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Cool Basil

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1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
+1 515-225-8111
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank olbear1962
Denver, Colorado
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150 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank dagoDenver
Clive, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

West Des Moines Iowa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank littlefox14
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints! No matter what you get it will be great! Keep in mind spice level changes with the chef if you're picky about spice order low or none

Thank Megan M
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Met 2 Co workers for dinner. We all ordered different meals but all were great. I had a curry dish. Excellent flavor. Beautiful setting. Though it was busy we were able to easily visit.

Thank Marcia O
Illinois, United States
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Kid friendly! Traveling with an 11 year old and a 5 year old as well was my mother... And everyone found something they loved. Sushi is priced typical and appetizers are good sized. Actually it is all great sized. Service was attentive and pleasant. Unrelated but my daughter thought it was hilarious that the restrooms where called toilets in the... More 

Thank Dawn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

First time having Thai. The service was absolutely great and the food was superb. My girl has been raving about this place...I don't care for spicy and this place makes it to order. Mine not so spicy her dish hot. We will be back for sure.

Thank Mike B
Des Moines, Iowa
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69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

They are very busy at lunch, great patio. Delicious food and very consistent! Try the pineapple fried rice. Perfection! Great fresh sushi and pleasant service.

Thank jno823
West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Large Portion size entree, and Crab Rangion tasty and 5 pieces served. However, some dishes only come with a vegetable garnish so be sure to ask. Friendly staff and quiet atmosphere.

Thank Rhonda G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?