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Cool Basil

1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
+1 515-225-8111
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (19 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (14 reviews)
“curry” (10 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So I originally loved this place but after 10 visits I’m not sure if I’ll go back. Every time since the first visit there’s been “ something wrong”. Once the AC was out, no sushi chef several times , wouldn’t have items available only to...More

1  Thank Mindy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a lot of people there on an off night, but I am in not one all that interested in going back. On the positive side the crab ragoons were the best I have ever had. All the appetizer tray we had was Chinese...More

Thank GGDesMoines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorites - pad Thai, best hot and sour soup ever, and the Des Moines roll. Inexpensive delicious food!

Thank IowaTravelGirl76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the amazing amount of choices!! We were seat very quickly! The service was prompt and everything was cooked to order ! Highly recommend!!

Thank rdnsrc78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice and the food is great. Try the orange chicken or any of their sushi rolls! The service cashm be a little slow during break times.

Thank Grobanite731
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time I have visited since Cool Basil relocated to this much larger space. My wife and I ate on the patio late one night, but it was evident that the inside decor and atmosphere was great as we walked through to...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Crab rangoos are probably my favorite and Tom Yum Kum is just follows. It is far from original Thai spaciness and this is why I like it even more than in Bangkok. But probably you need to ask for No3 hot if you need a...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Dumplings were clearly frozen mass produced. Garlic pepper stir fry was terrible. Gummy chicken, flavorless.

1  Thank MNWorldTraveler
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Wow! I was traveling with a couple of my Burmese associates from Myanmar, and we stopped at Cool Basil. It was recommended by a Myanmar friend of ours, now a resident of Des Moines. As I walked in, the first thing I noticed was almost...More

Thank Dr. Bob D
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I have liked everything I've ordered here but my favorite is the Captain Crunch roll. They also have an amazing ukulele player who is a frequent performer on weekends. Nice wait staff. Good wine list. Great place!

Thank Beth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-8111
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