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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here while on a trip to Charleston. This place is a Thai Fusion kinda place that has excellent flavors in the food. I had the Pad Thai which was "are you kidding me" kinda good. They also have a Basil Martini that is probably one of the best "spicy" drinks I've ever tasted. I'd love... More 

Thank DonDonPython
Charleston, West Virginia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends, if you are a fan of Thai cuisine, this place will knock those little socks right off of your feet! To start, PLEASE try the chicken coconut soup called Tom Kha Gai Tureen. I'm not a newbie to Thai cuisine, but I've never tasted this kind of quixotic mixture. It's sweet yet savory, hearty yet light. The soup comes... More 

Thank martamoose
Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basil is fabulous. We had two appetizers The Fresh Basil Rolls and the Wantons were nicely cooked. The flavors were fresh.The appetizers were a great way to start the meal with nice servings and not overwhelming on the appetite. I got the Ginger and my wife got the Basil Entrees. We ordered the entrees with pork and chicken. The entrees... More 

Thank ahhaterry
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something different and love Thai so we decided to try Basil. The service was good and the food too. We shared an order of fried wontons and they were full of meat nit just cream cheese. The pad see ew was great as well.

Thank BillnTN
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Kings Street, We ordered the Red Curry & Garlic Stir Fry over Romain lettuce. The taste were delicious and the price was right. Our servers were very attentive. I highly recommend Basil and will go back again and again.

Thank Delphinus65
Lutz, Florida
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit at the bar and watch them cooking the food, it's really cool. Restaurant was full but we were able to sit at the bar - Pad Thai and Massaman Chicken were excellent. Love the presentation of the Tom Yum Soup (very tasty). When we return to Charleston, we will definitely give Basil another visit.

Thank neonargy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although not perfection as it was when it first opened around 15 years ago...it is still the best Thai Restaurant in Charleston, if not the entire state. The bar screened by glass is a great place to watch and eat, and its easy to stop a passing waitstaff person, when you need something. The food is plentiful, fresh and delicious.... More 

Thank Cappy2200
Saint Augustine
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is classy, but you can still drop in for lunch on a whim. Wide selection of drinks and the food was amazing. If you like pad Thai or wonton soup then it's a must. I will definitely be visiting again on my next trip to Charleston.

Thank T S
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Base is a very busy place, but they took our party of 8 and fit us in for a late dinner. Nice service and great food.

Thank Remmi F
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited in June and enjoyed flavor of food and the happy hour cocktails were yummy. Try the Basil Martini


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?