Thai Basil Midtown Sacramento
2431 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816 OPEN: Sun - Thur 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Fri and Sat 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(916) 442-7690


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About Thai Basil midtown Sacramento

Thanks to Prayoon Sununsangthong, the matriarch and inspiration for the family run restaurants - Thai Basil has preserved the traditional style of cooking from Thailand.

Passionate about authentic Thai home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong initiated the first Thai Basil restaurant in Roseville in 1995. Today, Thai Basil are individually 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.


Awards & Reviews

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.

"Sustainable Business" 2014 by Sacramento County

"Snail of Approval" Slow food Sacramento 2014 - 2016

Dining review: Fresh, seasonal fare makes Sacramento’s Thai Basil special


Thai Basil is a very progressive restaurant that manages to hold onto all of the old-fashioned values that matter. This combination makes this midtown restaurant, open since 2002, one of the most compelling eateries of its kind in Sacramento.

It sources ingredients from local farms and makes all of its sauces and curries from scratch. These days, some call that "slow food," meaning a return to practices that were commonplace in decades – and centuries – past.

Thai Basil also has a grounding in 21st century environmental awareness. Its vegetable waste is diverted into a cooperative compost container via the Green Restaurant Alliance of Sacramento (GRAS). It is the only Thai restaurant I can think of that has bicycle delivery. And even more unusual, it has a seasonal menu that changes according to what's fresh right here, right now.

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