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Lime and Basil Vietnamese

200 W Franklin St, Ste 130, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2559
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Ranked #88 of 250 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
durham, nc
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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