Basil Restaurant: Maybe not traditional Thai, but good enough for me.

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.


Satay raum (THB 370)

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”.

Stir fried lobster

Goong mangkorn phad med mamuang himaphan (THB 1,600)

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.

Soft shell crab

Poo nim phad pong garee (THB 690)

The spring roll with glass noodle and vegetables was good, properly fried, not oily and stayed crispy to the last bite. Delicious!


Poh pia thord (THB 320)

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.

Visit Details:
March 2015, Dinner, ~$300

1F, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand


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