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Basil Nut Cafe and Restaurant

147 Katoomba St | Katoomba Arcade, Shop 5, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1294
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Thai, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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147 Katoomba St | Katoomba Arcade, Shop 5, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this place by accident as it is in an arcade and we came in out of the rain and wind. It looked cosy and there were wine glasses on tables so we thought it was licensed. Unfortunately it was closed at the time...More

Thank cathydel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We, 6 of us, had a fabulous dinner in this restaurant during our visit to the Leura Flower Festival. The restaurant was tucked in a side street, but once you got in, you would feel cozy and comfortable. The service was great. We had Vietnamese...More

Thank LionelL94
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Draft this in June. I have been up the mountains three times in 4 months. Every time I've been here. It is real good food , great value. And stays open past 8pm. Which is unusual for sleepy katoomba. Extensive menu with Thai, Chinese, Indonesian,...More

Thank coogeematt
Reviewed 7 October 2018

There is an extensive menu on offer...however all the dishes we ordered were drowned in too many sweet sauces.

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

As chef's we have eaten at many restaurants and have only once before eaten at the same restaurant 2 nights in a row...Basil Nut has a wonderful South East Asian inspired menu with every dish (8 in total over the 2 nights) was fantastic with...More

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure when you eat here. Food is great. I don’t think you can make a bad choice. Staff are very accommodating and attentive. However, restaurant ambience isn’t great. Wouldn’t get Thai food anywhere else in the mountains.

Thank Eurotripa
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

That's a large claim to make, I know but we loved the food there so much that we ate at this cafe three times in one day! It started with a morning coffee break. The coffee was great, and we shared some dumplings. They were...More

Thank Caspaw37
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Very busy Restaurant which is always a good sign. Enjoyed a lovely meal and a great fruit drink made on the premises. Went to go a second night but the restaurant was closed. This place is on our list for any time we stay at...More

Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The food is pretty much always fantastic. The service is a bit hit and miss though. Sometimes friendly and efficient, sometimes disinterested, sometimes very slow, but it's more often hit than miss. Would certainly recommend this place for a nice meal.

Thank MrGrumpfish
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here mid week whilst visiting the area on a holiday. The place was packed, but this did not affect the service, which was quick and efficient. Only 15 minutes from ordering to food being delivered. We both enjoyed the Chicken and Prawn...More

Thank DJ-And-DM
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Raelene D
14 September 2018|
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Response from Tessa H | Reviewed this property |
No just BYO
19 October 2016|
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Response from medlow g | Reviewed this property |
They are BYO and have a corkage charge of $5 a bottle.
Eddy Q
30 September 2015|
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Response from Rosada A | Reviewed this property |
The cafe's opening times are "8am till late". They are open every day except Tuesday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Katoomba St | Katoomba Arcade, Shop 5, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Blue Mountains  >  Katoomba
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4782 1294
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Basil Nut Cafe & Restaurant offers an alternative to those that enjoys Modern Asian food. We have blended the "cafe culture" of the mountains with a fusion of South East Asian cuisines. Relaxing but vibrant atmosphere and great selection of Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian & Indonesian to satisfy your pallet. We offer fine dinning quality food without the expensive price plus a friendly service!! We look forward to welcoming you when you visit the Blue Mountains!!
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