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“Amazing Thai food ”
Review of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil
Ranked #34 of 696 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best Thai restaurant. I had the beef salad, and it tastes amazing with the sour fish sauce. The chicken satay is also delicious. Recommended for everyone.

Thank Jeremy H
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Decided to give this Thai place a try even it's the furthest from our hotel. It's really really good! I especially loved their chicken satay (the peanut sauce is so delicious!) and green curry.

Thank Gao33wy
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had dinner here with friends who are regulars (first name basis with owner and staff) and rave about the food.

Hits: Duck was very good as was the chicken larb. The larb was nicely seasoned and flavorful.

Misses: A limp papaya salad that lacked flavour (and I am not talking spicy) and barely had any dressing. The fish with sweet chilli sauce was a huge disappointment. It basically tasted like store bought fish sticks with a cloyingly sweet sauce that was light on other flavours.

But the biggest miss is service: the place is small, and seating is limited. Service started off well enough, but deteriorated as the place filled up. And the worst part is that even though we were in a party of long time customers, we were literally given the "bums rush" after finishing our entrees. We were not offered the dessert menu and checks appeared even before plates were cleared. I was looking forward to having rice with mango for dessert - but did not get the opportunity.

Oh well, I guess turning tables over is more important than ensuring proper service and happy customers.

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Thank alwaysplanning50
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

One of our "go to" restaurants. Dinner here is always excellent. Third time last night. Tom yum soup and chicken and ginger/mushroom. Restaurant is small, but delightful. Parking on the street is very doable. Highly recommend.

Thank Kathleen E
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 entrees and the vegetables they contained were very fresh. I rarely finish a Thai meal, but this was so delicious, I couldn't stop. As mentioned, the restaurant is rather small (e.g., 4 four-tops and maybe three two-tops) so if interested on a typically busy night, call ahead for reservations. They also seemed to be doing a healthy take-out business.

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Thank David B
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