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Basil Leaf Bistro - CLOSED

404 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN
(812) 330-8978
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Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Feb 5, 2012
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7 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this place for the pho. Considering many of the fantastic restaurants in this part of town we just assumed it would be good. It was not. Before going to this restaurant consider some of the amazing alternatives nearby. This was my experience: I ordered pho with beef. The broth was horribly bland. It... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

I've been there once and plan on going back soon. The people were really nice and the atmosphere was good. It's a small place but the food is quite good. Definitely order some Crab Rangoon while you're there, it's the best that I've ever had. You get a lot of food which is why it's a little pricey. You get... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

Went for lunch a few days ago for the first time. We decided to sit outside because it looked dark and uninviting inside. I thought I ordered fried rice with tofu, but was served a few cubes of raw tofu on the bed of lettuce and a few flices tomatoes and cucumbers by a molded plain steamed rice--something I could... More

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midwestfoodie53
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

I have been going to Basil Leaf since it opened and I can honestly say it has gotten better and better everytime I go in. Overall the food quality is great, the ingredients are fresh (and it can be tasted). I'm a vegetarian and found out all of the restaurants' vegetarian options are made to suit vegans as well. The... More

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LadyOcean
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

Superiority food, nice place, great quality.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

Okay Asian fusion, but something of a disapointment.

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bloomington, in
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

The lunch buffet is very reasonably priced, given that there's quite excellent sushi. The menu seems to change every time I go (every few months or so), which I actually appreciate. The pad see eew (noodles with mushroom) is the best version I've had in town, hands down. The one downside is that I rarely take home any leftovers -... More

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