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Thai Basil

210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
831-479-8985
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Ranked #21 of 91 restaurants in Capitola
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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English first
Fresno, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very small place - not fancy. I had the Pad Thai with Chicken - it was excellent. The service was very good and very friendly. Highly recommended when in the Capitola area.

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Capitola, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've been to Thai Basil 3 times now, and each time it has been very good. It's been awhile since I've been there, so I'm afraid my memory on exactly what I had each time. The decor is tasteful and the ambiance feels like Thailand. It's a nice place to go with your sweetheart, friends, or family. There are a... More

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Capitola, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is awful. Absolutely awful. I just had one of the worst food-related experiences here. I ordered 2 pad thai for pickup at 5pm, and was told twice that it would be ready in 25 minutes. I got hung up on my way so arrived about 40 minutes later, at 5:40. They told me they hadn't started cooking it... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Read the reviews, so felt very comfortable about having lunch with my family at Thai basil. The place is small with about 10 tables inside and 2 large outside tables. The decoration is warm and welcoming, with 2 beautiful aquariums inside. The waitress was very nice and provided great recommendations. My husband had the green curry chicken and I had... More

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Tripadvisor was really on the money with this dynamite little restaurant. We came at an off time so we had a table. Mom and I had the daily soup and a couple of curry dishes. What a surprise! I love their sauces. I'll tell you how good they are. If they were down the street from my house I would... More

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Capitola, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Don't expect a fancy restaurant here, but the food is excellent and the service good. It's a tiny restaurant that does a lot of takeaway so you may not find it easy to get a table. Formica table tops, no table cloths! Prices are very reasonable. If you like Thai food this a good place to go in Capitola.

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Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Thai Basil is a small restaurant in Capitola village, serving excellent quality Thai food. We've eaten there several times, and been happy each time. Great peanut sauce and fine curries, with vegetables cooked to perfection. We highly recommend a visit. There are few tables available, but we've rarely had to wait, and occasionally did take-out. It might be worth calling... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

You walk intO a tiny restaraunt and the first thing you notice us an enormous saltwater fishtank. It's absolutely intriguing, and fun to watch while you wait/eat. It includes anemone, coral, a seahorse, clownfish, sea cucumber, etc. Very pretty. The service was prOmpt, and the waitress was nice and attentive. It is a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, especially after a long... More

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Akron, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

This place may not look like much, but the food is to die for, the service is attentive, albeit a little slower, and the value is great. My table had Thai basil (out of this world), green curry (super delicious), and spicy noodles (yum). Would highly recommend.

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California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

What a disappointment. On a spice scale of 1 to 5 I opted for a 4. I like Thai food VERY spicy and I had not been here before so I thought I'd play it safe. This was not spicy AT ALL. My nose didn't even run :-( The shrimp, although there were many of them, were overcooked in the... More

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