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210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
831-479-8985
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good.....a tiny bit overpriced

I live and work near Thai Basil so I visit a lot. They have a great Pineapple Mojito. (They soak the pineapples in liquor for days and my goodness.....they're good.) I'm also a big fan of the Basil Rolls. They're very light and there's a good portion of shrimp. I've had several dinner dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Shanae V
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Turlock, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I tried this place out for the first time and liked it. Small place and the food was good. The service was pleasant and my overall experience was good. I would go to this place and try something different.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was in Capitola for 8days in late March 2015 and walked by this place every day during our visit. Never once was this place ever open during any hours they were supposed to be. No sign on whether they were remodeling or anything. No answer to their phone. Small fountain outside was still running, and once saw people inside moving... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I live and work near Thai Basil so I visit a lot. They have a great Pineapple Mojito. (They soak the pineapples in liquor for days and my goodness.....they're good.) I'm also a big fan of the Basil Rolls. They're very light and there's a good portion of shrimp. I've had several dinner dishes there...the coconut soup is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! It's... More 

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our go-to Thai Restaurant in Capitola. It’s tucked away, towards the back end of the Capitola Village. Hubby and I took a trip to Thailand last year and did a short cooking course. Since then we’ve been on the hunt for the authentic Thai flavor profile and not the “watered down” dishes that are often seen in most Thai restaurants... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I took my mother here for her birthday dinner. I decided on this place because I found online reviews that all said this place had the best Thai Iced Tea. When we arrived, we were shocked at how TINY the dinning room was. The chairs and tables were very cheap and uncomfortable. I had a baby with me i a... More 

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Fresno, California
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Address: 210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
Phone Number: 831-479-8985
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
Cuisine: Thai

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  • Address: 210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 831-479-8985

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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