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Sweet Basil

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370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
+1 518-729-4111
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Kingston, new York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small (seating for about 25) well established Thai Restaurant. Delicious food and well served by pleasant staff. The Sweet Basil Duck is awesome. Dinner reservations are necessary. Highly recommended.

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Thank ESurowitz
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This charming little restaurant was such a treat. Best Panang curry I have ever had. Mild, but with a great depth of flavor. (Not a real fan of hot). Reasonably priced. Definitely will be back.

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Thank Marsha R
southwest Michigan
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was a lovely albeit small Thai restaurant in Albany. Not many tables but was fine at lunch on a Saturday. The food was delicious. The Sweet Basil Eggplant was just outstanding. Service was polite and attentive. Street parking was a little tricky but worth it.

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Thank mjcrooksmomof3
Bonn, Germany
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276 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Having eaten at Sweet Basil a year ago, and continuing to see the restaurant highly rated in TripAdvisor, we returned for another evening's meal. We found the service to be attentive, even on a very busy Friday night, the food to come out of the kitchen in a timely manner, and the orders were prepared well. The only issue this... More 

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Thank LopingianTravels
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. The food is excellent. The restaurant is small we go early to get a table. The wait staff are very good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Suzeele
East Greenbush, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We (party of two) arrived for a birthday dinner at 9:00 on a Friday night. We checked the website which said they were open until 10:00. We were turned away. Very disappointing. I doubt we will try again even with all the wonderful reviews.

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Thank GlutenfreeLynn
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Neatly maintained tasty Thai food restaurant. Excellent customer service. Small restaurant, could accommodate 20 people max., Because of the choices we have, we go to this restaurant once every week, almost. Good quality food.

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Thank Mohandoss I
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and reasonably priced...BUT the place is really small. I wasn't that impressed with the service either. Perfect take out spot.

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Thank Kate B
Delmar, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Have enjoyed this restaurant many times. The food is always excellent and consistent. We usually share dishes and try a new item each visit with pad thai, yellow curry and thai tea being the staples. The down side is that it is small, only 6 or 7 tables plus a few on the porch during the warmer months. Reservation on... More 

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Thank Rob D
Enosburg Falls, Vermont
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Good food. Great service. I had the wonton soup and fried rice. Great flavor and right texture. This is a nice place for a pleasant dinner. The evening was warm and sitting outside would have been ideal. Now as to why I did not give five stars...location is inner city Albany. Very much a highly diverse neighborhood with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 Delaware Ave, Albany, NY 12209-1622
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-729-4111

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