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Thai Basil

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210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
+1 831-479-8985
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Thai Basil offers a casual atmosphere and delicious food. I have a Thai friend who ordered take-out for us from this restaurant and every dish was delicious and complex. In person I've had the salmon panang a couple times and its richness outshines the other Thai food places I've been to. Don't put on your sport coat but do patronize... More 

Thank Tom H
Page, Arizona
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing! I like Thai food and this was the best Thai food I have ever had! Also during our meal we watched about 5 different locals come in and get takeout. The locals have it right Thai Basil is great! Also the prices are good as well as the portion sizes. The veggie spring rolls were... More 

Thank CarrLotMama
Capitola, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

First of all, this is a block back from the beach, so very easy to make it part of your beach day experience. It is relatively small, but has a pretty extensive Thai menu. The owners are the sweetest people! This place made a convert of me - previously, I did not like Thai food. Now, I am loving it.

Thank Digashapa
Turlock, California
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159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I tried this place out for the first time and liked it. Small place and the food was good. The service was pleasant and my overall experience was good. I would go to this place and try something different.

Thank HikerRAZ71
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Was in Capitola for 8days in late March 2015 and walked by this place every day during our visit. Never once was this place ever open during any hours they were supposed to be. No sign on whether they were remodeling or anything. No answer to their phone. Small fountain outside was still running, and once saw people inside moving... More 

Thank P C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

I live and work near Thai Basil so I visit a lot. They have a great Pineapple Mojito. (They soak the pineapples in liquor for days and my goodness.....they're good.) I'm also a big fan of the Basil Rolls. They're very light and there's a good portion of shrimp. I've had several dinner dishes there...the coconut soup is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! It's... More 

Thank Shanae V
Oakland, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Our go-to Thai Restaurant in Capitola. It’s tucked away, towards the back end of the Capitola Village. Hubby and I took a trip to Thailand last year and did a short cooking course. Since then we’ve been on the hunt for the authentic Thai flavor profile and not the “watered down” dishes that are often seen in most Thai restaurants... More 

Thank periwinkle2lips
Stockton, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I took my mother here for her birthday dinner. I decided on this place because I found online reviews that all said this place had the best Thai Iced Tea. When we arrived, we were shocked at how TINY the dinning room was. The chairs and tables were very cheap and uncomfortable. I had a baby with me i a... More 

Thank EmyKris
Capitola, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I've been to Thai Basil 3 times now, and each time it has been very good. It's been awhile since I've been there, so I'm afraid my memory on exactly what I had each time. The decor is tasteful and the ambiance feels like Thailand. It's a nice place to go with your sweetheart, friends, or family. There are a... More 

Thank Kimberly C
Capitola, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2014

This place is awful. Absolutely awful. I just had one of the worst food-related experiences here. I ordered 2 pad thai for pickup at 5pm, and was told twice that it would be ready in 25 minutes. I got hung up on my way so arrived about 40 minutes later, at 5:40. They told me they hadn't started cooking it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3290
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-479-8985

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