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Review of Pho Basil

Pho Basil
Ranked #149 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

this place was packed, and with good reason. It's the best food I've had in ages!!! Highly recommend it. It's all fresh, loads of vegan options as well as omnivore options. Would have happily eaten every meal here on my visit to Boston!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Amy B
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Mission Viejo, California
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231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“loved it”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

I tried their mussel appetizer and a tofu dish, which both had great flavor. The tofu dish was a bit on the spicy side, even though I had requested mild. I was sweating and had to have a second beer. But it was a good dinner in a relatively cold day. A little pricey in the end though.

Visited April 2014
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Tampa, FL
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

As we searched for the closest restaurant which we could reasonably reach without freezing in one of the coldest nights in Boston, we found the Pho Basil ranked as #128 of 2774 restaurants in Boston by Trip Advisor. It was only 0.4 miles walking distance from the Sheraton Boston Hotel where we were staying. We were greeted politely and surprisingly seated soon after we arrived in spite of the full packed restaurant. We ordered their specialty, the Canh Chua , sweet and sour soup ( we chose the Tofu version); Calamari for appetizer; and for entrees the Veggie Tofu Curry and The Tofu Hot Pot (See Photos) and a bottle of Merlot from Washington State. The food was just delicious; the food was temperature hot, exquisitely seasoned and just so scrumptious!! The ambience was good. The servers were incredibly efficient, friendly and charming in this restaurant. The price of the food was most reasonable. Overall, we had a delightful culinary experience! The Pho Basil is A Great Place for Thai Cuisine in Boston!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank JBDuo
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South Haven, Michigan
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Ate dinner at Pho Basil on a Friday night prior to a concert. The restaurant was very busy but we were taken care of well.

Food was very good using fresh produce, etc.

Would eat here again if in the area but then again so many options while visiting Boston.

Visited February 2014
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“delicious Pad Thai”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I live in Boston and am always out to lunch and dinner and I love Pad Thai. This is my favorite in the city.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank researchernow
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