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Basil Cafe

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1513 Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54914
+1 920-830-6741
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Appleton, wisconsin
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here. Atmosphere was really nice. Went with a group and all had wonderful meals. Service as great and friendly and fast. We had the Vietnamese Spring Rolls for app. Very good! Dinners were: Chicken Masaman, my wife said it was the best she has ever had. I had the Laad Na Shrimp, was very good. Cant wait to... More 

Thank john m
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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172 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated immediately at 4:45 pm on a Saturday. Our server quickly appeared. We ordered fresh rolls for our appetizer which were presented to us within minutes. Just as we finished them, our main course arrived: vegan pho (minus the tofu) for my wife and vegetables in a light garlic sauce with chicken for me. Both our meals were... More 

Thank AmosRedux
Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there to eat Vietnamese foods. Foods were fantastic. Love that place !! I highly recommend for Americans who love Asian food!!

Thank ManhDucNguyen
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you judge this restaurant by its exterior you will miss out on something good. The building is unassuming on the outside but once you step in the door you realize it's warm ambiance and tasteful decor. I've been here numerous times over the last few years and I've always enjoyed it. The Vietnamese crepe is delicious. It is under... More 

Thank soleil2jours
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wait service good and very friendly. Clean I never know what to order, it's all good. The pork fried rice is suburb.

Thank June B
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Don't let the name fool you. Basil Cafe is more upscale than your typical cafe. This is a hip, mid-to-upscale restaurant. It is good for a romantic date, a business meeting, or just a place to prove that Appleton has some reallly good food. When I am in the mood for mussels, I go to Basil. They do them right... More 

Thank AquatenniiaT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My family loves Basil's They make great red curry and I also love the spicy basil. My husband loves the laad na. My daughter has pork fried rice. All of their food and service is excellent! I also recommend their boba tea.. overall always an amazing meal!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Love the Spicy Basil Entree. Get it every time I come. I want to try new things, but I just love it so much. Beautiful place, great service and great food.

Thank Shelley D
Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very pleasant experience every time we go to this superb restaurant. My wife is Asian so she finds it very exciting when I take her there. Service is very good, and food is as good. We are very impressed.

Thank garybE4144YL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Spring rolls are amazing and the Tom Yum soup is unlike anything else! One of my favorite places. Prices are reasonable with a casual atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54914
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-830-6741

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