Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant

9014 Sikat Rd., Alfonso, Cavite

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant
4.5
4.5 Stars

12 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 4
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 14 Reviews
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Category:
Thai
Phone
+639156276393

Payment Options

Cash

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Reservations:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Sheena D.
5.0 Stars
2

This place is a gem for Thai food. I was hesitant to come here and visit, because it seems pricey, but the big servings made up for it. The place accommodates only few tables, and we were lucky to be seated even without reservation. We had the lime and basil salad (PhP310) which was huge. The tamarind dressing is excellent, I love it. The rice is good as it is, but decided to get their seafood, the Kaprao Talay (PhP350). It has a good amount of mussels, shrimps, fish and squid. Of course, we got the pad thai mix (PhP350) because I love Pad Thai. I was not disappointed, and almost finished the entire serving by myself. It's flavorful.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
6

Who would've thought that there is a hidden garden themed restaurant tucked within breezy streets of Tagaytay...

Ladies and Gentleman... I present to you... Lime and Basil.

Can someone make a wild guess the type of cuisine this restaurant offers?  Buy a vowel for php 10.....

I'll stop here.  Pardon the Wheel of Fortune reference.  Lime and Basil specialises in Thai Cuisine.  It is a dead giveaway really,  the fruit and herb is commonly used in Thai fare. 

Interior. 

Gah!  It is so beautiful.  You will greeted with lush greenery upon entry.   The aroma of fresh herbs is inviting.  There is area dedicated for al fresco dining.  Nothing beats dinner under a bed of stars.  The indoor dining area is nothing but beautiful,  it reeks of traditional charm.  The usage of wood and Thai-inspired decor is match made in interior design heaven. 

Food.

| Maeng Khum.  Wild pepper leaves,  lime,  peanuts,  ginger,  coconut and dried shrimp with Thai shrimp paste.  This marks the second time i tried this dish (first time was in Mango Tree).  You put everything in the leaves,  roll em and enjoy.  Each bite is a symphony of flavors, a perfect appetizer.

| Chiang Mai Sausage.  This baby is a popular dish in Northern Thailand,  the sausage is made of minced pork meat,  herbs and spices.  I like the fact that they incorporated different herbs in the sausage,  this makes the flavor more pronounced.   Dem sausages is best eaten with the dipping sauce.

| Tod Mun Goong. Fried Shrimp Cake.  Tod” means deep fry, “Mun” means fatty and “Goong” means shrimp / prawns. This recipe is actually a twist on Thai fried fish cake ingredients. Originally, Thai fish cakes are cooked with lard hence, “Mun”.

Source:  barenakedfood.com

I don't know how a legit shrimp cake should taste like,  all i know is that this deep fried babies are really tasty.  I'd like to think of it as a healthy meatball as it uses shrimp instead of red meat.

| Pad Thai.  I am not gonna lie,  i really really like this stir fry noodle dish.  Lime and Basil's version is unlike the other Paf Thai's I've eaten.  Theirs had a cripy egg white on top that acts as a crunch agent.  I love dem cripsy egg whites!  It adds a interesting texture to the dish.  Apart from my fascination with eggs,  i am happy to report that the seasoning is spot on.  The noodles are cooked to perfection.

If i had Nightcrawler's power,  i would teleport to Lime and Basil now.

Peace Out!

~Reich

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Mike L.
3.0 Stars

The spring rolls and tom tum were super good but I couldn't say the same for the rest of the dishes that we ordered. It wasn't bad but I found out that they also own Chatuchak in MOA and Tamarin in Aura. I mean I didn't go all the way to Tagaytay just to eat in a place where they serve the same food in Aura or MOA. I felt like they localized the taste of the dishes to suit our local palette. The pad Thai was nothing special. The chicken curry was sweet. I have a feeling they localized the taste to suit the Filipino palette hence by doing so lost its authenticity. Overall it was ok. Although I wouldn't drive all the way again to Tagaytay (actually past Tagaytay in Alfonso) just to get my Thai food craving.

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars

If you're fed up with all the bulalo restaurants in Tagaytay, try Lime and Basil! Definitely one of best "hidden" restaurants in Tagaytay. Went here on a weekday and there were no people around. On weekends though, I think this place gets full so better to reserve a table. They reply naman agad 🙂

Location:
Use Waze for this! If you're familiar with Marcia Adams, it's on the same street. It's the street after the Welcome to Tagaytay pineapple sign.

Ambiance:
It's a garden restaurant so ambiance is 128165128165128165128165128165 LOVE!
Perfect date place. They have an herb garden and a bonfire place.

Food:
Super yummy Thai food!!!!! Each order is good for 2-3 people. We got the ff:
Catfish Rice - very fragrant, flavourful rice
Crispy Pata Curry - this is da BOMB haha I love Crispy Pata AND curry so Imagine my joy when I saw this sa menu. The Crispy Pata wasn't all fat, so hindi siya nakakasuya. The curry was thick and really yummy.
Pad Thai - this was also good! But according to my boyfriend, the Pad Thai from Banana Leaf tastes better.

Price wise, it was okay since the food's good for sharing.

Skip the bulalo and try Lime and Basil! 10084

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Valerie Faye B.
5.0 Stars

Will you drink hot brewed coffee with me in the middle of this beautiful garden?

You should, hehe. Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant also serves local coffee from Amadeo, Cavite, which is popular because of its aroma and strong taste. This is compatible to coffee lovers out there who are looking for rich in aroma and taste brewed coffee.

The brewed coffee is Php60, a very good price and cheap price for a coffee. And why should you drink your Amadeo coffee in this restaurant? Because the place offers a very “movie-like” set up where you can drink your hot coffee in the middle of this beautiful garden or under the mango tree. What a very chill and steady place to be.
It is like you are in a movie scene, or if you want to have your coffee at night, then sip it while the Christmas lights are blinking in front of your eyes.

Check out the other menu of Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant in my other reviews.

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Valerie Faye B.
5.0 Stars

It’s a Thai kind of place!

Wanna try Thai food in a cold place near Manila. Try Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant located at 9014 J. Rizal St., Brgy Sikat Alfonso, Cavite. The place is near Residence Mini Zoo, 400 meters from the main road-- 1.5-2 hours drive from Manila.

Lime and Basil offers indoor and outdoor set up for a very chill and romantic dining.
They offer authentic Thai cuisine served and prepared by their in-house chefs.

The menu ranges from Php250 to Php500, which is already good for sharing (5 pax). The quality of the food is very very very good and tasty, the place and ambience compliments everything. You can have your hot coffee or tea while sitting and unwinding in their beautiful garden.

The restaurant is also animal friendly; you can bring your dogs and cats and play with them while waiting for your food.

The staffs and crews are very approachable and friendly too; they always serve the food with a beautiful smile. The owner and the chefs are always around and they accommodate guests as family.

Here are some of the dishes that we ordered when we had our lunch at Lime and Basil, we are five hungry peeps and what they served to us filled our angry tummies. Lels.

Thai Iced tea 115 per glass
Pad thai 290
Crispy pata curry 750
Khao kluk kapi 290
Lime and basil salad 290

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Pachie S.
4.0 Stars

Good food but pricey for the serving portions.

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Tots N T.
5.0 Stars

Why haven't i heard of this place before?! Discovered this via deal grocer when i was looking for a restaurant to celebrate my simple birthday with my family.

We all had fun!!! Not only with the authentic thai food but it was a great place to hang out with my kids! It has a big lawn where the kids can run. Backyard has home grown basil garden, no wonder they have uber fresh ingredients on their food!

The set consists of pad thai, pineapple fried rice, curry crispy pata, salad, pandan juice, tom yum soup and banana fritters. All were authentic thai and delicious. We had a very happy tummy! 128523

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Leanne Joy C.
5.0 Stars

Why haven't i heard of this place before?! Discovered this via deal grocer when i was looking for a restaurant to celebrate my simple birthday with my family.

We all had fun!!! Not only with the authentic thai food but it was a great place to hang out with my kids! It has a big lawn where the kids can run. Backyard has home grown basil garden, no wonder they have uber fresh ingredients on their food!

The set consists of pad thai, pineapple fried rice, curry crispy pata, salad, pandan juice, tom yum soup and banana fritters. All were authentic thai and delicious. We had a very happy tummy! 128523

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars

Best Pad Thai

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars

The best pad thai that i experienced. Since we have a lunch date at Marsha Adams and we're cery early at that we decided to try Lime and Basil to kill the time. The place is beautiful and the service staffs are very accomodating and is always available to my beck and call. We tried their pad thai and when the they served it I have a little doubt since here in Manila after tasting other Thai restos no one came even close. On my 1st bite, there was a symphony of flavors, it's very delicious and all of the ingridients connected even their Chili Sauce ia very authebtic. I will not hesistate to go to Tagaytay again if ever I will have a fixation for thai food. This is the place guys worth all the kilometers. Cheers.

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Mika M.
5.0 Stars

Best Thai Restaurant in Tagaytay. We had spring roll, catfish flakes rice, chicken sate, and CRISPY PATA CURRY!!! I love everything we ordered! I love the ambience and they have good service.

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Melody T.
4.0 Stars

Went Thai in Tagaytay!128513128513

Don't you just love restaurants with their own garden? The herbs they use for their dishes are grown from their Edible Songkran Garden, how neat! Very nice ambience and with the cool Tagaytay weather, my experience was just lovely!

You MUST order the Fresh Spring Rolls and the Lemon & Basil Salad w/ Tamarind Dressing!! The wrapper of the spring rolls were paper thin (unlike Bawai's wherein it's thick and hard to chew), and even if the ingredients were purely vegetables and herbs, I really loved them! Both dishes were very light & refreshing to the palate.

Another dish that I liked was the Bagoong Rice, it wasn't salty nor oily compared to other's. My only complaint was the rice was a bit wet so it was very soft, would've preferred it drier and harder in texture. Tom Yum Soup with Shrimp was just like our sinigang, only spicy. I imagine this would be perfect to pair with white rice. The Chicken Sate was a bit sweet for me, while the Curry Tofu Vegetable dish was a tad salty. Both were just average dishes for me.

Overall, would definitely come back to this place for some yummy spring rolls & salad. 128523128523128523

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Aleli J.
4.0 Stars

Herbs and veggies are fresh from their garden, the view is fantastic, you can request to have your meal in the garden, that make you feel loosened up and feel engaged in nature. Definitely would come back again! This is not the best Thai restaurants I have tried, but it is closer to authentic Thai food. If you are tired of eating old expensive restaurant in Tagaytay this is the place good to try.

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