I have had dinner at the Basil Restaurant twice during my stay at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. Whilst others have commented that the food here is too tame, not spicy enough and modified to suit the taste buds of tourists, the food here was good for me (as a tourist).
The satay ruam – mixed grilled satay of chicken, prok and beef served with peanut sauce, was properly grilled, moist and succulent. Well seasoned and flavoursome.
The stir fried lobster with cashew nuts and dried chilli was decent, with great texture for the lobster meat, but tasted pretty much “sweet and sour”.
The stir fried soft shell crab in mild yellow curry was really quite mild, probably due to my indication to the waiter that I can’t take food that’s too spicy. This was OK.
The spring roll with glass noodle and vegetables was good, properly fried, not oily and stayed crispy to the last bite. Delicious!
Service was good and I always got prompt response from the front of house staff.
I guess one would have to dine here for what it is – the Basil Restaurant is a Thai restaurant tweaked to suit foreign tastes with nice décors in a comfortable setting. And for me that’s good enough.