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Basil Thai Cafe

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410 E Green St # 3, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
+1 217-344-9130
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Decatur, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

I have tried the place three times now and each time I have been underwhelmed. The price is right, there are plenty of choices and the food is served quickly. I have ordered chicken based entrees and the food was mediocre. The pieces of chicken were dark meat leftovers. If you go there I have heard the vegetarian Pad Thai... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Basil Thai cafe on the campus of the University of Illinois has the most delicious Tom Yum Noodle soup, which is not available anywhere else in town. Every other dish that I have tried at Basil Thai have also been excellent. Get there early during the school year because the line gets very long at noon!

Thank happywhalewatcher
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

The place is good. The food is very delicious and the service is not bad. The waiters do not take orders at your table but at least they will bring the food to your table! That's a plus but I feel that the place is a bit overpriced.

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Chicago, Illinois USA & Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

This was once my favorite Thai place. In terms of taste, it still is, but the prices have climbed up over the years and their portions have shrunk. Basil Fried rice with beef, Tom Yum Noodle Soup spicy, Basil Chicken (ask for ground chicken), and Pad Kee Mao are still one of the best I've had in the whole world.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2008

It's not fancy, but it's good and it's fast. My first (not counting the awful Big Bowl) and maybe best Thai experience to date.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 E Green St # 3, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-344-9130

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