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Cool Basil

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    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
Nice menu options

Super pleasant atmosphere, wide range of spicey to mild options. Fun and helpful staff. Good bike path location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Super pleasant atmosphere, wide range of spicey to mild options. Fun and helpful staff. Good bike path location.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our niece recommended this restaurant and it was indeed very good. The service was excellent and the food was very good . We had the spring roll, regular egg roll and prawn cakes. The entrees were ginger stir fried rice and lo mein. The environment was neat, clean and interesting.

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Quincy, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were traveling and stopped here for dinner based on TripAdvisor recommendations. The reviews were right. The restaurant was full on a Sunday evening. The menu has a big variety of Thai and Chinese food, and sushi. Everything we tried was excellent. Wine pours were generous. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Had a variety of dishes- Chinese, Japanese, Thai. Expansive menu. Could choose the heat 0 to 6. One person had a level 3 and said it was hot. I chose a 2 and it had heat but was comfortable. Waiter was very knowledgable and discussed options for person who needed gluten free choices. Food was reasonably priced. Were seated right... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The new look Cool Basil is bigger and better. The quality and taste of the food served here has gone up several notches. Their portions have also gotten better and the food really tastes fresh every time you have it. The service is mostly good but a few of the staff need to improve further. Well done and you have... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We continue to quest for a consistently outstanding Chinese restaurant in the Des Moines metro and Cool Basil is currently tops on our list. Not saying it is consistently outstanding though--and of course it is a mixed cuisine Asian place rather than Chinese. However after half a dozen visits in the last few months, we really like it. Pro's are... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My wife and I went to Cool Basil to celebrate our anniversary. We had deep-fried spring rolls as an appetizer, which were very good. I then ordered beef terriyaki and my wife ordered orange peel chicken. Both meals were very tasty and were generous portions. My beef, however, had too much gristle. After we had our water glasses refilled, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Their food is consistent which is great...and consistently good which is even better. They have all the thai dishes you expect and offer a great sushi menu. This location is new and large and offers nice outdoor seating. The prices are a bit high, but when your food is good.. its not a huge issue. There are better places around...but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Excellent Asian food. Very popular, so sometimes have to wait. Thai food is well-prepared. Large dining area and nice bar.

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Burlington, IA
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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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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?