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461 High St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the green papaya salad with seafood. As very often in cheap or sort of cheap little places, you must understand seafood as one or two sliced deep frozen tasteless prawns, a few calamari bits and also sort of processed fish cakes pieces. No chili at all, at least the green papaya was fresh. You can really see that... More 

Thank Christine H
Melbourne, Australia
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118 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is always good - we've visited many times and never had a bad meal. My kids have been regular customers since they were 5 and 7 - and 7 years later it's still our favourite cafe in Preston. The decor is a little run down, but the service is fast and friendly, and the food NEVER lets... More 

Thank EvanKatesma
Bendigo, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

We live in Bendigo and our family travels down once a month to eat at this wonderful restaurant. The service is spot on, the food is always delivered quickly and nice and hot, the staff are always friendly and accommodating and the price is very reasonable. Our favourite meals are Fish fillet in ginger sauce (No 151) and Stir fried... More 

Thank Joanne A
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Basil house has great meals at unbelievable prices. The salt and pepper squid or chicken ribs are to die for. Love the Singapore noodles or the Nasi or Mee Goreng. There is something for everyone to try. The staff are very friendly and accomodating. It has become a regular haunt especially when friends visit. Not the most extravagant or flash... More 

Thank Alan F
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Good food on a budget, limited vegetarian options. The pho looks good but haven't tried it as its not veg. Services is great.

Thank net_girl_82
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016

We frequent this restaurant often and the food is always tasty, fresh and generous. Service is also very quick and no frills. Great for a quick dinner out with the family.

Thank buzibunga
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55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Basil House is always busy but we never have any problems getting a table. We have our usual favourites on rotation - seafood laksa, pad thai, five spice chicken. Food comes quick and hot, delicious.

Thank Celia C
Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

I enjoy coming to this place as food is cheap and delicious. Love their salt & pepper calamari and Tom Yum soup.

Thank Pazzy1
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016

My parents and I had dinner at this restaurant in the new year and really enjoyed the whole experience! We were served by a teenage waitress who had arrived in Australia five months before and already spoke great English for someone who'd only just learnt. She was friendly, helpful, solicitous and performed her job perfectly. We ordered beef and tomato... More 

Thank C F
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

I love coming here for a large and cheap meal. The Pho is great and always satisfies. There is a very large variety of Asian cuisines in this restaurant and that's what I love about it. It's always so hard to make a decision as everything is always fresh and tastes great.

Thank Alexia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 High St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Darebin  >  Preston

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?