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“overpriced thai but still tasty”
Review of Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant
Ranked #68 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Charleson, SC
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“overpriced thai but still tasty”
Reviewed March 16, 2009

good, not great, food. have increased prices in recent years. used to be affordable. now, a bit overpriced in my opinion. fun location downtown. always a long wait and they send you next store to spend money at their sister restaurant chai. i really like the cococnut chicken soup if it's still on the menu. i prefer jasmine thai on james island.

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“Some of the best pad thai around. But go early so be prepared to wait.”
Reviewed December 30, 2008

Some of the best pad thai around. But go early so be prepared to wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“over rated”
Reviewed December 29, 2008

We were warned of long wait time, but were pleasantly surprised when we were seated in a few minutes. The decor was simple, but the music was too loud to hear the person next to you. It had the feel of a fast food restaurant. Not a place to sit back and relax - this was my biggest disappointment.
We were also seated next to the open kitchen. I saw the cooks pick and drop all food items with his bare hands. I was under the impression that food was not to be handled without gloves. is this not a violation of food safety? I was shocked. As my family only eats vegetarian food seeing this upset me even more....
The food taste was good. But the combination of factors mentioned above did not make this a good experience.
be prepared to eat in silence, fast and get out quick...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome Thai Food”
Reviewed December 15, 2008

One of my favorite restaurants to go to when I lived in Charleston... the pad thai is delicious! Would recommend it to anyone, but would suggest going either early or late...it can be incredibly busy during prime dinner hours (6-8pm).

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“Great food, friendly service”
Reviewed December 10, 2008

Great food, friendly service

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