Thai Cuisine and Nonalcoholic Beverages at Basil (Half Off). Two Options Available.

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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 Jul 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 8 or more. Valid only for option purchased. Reservations required for Friday-Sunday; recommended for weekdays. Dine-in only. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Not valid for sale items, happy hour, lunch or daily specials. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 Between Two Options

  • $10 for $20 worth of Thai cuisine and nonalcoholic beverages Monday–Thursday
  • $10 for $20 worth of Thai cuisine and nonalcoholic beverages Friday–Sunday

On Basil’s vibrant Thai [menu](http://www.basilshortnorth.com/menu.html), a whole deep-fried tilapia wears sweet 'n' sour garlic sauce in the pla radprick entree ($18), thin rice noodles intertwine with egg and crushed peanuts in the classic pad thai ($11), and tom ka drowns hunger pangs in a rich broth of coconut milk and galangal with a choice of vegetables or chicken ($6 for a cup; $8 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

Great ambiance. Small, but plenty of privacy at tables. Delicious, just spicy enough.

Kristy S., Yelp, 3/2/13

I did have the Pad Se Ewe with crispy noodles and this was a home run!! So flavorful and delicious.

Rick B., Yelp, 11/17/12

Tips

88% of 1,644 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!”

  • “Portion sizes are good, prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious!”

  • “the thai iced tea wasn't as good as I've had at other restaurants, but the panang curry was excellent”

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    Short North

    1124 N High St.

    Columbus, Ohio 43201

    614-421-2275

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