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“Great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Basil

Thai Basil
Ranked #12 of 273 Restaurants in Visalia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $9
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic authentic Thai food. Their house dressing is spicy, salty, and sweet all in one, very gooooooood! The food can be pretty spicy so make sure to ask for your meal less spicy than you would normally get it. ( they let you pick your level of heat 1-10) my husband asked for 5 range of heat and he said it was excellent but really spicy.

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Thank Alicpanella
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  • Dutch first
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  • German first
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English first
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic is the word”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We love this place. Friendly service authentic cuisine and great atmosphere. Go early so you can get =a seat!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Hillbilly1234
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Southern Calif
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Terrific Thai food in Visalia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were on our way to Sequoia National Park and stopped overnight in Visalia. For out of towners, just finding this little restaurant is an adventure -- but the food is worth it. Know it is across from Blockbuster near the corner of a large shopping mall.
We shared standards like pad thai, green curry, etc.; all were excellent. The service was helpful and attentive.
We liked Thai Basil so much that we planned to have lunch here on our way out of Sequoia five days later. Unfortunately, it was closed on Saturday for lunch (though apparently open for dinner.)

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank KDsMom
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Manhattan Beach CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

A hidden gem.... Delicious food, great service, good prices! Yummmmmm. Will be returning again and again!!!! :) :)

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Thank Mermaidbina
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Small n cozy with excellent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Thai Basil has excellent food and service. A hidden little secret in our Visalia! The establishment is small and I almost wish it was bigger, but I wonder if that would take away the magic of what Thai Basil is all about. Come ready to wait a while for your food, but be ready to love and enjoy any dish in their menu!!

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Thank MarielaMR
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