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“Thai done right. With a smile.”
Review of Thai Basil

Thai Basil
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Getting Thai food used to be a challenge. Now the challenge is finding worthwhile Thai. This place is the real deal. I tried the mussels appetizer, more out of curiosity than optimism, and was very peasantly surprised. A touch of broth to steam in, fresh herbs and ginger on top, and fat clean mussels to soak it all in. Sure, the dinner menu hit all the familiar stops. Curries, basil stir fry, and my wife's beloved pad thai w shrimp, spicy! Pedantic? Maybe. But exceptionally well executed. And the man who seemed to be keeping up with all the tables artfully himself was a gem! My order with Tofu "soft, not fried" came out having been somewhere in the middle. Whoever cooked it realized the request AFTER the tofu had gone in the fryer, then yanked it out. The salvaged remains (think little sponges soaked in oil) was brought to me with an attempted explanation by this man, but then he was very understanding/good-natured when it was deemed unfit and promptly had the dish remade for me... perfectly. If you go on the right kind of night, you can sit outside, with a perfect mountain view in the distance.

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My sister and I dropped in for lunch and were delightfully surprised. Delicious food, welcoming and efficient service and a reasonable price! Very good dining experience.

Thank Terri S
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Try the Pad Thai; delicious. The inside of the restaurant's really pretty and the servers go out of their way to make everything perfect. The outdoor seating can be pleasant, but when traffic picks up in Black Mountain, it's a tad noisy. Good location for downtown walk-around, and really yummy food, too.

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Thank K K
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Casual dining with an outdoor patio is authentic and delicious. Veggie Pad Thai is a huge portion with a variety of fresh veggies. Nice weather dining available outdoors on a brick walled patio.

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Had a great meal while staying at Black Mountain. Sat outside and enjoyed the cool weather (we traveled up from Florida); delicious appetizers and superb mains, may be back before we travel home!

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Thank Kevin J
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