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Inspired by the flavors of their childhood, the Cambodian brothers behind this buzzy Downtown Charleston restaurant are serving authentic Thai cuisine, and drawing long lines thanks to the high-quality fare and the no-reservations policy. Showing off their talent inside a glass-enclosed kitchen in the stylish dining room, they cook up classics like pad Thai, which locals defend as the city's best, alongside specialties including basil duck (deep-fried duck with and house basil sauce) and volcano shrimp (grilled jumbo shrimp, wilted cabbage, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, topped with three-flavor sauce), both of which turn up the heat, as does most of the menu. That's where mixed drinks and Thai beers like Singha come in.

Basil Thai restaurant Charleston
Charleston

Basil

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Inspired by the flavors of their childhood, the Cambodian brothers behind this buzzy Downtown Charleston restaurant are serving authentic Thai cuisine, and drawing long lines thanks to the high-quality fare and the no-reservations policy. Showing off their talent inside a glass-enclosed kitchen in the stylish dining room, they cook up classics like pad Thai, which locals defend as the city's best, alongside specialties including basil duck (deep-fried duck with and house basil sauce) and volcano shrimp (grilled jumbo shrimp, wilted cabbage, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, topped with three-flavor sauce), both of which turn up the heat, as does most of the menu. That's where mixed drinks and Thai beers like Singha come in.