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Bua Thai Cuisine


5850 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (984) 219-7357
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Photo of Cindy Chan Cindy Chan
Sep 8, 2023 5

The Red curry was flavorful and not super spicy. It was very mild. Just enough to make your nose run. It was delicious. The staff is super nice as well.

Photo of Bugs Subu Bugs Subu
Sep 3, 2023 5

If you are looking for the best Thai place in Apex, look no further! This place is kind of a hole in the wall and though I ding the place for the decor/ambiance because it's not upscale by any means the food is five stars! Great hospitality by the hosts. The food was spot on. The lunch menu is comprehensive. Lots and lots of vegetarian and vegan options. This would be my go to place for takeout.

Photo of A.L. Harris A.L. Harris
Aug 11, 2023 5

Super cool place that’s open late. Stopped in here after going to the Comic Strip. It’s hard to find good places on the Upper East Side that are open past 10. Bua checked off all the boxes. Beautiful ambience inside, great attentive service, and excellent Thai food. This is a winner!!!

Photo of Jason McCreary Jason McCreary
Jul 20, 2023 5

I’m upset we haven’t been here sooner. The food was absolutely delicious. I’m not a huge Thai fan, I like it just don’t love it. This place has me rethinking this. Like I wasn’t expecting to write a review so only took a picture of the pineapple fried rice with shrimp (OMG yum). Had the Tom Yum soup (best I’ve ever had), chicken drunken noodles (really solid) and as aforementioned the pineapple fried rice. Service was friendly and efficient. Listen, why you still reading? Go eat!

Photo of Jake Jake
Jul 15, 2023 5

Bua Thai has become my go-to spot when I'm craving delicious Thai cuisine. As someone who was on the hunt for a good Thai restaurant, I can confidently say that Bua Thai exceeds my expectations every time. The food is simply outstanding, with authentic flavors and fresh ingredients. The cozy and inviting atmosphere adds to the overall dining experience, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal. Moreover, the customer service is top-notch, with friendly and attentive staff always ready to assist. Bua Thai truly ticks all the boxes for an exceptional Thai dining experience.

Photo of Steve W Steve W
Jul 13, 2023 4

The food is fantastic. I very much enjoyed it. We went to the place before the pandemic and it was disorganized in the Front of House. It still is. The only issue is that our order came out one plate at a time. When I asked, I was told one person prepares all of the Noodle dishes. That's actually pretty standard, so clearly either there is disorganization in the kitchen or they aren't waiting for full tickets to be complete. It's a simple fix, because this has happened to me 0 times since I started going out again. Because they prepare it fresh to order, if they had waited and brought the whole table the food would still have been as hot and amazing. Still, you should eat at this place. I could have caught them on a bad day - there was a large group that never seemed to leave - so everyone could have been wiped and over it. Left them a good tip, because food was good and the servers were friendly. I am going back there again. They bring out the food together and it is 5 stars all day. This is really 4.5, but that isn't allowed. Highly recommend even with the hiccup.

Photo of John Kroetch John Kroetch
Jun 20, 2023 5

I was brought here by a co- worker. A lot of the menu looked so appetizing. I had the Drunken Noodles. They were fantastic. Highly recommended.

Photo of Sandra Kofler Sandra Kofler
Apr 22, 2023 5

I’m so glad we found this cute little place! The food was delicious, fresh and came out fast. Our server Andrea was friendly and attentive and we really appreciated her knowledge of the various dishes. She even asked us if we had any specific food allergies which was so thoughtful! Can’t wait to come back and try the rest of the menu!

Photo of Darren Echols Darren Echols
Apr 13, 2023 5

The food and service is excellent! It's hard to recommend a specific meal because everything that I've eaten at Bua has been delicious.

Photo of Liz Templeton Liz Templeton
Mar 14, 2023 4

A little Thai spot tucked away into Sutton Station that delivers a great selection. We had the Green Curry and Pad See Ew and both were very tasty. The service was also attentive and fast, but I feel like this is a better spot to order take out that dining in. We will be back!

Photo of Christine Wei Christine Wei
Feb 12, 2023 5

The food was delicious! The drunken noodles are the best. Catfish was a little too salty, basil dish had too many onions. My massaman curry was weirdly peanutty. But on the whole, the food was incredible!

Photo of April J April J
Nov 29, 2022 4

I’ve lived in NC for several years now and finding great authentic Thai food like back home has been quite the challenge. With so many Thai food restaurants around the triangle with good and mixed reviews, I simply could not decide on where to go. I’ve passed Bua many times but that’s about it. While inTarget a few weeks ago I overheard some people talking about great Thai food and how authentic it was, just like the food in Thailand. What I heard sparked my interest and when I asked where this place was, they directed me to Bua Thai Cuisine. Fast forward three weeks later and here I am ordering food here. I’m glad that I decided to give this place a try. The Pad Thai (w/out peanuts) was delicious….. best Thai food I’ve had since moving here. I was quite impressed and my family enjoyed it as well. The staff were so polite and friendly, I loved it! I will definitely be dining here again and will eat in for my next visit. Would I recommend this place, absolutely!

Photo of Tamra Roney Tamra Roney
Oct 8, 2022 5

While visiting Durham, NC for a business trip, my family and I decided to look for a Thai restaurant and upon almost every Thai restaurant not opening until 5pm we ended up finding Bua Thai! Coming from New Orleans with such incredible food my expectations were not high, BUT BOY WAS I WRONG! Everything we ordered was delicious! So delicious that we forgot to take a photo until we were almost done! Just looking at the photo you can tell we enjoyed our meal!