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Rosentalstrasse 40, Basel 4058, Switzerland
61 681 40 04
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner for 5

We had dinner in this restaurant after a workshop. The food was delicious. No much people during week-days but will be busy for sure during exhibitions. The restaurant is busy during lunchtime due to many business guests.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Fae_55
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Basel, Switzerland
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Basel, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had dinner in this restaurant after a workshop. The food was delicious. No much people during week-days but will be busy for sure during exhibitions. The restaurant is busy during lunchtime due to many business guests.

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Munich, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant for lunch. We had hoped for a simple, fresh and flavourful meal. Instead we got fairly salty dishes that lacked subtlety. Less soy sauce, better seasoning and a bit of salad would have been great. The chef needs to make better use of the herbs and spices that define Thai cuisine. Service could have been... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

So close to Baselworld,, walking distance. Not even a 1 km walk!! Perfect restaurant to eat, if you are visiting Baselworld for the show. A lot of vegetarian delicacies available to enjoy.. Superb food.. Though be aware of the spicy food.. It can get too spicy!!

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Gland, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located about 200m past the Messeplatz (conference center) is a hidden gem of a Malay / Thai restaurant. The choice of food is good with some great house specials and unusual dishes. It is not expensive and the quality and flavours are excellent! Don't be put off if you're the only one in the restaurant! It may lack a little... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to find flavorful food in Basel but malai Thai does a good job. The pad Thai was very tasty and to be recommended. Lunch prices are around 20chf and include soup or spring roll.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I took 2 colleagues who had never tried Thai food before and they loved it. Great service, great food. Relaxed atmosphere. And very good value. I will definitely visit again when I'm in Basel.

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Went here with a colleague whilst in Basel for work. It was a Wednesday evening and to be fair the place was very quiet. I ordered a soup and main - both were very tasty but I'm fairly sure that the main should have included tofu which it didn't. After finishing we were going to have a last drink before... More 

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Basel
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

One of my favorite places for lunch! Excellent thai food, friendly service and fair price! Try the red curry and have a thai ice tea! It can be quite packed, so you might need a reservation.

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Miami, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night, the place was a little deserted even at 8pm, only 4 tables filled. Its a shame, because the food is well cooked, fresh and balanced. The beef penang curry was especially good, as were the satay starters. Definitely worth visiting, in a city which lacks good South East Asian food, it would be a shame... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were well looked after at this lovely restaurant. Good food, great service. I will be definately visiting again before the end of my stay in Basel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rosentalstrasse 40, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: 61 681 40 04
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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