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5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
+1 206-524-4332
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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166 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a vegan however I was dining with a cousin who is so considering myself an omnivore, I decided it was easier to meet her dining needs than mine. Very diverse Thai vegan menu. We shared Tom Yum soup and spring rolls. She had pumpkin curry which she loved. I had drunken mushrooms. Everything was fresh. Quantities are... More 

Thank MJ2E
Buda, Texas
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503 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

had a birthday dinner here. Real good food, nice friendly staff, great service. It is a Thai vegan restaurant. Eggplant dishes, cashew tofu, sweet and sour tofu and noodles are actually very well made. Alsi, they brought out ice cream for the person in our party who was having a birthday. A very nice touch.

Thank daddymo2
Olympia, Washington
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The buffet has a wide selection from which to choose - soup, salads, wheat or stir fried rice, egg rolls, mango curry, but my favorites were the two rice noodle dishes. The bill of fare is the closest thing to heavenly dining, in my opinion. Very reasonably priced so that you can go often. A vegan restaurant that my meat-eating... More 

Thank Jane S
Seattle, Washington
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338 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Slightly hidden in the northern part of the University district, this place specializes in vegan Thai cuisine - a specialty that they've been known for almost 20 years. Everything was delicious - we had the tom yum soup, spring rolls (both fresh and fried) as well as some of their noodle dishes. Very flavorful with great service.

Thank loveDCA
New Delhi, India
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433 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The building is charming. in a nice location off the street. The food was good, though my friends liked it better than I did. In fact, they all raved about how good it was. They took the bui\ffet, while I ordered Thai pineapple rice. It was good, but not the best I've had.

Thank Peregrineri
Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I recently visited Araya's Place for a birthday celebration. I'd been away for a while because last time I visited, it was located on 45th near the Neptune. The new digs still have the golden decor, naturally bright and inviting. There were four of us and we ordered for family-style eating. The Pineapple Curry and the Tom Yum Fried Rice... More 

Thank Jaji14
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Food was so good here that I wrote the chef a thank you letter on the back of my receipt! You have to try it if you are in Seattle.

Thank LisaW2012
Royal Oak, Michigan
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Located tucked back off the street in the former Rovers Restaurant this place does a good job with Thai veggie and vegan dishes. They deliver a lot of food so the place is busy with that all night. Creative, but not particularly tasty,

Thank Nardiesally
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

We tried dinner and it was great, but the real highlight was the buffet! The spice level on everything was low, so if you're worried the buffet will be spicy, you can be assured it's mild. You can ask for the spicy condiment kit if you prefer to kick it up a notch - there's a peppery powder, a chili... More 

Thank superexcellent
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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161 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

People who love Thai food will love this place and people who were not Thai fans will become for sure. Thai Ice tea is superb and something different to try. And also the fried rice were very good.

Thank Yesha24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5240 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105-3537
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-524-4332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?