Sweet Basil / La Filipiniana

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Closed as of Jun 1 11

2022 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217


3.3 / 1 vote

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Upscale Thai and Filipino food under one roof

Sweet Basil/La Filipiniana, located in Squirrel Hill and Lawrenceville, serves slightly upscale reworked Thai and Filipino dishes.

Although there's no fake meat, there are several dishes with tofu available, and a few plain vegetable dishes.

On the Thai side you have standard and non-standard rice/noodle dishes available with just veggies or with tofu.

The Thai curries all have fish sauce in them, and cannot be made without because they are premade.

The Filipino menu, much smaller, has 3 vegetarian options, including a savory jackfruit dish and Banana Heart Curry.

There are also a few vegan appetizers, and they have monthly specials which may include a few addition vegan or veganizable options.

They have a second location, with the same menu, on Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

Added by timmy_tofu on Jan 24 07 (last updated Dec 4 11)

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I have enjoyed every dish I've tried here. The prices aren't bad, although I wish the portions were a little bigger.

I have only tried the Langka (jackfruit) from the Filipino side. It was the first time I had tried jackfruit prepared in a savory dish, instead of a desert. It was good, but the sauce it was in could've used more flavor.

I found out - too late - that all the thai curries have fish sauce, and they are premade so they cannot accomodate.

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Squirrel Hill


Sweet Basil/La Filipiniana is near the corner of Murray and Beacon in Squirrel Hill.

The 61C, D, and F and the 64A go right by the restaurant along Murray. The 61A and B go to the corner of Forbes and Murray, about 4 blocks away.



$$$ - expensive


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  • Thai
  • Malaysian



11:30am - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm
noon - 10pm

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