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Cool Basil

1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
+1 515-225-8111
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (17 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (14 reviews)
“green curry” (6 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband wanted to try this place. It was surprisingly busy for a Monday night. We had Basil chicken stir fry and Angry chicken stir fry. Our waitress told us Very spicy. Food was Extremely bland. Asked for something to make it spicy. She brought us...More

Thank PDWC13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Years back, I went to this place and always wanted to go back. Recently I went to this very popular restaurant twice. Both times, the food was unexceptional. My last visit is why I don't want to go again. We waited a short time in...More

1  Thank salinNYC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was traveling for business and was looking for a nice place to eat. I went there for dinner and requested the patio seating. It was so cute with lovely shades and a garden on the side. The sushi was delicious and I will definitely...More

Thank 777acr
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food was good here but the place was freezing cold when we got there - had to ask to have the air turned down. The service was not good at all.

Thank Victoria D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

There is nothing not to like about this place! Wonderful selection on their lunch menu. Plenty to choose from. I chose the Pineapple Fried Rice (a chicken and cashew dish), with no spice, a little afraid it would have no flavor, and I was wrong....More

Thank DEB309
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Nice people who run this restaurant. The food is very good. Anything you order you will enjoy! Service is beyond excellent!

Thank cutie98
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend got the pineapple fried rice and absolutely loved it. All of the food was amazing I specially love the crab rangoons and fried bananas

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Portions are large; I was the only one in my group to finish my plate. They offer Thai as well as Chinese and assorted rice dishes. Don't be afraid of the Thai dishes. When you order they ask you how much heat you want, from...More

Thank DesMoinesDenizen
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Large menu with offerings of sushi, sashimi, and Thai dishes among others. Our table had sushi and poke. The sushi was good and consistent. The poke was outstanding and recommended. Would return if in the mood for Asian food. A little busy and noisy.

Thank Jaymarie F
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I have only ever had the Pineapple Fried Rice and it will probably only be the only thing I ever get at Cool Basil. The mix of Pineapple, Cashews, Chicken, Shrimp and fried rice is some of the best I've ever had in a Chinese...More

1  Thank Glenn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-8111
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