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Bua Thai Cuisine

4.5

5850 Fayetteville Rd
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (984) 219-7357
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Photo of Christine Dickerson Christine Dickerson
Apr 5, 2019 5

Excellent food, gracious servers, friendly atmosphere and free parking. Our meals were served piping hot and the staff was more than patient with our questions and very attentive to our needs. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Photo of Alan Finn Alan Finn
Apr 6, 2019 5

Good dumplings: thin dough surrounding generous pork & shrimp filling. Also good: Thai sausage, catfish. I asked for "Thai hot" and "very spicy" and it was. I'm definitely coming back.

Photo of Lillian Hagmann Lillian Hagmann
Apr 11, 2019 5

Every time I go there, regardless of if I get take away or dine in, the food is great. The servers are always cheerful and kind. The Nam Tok beef is my favorite, their Tom Kha soup is amazing, and their curry and Pad Thai are on point. Many Thai restaurants I've been to either don't have mixed drinks or make me regret getting them. Bua Thai is the exception, all the drinks I've gotten there have been well made and enjoyable. Maybe try Thor's Hammer...it has a special place in my heart.

Photo of Vi Phung Vi Phung
Mar 7, 2019 3

The food tasted ok but it was spendy. We got Tom yum soup and the grilled chicken with papaya salad and sticky rice. I was hoping for bone in chicken but it was just a chicken breast and maybe a boneless skinless thigh. Papaya salad could use a spicy kick. The flavors seemed to be catering to a more American palate. I would be interested in trying out one of their curry dishes if we come back.

Photo of James Wilson James Wilson
May 9, 2019 5

Fantastic food at reasonable price. Best Thai place around.

Photo of Chelsea H Chelsea H
Jul 1, 2019 5

We asked for it "Thai hot" and they delivered! Some of the better Thai food I've had in the triangle area. Will definitely be back.

Photo of Santosh Marupilla Santosh Marupilla
Jul 1, 2019 4

Tried it the first time by ordering fried rice. The food was good and the lady was very friendly.

Photo of David Price David Price
Aug 16, 2019 4

Great food with reasonable prices and a nice staff. I haven't indulged as of yet but they have some pretty tasty looking desserts and a fairly well stocked bar, too.

Photo of Raynette Petrie Raynette Petrie
Aug 5, 2019 5

Wow, a definite must! Delicious food, great service and did I say, Delicious food!!! Tried 2 appetizers chicken satay & Tom Kha. Panang, Pad Kee Mao, vegetable with brown sauce, & Massaman. Authentic Thai.

Photo of Aimee Aimee Aimee Aimee
Jul 27, 2019 4

Good food .good selection on their menu..clean place

Photo of Victoria R. Hackworth Victoria R. Hackworth
Sep 10, 2019 4

Bua Thai, I enjoy their food. The way they make the (beef noodle soup) is similar to how my Cambodian friend's make. It's like being back with them when I enjoy this soup. The atmosphere is nice, cool most times. The waiters are kind. I enjoy my visits here for dinner with my friends in this area. Good place to reconnect with family, friends and great for business meetings too.

Photo of Sherry V Sherry V
Oct 18, 2019 5

The soft-shell crabs tasted amazing! It was so relaxing and tropical-like to sit outside and watch sunset at summer dusk.

Photo of Amy Krebs Amy Krebs
Sep 28, 2019 5

We love this place! The food is great and they are always sweet to our kids.

Photo of Thad Decker Thad Decker
Sep 27, 2019 5

Outstanding! My wife and I absolutely loved this place. The food was great, we had chicken satay, spring rolls, pad Thai chicken, and drunken noodles. The food was made very well, the chicken was tender, juicy, and had great flavor. The food was all made fresh and the restaurant was very clean. It was not stereotypically decorated, but beautiful. The staff was very kind and fast. Definitely will return. The price was not cheap, but what I would expect at a decent Thai restaurant. Thanks for the great experience.

Photo of lantaluv . lantaluv .
Oct 31, 2019 5

The best Thai food in Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill. Best servers, sweet as can be and the best spring rolls that I've ever had. NO EXAGGERATION. You will not be disappointed at all!

Photo of Meghadeep Rasetty Meghadeep Rasetty
Nov 13, 2019 5

It's an amazing Thai place and their food is really tasty. They can improve on the Thai tea and quantity. All my colleagues go there atleast once a week. They also of alcoholic drinks which I didn't try.

Photo of Michael Conlin Michael Conlin
Nov 26, 2019 5

THE Thai Place in Durham. - Large portions. - Amazing pad thai and basil fried rice. - Spicy dishes do not disappoint. "Thai hot" is legitimately stupid hot. - Good variety but not overwhelming menu. - Not too crowded. Overall, one of the best restaurants in the area.

Photo of Muhammad Y. Ibrahim Muhammad Y. Ibrahim
Nov 21, 2019 5

I had lunch there for the first time and the food was amazingly good! I would definitely want to go back. Oh make sure to try the in-house Salad along with dressing!

Photo of John Eisensmith John Eisensmith
Jan 25, 2020 5

This place is a great little gem! My wife loves the papaya salad (just the right amount of heat) and the drunken noodles are a staple of mine. Great beer specials too and always super friendly service!! Thanks guys!

Photo of Austin Tortorici Austin Tortorici
May 27, 2020 5

Picked up some carryout from here and it was FANTASTIC. Best pad Thai and Panang curry I’ve had since visiting Thailand a few years ago. Been coming here for the past few years since they opened, and it still has the “group of friends who love food and want to share it with the community” feel as it always had. The online ordering website is easy to use and gives you all the information and options you need.

Photo of Christina Christina
Oct 6, 2020 3

The food was good. The service was okay. They need to work on being efficient. Get one drink at a time. Not bring silverware until after bring food. They were nice just not thinking of what I need before i ask for it

Photo of Anastasia Ellis Anastasia Ellis
Oct 4, 2020 4

Great food, but slow take out service. Quoted 20 min, but took almost an hour to get my food. Would have been nice if they threw in a couple extra spring roles or something to make up for the wait.

Photo of Tiffany Williams Tiffany Williams
Sep 1, 2020 5

Wow! This place is incredible! I’ve lived right around the corner from Bua Thai for over a year and this is my first visit and now I feel like I’ve missed out on a years worth of delicious Thai! The online ordering process was very straightforward and efficient (and I really like that each food item has a representative image). We elected for curbside pickup which is a bonus. Helpings were large, food was fresh and hot, and reasonably priced. I look forward to exploring more of their menu!

Photo of Luke Render Luke Render
Sep 18, 2020 4

It was very good. We had a great time. We sat outside and ate. Outdoor seating is free from rain as it is covered. Guy Yang was good. We enjoyed the lemonade. I believe they are a coke establishment. Great area and atmosphere. It is technically handicap accessible with ramps there in this mall, though they might be a little tricky if you were in a wheelchair alone. They do serve a Thai Coffee. They are not serving desert during the pandemic. We would recommend them.

Photo of dan b dan b
Oct 16, 2020 3

Decided to give Bua a second change because I was a bit disappointed the first time around and the reviews suggested I shouldn't be. Should have followed my instincts. The Tom Kha soup and sticky rice (difficult to mess that up) are good and deserve 3 stars. However, the drunken noodles and cashew nut pork were bland, boring and no better than a decent quality (?) frozen entree from a grocery store. The spring rolls looked (and tasted like) half-smoked cigars--had one bite, couldn't eat the rest. There are several Thai/Vietnamese/Chinese take out restaurants in the area that serve much better dishes for less cost. I'll stick with those from now on.

Photo of Melissa Barnett Melissa Barnett
Nov 5, 2020 5

This is my local Thai place and it should become your only Thai place. The food is cheap, but favorable. You can order online or via phone. They also offer social distancing dinning in services. I HIGHLY suggest.

Photo of Jessica Cawley Jessica Cawley
Nov 14, 2020 5

My favorite Thai place in the area! The staff are so nice. Their pad thai and curry are both awesome. My boyfriend and I get take out from here all the time.

Photo of Zack Sargent Zack Sargent
Nov 28, 2020 5

This place was amazing. The soup we shared many intricate flavors. The Panang Curry extra spicy (requested) was to die for. We received Thai Teas which were phenomenal. I will absolutely be going back here. Not just for the food but the customer service which was extraordinary.

Photo of Spencer Wise Spencer Wise
Nov 3, 2020 4

Great food for good prices. I love the flavor of their curries. The catfish is good too!

Photo of Melanie Moseley Melanie Moseley
Jan 25, 2021 5

Today, I visited Bua for the first time. Today is also my first time having Thai food. I got takeout; however, I loved the ambiance inside, and can’t wait to dine inside someday. The customer service was amazing, and the food was so delicious. I ordered Pad Keemow (drunken noodles) with no eggs. I cleaned my bowl when I got home. I will definitely be visiting Bua soon and often.

Photo of Tolu “Ijebu Tech” Osinowo Tolu “Ijebu Tech” Osinowo
Feb 6, 2021 5

Nice spot for Thai food. The service was excellent and the food was too. I definitely recommend

Photo of Trish Fritz Trish Fritz
Mar 5, 2021 5

Tried out a new place and love it. Everyone we went with at the table ordered something different and the food was very good and the staff were very friendly. The inside of the restaurant was very clean. Will be going back for sure, definitely recommend.