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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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Ranked #52 of 763 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
USA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I recently stopped in at Basil for a quick lunch and was really pleased with the whole experience. I wasn't very hungry, so I only ordered soup - Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut). It was delicious. Really creamy and full of flavor. The lemon grass was there without being overwhelming. My only negative was that it was just a tiny... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you go by yourself sit in front of the cooks at the bar table! Fun to watch! Order the Volcano Shrimp!

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I came here with my husband and baby on a rainy day. The atmosphere is nice but not too upscale, which was good for us with the baby. We really wanted to like it, but the food was just not good. Maybe it was the dishes we ordered. We got the shrimp rolls with noodles in rice paper, which ended... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Great thai food here. I grabbed Pad Kee Mow and some egg rolls to go and it was delicious. The portions are large enough that the egg rolls were definitely not necessary. I will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Excellent lunch and/or dinner choice...food was delicious - service wonderful! Convenient location. Best food we had in Charleston!!!

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South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

our first visit, pleasant atmosphere, good service. Entrees were served piping hot, the way we like, and well seasoned. Only minor comment was this; served a HALF glass of wine. At 7.50 would like a full glass. Will return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had lunch at Basil and tried the Tom Aban Talay seafood soup. It was the best seafood soup I can remember. The mussels, clams and calamari were fresh and generous and the broth was exceptional - I'll be back the next time in Charleston!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped in at Basil for dinner and honestly, was a bit disappointed. Nice atmosphere, though not very Thai...service was good, but the food was a little disappointing! We ordered Tom Yum soup and asked for chicken instead of the shrimp. The server didn't seem at all sure of what we were asking. When she brought the soup, she had substituted... More 

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carolinas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

traditional Thai food in this happenin place. The portions are big. If adventuresome try the red curry duck.

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Lancaster
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was just visiting Charleston over the weekend from Pennsylvania and we decided to check out some Thai food. This was one of the highlights of our trip! The food, environment, and service was all top notch. I highly recommend the soup, it is enough for the table to share. I will definitely be visiting Basil on my next trip... More 

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Additional Information about Basil Restaurant

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

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