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“One of Our Best Meals in Charleston”
Review of Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 933 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our party of 5 dined here on Friday for dinner, arriving for an early dinner a little after 5 p.m. We chose to eat indoors due to the cool temps during our visit. Glad we dined early, as later that evening there were people waiting outside for a table (not much room to wait inside). We enjoyed the egg rolls as an appetizer, light and crisp, not greasy. Our food was delicious, arriving at the table hot and steaming. Two in our party had the Pad Thai, one Basil Chicken, Pad Woon Sen with Pork, and Vegetables Delight with Chicken. Everyone enjoyed their entrees, and several were trying Thai food for the first time. Entree prices in the mid-teens. Service at that time of day was excellent, water glasses kept full.

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Thank CarlyMegsMom
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

New in town, and after a five hour drive down from Raleigh, we were looking for a neat place to eat. It was recommended by our host. It's a bit noisy, vibrant and clearly very popular. We got a nice table, ordered up some wine and settled back to see what was on offer. He went with the ever popular Pad Thai and she had a green curry. We like to think we know our Thai food and both concluded it was very well done. No surprise why the place is so popular. The service was quick but not obtrusive. Prices are not too high, right about where they should be given the location and ambiance. From our lower King Street apartment it was about a pleasant six or eight block walk. A lovely start to our visit and a welcoming first impression of Charleston.

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Thank AJ&ERtravel
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Love sitting at the bar area to watch them cook. Hostesses are friendly, water glasses filled swiftly and servers prompt. The draw is the food. Basil Rolls are always well made and Chicken Prik King tasty, although some chefs cook the beans longer than others. Always feel welcome here whether solo or with a companion. Try the rotating Express Lunch - it's a fabulous deal!

Thank Deborah Y
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Loved the food at this place. So fresh and full of flavor. I made my husband take me back two days later just to have it one more time before going home. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Thank ctdayton
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

The basil rolls were memorable - beautifully presented and delicious. The drink menu was also unique, and we enjoyed a wonderful cocktail with basil in it too! All four people in our party had outstanding meals - Pad Thai. It's the one place I will crave back home in Massachusetts and wish we had something comparable.

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Thank Carrie41952
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