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Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

7.58 reviews
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1473 Beach Park Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 212-5788
https://www.sweetbasilfostercity.com/
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Gahhh, I wanted to like this place. It's close to my office and my family stopped by on a weekend to try it out. The servers were horrible -- they had some internal biases on how ... Read more
they treated customers. You thought we looked cheap? Fine, we'll be cheap. We ordered just 2 dishes. My mom is vegetarian and she wasn't hungry, so we were going to get another appetizer, but when we continued to be ignored as we were trying to order food, so we just ordered one dish for me and one for my brother. Tip? You didn't even try to earn it, so we gave you the absolute minimum. The food? Expensive for Thai food in the Bay Area. My pad thai was disgusting. It was soggy -- the noodles had probably been prepared in a large batch and was just sitting there cooking in its own heat. It was sour too. My brother's green curry was over $12 AND they CHARGED FOR RICE. What are you supposed to do? Drink it? This place isn't worth it. Food isn't great (there's better Thai food elsewhere), it's expensive, and the service sucked. You can't treat customers that way when you're in the service industry.

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Oakland, California, USA

I have been to this place twice now and both times the experience has been very positive. Dont be fooled by how the place looks from outside. The decor inside is very neat and filled with thai statues. The dishes and the dessert here are also very good. I would definitely recommend their desserts. They also have a good variety of vegetarian options

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Local from Milpitas, California, USA

This place is located in a small plaza on Hillsdale. It's right across the street from a trail with gorgeous view of the bay bridge and the water. The Thai iced tea here is my favorite, though on the sweet side. And what's better than a bowl of pumpkin curry (the color, the ingredients and the fragrance) to celebrate Fall? The mango stick rice was very salty, so I'd stay away from it.

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Gahhh, I wanted to like this place. It's close to my office and my family stopped by on a weekend to try it out. The servers were horrible -- they had some internal biases on how they treated customers. You thought we looked cheap? Fine, we'll be cheap. We ordered just 2 dishes. My mom is vegetarian and she wasn't hungry, so we were going to get another appetizer, but when we continued to be ignored as we were trying to order food, so we just ordered one dish for me and one for my brother. Tip? You didn't even try to earn it, so we gave you the absolute minimum. The food? Expensive for Thai food in the Bay Area. My pad thai was disgusting. It was soggy -- the noodles had probably been prepared in a large batch and was just sitting there cooking in its own heat. It was sour too. My brother's green curry was over $12 AND they CHARGED FOR RICE. What are you supposed to do? Drink it? This place isn't worth it. Food isn't great (there's better Thai food elsewhere), it's expensive, and the service sucked. You can't treat customers that way when you're in the service industry.

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Edinburgh, UK

Good Thai food at pretty reasonable prices. There are lots of vegetarian options -- the veggie pad Thai (which is really hard to find as a legit vegetarian version without fish sauce) was really good.

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Local from Redwood City, California, USA

Delicious Thai Food! Lovely atmosphere, friendly and fast service. The shopping center could use some work, but I love what the owners have done with the place

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Local from Santa Clara
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The food aren't bad just not very authentic. Five Spice Duck Spring Roll was tasty with very strong flavor from the duck meat meat. The skin could be a little crisper but no real complaints here. Tom Yum Gai was way too sweet. It was also lacking the signature pungent sourness of this soup. Spicy noodles (Pad Khee Mao, aka drunken noodles) was not spicy at all. The noodle was also a little mushy.

The interior decor looks quite modern and new but I can't helped to notice the amount of bowls and plates that were slightly chipped. They really should get those replaced.

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