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Busaba Thai Cafe

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US$7 - US$15
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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good service, pleasant servers, but I don't understand why this restaurant receives generally good ratings. Maybe we ordered the wrong dishes. Everything seemed like it had been prepared long in advance. Greasy, soggy noodles. Light on the vegetables. Brown lettuce. Dull flavors. Disappointing.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only did takeout but it was some of the best Pad Thai that I’ve ever had! We also ordered the Tom Kha coconut soup with shrimp. It was delicious but we forgot to tell them a 1 star and it was too spicy for...my husband—oops, I had to eat all of it😂More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last year for the first time and it was excellent. Found out that there are new owners now and have to say the food is still just as fantastic. Enjoyed Roti with Curry Sauce and spring rolls as an appy. Both were so...good and fresh!! Had the drunken noodles and Khao Soi as our main dishes and will definitely be repeating both of these dishes again. Two thumbs up from us!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

My wife (Thai National) and I had the pleasure of eating here. The restaurant is run by a lovely Thai family and is very authentic. It has new management and owners and is highly recommended. I have lived in Thailand for 18 years and I...can tell you that the food here is the most authentic I have had outside Thailand. Make sure you tell them to make it Thai style - but ensure you tell them your desired spicy level! The larb chicken wings were beautifully prepared with lovely rare herbs and the tom yum goong was divine. Try the Thai iced tea as well - a refreshing treat. The service was lovely. They took great care and definitely are passionate about sharing their food and culture.Give it a go - you won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Busaba Thai Cafe, Owner at Busaba Thai Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2022

Thank you so much, it was very nice meeting you both. You guys are such a lovely couple. We will keep doing ours best and hope to see you guys again!!!! <3

Reviewed May 31, 2022

Busabas used to be super delicious and something I would crave. After the menu changed it has went down hill. the food left me feeling sick. their are no veggies in the dished, the pad thai is way too saucy and bland, the pad see...ew noodles are horrible. 2/10 ... Change back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

Had dinner early August. Khao Soi and iced Thai tea are very good. Excellent service. Lots to choose from menu.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

Great place for our group get together. Good location with handy parking. Excellent food, nice ambiance, very good service

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Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Friendly service and outstanding food....recommended calling to reserve and guarantee a seat. You wont be disappointed!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 11, 2021

Been a huge fan of Busaba for years, wonderful healthy food that is also very tasty. The people working there are also very nice, great service. Ginger Prawn Noodles we just had for the first time (think its new) and we all loved it to...bits. Always enjoyed the food here but this menu item was 10/10 good! The Pad Thai is also good, as are the wonderful Spring Rolls. Always good food and seems to be getting better as time goes on, the new Ginger Prawn Noodles are fantastic! Check them out next time you are hungry, it is a great option for TAKE OUT!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 6, 2021

Everything I’ve had here has always been very flavourful and large portions. You definitely won’t go home hungry! The pad Thai and spicy green curry are my favourites. Their new location is stylish, spacious and inviting and their staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 3, 2021

Cafe atmosphere, great food and service! My friend and I had the Chicken Pad Thai and a Tofu Green Curry, both were delicious and well prepared.

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Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 16, 2021

Great service, delicious food and good wine. I will definitely eat here again and highly reccomend this restaurant for Thai food.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2020

Their new location is awesome!! Khao Soi is my favourite. So yummy, but the food is always great there, no matter what I order. They've got a cool cocktail list now and a good wine selection. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

They have a wide variety of cuisines to satisfy your craving We tried Veg spring roll - which was amazing. Even the Non-veg platter was quite good - my friend's opinion. Overall a perfect place to spend some quality with a bunch of friends with...some good food & drinks. The staff is excellent and quite friendly. I loved the vibe and the crowd, and this shall go way too ahead; food is delicious. The DJ has been great. Mostly fulfilling what they promise.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food. Authentic and they serve a large portion of food. The Khao Soi is a must try! Definitely worth your money.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Busaba Thai Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5