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“Great Thai Gem”

Thai Basil Restaurant
Ranked #316 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great Thai Gem”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This is a hidden gem on Newbury Street (downstairs). Nothing fancy, but very good food at very reasonable prices. They should consider expanding their wine/beer choices, but otherwise it's great. I go all the time - and also have food delivered from there.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty and generous portions”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The veggie spring rolls were flavourful, so were the pad thai and the panang curry. Our plates were full of different veggies. It was our first time there and definititely won't be the last! This is a perfect place for a relaxed dinner.


Be informed that one pepper on their pepper scale means a pretty spicy meal if you're not used to it :)

  • Visited March 2014
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massachusetts
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Thai food”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We were in the mood for Pad Thai and decided to try this place. We ordered the "treasure bags" appetizer and were wowed when the little pouches arrived at the table. They were hot, crunchy and the filling which was delicious was beautifully complemented by the chili sauce. My husband ordered the crispy pad thai - enough for dinner with leftovers. I had the Ramayana Salad - again, a great balance of flavors. Wait staff was friendly and efficient and the waiter literally ran out of the restaurant to give us the "doggy bag" we had left on the counter. Prices were reasonable and portions healthy. We shall definitely return soon..

  • Visited February 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Been going to Thai Basil for years, lovely staff, warm atmosphere, highly reccommended! Food is delicious!

Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Recommend especially when it's cold out”
Reviewed 18 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

I like to get the Mandalay Noodles (curry based yellow noodle w/ choice of meat) or the Phuket Noodles (pan fried flat noodle in spicy dark sauce w/ choice of meat/veg)

Visited November 2013
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