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“Well run and very good.”
Review of Thai Basil

Thai Basil
Ranked #10 of 190 Restaurants in Sevierville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 24, 2012

I went at a busy time of day (noon) and it was bustling in there which was a good sign. The place had an excellent 'vibe', clean looking and enticing. The wait people were very friendly and seemed attentive. The food was very flavorful. The downsides were the portion sizes were very small and the food temperature wasnt as hot as I would have liked it. I told the waiter about the food not being quite 'hot enough'. He apologized profusely saying it was a very busy day and they had a small staff. he offered me a free dessert. That was a nice touch. He also said "I do hope you'll be back and I apologize'. That was a sign of a well run restaraunt so I WILL be back.

The prices are very reasonable which is why the portion sizes might be small. I had the panang curry with shrimp. The flavor was perfect but the amount of shrimp was small. The soup with cilantro in it was excellent but again a very small bowl. The springroll was not great (just so so) and I wouldnt recommend it.

Overall I will give it a thumbs up and will go back on a not so busy time of day.

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Thank MmonetTN
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

I have eaten at this place several times with my friends and I tried something new every time I go. There hasn't been a dish I dislike so far. My favorite dish is the drunken noodles and the thai tea is amazing! The service was great and the place is very clean! I recommend everyone to go and try the food there.

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Thank Jacob A
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Reviewed April 17, 2012

One Asian cuisine that has seen quite a bit of success in the Sevier County area over the past few years is Thai. I'm happy to report that there is another viable choice for Thai, and it's especially convenient for visitors staying in some of the resorts north of Sevierville.

I had seen the signs for Thai Basil, but couldn't find the actual storefront at first. It's a rather small establishment, tucked into a strip-mall building very near Staples, on the Parkway north of downtown Sevierville-- a real "blink and you'll miss it" place. Inside, it's clean and modern, with a slight industrial look to its ceiling.

After going over the choices, helpfully explained by the polite and well-versed server, I opted for the Green Curry with tofu, with a "hot" spice level. Chili-heads can opt for "Thai hot" if they wish; I wanted to taste the rest of the flavors this first time. A few minutes later, I was presented with the dish shown in my attached picture: a fresh mixture of eggplant, tofu and other vegetables in a distinct creamy green sauce with a mound of rice on the side.

In short: Simply presented, and simply delicious.

The prices appear competitive with other local places that serve Thai. This of course means that fans of Thai cuisine no longer have to go deep into Sevierville or to Pigeon Forge to satisfy that lemongrass/curry craving-- a BIG plus for those who are staying at the nearby Wilderness At The Smokies resort and are getting tired of the bland, overpriced onsite eateries.

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1  Thank dXTC
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

The stir fried lunch deals are a bargin and I feel like I have eaten healthy, tasty, food. We have eaten here 4 times and have enjoyed every bite. Great food at a fair price.

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Thank Accuspec
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Haven't had a bad meal here yet. Love Rainbow and Ginger lunch special.

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1  Thank GatorPoint
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