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Holy Basil

#374 of 4,593 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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233 Canley Vale Rd | Canley Heights, Sydney, New South Wales 2166, Australia
+61 2 9727 7585
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be hard to get in as they don't take bookings and the line out the front is more of a crowd, but after finally making it in we understood why. The food was some of the best Thai we've had. We asked for a couple of our dishes extra hot, and boy were they hot! The service was... More 

Thank Mark S
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a favourite of ours and we're never disappointed. Favourite dishes include the whole snapper, massaman beef, green curry and cashew nut chicken. YOU MUST HAVE THE FRIED ICECREAM ... do not share!!! Trust me on this. Leave room for dessert. We sometimes go to Holy Basil just for the fried icecream and skip dinner all together.

Thank lostturtle
South Australia, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing to describe the service, it's just pretty slow and rude stuffs. Some of the foods were okay but some was so awful. Never come back to this restaurant ever again.

Thank fhhhhhhgfxiik
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with my Mum having tried the holy basil in the city. Ordered ox tongue , beef tripe salad , chicken feet salad , pad see ew and papaya salad. Papaya salad was a bit too salty for my liking but everything else was very tasty and generous in serving sizes. Get here early as they don't accept reservations... More 

Thank AhBea
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food was great but the service was terrible. I came in a group of three friends during lunch time, so it was very far from busy... There were probably around five other tables occupied. The service was very slow and the waiters were the slightest bit proactive - menus weren't even handed out and needed reminding. Once the food... More 

2 Thank jemillazzz
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to so many Thai places in the area and it's so hard to find a Thai restaurant that is consistent and has authentic flavours. It's safe to say Holy Basil is pretty much the only Thai restaurant I'll be going to in the area. Friendly and attentive staff and fantastic food. It gets really busy on weekends, never... More 

2 Thank Sammy A
Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

One if the busiest restaurant around here Came at 11:59am and they are late open Food are nice but may be i get used to it so nothing so special with it Service is okay and not excellent They charge more than 2% for credit card

1 Thank SolidDynamics
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Have been to this restaurant a few times now always order the banquet as they give you a really good variety, make sure to try the mango chilli whole snapper its hands down the best dish I have ever had, waiters are friendly. You can only reserve tables for large groups so prepare for a wait as its popular with... More 

3 Thank sean88syd
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Last minute decision to eat here and wow I am so happy we did. The bbq pork chilli basil was out of this world. You have to give it a try. Great service and good price.

3 Thank hartland2004
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and I have visited often, and taken many friends here and the result has always been outstanding. You do have to wait to be seated, but it is worth it as the food is outstanding. Do keep room for the fried ice cream, it is an experience. Some items of food may be unusual but do try them... More 

2 Thank Walter L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Canley Vale Rd | Canley Heights, Sydney, New South Wales 2166, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9727 7585

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