About Thai Basil

With an imaginative and delectable assortment of Thai dishes, hand selected wine list and professional wait and line staff, Thai Basil restaurant is listed year after year as the best of what Sacramento has to offer. So whether it's a night out with a loved one, an office get-together or a family reunion, Thai Basil is a premiere chose for Sacramento residents, visitors and food enthusiasts. Mild to hot, vegitarian or not, everything sings with exciting flavors. Visit Thai Basil Restaurant and Level Up lounge today and experience excellence.

Thai Basil Restaurant has earned and maintained its reputation as BEST THAI in Sacramento every year since: 2001 by Sacramento Magazine and Sacramento News & Review. We offer a variety authentic Thai dishes including home made curries, noodles, a variety of house specials and desserts. Midtown and Lincoln offer full bar menus.

We invite you to come and discover quality Thai cooking and experience the unique ambiance in each of our locations.

Voted best Thai Restaurant in Sacramento since 2001 !

A Family Affair

Passionate about authentic Thai home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong initiated the first Thai Basil restaurant in Roseville in 1996. A decade later, Thai Basil is now in four Sacramento area locations: Midtown, Laguna, Lincoln, and Roseville. All are owned and operated by her three daughters: Wanni, Kannika and Suleka. Each restaurant has its own characteristics and signature dishes, yet the sisters share their mother's passion for quality.


Voted fist place BEST THAI in Sacramento every consecutive year since 2001 by SN&R and Sacramento Magazine readers choice award.
Thai Basil has earned and maintained its reputation for excellent food and service in the Sacramento area. Thanks to Prayoon Sununsangthong, the matriarch and inspiration for the family run restaurants - Thai Basil has preserved the traditional style of cooking from Thailand.

Thai Basil has received stellar reviews by professional critics representing Zagat, Sacramento News and review, and Sacramento Magazine.

2010 Best of Sacramento Winner - Best Thai

It's all about "location, location, location" for the popular Thai Basil at 26th and J streets, an ideal spot for Midtown scenesters seeking coconut milk cocktails and spicy curry dishes. The fashionable Thai restaurant has an outdoor patio and medium-size dining room where acid jazz from Thailand plays as its background music. The menu, standard with appetizers such as grilled chicken satay and fried spring rolls with chicken, pork and vegetables, also Thai spicy salad with lemon grass and fiery green papaya salad. Thai Basil also offers grilled dishes, daily seafood specials, noodle and fried rice entrees such as pad Thai, drunken noodles and rice plates served with curries in red, green and yellow sauces. Up for dessert? Try a mango treat served with sweet rice and coconut ice cream. - Cindy Arora SacMag.com

Giving Back

Thai Basil has been involved in several community programs and charity events since opening our restaurants in Sacramento. Please follow this link to learn more about our involvement with the community.

Thai Basil serves upscale Thai food. A great place for a date - it was my husband's choice for our first date, actually. Food is generally solid, but the Massaman Curry is to die for. Pray that it's the special when you...  Read more reviews ›