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2431 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831-3603
714-738-0888
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Deal

Thai Basil is located near Cal State Fullerton in the Smart & Final Shopping Center. It has been there for many years but I had never been there. A friend took me for lunch. We got a table right away but the restaurant was filling up fast at 11:30 a.m. on a week day. A good sign. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
MaryLouise H
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Fullerton, California
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Fullerton, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Thai Basil is located near Cal State Fullerton in the Smart & Final Shopping Center. It has been there for many years but I had never been there. A friend took me for lunch. We got a table right away but the restaurant was filling up fast at 11:30 a.m. on a week day. A good sign. There is a... More 

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Mountain View, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We chose this unassuming Thai restaurant because the location was convenient, but after the wonderful meal we know we will be back. The Red Curry catfish was spot on, the Win Ton soup was complex and lovely, the chicken satay and eggplant were very good, and the brown rice and pad Thai were expertly prepared.

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Fullerton, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Honestly, think its the best Thai food in Fullerton and surrounding areas!! Satay to the Tum Yong Gung soup, then the Panang and noodle dishes are very good! The service is decent, but usually pretty busy so may take some time... I really like the sauces and spices here, get an eight on the scale and its so good!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Liked their mixed fried rice, one has got to try this dish...hofan satay bbq and the list goes on and on...

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Fullerton, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just when I needed comfort food, I remembered Thai Basil and their great-value, delicious-tasting fare. Quick, fresh, healthy, well-prepared and generous portions. Highly recommended!

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Anaheim, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is near my office but never had the occasion to go in. My brother had tried it and asked me if I wanted to go to lunch there, which I did. I have now been back 4 times. Great authentic Thai food. They have lunch special menu with lower prices and small portions, but perfect for lunch. They are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Have been coming here for a while now. Wife and I love their food and is not too expensive. Unfortunately, sometimes the wait can be up to 15 minutes to get seated. However, we highly recommend this restaurant.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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271 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My husband and I found this restaurant when looking for a place to eat near our hotel. It was very crowded on the Sunday evening we stopped in, so we thought we found a good spot. No one asked to help us/seat us as we stood inside the restaurant. We opted for take-out, so I approached the counter and placed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Found this restaurant online while in CA on vacation. Interior is nicely decorated with basic Asian accents. We started with summer rolls, which were very good. The best dish we had was the pad see ew with Chicken. We could have eaten two more plates of that! My husband had the red curry chicken which contain a sprig of seasoning... More 

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Fullerton, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

It's no secret anymore. Everyone knows about the authentic Thai food and rich flavors. When it gets busy, the service is so-so, but it is totally worth the wait. Things that are not to be missed: Tom Kah Gai soup, spring rolls, deep fried trout with mango salad (I know. Get over it. It's great.) It is a crowd-pleaser whether... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2431 E Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92831-3603
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fullerton
  • Phone Number: 714-738-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?