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Spicy Basil

#1,276 of 18,027 Restaurants in London
#1,316 of 19,547 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: Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 102
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  • 65
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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
Tasty Thai food at an affordable price

There are varieties of dishes in each category; rice, noodle, soup, starters. The dumplings were tasty, so is the tomyum & green curry. The tomyum was spicy and good! The green curry was really creamy and thick, so order this if you're not a fan of creamy food. Atmosphere is good. There's the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kimberly J
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Kajang, Malaysia
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Kajang, Malaysia
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are varieties of dishes in each category; rice, noodle, soup, starters. The dumplings were tasty, so is the tomyum & green curry. The tomyum was spicy and good! The green curry was really creamy and thick, so order this if you're not a fan of creamy food. Atmosphere is good. There's the basement floor of the restaurant; not just... More 

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Thank Kimberly J
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place quite a few times now. Every time I enjoy eating more, now they have extended the restaurant so no queuing outside anymore. You could not go wrong with any dish they serve, I have tried most of their menu and taste is always same. Highly recommended if fancy a Thai food. And they serve Halal! Finding a... More 

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Thank Ahsan J
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to this place since it opened! It's a great place to go if you want Thai food on a budget. I do love Spicy Basil although it has changed over the years... If you go I'd suggest the dumplings to start and then any of the dishes! I personally like the curries and spicier dishes. It doesn't... More 

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Thank Fifi G
London, United Kingdom
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383 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place was packed at 7pm on a Tuesday but turnover was fast. Had the Seafood with chili and basil which is a generous portion and includes rice for a mere £6.50. The same chicken dish is even cheaper at £5.50. Incredible value and fresh tasty food, a Kilburn must

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Thank beverleydave
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far this is the best Thai food take away I have ever had. We have his almost every week and I never say no when this is offered. Friendly staff, wish they had a bigger place but overall I love the food. It's so tasty. Spring rolls, prawn dumpling, green Thai curry and prawn fried rice are our usuals,... More 

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Thank Salma M
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant, what you see is what you get. Simple place serving simply delicious thai food. Everything is fresh and made to order and most of all - well priced! I hope this place never changes, for £15 you can get a great meal for two. The best thing in Kilburn.

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Thank The_Georges07
Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants to go to in London for three reasons. 1. The food is very simple such as (meat) cooked in basil garlic/green curry etc. So many to choose from. Taste wise is really good and the best I have tasted is their Beef Chilli Basil with rice. 2. The price. For £5, the portion is quite... More 

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Thank RMZK11
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My favorite Thai restaurant. Go there at least once every month. Small restaurant. Service is improving lately. The food is cheap yet so so good. Highly recommend.

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Slough
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I've read some of the good and bad reviews on this place. Our experience here was really good. We came on the 27th December and it was reasonably busy but not so much we had to wait for a table. I can believe when it gets really busy here that might affect the service. Yes, the interior is more like... More 

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Thank Reviewed101
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Really tasty food, not the best but freshly cooked, served quickly and at a really good price. Great value.

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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: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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