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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
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
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Humboldt, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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15 reviews 15 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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