Busaba Thai Cafe

4.7
28 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Thai
Welcome to Busaba Thai cafe. Family owned and operated, we take pride in the authenticity of our dishes. We specialize in signature dishes which originate from the farmlands in Northern Thailand, to the floating markets in Central Thailand, to the fishing villages of the South. Our menu is made from scratch, using traditional Thai recipes and ingredients. There are a variety of dishes to choose from for everyone, including meat, vegetarian and gluten-free meals. We want to share our love for this wonderful food with you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 28 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.7
Value
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DanielS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around excellent!

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McRaven
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Busaba Thai continues to please--beautiful restaurant, pleasant ambience and background music, attentive and friendly service, and delicious food with plenty of options for the vegan and gluten-free members of our group. Thank you!

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TimT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, but kitchen was very slow: almost an hour to get starters.

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KennyH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and we loved the cocktails and ambiance. We’ll be back and soon with more friends! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally unexpected hidden gem in the middle of BC interior. Tasty food, generous portions, friendly staff.

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ToddP
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice evening in the patio outside, excellent food!

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Ratso
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Large servings, but vegetables in noodle dish, mostly celery consisted of big chunks. No knife was offered nor could I have used it in the high sided bowl the dish came in. Our waitress was efficient and and on the ball, but the kitchen was very slow producing the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dishes all around. Everyone was so pleased with the food and the service.

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TracyR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent cocktail

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Edward
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very tasty food, good service and pleasant atomosphere.

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Justin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible meal for everyone at the table! Server was beyond kind and attentive! Will be back soon :-)

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TheloniusFunk
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Service was good and the quality of ingredients was decent enough but honestly this was just not authentic Thai food. We tried half a dozen dishes on the menu and were underwhelmed by most of them unfortunately. We had high hopes!

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TerriH
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Read the reviews, thought we should give Busaba a try and were pleasantly surprised by just how delicious and authentic the food was. Three of us at the table and all three meals were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Great service , gorgeous decor. I will definitely eat here again and again.

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PamR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service and the price was not unreasonable, recommended to all

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit and we will definitely be back! The food is excellent and the service is incredible! Absolutely no complaints!

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KathyJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is fresh - mains are generous. Curries and Noodle dishes are delicious. The only misstep was the satay - the chicken was very dry (but it may have been an off day for that item)
Nice aesthetics and attentive service.

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Sapphire40
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great food. I liked that I could make my reservation online.

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Reags
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing cocktails and fantastic appetizer options. The mains we're great too, but those two aspects were standouts!

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Localdude
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Busy Friday night when we went. Server was on the ball all night. Amazing service.
Food was plentiful and fresh. Thanks for a great meal out for the first time in a long time.

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vipKootenayFoodie
Vancouver
143 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We hadn’t visited here in a while and it was a great reminder has to how good a restaurant it is. Service was great, food was very good, it was a great experience overall and we will be returning soon no doubt!

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GrantM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Table was set aside and reserved upon arrival. Drinks were offered immediately including a bottle of wine. Appetizers were excellent. Service was attentive and prompt. Dinner was absolutely fantastic. We had a group of five and everyone was very, very happy. Great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service. Love the new location

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for our annual valentines dinner at busaba and it was (as usual) amazing. Thanks Busaba! Xxx

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James
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have always enjoyed the food, and loved the atmosphere this Valentines Day,
We will be good ongoing customers.

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DClark
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Busaba was wonderful, spicy and authentically Thai 💜

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Ellen
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot. Had the Tom Kha soup and my partner had the Khao Soi. Both were delicious. Good Asian beer selection.

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VickiP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was good, service was great! Love the new location, feels really great!

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NicoleM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Nelson. Pad Grapao is so so yummy!!

FAQs

Busaba Thai Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 352-2185.

Busaba Thai Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.