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227 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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, Lunch

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Some of WNC's best Thai food. Try the Spicy Catfish!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Noah W
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had lunch here recently while heading towards Asheville and really wish i'd eaten somewhere else. Hate to say it but it was just not good at all. Had the hot and sour soup to start and it was below average. More like broth with some onions and chicken thrown in. For $5 it was worse than the free soup you... More 

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Française en Inde
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The taste is fairly close to real Thai food and the take-out is very good. OF course I'm a bit particular about Thai food having been to Thailand several times, but truly, it's good for the US.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was close to where we were staying so thought we would give it a try. Excellent Thai Food--had Pad Thai (much better than ones I've had before), Curry Chicken Puff and the cold Basil lined spring rolls. The food was consistently good both nights we ate here and the waiter was very gracious. He even brought us complimentary lemon... More 

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Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Fresh ingredients, good service, ethnic decor, and authentic, good quality Thai dishes!! If you like Thai, you should absolutely stop here.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Although this is very authentic Thai food, it's also very average, and pricey for this area. The fresh spring rolls are barely okay as was the peanut sauce. We also had the red curry, pad thai, thai beef salad and pad see-iw , all of which were average. We got carry out so I can't comment on the service but... More 

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Lumberton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Enjoy drinking the tea while you wait for your food. Owner always seems nice. Food is prepared fresh and you receive abundant portions.

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've enjoyed the most authentic Thai food on the planet--having visited my daughter in Thailand, taking a cooking class there, and having a Thai friend who cooks for us on occasion. Thai Basil can't compare, but we're so thankful to have a local "quick fix" for our cravings. On a frigid Valentine's Eve, Tom Yum Soup was an excellent start,... More 

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Additional Information about Thai Basil

Address: 227 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Black Mountain
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
Cuisine: Thai

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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

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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