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Buddha Thai Bistro

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301 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4798 (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
+1 904-372-9149
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We both like Thai food. Ever since we discovered Buddha, we have been coming here at least once a week. First of all, they have excellent fried egg rolls - and trust me, we have had egg rolls at many places, including China and Taiwan. Their main dishes are always good and consistent in flavor. We get what we expect... More 

Thank Roberto32225
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food is delicious. they accommodate for gluten and shellfish allergies and its great! Just one note to management: Please please please get new carpeting. I know you try to keep the tables clean and other things, but, the soiled carpet just detracts from the delicious food. Also, some of the chairs are soiled. Please resolve these issues. Thank you.

Thank consumeradvocateUsa
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This restaurant has a good lunch menu. Choose your dish and then choose the meat or seafood you want included. My husband had the Drunk Noodles with pork. I had the Garlic Pepper with pork. Yummy. The Thai Iced Tea is like a wonderful dessert. If you are in Jacksonville Beach at lunch time, don't miss Buddha Thai Bistro.

Thank Deborah S
Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ate here yesterday; restaurant not very crowded; service very slow; no one tending bar and one server said he did not know how to pour a beer. Food was just average. People came in and were not served so they left. Not sure what has happened here but it will be a long time before I return!

Thank socialobserver
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Me & My Husband Went For The First Time I Had The Ribs And He Had Pad Thai. Ribs Was Just OK, Pad Thai Was Good. I'd Give It Another Try.

Thank SpecialK7
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A dining experience of nearly 90 unpleasant minutes. 20+ minutes waiting for first appetizer, then another 5-10 waiting for soup. Full hour's wait for entrees - to include watching the three tables who arrived after us receive their meals before us. Was the wait worth it? Only if you consider small portions and bland, uninspired flavors a bonus. All this,... More 

Thank ChuckSDA7
Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Better than average Thai food in a comfortable setting.The wait staff was pleasant, but a little slow considering the number of people that were being served.

Thank Druxxx
Fleming Island, Florida
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Went for lunch and ordered fried tofu with peanut satay sauce, very dry and the dipping sauce had a mild flavor. Drunk Man Noodles lacked flavor, best dish was Pra Ram but small amount of shrimp included. Ambiance was okay but a little shabby where we sat, uneven older tables. Looked like there was a nicer side of the restaurant... More 

Thank Eliot60805
Neptune Beach, Florida
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We wanted to take a friend out to a delicious meal and catch up with good conversation. Buddha Thai fits the bill perfectly, and we all spent the day thinking about what we were going to have. The Pra Ram (with eggplant!) is the best, as is the stuffed salmon. I wanted to try something new so I tried the... More 

Thank neptune-mick
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. We had a very pleasant experience. Some other reviews have complained about the wait time and the service. We had a different experience. Had reservation, were promptly seated, were promptly and pleasantly served. For was well prepared and served relatively quickly. Not the best Thai food I have had but adequate. Wine list is limited... More 

Thank Jack H
sookguy, Owner at Buddha Thai Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Jack H I wanted to personally thank you for sharing your positive experience at Buddha Thai Bistro. Our staff works hard to ensure that you enjoy your time here, so it's most rewarding to hear that our restaurant is a great dining choice of your. Please feel free to ask for me if and when you are next coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 10th Ave N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-4798
    (3rd st. & 10th AVE N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-372-9149
Eminent restaurateur Thai-raised, Los Angeles-trained Guy (Mangosteen Thai Cusine, Wild Thai and Star of Siam ), Buddha Thai Bistro is an authentic Thai cuisine that showcases the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India and China. Drawing upon memories of family meals his mother made, culinary experience to bring together the exhilarating tastes of a half-dozen Southeast Asian nations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?