Spicy Basil

1 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
Best Of


  • $
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Some restaurant locations seem cursed, but Spicy Basil seems to have broken the jinx at 1 Broadway. This fast Thai/Chinese spot has settled into a steady, confident track. The kitchen produces all the standards of urban Amerasian cuisine and occasionally reaches excellence with such marvels as the Panang curry and the shu mai dumplings -- shrimp and pork-stuffed dumplings wrapped in the house's own dough.

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