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Thai Basil

) #1,552 of 1,812 Restaurants in Edinburgh $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible22%
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“thai food” (5 reviews)
“curries” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were told that you can't go wrong with Thai when in Edinburgh. It was a Firday evening and most places looked packed. We were tired after a transatlantic flight, so we just randomly picked this place as there were empty tables inside, and we...More

Thank MskOnTheHudson
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been there twice but saw no other people having food. Don't know why it is so empty in spite of being on the main street. Food was good (only tried Pad thai and Khao pad). Advantage: you can customize your food as you...More

Thank Utsakarmakar
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The food was great and reasonably priced, we were the only people in the restaurant but I don't understand why. We took our own bottle of wine and were immediately brought glasses and a bottle cooler, we didn't have to wait long for our starters...More

1  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed 27 October 2016

was in Thai basil with my family, food were so yummy with a good portions. we all so full after main course with no room for dessert.

1  Thank EchoRuth
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We ate here as the other restaurant we were going to go to wasn't open. It was a risk as no one was in it, was a bit wary. But the food was really tasty. We liked it so much we went back the following...More

Thank akeikom
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Food was actually ok when it arrived but it was just the slowest service. The staff were lovely but just very disorganised.

Thank KH7285
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

"Ate" here last night with friends on a visit to the Edinburgh festival, Thai is my favourite so I was delighted to see that they had a special offer on, so result!!! We sat ourselves down (was plenty of seats) and were duly brought menus,...More

Thank Bettysdad1974
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Stop here here was a meal prior to a Festival show. It was early hence there wasn't problems with the service. The girl serving was very pleasant and the food supplied very tasty and we could have no complaints.

Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I came back from a trip to Thailand 3 weeks ago and was really craving for some good thai food like what I had sampled on my holiday in Krabi. After searching online, I found this wonderfully quaint Thai restaurant just off the Royal Mile....More

1  Thank Iamahullahoop
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Small old fashioned looking restaurant in centre of Edinburgh, hoped for a nice fast tasty Thai meal, unfortunately did not get this. The food was very basic and of poor quality. Service was painfully slow and the ladies toilet pretty grim with paint peeling off...More

Thank reviewed2012
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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  • Address: 14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood