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Holy Basil

#289 of 4,392 Restaurants in Sydney
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233 Canley Vale Rd | Canley Heights, Sydney, New South Wales 2166, Australia
0297277585
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

This is such a special restaurant with so much atmosphere and excellent service. The food is exceptional and just keeps me and my partner coming back. If your looking for a quiet corner to eat and hide this is not the place for you. Enjoy the smiles of the friendly staff and the chatter of a very happy customer base.... More 

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Thank WMA71
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Personally if I had to wait more than half an hour to get into a restaurant then I'll rather go somewhere else. Dispite the long queue, we heard that it's a must try thai/lao food in the area so thought we would give it a go. We have eaten there a few times now and the food to me is... More 

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Thank goannnnna
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I always enjoy a visit here. Its a long way from home but a totally worthwhile trip. The whole fish sometimes served with green mango and sometimes with green apple,(on my last trip it had both), is a favourite for me. Fruit drinks are great but leave room for the fried ice cream even if you are not a desert... More 

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Thank madonnajones
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of 10 friends on a Friday night. Be sure to make a reservation as it gets really busy. Everybody loved their food and their fried ice cream is to die for. Be sure to order sticky rice with your dish. Highly recommend.

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Thank Sharon M
Australia
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and packs a bit of a spice punch. The soft shell crab salad is a must!

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Thank samanthastarshine
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I have eaten here twice and both occassions were a let down. This restaurant is always packed with a large queue waiting to be seated as you cannot book. The food here is very underwhelming, lacking true spice & seasoning. Service is hit and miss and the restaurant is very noisy and cramped.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

You can smell the food in this place from miles away Every time we passed by here, there are always packed with people You must try this place The portion is a bit small for some dishes though However, if you order the right dishes, the serving will be huge

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Thank Snoopy F
Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

We go when ever we can might be a wait might not . The waiting staff are very nice and always smiling the food is sensational the ambience is terrific and I would not hesitate in recommending this place to anyone

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Thank Martycourts
Canley Heights, Australia
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I went here with my mother, sister and nephew. We all ordered different meals, and we were all disappointed. The service was good, but the food I've had better elsewhere. This is a popular restaurant, but I would rather eat elsewhere.

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Thank Kathy C
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I'm a big chili and spice fan and this place never disappoints when it comes to big flavours. The service can sometimes be poor, but I guess that's because they are ridiculously busy. Over all a great place for a casual, delicious and affordable meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Canley Vale Rd | Canley Heights, Sydney, New South Wales 2166, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 0297277585

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