A TASTE OF THAI
Family own since 2000
Based in Portland, Oregon, Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine is a restaurant and cocktail bar with more than 18 years of experience in the business. Since its beginnings in October of 2000, we have been a sensation among Thai enthusiasts and skeptics alike. We offer the best entrees with a distinct Southeast Asian flair at the most affordable prices in the Northwest.
A special weekday lunch menu accommodates busy customers with their favorite dishes or combination plates. An exceptional dinner menu makes for an exciting night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two. Our restaurant has been called exquisite and a dining delight among regulars, as well as “flashy, lively, and especially tasty” by food critics from the Oregonian™.
Owner Supree (Boos) Smithynuntha is a self-taught chef. Growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, he learned to cook Thai food from family recipes. Supree stayed in Thailand for 23 years and has been living in the United States after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. Supree's parents are part Chinese, which influenced the exotic combination of flavors in the food at the restaurant.
Meet Our Staff
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine offers a Thai cuisine that has to be tasted to be believed. Our professional staff is ready to serve you and your party.
Natthaphon, Executive Chef, has cooked for a five-star hotel in Thailand.
Rasamee, Owner & Executive Chef, has a lot of home style cooking experience with Northern Thai food.
Apiwat specializes in Thai desserts and homemade ice cream, and has worked in a private five-star resort in Thailand.
Chaddanai specializes in Thai cuisine and decorative fruit carving.
Patcha specializes in Northeastern Thai food, such as papaya salad and spicy larb.
The Rising Star (2002)
The Oregonian's Diner by David Sarasohn
Top Ten Thai Food & Outdoor Dining