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Thai Basil Restaurant

132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
+1 617-578-0089
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (16 reviews)
“yellow curry” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely horrible service. The food is mediocre, nothing to rave about, and can certainly enjoy better food in a better atmosphere somewhere else. Similar to what other reviewers have written about - the customer service is abysmal. The waitstaff was rude, the wait time for...More

Thank 241Foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful curry! Loved the basil shrimp fried rice. Went with three friends and had very, very good food. We all liked it. The service was a little snarly which was a surprise, sort of like we bothered them to ask for separate bills. Still, the...More

Thank MaumelleJim
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

We were here last night for a quick dinner. Ordered drunken noodle and beef noodle soup. Both were ok, portion was generous and price reasonable, nothing fancy but worth popping in for a quick bite.

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We've been in Boston a week and had some amazing meals. This little hole in the wall (actually under the building) was a favorite. Our last night ended well.

Thank TagTexas
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I have been here several times. We have even been here with a larger group of about 15. The food is always great and the staff is always friendly.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Located right on Newbury Street. Reasonable prices and wide assortment of entrees on the menu. We enjoyed the food. Very friendly service.

Thank MitchellW102
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my family. My wife and daughter are vegetarians. While ordering we specified that and were still served chicken and fish sauce. The service despite being horrible, we paid a 12% tip. Once we left the restaurant the served literally ran...More

Thank Gaurav A A
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Even though this restaurant is in an upscale neighborhood, the prices are quite moderate. Green pappaya salad is quite tasty, though not spicy enough, and the Tom Yam is pretty standard, green curry was very nice and fresh. Very friendly staff!

Thank pkatya2015
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Went at 4:00 for an early dinner. Easy seating, pleasant staff, Pad Thai and the Crispy Pad Thai were nicely done, portions were a bit larger than I anticipated especially at the relatively inexpensive price - plates were in the $8-$12 range which for the...More

Thank bobakerley
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Tom Yum soup had only mushrooms, no other veggies, and a chicken salad had pieces of toast, which looked like chicken, and seriously, only about 3 small strips of chicken on the salad. Probably the worst Thai restaurant I've ever been to.

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Back Bay
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heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Yes, wine and beer. Newertheless, wine choice limited.
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-578-0089
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