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All 253 Chapel Hill Restaurants

Lime and Basil Vietnamese

200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
919-967-5055
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Ranked #78 of 253 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Vietnamese
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

One of the consistently best Asian restaurants in Chapel Hill. For starters, the crispy spring rolls, golden shrimp, Saigon wings and papaya salad are all winners. For mains, the pho is wonderful--aromatic, complex and filling. The other mains are also good, with the exception of the curry, which is only OK. The Vietnamese Bi Bim Bop isn't the same as... More 

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Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We visited this restaurant years ago when it first opened and were not impressed. I recall reading that the owner was a first-time restaurateur and at the time it showed. The pho broth was not very flavorful and the server was not very familiar with the Vietnamese dishes. We finally returned this month and found the food and service much... More 

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durham, nc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nothing seems more like summer to me than having the chicken and or shrimp salad from here. the light vinaigrette over finely chopped greens with chopped peanuts is so dang yummy. even though we are now in September, I'm likely to get this salad a few more times before the end of the year!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We love LIme & Basil and it is one of the few places we are willing to wait for a table. The food is consistently good, the service is great, and the price is very reasonable considering the amount of food you get with each meal. We often take leftovers home. What our family loves best is that it we... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Took a friend to lunch last week - very disappointed. We both ordered the vegetable stir fry with rice noodles. The dish had few vegetables and the noodles were a lump of glue. Staff were friendly but food was disappointing.

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Parts Unknown
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Saw some negative reviews and was surprised. We found the place clean, the staff friendly and attentive, and the food very nice. The summer rolls were delicious and the Pho did not disappoint, Price was what we expected for the area (chapel hill). The place was about half anglos and half asians - that seems like a good sign -... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

When this place first opened, I had high hopes. As a lifelong resident of Chapel Hill, I was excited about a new Vietnamese place. But after eating there a few times, I noticed it was dirty, the wait people looked busy but I think they were confused and smiling about it. I heard that management changed hands, from mother to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Bland food overall. Ordered stirfried noodles and veggies... which meant that I received a plate of rice noodles with veggies and soy sauce on the side. Yet it's packed on any given night. If you like and know Vietnamese food (or any Asian cuisine for that matter), please skip Lime and Basil.

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Winston Salem NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Daughter's favorite noodle place in Chapel Hill. Pho was phabulous! Full of chicken and plenty of add in's like: lime, basil and sprouts. Tofu Pho also very good. Really nice fish stir fry too. Large menu.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Eating on Franklin street can sometimes be either very overpriced or fast food. This restaurant was a good balance. It's not large or attractive inside, but the prices are reasonable and the dishes are plenty big. I have been twice. I ordered the stir fry, which was okay, the first time. I ordered the fried rice and tasted the pho... More 

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Additional Information about Lime and Basil Vietnamese

Address: 200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
Phone Number: 919-967-5055
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vietnamese

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