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Basil Restaurant

460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
+1 843-724-3490
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (95 reviews)
“basil rolls” (18 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
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21 - 30 of 562 reviews

Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The night started off with making reservations at 5:58 after they told us it would be a 40 minute wait. Once it had been 45 minutes I asked how much longer it would be. I was told 10 minutes. After waiting an hour and 20...More

Thank claireloustew
Reviewed January 14, 2017

This is a local gem! Everything is excellent here from the perfect martini, to the wonton soup, dumplings, curried anything, to fried green tea ice cream. This place is consistently tasty, and best to slip in before 6:30 PM or you may wait; however the...More

Thank bubbamd
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Love this little Thai Cafe. Very nice menu with many options. Location and set-up has a trendy cafe vibe. Our service was very good from start to finish. Four people in our party and we tried various curries. All were very good. Enjoyed the large...More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We had to wait over an hour for a table. We did not know Charleston was this busy. When we finally were seated, we were served quickly. The food is very good but a little pricey. Is it because it is Charleston? I was warned...More

Thank N4903MFericp
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Some of the best thai food we have ever had. So much flavor. We waited 30 minutes for a table and it was well worth it. Veggie spring rolls were tasty and fresh. The basil chicken dish was superb. You can ask for brown rice...More

Thank mbh-travels
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant with good ambiance. Food was delicious but could be a little bit more spicy. Papaya salad was very close to original receipt. Recommended

Thank Merih K
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was a welcome change from the low country cuisine Charleston is known for! It would help to know your spices/flavors when ordering, but here's a tip - go for anything "basil". It's their namesake and signature spice, so you can't go wrong. The basil...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed December 24, 2016

Enjoyed our meal here very much. One of the best Thai offerings I have experienced. Would go back if I lived in that area.

Thank Snfrds
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We had an excellent dinner at Basil just after Thanksgiving. The food, proportions and service deserve a solid 4 Stars. This is a casual modern Thai restaurant. We would return on our next visit to Charleston.

Thank aaword
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Thailand for a while and this place is good. Trust me. We weren't sure about it after reading several negative reviews, but I can say that from the taste to serving size to atmosphere. Its good. Maybe a bit expensive (15.- for...More

Thank heygauthey
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Is basil restaurant appropriate for kids?
June 12, 2016|
Response from sunandsizzle412 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the age of the child. While we had none with us and I didn't look for high chairs or booster seats, I would say they would enjoy the hustle and bustle. The difficulty would be bringing an infant because the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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: +1 843-724-3490
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