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Cool Basil

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1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
(515) 225-8111
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was with a group of about 13 senior citizens. We got menus right away, but our server was slow in taking orders. On the other hand, we had some of our people arrive after we had been seated, and the server was gracious in dealing with the hubbub surrounding their seating. Food was excellent and generous. The only complaint... More 

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Thank gohdsm
Clive, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and friend love this restaurant. Been coming for years. Excellent Food! Large and varied menu. Worth trying.

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Thank Kubafam
West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cool Basil offers a wide selection, whatever I've tried has been great! It's always busy; but one doesn't wait long to be seated or to order.

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Thank Coleen K
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Tried Cool Basil for the first and last time. High prices, slow service and ehhh food. Ordered an appetizer and found out after waiting half an hour and being told by our waitress that it would be out in a few minutes that they were out of it and she didn't know. Poor excuse. She should have known especially after... More 

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Thank Gwenda Y
Marshalltown
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip was a wonderful lunch. The menu offers many options, but we both made several changes that were quickly accommodated. My spice level was " hot" and it was just right. I like vegetables. Mine were cooked perfect. The service was outstanding. Try to have Nicholle as your sever. Hope to return soon.

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Thank James M
Nebraska
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this place three times in the past year and it is always top-notch. Inside seating supports booths and big tables. Menu is diverse and food has consistently been excellent.

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Thank Jaybird123
Clive, Iowa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Thai food! Loved the coconut curry soup. They did very well on spring rolls, for those who have never had it, it's usually, But not always has medium shrimp inside the outside wrapper. Served with excellent peanut sauce. Pad Thai very good. Nicely decorated, quick service. Fun family night out!

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Thank Eileen D
Urbandale, Iowa
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Mango special w/ duck and it was great. The table shared veggie tempura and it was very well done, not greasy at all. Service was prompt and friendly. One of the best restaurant in the Des Moines are -- highly recommended

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Thank JohnnyB33
Iowa
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told that they had the best crab Rangoon here! That's the truth! All of the dishes we enjoyed were made with fresh ingredients!

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Thank LongIslandIowa
Urbandale, Iowa
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My husband and I arrived for an early anniversary meal as the doors opened at 5:00pm. We were pleased that everything was up and running and were pleasantly greeted and seated in a comfortable booth. The waitress was friendly and answered our questions about different items similar to items my husband had tried in Germany. We ordered the fresh spring... More 

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Thank Kathie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: (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?