Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Thai Basil

14511-P Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. (Airline Pkwy.) Send to Phone
703-631-8277 | Menu
Perhaps the most authentic Thai food in the metro area.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily
  • Parking available
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment
  • Kid-friendly

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.0 star rating
4.0 rating over 2 reviews
Dining room at Thai Basil, Chantilly, VA

Thai Basil Restaurant Review

: Local Thai cooking teacher and chef around town, Nongkran Daks, has her own place way out in the 'burbs. It's small and pretty, decorated with many of her own artifacts. Here, she turns out her smooth curries and peanut-sauced salad khaek, plus a whole range of traditional Thai dishes that don't often appear in local restaurants. Consider the khao tang na tang, an appetizer of ground pork and chopped shrimp with a peanut sauce, or the pineapple and shrimp curry with slivers of fresh pineapple. She even offers khao soi, a mild Northern Thai chicken curry served on noodles. Among the more familiar dishes, look for gloriously pudgy tod man and the fried tofu with an exotic apricot dipping sauce. A traditionalist, Daks plays it straight and never falls prey to the labor-saving tricks that destroy good Thai flavors. Incidentally, if there were a pad thai cook-off among area restaurants, it is our firm belief that Daks would win. After all, for all you Thai food aficionados, you must surely know that she beat Bobby Flay in a pad thai throwdown.

User Ratings & Reviews for Thai Basil


Sign up to receive the 2016 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which will feature the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. and more.