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Basil Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant

1225 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 323-2594
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Ranked #35 of 1,502 restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Description: This restaurant has been open for at least 2 years in this location.
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Description: This restaurant has been open for at least 2 years in this location.
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Edgewood, New Mexico
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

First of all, this restaurant has the cleanest restrooms I've ever seen at a restaurant and that speaks volumes as to the cleanliness of the kitchen. The staff is friendly, the seating area is spotless and well-presented, and the menu is full of interesting Vietnamese dishes. I had the Ginger Catfish the last time I was there and although there... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This spot is great for a quick, healthy, and filling lunch. The menu has plenty of options, service was very friendly and quick, and the food was delicious. After one too many green chile coered burritos from La Salita next door, I needed something that wasn't a calorie bomb but would still fill me up. I had the Hu Tieu... More

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I am an asian and the pho I get from this restaurant is unexpectedly great and similar to what i can get in Asia ! but I think this place is trying to combine too much style of asian food..I seriously don't recommend the papaya salad it was tasteless also they use long gran rice for clay pot and its... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A very nice and unexpected find in Albuquerque. Reasonably priced, good food, large portions. We will definitely return the next time we are in town.

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New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A clean cafe with a warm atmosphere, the Basil Leaf serves up the best Vietnamese food in Albuquerque. Spring rolls, salads, skewers and pho all are made simply and with fresh ingredients, including sprigs of their trademark basil leaf! It's an easy lunch or dinner choice.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been here a few times and love the selections on the menu. It's in an odd location--on Eubank just south of Constitution on the west side. It's next to a Mexican restaurant that's been in Albuquerque forever. I personally wish there were more curry dishes offered but maybe curry isn't traditionally Vietnamese?? (We frequent a Thai restaurant that has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had lunch here 6/5/14 while visiting my sister who lives in Albuquerque. She loves this little place and I can understand why. I haven't had much Vietnamese food, but the crepes we ordered with shrimp and vegetables were super fresh. The crepe itself is unlike a typical French crepe. It was huge but very light and kind of puffy so... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Basil Leaf is a gem. It has great food, a great atmosphere, and great staff...what a wonderful find! The menu is filled with taste treats, and the food is so so fresh, like all good Vietnamese food should be!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Went here today, based on TA ratings. Four of us ordered 4 meals, and I tried 3 of them. All were great. Did not really care for the crepe with pork stuffing (taste is good, but difficult to handle). Thai tea was awesome! The staff was perfect. Helpful, but not annoying. Will return.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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311 reviews 311 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I am sorry to say that this was yet another overblown recommendation on Tripadvisor that turned out to be flat out mediocre. Albuquerque has much better Vietnamese food than what is served here. We arrived around 6.30 p.m. and shortly afterwards the place was filling up. There were just two waitress and a waiter for the whole restaurant. The lady... More

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