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Holy Basil Thai, Croydon, AU-VIC

Holy Basil Thai

4.8
4.8
635 Reviews
$41 to $100
Thai

Holy Basil in Croydon Victoria has a very simple vision, to bring wholesome, delicious and exciting food to the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
Our dream at Holy Basil was to create an exciting diner in the Eastern suburbs where people can relax, come together, have fun and enjoy proper homemade food in a very inclusive environment.
We are proud to deliver 100% vegan and Vegetarian options at Holy Basil, use free-range eggs and source only sustainably caught seafood as well as a range of other exciting meals with 95% of the menu being gluten free.
At Holy Basil we make our own curry pastes, sauces, desserts, chilli jam, and roti.
We happily use gluten free soy and 100% pure fish sauce.
We greatly appreciate your support in choosing to dine at Holy Basil.
Chefs Duncan Robertson and Julia Robertson look forward to seeing you.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Vegan, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9725 7771
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Duncan and Julia Robertson
  • Private party facilities
    On request
  • Area
    Croydon
  • Cross Street
    Corner Ryland Ave / Maroondah Hwy
  • Parking Details
    Feel free to park in the free onsite carpark or free street parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus from Ringwood or Croydon.Route 670
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

Noise β€’ Moderate

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Best Overall

  • Melbourne

    Best Food

  • Melbourne

    Best Service

  • Melbourne

    Healthy

  • Melbourne

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for business meals

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Healthy

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Eastern Suburbs

    Most Booked

635 Reviews
  1. claudiaP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Holy Basil twice so far. The food is incredible. Definitely will be coming back soon.

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  2. SharonR

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the ambience, the service - it's all superb and topped off by the most wonderful front of house team and the very lovely chefs / owners Duncan and Julia. We love going there as often as we can. So very blessed that it's only 5 minutes from home. The food is fresh, exciting and beautifully balanced. We have yet to find anything on the menu that we don't like. Vegetarians and Vegans are well catered for as well. Very highly recommend this neighbourhood gem.

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  3. Margaret

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, wonderful flavours, fresh ingredients, a real treat! Our fav restaurant. The food is so good that the restaurant is always booked out a week ahead. So book early, and yes it can be noisy due to its popularity!

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  4. JodieG

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was faultless. An overall great experience

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  5. ANDREAD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. Highly recommended

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  6. DavidW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a lovely meal. There were two things that led to us giving just three stars - we have been to Holy Basil four times before & always felt that five stars was warranted, but not this time: 1) My main course was brought to the table a full 10 minutes after my wife's main course. By the time my main arrived my wife was virtually finished. Why not serve these main dishes together/ They were both worth a wait. 2) We had Creme Brulee for dessert. It arrived at the table but no mention as to how extremely hot the metal dish top was. My wife scalded her fingers on this.
    Holy Basil ThaiResponded 4 days ago
    Hello David. Thankyou for your review. we really do appreciate your honest feedback. Sometimes on a busy night, we can serve dishes to tables at different times if the table is sharing the food. There may have been a miscommunication on our behalf thinking you were sharing but maybe you were having individual meals. Apologies for the wait David. Im sorry also to hear about your wife's fingers. We will endeavour to make sure that customers are aware of the heat that may be present in the top of the dish after the sugar has ben torched into toffee. Please accept our apologies on this occasion and pass on our apologies to your wife. I hope she is ok. Kind Regards Holy Basil

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  7. JaneL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous fresh food, not the run of the mill Thai. Service friendly and efficient.

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  8. QBee

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasty food and wonderful service. Not once had we had a bad meal here , food is amazing!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish we tried was beautifully presented and tasted divine. Four guests attended and we decided to each order a dish and share so we could taste a wider variety of this delightful cuisine. I would definitely return with no hesitation

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  10. James

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very friendly staffs. Service is excellent.

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  11. Stephie

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!! Fantastic service Lovely atmosphere Gorgeous good smells throughout the restaurant And the food itself was phenomenal!!! I’ve already booked to come back again! πŸ’•βœ¨

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  12. MelissaR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Holy Basil Thai is a sensational restaurant. The food is outstanding, creative and delicious, full of flavour and beautifully presented. The service is also fantastic. The menu caters for so many dietary options.

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  13. JackyS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a number of times before and it consistanly lives up to and exceeds all expectations. food is exquisite and service is amazing.

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  14. SusanS

    Melbourne

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service attractive venue Would recommend highly Susan

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  15. StephenW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was, as always, outstanding. The flavour combinations work so well that every bite is a delight. Definitely highly recommend Holy Basil, been numerous times and never disappointed.

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  16. Elio

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service never disappoints. We love this place!

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  17. Andie

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dinners. Wonderful experience. The food was absolutely delicious - way beyond our expectations. The service was first class. We will certainly be back.

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  18. MichelleD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love Holy Basil. Attentive service, incredibly delicious food and always able to accomodate a wide variety of allergies and intolerances. Their menu has so many highlights and will not disappoint. And finishing with their signature sticky date dessert is a must! Highly recommend!

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  19. BarbaraB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars and love the menu. Thank you so much

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so great to see this place so full week. Shows what a fabulous place is and always has been. Beautiful food and staff πŸ™‚

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  21. AshleighF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like great food and service this is the place. Vegan catered for and all temperature spiciness is sorted by Duncan and the team Always a meal to remember

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  22. Vanessa

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and very tasty food! Very friendly and attentive wait staff.

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  23. AlanL

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food could be crap (which it isn't) but the service is so friendly, helpful and obliging that any misgivings or misunderstandings are quickly and pleasantly remedied. The food is excellent!

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  24. DavidJ

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Thai restaurant in the Eastern suburbs. Every dish has it's own unique flavours. The staff are always friendly and very prompt. Service is quick despite always being a full house. Definitely a must go place.

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  25. RosyE

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food at Holy Basil never disappoints. The staff are attentive and the food comes out quickly. Yes when you first go in the noise level is very high, but the minute you sit down and partake the noise seems to get much better.

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  26. DianeY

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual it was great. Thank you. Prawn entrees terrific

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  27. NatskiH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and wonderful service. Restaurant is a little loud at times but the food and service certainly make up for this.

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  28. NickM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, with great staff who went out of their way to cater to food sensitivities

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  29. BernieW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine's Day at Holy Basil was very tastefully held with red roses and heart shaped chocolates on the table. The set price was a really good way to ensure that diners experienced the rich variety of flavours, colours and aromas available across the menu. My partner and I have been dining at Holy Basil over the past five years and we always have a wonderful experience.

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  30. BenH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another absolutely fantastic dining experience at Holy Basil

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  31. Amy13

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Having a set menu with dessert was disappointing as neither my partner or I eat dessert so we found that to ve a waste of money

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  32. DebJ

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food, incredible service, great value for money, contemporary casual setting. Great vibe!

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  33. ChrisB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just amazing!!! The flavours popped leftrl/right/center and the service wad impeccable. Starting from the get go with a smiling/happy/bubbly wait staff showing us to our table and just got better from there!!! Well done! A thoroughly enjoyable night!!

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  34. LozM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True flavours of Thailand! Delicious food and excellent presentation. Great service - we will definitely be back

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  35. Ange

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have found this restaurant to continue to deliver amazing food with fresh Thai flavours. Thank you for another enjoyable evening!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place never lets us down. Truly amazing food delivered with outstanding service.

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  37. LukeD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh ingredients. Caters for both vegan and meat eaters extremely well.

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  38. KatieF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. I will definitely return.

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  39. KateM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful authentic Thai food, beautifully presented by well-trained staff. Well done Duncan and Julia.

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  40. IanH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grat food, very busy but prompt and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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FAQs

Holy Basil Thai offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9725 7771.

Holy Basil Thai is rated 4.8 stars by 635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Holy Basil Thai

1/66 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon, AU-VIC 3136

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Corner Ryland Ave / Maroondah Hwy
  • Area
    Croydon
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Vegan, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Feel free to park in the free onsite carpark or free street parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus from Ringwood or Croydon.Route 670
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Duncan and Julia Robertson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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