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Siamese Basil

€€ - €€€Asian, Thai
527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
+1 760-753-3940
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
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“satay” (2 reviews)
“brown rice” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
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527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This was once a really good restaurant. Something has happened and we will not return. Had an impromptu dinner last nite and thought since we hadn't been there in a while that we would return. Bummer! Larb was excellent, but from then on it went...More

Thank Mal H
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The food was brilliant, friendly staff and the price for the set lunchtime meal was amazing! Highly recommend!

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I started going here in the mid '80's. Although I moved away, every time I come back to the area I make a point to eat a meal here. They have a spicy-heat scale of 1-10. It's logarithmic. Think Richter Scale. For the non chili-head:...More

Thank RaW431
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Nice atmosphere in downtown Encinitas, great Thai food! Recommend anything on menu! Clean, courteous.

Thank Goolklugo
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered pad thai. The noodles were overcooked and mushy. The noodles been broken into small pieces. I asked for more peanuts, as there was just a dusting of ground peanuts on the noodles, and was given a caddy of various condiments, which included ground...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This is my local foto place. It's very modest in atmosphere but very authentic family run business. I can't speak for all the other dishes but the yellow chicken curry spicy dark meat is served on the bone with the meat falling off, I love...More

Thank BenjaminChen88
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Found the flavors here weren't great, and my hot take-out was in a plasticky tub that made me worry about plastic leeching. Was a little disappointed.

Thank Roam T
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Siamese Basil has remained near the top of my Thai favorites list for decades. Service is efficient and comfortable, the food very good and prices reasonable. Pineapple fried rice, curries and Tom Yung Ka Gai wonderful. I recommend it for its small charm and comfort...More

Thank drbodysrfr
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Second time in two years I've had lunch here. Each time my friend and I are the only customers in the place and each time the service is slooooowww. This time I ordered something different - from the lunch special menu. It was chicken and...More

Thank FoggyMonday
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Pad Thai and Pad See ew were not sweet, but sour and tangy. Maybe it's a different style, but I just didn't like it. The Panang curry was good though. Chicken was typical cheap chicken.

Thank redningja
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 527 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-753-3940
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