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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” (104 reviews)
“red curry duck” (25 reviews)
“basil rolls” (20 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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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basil's is the measuring stick by which I compare other Thai restaurants. It is my favorite Thai restaurant. It's consistently delicious. The restaurant has real style & class and the staff is outstanding. I have been visiting Basil since 2005 & love it! The pad...More

Thank SabreJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had volcano shrimp, which was great. My wife had pan Thai, which she felt was just ok. It was an enjoyable experience but not a great one.

Thank Traveler28_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town on business, sat at the bar and ordered the green chili with chicken. The bar staff was attentive and friendly, made me feel welcome. The dish was absolutely amazing! No wonder I saw so many locals come in and pick-up to go orders.

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been in Charleston for three days and needed a change from she crap soup, Shrimp & Grits and Fried Chicken, The Basil restaurant fit the bill! We happen to be there before 7 PM and ordered EVERYTHING on the Happy Hour menu! We...More

Thank satellitesue1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here in a Sunday evening. They are open from 5-10 on Sundays, and do not offer reservations. But they do have appetizer specials early. The chicken wings and egg rolls were great. I had a shrimp salad, very light and tasty. My son...More

Thank begelson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a couple of their house drinks which incorporate basil leaves and make for an extra yummy beverage. We ordered basil rolls for the table and they were so fresh and delicious. We had the steamed dumplings and these were to die for....More

Thank hunley01
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 September 2017

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 27 August 2017

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 25 August 2017

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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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