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All 65 Clive Restaurants

Cool Basil

8801 University Ave Ste 22, Clive, IA 50325
(515) 225-8111
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Ranked #3 of 65 Restaurants in Clive
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I absolutely LOVE the food here, however, every time we dine in the service is awful! Rarely does anyone check on us once our food is delivered, or refill our drinks. Most staff seem to be content just hanging out at the bar talking. It has really detoured us from going back again, so now we are on the quest... More

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DES MOINES
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We saw in the paper so decide to try. I was happy when they said a hour wait and it was only 25 minutes. Our server was very helpful on helping us make choices. It is very large portions though, you could share if u have a appetizer. Will go back again..

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My roommate and I hit this place up this evening. Their crab ragoons are pretty great so we decided to pop in and grab a bite to eat. They told us it would be a 20 minute wait... Ending up being 45 mins, the people waiting before us, and my roommate and I watched as someone who arrived 20 minutes... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We travel coast to coast and this is the best ever Thai. Reasonably priced, large portions (took home as much as I ate), good service and great food!!! What more could you ask for!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to give Cool Basil another try since they moved to a new location and had read some previous positive reviews. It was a Friday night and definitely not super busy when my girlfriends and I arrived. We were seated promptly in a booth by the bar. I'll have to say that it gets quite busy and noisy in... More

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Humboldt, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I went to their new location for the first time recently. As usual, the food was excellent. I've enjoyed my supper every time there and now they have outside seating that I'll want to try next summer.

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cool Basil was deliscious, and the most authentic Thai food I have had in the United States since returning from Thailand over two years ago. My only suggestion would be to have gluten free soy sauce available to those who need it, and educate servers that "low sodium" is not the same thing. It is hard to enjoy sushi without... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is our number one spot in the Des Moines area. Always great service, clean and nice decor, and the food is consistently delicious. I moved from Seattle a few years ago and finding good Thai was my number one priority, and here it is! The sushi is pretty good too, but I come for the Thai food!!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

A passenger on the plane recommended Cool Basil ("you'll love it" she said). At 6:30pm table service and kitchen service were both prompt. Decor is sort of modern, although rather plain (where's the art on the walls?) and no music playing. Understanding that one cannot expect authentic Thai in an "Asian Fusion" restaurant, the food was a decent portion and... More

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My daughter and I stopped by today and were pleasantly suprised. The menu is huge and they also have Sushi.. We didn't try the sushi I hade the Sweet Basil with Chicken(mild) BTW still had a little heat, my daught had the Pepper and Garlic(Medium Heat) it was a little watm for me but she enjoyed it. We can't wait... More

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Additional Information about Cool Basil

Address: 8801 University Ave Ste 22, Clive, IA 50325
Phone Number: (515) 225-8111
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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