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Malai Thai Restaurant

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Rosentalstrasse 40, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 681 40 04
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the lunch set. It came with a starter and a main. My Jasmine tea came in a big pot. I chose a spring roll as my starter and Original Phad Thai for the mains. Spring roll is a small and fillings is very little. However, the taste is good. The Phad Thai was a small portion but I'm... More 

Thank Richard T
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

It was not the best Thai food I have eaten but it was ok. The dishes lacked depth in flavour. But the restaurant is close to Messe.

Thank Swissmaree
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Food and service were both so outstanding I had to log in to TA after years of silence to spread the word. I opted for a set-meal takeaway for 35 CHFs - spring roll + chicken green curry with aubergines, bamboos sprouts and basel + steamed rice. Place was almost empty when I arrived but as soon as I was... More 

Thank weegieonhols
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Ordered off set €35 menu (starter&main). Food was fresh, good spice, tasty. Exactly what was needed. Will visit again!

Thank birdontheshirt
Fishers, Indiana
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

I go to Thai restaurants because I like spicy food. I always ask for very hot/spicy when i go to Thai. I went to this restaurant twice and ordered the same item, bot times asked it to be very spicy. The first time i got the heat level I asked for, the second time it was mild. but both times... More 

Thank Ro_Fishers
Basel, Switzerland
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had dinner in this restaurant after a workshop. The food was delicious. No much people during week-days but will be busy for sure during exhibitions. The restaurant is busy during lunchtime due to many business guests.

Thank Fae_55
Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this restaurant for lunch. We had hoped for a simple, fresh and flavourful meal. Instead we got fairly salty dishes that lacked subtlety. Less soy sauce, better seasoning and a bit of salad would have been great. The chef needs to make better use of the herbs and spices that define Thai cuisine. Service could have been... More 

Thank JCS-Berlin
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

So close to Baselworld,, walking distance. Not even a 1 km walk!! Perfect restaurant to eat, if you are visiting Baselworld for the show. A lot of vegetarian delicacies available to enjoy.. Superb food.. Though be aware of the spicy food.. It can get too spicy!!

Thank Abhi S
Gland, Switzerland
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

Located about 200m past the Messeplatz (conference center) is a hidden gem of a Malay / Thai restaurant. The choice of food is good with some great house specials and unusual dishes. It is not expensive and the quality and flavours are excellent! Don't be put off if you're the only one in the restaurant! It may lack a little... More 

Thank Will A
Basel, Switzerland
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to find flavorful food in Basel but malai Thai does a good job. The pad Thai was very tasty and to be recommended. Lunch prices are around 20chf and include soup or spring roll.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rosentalstrasse 40, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 681 40 04

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