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Basil Restaurant

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460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
+1 843-724-3490
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Highland Village, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 minutes we were seated. We did not even get our appetizers until 8:02. The food... More 

Thank claireloustew
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 wait is WELL worth it

Thank bubbamd
Austin, Texas
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278 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 "community" rice serving for the table. Prices seemed reasonable and fair to our group. Important... More 

Thank Russell P
New London, Connecticut
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 restaurants were expensive. I would easily recommend this restaurant but make reservations first.

Thank N4903MFericp
Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 for $1 more. Service was good.

Thank mbh-travels
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 chicken was amazing, and so was the cashew spiced beef! We started with the stuffed... More 

Thank Michelle E
Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 an entree) but they're definitely big enough to share, so all good!

Thank heygauthey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?