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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
843-724-3490
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 244
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  • 123
    Very good
  • 38
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  • 14
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  • 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
Easy Excellence, Thai Styled

From the moment my Lucky Buddha Beer was placed in front of me, I knew that our dinner at Basil was going to be just great. It was our first dinner of a long holiday weekend in Charleston, and we were tired and didn't want to have to dress up or work too hard. Well, you never have to dress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

From the moment my Lucky Buddha Beer was placed in front of me, I knew that our dinner at Basil was going to be just great. It was our first dinner of a long holiday weekend in Charleston, and we were tired and didn't want to have to dress up or work too hard. Well, you never have to dress... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We just wanted a break from all the barbecue we'd been eating in the Durham area, and stumbled across this place. We just beat the dinner crowd, and the food came promptly. Both the ginger curry chicken and the massaman pork were quite good, though very tame on the spice level (we just asked for chili sauce on the side).... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went on a recommendation of some local friends, and we're not disappointed! Food was delicious, service was good. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I would consider Basil to be the best pad Thai in Charleston. Go in for the lunch portions and prices and sit at the Chef bar to watch the kitchen work.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Atmosphere reminds me of a re-purposed diner. Very cute. I had the fish and masaman curry which were both phenomenal. When I come back to charleston I will be eating here again! Wait staff very attentive.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Incredible Thai food in Charleston, SC?? Crazy right? Worth the wait in evenings or you might get lucky with no wait at lunch. One of the best restaurants on King St. I highly recommend the Red Curry Duck, or the Pad Thai if you are new to the thai food experience.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have eaten at Basil for the past 12 years. My office was nearby so I often dined there or ordered take out at least 3 times at week. It's that good. Lots of vegetarian options. I like it hot and they will turn it up. It's very busy so get there early for lunch or dinner.

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Marshall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We are a party of 4 adults and 4 kids and went here for a quick lunch. I had never eaten Thai before but was up for an adventure. We all got different entrees and shared. The food and service were amazing. I highly recommend.

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

2 weeks in to trip down East Coast of USA and craving some spicy food took 3 reluctant children to this restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere were excellent and the children enjoyed it so much we had to order more. Food as good as anything I've ever had out of Thailand. Children now asking if we can go again tomorrow!

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Greenwich, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I didn't think we'd find good thai food in Charleston but I was wrong. It was very flavorful - spicy but not so hot you couldn't eat it. Loved the basil chicken.

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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: Doing business
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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