3.9 / 13 votes

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Ultra-Veg-Friendly Thai Cuisine just west of ASU

This restaurant was formerly known as The Pink Pepper, and it has as many vegetarian Thai selections as anywhere in town!

Not to mention that this place hardly resembles the former Pink Pepper. The decor has received a significant makeover, transforming a once-ordinary looking place into an upscale venue. (Perfect for starting a romantic night out.)

As for the food, the Veg options include 3 appetizers (Spring rolls, Fried tofu, and Crispy Sweet potato; each $5.50); two Veg soups (Coconut or Bean Thread; each $7.95); and numerous delectable entrees (ranging in price from $6 to $7.50).

For Vegetarians, these entrees include 5 selections from the Vegetarian portion of the menu (4 of which are served with Jasmine rice). there's Pad Thai Tofu, Curry Tofu, Eggplant Tofu, Sweet and Sour Tofu, and Garlic Vegetables.

Thai Basil also has 5 Curry-based entrees, each with a different assortment of vegetables (and your choice of protein) in a curry sauce.

Plus, there's 7 Stir-fried entrees, which are vegetables with your choice of protein in either a garlic or soy sauce.

Then, if that's not enough to choose from, there's rice and noodle plates; with vegetables and your choice of protein (in either garlic sauce, black bean sauce, or soy sauce). Talk about variety!

For dessert, choose from sticky rice (with either Thai custard or fresh mango) or the FBI (fried banana ice cream).


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Ahwatukee: 4221 E Chandler Blvd (south side), 480-704-6013
Chandler: 4929 W. Chandler Blvd #8, 480-705-9061
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Tempe: 1111 S. Rural Rd, 480-557-9847

Added by Steve Carlson on Oct 23 04 (last updated Aug 30 10)

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I wish the vegan items were marked, but I love this place! None of the dishes I asked about have fish sauce in them, which is often a problem at Thai places. Most of the dishes (ordered with tofu) are vegan if you ask.

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My husband and I love this place. We moved to Phoenix from Seattle where there is a Thai place on every other street corner. This is the only place we have found that holds a candle to what we are used to. He loves the red curry I love the peanut curry. The menu doesn't say there is broccoli in the peanut curry so I thought I was safe from my least favorite vegetable. Broccoli soaked in peanut sauce is delicious! I have heard it said that Thai Basil's tofu is the best and I have to agree.

Try the vegetarian egg rolls as an appetizer, the other vegetarian appatizers are pretty good too. If you are there with a non-vegetarian the apatizer sampler would be a good choice.

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Mill Avenue


Two blocks west of Mill Ave., on University (at Farmer St. - southwest corner) directly across from Boston's Pizza.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Thai


  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11am - 3pm;
5pm - 9pm
11am - 3pm;
5pm - 9:30pm
5pm - 9pm

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