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Cool Basil

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1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
+1 515-225-8111
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Afton, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great Service and excellent food! Love Cool Basil. The Des Moines Roll with extra sauces is the best I've ever had. Give Cool Basil a try, it's not the cheapest in town but quality products cost a little more!

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Thank Heidi C
54darlas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come here every other week, and often order in from Cool Basil, if we can't get out for lunch... I normally order sushi, and it is always fresh and flavorful... My coworkers usually go with one of their noodle dishes, and tell me that it is fantastic... They normally go with a 1 or 2 spice temperature, but I... More 

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Thank 54darlas
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my wife for a great dinner. I enjoyed the different curry flavors and it was half priced sushi night. There is a lot if saying in the place and the wait is never long.

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Thank Alex H
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool Basil has great food. You'll know this when you pull into their large parking lot that flood during the summer months. It's usually packed during prime lunch/dinner hours. When they ask you got hot you want your food, stick with two or less. It's goes to six and at six your insides actually melt like lava.

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Thank Fam_Tvler
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant when it opened way back then was awesome. Food excellent! Perfect spice level! Attentionate. Unfortunately restaurant no longer cares. You are greeted poorly like you are inconveniencing someone. I ordered dishes to go and didn't get rice nor forks. The look of the restaurant is beautiful but service and food is now mediocre! What a shame ☹️the last straw... More 

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Thank BusinessIA
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, a great experience. The soups were great. Didn't try any drinks, but they do have a great selection. I had the sweet basil fried rice with beef. Beef was good but then had weird aftertaste. Boyfriend had some sort of rice noodle dish and loved it. So many different things to try! Will be going back for sure.

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Thank Katie M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard good comments about Cool Basil even before they moved to this site and was excited to try it. My husband and I went for dinner on a Thursday night about 5. It wasn't busy. We were seated by the bar in full sight of the bathroom (yuck) and as the restaurant fillled up, a cart full of dirty... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Pad Thai was tremendous, panang outstanding. This place is fairly consistent with quality. However today a friend ordered his meal at a 4 for heat and it definitely wasn't. I had ordered a 1 and mine was super hot. Another friend ordered at a 3 and hers wasn't hot at all. So that's a little disappointing but... More 

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Thank clbosco
Clive, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Always very busy, but large enough to get you in right away. Lunches are very reasonable. And food always very fresh. I am not a fan of sushi, but others say the sushi is amazing here.

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Thank Lynn M
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Best Thai around. Actually just got back from Shanghai, China (closer to Thailand) and this place was better than any Thai Resturant in Shanghai.

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Thank pink12roses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 86th St, Clive, IA 50325
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-8111

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