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Siamese Basil

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527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
+1 760-753-3940
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Found the flavors here weren't great, and my hot take-out was in a plasticky tub that made me worry about plastic leeching. Was a little disappointed.

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Thank Roam T
Encinitas, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Siamese Basil has remained near the top of my Thai favorites list for decades. Service is efficient and comfortable, the food very good and prices reasonable. Pineapple fried rice, curries and Tom Yung Ka Gai wonderful. I recommend it for its small charm and comfort food without breaking the bank, although $7 dollar entree's are now $15 dollar entrees this... More 

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Thank drbodysrfr
Escondido, California
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Second time in two years I've had lunch here. Each time my friend and I are the only customers in the place and each time the service is slooooowww. This time I ordered something different - from the lunch special menu. It was chicken and veggies in a very thick sauce served over white rice that tasted as if it... More 

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Thank FoggyMonday
oklahoma city
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337 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Pad Thai and Pad See ew were not sweet, but sour and tangy. Maybe it's a different style, but I just didn't like it. The Panang curry was good though. Chicken was typical cheap chicken.

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Thank redningja
Pacific Grove, California
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184 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food was fresh and well-prepared and the servers were helpful and entertaining. The dishes didn't have the exquisite & subtle flavors I had hoped for, but we enjoyed them.

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Thank John H
Tehachapi, California
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355 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We both had the pad Thai -- it was okay. It was fresh but had an odd flavor to the sauce. The service was good and the place is cute and clean. I would try again but get something else.

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Thank Diana W
Woodstock, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We've been making this an annual stop for a meal since we started coming to the north-of-San Diego area several years ago. Siamese Basil is a no-frills, informal family-run restaurant with delicious, fresh and well-prepared food. Try the Thai Eggplant Special for a real treat.

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Thank H T
Encinitas, California
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is a regular staple in our diners out. The kids love the red curry and the "chicken on a stick"

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Thank Efshany
Show Low, Arizona
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

My wife and I were visiting a childhood friend of mine and his wife for dinner and he suggested this restaurant. It wasn't hard to find but tucked into a downtown area with several other restaurants close by. The place is small, with maybe 15 tables and it could use a face lift, but it was clean. Our waiter was... More 

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Thank John J
wickenburg
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

My wife and I went to Siamese Basil for lunch last week. We didn't get sick but found the food, service and décor to be on the poor side. Of the 10 of 15 Thai restaurants we have been to this was the least good, but far from the least expensive. We won't try it again.

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Thank ranchmac

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-3940

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