Basil Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 460 King St

    Charleston, SC 29403

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  • 843-724-3490

About Basil Restaurant

Hours
Mon. - Wed., Fri., Sun. 11am - 10pm;Thu. 10am - 10pm;Sat. 11am - 11pm

Food

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Very authentic. Very. It was a taste explosion! Small on the inside, not much of a bar but the food was so great. I liked that you could see inside the kitchen as well- made for some entertainment. I recommend this place to anyone that is

3
★★★★★

Very authentic. Very. It was a taste explosion! Small on the inside, not much of a bar but the food was so great. I liked that you could see inside the kitchen as well- made for some entertainment. I recommend this place to anyone that is

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I use to like Basils a lot, then the service get poorer and yes, you waited and their attitude became more arrogant. I don't pay for arrogant. Then even though i was tired of this place, (because i can't enjoy a meal with people who don't care about the customers) i went anyway, because my kids loved it. Well, we arrive almost at the end of lunch time, but they seated us and we were eating and sat by the window, me having a clear view of where the men are cooking and wear you can walk behind the booths to the kitchen. they were breaking down the kitchen bain, a girl walking with a clear pan of fresh mushrooms dropped them all over the floor, looked around, didn't notice i was watching her, she picked them all up and put them back in the clear plastic pan with the cover on and put them with the other food as if nothing happened. I never ate there again. Yeah, its okay, but I now eat down the block since it has new chefs and I don't wait.

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★☆☆☆☆

I use to like Basils a lot, then the service get poorer and yes, you waited and their attitude became more arrogant. I don't pay for arrogant. Then even though i was tired of this place, (because i can't enjoy a meal with people who don't care about the customers) i went anyway, because my kids loved it. Well, we arrive almost at the end of lunch time, but they seated us and we were eating and sat by the window, me having a clear view of where the men are cooking and wear you can walk behind the booths to the kitchen. they were breaking down the kitchen bain, a girl walking with a clear pan of fresh mushrooms dropped them all over the floor, looked around, didn't notice i was watching her, she picked them all up and put them back in the clear plastic pan with the cover on and put them with the other food as if nothing happened. I never ate there again. Yeah, its okay, but I now eat down the block since it has new chefs and I don't wait.

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If you want to try some good Thai food, I highly recommend Basil. Weekends are super busy, though, so be prepared. My advice is go on an off-day (ie. Monday :) and try it out. Then, you can go back on weekends if you think it's worth it. For me, it's definitely worth the wait! Everything I've tried there is good, including pad thai and all the different curries. Very good food--!

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★★★★★

If you want to try some good Thai food, I highly recommend Basil. Weekends are super busy, though, so be prepared. My advice is go on an off-day (ie. Monday :) and try it out. Then, you can go back on weekends if you think it's worth it. For me, it's definitely worth the wait! Everything I've tried there is good, including pad thai and all the different curries. Very good food--!

Pros: good food

Cons: very busy nights & weekends

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This place has good food great service but they need help on getting the whole wait time and taking reservation thing down. It's not very hard to be nice on the phone when someone calls to try and support your place of business by trying to set an reservation for 4 at 6:30 on Saturday. We don't won't to hear we can do that but it will cost you $100 bucks to make a reservation "that's a joke". Then when we show up we are told that it will be 45 minutes and that turns into 75 minutes. Then a 4 top that the rude dirty blonde hair girl must know got seated before us as we heard the deal. I would not go back to eat at this place but carry-out is something that could happen. Also please fire the person that makes the fried ice cream its bad!!! So overall it's good food with too long of wait too sit with a bunch over dressed trying to hook-up Rico Suave.

1
★★☆☆☆

This place has good food great service but they need help on getting the whole wait time and taking reservation thing down. It's not very hard to be nice on the phone when someone calls to try and support your place of business by trying to set an reservation for 4 at 6:30 on Saturday. We don't won't to hear we can do that but it will cost you $100 bucks to make a reservation "that's a joke". Then when we show up we are told that it will be 45 minutes and that turns into 75 minutes. Then a 4 top that the rude dirty blonde hair girl must know got seated before us as we heard the deal. I would not go back to eat at this place but carry-out is something that could happen. Also please fire the person that makes the fried ice cream its bad!!! So overall it's good food with too long of wait too sit with a bunch over dressed trying to hook-up Rico Suave.

Pros: good food

Cons: to long of wait

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Basil's is the best Thai place in town. The food is always great every time we go. The service is awesome. Sometimes it gets busy so be prepared! The coconut ice cream and chicken basil is also very good!

5
★★★★★

Basil's is the best Thai place in town. The food is always great every time we go. The service is awesome. Sometimes it gets busy so be prepared! The coconut ice cream and chicken basil is also very good!

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I've been several times and have always had a good meal. I like the atmosphere and the setting. It does get very busy and can have a long wait, but it is worth it. There is a bar next door if the wait is long they will come and get you at the bar when your table is ready. Service is good and friendly.

2
★★★★☆

I've been several times and have always had a good meal. I like the atmosphere and the setting. It does get very busy and can have a long wait, but it is worth it. There is a bar next door if the wait is long they will come and get you at the bar when your table is ready. Service is good and friendly.

Pros: Great food and atmosphere

Cons: It can get too busy

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The service was prompt and pleasant. The decor of the restaurant was trendy. My table had a light placed in a funny way that it cast shadow on my food in a weird way. I don't think I had ever noticed my own shadow at a restaurant.

My girlfriend ordered some dish with tofu. This restaurant put me right back on my soap box about the stupid tofu. Restaurants should stop using these tough, fried tofu. It's not something that should be thrown in as just another type of "meat" at a Thai restaurant. How about some making/using fresh, non-fried, tofu available as an option. I love fried anything and everything except this stuff that's served at these Thai restaurants as tofu. Real tofu should taste better.

My dish was a seafood stir-fry with shrimp, scallops, and squid. It's not bad, but it also didn't distinguish itself.

Their rice is subpar. This is probably my biggest complaint. I can live with the stupid tofu(because I'm resigned to seeing it everywhere) stuff, and I'm ok with the seafood stir-fry being what it is(I'll even consider it tasty because I like seafood), but their ricecooker may be broken, or they do not know how much water to use to cook rice.

The dining experience wasn't horrible, and staff is nice, but I'd consider it expensive for what it is, and there are better alternatives out there. I suppose I would go there if I had to have noodles.

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★★★☆☆

The service was prompt and pleasant. The decor of the restaurant was trendy. My table had a light placed in a funny way that it cast shadow on my food in a weird way. I don't think I had ever noticed my own shadow at a restaurant.

My girlfriend ordered some dish with tofu. This restaurant put me right back on my soap box about the stupid tofu. Restaurants should stop using these tough, fried tofu. It's not something that should be thrown in as just another type of "meat" at a Thai restaurant. How about some making/using fresh, non-fried, tofu available as an option. I love fried anything and everything except this stuff that's served at these Thai restaurants as tofu. Real tofu should taste better.

My dish was a seafood stir-fry with shrimp, scallops, and squid. It's not bad, but it also didn't distinguish itself.

Their rice is subpar. This is probably my biggest complaint. I can live with the stupid tofu(because I'm resigned to seeing it everywhere) stuff, and I'm ok with the seafood stir-fry being what it is(I'll even consider it tasty because I like seafood), but their ricecooker may be broken, or they do not know how much water to use to cook rice.

The dining experience wasn't horrible, and staff is nice, but I'd consider it expensive for what it is, and there are better alternatives out there. I suppose I would go there if I had to have noodles.

Pros: Good location, decor, service

Cons: Food

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This was my very first experience with Thai food. I was a little unsure (even had a second place to go if I was hungry after). No need for that! This was some of the best service I have had in months of dining out! My water glass never got half empty before one of the wonderful staff memebers appeared to fill my glass. When we explained that this was a totaly new experince and we we not sure what to expect, the waitress made sure to take time to explain the menu and dishes. We soon made our choices and I must say we were both very please, very full and very happy. Try the basil rolls the sauce is a little spicy but it is a great way to get the meal started. We ended with the ginger fried ice cream with bananas or otherwise known as AMAZING!!!!

2
★★★★★

This was my very first experience with Thai food. I was a little unsure (even had a second place to go if I was hungry after). No need for that! This was some of the best service I have had in months of dining out! My water glass never got half empty before one of the wonderful staff memebers appeared to fill my glass. When we explained that this was a totaly new experince and we we not sure what to expect, the waitress made sure to take time to explain the menu and dishes. We soon made our choices and I must say we were both very please, very full and very happy. Try the basil rolls the sauce is a little spicy but it is a great way to get the meal started. We ended with the ginger fried ice cream with bananas or otherwise known as AMAZING!!!!

Pros: Food, Service and loction

Cons: A little noisy but well worth it

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If you're looking for great Thai food, Basil is the place to go. Get there early because it is packed after 11:45 am. Make reservations for dinner. It's such a happening place that even eating alone at the bar is cool and gives you an opportunity to meet people.
Recommendations:
Pad thai
Masaman curry
Spring rolls

2
★★★★☆

If you're looking for great Thai food, Basil is the place to go. Get there early because it is packed after 11:45 am. Make reservations for dinner. It's such a happening place that even eating alone at the bar is cool and gives you an opportunity to meet people.
Recommendations:
Pad thai
Masaman curry
Spring rolls

Pros: Geat food, wonderful ambience

Cons: Always crowded

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I have never had a bad meal here. The staff is kind and I bring all my out of town company here. yum

2
★★★★★

I have never had a bad meal here. The staff is kind and I bring all my out of town company here. yum

Pros: the food is incredible

Cons: hard to find parking, and there is always a wait

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Basil easily has the best Thai food in Charleston...definitely the best Thai restaurant that I have ever been to. The pad thai is out of this world delicious! It is definitely very busy on the weekends, and I would classify the style as semi-casual. Service is borderline, but they are very busy. Expect a short wait, so-so service and a GREAT MEAL that is worth every penny.

PROS: best pad thai outside of Asia
CONS: service is borderline, restaurant always extremely busy!

4
★★★★☆

Basil easily has the best Thai food in Charleston...definitely the best Thai restaurant that I have ever been to. The pad thai is out of this world delicious! It is definitely very busy on the weekends, and I would classify the style as semi-casual. Service is borderline, but they are very busy. Expect a short wait, so-so service and a GREAT MEAL that is worth every penny.

PROS: best pad thai outside of Asia
CONS: service is borderline, restaurant always extremely busy!

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Basil was my first exposure to Thai food which was somewhat unfortunate for me because none that I have had since has ever measured up to it. I have never had anything there that I didn't enjoy--from the appetizers and soup (the coconut soup is to die for!) to the entrees and then to dessert. The price is just right, too.

4
★★★★☆

Basil was my first exposure to Thai food which was somewhat unfortunate for me because none that I have had since has ever measured up to it. I have never had anything there that I didn't enjoy--from the appetizers and soup (the coconut soup is to die for!) to the entrees and then to dessert. The price is just right, too.

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Set in what used to be a waffle house, Basil Restaurant in Charleston provides some of the most affordable, authentic, and YUMMY food in Charleston. They do not take reservations so make sure to get there early on Friday's and Saturday's as they fill up fast!

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★★★★☆

Set in what used to be a waffle house, Basil Restaurant in Charleston provides some of the most affordable, authentic, and YUMMY food in Charleston. They do not take reservations so make sure to get there early on Friday's and Saturday's as they fill up fast!

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Delicious entrees, great staff and some of the most reasonably priced meals on the peninsula

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★★★★★

Delicious entrees, great staff and some of the most reasonably priced meals on the peninsula

Pros: taste, value, service

 

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