Thai Cuisine and Nonalcoholic Drinks for Dinner Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday, or for Lunch at Basil (Up to 53% Off)

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The ability to differentiate between red and green curry is the mark of a good Thai chef and a common tell among children faking colorblindness to skip school. Test your rods and cones with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Thai cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks for dinner Monday–Thursday
  • $10 for $20 worth of Thai cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks for dinner Friday–Sunday
  • $7 for $15 worth of Thai cuisine and nonalcoholic drinks for lunch

On Basil’s vibrant Thai menu, a whole deep-fried tilapia wears sweet 'n' sour garlic sauce in the pla rad prik entree ($17), thin rice noodles intertwine with egg and crushed peanuts in the classic pad thai ($9.75), and tom ka drowns hunger pangs in a rich broth of coconut milk and galangal with a choice of vegetables or chicken ($5.25 for a cup; $7.95 for a bowl).

Basil Restaurant

When Basil Restaurant opened in 2009, the Columbus Dispatch reported on owner Rhome Ruanphae's inspiration: his mother’s string of successful Thai restaurants—beginning with Thai Village in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood—that she ran with her husband while he was growing up. Rhome borrowed his mother’s culinary mastery for Basil, which teleports taste buds to Thailand with a menu of authentic Southeast Asian cuisine. Chefs gather rice or egg noodles to lay the foundation for many entrees, such as specialty kee mow, a soft or crispy maelstrom of rice noodles with thai basil, tomatoes, and bell peppers. The menu also features a rainbow of curries, soups, salads, and appetizers to keep ravenous diners from eating their napkins.

The seasoned confines of a former antique shop welcome diners to Basil Restaurant, decked out with bare brick and a retro advertisement for ice painted on the back wall. As a glittering chandelier casts light on colorful curries, wine-dark panels of varnished wood gaze at diners from the wall, and exposed lengths of ductwork add a neoindustrial aesthetic without the overkill of steam-powered dessert trays or austere Orwellian maitre d's.

Reviews

I have dreams about the Green Curry with Chicken....It's sweet and packs heat at the same time.

Kimmy England, Urbanspoon, 5/3/12

a winning mix of vintage and minimalist hip.

G.A. Benton, Columbus Alive, 12/16/09

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Basil is a great restaurant - the food was delicious, the atmosphere fun and the wait staff attentive! :) My husband and I had a lovely dining experience - we will...”

    “Basil is a great restaurant - the food was delicious, the atmosphere fun and the wait staff attentive! :) My husband and I had a lovely dining experience - we will definitely return to Basil in the near future!”

  • “Great food, great atmosphere, awesome staff”

  • “Great experience......food was awesome and waitress, I think her name was Tina, was lovely. ”


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    Short North

    1124 N High St.

    Columbus, Ohio 43201

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In a Nutshell

Traditional thai salads, noodle dishes, entrees, and soups entice palates in sleek, industrial setting with low lighting and exposed pipes

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 21st, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 8 or more. Reservations required for Friday-Sunday dinner; recommended for weekday dinner. Dine-in only. Lunch option valid 11:30am-4pm. Dinner options valid 4-10pm. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Not valid for sale items, happy hour, lunch or daily specials. Valid only for full price menu items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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