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Thai Basil

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227 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC
8286644322
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Stopped in on a whim for lunch and we were glad we did. We started with a few appetizers, pork wontons and spring rolls, both were good. Four wontons and three spring rolls per order. I had the spicy catfish. It was as good as almost any Thai dish I've had, complex flavors and just the right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The only possibly negative thing about this restaurant is the parking lot, which is small, oddly shaped, and a little tricky to negotiate. So if you can't find a spot to park right outside the restaurant, go on down a block or two and enjoy a short walk through Black Mountain, NC, which is a pretty little town with an... More 

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Jacksonville
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Do not look at the outside or the inside and think "No way." Hidden inside this very interestingly decorated place is AWESOME FOOD!!!!!!!!!! I have never had a bad meal here. We go every year. The menu changes. The looks of the place don't--but it is a hidden gem!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped in on a whim for lunch and we were glad we did. We started with a few appetizers, pork wontons and spring rolls, both were good. Four wontons and three spring rolls per order. I had the spicy catfish. It was as good as almost any Thai dish I've had, complex flavors and just the right amount of spice.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had lunch takeouts, though wished we ate in their lovely outside garden. Were greeted with lemon grass tea, which was just what we needed. Quick service, cheap, good portions, and tasty. Especially loved the spicy catfish (we had it milder) and, the madaman curry and the pad thai.

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really enjoyed all our dishes. Perfect Tom kah had the perfect combination of coconut milk, lime and fish sauce. We ordered with shrimp which were still tender. Chicken Satay was nicely grilled. The Pad Thai had small piles of ingredients to mix in yourself. The green mussels were delicious as was the pineapple panang curry with steamed tofu. Friendly... More 

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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Yummy Thai food served by family. I was surprised to find this authentic food in little Black Mountain!

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you like Thai food, you'll like this restaurant. It is not so hot that you can't eat it, but they will give you hotter sauce if you ask for it.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

It is after 1 pm and the entire town is across the street at a public event serving barbeque. Only we were in the large empty dining room. Elderly lady sat down to be by the window. Server (American college age) said she had to move because a group of 5 might come in. She said to ask his manager.When... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Thai Basil in Black Mountain is one of our favorites, and is the perfect stop on the way back from a hike in Montreat. Their Tom Kha is fantastic, as is their Spicy Catfish, a fresh and flavorful sautee with meaty hunks of fried catfish and crunchy veggies tossed with fresh spices that is perfectly spicy and about as good... More 

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TAMPA
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well prepared and presented Thai food. Not as outrageously hot as in Bangkok, but very suitable for our taste. We eat here often. You will have a good meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 8286644322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Marion
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North East, Maryland
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