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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: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Pad Thai

We always order Pad Thai - the big decision is whether to get chicken or veggie. A converted gas station, this place does not have the most sophisticated environment but does have friendly servers and great Pad Thai. Outdoors has a patio with a tall brick wall with a fountain enclosing it. A go-to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy H
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always order Pad Thai - the big decision is whether to get chicken or veggie. A converted gas station, this place does not have the most sophisticated environment but does have friendly servers and great Pad Thai. Outdoors has a patio with a tall brick wall with a fountain enclosing it. A go-to for us.

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Thank Nancy H
DeLand, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I visited this restaurant, had my doubts about this in a mountain town. I had Softshell crab it was cooked the best I have experience. Also had Pad Thai like when asked what type of noodles do you want. Thai ice tea outsanding. My husband had lemon chicken. All from scratch nothing from mixes. Do not fear these are real... More 

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Thank Norma C
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Tasty, solid Thai fare! Cozy restaurant, wide assortment of vegetables in the dishes...good presentation.

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Thank Beth F
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We ate a late lunch here right before the Christmas Parade. The parking lot is small and space is limited. Upon arrival we were greeted by a gentleman. He seated us right away and got our drink orders. He was friendly but seemed tired, maybe. We ordered and shared a plate of 3 egg rolls. They came our quickly and... More 

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Thank makingmemoriesfromsc
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Food is good but service is poor. Especially take out. They consistently get orders wrong even omitting a dish and offer no apology. Rather it's the customers fault! Bad way to instill customer loyalty. Perhaps the staff needs a refresher on good service?

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Thank 1234AW
Whitsunday Islands, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate here Halloween night while visiting. The food was pretty good and I've eaten Thai all over the US. It wasn't the best I've had but was surprisingly good for such a small town! The waiter was fun and attentive with us. I'd probably eat here again without much hesitation

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Thank johnmC3493OJ
Cary, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I wouldn't recommend it, save you the trouble and drive down to Asheville. I stop in to eat some Thai food and didn't want to drive down to Asheville. Poor service, server didn't refill drinks, food came out pretty late compare to other tables, only place to sit was outside. I ordered the drunken noodle dish, I didn't get my... More 

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Thank Jerry K
Melbourne, FL, USA
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Thai Basil is a cut above the other Thai restaurants I've visited, and I eat Thai food very often. The restaurant isn't super formal and it's quite Zen as befits a Thai place. It wasn't crowded when my husband and I went but I'm happily surprised as it's fantastic. We are a bit on the early side as we had... More 

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Thank Jo-Ellen A
Black Mountain, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Love the food, but new sanitation rating of 86.0, or a middle of the road B is pretty off putting. I haven't seen a B in a long, long, long time. Eating my chicken tonight a little nervous. Pull it together Thai Basil.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We stopped for lunch and were really disappointed in the lunch we received. We hadn't had a lot of Thai food so didn't know exactly what to order and the waiter wasn't much help either so maybe the blame was on both of us. I wanted a medium heat Pad Thai and the waiter thought I didn't want any heat... More 

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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 Mountains  >  Black Mountain
  • Phone Number: 8286644322

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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
5 months ago
North East, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?