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Hours & Location

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Find us at:

2431 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816

Corner of J and 25th street


Sun - Thur 11am to 9pm

Fri - Sat 11am to 10pm

For Dine-in: Last seating 15 minutes before closing hours

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At Thai Basil, Our mission is to deliver the finest quality food using wholesome, natural ingredients with a commitment to incorporating and promoting business practices that respect our environment

We are committed to bringing you fresh, authentic and great tasting Thai food. You can trust that our food is made with fresh, mostly organic, in season ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farmers.


Passionate about authentic Thai home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong initiated the first Thai Basil restaurant in Roseville in 1995 with her two daughters, Wannipa and Suleka. Since then, Thai Basil is the most awarded Thai restaurants in Sacramento area. Today, Thai Basil are individually owned and operated by her daughters: Roseville, Cameron Park and Midtown. Each has its own characteristics and signature dishes, yet the sisters share their mother's passion for food and quality.

Thai Basil - Midtown, lead by Chef Suleka, is an active participant and passionate believe in the Farm-to-Fork movement, supporting local non-profit organizations such as GRAS and Food Literacy center in local schools, and becoming a leader in sustainable businesses (2014 Sustainable Business of the Year Recipient, Sacramento County). Thai Basil has also been recognized by the Slow Food Movement as a Good, Clean, and Fair business that subscribes to ethical business practices.

For special dietary, you will find many menu items that are gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan. 

Be sure to check out our seasonal menu for culinary adventure experience. 

Visit our new VEG bar and cafe featuring vegan/vegetarian menu, coffee, tea and libations. http://vegmidtown.com


"Thai Basil is a very progressive restaurant that manages to hold onto all of the old-fashioned values that matter. This combination makes this midtown restaurant, open since 2002, one of the most compelling eateries of its kind in Sacramento." Blair Anthony Robinson, food editor Sacramento Bee.

read more... sacbee.com/food-drink/restaurant/dining-reviews

Awards & Reviews

Thai Basil restaurants have been voted BEST THAI restaurant in Sacramento area every year since 2001 by Sacramento Magazines, Sacramento News & Review (SN&R)

Zagat rated 2012

2014 Annual Sacramento Area Sustainable Business of the Year Awards "Sustainable Business" 2014 by Sacramento County

"Snail of Approval" Slow food Sacramento 2014 - 2016 Slow Food Sacramento

Active participant of "AMERICA'S FARM-TO-FORK" Sacramento, Ca. America's FARM-TO-FORK CAPITAL

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Vegetarian Cuisine

Suleka Sun-Lindley

Chef and Owner

Chef Suleka comes from a long line of cooks and restaurant owners, however her career started as a designer and project manager in architecture field for over 12 years. She has been cooking professionally since 1994 and had completed a CIA's professional enrichment program in 2016. Today, she manages her restaurants, Thai Basil in Midtown and Veg - vegetarian cafe & bar on the 2nd floor above the restaurant.

Suleka holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences from UC-Davis, Ca

Cooking Classes

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Join Suleka, chef and owner of the most awarded Thai restaurant, on a journey of fun and informative hours of cooking and eating Thai food.

Class includes cooking demonstrations, hands on, tips & techniques and key ingredients to make simple, delicious and healthy Thai food. For a few hours of learning, students will be able to prepare a complete Thai dinner.

In class, students will learn, prepare and taste farm fresh food that are in-season at its peak of freshness and share the experience of the joy of mindful cooking and eating.

We current offer PRIVATE CLASS ONLY

Contact us for more information and to schedule a class!

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Catering & Events

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Whether it's a night when you don't have time to cook or a larger party being held off site, 

let Thai Basil take care of the food! Click here to download our private events menu.


"Su-waan" Courtyard Garden

Our beautiful garden is filled with tropical vegetation, statues, and waterfalls. Available for an intimate and private outdoor gathering for up to thirty guests.

Private Room at Veg

Weather you're planing for a birthday party, engagement, retirement, graduation, professional network, workshops and presentation or artist reception, Veg is a perfect venue for small to medium size parties of fifty guests or less. It's a quaint space and you can add your personal touch. We are happy to make your party unique and memorable. Entertainment service, audio and visual devices can be arranged by request. Additional fees may applied.

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We would love to hear from you! Please give us a call or fill out the contact form for more information on cooking classes or for comments and questions about Thai Basil.

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