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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

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#62 of 121 Thai in Portland
#1,037 of 2,763 Restaurants in Portland


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Gai Satay
Skewers of BBQ chicken marinated in a light curry, & served w/ peanut sauce, toasts & cucumber salad.
Popia Tod
Golden fried rice paper wrapped w/ mixed vegetables & glass noodles, served w/ homemade plum sauce.
Fresh Wrapped
Rice paper wrapped w/ mixed vegetables, sweet basil, mint leaves, & tofu, served w/ peanut sauce.
Tom Yum
Clear spicy soup w/ a touch of lemon grass, galanga root, kaffir leaves, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, & chicken or tofu topped w/ cilantro
Tom Kah Gai
Chicken or tofu in a spicy coconut milk soup w/ galanga root, kaffir leaves tomatoes, onions, mushrooms & lemon grass w/ cilantro.
Yum Yai Salad
Chicken & shrimp, fresh lettuce, onions, cucumber, & tomatoes tossed w/ house vinaigrette - dressing, topped w/ boiled egg & cracked peanut
Rama Salad
Chicken breast, steamed broccoli, spinach, shitake, hard boiled egg & corn kernels topped w/ peanut sauce served w/ jasmine rice.
Fresh & Easy
Fresh tossed salad w/ lettuce, carrots, & tomatoes in house dressing
Chicken Green Curry
Served w/ jasmine rice. Cooked w/ bamboo shoots, eggplant, bell pepper, coconut milk, & sweet basil leaves
House Special Curry
Served w/ jasmine rice. If you love peanut sauce, you must try this red curry peanut sauce w/ chicken, bell pepper, carrots, & broccoli
Beef Mussamun Curry
Served w/ jasmine rice. Slowly simmered chunks of beef w/ potatoes, carrots, onions, & peanuts in a rich Thai mussamun curry
Pad Thai
The most famous of Thai rice noodles stir fried w/ chicken & shrimp, tofu, bean sprouts, green onions, egg & cracked peanuts
Pad Kee Mao
Stir-fried wide size rice noodles w/ chicken, egg, onions, green onions, bell peppers, garlic, fresh chili, & sweet basil leaves
Tom Yum Noodle Soup
Rice noodles in spicy tom yum soup w/ minced chicken, bean sprouts, fresh basil, & ground peanuts, topped wonton
I Love Veggies
Served w/jasmine rice. Stir-fried seasonal mixed vegetables, fresh garlic, mushrooms, onions & tofu in house special sauce
Spicy Sweet Basil
Served w/ jasmine rice. Stir-fried ground chicken, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, green onions, black pepper & sweet basil leaves
Cashew Gai
Served w/ jasmine rice. Chicken breast stir-fried w/ onions, chili paste, bell pepper, carrot, cashew nuts, & green onions
Lovely Ginger
Served‎ w/ jasmine rice. Stir-fried chicken w/ fresh ginger, garlic, assorted mushrooms, onions, green onions & black pepper
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All reviews thai food grilled eggplant rice wraps fries spice level outdoor patio service was great medium spicy dish presentation
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

Nestled in a house with such charm and character we enjoy often. Good food. Great service and fabulous environment. Good prices too

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank billf965
Reviewed April 10, 2019

I met two friends here on my first night in town We had the mixed appetizer platter and each had different meals. All were exceptional. Service was great as well.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank yakermary
Reviewed February 12, 2019

We tried a few take out dishes and enjoyed for a couple of days on a long road trip. Food and service was great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank campingcj
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

I have passed by the purple & green sign many times as I have driven down Broadway. I finally stopped in the other night. This building is a two story building and this restaurant is located upstairs so don’t confuse it with the Thai place...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Curiouskelley
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

First we shared the green papaya salad. The flavors were perfectly combined. Absolutely delicious. My entree was the green curry chicken, mild. It was perfect! All veggies cooked to perfection. My dish was accompanied with jasmine rice, topped with forbidden rice. Also cooked perfectly. Thai...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LorettaBreedveld
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The place is nice seemed a bit quite , lots of people got takeout there coming in and out right by where you sit . The food was average nothing that really stood out in flavor . We ordered Spicy friend rice and it had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pdxella
Reviewed October 14, 2018

**written via notes taken day-of experience All right, so if you are 'in and out' of Portland in just a couple of days, you may not pick up on this: Portland is a "be who you are, any time of day, any day of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank generalinquiry
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Sweet Basil offers a huge selection of authentic Thai and pan Asian influenced preparations. Overall I had a good impression of this restaurant that has a very friendly staff and very welcoming dining rooms. The restaurant is cozy and pleasant with an air of making...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My coworkers and I frequently visit for lunch, and have always had a good experience. Service is friendly, the food is delicious, and sitting on the outdoor patio during the summer is lovely! There are grape vines that cover the whole patio in the backyard,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nwvacationers
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We used to love this place, but haven't been back in years after moving across town. Today we were seriously disappointed. We ordered the Chicken Pad Thai, an old favorite, but it was bland, lacking in spice, few vegetables, and not tasty. The fresh wrap...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Matthew J
SweetBasilOregon, Owner at Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Sorry looks like everything disappointed you including the parking. I will improve the quality of foods but I can't do anything with parking.

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