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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

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1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
510-527-8611
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Thai Restaurant

First time here, went for lunch. Super friendly staff. Sat at a little table in the courtyard. We had the pan fried dumplings first, they were fantastic. I had the minced chicken with basil entrée-Delicious!! However, it was so spicey. I asked for medium spice, next time light spice. But it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
matts2869
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Kensington, California
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Kensington, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First time here, went for lunch. Super friendly staff. Sat at a little table in the courtyard. We had the pan fried dumplings first, they were fantastic. I had the minced chicken with basil entrée-Delicious!! However, it was so spicey. I asked for medium spice, next time light spice. But it was awesome. Oh and lunch comes with a cup... More 

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Rocklin, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

All of the dishes we ordered were fantastic !!! Really delicious and just the right amount of seasoning - not too hot as Thai Food is sometimes. Wonderful Thai Fried Rice and the Pad Thai with Chicken was the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this "little jewel" to anyone who appreciates and enjoys exploring new "adventures in... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Bad customer service, the restaurant looks really nice when you get in but that is where the good feeling end. The service lady was rude and very bad service. The food was plane without much flavor, the food was served with very bad presentation. It seemed that the restaurant is under staffed without any passion for food. Over priced for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I enjoyed their happy hour appetizers at $5 along with drinks. The corn cakes with cucumber relish were delicious.

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Paridise
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The beef was almost raw, and the amount vegetables (green beans and eggplant) was just ridiculous. We also ordered a dish with suck, the same low quality ingredients. The soup was tasteless and I would say this was my worst Thai ever.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was the best Thai restaurant in which we've eaten. The food was delicious, the service fine, and the prices quite reasonable. We ordered 5 different meals to share. All agreed that everything was superb.

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We usually get Tom-Yum soup and standard pad thai dish. Their dishes with eggplant are great as well. I would recommend avoiding deep fried calamari appetizer.

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Los Angeles, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This quaint restaurant is located on East Solano in Albany, just north of Berkeley. We got there right at 5, to find they offer happy hour appetizers at $5 each. We took advantage of this great offer and probably ordered too much food for just two. Satay, dumplings, and shrimp rolls were a delectable treat, especially given the price. Short... More 

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Fairfield, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our daughter and we've had lunch here three times. Love the food, good selection with reasaonable prices. Lunch service is fast, not overly friendly, but the food makes up for it. Only wished we lived closer so we could visit more often. Only street parking, so be sure to have change for the meter ($1.50... More 

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Berkeley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

I love the ground chicken dish--and the atmosphere is great for a date.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-527-8611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?