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Holy Basil - CLOSED

149 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10003 (East Village)
(212) 460-5557
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Price range: $1 - $40
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: East Village

40 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

You will not be disappointed by the portions ! Good food ! One of my favorite Thai restaurants, very tasty and authentic, lots of menu items and very cool inside. Lots of food and very inexpensive for the city ! Worth a try !!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

Best thai in NYC, spare ribs are great, crispy duck is to die for...

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Near Rugby......
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We visited on my daughter's recommendation and we weren't disappoited. The food was delicious, loads of it and very good value. We could only mange starters and main courses, no one had any room for dessert. It is a really atmospheric restaurant with a informal feel. The staff were friendly and helpful, though service was a little slow as the... More

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Puerto Rico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

Love the holy basil!! went for dinner...reserved that same day by phone. the spare ribs were awesome! also the duck for dinner. The Holy Kissess drink was really good...try it. It is a good price for the quantity of food served. nice ambience. definitely recommended.

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Jacksonville
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

Holy Basil has great Thai food. They are located in the East Village, about a 4 block walk from the subway. The neighborhood reminded us of Haight-Ashbury during its hayday. The restaurant had great service and great food. The papaya salad, Thai salad and satay chicken were excellent. The papaya salad was especially good. Our main courses were pra ram,... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

It's dark in here, perfect for a romantic night out. I had the Kang Ped and it tasted very good, but the main reason I want to go back here is the Gai Mamong my husband chose. So delicious!!

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NYC
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2008

My friend and I went to this restaurant, after reviewing the menu online earlier in the day we had selected what we wanted in advanced and what we would expect to pay as per their website illustrated prices however to come to our surprise the prices of everything was $3-4 more than shown on their website yet this did not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

CHICKEN MASAMAN AND THE COCONUT SOUP..!! GUAOOO!

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NYC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

We went to Holy Basil on a recommendation of a friend who lives in the nabe. I wasn't expecting much going up the stairs, and upon entering, felt as if I was entering a church. Dimly lit, beautiful stained glass in the back, and gorgeous curtains draped everywhere. Service was excellent, and the food was very tasty. The portions looked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2008

great food

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