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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

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1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
+1 510-527-8611
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Berkeley, California
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Decent food but not strong flavoring. Nothing like authentic Thai cooking.... you do not pick up any fish sauce or much heat in dishes that should have those flavors.

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Thank mrosen456
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Went there for a quick lunch on Saturday. The food arrived so fast that it could not possibly have been cooked - it was "constructed" out of previously cooked ingredients. Pad Thai- the chicken was dry and had no flavor; the sauce was so sticky and sweet that it had to have come from a bottle; the peanuts were flavorless... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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215 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

Over all the food was good, but disappointed in the soup (them cha gai). The corn cakes were very good and the fresh roll of vermicelli, tofu and vegetables was just ok. Sliced duck with lychee was very good but all the other items my friends ordered wasn't up to what you might expect. Lacked flavor and spice. The service... More 

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Thank Iamalwayslost
Kensington, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

First time here, went for lunch. Super friendly staff. Sat at a little table in the courtyard. We had the pan fried dumplings first, they were fantastic. I had the minced chicken with basil entrée-Delicious!! However, it was so spicey. I asked for medium spice, next time light spice. But it was awesome. Oh and lunch comes with a cup... More 

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Rocklin, California, United States
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

All of the dishes we ordered were fantastic !!! Really delicious and just the right amount of seasoning - not too hot as Thai Food is sometimes. Wonderful Thai Fried Rice and the Pad Thai with Chicken was the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this "little jewel" to anyone who appreciates and enjoys exploring new "adventures in... More 

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Thank Cheryl G
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Bad customer service, the restaurant looks really nice when you get in but that is where the good feeling end. The service lady was rude and very bad service. The food was plane without much flavor, the food was served with very bad presentation. It seemed that the restaurant is under staffed without any passion for food. Over priced for... More 

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Thank Gregorymayfield
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I enjoyed their happy hour appetizers at $5 along with drinks. The corn cakes with cucumber relish were delicious.

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Thank DavidMS1961
Lexington, Kentucky
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The beef was almost raw, and the amount vegetables (green beans and eggplant) was just ridiculous. We also ordered a dish with suck, the same low quality ingredients. The soup was tasteless and I would say this was my worst Thai ever.

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Thank YoungFriend
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

This was the best Thai restaurant in which we've eaten. The food was delicious, the service fine, and the prices quite reasonable. We ordered 5 different meals to share. All agreed that everything was superb.

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Thank 40404
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We usually get Tom-Yum soup and standard pad thai dish. Their dishes with eggplant are great as well. I would recommend avoiding deep fried calamari appetizer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-8611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?