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Thai Basil

14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible21%
31 May 2017
“average place, slow serving”
14 Aug 2017
“Plenty of other places”
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

My party arrived for food during the fringe. Nobody inside always a bad sign but we gave the place a chance. Food offered at the special rate but we were charged a different high price and as we were in a hurry we paid and...More

Thank psvi
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

The place looks a bit oldish, just 2 tables on a Friday eve. But the service was nice and the dishes really Thai tasty!

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Thai Basil is an average Thai food restraurant. It is small, almost always busy if you go for lunch or dinner and accepts only cash! I like their noodle soups but it is just average, tastes a bit too artificial, so nothing special. Prices are...More

Thank nurcel
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We were told that you can't go wrong with Thai when in Edinburgh. It was a Firday evening and most places looked packed. We were tired after a transatlantic flight, so we just randomly picked this place as there were empty tables inside, and we...More

Thank MskOnTheHudson
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I have been there twice but saw no other people having food. Don't know why it is so empty in spite of being on the main street. Food was good (only tried Pad thai and Khao pad). Advantage: you can customize your food as you...More

Thank Utsakarmakar
Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was great and reasonably priced, we were the only people in the restaurant but I don't understand why. We took our own bottle of wine and were immediately brought glasses and a bottle cooler, we didn't have to wait long for our starters...More

1  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed October 27, 2016

was in Thai basil with my family, food were so yummy with a good portions. we all so full after main course with no room for dessert.

1  Thank EchoRuth
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We ate here as the other restaurant we were going to go to wasn't open. It was a risk as no one was in it, was a bit wary. But the food was really tasty. We liked it so much we went back the following...More

Thank akeikom
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Food was actually ok when it arrived but it was just the slowest service. The staff were lovely but just very disorganised.

Thank KH7285
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

"Ate" here last night with friends on a visit to the Edinburgh festival, Thai is my favourite so I was delighted to see that they had a special offer on, so result!!! We sat ourselves down (was plenty of seats) and were duly brought menus,...More

Thank Bettysdad1974
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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  • Address: 14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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