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Basil Cafe

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1513 Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54914
+1 920-830-6741
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wait service good and very friendly. Clean I never know what to order, it's all good. The pork fried rice is suburb.

Thank June B
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't let the name fool you. Basil Cafe is more upscale than your typical cafe. This is a hip, mid-to-upscale restaurant. It is good for a romantic date, a business meeting, or just a place to prove that Appleton has some reallly good food. When I am in the mood for mussels, I go to Basil. They do them right... More 

Thank AquatenniiaT
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loves Basil's They make great red curry and I also love the spicy basil. My husband loves the laad na. My daughter has pork fried rice. All of their food and service is excellent! I also recommend their boba tea.. overall always an amazing meal!

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the Spicy Basil Entree. Get it every time I come. I want to try new things, but I just love it so much. Beautiful place, great service and great food.

Thank Shelley D
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant experience every time we go to this superb restaurant. My wife is Asian so she finds it very exciting when I take her there. Service is very good, and food is as good. We are very impressed.

Thank garybE4144YL
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spring rolls are amazing and the Tom Yum soup is unlike anything else! One of my favorite places. Prices are reasonable with a casual atmosphere. Staff is very attentive and friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Basil Café does it right. The dinning room is bright and uncrowded. It takes reservations and I would recommend them on Friday evenings. The seating was prompt and the service was efficient without being over bearing. The food was excellent. The four of us all ordered different entries and shared egg roll and crab Rangoon. Every thing was done to... More 

Thank ChicagoPhilster
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Basil Cafe is a top choice for eating out in Appleton. The food is amazingly good, they will customize just about any dish, they have a good number of vegetarian and vegan options, and the service is some of the best around. We also appreciate the warm atmosphere, inclusive of everyone, no matter who you are. My favorite dish is... More 

1 Thank Sally M
Napa, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Quick kind service and delish food! Fantastic spring rolls and awesome Pho! Topped off with a Thai iced tea...perfection!!!

Thank guiness1975
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

WE had lunch at this Vietnamese-cuisine restaurant and were delighted to find vegan options in abundance on the menu. Our food was delicious,the service friendly and efficient, and prices were modest. Highly recommended.

Thank 743pier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 Richmond St, Appleton, WI 54914
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-830-6741

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