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Passionate about authentic Thai and home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong lead her daughters, Wannipa, Kannika and Suleka to open Thai restaurants in Sacarmanto area in 1994. Since then, Thai Basil is the most awarded as BEST Thai restaurants in Sacramento area by many publications including Sacramento Magazine and SN&R. 

All information and menu on this website available at 

Thai Basil - Midtown location ONLY. 

Our Passio​n​

We are committed to bringing you fresh, authentic and great tasing Thai food. You can trust that our food is made with fresh, in season, sourced from local purveyors and farmers. Thai Basil is the most awarded as "Best Thai Restaurant" in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine and News & Review publication since 2001

Our Chef/Owner

Suleka Sun-Lindley, co-founder of Thai Basil with her sister and mother in 1994. Graduated with BS in Environmental Design, UC Davis, and Culinary Institute of America - Elite Program with certificate of completion 2016.

 Suleka is passionated about food and the impact food industry has on health and environment

Our Commitment

Thai Basil was awarded as "Sustainable Business of the year" award in 2014 & 2018 by Sacramento County.  And was recognized with the Snail of Approval as Good, Clean & Fair that subscribes to ethical business practices by Slow Food Sacramento 2014-2016

Learn to Cook Thai Food

"I was with a group that had a Thai cooking class combined with a drink mixing class. It was great. We Worked with the restaurant owner, suleka, as she guided us through Thai spices and sauces and how they are used in Thai cooking.

The final product w​as terrific."

5 of 5 stars Reviewed March, 2015



cooking classes/ special events

We offer private cooking classes and special events

Private Cooking Class

Up to 8 guests for five course meal with hands on and cooking demonstration


Per Group

Additional Guest

additional guest to cooking class 


Per person

Wine Pairing

Optional Wine Pairing - 3 tasting pours


Per Person

Special Cocktail Class

Optional Cocktail class with our awesome bartenders using fresh and seasonal herbs and citrus: 3 drinks (2 alcoholic, 1 non-alcoholic) to make and drink


Per Person

Cooking with Suleka

at Thai Basil

Introduction to Nam Prik Pow

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