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“Excellent food at a reasonable price”

Basil Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #98 of 1,857 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant has been open for at least 2 years in this location.
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Ate supper here on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was not that busy so we were seated right away. Wait staff was quick, friendly and courteous. The setting was right on Eubank in a little strip mall. Parking was right in front and the restaurant itself was clean and although not up to tablecloth ambience, was more refined than a lot of these small affairs tend to be. The menu was pretty standard Vietnamese fare and prices were around $8-$10. Serving portions were very generous - everyone in my party took home about half the meal. The food seemed fresh and well seasoned, cooked to perfection. Best bon I have had yet.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

The food and service are both very good but the shakes make this restaurant worth the visit. I recommend the avocado and coconut in particular. Definitely a must try whether traveling thru or just visiting.

Thank KyDub
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

When you drive up it appears that everyone is going into the Mexican restaurant next door. But the smart people are going to Basil Leaf. This may have been the best pho I've had. Stay with the traditional Vietnamese food and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Enjoyed lunch at the Basil Leaf today and it was fabulous. From the genuine hospitality expressed by the courteous greeter, to the well-informed explanation of any item on the extensive menu that struck my fancy, to the speed of service (the appetizer arrived at the table in 2 minutes, the main courses in 7), to the collection of the plates after the meal - the delivery of the culinary experience of this restaurant was superb. The food was exceptionally good - pork filled egg rolls, which we shared; and, I had the green curry with tofu and broccoli - a sublime taste with the tofu crisp on the outside and soft and fulffy without being soggy on the inside and the broccoli could be tasted through the dominating curry. Lunch for two for $26.95 cannot be beaten for such delicious Vietnamese food. The atmosphere is high quality comfortable - as tasteful as the food was. I truly look forward to returning and trying more items on that very varied menu. I recommend this place to anyone as you will not be dissapointed.

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2  Thank 194BrianB
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were visiting Albuquerque and wanted something different from Mexican. We looked this restaurant up and the ratings were good. My gf had a vegitarian dish and I the combo bowl (bun)
I had enough left for lunch the next day.

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Thank catlady32
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