About Us

Green Basil Thai Restaurant promotes a healthy lifestyle for our customers. We are proudly adopting Holy Basil as a major ingredient of our menu items. It is scientifically proven that Holy Basil promotes a positive stress response and elevates people’s spirits. This is because Holy Basil delivers nutrients to people’s minds necessary for the experience of enlightenment.

Thai Holy Basil or Green Leaf is the most popular herb used in Thai Cuisine. This plant grows vigorously in warm climates. It is time for you to experience Holy Basil at Green Basil Thai Restaurant.

Located at the heart of Metrotown on the bustling street of Kingsway, Green Basil serves authentic Thai cuisine with an innovative twist on centuries-old traditional Thai recipes.

From family-style dining to riffs on Thai street food.

Chef Ming balances intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products. Green Basil’s menu is served alongside an inspired cocktail card, informed beer list and extensive selection of wines served by the glass or bottle.

Green Basil has been serving authentic Thai flavours for over 16 years. Established in 2006 by renowned Executive Chef Ming. Ming has been cooking Thai cuisine for over 30 years from the streets of Bangkok to Montreal to Vancouver. His legendary culinary portfolio includes Maison Kirin and Chao Phraya while in his early days in Montreal. Upon returning to Vancouver, Ming has worked in some of Vancouver’s top Thai dining establishments including Chili Club before finally becoming the Chef de Cuisine for all of Thai House establishments in the lower mainland.

With a burning ambition, he opened his first restaurant, Chao Phraya by Granville Island, Lauded by diners and critics alike. Chao Phraya received numerous awards for cuisine and atmosphere.

Fast forward a few years later, Green Basil was born and quickly caught fire amongst diners and critics including the perennial winner of Burnaby Now’s “Best Thai” award. Green Basil has also received rave reviews from The Province, The Vancouver Sun, and the Georgia Straight.


Green Basil Thai Restaurant (GBTR) promotes a fun, respectful and encouraging work environment. We acknowledge the importance of quality staff because this will become our primary success factor. Thus, we welcome energetic, responsible and positive team players to join us.

We are currently seeking the following position:

  • Servers
  • Food Runners
  • Drivers
  • Kitchen Helpers

Join the team and send your resume to info@greenbasilthai.com.