Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sweet Basil - more like Sweet Jesus this is a long lunch! But the sushi is good...

At work we have instituted Fancy Lunch Day - about once/month we pick a "fancy" place and head out to lunch! It's not always ultra-fancy but remember - it's Cincinnati. We've been to Greenup, JeanRo, Nada and a few others...so this day we all were craving sushi!!!! We headed out to Buttermilk Pike in NKY and went to Sweet Basil.

Erica was up for Tofu Pad Thai while the rest of us were ready for SUSHI TIME!

It's a cute little restaurant and were were enjoying the atmosphere. There's ample parking and it's a nice place. But now - the food!

As I said, one of our party had the Tofu Pad Thai and I have to say - it was great! I'm not a big tofu fan but I tasted a little cube and it was good! Nice and crispy.

The other 3 of us ordered sushi - 2 got the sushi combos but I was adventurous and ordered a couple of rolls.

The photo above is mine - I had a Tiger Roll and a Spicy Tuna Roll. They were really tasty and I definitely enjoyed every bite.

So - the food is solid at Sweet Basil. We all enjoyed our dishes. I have to say though - the price was a bit high for sushi. My bill for 2 rolls was $20...

The biggest issue - which I'm saving for the end - was timing and service. They were extremely slow and all four of us got our meals at different times. To me - that's just silly - we're 4 people on a Wednesday at lunch and it wasn't busy. The pad thai came at least 15 minutes before anything else! Then my sushi came and then 10 minutes later - sushi #2 and 5 minutes later - sushi #3.

I'm going to give Sweet Basil a 2.5 stars mainly because of service and price. It was okay - but RuThai's in Mt Lookout is quicker and more affordable and I like their rolls better.


Sweet Basil
Thai Cuisine & Sushi Bar

2331 Buttermilk Crossing,
Crescent Springs, KY 41017
Phone: (859) 331-0666
E-mail: info@sweetbasilnky.com


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