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Reviewed March 16, 2022

If you're looking for generous portions, love Thai food and don't want to spend a fortune, then this is the place. It's located in the middle of "Student Ville" and although the venue isn't a place for romantic getaways or special occasions, the food is...really good!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed June 13, 2020

We visited in late May, as things were just starting to re-open post-COVID. Parking was on-street in the surrounding neighborhoods. Their may have been pay-parking also? We just walked the ~ 2 blocks to the restaurant. You enter a food-court / food-hall configuration from the...main street, and descend some stairs to where the restaurants are located. It appeared that they normally did some level of dine-in (collectively), but that appeared closed now (I don't know what they would have done if we just sat down and started eating...?). There were around 5 - 6 counter-service restaurants down in this area, and 2 - 3 of them were closed at the time. Thai Avenue was staffed by one (brave) lady who cooked, answered the phone, took walk-up orders, etc. She seemed to be keeping pace with things, though the cooking process took a bit of time. I'd guess it is quicker under 'normal' circumstances, though. We placed our order and waited. Eventually, everything was cooked and ready. I tried to leave a generous tip based on her obvious workload. We thought we might have to walk quite a ways to a local park to eat, but the cook-lady noted that they had a patio-thing as you entered (I didn't notice it at first). It was basically a separated area with 3 picnic tables. Plus around noontime, it was in the shade! we gladly just ate there. The only downside to the patio was some local hustler who chatted up some frat boys who'd taken over the adjoining table. He spent most of his efforts on them while we ate, but eventually asked us how things were going (just as we finished). I don't know if he frequents the area, but if you eat there be prepared to fend him off or buy his exotic beers or whatever... In all, I liked this place and would return for the food, though I'd prefer to eat in the food hall, if possible.More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The food here is always excellent with generous portions. Altho the atmosphere is zilch, it still is a great place!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed November 30, 2017

This is the best pad thai in Boulder. Noodle texture and flavor is perfect. Drunken noodles also excellent. Try as I might, I cannot bring myself to try anything else on the menu because I just see the sizzling woks and one of those words...just comes out of my mouth.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The food here is really amazing. The street noodles, panang curry, and pad thai are my favorite. The only issue is they are only really open for lunch most days. Always worth the trip!

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 24, 2017

The food is delish but you know that when there is a line of people in a food court and they are ALL waiting to order here. Family owned and run. Great eats on the hill.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed August 31, 2016

This hidden gem is located in a food court up on the hill, so they have slightly different hours than other places, as they sync up with the school year. Hands down, this is my favorite Thai restaurant. Large portions, cheaper prices than anywhere else...I've been, and super friendly staff. You need to go!More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I was prepared to really like this family run Thai restaurant in the food court on the Hill. I have not lived in Thailand, but have traveled there often, and I do not,agree with the other reviewers. This food did not taste like Bangkok street...food to me, and that is what I usually eat in Thailand. And it wasn't especially cheap. The tom yum gai, did not have a full broth taste and it seemed to substitute the subtle Thai spicing of this soup with a hand too heavy with the fish sauce. Also the Basil Fried Rice was bland, and not interesting. Too bad for me, as I would really like a good Thai restaurant, which I have not found in the Boulder area so far.More

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a great cheap lunch spot. All the food is made fresh by the family that owns the restaurant. This is probably the only business that has been in this food court continuously for more than three or four years - they've been here...at least ten, maybe more. The service is fast and friendly. You can tell by the number of Asians that go here for lunch from CU that it is authentic and good. I really like the drunken noodles and the pad thai.More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to Thai avenue for years! It's so delicious, affordable and welcoming with a friendly hello from the owner and cook Kim. Highly recommend the pad prik sod or curries but everything is super yummy. Not recommended for a romantic destination, as it's...cafeteria style but for cheap, healthy great food this place is the best!!!More

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Thai Avenue Boulder is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5