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Red Basil

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61 Main St, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1V6, Canada
+1 519-622-0888
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet place but it was near closimg on a Tuesday night. Clean place and the food is fresh. Spices are not too hot but I'm sure if your a regular they'd spice it up for you. Good place for a date plenty of wine. Indonesian yellow curry noodles delicious

Thank Richard A
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

First time here and won't be the last. We started with the house Soup "Red Basil Sour & Spicy with Shrimp"(I think that's what it was called) and it was one of the best soups either of us has ever had, perfect on a cold night. My wife had the Crispy Orange Chicken and loved it, the sauce was great.... More 

Thank ItsAMikey
Welland, Canada
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Every other week I travel to Cambridge from Niagara to pick up coffee down the street from Red Basil at Monigram Coffee Roasters. Anytime I can I try to stop here for Crispy Orange Duck. It is absolutely delicious and fairly priced. When they are busy It takes a bit long to order and receive drinks but it is worth... More 

Thank Lucas S
Cambridge, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

The food is always good, and is always the same, so you will never be disappointed. I have never had anything here that i didn't like. The food is always fresh. They have a large selection to choose from, on the menu. The service is good, always nice and polite.

Thank GehlKing
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Red Basil is a small, busy restaurant. It is busy because the food is good, and because it has reasonable prices. Plus, they offer quick, friendly service - without giving you the feeling of being "rushed". Another nice option, you can call in your order and pick it up if you don't have time for a sit down lunch. Great... More 

Thank Lady-Harley1
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Great little spot...holds 60 or so people. Big menu offering all sorts of Thai food. We enjoyed a bunch of typical thai apps plus a beautiful roast duck plate ea. Overall was 9/10 and was terrific value compared to Ben Than. Return for sure.You are free to go anytime except Fri 12-1pm when we go hahahaha.

Thank ARG7777
London, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We attented the Architectural Engineering open house of Univ. Of Waterloo and after the orientation and tour its almost lunch time,time to explore the downtown area anf find a place to eat and alas Red Basil,the place is nice, clean and food was great as well as service.authentic Asian ciusine ,I even told my son if He got into to... More 

Thank dean d
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

I just happen to find this restaurant about a month ago and can't say enough good things about the food. It's always fresh and delicious......two chubby thumbs up

Thank David W
Cambridge, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This small restaurant is our GO TO for anytime. Delicious Vietnamese/Thai style food. Great for selection and catering. Drop by for Tom Yum soup or Mango Salad. Portions are generous and prices very reasonable.

Thank debombus58
Cambridge, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is our "go to" lunch venue. The food is amazing and the service is quick (just what we need for a one hour lunch). Heartily recommend the Crispy Chicken with the Peanut Sauce

Thank BWilliams2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Main St, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-622-0888

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