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Basil Thai Cuisine - Uptown Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Basil Thai Cuisine - Uptown Charlotte

4.8
4.8
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
Thai
We invite you to celebrate refined Thai cuisine and an invigorating dining experience in the heart of Charleston, Mt Pleasant and Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC.

Basil is the realization of the lifelong dream of Henry and Chai Eang, brothers who immigrated to the United States from turbulent 1970s Cambodia. From speaking not a word of English, to creating award-winning dining experiences throughout the Carolinas, the duo has married hard work with passion to bring authentic Thai cuisine to their new home.

Since opening the first Basil in Charleston to rave reviews, several trendy locations have followed over the last dozen years. Basil’s infectious atmosphere centers around a dynamic kitchen as the sound of heat to metal, blade to board and liquid to flame resonate throughout the restaurant. Each space stylishly appointed to reflect the culture and energy of the noteworthy Southern cities they inhabit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (704) 332-7212
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Cross street
    We are located on the corner of 5th and Church Street.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

  • Charlotte

    Healthy

56 Reviews
  1. Gippy

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were the best. Our entree (mixed vegetables) was tasty. We felt that serving size was small and over priced for what we received.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basil has always been a stellar Thai spot. Service was on point as always!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food, great service but a glass of wine was $16.00 and I thought that was ridiculous for a small glass

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  4. JohnS

    Miami

    296 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    296 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Basil Thai CLT could be good. Their original Chas location was excellent. The place looks nice, a good location, but they don't really have it together. The service was OK, but took a bit to get started. However, they no longer serve 2 of the best sounding items on the menu - they said it was not on the menu anymore, but it obviously was! The food was OK, but not special. I hate to give a mediocre review, but I have to be honest. We went with friends who'd been there before, and they said it was similar to their earlier experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and like always amazing food. Totally recommended.

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  6. ERAKguy

    Anchorage

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, the food was outstanding. My PRIK KING PHO had some of the tastiest broth I've ever eaten. My only complaint was that my wife's Papaya and shrimp salad was over priced for only having 3 shrimp and no actual evidence of Papaya.

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  7. KristenG

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This food at this Basil is not nearly at good as the old Charleston location on King St. It was also chaotic with drink arriving about twenty minutes after ordering and food timing was way off in the kitchen as evidenced by wait staff remarks. $17 drink was not at all special. This was not worth the parking fee and did not enhance my experience on way to a great concert at Blumenthal. “Charlotte’s got a lot” of so-so restaurants that are totally overcharging.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the best Thai food since moving to this area 5 years ago. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend the Massaman Curry (I had with Tofu). My husband ordered the Basil Chicken and loved it. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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  9. SarahC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the staff was very helpful and nice.

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  10. lswilkerson2002

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Thai food, the variety of cuisine choices on the menu and loved the ambiance. The Basil Wraps were outstanding! Pricing very reasonable for the cuisine and the trendy Uptown location. Will definitely go back again!

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  11. LaurenR

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever my family comes to Charlotte, we come to Basil! The best Thai food in the city! Great service as well, a must try! We suggest the basil mixed seafood, seafood hot and sour soup and the pad Thai! 10/10

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  12. KimM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service from Jordan! Made our evening easy and delightful..we will be back!

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  13. ToddH

    Raleigh

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was Awesome and Food is Fantastic I shall dine here again very soon.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food , accommodating staff with excellent suggestions. The cocktails were pretty good as well.

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  15. Kev84

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious; Service was excellent (we had Marcus) :-)

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  16. Jlh2022

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Alex, was knowledgeable and attentive! Food was great as always. Overall, super restaurant!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Thai, drinks, and atmosphere. Best pad Thai I’ve ever had. 

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  18. Treatingguests

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place was really busy (capacity) on a Sunday night due to a show that evening. Because of that service was a bit slow. Food was excellent. We had pad see euhh (spelling?) and the seafood special. Both were great.

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  19. DahboM

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted very fresh & delicious. Wait staff were very attentive and friendly. It's been a long time since my husband & I enjoyed thai cuisine & we were not disappointed.

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  20. Kev84

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Server, Marcus, was outstanding. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  21. mumiller20

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Our server Kyle was very knowledgeable about the menu. Great service.

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  22. WilliamS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a bit late for my reservation but the staff at Basil were quite accommodating and helped me by finding us a table on a busy night.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This place has went way downhill. I used to frequent often, then moved a little further away, so when there was a show at Spectrum and we had a chance for dinner before I was very excited. Sadly the experience wasn’t good. The food was very subpar and the prices are not fitting for what you receive. The basil rolls are 90% noodles and 10% actual filling of veggies and shrimp. If it wasn’t for our kind server trying to make our experience good I would’ve given this one star. Probably the worst Pad Thai I’ve ever had, they left it sitting under a heat lamp while they made another persons dish in our party (in my direct line of vision, poor kitchen and expo planning) for over 20 minutes (not exaggerating) and it became dried out and crusty on top. When we sent it back and asked for it to be remade, it came out fairly quickly but there was no offer for even a partial comp or even a Manager stopping by to check on us like they do at high-service restaurants. You could tell they were struggling big time. Sadly we won’t be returning. Thai Taste is exorbitantly better.

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  24. BillR

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and the food was great. Prices very reasonable.

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  25. JayleneT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was great. Great spot for a date night.

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  26. DavidS

    Western NC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! We will be back the next time we are visiting Charlotte!

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  27. Seismic

    Charlotte

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, upscale Thai cuisine with excellent, attentive service in a modern, romantic space. The Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup) arrived in a flaming tureen and was loaded with tender chicken slices. The soup is creamy and tart with a hint of sweetness. The Pad Thai is does not use the flat noodles I’m accustomed to, but is excellent and loaded with chicken and shrimp. We also enjoyed the Volcano Shrimp. This place is one of our favorites in Uptown.

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  28. AndriaG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Wonderful service. Prime location for an evening in Uptown Charlotte.

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  29. CandidaW

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The music was too loud to enjoy the company at the table, not to mention it was the same playlist over and over again. The food was good, but not very hot. Service wasn’t great. Probably won’t go back for dinner, but we might return for lunch if we’re in the area.

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  30. ToniH

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is very close to the theater, which makes eating here awesome. Not to mention the quality and serving size of the food. So many things on the menu I would order in the future. Especially delicious were the basil spring rolls!

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  31. KCEE

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place , my wife loved it and the servers were very attentive and helpful.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very responsive to our needs and we lacked for nothing. Food was outstanding. You get to pick how much spice you want in your dish. The only drawback were the prices...$24 for fried rice....with no protein. However the food was outstanding...I'll be back

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  33. CaseyN

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst dining experience I’ve ever had. We had a reservation at 6:15 and sat right down. Ordered two lychee martinis right away and looked over the dinner menu. Our waitress didn’t come back until 6:36 with no martinis and took our dinner order then ( 1 pad Thai and 1 curry). I asked her to check our drinks twice more both times she said they’re coming right up. 7:10 (55 minutes after ordering) we received the martinis in rocks glasses with no lychee and no orchid. I ask our waitress about our food and she tells me they’re coming right up so I ask for the check to pay because I didn’t want to have to wait 30 minutes ti get that. I settle up still no food. I ask her the status she says 5 minutes. At this point she’s been saying 5 more minutes for 25 minutes. I find the manager tell him we can’t keep waiting and I need my bill refunded because we didn’t get the food even though we had been there for an hour and fifteen minutes at this point. He tries to talk me into waiting longer I politely decline and just ask for a refund. He says he can’t refund me for the two $16 martinis each that did not have the lychee or the orchid. Gives me no receipt and says I will get an email confirmation. at this point I’m appalled…how he felt like charging me for two drinks that were not even reflective of what we ordered and we waited 55 minutes for is beyond me. We had to leave to get to a concert. This morning I checked my email I received no confirmation but I was charged $50 for the martinis. Stay away from this place it is not reflective at all from the Charleston, sc location. TERRIBLE experience

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter was not attentive. Waters not refilled, we wanted more drink but he never came around and took forever to bring and process the bill

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  35. Iggy

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow. I unfortunately had a piece of undercooked chicken in my masaman curry. The staff was very apologetic, remade the dish and comped my meal.

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  36. TomS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome dinner and the service was top notch. Food was quick and delicious

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  37. R1D1

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A-MA-ZING food and service!!! I can say enough about the quality of the food, the level of service and the cleanliness and welcoming nature of the restaurant. There’s a reason they stay full! Beyond a great dining experience, our server Cynthia was knowledgeable, attentive without being intrusive, warm and friendly. We also appreciated the kindness and charisma of Michael, who assisted in clearing our table between courses and (in our humble, collective opinion) personality is wasted on the back of the house. The bar scene and dessert menu were equally appetizing. This will definitely be one of our top 3 spots in Charlotte for a well paced, excellent meal. Also, the restrooms were clean and have no door gaps. I small thing to mention, I realize, but nevertheless, I appreciate it!

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  38. KristinA

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basil Thai never disappoints on food, atmosphere or service. We had a great meal with right sized portions that allowed us to try an app, entree and dessert. Our server Ashley was friendly, helpful with recommendations and attentive. We had a great experience and will definitely return. We would highly recommend the Basil Beef and Green Curry as both were really well prepared and full of flavor.

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  39. James

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent service, Food was very good. We went with traditional selections (Pad Thai and Wontons) solid execution. Met our expectations.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Food was amazing. Waiter made great suggestions. The basil seafood dish was my favorite.

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Basil Thai Cuisine - Uptown Charlotte is rated 4.8 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Basil Thai Cuisine - Uptown Charlotte

210 N Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located on the corner of 5th and Church Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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