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Red Basil

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61 Main St, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1V6, Canada
+1 519-622-0888
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Cambridge, Canada
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for lunch with a coworker and the service was exceptional. The food was fast and hot. The spices were just perfect. I will be returning.

Thank normahCambridge
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Vietnam two years ago and have been searching for a good Vietnamese restaurant ever since. We live in Guelph but hadn't found somewhere we would have gone back to. We are so excited to have found this place! The food is excellent, very authentic and there are so many options to choose from! Our favourite... More 

Thank Jana M
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61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Quiet place but it was near closimg on a Tuesday night. Clean place and the food is fresh. Spices are not too hot but I'm sure if your a regular they'd spice it up for you. Good place for a date plenty of wine. Indonesian yellow curry noodles delicious

Thank Richard A
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

First time here and won't be the last. We started with the house Soup "Red Basil Sour & Spicy with Shrimp"(I think that's what it was called) and it was one of the best soups either of us has ever had, perfect on a cold night. My wife had the Crispy Orange Chicken and loved it, the sauce was great.... More 

Thank ItsAMikey
Welland, Canada
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Every other week I travel to Cambridge from Niagara to pick up coffee down the street from Red Basil at Monigram Coffee Roasters. Anytime I can I try to stop here for Crispy Orange Duck. It is absolutely delicious and fairly priced. When they are busy It takes a bit long to order and receive drinks but it is worth... More 

Thank Lucas S
Cambridge, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The food is always good, and is always the same, so you will never be disappointed. I have never had anything here that i didn't like. The food is always fresh. They have a large selection to choose from, on the menu. The service is good, always nice and polite.

Thank GehlKing
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Red Basil is a small, busy restaurant. It is busy because the food is good, and because it has reasonable prices. Plus, they offer quick, friendly service - without giving you the feeling of being "rushed". Another nice option, you can call in your order and pick it up if you don't have time for a sit down lunch. Great... More 

Thank Lady-Harley1
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great little spot...holds 60 or so people. Big menu offering all sorts of Thai food. We enjoyed a bunch of typical thai apps plus a beautiful roast duck plate ea. Overall was 9/10 and was terrific value compared to Ben Than. Return for sure.You are free to go anytime except Fri 12-1pm when we go hahahaha.

Thank ARG7777
London, Canada
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We attented the Architectural Engineering open house of Univ. Of Waterloo and after the orientation and tour its almost lunch time,time to explore the downtown area anf find a place to eat and alas Red Basil,the place is nice, clean and food was great as well as service.authentic Asian ciusine ,I even told my son if He got into to... More 

Thank dean d
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I just happen to find this restaurant about a month ago and can't say enough good things about the food. It's always fresh and delicious......two chubby thumbs up

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Main St, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 1V6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 519-622-0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?