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) #22 of 70 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
524 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K8, Canada
+1 250-352-2185
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“fritters” (2 reviews)
“green curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
524 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner here over May Long. The service was great, and the prices were reasonable. We had the sweet corn and shallot fritters for a starter. They were amazing. The Thai green curry and the pork and pineapple stir fry were perfect portion size...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I savour our opportunities to eat at good restaurants when we visited Canada. Thai food in particular. When we heard there was one in Nelson we were excited and presumed itwould be good. But, we were very disappointed. The vegetables were all...More

Thank gregkemp
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It has been a while since we stopped in and the best surprise was that Busaba seems to have improved since our last visit which was good but not stellar. We ordered the lunch combos of Keow Waan with chicken and the Bangkok Panang with...More

Thank freefud
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, value for money. Service is friendly. Nothing too special, just a good Thai place. Nice decor.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I enjoy this spot but had to return a couple of time because it's not always open. the service was nice. Ive been tring to try their mussels but they sell out quickly. So they must be yummy

Thank wildmountainroses
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have traveled to Asia several times and can say the food at Busaba is authentic. The warm atmosphere and friendly staff are another pleasant surprise for dining in Nelson.

Thank BobF1958
Reviewed 15 November 2016

New Owners but same great menu. Fresh home made Thai food exceptional value. Great Ambiance . Thai cashew tofu stir fry with peanut Thai sauce made fresh to order with peppers, onions, cilantro, sprouts, corn, served with steamed rice is My favorite dish. Veggie Spring...More

Thank zenwick
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Head here for lunch all the time. Fresh, tasty and healthy. Great service and just an all around great restaurant.

Thank Chad H
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

When visiting Nelson, BC be sure and dine in Busaba a fantastic Thai restaurant. This is but one of many great dining establishments in our city. People drive from near and far to sample the mixtures in cultural dining. Busabas is fresh with amazing flavours...More

Thank stewart m
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was the perfect place to have a delicious dinner of expertly prepared Thai food. The waitress was attentive and helpful. The atmosphere was peaceful and comfortable. I highly recommend this place if you love authentic Thai food.

1  Thank MarlynJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 Victoria St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-352-2185
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