We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sweet Basil

) #21 of 533 Restaurants in Albany $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
+1 518-729-4111
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (21 reviews)
“duck” (11 reviews)
“mango curry” (5 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
Write a Review
Reviews (108)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but charming and welcoming Thai restaurant located in house. Waitress, hostess & part owner ? was incredibly accommodating and helpful. We let her know that we had a concert to attend and she ensured that the meal was out in a timely fashion. Our...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small restaurant but the food is consistently good quality and fresh! The menu has lots of great options.

Thank knauerji
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had the drunken noodles, the pakow, the green cury. They were all very tasty. The staff were nice and friendly.

Thank Achi B
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I was always looking for an authentic Thai place ever since i moved to albany. Though there were many Thai food places none were really great. But Sweet basil is just the best one. I really wonder how i missed this one all this while....More

Thank Logesh V
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A small (seating for about 25) well established Thai Restaurant. Delicious food and well served by pleasant staff. The Sweet Basil Duck is awesome. Dinner reservations are necessary. Highly recommended.

Thank ESurowitz
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This charming little restaurant was such a treat. Best Panang curry I have ever had. Mild, but with a great depth of flavor. (Not a real fan of hot). Reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.

Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a lovely albeit small Thai restaurant in Albany. Not many tables but was fine at lunch on a Saturday. The food was delicious. The Sweet Basil Eggplant was just outstanding. Service was polite and attentive. Street parking was a little tricky but worth...More

Thank mjcrooksmomof3
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at Sweet Basil a year ago, and continuing to see the restaurant highly rated in TripAdvisor, we returned for another evening's meal. We found the service to be attentive, even on a very busy Friday night, the food to come out of the...More

Thank LopingianTravels
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. The food is excellent. The restaurant is small we go early to get a table. The wait staff are very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Suzeele
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We (party of two) arrived for a birthday dinner at 9:00 on a Friday night. We checked the website which said they were open until 10:00. We were turned away. Very disappointing. I doubt we will try again even with all the wonderful reviews.

Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Nearby Restaurants
New World Bistro Bar
531 reviews
.31 km away
Sam's Italian-American Restaurant
78 reviews
.54 km away
The Cheese Traveler
22 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
New York State Capitol
561 reviews
2.25 km away
New York State Museum
786 reviews
1.73 km away
Washington Park
294 reviews
1.73 km away
The Egg
189 reviews
1.96 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is Thai food really spicy?
20 November 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Kari K | Reviewed this property |
Pad Thai is not spicy really. Spice can be adjusted and there are different types of curries.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-4111