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Spicy Basil

#1,829 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#1,971 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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165 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7HY, England
020 7328 6646
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Top quality Thai food for a bargain price. Always buzzing.

If you want nice Thai food at a budget price this is the place for you. Spicy Basil is a no nonsense restaurant that has the decor of a traditional greasy spoon cafe. Its always very busy, which is testament to the bargain prices and quality food served. Not the sort of place to wine and dine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Every time I travel to London, I stay in Maida vale and this is where I have my dinner every day. The cuisine is mix of all East Asian countries. The food is delicious, the portions are huge. The service is great. This place saves the day for a skinny vegan every single time. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you want nice Thai food at a budget price this is the place for you. Spicy Basil is a no nonsense restaurant that has the decor of a traditional greasy spoon cafe. Its always very busy, which is testament to the bargain prices and quality food served. Not the sort of place to wine and dine your loved one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Food is always fresh and quickly served. Much better than in many other Thai restaurants in London ,two times more expensive. Although the restaurant is quite small and always packed, waiters are looking at your plate how much more you have left so they can have your table,ready for next customers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We live just 10 min by walk from this little restaurant. When i' m too tired to cook its easy to choose "spicy Basil" as alternative. The restaurant is really small but is authentic. I've been several time in Thailand and i have to say that i love this place even because it seems to be there. Only thing: try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Amazing Thai food, good portions, good atmosphere, the price is great, one of our favourites Restaurants in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I've been here a few times and even had food delivered. The food is so tasty and cheap. The food has been consistent I would recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great food and full of flavour at this Thai spot in Kilburn. The only downside is that the crowds are large at the restaurant, but that is testament to the great food that they serve. The Chicken soup in Coconut Sauce is to die for and really tickles the tastebuds, the pad thai noodles were also stunning, and the chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is a must if you love thai food. I wouldn't recommend dining at the restaurant as it more a "canteen" so only eat in if you pass by, but if you really want to enjoy proper Thai food, then go there for take away or order delivery if you live local. Their food is too dye for, from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

So I decided to go here after reading so many positive good reviews. I don't live to far so decided to try it out yesterday. This is more of a little cafe then a restaurant so don't go there expecting a candle lit dinner because it's the complete opposite. It was absolutely packed at 1pm so you may have to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

spicy basil is a thai restaurant that is very popular to kilburn and west hampstead locals. its big menu covers alot of thai tastes, and all of it deicious. pricing is cheap and gives decent meal sizes. the only down fall is it is too popular, and routinely busy (after a couple of visits you get used to their customer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7328 6646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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