Hours: Lunch on weekdays & Dinner nightly.
A lot has changed in the Charleston dining world since brothers Henry and Chai Eang opened their original Basil on King Street. Back then, the staple flavors of Thailand — lime, basil, garlic, lemongrass — were a revelation to local diners who queued up to wait for a table. A decade later, Basil’s flavors have gone mainstream, but the pad Thai, crispy red curry duck, fried whole flounder, and the long-standing no-reservations policy keeps customers lined up on the sidewalk. A sleek, stylish second location in Mt. Pleasant offers the same piping-hot soups and cool basil-tinged summer rolls that Charlestonians have long enjoyed. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2015)
One of downtown's favorite restaurants exports itself (in style) to the suburbs. Same menu of Thai classics. plus outdoor dining.