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1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
+1 515-225-8111
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is wonderful. I prefer the thai pastas when I dine here. The menu has many pages with lots of options. Great patio in nice weather.

Thank harlowtru
Level Contributor
104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea this was the #1 place in Clive but now I know why. Excellent ambiance, terrific service, really affordable prices and above all, the food is great! Great portions, beautiful decoration, a TON of options to choose from. Good for a casual outing or a special occasion.

Thank SimpsonTide985
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cool Basil and absolutely loved it. We had crab Rangoons and I had the Panang Curry, both were great. The others really enjoyed their entrees as well. The serve staff were exceptional.

Thank Ed S
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Pad Soon Sen. Pork - heat level 5 to 6. The cucumber salad is excellent also. Green curry is awesome. Always have enough to take home leftovers and enjoy two days in a row.

Thank Dennis E
Sully, Iowa
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner after doing some shopping in West Des Moines. The atmosphere is very nice, a classier yet comfortable feel. The menu is diverse, with sushi, Thai, and Chinese dishes. The prices are good and the portions are great. The flavors are full and fresh, and you can order your heat level. Our servers were very friendly... More 

Thank Jeff P
Bonita Springs, Florida
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275 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Thai food, but most of the time the food is average and flavorless. Not at this place. They offer a wide variety of good tasting food. The prices are also reasonable. Better stop by early if you are going for dinner, they are busy! That should tell you how good their food is. We had the basil chicken... More 

Thank YM C
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Ok so this was my first time ever trying Thai food and I have to say it was pretty good. We ordered an appetizer of Crab Rangoons and they were probably the best I have ever had. They were very flavorful. The sweet and sour sauce was mellow and not over powering. If I am being super picky if have... More 

Thank melanie g
West Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really wanted to love Cool Basil, as it has such great reviews. However, we were incredibly disappointed with our experience. Our visit started out with a minor annoyance - a dirty table - but we brushed that aside. We were impressed by the menu but, once we actually received our food it was a different story.... More 

Thank trljmf
Afton, Iowa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great Service and excellent food! Love Cool Basil. The Des Moines Roll with extra sauces is the best I've ever had. Give Cool Basil a try, it's not the cheapest in town but quality products cost a little more!

Thank Heidi C
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We come here every other week, and often order in from Cool Basil, if we can't get out for lunch... I normally order sushi, and it is always fresh and flavorful... My coworkers usually go with one of their noodle dishes, and tell me that it is fantastic... They normally go with a 1 or 2 spice temperature, but I... More 

Thank 54darlas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-8111

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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?