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The Basil Inn

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1 Pasir Ris Close E!Hub@Downtown East | 01-21 Downtown East, Singapore 519599, Singapore
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 18:00
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44 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good, FAST food. Thai themed, with a definite mainland Asia flair. Plenty of seating, even for babies.

Thank Josh L
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31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just went there again today to enjoy the fantastic Thai food that they surf. Do note that they have moved to level 2 of the e-gallery right beside Cueguru.

Thank Canicus
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

What a let down. Worst pineapple rice I have ever tasted. Sent it back it was so bad. This after waiting 40 minutes for our food, and they forgot two dishes. Won't be back, which is too bad as it used to be fairly decent.

Thank globaljunkie
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Boss brought us there for a treat and I was won over by the appetising fare. Brought my family there and the children enjoyed the dishes thoroughly, ranging from fried honey chicken, stir fried kangkong, fried minced pork egg, basil chicken, desserts to iced milk tea and lemongrass tea. Will be back for more! Yummy!

1 Thank SingaporeGuest
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Some of the best Thai food around! The chef is an elderly Thai lady and it shows in the food. It honestly deserves five stars with the exception of the waiting time. That belong said, I can wait!

1 Thank Nikki F
Singapore, Singapore
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

It has been years since I ate here (they were in a much smaller location within the same building) and it was very good. Ordered Pad Thai, Phad Kra Pow Moo, Thod Mun Goong and Pak Boong Fai Daeng. All passed with flying colors and authentic. Whole meal was $27 with two bottles of water, which by Singapore standards is... More 

1 Thank Cecil L
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We were 7 for lunch. They were nice to accommodate my husband and mother-in-law's food allergies. The problem came when we saw a big cockroach near the serving area/desk. Absolutely disgusting!

Thank AidaBlatPalacios
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

The foods are delicious and the staffs are friendly. The tom yam clear soup is a must and definitely for those who loves spicy food.

Thank smhong746
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Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I ordered this dish because I love garlic dishes! The pork came with chopped fried garlic. The pork was okay but the garlic had an absolutely burnt after taste. I would not be eating there again!

Thank Goh Lim G
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

It was an accidental find that proved rewarding. Basil Inn is a very simple restaurant that requires you to fill in the order chit and place your own orders at the counter (and pay upfront). No fanfare, no elaborate deco, no uniformed service staff...it's the food that matters most. While there's not much of service here, the service staff are... More 

Thank Bingercat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close E!Hub@Downtown East | 01-21 Downtown East, Singapore 519599, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
Located inside Downtown East in Pasir Ris

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