We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thai Basil

) #1,593 of 1,869 Restaurants in Edinburgh ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Thai
14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (57)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My party arrived for food during the fringe. Nobody inside always a bad sign but we gave the place a chance. Food offered at the special rate but we were charged a different high price and as we were in a hurry we paid and...More

Thank psvi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place looks a bit oldish, just 2 tables on a Friday eve. But the service was nice and the dishes really Thai tasty!

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Thai Basil is an average Thai food restraurant. It is small, almost always busy if you go for lunch or dinner and accepts only cash! I like their noodle soups but it is just average, tastes a bit too artificial, so nothing special. Prices are...More

Thank nurcel
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were told that you can't go wrong with Thai when in Edinburgh. It was a Firday evening and most places looked packed. We were tired after a transatlantic flight, so we just randomly picked this place as there were empty tables inside, and we...More

Thank MskOnTheHudson
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been there twice but saw no other people having food. Don't know why it is so empty in spite of being on the main street. Food was good (only tried Pad thai and Khao pad). Advantage: you can customize your food as you...More

Thank Utsakarmakar
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The food was great and reasonably priced, we were the only people in the restaurant but I don't understand why. We took our own bottle of wine and were immediately brought glasses and a bottle cooler, we didn't have to wait long for our starters...More

1  Thank Rosalind A
Reviewed 27 October 2016

was in Thai basil with my family, food were so yummy with a good portions. we all so full after main course with no room for dessert.

1  Thank EchoRuth
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We ate here as the other restaurant we were going to go to wasn't open. It was a risk as no one was in it, was a bit wary. But the food was really tasty. We liked it so much we went back the following...More

Thank akeikom
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Food was actually ok when it arrived but it was just the slowest service. The staff were lovely but just very disorganised.

Thank KH7285
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

"Ate" here last night with friends on a visit to the Edinburgh festival, Thai is my favourite so I was delighted to see that they had a special offer on, so result!!! We sat ourselves down (was plenty of seats) and were duly brought menus,...More

Thank Bettysdad1974
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
Nearby Restaurants
Kama Sutra Edinburgh Indo Tapas Restaurant
997 reviews
.03 km away
Ginger Restaurant
172 reviews
.07 km away
The City Restaurant
515 reviews
.04 km away
The Whistle Stop
304 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Museum of Scotland
14,073 reviews
.24 km away
Surgeons' Hall Museums
916 reviews
.04 km away
Festival Theatre
276 reviews
.05 km away
Dovecot Studios
36 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Thai Basil staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing