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Basil Restaurant

460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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Ranked #57 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We were here during restaurant week and had a very pleasant surprise. Their special was a three course meal for only twenty dollars. There were a number of appetizers and entrees to choose from and chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Thai food is our favorite and this was as good as any we have had. I wish we lived closer... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Went out for my daughter's birthday dinner to Basil. Two words: Basil Duck! Wow! Other food was excellent too. But the duck is to die for. Food is well spiced, which for someone who lived in Thailand was great. But my wife suffered; so order the food mild if spicy food is not your thing.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The decore reminded me of a nice diner - nothing special. The service was OK but was lacking at times. Our server simply did not listen and had her own agenda. She took our plates before we finished. It was restaurant week in Charleston. We ordered from their special menu for the week. The prices were steep for what you... More

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Richfield, Minnesota
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73 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Arrived into town very late, and was still able to have dinner here. The food was very good. The only issue I had was the restaurant was very loud. It was only 1/4 full at the time, but still had a hard time having a comfortable conversation at dinner.

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Rockville, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We found this restaurant while strolling along King Street and were so happy we decided to try it. Some if the best Thai food I've had in a long time. Everything we tried was great, but the pad Thai was amazing. Service was very good. We sat outside on a warm evening, but the overhead fan helped.

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New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed the Coconut soup and Pad Thai at Basil. The coconut soup is a large serving ,,,enough to split with a dining companion. It is sweet and savory with lots of chicken pieces. The Pad Thai was delicious with just the right combination of ingredients. It was not overly spicy but had enough zing to it. The restaurant is... More

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were debating whether to have thai or lebanese food for dinner on our first night in Charleston, SC. I am a fan of thai food and let me tell you, we were all glad to have picked Basil restaurant. The food and service were excellent. Our guests from Norway who had tried thai food for the first time loved... More

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Charleston, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten at Basil's several times, both at the King St. venue and in their newer location in Mt. Pleasant. Love the food and drink there. Delicious food. Although I am not a vegetarian, the veggies are so good that it is easy to become a vegetarian, at least for the duration of a meal, at Basil's if that... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had lunch at the newest Basil's in Mount Pleasant. The Pad Ti was very good, but not quite as good as Downtown. Beautiful restaurant and very good service. Always been a little pricey.

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Midland, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Ate here for an early dinner, a little before 6pm, on a Thursday evening and had no wait at all. The restaurant is bright and inviting; the food delicious with ample servings and the service was very attentive......would definitely return on a future visit to Charleston.

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