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Spicy Basil

#2,035 of 18,269 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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165 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7HY, England
020 7328 6646
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bargain Thai- now has extra space!

This restaurant might not be a looker but it is always packed to the gills and at lunchtime seat are hard to find. What is great is that they have just opened up the basement so now there is even more room. Most dishes are £5.50 (better when it was £5 a few months ago) and they are all uniformly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Timothy Y
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I usually would go here for dinner whenever i had no time to cook. It was always tasty and fresh. I found a new dish I had liked called the green prawn curry. I had it last week but it was not the same. The prawns has a bad smell and a weird texture. My dish took longer than usual... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Quick and easy take away,yummy,always fresh and in my case not heavily spiced,great value for money in this local gem

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant might not be a looker but it is always packed to the gills and at lunchtime seat are hard to find. What is great is that they have just opened up the basement so now there is even more room. Most dishes are £5.50 (better when it was £5 a few months ago) and they are all uniformly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Always a busy restaurant yet manage to serve the best Thai food. Gets five stars purely for deliciousness to dollar ratio. Fresh tasty Thai food for £5.50, tried the veggie pad thai and green curry, both excellent and full of flavour. We went a bit later in the night so found a table easily, and the service was friendly and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tasty Thai food at a very good price (less than £6 per dish). Service is good. The only disadvantage I find is that the place is very small and you almost share table with other dinners but it's worth it to enjoy the food! Very recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Too good to be true ! A great place to go and eat, easy to get a lazy takeaway too. Don't expect any great service but worth it for the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I cant give a more raving review for this restaurant!! The food is excelente!! every bite! The restaurant is not hard to locate on the Kilburn High street. the service is also excellent , we had to wait to be seated at a table but it didnt take long. The waiters were polite and helpful in assisting us select from... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a superb Thai curry for lunch. Quick service, large portion, good quality, well cooked and amazing value. Tiny, packed and noisy but who cares!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I decided to eat here after good reviews from friends. We've been three times and the venue is always packed. Service is slow but food is worth it. So tasty and very reasonable too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

After work once a while I drive to Kilburn to go here for a take away for some flat noodles with beef! It's a big portion which is worth the money. I've tried the Thai green curry and chicken satays's before which are okay but not the best (the best I've had are from Melur in Edgware Road). Atmosphere is... 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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