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Cool Basil

8801 University Ave Ste 22, Clive, IA 50325
(515) 225-8111
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Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Clive
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 18, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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89% Recommend
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English first
Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Iowa City, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Awesome Thai food! It's my favorite place to get Thai food in the area and you get a lot for what you pay for. It's also very Tasty and it work great for me and my fiance, She can't handle spicy and I love spicy so we can tell them how how we want our plates. They also have some... More

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Des Moines
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went there on a Saturday night. The teenie bopper girl asks, "Are you aware that we close in 15 minutes?" and asks if we want it to go. She handed us a menu. There were more people sitting with menus after not being served picking out dishes to take out. We walked out and saw that they didn't close... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Sort of a strange location in the corner of a strip mall, but they serve great food. Environment is nice but casual; no problem taking my young kids there. I grew up in Texas eating and loving spicy food, but I could hardly handle my medium-heat curry. Be advised! Great flavors and good presentation.

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Des Moines, IA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

They have amazing yellow curry here. The pricing is very reasonable and they don't skimp. The crab rangoons are one of the best I've had also. We go here often and like that they also offer delivering with the minimum of a $50 order. It's also very popular with my office for lunch as they offer specials that are very... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This restaurant just moved from a previous location to a former steakhouse at 8801 University Avenue. They have been open for a few weeks now. The food was very good. The decor, very modern. Every plate I saw go by looked amazing. Staff is somewhat dysfunctional yet, there were lots of staff people around, yet I waited for a menu... More

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Junction City, Kansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been to quite a few Thai restaurants and this one is easily one of the best I've been to--if not the best! FOOD: 5/5 We like Crab Rangoon and we agree that this is the best we've had. The coconut milk was very refreshing and much better than the Vita-Coco water you can find at grocery stores. For the... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is my favorite sushi in Des Moines. Always done perfectly and the wait staff is very attentive. Anxious to see what the restaurant is like after they move buildings.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I ordered the Basil Fried Rice and the Vegetarian Cashew spicy and asked them to make it 6 stars and it sure was spicy. The place was quiet busy on the weekend and had to wait 25 minutes to get the table. You can tell a lot about the place by seeing how busy it is. I knew before I... More

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