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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

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1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
510-527-8611
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11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Palo Alto, California
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181 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank nurcadisi
Los Angeles, CA
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This quaint restaurant is located on East Solano in Albany, just north of Berkeley. We got there right at 5, to find they offer happy hour appetizers at $5 each. We took advantage of this great offer and probably ordered too much food for just two. Satay, dumplings, and shrimp rolls were a delectable treat, especially given the price. Short... More 

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Fairfield, California
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312 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our daughter and we've had lunch here three times. Love the food, good selection with reasaonable prices. Lunch service is fast, not overly friendly, but the food makes up for it. Only wished we lived closer so we could visit more often. Only street parking, so be sure to have change for the meter ($1.50... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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: 510-527-8611

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