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“Never ate a bad meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Thai Basil Cuisine

Thai Basil Cuisine
Ranked #199 of 696 Restaurants in Berkeley
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Berkeley, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Never ate a bad meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

There are tones of thai cuisine here in the Bay and I keep trying new spots as much as I can. I have never ate a bad meal in Thai Basil. It is always consistent and they have the best Pad Ke Mao I have tried. They have a few things that are not their speciality but you will not eat a bad meal.

  • Visited January 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Hole in the wall restaurant with very good Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

We needed a quick bite for an early lunch and our son took us to one of his go to Asian restaurants just off the Berkeley campus. Thai Basil offers very good authentic Thai cuisine for reasonable prices. It's a favorite of many Cal students and I can see why. Give it a try and you'll agree that their entrees offer a good value and are very tasty.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank esakimoto
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Lubbock, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Thai food for a song”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

This cozy little shop is near UC Berkeley and Telegraph amidst a cluster of other Asian food shops. So if don't like what they offer, there's plenty of other choices. I had a bowl of Tom Lai noodles soup, combining coconut, Thai chiles, chicken, hot and slightly sweet at the same time. Large and satisfying for about 6.75. Service was fast. Atmosphere was NOT the focus here.

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1 Thank Nathan C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delicious food, studenty atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

My pad kee mao (vegetarian) was delicious. A big serving, nicely spiced. (Less spicy than what I'm used to.) The restaurant seems designed for take-out, although there are tables and relatively uncomfortable chairs; you retrieve your food when they call your number. The crowd was very young. Not a place you're going to go and linger over your food, but the food was fresh and delicious.

Visited December 2011
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“Get the beef salad!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2008

Get the beef salad!

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