Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

(503) 281-8337 | View Website

3135 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR | Directions   97232

45.535261 -122.633385

Open Hours

Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30pm

Sat-Sun 12-3pm

Dinner everyday 5-9pm

Fri-Sat 5-10pm

 
Thai  more

Neighborhoods: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, Grant Park

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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

From The Owners of Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine on Broadway's chefs are genuine professional and skilled Thailand chefs.

Menu
Gai Satay, Popia Tod, Fresh Wrapped, Tom Yum, Tom Kah Gai, Yum Yai Salad, Rama Salad, Fresh & Easy, Chicken Green Curry, House Special Curry... more

Reviews for Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Terrible Service – The food here is good. The food is fresh, and made with quality ingredients. If it were not for the terrible service I would go back. Last night my husband and I waited at a table for over ten minutes without any one so much as acknowledging us. The place was not even busy yet. No one asked if we wanted a drink, or appetizer. The server walked by us several times, and ignored me when I tried to flag him down. It is too bad, because I won't eat here again, I will also tell my friends to eat at some of the other Thai restaurants that have better service.

over a year ago

We will try to work harder to make you happy. Thank you

Sweet Basil

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

AWESOME Happy Hour Food!.....ridiculous pricing for drinks. – The Happy Hour food is really good, really affordable, and really worth making the trip to Basil Bar- that is, if you don't mind paying EXTRA for things such as tonic, OJ, and cranberry juice. The menu says, "Well Drinks, $3.50"- which is completely reasonable (considering some of their specialty drinks are $7) & to any normal bar-goer, that means drinks such as Vodka Tonic, Screwdriver, Rum & Coke, etc. Well, at Basil Bar (or should I say "Cold Stone Creamery") that means "only the bottom shelf alcohol, folks" - any additional "mix-in" will cost ya. No joke- it's itemized on the bill for all to see and gasp at.

Really, folks - if you want customers to return to your bar and/or recommend your bar to others- I suggest you stop charging for "mix-ins." That, or up your "well drink" price to $4 and put "includes complimentary OJ, cranberry, and tonic!" in parentheses.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yummy food, great service – I live just a few blocks from Sweet Basil and eat here at least 2-3 times a month. Their service has always been prompt and friendly. Their pad ke mao (like pad thai with wide noodles) and tom ka (coconut soup) are fantastic. My only small complaint is their spicyness rating is not very consistent. Sometimes the "medium" is medium, and sometimes it is mild. This is an excellent choice for lunch or to go. Their outdoor patio is really nice too.

over a year ago

Fresh chili it's hard to control spicy level. Nov - Jan is the most spicy time of the fresh chili. we will be more careful on it.

Thank you very much

Sweet Basil

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst Along Broadway – On Broadway, there are sooooo many other Thai restaurants that you would have to be searching for the worst food to have picked this one. OK. So that's harsh and extreme, which is going to be a total write off to anyone reading these, but here's the deal. It's true. Really. The food at the other places is so much better and combined with the prices of the Basil, there's really no reason to go to it. Unless you want to go to their bar and be extremely distracted by the 4'x5' projected sports TV in the front room, or in the black-lit make out room residing to the back. Ok. So there wasn't any make out back there; I'm just spewing here. Overall, if you're still reading this, you're much better off going to one of the other places if you're going for the food. Which I was. And now I'm disappointed. Oh so Disappointed. Big frowny face Disappointed.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Sweet Basil = Great Thai Food! – This was some of the best and freshest tasting Thai food I have had in a while. No, the service was not perfect (a bit on the slow side) but everyone was friendly and helpful. The pace is relaxed so if perhaps time is a crucial factor it may be better to phone ahead to go. For us it was nice to spend some time over a good meal.

As far as portion size all I can say is that I did not leave hungry! The atmosphere is pleasant and next time we will take advantage of the patio seating. I will recommend this place to others and look forward to going back soon!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Decent, kind of expensive, though. – The Crab Rangoons and Pad Kee Mao are great. Service is iffy depending on staff and business. The owner will ocassionally make deliveries, himself, and is always pleasant. After some staff adjustments I'm sure they'll be back up to speed the way there were a few years ago. The patio is nice but avoid the bar downstairs. The bartender is not nice .

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Maybe I've just been lucky every time... – I have honestly never had a bad experience here, in fact, I just CAME from there and thought "I need to give them a shout out". My friends and I usually go to the Basil Bar downstairs so we can watch TV and chit chat...but the drinks are to die for, the bartender was above and BEYOND helpful, the specials during the week are great, but mainly.....the food is lovely. I love the flavors, I don't get the felling of "cheap filler" and the Oh My God appetizers ALONE are worth the trip. Great place. I had a very tasty beef salad that was PERFECT. I brought my friend who is vegetarian and she was pleased with all of her choices. I had some bites of hers and it was fresh, fresh, fresh tasting.

over a year ago

Thank you for great review. We'll try our best to make to best for all the customer.

Thanks again

Sweet Basil/ Basil Bar

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Perfect! – I agree with all comments from the previous review.

The staff is wonderful, kind and personable.

The food is superb. Fresh wrapped is good if it is not fried. All soup is scrumptious. The fried lobster bites are awsome (especially with the sauce)... the list goes on. Eat anything and you will be happy. Drinks are great and made by a bartender who knows their stuff.

Big screen that is showing cartoons (or sportscenter) as you are listening to music.

I miss the live DJ, but the staff generally has a good choice in music (or Aqua Teen Hunger Force). Not too crowded... and to me, this is the best part. This is an intimate and cozy bar with a non-smoking room in the front, a smoking room in the back (with great wall-art), and a couple tables out front during the dry season. Highly recommended! You must go there and try it out yourself!

over a year ago

thanks for the great review

from Basil Bar Staff

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

unimpressive food – It looks so cute and had such nice reviews that I had to try it... once... I'm not sure what the appeal here is for other diners, but it can't be the bland food. Wasn't even worth a second try.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Very Disappointing! – We recently sat inside for dinner here, after having moved back to Portland. What a disappointment. The service was appalling - it took 20 minutes just to get the wine we ordered - and the food was not good! In fact, we declined left-overs (which we never do at Thai). I really loved this place years ago - I hope it comes back around.

over a year ago

Sorry for your disappointment. I will do my best to imporve our service and food quality.

Thank you

Sweet Basil

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