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Thai Basil Restaurant

#525 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Back Bay
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132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
617-578-0089
Today
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fast and delicious.

Stopped here for a bite by myself in the mid afternoon. It has great tables for single dining and is rather small but is very comfortable. Service is friendly and fast and the Pad Thai was enough for me to have two meals. Very good and not too pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
Kacey75
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped here for a bite by myself in the mid afternoon. It has great tables for single dining and is rather small but is very comfortable. Service is friendly and fast and the Pad Thai was enough for me to have two meals. Very good and not too pricey.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Thai Basil is right on Newbury Street and happened to be within walking distance of our hotel. We weren't disappointed. We arrived about 6:30 without a reservation and luckily were seated, because by 7:00 the line was out the door for a table. The food here is authentic Thai with some selections you don't normally see. The spices and tastes... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Looked for Thai restaurant that was open for Sunday lunch, weren't too many choices - but we enjoyed what we got at Thai Basil. Good food, good prices, surprisingly nice atmosphere for a little basement spot. Great location for shopping on Newbury Street, and just a couple blocks from the Public Gardens for a lovely stroll. They also gave us... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Good selection, good food, good service. No ambience, no alcohol, great Thai coffee! We come here once every trip for lunch.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My dining partner and I were looking for a quick bite to eat on a recent Saturday. Walking down Newbury Street we didn't see many restaurants (we were walking from the Common). As hunger intensified, we spotted Thai Basil down a stairway on Newbury Street. The menu is varied and the lunch specials are cheap. I ordered garlic chicken and... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This has the best Thai food that I have been able to find in a long time. The prices are fair and the speed of the food was great.

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Edina, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I popped into this cozy little place just before closing. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Great Thai food at a reasonable price.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I work across the street from here and I am a frequent orderer of their basil chicken, which is nice and spicy. The best thing is how quickly they can pull together a phone order. So, if you are looking for a tasty meal that is good value and quick, give them a call.

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South Florida
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166 reviews 166 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The service was excellent, as was the decor. We were surprised at how pretty it was inside because it was nondescript on the outside. The food was good, but not great.

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Chicago
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was here for lunch in August. I found that the food was very average for Thai. Nothing here to recommend. The fare is inexpensive and service is surly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-578-0089

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?