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121 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928-5317
530-343-6843
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my recent visit to Thai Basil. I ordered the Yellow Curry. My dish was prepared nicely. Great favor and nice visually. I would definitely return to try other dishes.

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Chico, California
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269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This place is packed at lunch, and there's a reason: fast seating, consistently high quality, fair prices, attentive care during your meal. There is always a table available somewhere. Not a lot on the menu that will be new to most Thai food aficionados, but the Thai Basil, noodle dishes, curries, and bowls are sure to please. The place is... More 

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Thank JoelZ195
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Got the peanut Curry. It's all about the sauce. Good with pork. However didn't really need to have any meat. The sauce and the vegetables with rice are spectacular.

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Thank wit1nes
Chico, CA
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Thai Basil is easily one of my favorites. They have a chicken broth soup that is MAGIC if you are coming down with a cold. They have gluten free options and a nice energy in the resturant. If there is an event downtown you may need to walk a couple blocks, but it's nice down town. The bathroom is a... More 

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Chico, California
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269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I eat here a lot (five times last month). Thai basil is a wonderful lunch place. Always busy. Seating, service, attention during the meal, and accuracy in orders and meal prep are stellar. Meats are always properly prepared, well cooked and nicely spiced. Sauces are a particularly strong suit of this restaurant, with great Thai Basil, curries, pad thai, and... More 

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Thank JoelZ195
Chico, California
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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This restaurant is really small and the service was slow but the food was very good. The atmosphere is nothing to write about but it is downtown. The night we went there was a Christmas Tree lighting in downtown so it was packed therefore possibly the very slow service, so we will try again to see if that is the... More 

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Thank TravelGoddess61
Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Not much ambiance but the food is great! Love very thing and if you are just craving a good Thai meal this is it!

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Thank Annie G
Chico, California
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269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

With 10 Thai and Vietnamese options available in this little town, Thai Basil stands out for its downtown convenience, large seating area, fast service, and flavorful and fresh preparations. It's difficult to go wrong with the Thai Basil, curries, pad thai, and dishes incorporating chicken or seafood. Usual vegetarian options available. This is a great place for conversation; the staff... More 

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Thank JoelZ195
Chico, California
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362 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is pretty small and on a Friday night you can tell if a place good downtown is good because its crowded but not true here, the food was mediocre at best. We eat out almost every night and have pretty idea what is good and what isn't . We wanted to try and we did and that is... More 

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Thank Michael B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food had the curry loved it first time having Thai food and now I am hooked if you are in downtown Chico you should stop by

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928-5317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-343-6843

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