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8801 University Ave Ste 22, Clive, IA 50325
(515) 225-8111
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Ranked #4 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
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Dining options: Reservations
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Des Moines, Iowa
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199 reviews 199 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I absolutely LOVE the food here, however, every time we dine in the service is awful! Rarely does anyone check on us once our food is delivered, or refill our drinks. Most staff seem to be content just hanging out at the bar talking. It has really detoured us from going back again, so now we are on the quest... More 

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DES MOINES
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We saw in the paper so decide to try. I was happy when they said a hour wait and it was only 25 minutes. Our server was very helpful on helping us make choices. It is very large portions though, you could share if u have a appetizer. Will go back again..

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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My roommate and I hit this place up this evening. Their crab ragoons are pretty great so we decided to pop in and grab a bite to eat. They told us it would be a 20 minute wait... Ending up being 45 mins, the people waiting before us, and my roommate and I watched as someone who arrived 20 minutes... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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162 reviews 162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We travel coast to coast and this is the best ever Thai. Reasonably priced, large portions (took home as much as I ate), good service and great food!!! What more could you ask for!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to give Cool Basil another try since they moved to a new location and had read some previous positive reviews. It was a Friday night and definitely not super busy when my girlfriends and I arrived. We were seated promptly in a booth by the bar. I'll have to say that it gets quite busy and noisy in... More 

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Humboldt, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Additional Information about Cool Basil

Address: 8801 University Ave Ste 22, Clive, IA 50325
Phone Number: (515) 225-8111
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
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
Cuisine: Thai

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