Thai food is my favorite kind of food and over the years I have tried various Thai restaurants all over the midwest. Cool Basil is hands down, the best, most fresh and authentically prepared Thai food in Des Moines. The Thom Yum soup is to die for, as are every appetizer on the menu. The pad Thai and Prik King is wonderful and the sushi is great as well. They have a great selection of beer and YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN WINE! There is no corkage fee :) They have an adorable wine bar and a very fresh and comfortable dining area that is perfect for date night or family dinner! The Thai iced coffees are PERFECT and the dessert menu has never once been a disappointment. I have never left food reviews before, but I feel very strongly that after the wonderful food and service I've had at COOL BASIL I had to say something. I am surprised by the other comments saying they had a long wait time, I've ordered the food for delivery as well and the maximum wait time was an hour (not long to wait for the quality of food), I have also been there on busy friday and saturday nights and our food took the appropriate amount of time. Waiting has never been an issue for me here.
GO TO THIS RESTAURANT, you will not regret it!
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