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Basil Restaurant

460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
+1 843-724-3490
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“thai food” (102 reviews)
“basil rolls” (18 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
460 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6229
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy restaurant popular with the locals. You can't make a reservation but the place is quite large and has a quick turnover so depending on your party size you may not need to wait long. We were two people and were seated immediately on a...More

Thank Mon_Petit14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basil is my favorite for Thai food. Also a fan of the Charlotte, NC and Mount Pleasant locations. Best crab wontons you will ever taste!

Thank Darlene L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious! The specialty pad thai had a wonderful flavor. So delicious. We were there during the Eclipse in Charleston weekend. If it is crowded, don't be afraid. We didn't have to wait long at all. Our waiter was attentive and even had suggestions from...More

1  Thank Ela F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Barramundi dish along with a Thai iced tea. It definitely hit the spot. The restaurant is nicely appointed, and has great kitchen viewing tables for those that wish. I will return on my next trip to Charleston.

1  Thank Tim98166
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with my sister. She had a red curry dish that she said was excellent but wished she'd chosen a spicier curry ( they had three levels of hot). I had the Pan Soon Wen (pictured) - it was well plated and delicious....More

Thank Traveldiva36
Reviewed 12 August 2017

When in doubt we know we can always enjoy a great meal at Basil. If have you not dined here yet,make it a point to go. You will not be disappointed.

1  Thank sake1
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great dinner at Basil. It was a nice change of pace from the southern Charleston cuisine. Very authentic and great flavors.

Thank Vincent P
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a reputation for being very popular, yet not taking reservations, so when we visited on a Saturday night we were expecting a wait. However we were seated within moments of arriving. Very attentive, friendly server. Food was excellent, some of the best...More

1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Basil is my favorite Thai restaurant in Charleston. In my many meals there, I have never been disappointed. This last experience was not exception. We had a large group attending dinner for my birthday. Basil does not take reservations. We knew this. My husband and...More

Thank U1155QUrebeccad
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I love Thai food, and this is probably the best! I will definitely be returning! I had the Pad Thai, and the fresh basil rolls! I cannot recommend this place enough! The service was great. We casually mentioned it being one of our friends' birthdays,...More

Thank Ann M
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12 June 2016|
Response from sunandsizzle412 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the age of the child. While we had none with us and I didn't look for high chairs or booster seats, I would say they would enjoy the hustle and bustle. The difficulty would be bringing an infant because the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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