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Basil Restaurant

460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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Ranked #56 of 738 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Midland, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Delicious food with lovely presentation. Good wine menu and views of the street. Food came out fast and hot. Tom Kha Kai soup was one of my favorites, and I order it at every Thai restaurant I go to. Definitely recommend this place for a relaxed but stylish dinner or lunch.

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165 reviews 165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a busy / noisy restaurant that don't take bookings - so you must queue up. We were lucky and didn't have to wait long. The food was very quick and cooked in an open kitchen for all to see - and was very tasty. Staff very nice. Prices very fair. Would recommend.

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to come in out of the Charleston heat to cool off. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere of this restaurant. We had pad Thai, Tom yum, green curry, spring rolls and coconut ice cream. Everything was fresh, and delicious!

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ringgold, ga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Excellent service. The food was good. The atmosphere was nice , but too loud. The food was served very expediently and they did a great job with the food.

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Manly, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My second visit to Basil on King street, the first time I went it was pretty good. A nice night so we sat outside. The staff was great -- very on the ball without being intrusive. The food was a bit disappointing for me though. I ordered the Nam Sod (typically a spicy combination of ground pork and spices) which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious and ordered from gluten free selections. However Basil neglects to share that they use MSG in all their food. My travel companion and I were sick all night!!! Called and they confirmed our suspicions. Come Basil, own up and move to natural sauces.

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Oxon Hill
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Basil has a variety of sauces and options for eating. The red and green curry is great but their Basil sauce is amazing. You can get any option of meat including shrimp or go vegetarian. Basil is also a great date spot for couples but has a small bar area for a little more entertainment.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Considering the location of this restaurant, their rants and ratings i was expecting to see somewhat higher than average prices. I ordered basil duck which was $25.00... It was drowned with garlic sauce, which is okay I suppose, but the meat itself didnt have much flavor. For that price i was expecting a better tasting dish. The $9.00 pineapple mojito... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We met some friends here for a birthday dinner and the restaurant was great. My wife and I arrived an hour early to sit at the bar and try some of the appetizers. They have a good selection of drinks, but their food menu isn't that big. Thankfully what they do offer, they produce really well. In the times we've... More

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