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Basil Thai Cooking

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411 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3731
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Small tidy restaurant in strip center

We stopped in after checking into a nearby hotel. A good lunch for $7. Chicken with basil, rice, salad and two wonton's for the price. We enjoyed the flavors. We were there about mid lunch and got a table right away. There's perhaps 8 tables.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Richard B
Illinois US
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Seattle, Washington
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155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Came in for an early 11 am lunch. Only one other customer. Ordered "Chicken with basil" lunch special. Rice was dried out and getting firm and almost hard. Chicken was overcooked and relatively tough. Lots of veggies (zucchini, yellow bell peppers and carrots). Basil flavor was modest. Typical iceberg salad. Deep fried wonton skin with a dab of yellow squash(?)... More 

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Illinois US
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stopped in after checking into a nearby hotel. A good lunch for $7. Chicken with basil, rice, salad and two wonton's for the price. We enjoyed the flavors. We were there about mid lunch and got a table right away. There's perhaps 8 tables.

1 Thank Richard B
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Pad See Ew was too greasy for me but the Curry was pretty good. They will make the dishes as spicy as you would like (a plus for me!). The service was good.

Thank orcaandbeluga
Newark, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When I am in the Pasadena/Arcadia Area I always make it a point to stop by Basil Thai Cooking Restaurant on Huntington Dr in Arcadia. The food is simply amazing and they will cook to how spicy you would like it I.E. spicy, medium spicy and ect. My favorite to order is the Pad Kee Mao which is a dish... More 

Thank FresnoP
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

...not sure about the cooking part since the new owner claims to have previous restaurant in Thai town! Hollywood and the Thai foods are better at Hollywood Thai Boat style nearby, so stiff competition to be had! Read review on yelp before giving it a go for take out foods,fyi Fast cooking tho by this small family owned Thai Cheers!

Thank jbtujuh
Waterloo, Canada
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403 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Had the Pad Thai... everything on the menu is very reasonably priced. The food was good, but nothing really stood out. I've had better Thai. Service was friendly and competent. Strange interior design.

Thank bensagle
Arcadia, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I've enjoyed this place so much I make it a point to visit every time I am in the area. Family-run, they really make you feel at home. The decor is "industrial" but very cozy, and they're within walking distance of many of the Arcadia hotels. The food is excellent - I try something new every time and I've never... More 

Thank Larry R
new jersey
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251 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

A small place but very busy so everyone must like their food. I ordered a Tofu salad and a chicken dish with peanut sauce. It was really good but my salad was kind of different it had a poached egg in it and when I put the fork in it the egg exploded. The dressing was a delicious peanut sauce... More 

Thank Bridgetpianos
Plainfield, Illinois
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is very spicy and the tastes are outstanding. Some of the best around. Seafood is very fresh.

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Panama City, Panama
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you like Thai Food, this is a good place to spice up your taste buds. Parking is a little difficult at the front. Try the parking lot in the rear. Food is great and so is the nice atmosphere.

Thank Phineas88

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: 626-447-8845

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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