthday celebration. I'd been away for a while because last time I visited, it was located on 45th near the Neptune. The new digs still have the golden decor, naturally bright and inviting. There were four of us...More

Thank Jaji14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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: 5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-524-4332
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