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Sweet Basil

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370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
+1 518-729-4111
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Clinton, NY
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,... More 

Thank David B
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Small restaurant but the food is consistently good quality and fresh! The menu has lots of great options.

Thank knauerji
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had the drunken noodles, the pakow, the green cury. They were all very tasty. The staff were nice and friendly.

Thank Achi B
Albany, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I was always looking for an authentic Thai place ever since i moved to albany. Though there were many Thai food places none were really great. But Sweet basil is just the best one. I really wonder how i missed this one all this while. The place is very small and cannot accommodate more than 10 at a time. That... More 

Thank Logesh V
Kingston, new York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A small (seating for about 25) well established Thai Restaurant. Delicious food and well served by pleasant staff. The Sweet Basil Duck is awesome. Dinner reservations are necessary. Highly recommended.

Thank ESurowitz
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This charming little restaurant was such a treat. Best Panang curry I have ever had. Mild, but with a great depth of flavor. (Not a real fan of hot). Reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.

Thank Marsha R
southwest Michigan
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a lovely albeit small Thai restaurant in Albany. Not many tables but was fine at lunch on a Saturday. The food was delicious. The Sweet Basil Eggplant was just outstanding. Service was polite and attentive. Street parking was a little tricky but worth it.

Thank mjcrooksmomof3
Bonn, Germany
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282 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at Sweet Basil a year ago, and continuing to see the restaurant highly rated in TripAdvisor, we returned for another evening's meal. We found the service to be attentive, even on a very busy Friday night, the food to come out of the kitchen in a timely manner, and the orders were prepared well. The only issue this... More 

Thank LopingianTravels
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. The food is excellent. The restaurant is small we go early to get a table. The wait staff are very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Suzeele
East Greenbush, New York
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We (party of two) arrived for a birthday dinner at 9:00 on a Friday night. We checked the website which said they were open until 10:00. We were turned away. Very disappointing. I doubt we will try again even with all the wonderful reviews.

Thank GlutenfreeLynn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-4111

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