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1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
(515) 225-8111
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thai, Chinese and Japanese cusine

I enjoyed dining at Cool Basil twice, once in their old location and now recently in their new building. Their noodle dishes are wonderful, and so is their kung pao chicken. It's not very fast to get in and out but the food is the highlight of dining here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Worktraveler31
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Burlington, IA
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Burlington, IA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I enjoyed dining at Cool Basil twice, once in their old location and now recently in their new building. Their noodle dishes are wonderful, and so is their kung pao chicken. It's not very fast to get in and out but the food is the highlight of dining here.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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117 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple for dinner on a Monday night. It was very busy but we only had to want a couple minutes for a table. It was also surprisingly quiet and private-feeling for as many people as were there. The group shared crab rangoon, which was excellent, and heavenly beef which was anything but. It... More 

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phoenix
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had an awesome lunch with my colleagues for some tasty Thai food. The portions are great and the food presentation is well done. Be adventurous and try something new. Don't be afraid to ask for extra hot sauce on the side, too.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I really enjoy Cool Basil's new location. I really thought their last location was a bit stuffy/boring, but the new location is really nice and seems more fun, from the decor to the staff, it's just a more enjoyable experience. Plus, it's really nice to see a restaurant doing well in that location, it's been a hole of despair for... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Cool Basil has a great variety of options on their menu. You have the option of ordering many dishes at the "heat" level that you prefer. Our party of four each tried a different dish and found them all to be well prepared. Once seated our service was prompt and attentive. The food came out promptly and was well prepared.... More 

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Clive, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cool Basil has delicious Thai and Chinese dishes. The service is excellent and the staff very friendly without being intrusive. The new site is larger and has a nice bar in the back. Lunches run about $8 and dinners $10-12. The staff is great about recommending dishes to try.

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Iowa
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17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Good Food with Great service! There was so many different things to choose from and they offer lunch time specials that are around $6.95 and up. I did see they had a children's menu but since I didn't have any with me I didn't look at it but I remember seeing they had chicken strips when I looked at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great food and great service! We had a party of 20, and we were helped any time we needed. Service was fast and friends and food was perfect!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The restaurant can move, but that is the only thing to change. The food is just as wonderful as ever. So many choices, but everything is delicious!

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Iowa
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have come here many times! They have recently moved to a bigger location. It was very crowded before with only a few tables. Now that they have moved, it is always busy, which is good to see!! Cool Basil is my go to place! Everything is fresh. They have a scale of hotness. I usually get 4-5. Daughter gets... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: (515) 225-8111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?