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Basil Cafe

1513 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54911-3551
+1 920-830-6741
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pho” (24 reviews)
“basil rice” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1513 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54911-3551
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went in for dinner on weekend with my friends after reading the review. Unfortunately we were disappointed for the service that was slow, food is meh, bland. I've tried other Vietnamese restaurant but this is just lacking the flavor. Not worth the price though. Won't...More

Thank baxtybax
GM_BasilCafe, General Manager at Basil Cafe, responded to this review

We're sorry you felt that your experience was subpar, disappointing, and your food was lacking flavor. We would love to hear back from you with some specifics regarding your dining experience with us so that we can continue to grow, learn, and get better from...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A good place for Asian-inspired food. Nothing to really rave about. Nothing to really complain about. I find the room barn-like and impersonal. People generally love the place though. The service is friendly.

Thank FoxCosmopolite
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like pho, this is a very nice place to go. I've eaten here a few times and it has always been for lunch and I've always ordered pho. The pho is very good. Not necessarily exceptional, but as good as anywhere else that...More

Thank Stone711
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there many times but lately the quality of food has gone down. Not sure what happened. The staff is friendly and prompt.

Thank tellyoun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is well decorated and the food was great! They have nice servers and nice silverware. I ordered a thai Lou mein (12$) and avocado bubble tea with no bubbles (6$). My boyfriend ordered a egg noodle soup (11$). Both were delicious!

Thank Lily Y
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places. Gluten free and vegan friendly. Plenty of ways to order; spice 0-5 and yes 5 is burn your mouth. Highly recommend the bubble tea; fresh fruit not powder. Fyi; water is infused with coconut so if you are...More

Thank Live_and_Learn2016
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Basil Cafe is one of my favorite restaurants in Appleton. The atmosphere is clean, well-maintained, and fresh. The food is always delicious, no matter what has been ordered. I especially love the Pad Thai, and the shrimp with vegetables is equally delicious. The food is...More

Thank XXXXconnieo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant offers outstanding Asian cuisine! Everything is made from scratch and as a result the food is outstanding. Great service, friendly owner and wonderful food! I've loved everything I've tried!

Thank Senorapm
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Lunch order $36.75 + $6.00 tip total $42.75 for two main dishes and 1 appetizer. Check online for menu prices since there are none listed on the menus in the cafe. The main dishes were fried rice with chicken. Luang Prabang Khao Soi and an...More

1  Thank Dee J
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My husband had Vietnamese sausage, and I had Basil Rice with Chicken. Both were delicious and soups are flavorful. Good atmosphere, attentive service. Would highly recommend.

Thank ZinginAppleton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 N Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54911-3551
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-830-6741
  • E-mail