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1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
(515) 225-8111
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
This is the coolest place in Clive and in the Des Moines area for Thai food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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phoenix
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276 reviews 276 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Clive, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I ate there---me for the first time---she had eaten there several times before with friends. I like curry and I ordered a curry dish, mildly spiced though I like hot curry. It was plenty spicy, and I might go up one notch hotter but certainly not two. The dish was plentiful and easily could have been shared---if... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been going here throughout the years, and keep coming back. They used to be in the strip mall west of the current location, and the food was always solid and the place packed. They’ve moved into a bigger, full-fledged restaurant. And the food is still solid and is still busy. Which is a good sign! They have a pretty... 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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