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Spicy Basil

#2,036 of 17,533 Restaurants in London
#2,188 of 18,458 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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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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
buzzing local thai spot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The best thai, I've ever had differently advise people to check it out wow. There food is out of this world it on Kilburn high street

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

This seeming ordinary cafe on an up and coming high road of North London surprises from the start, as you walk through the doors it has a great authentic feel, the menu simple but satisfying. I ordered the pad tai which didn't disappoint the flavours were superb, portion size substantial and all for just £5.50. Will be back and recommend... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I ordered from home and when it arrived it was a completely different thing. I called them to tell them and they told me they wouldn't deliver the right thing instead as it would take too long apparently. So they told me they would put a note next to my address and next time I would be entitled to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fresh ingredients, meals cooked in front of you in massive woks. You can get your food tailored exactly how you like it. Fair prices. Generally friendly staff. Get there early to get a table but tastes great as a takeaway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Good Food, Low Prices = Great Stuff! . Being my local thai food place; it is ideal, tasty food for a decent price, may take them while to get ready but worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Arrived around 6.30pm on a weekday - the seating area on the ground floor was already pretty full, but there were still available seats in the basement area. Plenty of choice for meat eaters and vegetarians, big portions and low prices. I chose the chicken pad thai - there were plenty of chunky chicken pieces included. Lots of flavour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Absolutely love it! Cheap and tasty. Good quality, n Oodles, curried and dumplings to die for. Always very busy. More of a canteen but brill all the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Not a trip to London is complete without a visit to Spicy Basil to try their Prawn Crackers and Thai red Curry! My mouth waters every time I think of it. Can't wait to go back.

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

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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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