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Cool Basil

550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
+1 515-967-4611
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good20%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (11 reviews)
“pad thai” (6 reviews)
“larb” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Japanese
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had a fantastic meal at Cool Basil! The selection of food was outstanding and we all enjoyed our meals. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried their teriyaki chicken tonight and it was the best ever! Moist browned chicken with a light teriyaki sauce, fresh steamed broccoli and slivered carrots were the bomb!! Keep up the great job!

Thank jjb99683
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Decent prices and pretty good rolls overall. Clean and quick service. A good option for a weekday lunch!

Thank FlyoverFoodie
Reviewed 26 June 2017

was here a little more than a year ago. Food and service are both great. I had the Thai pumpkin curry with chicken (2 stars heat) Heat level was great, as was the flavor -- the pumpkin itself was a little disappointing -- you forget...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Relatively decent Thai with Japanese and Chinese options. Sushi too. Had the fried Thai roll bites which were more like something out of the freezer. Not very tasty. Also had the Massaman curry. It was interesting, a bit on the sweet side. I ordered it...More

Thank barrioonwheels
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Passing through the area this was recommended by the clerk at the hotel. I was a bit skeptical at a strip-mall restaurant but shouldn't have been. We started with the chicken satay appetizer and it could have been a meal in itself. Not the small,...More

Thank MeanderingMax
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Located in a strip mall restaurant lacks atmosphere and the food is average at best. Carry out is the best choice.

Thank C Gary J
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small Thai place located in a strip mall and we are so glad we found it! The food is authentic and the service is awesome! We are planning our next trip already! Go!

Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't read the reviews until after I was here. Besides our party, there was only two others on a Saturday night. But it had snowed earlier in the day, so many might have stayed home. The food was average in taste. A bit pricey...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Service is slow, food is over priced for the quantity, food is average. We have gotten carry out a couple times. Both times the wait was excessive compared to other places. Rangoons & vegetable wontons were over-cooked & dry. The rest of the food was...More

Thank thamannrn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-4611
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