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210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
831-479-8985
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
AUTHENTIC THAI IN CAPITOLA

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
periwinkle2lips
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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