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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 223
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply the Best Curry Ever!

We were so thrilled with the bright and airy atmosphere at Basil's - we could see all kinds of interesting people while having the best lunch ever! The service was fabulous and our server was very informative. Absolutely everything was perfectly seasoned and delicious! This was truly a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Bricca S
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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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388 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sugar Grove, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were so thrilled with the bright and airy atmosphere at Basil's - we could see all kinds of interesting people while having the best lunch ever! The service was fabulous and our server was very informative. Absolutely everything was perfectly seasoned and delicious! This was truly a wonderful meal!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Delicious. I had the spicy basil tallipia, fresh ingredients, quick service. Nice, comfortable interior; convenient location near the visitor parking garage.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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156 reviews 156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I stopped here to eat prior to a show. We were in a bit of a hurry an our waitress was extremely helpful in getting us in and out quickly. We had eaten at the Columbia location and were not especially impressed. However this location surprised us as we were much happier with our meal here. I... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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147 reviews 147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have visited Basil on several previous occasions and could resist stopping by to get my fill of their crispy Thai duck dinner. It is consistently good food with a great wait staff. The restaurant is trendy, but it can be a bit noisy inside with it is packed. Outdoor seating is preferred when the weather is cooperating. The portions... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had been eating a lot of oysters and clams and a lot of fried food. We had also been to several restaurants with very rich food and just wanted a change. This was the perfect solution. Great menu with lots of choices. Everything was delicious. We all left smiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Basil is a Charleston fixture, a staple of locals that like a culinary diversion from Lowcountry cuisine. Zach was our server for a table of 7....excellent!

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Concord, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Having had our fill of Low Country cuisine, we wanted something different and wound up at Basil. It was a Monday night and some restaurants on King Street in downtown Charleston were closed or had few diners. In contrast Basil was busy and had great food including the Pad Thai and the house specialty, a red curry duck that was... More 

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Shawnee Mission
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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to have lunch at Hall's Chop House. Stopped in but they're closed. A young lady working there preparing for dinner service asked if she could recommend something for us. She had several ideas for us including Basil. She said it was her favorite place as well as the staff at Hall's. That's how we ended up at Basil. Now... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fresh and tasty! Must go if you like thai food Love the freshness of the food, the basil is great Acoustics are bad, lots of noise, high ceilings Definitely go for lunch!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Came here for my birthday dinner with my husband and two small girls. We are from Australia and have been living in US for 3 years. This is not only the best Thai food we have eaten but possibly the best meal we have had since being here. The Red Duck Curry was just amazing as was the satay starters... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-724-3490

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?