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Thai Basil Cuisine

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2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1761
+1 510-548-6692
11:30 - 23:00
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Los Angeles
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346 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of three best curry we've had, ever. Not that nice at the counter, but worth the wait. Opens Sunday at 11 am

Thank anonymousLosAngeles
Murrieta, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting our child at, this was his recommendation. Food was good, but not amazing. Good prices, big portions. Very popular with the college crowd.

Thank Robert N
Reston, VA, USA
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I ate the vegetarian combo for $10.99 which included a small cup of lemon grass soup, one vegetable spring roll, small portion of salad, pad tofu and jasmine rice. The food was tasty, I am not a salad person, but the dressing was surprisingly tasty with some seeds added in. The portions were just enough, presentation was great, overall service... More 

Thank Travelwealthynwise
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I'm from San Diego and they say the more rundown shape of a Mexican restaurant. The better the food will be! Well the same goes for Thai food. The place is rundown as crap! The people work here couldn't care about you or the business you're bringing in fact them not rushing you would be the extent of their hospitality.... More 

Thank JAE2786
Mission Viejo, California
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132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The Pad Thai was excellent for a cheap eats kind of place. The Thai iced tea was also delicious. I did enjoy my dinner with that said I would've liked a larger actual glass for water not the tiny plastic cup. Also the tables need a good wiping down because they felt a bit sticky.

Thank Journalingrox
Reedley, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The tom kha soup is decent enough for the area. The portions are also reasonable. The only downside: they don't accept credit cards!! Overall, I recommend this place. You won't regret it, especially for the price.

Thank kevinsoun
Berkeley, California
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413 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

TBC is your typical mom & pop type small restaurant what with their chattering away in their native tongue. hadn't been here in a year and we arrived when they opened, unfortunately they only had one person cooking at the time and there were 6 orders ahead of us. we waited for our food and ate on the premises. we... More 

Thank flashncrash
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94 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This place gets five stars as far as the food is concerned and the only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because the people working there are just generally in a pissed off mood all the time. When the lady calls your number, she gives you about 1 second to get up there before she starts calling the... More 

Thank Randall S
Berkeley, California
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413 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Thai Basil is at the back left of the long U-shaped asian ghetto. since i can't give 3.5 circles it get 4. there are pictures and a large wall print-out of the menu, except for specials, right by the cash register (they only accept cash). food is cooked to order and there is self-serve water and you clear your own... More 

Thank flashncrash
New Carrollton, Maryland
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a small restaurant hidden inside a 'strip mall' near the UC Berkeley campus. It has excellent food and soup. I was with a Thai-speaking colleague, and he did the ordering. They have pictures to help those that are 'language challenged.' It was quite busy with most tables full.

Thank DairyAdvisor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2519 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1761
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-548-6692

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