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Thai Basil

227 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC
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Cuisines: Thai
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- Sep 17, 2014
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Starving in a mountain town, somehow Thai food didn't seem a good choice, but it was OK Thai food. That's all, just good decent food. We like Thai food, this was not awful, nor was it outstanding!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This is my "drive thru" place when I'm traveling from Asheville back to Hickory. It's right off I40, exit 64. I call my order in to go and it's ready when I get there. I love Thai food and I love how everybody has their own twist on pad Thai. This one is the fresh twist. Lime, bean sprouts, peanuts..... More

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Cleveland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for a quick but delicious late lunch, and Thai Basil simply fit the bill. The service was excellent, the food met my husband's desire for really hot Thai and mine for mild Thai with fresh veggies. Lunching outside was pleasant and relaxing, just the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Oh, and it was almost embarrassing... More

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

One of the first places I ate when I moved to Black Mountain and I was not disappointed. I had two out of town guests with me and we all enjoyed the food immensely. The only thing that was better than the food was our hilarious waiter. He was a great tease and a lot of fun to be around.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love the owners and they work hard to provide good service and tasty food. It is quite authentic by American standards. Atmosphere is top notch. Lunch prices are very reasonable. Overall, it's better than several Asheville Thai places.

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We eat at Thai Basil on a semi-regular basis, bringing both friends and family along for the experience on occasion, and have never been disappointed. I have been to quite a few Thai restaurants and Thai Basil is a step above most, in terms of food quality, presentation and service. If you want your dish to be extra, extra spicy... More

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Largo, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a list of where to eat in Black Mountain, but one day just stopped into Thai Basil at an off-time. By the time we were finished the place was quite busy! Husband had the noodles and I had a salad. Best I've ever had - so much is fresh in Black Mountain and this lettuce was better than... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Food was fairly tasty but not as spicy as I would have expected. I usually order a step below "Thai hot" and it's quite an experience elsewhere. Here, it barely registered as spicy on my tongue. Service was average, atmosphere average, restroom disappointing (no towels).

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Asheville, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our food was absolutely delicious; service was friendly and efficient; and the outside courtyard is beautiful. We stopped here for lunch mainly because so many of the other restaurants in Black Mountain seemed to feature some version of sandwiches, and we were looking for something out of the ordinary. We weren't disappointed in the least and would highly recommend this... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were passing through Black Mountain and tried Thai Basil for some change in fare. Honestly the food was average to good but not the best Thai I have had anywhere. We tried the Dim Sum as it is listed on the menu (wasn’t Dim Sum) so don’t be misled, it was Thai dumplings and we knew that from the... More

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