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Cool Basil

1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
+1 515-225-8111
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“thai food” (19 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (13 reviews)
“curry” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1250 NW 86th St, Clive, IA 50325-1006
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Crab rangoos are probably my favorite and Tom Yum Kum is just follows. It is far from original Thai spaciness and this is why I like it even more than in Bangkok. But probably you need to ask for No3 hot if you need a...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dumplings were clearly frozen mass produced. Garlic pepper stir fry was terrible. Gummy chicken, flavorless.

Thank MNWorldTraveler
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Wow! I was traveling with a couple of my Burmese associates from Myanmar, and we stopped at Cool Basil. It was recommended by a Myanmar friend of ours, now a resident of Des Moines. As I walked in, the first thing I noticed was almost...More

Thank Dr. Bob D
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

I have liked everything I've ordered here but my favorite is the Captain Crunch roll. They also have an amazing ukulele player who is a frequent performer on weekends. Nice wait staff. Good wine list. Great place!

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Cool Basil becomes a good choice when you have a large group. They have big tables and a huge variety to choose from. I still like the food, but I've found the food and experience to be slightly less "good" each time. It's not bad...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Easy to get to. Service is for the most part quick and attentive. Food has been consistently good for lunch and dinner. Pricing is fair to the proportion size giving.

Thank tberglund2017
Reviewed 4 February 2018

First time here Wife and kids have eaten here before. Very good food and the crab rangoons were excellent.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

The food was good, I ordered the vegetable lo mein it was different but good. The vegetable egg rolls were really good. My daughter had the sesame chicken and didnt care for it. My little one had the kids vegetable lo mein and didn't like...More

Thank cbecks2016
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip. Thoughtful dishes with fresh ingredients, cooked slightly crisp, just like they should be. Sauces are wonderful. Service pleasant. Atmosphere is inviting.

Thank stone595
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Kids love sushi and they'd been here before, so although hub and I do not like sushi we went because they had other things. I had the Hot n' Sour soup, huge portion and the Vegtable Lo Mein, very very good. Hub had a catfish...More

Thank Azona50036
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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