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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 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
Omg yummy

Food was well presented. Fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was perfect. The basil tollways delicious. The fried wonton perfect. The medium heat pad thai was perfect. They deserve the awards they have won. Yummy!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
MaddyLibby
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Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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392 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Rhode Island
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115 reviews 115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Food was well presented. Fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was perfect. The basil tollways delicious. The fried wonton perfect. The medium heat pad thai was perfect. They deserve the awards they have won. Yummy!!

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Port Angeles, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Perfect presentation and great food! We loved our meal and drinks! Had the Basil cocktail and Phad Thai and it was perfextion!

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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We enjoyed Basil while "bar hopping" on King St and we're glad we made Basil our final stop. The night was beautiful so we sat outside on the patio and enjoyed people watching while we were served. My husband ordered wonton soup and it was hands-down the best wonton soup either of us have ever had. (Even better than Chinatown... More 

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The interior was nice. We went for dinner--I got pad thai and my husband got the red curry duck. Neither of us were blown away. The egg rolls were really yummy and our meals were good--just nothing to really write home about. Good stop if you're looking for good food but aren't expecting something to change your world.

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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?