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Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO

300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
+1 970-925-2527
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“pad thai” (17 reviews)
“larb” (3 reviews)
“papaya salad” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

I've been to many Thai restaurants, but few have such a dramatic difference in the quality of the food depending upon what you order. The larb, pad Thai, som tum (papaya salad) are very good. The green curry, the pad kra paow, and pad see...More

Thank AmanJunkieBoston
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Although we're glad to hear that you found your favorite meals with us, we're sorry to hear it took you a while to find the dishes that you most enjoy. Our all Thai chef team takes a lot of pride in the food we prepare,...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

There's not much of a selection of Thai food in Aspen. Bangkok Happy Bowl seemed the best of the lot (based on the reviews). We found the food to be bland - not flavorful or spicy (hot). They did have a varied selection on the...More

Thank CorpSpy
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Although we're glad to hear you were a fan of our menu selection, we're sorry to hear you were less impressed with our food. We always want you to leave feeling full and satisfied with your meal, and we hope you'll give us another shot...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Happy Bowl and it was as delicious as our visit last year. We are gluten free and they have a very nice selection of gluten free meals. We have tried a variety of the curries and the pad...More

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Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

We're so glad to hear you had such great experiences with us! Thank you for sharing the love for our nice selection of gluten-free dishes. It really means a lot to hear you had a delicious meal with fast, friendly service, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great Thai food the Pad Thai was the best I have ever had including Thailand .Great price especially for Aspen ,great service ,lovely spot

Thank Peter R
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Peter, thanks for the kind words for our great Thai dishes and our great service. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then, The Staff at Bangkok Happy Bowl

Reviewed 11 March 2017

We walked from our hotel, The Gant and it was worth the walk in the cold snow conditions. Very friendly staff, tasty food & well priced. Vegetables were perfectly cooked - nice & crunchy. We were very full, but kept eating to try & finish...More

Thank Sue T
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Sue, we're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful visit with us. Thank you for sharing the love for our friendly staff, tasty food, and great prices. It really means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meals, and we hope to have...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a great place to get fresh thai food for lunch after a morning of skiing. The atmosphere is simple but the food is always delicious and fresh. The portions are ample so we always share a dish. Great tucked away place!

Thank Laurie D
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

It's great to know that our commitment to serving incredibly fresh, authentic Thai food is shining through, Laurie! Thanks so much for having lunch with us, and we hope to see you again whenever you're in the area. Best, The Staff at Bangkok Happy Bowl

Reviewed 28 February 2017

There are plenty of good restaurants in Aspen and most are priced beyond normality...Bangkok Happy Bowl may not be fancy but the food was delicious, the service friendly and accommodating and I didn't go into debt. If you like thai it is a must try...More

Thank kalasko
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Kalasko, we're so glad to hear you enjoyed a delicious meal with us and enjoyed our staff and prices, as well! It really means a lot to hear you had a great visit, and we hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until then,...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A good place to eat if you're on a budget. I asked them to cook my food spicy as I'm accustomed to doing so with Thai restaurants in California and the waitress said yes. When my food came out, she said that she will bring...More

Thank Marques A
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Marques, although we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit for the most part, we're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the preparation of your dish. This sounds like a miscommunication -- we have different levels of spiciness, but many times our customers...More

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We've eaten a lot of Thai food, and even when it's not great, it's usually still pretty enjoyable. Several of the dishes here were exceptions to that rule. The Pad Thai my son ordered was almost tasteless, and my Thom Kha Gai soup was edible,...More

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Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Ashley, we're very sorry to hear you were disappointed in several of your dishes with us. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare from fresh ingredients and cooked with care, but we're sorry if that didn't shine through in your Thom...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice quality ingredients prepared in a surprisingly clueless fashion. The pictures on their menu also don't reflect their food in any capacity.More

Thank ChrisColo
Kirk C, Owner at Bangkok Happy Bowl Thai Bistro and Bar - Aspen, CO, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Hey there, Chris -- although we're glad you appreciate or fresh, quality ingredients, we're sorry if our dishes were not quite what you expected based on our menu. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare here, and although our food may...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Puppy Smith St, Suite 202, Aspen, CO 81611-1455
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-2527
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Description
Located next to Clark's Market in Aspen, Bangkok Happy Bowl has quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. The authentic thai bistro offers several original and award winning signature recipes by Chef Paula Rungsawang Coult. For the past two decades, Paula has earned international acclaim for her Thai recipes in Australia, and came to the U.S. in the early 2000's with partner Kirk Coult. The couple has opened several successful restaurants in California and Colorado, including the Wild Bangkok Bar, which won the Top of the Town award in 2012 for best Thai restaurant in Denver. Kirk and Paula have been regular visitors to the Aspen community for years and saw a need for an unassuming, come-as-you-are, Thai bistro that could offer a quaint setting for dine in and convenient access for take-out service. Their challenge was finding the ideal location. However, as soon as they heard about the space next to Clark's, Bangkok Happy Bowl found its home. The menu at Bangkok Happy Bowl changes seasonally, with winter dishes like Pumpkin Curry and Lamb, or the more classic fare of Pad Thai with your choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu is also available. Each of Paula's recipes offers you a choice of mild, spicy or the traditional Thai way (what Paula fondly calls Paula hot). Bangkok Happy Bowl offers a full bar, dine-in, take-out and delivery in the Aspen core and Snowmass village for larger orders. Parking is free.
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