Thai Basil is in the old Thai Orchid space. It's strictly delivery and takeout now, though; the former dining area is walled off (presumably destined for another tenant in that shabby row). I couldn't find an online menu for Thai Basil (only this
) so I stopped in after work this week.
The menu looks to be substantially the same as Thai Orchid. I'm grateful for this; I liked Thai Orchid and now that they've been wrapped up into Curry in the Box I'm not as likely to call them. But it does make me wonder what byzantine collection of circumstances led to this curious state of affairs.
Anyway! The food! I only had my go-to dish, tom ka soup with tofu, and it was just like Thai Orchid's. The appetizer menu lists some things-- gui chai and toong thong in particular-- I think might be new, so the menu probably isn't a precise replica. There's a curry with musamun curry sauce, potatoes, apples, and peanuts that looks interesting, too.
Sorry I don't have more experience to relate yet. They're so close that I'll be eating there regularly until some other set of circumstances curses the place.
Writing this made me terribly hungry. I might order something from them right now.