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Sweet Basil

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1473 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-1986
+1 650-212-5788
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:30
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located across the street from a beach area in a small shopping plaza. It's a lovey place. The restaurant itself is very nice, well decorated, and cozy. The service is fast and the food comes out extremely fast (freaky fast!). The food is very good but very spicy. I ordered medium spicy and it was very very... More 

Thank Seetheworld1122
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The food is delicious - we've been twice now and both were excellent. The pad thai, the panang curry, and the duck are our favorites. Portions are large so order a few things and share. Everything we tried was delicious. Things aren't too spicy if you aren't into that. Service is great. They don't interrupt much but are there when... More 

Thank C D
Foster City, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food. They are very busy. Offers only beer and wine. I especially liked the Peking Duck. Not a great place to have to wait. No bar.

Thank Jim J
Foster City, California
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Authentic Thai food in a little strip center. Fresh items. BYOB corkage fee of $8.00. Very friendly staff. Sometimes crowded but it's worth the wait. Great variety of items which they are willing to customize.

Thank aleida1004
Anchorage, Alaska
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353 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had a great meal here with another couple. I ordered the chicken with peanut sauce, which was delicious, and my partner had garlic seafood, which she enjoyed. The other couple also enjoyed their food, though I don't remember exactly what they ordered. They also had gluten free and dairy free options. Total for four people was about $70 (before tip).... More 

Thank tazman1099
The Netherlands
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Had a good dinner. Food was ready quickly, main course was served before I could finish my appetizer (springrolls) but main course was quite hot (not spicey ;-) so had time to finish. Portion was more than enough and it is always nice to have a Beer Chang. Atmosphere not very Thai, but good food and friendly staff. If you... More 

Thank Egbert V
Foster City, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Don't let the old strip mall fool you. Inside, the decor is modern and very inviting. The service is great, they are extremely friendly and service is quick. The food is great. Very tasty, good portions and fairly priced. It's quite busy at lunch time, so it's best to avoid the rush and go before noon or after one.

Thank izzyb1313
San Mateo, California
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

A hole in the wall in an ugly strip center that is Michelin rated!. Always crowded because food is excellent, and reasonably priced for the San Francisco Bay area. Favorites are Penang Curry, Pad Thai and the peanut sauce on the Chicken Satay. Go early for lunch or dinner.

Thank LH L
Foster City, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

good food,good staff and courteous...Curry dishes are well prepared and service is excellent. But only demerit I found is the space in the dinning area. The table next to you is almost seating with you :)

Thank sudhin s
Foster City, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We live literally 5 minutes away and were entertaining friends when we decided to order in from them. They told us it would be quick. About 40 minutes later we called for an update and were told that it was on route. After another 30 minutes we called again and were told it would be there any minute. Finally when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1473 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-1986
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-212-5788

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