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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Most recent review
Always Consistent

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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383 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
49 helpful votes 49 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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4 reviews 4 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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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at Basil's and have all intentions of returning before I leave Charleston. Food was excellent and plentiful. Service was right on! Wasn't rushed, a few times manager/owner made the rounds to make sure everything was ok. They do not take reservations, but worth the wait!

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Maryland
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167 reviews 167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was solo, and they have an awesome bar seating area, where you look over the kitchen through a glass wall. A real treat for a "foodie" like me. The kitchen staff all looked to be having fun while they created. Nice moderate priced wine selections. No draught beers. Being my first time, I went with my server's recommendations. Starting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The menu was extensive, from the standard Thai classics to some very innovative dishes and drinks. I started with the spring rolls that were light, crisp and very flavorful. I asked for a recommendation for a spicy chicken choice and the waiter suggested the Basil Chicken. He was right - it was delicious! To top it off, I tried the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have eaten here several times over the past three months. Our first experience was take-out for 2; we thought the food was okay but somewhat overpriced, so we decided to dine in about a week later. We found the food to be much better and enjoyed the atmosphere, so have returned a couple of times since. Our opinion of... More 

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Burlington, NC
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141 reviews 141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Above average Thai food in a great convenient location. Spring rolls and Nom tok apps are recommended. Many menu items are create your own combinations of spice, heat and protein.

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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?