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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

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1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
+1 510-527-8611
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 23:30 - 21:30
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food - we shared some dishes and was fun to try them - everything was great. Appetizers were terrific and so were the main dishes.

Thank Carolyn R
Berkeley, California
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We came to this restaurant as a fallback to another horrible restaurant on Solano. The wait to get in was zero, the food was great, and this restaurant saved the evening. The pad thai and iced teas are excellent. The chicken dishes were very good, as well as the satay. Very casual and low key, but excellent food and ambience... More 

Thank M L
Berkeley, California
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Decent food but not strong flavoring. Nothing like authentic Thai cooking.... you do not pick up any fish sauce or much heat in dishes that should have those flavors.

Thank mrosen456
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Went there for a quick lunch on Saturday. The food arrived so fast that it could not possibly have been cooked - it was "constructed" out of previously cooked ingredients. Pad Thai- the chicken was dry and had no flavor; the sauce was so sticky and sweet that it had to have come from a bottle; the peanuts were flavorless... More 

Thank Kata J
Palo Alto, California
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240 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Over all the food was good, but disappointed in the soup (them cha gai). The corn cakes were very good and the fresh roll of vermicelli, tofu and vegetables was just ok. Sliced duck with lychee was very good but all the other items my friends ordered wasn't up to what you might expect. Lacked flavor and spice. The service... More 

Thank Iamalwayslost
Kensington, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

First time here, went for lunch. Super friendly staff. Sat at a little table in the courtyard. We had the pan fried dumplings first, they were fantastic. I had the minced chicken with basil entrée-Delicious!! However, it was so spicey. I asked for medium spice, next time light spice. But it was awesome. Oh and lunch comes with a cup... More 

Thank matts2869
Rocklin, California, United States
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

All of the dishes we ordered were fantastic !!! Really delicious and just the right amount of seasoning - not too hot as Thai Food is sometimes. Wonderful Thai Fried Rice and the Pad Thai with Chicken was the best I've ever tasted. I would definitely recommend this "little jewel" to anyone who appreciates and enjoys exploring new "adventures in... More 

Thank Cheryl G
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Bad customer service, the restaurant looks really nice when you get in but that is where the good feeling end. The service lady was rude and very bad service. The food was plane without much flavor, the food was served with very bad presentation. It seemed that the restaurant is under staffed without any passion for food. Over priced for... More 

Thank Gregorymayfield
Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

I enjoyed their happy hour appetizers at $5 along with drinks. The corn cakes with cucumber relish were delicious.

Thank DavidMS1961
Lexington, Kentucky
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The beef was almost raw, and the amount vegetables (green beans and eggplant) was just ridiculous. We also ordered a dish with suck, the same low quality ingredients. The soup was tasteless and I would say this was my worst Thai ever.

Thank YoungFriend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
23:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1736 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94707-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-8611

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