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“Great Thai Food”
Review of Basil Restaurant

Basil Restaurant
Ranked #76 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Thai Food”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We met some friends here for a birthday dinner and the restaurant was great. My wife and I arrived an hour early to sit at the bar and try some of the appetizers. They have a good selection of drinks, but their food menu isn't that big. Thankfully what they do offer, they produce really well. In the times we've been there prior and since, there has been good consistencies in food quality and portions. The bartender was nice, talkative and gave good menu suggestions. The server once we sat down was good as well. All in all a good night, good atmosphere and good food.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Samuel K
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Average restaurant”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Took my family for dinner, Firstly, the service was less than average. Caitlyn our server was very inattentive. Secondly, I expected the food to be somewhat original and it was very Americanized. Lastly, we ordered a few drink and they were average at most. A very expensive restaurant for Thai food.... If you want Thai not the place to go. Does not have children's menu

Bottom-line, Not recommended

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ricanranger
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Mohrsville, PA
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awesome Express Lunch”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Beautifully decorated & the food was great. I had Thai Noodles with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. For an appetizer I had spring rolls & my husband had a hot & sour shrimp soup, they were both amazing. portions were more than you would have expected. Choice of main course & appetizer for $12.95 with tea or soda.
We are talking about going back so I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Viola221
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love this restaurant - they need more options”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We love Basil - we've eaten there several times. We've also eaten at the one in Mt. Pleasant. It is much easier to get a table in Mt. Pleasant and the outside deck is amazing! The one downtown has great food and service and we love the dishes. We love the Pad Thai and the Gyoza and the potato/chicken dish (sort of like panang) - and LOVE the garlic dishes - but we wish they would add more items to their menu. Panang? Pad Prik King? etc....please.....

Visited March 2014
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Thank LuvzTrav10
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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183 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice Lunch with outdoor seating”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I love Basil. Their duck is incredible and the food is consistently good. The one thing about the interior is that it can be very noisy. I had lunch out doors in April and it was sublime. My lunch consisted of Wonton Soup for 2 which was about the best Wonton Soup I have ever had. Inside can be very busy. Try outside.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Jeffrey114
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