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Thai Basil

2703 N Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL 62702-1407
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Ranked #46 of 430 Restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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24 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I've eaten a variety of Thai dishes in many restaurants across the country. I wouldn't snobbishly refer to myself as a Thai "expert," but I have a pretty good idea of what constitutes good Thai food. This is not a place to which I would return again, because they don't make much effort to create authentic Thai dishes. However, considering... More

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Rockford, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We recently went to Thai Basil when we were in Springfield for lunch. They have a large menu, with lots of delicious-sounding dishes, Thai, Japanese, etc. We had the shrimp tempura for an appetizer, and it was good. The vegetable soup which came with the meal was a little bland, but the vegetables were fresh. My husband, mother, and I... More

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Sherman, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Prior to Thai Basil we always went to the other neighborhood Thai restaurant. Now this is our go to place. We live 5 minutes away and usually get takeout here. The chili dish, pad Thai pad se you, and fried rice are among our favorites. They also add items to an entree if you ask. We call and food is... More

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North Olmsted, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

That is about all I can say about the dining experience here. I think people give away far too many 5 star reviews which have driven this place up in the ranking. I rely on tripadvisor every week when I travel and this is the first real miss for me. I knew I should have gone back to the same... More

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Central Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

After eating here about 15 times since they opened, with something different almost every time, my wife and I have never had a bad meal. The appetizers are all great and the entrees are very good and served in portions that are large and filling. We are blessed in Springfield to have three or four good Thai restaurants, but this... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

The food and service was great when place first opened up. but now is not as good at all. Last time my family and I ate dinner there out server could care less about us and was to busy on his cell phone plus the food was not good at all

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Chicago, Illinois
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232 reviews 232 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I found this restaurant through TA, and since I avoid any fast food restaurants like the plague, this was perfect for my trip from Chicago to St Louis. I got off I-55 and it was less than 5 minutes to this restaurant (in a strip mall) and service was pleasant and fast for lunch. They offer "lunch specials" for $5.95... More

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Atchison, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Greeted immediately upon entering restaurant. Extensive menu. Waitress was attentive without becoming annoying (if you know what I mean). Family members ordered pineapple pork, crab fried rice, and General Tso's chicken. All were delicious. Glad we drove here from downtown Springfield. This is a must-try when in town.

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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Fresh and delicious Thai cuisine. Very inexpensive, great value. We had beef Pho and appetizer platter, shared with my husband. Zero atmosphere, but very good food, served simply and with great ingredients. Win!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This cute little place has some tasty niblets. The kiwi slushy is stellar. Good for vegetarian diets. The staff will help you pick food if your confused by the menu.

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