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Thai Basil

2431 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4805
+1 916-442-7690
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“yellow curry” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2431 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4805
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We came here for our pre-race dinner the night before the CIM. This little restaurant serves authentic Thai food. They do let you choose your spice level. Our group of 7 had a wonderful meal. I had the panang curry with chicken. Nice pieces of...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We found Thai Basil as we were deciding what to have for dinner. We were not disappointed. The menu was quite simple, as was the food. It wasn't overdone or fussy, it was light, fresh and vibrantly full of flavour.. The service from the wait-staff...More

Thank Ronni68
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It's a small, nice place. The service was prompt. They provided a high chair for the LO. They had many dishes with GF/V options. We don't need complete vegan, but avoid eggs and fish sauce. The server was very knowledgeable and ensured the dish would...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I had the Pad-See-Ew. It was tasty and hot. The wait was a little long but the food didnt dissapoint. Nice quaint local and the place was clean.

Thank JLars34
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place! So charming, small and easily to walk to. Always get red curry with chicken. Yum!! Can't wait to go again.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Two of us had dinner Saturday and enjoyed the new Winter menu. I had lamb and my guest had yellow curry. We started with the BEST brussel sprouts with cauliflower. A rainy evening, their specialty teas were perfect. We will be back!

Thank lisan664
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Never had it before and wasn't sure I would like it, but a friend recommended it to me and wow! Slightly spicy and and very tasty on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Drunken Noodles hit the spot!

Thank Bernie278
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I loved the fried rice and tofu. Took some home for dinner. Great place, and pet - friendly. I'll be back.....

Thank Bluesman13
Reviewed 21 December 2016

While visiting family in Sacramento we opted for Thai for dinner. We were not disappointed with Thai Basil. Although not a fancy restaurant, the wait staff and service was good and the food delicious. Is there better out there, probably, but we had no complaints...More

Thank RonH43026
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Eating outside in their special weekend-only, fairy-like garden area, complete with a water feature, was special. The service was very good and they accommodated my wishes for am substituting eggplant instead of potatoes in their yellow curry dish. So good! My friends had the summer...More

Thank cyclist16
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2431 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-442-7690
  • E-mail
Thai Basil has been Voted Best Thai Food in Sacramento area every yearesince 2001 by Sac. Mag. and SN&R's reader's choice award.Features house made curries, fresh noodles and signature cocktails.Large selections for Vegan and Gluten free optionsAt Thai Basil, we’re committed to bringing you fresh, authentic and great tasting Thai food you can trust. Our menu is made from high quality ingredients from local vendors and home made sauces. Our mission: is to consistently deliver the BEST Thai food with friendly service every day
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