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403 W University Dr, Ste 101, Tempe, AZ 85281-5472
480-968-9250
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pre flight meal out of PHX

Smallish boutique style Thai a short distance from PHX in ASU district of Tempe. 1000 times better than an American Air box lunch/snack. Dinner for 2 for $30 plus tip. Medium heat was great, wife's mild was low on sauce but big shrimp. Liked it as well as most decent Thai in AZ.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Flojostravel
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Tucson, Arizona
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been here several times, and have never been disappointed. The Fresh Rolls with avocado and the Thai Basil with chicken have become staples. With friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere, fresh and flavorful food, and great prices, we keep coming back. Most recently, we took our adult kids out. 5 people eating for $70 (including tip), is... More 

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Thank Ikimashoka
Luang Prabang
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is a nice place for lunch but the food was a bit disappointing. My Som-Tum (papaya salad) was quite well seasoned but came with no lime, thai eggplants or roasted peanuts. When I asked for the peanuts, the waitress was very helpful and brought them for me but there is a traditional method of preparing Som-Tum with the... More 

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Thank LSam13
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Smallish boutique style Thai a short distance from PHX in ASU district of Tempe. 1000 times better than an American Air box lunch/snack. Dinner for 2 for $30 plus tip. Medium heat was great, wife's mild was low on sauce but big shrimp. Liked it as well as most decent Thai in AZ.

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Thank Flojostravel
Cancun, Mexico
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Love this place. Quaint little eatery near Mill ave. district in Tempe. The staff is always smiling and friendly. Food is great and nice decor. Nice date spot or carry-out. I love the green curry and get it regularly. Won't be disappointed.

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Thank OnlineAlchemist
Burgaw
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My wife and I had a most enjoyable lunch at Thai Basil. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful in choosing a well seasoned and delightful dish. The vegetables were crisp tender and spiced perfectly for our tastes. Because there was much more food than we could eat, our server boxed and bagged our leftovers.

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Thank Mike16248
Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

As someone who lived in Asia for quite a while and has been to Thailand many times, I am quite critical of Thai food in the U.S. I find that they never quite get the spices right and sometimes try to cover that by making the food so spicy that you can't tell anywaby. This is the second time we... More 

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Thank JKVictor
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

First ordered from Thai Basil using grubhub; seems they were out of the beef satay on the appetizer combo, so the owner called to see if I was OK with them subbing in chicken instead. That didn't work for me since I'm allergic to chicken, so he offered to give "beef salad" instead which I had never had - I'm... More 

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Thank Shae P
Iowa
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We walked in with no reservation and got a table right away. We ordered dumplings that were crispy with good sauce, but were a little cold in the middle. I ordered chicken pad thai and it was pretty good, but my guy ordered chicken curry that I will dream about until I get it again. Amazing!! Inexpensive and wish we... More 

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Thank IowaBell
Tempe, Arizona
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

When we go out for Thai food we want it Thai spicy. We find this chain's food to be on the mild side and the curry sauces watery. Service was good, however.

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Thank Glenn W
Surprise, Arizona
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I visited Thai Basil for lunch with a friend. She loves Thai food and it was my first time trying it. The wait staff was great; very friendly and responsive. For my first Thai meal, I had the chicken pad thai. My first impression was that it tasted like Pelon Pelo Rico (Mexican candy). It was sweet with a hint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 W University Dr, Ste 101, Tempe, AZ 85281-5472
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-968-9250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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