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Holy Basil

149 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.72937 -73.987142
nr. 9th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-460-5557 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; N, R at 8th St.-NYU



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

Houston St. to 23rd St., Ave. C to Fifth Ave.


This venue is closed.

Named after an essential regional ingredient, Holy Basil is the place where east meets west—literally—as this buzzing Thai eatery resides directly above the Anglocentric Telephone Bar. Start off with the savory steamed mussels with white wine and herbs. You can’t go wrong with any of the curries, from the delicate kang massamun to the more daring green curry, kang kiew warn. If you’re in the mood for something different, try the surprisingly moist whole fried bass or the more exotic sautéed crispy duck, known as pet kapraw.


Holy Basil cannot accomodate parties larger than six on Fridays and Saturday evenings.

Recommended Dishes

Pet kapraw (sautéed duck), $16; tofu, avocado and vegetable curry, $12; pad thai, $11; shrimp and scallops with penang curry, $16; steamed mussels, $8