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Cool Basil

550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
+1 515-967-4611
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (10 reviews)
“pad thai” (7 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much to choose from. Very large menu. I recommend sushi rolls Altoona and Birthday and the curry duck is amazing. Prices are fair portions are good and taste is great. Service is friendly, quick and helpful. Don’t pass on the fortune cookie it’s the...More

Thank Mindy H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We like to eat out at Cool Basil as the food is good and reasonable price. HUGE menu with an extensive diversity of choices. Friendly staff and clean.

Thank gpschwartz2017
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is by far the best Asian Fusion restaurant in Altoona. They have a very diverse menu and it's the only place you can get roasted duck or tofu in Altoona served on the menu all the time. In addition to the regular menu they...More

Thank mbug772017
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great food. Nice atmosphere. My padthai was spicy but not too much to handle. Chefs do a great job getting it as mild or as hot as you can handle.

Thank tcosner68
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We just had a fantastic meal at Cool Basil! The selection of food was outstanding and we all enjoyed our meals. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Tried their teriyaki chicken tonight and it was the best ever! Moist browned chicken with a light teriyaki sauce, fresh steamed broccoli and slivered carrots were the bomb!! Keep up the great job!

Thank jjb99683
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Decent prices and pretty good rolls overall. Clean and quick service. A good option for a weekday lunch!

Thank FlyoverFoodie
Reviewed 26 June 2017

was here a little more than a year ago. Food and service are both great. I had the Thai pumpkin curry with chicken (2 stars heat) Heat level was great, as was the flavor -- the pumpkin itself was a little disappointing -- you forget...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Relatively decent Thai with Japanese and Chinese options. Sushi too. Had the fried Thai roll bites which were more like something out of the freezer. Not very tasty. Also had the Massaman curry. It was interesting, a bit on the sweet side. I ordered it...More

Thank barrioonwheels
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Passing through the area this was recommended by the clerk at the hotel. I was a bit skeptical at a strip-mall restaurant but shouldn't have been. We started with the chicken satay appetizer and it could have been a meal in itself. Not the small,...More

Thank MeanderingMax
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:15 PM
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-4611
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