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“Good Quality mixed Asian cuisine. ”

Basil Nut Cafe and Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 102 Restaurants in Katoomba
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$23
Description: 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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Description: 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!!
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, Japanese. All our meals were great quality, good presentation and generous. size. Satay chicken entree had excellent peanut sauce. The chicken and cashew nut stir fry was really good. Beef in black bean sauce was very good. It’s not licences so must byo. We went on a cold night and they only had tables outside in a half closed in arcade area. But there were heaters and it was fine. So don’t be put off if these are the only tables they have available when you ring up to book. We had a vegetarian vegan in group and there was plenty of options. I’ll be going back. See photo , crispy fish. Superb.

Thank coogeematt
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

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Thank Marina S
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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 a great balance of flavour and texture with a modern presentation. We wish we had something even close to this where we live.
The staff were great and the pricing was reasonable with generous serves. We went twice because we could not decide what to have in one night.
For a unique dining experience, enjoying great flavours Basil Nut is a must visit.
Down a narrow arcade, woolworths end of Katoomba.

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Thank Kelly G
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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
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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 delicious.
We returned for lunch and shared a selection of more dumplings and a serve of Tom Yum Chicken Fried Rice. That dish knocked our socks off. It was tangy and tasty, very satisfying and left us wanting it again.
So we returned for dinner.
We has the Tom Yum Chicken Fried Rice with Caramelised Chilli Fish, followed up with a Pandan Sago Coconut sweet.
If we had been staying in Katoomba longer, we would have eaten there again.
The staff are lovely and friendly, the prices are very reasonable. The cafe is small and therefore not noisy. Great place to eat.

Thank Caspaw37
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