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Cool Basil

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1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
+1 515-225-8111
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Clive, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Love this place! Always very busy, but large enough to get you in right away. Lunches are very reasonable. And food always very fresh. I am not a fan of sushi, but others say the sushi is amazing here.

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Thank Lynn M
Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Thai around. Actually just got back from Shanghai, China (closer to Thailand) and this place was better than any Thai Resturant in Shanghai.

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Thank pink12roses
Johnston, Iowa
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had received a gift card for Christmas for here so went for Sunday lunch. We were one of the first people in the restaurant and ordered quite quickly. Steamed pork pot stickers to start. The dancing shrimp sushi and the duck curry. The curry you can order in different heat levels. So tried level 3 to start. I could... More 

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Thank davidjensen399
Des Moines
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here twice recently for lunch and both times the service was very good, attentive, pleasant and quick. Food is also very good and consistent. Portions are more than adequate for lunch. They do a great job. We will be back soon.

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Thank Julrah
Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and great lunch prices. Upscale atmosphere. The top of the five star heat rating is not so spicy. They will go 18 or 20 stars if you ask.

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Thank LyndaWI
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I've been here over 10 times now and loved it every single time. Fast service, food comes out fast and hot and delicious, crab rangoon taste like heaven. Highly recommend!

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Thank blaycee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Thai food. Des Moines has an incredible array of Asian restaurants to choose from. Cool Basil is one of the best! Their Summer Rolls are superb, Tom Yum and Tom Kha soups flavor some HD delicious. Curries - Red and Green are some of the best out there. A new favorite for me. They also can get the meals... More 

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Thank olbear1962
Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

I'm sure everyone knows that when family starts to arrive over the holidays, you scratch your head on where to take everybody out to eat w/o offending anyone......right? Or temps of food some like hot to mild, keep this in mind!! So was the case here. Meat/Fish eaters to..... I'm A Vegetarian. My brother recommended Cool Basil along with multiple... More 

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Thank dagoDenver
Clive, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

A go to place when friends visit the area. Never a bad meal. One entree is a portion generous enough for two.

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Thank RGIOWA
West Des Moines Iowa
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Daughter & I went to lunch here, Sweet & Sour Chicken & Cashew Chicken were wonderful, highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-8111

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