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Lime and Basil Vietnamese

200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
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Ranked #87 of 249 restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jul 4, 2014
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58 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Chapel Hill, NC
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Hickory, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Not much to say really. - Fried spring rolls were bland, dipping sauce was no better. - Decent pho but definitely not special. - Tasteless bubble tea. My entire family threw our cups away after 1-2 sips. How can you mess up bubble tea? - Slow service. Not enough wait staff when the place fills up. We won't be back.

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Southeastern, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Most of our family likes this restaurant. My very favorite were the Summer Rolls with Shrimp, they are delicious. Most of us ordered the Pho. I ordered the Pho because my children did. I had no idea what Pho was until it arrived to the table. Pho = soup/stew. The second time we went, I ordered the Spring Rolls again... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We visit this restaurant about every other month. The pho is excellent. The restaurant is set up in such a way you queue, eat and leave very quickly. It certainly is not a romantic setting but if you want some comforting food served simply this is the place.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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152 reviews 152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I've been on the hunt for a good place to get a specific Vietnamese dish since moving here, and I finally found it at a restaurant that does it well! Lime and Basil is a smallish ,restaurant with a lean staff, but everyone is very friendly and helpful. They have a great menu and their Saigon Street Noodles are phenomenal,... More

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