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Cool Basil

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1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
+1 515-225-8111
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“thai food” (19 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (13 reviews)
“curry” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favorites - pad Thai, best hot and sour soup ever, and the Des Moines roll. Inexpensive delicious food!

Thank IowaTravelGirl76
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the amazing amount of choices!! We were seat very quickly! The service was prompt and everything was cooked to order ! Highly recommend!!

Thank rdnsrc78
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been here twice and the food is great. Try the orange chicken or any of their sushi rolls! The service cashm be a little slow during break times.

Thank Grobanite731
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the first time I have visited since Cool Basil relocated to this much larger space. My wife and I ate on the patio late one night, but it was evident that the inside decor and atmosphere was great as we walked through to...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crab rangoos are probably my favorite and Tom Yum Kum is just follows. It is far from original Thai spaciness and this is why I like it even more than in Bangkok. But probably you need to ask for No3 hot if you need a...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Dumplings were clearly frozen mass produced. Garlic pepper stir fry was terrible. Gummy chicken, flavorless.

1  Thank MNWorldTraveler
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Wow! I was traveling with a couple of my Burmese associates from Myanmar, and we stopped at Cool Basil. It was recommended by a Myanmar friend of ours, now a resident of Des Moines. As I walked in, the first thing I noticed was almost...More

Thank Dr. Bob D
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

I have liked everything I've ordered here but my favorite is the Captain Crunch roll. They also have an amazing ukulele player who is a frequent performer on weekends. Nice wait staff. Good wine list. Great place!

Thank Beth H
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Cool Basil becomes a good choice when you have a large group. They have big tables and a huge variety to choose from. I still like the food, but I've found the food and experience to be slightly less "good" each time. It's not bad...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Easy to get to. Service is for the most part quick and attentive. Food has been consistently good for lunch and dinner. Pricing is fair to the proportion size giving.

Thank tberglund2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 515-225-8111
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