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Spicy Basil

#1,737 of 18,352 Restaurants in London
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165 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7HY, England
020 7328 6646
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious Food!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
palangfat j
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Abuja, Nigeria
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Abuja, Nigeria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

i was there numerous of times for last few years, and i have to say that food is still very good but i`m suprised that they still didn`t extend this place-is to small compare to amount of people...there is always a lot of customers and mostly u have to wait for table or even take away. but if u want... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

"I DON@T ADVISE THIS PLACE TO ANY ONE specially if you are going with your family and friends". Delicious food but "Terrible Service". The waiters aren't well mannered and they don't have decency how to serve customers. "Last Service" My wife and I were in restaurant normally you expect your food to come at the same time but last night... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food is just amazing, I consider this place the top 5 in London. The problem is the premises are too small and they try to squeeze all these hungry people that won't leave because they know this is the best place to eat Thai food in London.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

So I gave this place a second chance, a huge lack in staff as the place was very packed. When me and a fellow friend took our seats, it was like we were invisible no staff aporached us for service. I had to get up for a menu, after we had ordered food, it had taken 45 mins to come...... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this place last week. Service was awful, the waiters were all disinterested, one gave us our dish and didn't even know what it was, he was looking so into it, i thought he was going to tip it over at one point. I had a very bad tummy after eating there, i had beef by the way. Food is... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is one of my favourite 'cheap eats' places in London. Spicy Basil is packed virtually all the time, and for good reason. You can eat fresh, spicy, delicious Thai food for around a fiver. Don't expect any frills - you may be placed next to strangers and the service can be brusque - but this is part of the... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?