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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Basil many times in the past, both downtown, and too, at the Mt. Pleasant location. Always we have been perfectly pleased. The service is just great - these folks are very accommodating. The beer is wild and wonderful and wickedly cold. The food, well, the food is sooooo very, very good and nicely spiced. Most folks... More 

Thank JudyKathleenThompson
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good. We had the coconut soup, which was surprisingly good. Definitely recommend. We also had the pad Thai and green curry, both of which were great.

Thank Chris H
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for late snack after an evening at Pure theatre across the street. We selected appetizers and they were great. Highly recommend the stuffed shrimp and wontons. We began inside, but requested outdoor seating as it became available. Really enjoyed this restaurant and will return earlier next time to have dinner.

Thank SouthCaro
Guildford, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went early evening (there is a bit of a happy hour 5-7), starters were first class , satay beef and won ton shrimp, mains also good signature red curry duck and pad Thai noodles. The waitress was a bit curt but otherwise ok.

Thank William L
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing drinks! It is a standard thai restauant with decent Tom Ka Gai soup. Fun stop before a night on the town.

Thank Katie H
Ashkirk, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A really popular restaurant where no reservations are allowed. We were prepared for a wait but not necessary. We were seated overlooking the glassed in kitchen. Those chefs never stop! It was mesmerising! All the dishes were delicious, spicy and generous portions. Service was maybe a little slow, it was very busy......but we weren't bothered, though... We were too busy... More 

Thank Michael G
Wilmington, Delaware
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was a very busy night but we were seated quickly. It is very noisy and could use some updating but the food was a step above your typical Thai restaurant. The chicken satay was a great start to a really good meal. I love Thai food but my husband, not so much. I ordered Pad Thai which was very... More 

Thank delaware33
Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Just near the visitors centre we were walking to find a different cafe, lots of lunch time diners so we decided to enter... Seated straight away.. So glad we found this place Green curry, pork basil stir fry... All delicious served with rice . Refills on drinks were prompt, server was friendly and prices good... You can watch chefs cook... More 

Thank Happywanderer_aus
Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

They were really rude to my 83 year old mother-in-law. They made her stand and wouldn't seat her until I had parked the car. We got there around 6:15 and there were only a couple of tables occupied and yet they still made her stand despite the fact that that she required the assistance of her son to stand. The... More 

Thank JimboDallas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Green curry was fantastic!!! Also had the Pad Thai- also delicious. Service was very quick & very watchful! Most definitely recommended stop while in Charleston!

Thank Julia W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?