• Basil Court Restaurant

  • 4.0 stars
    (49 reviews, average rating: 4.2/5)
  • Cuisines: Thai
  • (519) 252-5609
  • 327 Ouellette Avenue Windsor, ON N9A 4J1
  • Neighbourhoods: City Centre, Ward 2
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81% of voters recommend
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amandag
4 Reviews
2012/11/01
  • Average thai food, nothing special
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • The food is honestly average. This place is very "hip" and its cool to like it here which explains the great reviews. The food is decent if you want an average thai experience. I had their chicken satay, the penut dipping sauce was great but the chicken itself wasn't great. For dinner I got the pad thai and it was very bland and honestly "average" is the perfect word for it. Nothing about it made me want to go back. Simply Thai has better thai food so I'd suggest going there.

  • Order: Chicken satay, chicken pad thai, seafood platter, lemon grass soup
 
d1990
1 Review
2012/10/27
  • THIS IS A REAL REVIEW
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • For those considering eating here, this is the review you want to read. My first time eating there I went with my family because my brother is huge on trying different foods especially of other ethnicities. I didn't expect it enjoy it as I wasn't big on trying new things. I ended up loving it. So did my entire family. I kept going back, brought my girlfriend. She absolutely loves it. I ended up bringing a friend to basil court. He goes all the time now with his girlfriend and his family which we still joke about to this day. To get to my point, THE REAL REVIEW....

    The Place itself.... I'm not going to lie, its not the greatest. Its not fancy at all. If your planning a first date I wouldn't recommend. It is very old and sort of run down but its not a complete dump. I am kind of a high class guy, I enjoy nice things, but I do not mind eating at basil court one bit, nor does anyone else I know.

    The Service.... It is fairly quick, unless they are very busy. Overall, the waitresses are of some asian ethnicity which matches the style of restaurant. There are only 2 or 3, maybe 4 at most that work there. They are all very nice and outgoing, which is actually nice. They smile a lot, rush from table to table. They are by no means lazy or slow. They try to make sure you are satisfied. I'll leave it at that.

    The Food.... As you would expect, I find the food excellent. It is by no means the best food in the world, but I love it. Out of about, lets say, 10 people that I know that have ate there, 5 LOVE IT, 4 LIKE IT A LOT, 1 says its good, but nothing special. I really enjoy it, good portions, a lot of the menu is very good.

    Overall, I would say give it a try. Lunch prices are very cheap, around $5.25-6.00 so you have nothing to lose. Dinner prices are a bit more expensive. $9.25-11.00 (approximate guess, I can't remember exactly)

    Anyways, hope this review helps.

  • Order: pad thai, sweet & sour chicken, spicy thai noodle, basil beef, etc.
 
Gina
2 Reviews
2012/09/13
  • Loved it!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • The food was excellent, the service a tad slow because it's always so busy at lunch. I always have the Curry Chicken, and it's always nice and spicy. Lunch is under $6.00 and the servings are generous.

  • Order: Curry Chicken
 
DBHunter
5 Reviews
2012/08/02
  • Generally pretty good
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 3
  • I must say Basil Court is quite good. I especially enjoyed the Thai Spicy Noodle, Basil Court Spicy Fried Rice and Phad Phod Talay. I felt that these dishes had a wonderful heat that lit up the palate with wonderful and exotic flavours. I was definitely not disappointed with these dishes and would recommend them to anyone with a strong taste for all things spicy. These dishes not only brought a wonderfully cloying heat to the palate but a truly memorable flavour that leaves any spice-hound begging for more. I did have an issue with the Pad Thai though. It seems that Basil Court has opted to go with the oh-so-common version of pad thai wherein the noodles are doused with a ketchupy red sauce. From what I've been told, this form of pad thai is especially popular in Toronto. I consider myself a strong proponent of pad thai where a strong tamarind flavour is present---not the ketchupy version so often sold as the original. I hate to see Basil Court ruin such a wonderful collection of dishes with that saccharine-sweet red pad thai! Again, I'm a pad thai puritan--there simply is no substitute for the wonderfully cloying, yet strangely savoury flavour of unabashed tamarind. I'll end my rant here! Basil Court is a wonderful restaurant, however it's caveat is that it is most certainly not for the pad thai aficionado.

  • Order: Chicken Pad Thai, Thai Spicy Noodle, Basil Court Spicy Fried Rice, Phad Phod Talay
 
jk9
2 Reviews
2012/07/24
  • Excellent
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Have been eating at this restaurant for years when I visit Windsor. I'm very particular when it comes to Thai food, and have not eaten any for years in London (where I live) as none of the restaurants are worth frequenting. This restaurant easily rivals anything I've enjoyed while living in Toronto, Kingston (which has excellent Thai/Cambodian restaurants) and Vancouver. 2 big thumbs up!

  • Order: tried most items on menu
 
DirtyStirFry
4 Reviews
2011/05/10
  • Cheap, but not very good
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • Wow.... If people are saying this is the best Thai food ever, then they either work at Basil Court or have never had real Thai food before..

    The restaurant itself is pretty gross. It's in a basement and smells like an old bathroom.. a mishmash of chairs and tables.. very dark with no natural light

    The food was very disappointing, especially with the rave reviews on this site. the pad thai did not have any real taste.. they used tiny shrimp (a pet peeve of mine for any Thai restaurant).. it was all noodle with very little vegetables and chicken.. and the sauce seemed very blah with no life..

    the one thing they have going for them is their prices.. it's dirt cheap for lunch, probably why they are so busy..

    if you're looking for real thai food, skip basil court and try eat in thailand on wyandotte.. if you're happy with fake thai food for rock bottom prices, this is the place for you

  • Order: chicken pad thai, shrimp pad thai
 
Paul
13 Reviews
2011/04/07
  • FANTASTIC
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • BEST PAD THAI IN WINDSOR. Don't bother looking anywhere else. Great ingredients, spice levels. I ordered the Veg Pad Thai. Friendly and fair service. Will be back again!

  • Order: Pad Thai
 
rebecca1977
3 Reviews
2010/09/06
  • Best Thai food in Windsor
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Basil Court is one of my fav. restaurant in Windsor. But usually I go at the lunch time with friends. I hv been to couple Thai restaurant around the city. I never try the real thai food so it's hard to judge. But if only talk about the taste of the food. I'll give Basil court more credits. Thai silk is one of my fav restaurant too but the price and the place are different range so can't compare. But for the same grade of Thai restaurant ( I am talking about the restaurant size and decor. but not the food ), I had been to red papaya and the one on Howard/Mcdougal. I would choose to go Basil Court instead. Services are great and nice servicer. Of course will visit again !

  • Order: Too yam koo soup, Green curry chicken with rice
 
Kristie
3 Reviews
2010/08/09
  • Amazing, inexpensive thai. Looks scary from the...
  • 5.0 stars
  • Amazing, inexpensive thai. Looks scary from the outside but always great! Pad thai and the peanut dish are our favs.

 
AlexandreS
1 Review
2010/06/27
  • Best Thai food ever!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I have just one thing to say: this is my best thai experience ever! The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxed ( and yeah, a little retro,,, but that gives charm to the place)
    I would recommend three things: the coconut chicken soup, the basil beef or chicken and/or the pad thai.
    The service is also very kind.., really nothing to say there.
    And all of this for a price that really almost made me feel bad as a client: it is super affordable!
    I really recommand it to all!

  • Order: Coconut soup and basil beef
 
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