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Spicy Basil

165 Kilburn Hight road, London nw6 7hy, England
020 7328 6646
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Ranked #1,709 of 17,141 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spicy Basil is always busy!! That's got to be a good sign in a small restaurant. I had the very tasty green chicken curry and veg spring rolls. Main meal was so quick it arrived before the starter did. All their main meals are £5 or £5.50 and starters are £3.50 or less. The meals are delicious and portion sizes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Spicy Basil is ALWAYS busy and quite rightly so. The food is great, the service polite, plates of steaming goodness appear at lightening quick speed and cheap - did I mention cheap? This is my local so I am of course biased - but it truly is worth the mish over to Kilburn High Street to experience for yourself. Mains... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Has to be the beat thai takeaway in london, I have ate at a lot of places but this had to be the best takeaway thai in london, food is amazing, fresh, very good value for money, only downside is it's very busy so order 20 minutes before.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food , very fast service , little bit oily . Reasonable prices . Love the spicy tom yum soup. Small eat in . Take out is option unless u squeeze with others .

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Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I generally don't bother with writing reviews but really loved this place and felt compelled to tell everyone about it! I went with my husband, two children and sister for dinner. They were very accommodating with the fact I had kids and cleared the table for me very quickly and had a very friendly conversation whilst waiting. The queue for... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Absolutely love this place. Great food and cheap. Very very tasty. The curries, noodle dishes and starters are the best Thai food I have ever eaten. Very busy place and more like a canteen, eat fast and get out. So good but you might share a table. Very worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

amazing! Was soo tasty and soo cheap. really filling. had a yummy experience. and who cares you have to share a table? thats what u get for cheap yummy food :) I will definatley be a regular customer!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My wife and I recently eat at this restaurant. The hot and spicy chicken soup and pork dumplings were good as were the spicy prawn crackers. Unfortunately, all the main courses were too sweet and had no spice or heat despite us specifically asking if the dishes were spicy. The staff were helpful and friendly but the food is not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

With a packed dining area and a queue outside the door, you know the food will be good! In the middle of Kilburn high road, Spicy Basil is one of the best Thai restaurants around and is so cheap! For only £5 you get a huge main which smells and tastes amazing. By far this is my favourite takeaway spot.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great little Thai spot for affordable and simple tasty dishes. It is always busy and for such a small place , it has become one of Kilburn's favourite small spots to dine, especially as we do not have any other Thai restaurants in the local area. It is pretty much always hustle and bustle in there but I can't complain... More

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