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Thai Basil

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2431 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4805
+1 916-442-7690
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here was sooooo good. The fresh rolls lived up to their name and my spicy papaya salad was delectable (and had lots of heat to it, just as I like). Good service and nice patio. Would absolutely go back again.

Thank TheKatyMcD
Davis, California, United States
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184 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered 3 items for a late lunch/early dinner: Tom Kha Gai-Soup (Thai coconut soup); Pad-Kee-Mow (Drunken noodles); and Pad-Prik-King (stir fry green beans, carrots in a spicy red curry). We found the soup to be a 'thiner' coconut broth and flavor compared to other restaurants, but still tasty; the drunken noodles were very nice; and the string beans were... More 

Thank Riel_Travelers
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I tried this out in May and I have been back with friends three times since. The selection is great. Service prompt once you get seated. The outside dining is nice but the "under the tent" side a bit dark. The tea selections are unique and worth trying - mine was a lovely blue and tasted exotic... More 

Thank lisan664
Sacramento, California
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Thai Basil has been in Sacramento for a while, still serves very good authentic Thai food. I love their "Larb" salad, with chicken. The menu offers seasonal dishes as well. Service is always very good.

Thank rassociate
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

When my husbands office was on 23rd and J 3 years ago we use to come here a lot. So yesterday my husband and i decided to come here for old times sake. Though it has the same ambiance and service still remains the same. I was a little bit disappointed with their salad with steak. Before we use to... More 

Thank Raquel K
Sacramento, California
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

A pleasant place. some of the items are delicious but some of them are ordinary. Service is agreable and efficient.

Thank Annik G
Pearland, Texas
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123 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Menu was pretty authentic, or at least it had more thai options that I had never seen before. Great curry and appetizers. Definitely will go again.

Thank Doyouknowwhatitmeans
Minneapolis, MN
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We all enjoyed dinner here with a wide variety of very well seasoned dishes. There is an outdoor seating area on a side street perfect for a warm day though we sat inside and enjoyed it. The bar has a good selection also. Then there were the fabulous deserts...try the fried bananas. Our favorite!

Thank another-MN-traveler
Sacramento, California
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361 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Three of us went to Thai Basil on a rainy Friday night. We were able to get in quickly. We ordered our favorites and none of us were impressed. It was okay. Plus the soda was from a can and still cost $3.

Thank Julie S
Laguna Niguel, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This place seems to get good reviews but I don't understand why. My husband and I went for dinner and once seated it took more than 5 minutes for a server to approach our table. We ordered 2 entrees and 2 beers. It was OVER 10 minutes before we were served our drinks. Both my husband and I stopped our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $23
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-7690
Thai Basil has been Voted Best Thai Food in Sacramento area every yearesince 2001 by Sac. Mag. and SN&R's reader's choice award.Features house made curries, fresh noodles and signature cocktails.Large selections for Vegan and Gluten free optionsAt Thai Basil, we’re committed to bringing you fresh, authentic and great tasting Thai food you can trust. Our menu is made from high quality ingredients from local vendors and home made sauces. Our mission: is to consistently deliver the BEST Thai food with friendly service every day

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