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Thai Basil Restaurant

#329 of 2,490 Restaurants in Boston
££ - £££Asian, Thai
132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
+1 617-578-0089
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (17 reviews)
“yellow curry” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
££ - £££
132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Went at 4:00 for an early dinner. Easy seating, pleasant staff, Pad Thai and the Crispy Pad Thai were nicely done, portions were a bit larger than I anticipated especially at the relatively inexpensive price - plates were in the $8-$12 range which for the...More

Thank bobakerley
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Tom Yum soup had only mushrooms, no other veggies, and a chicken salad had pieces of toast, which looked like chicken, and seriously, only about 3 small strips of chicken on the salad. Probably the worst Thai restaurant I've ever been to.

1  Thank Stacey T
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We ordered online through door dash. The food took a long time as the driver said that the restaurant had given our food to someone else and had to remake it. When the food arrive it was terrible. Flavorless and cold. The pad Thai noodles...More

1  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Good food with reasonable price but it's quite spicy. Service is Ok. Recommended for Thai food lovers :)

Thank Tuan0131
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Stopped by to have some good Thai food for lunch and was not disappointed. Great food at pretty reasonable price although the price for the luncheon feature plates had gone up since my previous visit last year.

Thank prestonlaw
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Have been here 4-5 times when we visit during the Boston marathon. VERY good panang curry. Just the right amount of spiciness for me- and j like it with a kick. (They do adjust when requested). Husband had the cashew shrimp. He said it needed...More

Thank tmrc55
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The red curry chicken was OK, it could have had more pizzazz to it. I was able to sample some wine before I chose to make sure I'd like it. Service was about average. When we went in, I asked for a table away from...More

Thank gnaff9093
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Service was great. Prices low to reasonable. Highly recommended. I had the Pad See Ew. Huge portion. Try it if you've never had it before. You will never go back to your go-to order: Pad Thai.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I had the Tom Yum soup and Tropical Fried Rice. Both were pretty tasty. Nice location for a break from shopping or sightseeing.

Thank 774rayh
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

If you're used to Thai food or spicy food in general,this place is decent but nothing too special. We felt that our food could have been a little more spicy and a little less sweet. For the price, it was so-so. Portions were quite generous,...More

1  Thank ianyap
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Yes, wine and beer. Newertheless, wine choice limited.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-578-0089
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