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Thai Basil

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467 Bloor St W | South Annex Bloor at Spadina, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X9, Canada
+1 416-840-9988
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I went to have a late lunch on Sunday it was not crowded and the service was pretty good. The place is very well decorated and comfortable.

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Thank Mariana R
Maroochydore, Australia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a reasonably good place for dinner that also serves a beer this is your chance. Decor is fine, customers mostly couples when we visited, not too noisy or expensive & quite good service and food. We hunted up & down Bloor St & this was the most suitable. We're happy!

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Thank Mimierod
Saar, Bahrain
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157 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016

We have eaten at Thai Basil many times as it quickly became our family's favourite place for Thai food. The decor is relaxing, the food AMAZING, the staff friendly and efficient. It's a very popular venue, so sometimes there is a long queue, but it's always worth the wait! Highly recommended.

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Thank MIA328
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016

I went there for lunch once and it was a good experience. The place is small, but comfortable. I really liked the food and the service.

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Thank Viviane C
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415 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Quite busy restaurant and efficient service. Special for two was good value and included appetizers and desert. Flavours are good and fairly predictable but I got them to bring some chillies to spice things up a bit more. Recommended.

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Thank Bruno S
toronto
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My friends and I regularly meet at Thai Basil for a bite before seeing a film down the street. We love it because we know exactly what to expect- that is: Prompt, efficient service by cheerful, friendly waitresses, good dishes, both meat and veggie, flexibility from the menu, accommodating Gluten-free, no fish sauce, no dairy etc. The food is always... More 

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Thank judyjudyjudyToronto
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2015

Based on our very favourable dining experience at this Bloor Street restaurant in October 2014, my wife and I went back this November for a pre-theatre meal. From the start, we were disappointed: seated at a table for two along the long wall, very cold air streaming down from the overhead vents made it so uncomfortable that we asked to... More 

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1 Thank curtiejoe
Kelowna, Canada
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214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2015

We were glad we went. They honoured our reservation on a busy Friday night. Friendly service; we had large portions of tasty green chicken curry, pretty good pad thai, and a good selection of shrimp and eggplant, preceded by two kinds of rolls. With two drinks, three of us ate amply and well for $65.

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1 Thank FlyingDutchman_12
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

If you're sensitive to MSG, make sure to ask the server if there is some in what you're ordering... I had a soup and then started to feel huge pressure at the temples, my body reaction to msg. I asked the waitress who confirm they put some in the soup... So I'm not impressed... The other dish we had was... More 

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Thank Carl B
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Wandered through the old University buildings from College Street up to Bloor, specifically to try out this restaurant - both are highly recommended! We doubled up on the set menu for two making slightly different choices as there were four of us and the food was excellent. The staff were extremely professional and attentive. A very enjoyable evening!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 467 Bloor St W | South Annex Bloor at Spadina, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1X9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-840-9988

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

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Midtown
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