Tasty Thai and Taste of Thai in West Ashley are the best Thai restaurants in Charleston. Order the Massaman Curry and a Ginger Mojito!
Tasty Thai and Sushi is a great option for the other thai restaurant down the street. My wife and I have been here 4 times (3 dine in's and 1 take out). Each meal we have ordered something different and have not been disappointed yet. Give this place a try, because I highly recommend it. I would give this place 4 stars. (5 being a pretty rare rating)
We decided to try this place after reading such great reviews but were completely disappointed. The appetizers of fried crab won tons had way too much cream cheese and we couldn't even taste the crab but the dumplings were fine. At first our server was very attentive and informative but once we placed our entree order, he disappeared. We had to ask other servers who happened to walk by for assistance. I ordered my entree on the recommendation of the now missing server and asked for the spiciest sauce option. My food came out cold & bland. My friend who accompanied me was not satisfied with his option either. We then had to again ask for someone who was not our server to remove the food, this server was really apologetic and kind. But at this point we were hungry and tired of trying, so we left and found another place to eat. Maybe we just tried it on an off night but I will never go back.
Pretty good Thai food. Wish there were more Thai spots around Charleston.
Its hard to tell from outside on King St. but the place is huge. One of the servers took us on a little tour and it turns out that it extends back to a really nice bar with nice art and a pleasant atmosphere. We sat at the bar - food was great we had this soup/stew (cant remember the name) that fittingly "tasty". Also, happy hour gets you 1/2 price on appetizers and draft beer. We will be back soon - as far as I'm concerned this is the best thai in Charleston.
My husband loves sushi, so we stopped in with the kids last weekend while shopping and it was fantastic! The sushi chef was amazing, everything so fresh and detailed. My kids shared the chicken fried rice and were all smiles while I had the salmon teriyaki. By far the best thai and sushi we've had in a long time. Our regular places also don't have as nice of a bar either, so we'll be getting a baby sitter more often!
I stumbled upon this new restaurant while looking for a place for my date and I to have dinner. I would have to say that i liked it much better than Basil. My date had the Pad Thai, which was fantastic! I have never had such great Pad Thai. I ordered Green Curry, which was so awesome that i couldn't even leave some to box up for later. I highly recommend this place! Great prices and service too!
I decided to try this place for lunch over the weekend and it was delicious! I was pleasantly surprised to find alternative for good thai food besides basil.
Good thai food and easy parking compared to the thai restuarants downtown. If you live in west ashley its better to go here than battle all the traffic, parking, and long waiting times.
Basil is my ALL time favorite restaurant! We eat there at least once a month and have been doing so for 3-4 years! If you're new to Thai food the waitstaff are all very helpful in helping you pick something new to try (and you'll LOVE it!). I always get the Basil Duck (I get it MILD since I am kind of a whimp with spicy food), it ridiculously good! I also like the Pad See-Eu and Vegetable Delight (neither of which are spicy). My husband goes for spice, he gets the green curry chicken or beef, Red Curry Duck or the 3-flavor fish. For appetizers...they're all good, but we especially like the stuffed shrimp, basil rolls and wonton soup! If you haven't been to Basil yet, you need to go...NOW!
I've spent a good amont of time in Thailand and I have never had such authentic Thai food than at Jasmine.
Delicious. Better than Basil. Best pad thai in town. mmm.
i'm a HUGE Jasmine fan. Awesome staff and amazing food. I usually just ask one of the waiters/owners for a recommendation based on whatever i'm in the mood for, they have turned me on to so many great dishes. i have never been disappointed with a Jasmine meal or dining experience and unlike Basil, the prices don't increase with every visit. Try the Pad Ka Tiem Prik Thai, or the Me Kok......IT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!
This is such a wonderful little spot on JI, I can't believe nobody has commented yet and that it doesn't show up in the DISH! Great prices and delicious Thai food. Never had a bad experience, and they are always willing to go the extra mile and specialize your order the way you want it. It's not quite Basil, but a great alternative if you just want a low-key, no frills Thai meal done right.
Very good Thai food, pleasant decor, and an owner/waitperson who is very friendly and funny. Especially at lunch the value is great, a wonderful lunch for $7.
Face it, this place is a testament that we lost the Vietnam war. The fact that Basil's owner is getting rich off the ignorance of stupid Americans who would rather be seen eating in the right spot than be concerned with the quality of the food and service is an embarrassment on par with the evacuation of Saigon. Be advised that you would probably get better food and definitely get better service in a Cambodian prison.
there has been a thai restaurant in West Ashley for a while. It's in the shopping center across the street from the Home Depot...i don't remember its name though. I've eaten there once and the food was very good.
Awesome resturant, about time we had a Thai resturant in West Ashley...thank you :)
I have to second Kelli Jean's opionion that Basil's dining experience was simply appalling!!! The food itself was good, but the Customer Service was poor on several levels, and to have the Manager treat us the way she did was the "Nail in the Coffin" so to speak. Not only were we feeling rushed to get out of there after paying the bill, which came immediately after we were finished eating (they didn't try to upsell us any individual desserts or after dinner drinks), but to have the staff literally take the chair out from under one of our dinner mates (I don't think she was even fully standing), and then have the manager rudely dismiss us and tell us that we could go next door if we wanted to have drinks, because they were working on a 1 hour wait, was incredulous! I have NEVER experienced anything like that at any other establishment! I was truly in SHOCK! It was basically "Thank you for your money, now LEAVE!" Except the phrase "Thank you" wasn't actually used during our departure. This was my first experience at Basil and it WILL BE MY LAST!
I am not a complainer, I always try to find the good in everything, but this experience was so appalling, well it needs to be addressed. Now I get take out of Basil which is always great, so I decided to have a dinner party there for my birthday. I called ahead as they suggest, not for a reservation, but so they could accomodate us on a Monday night. We showed up at 5 had some drinks at the bar, and were seated at 5:30. Got served apps at 6, dinner shortly after, and we were all having a great time. Then I began to noticed how often the staff was at our table. As soon as the last bite of food was gone the dishes and silverware removed, and the napkins practically ripped out of our hands. Then we were sitting and talking following dinner, which people typically do. The staff came over and leaned in between us to wipe down the tables. Still no big deal. My friend stands up and as soon as she does an employee took the chair out from under her and took it to another table. I guess she wasn't sitting back down. We decided to wait until everyone was back at the table before we left, and the manager herself, came over and told us to go next door if we would like to talk. We just paid for dinner, were trying to talk a little, and they rudely interrupted us to let us know that we could leave and go next door to their establishment Chai's to spend more money. We asked if we were being kicked out after all the money everyone had just spent, 7 people, drinks, appetizers and dinners. She said they had an hour wait and that we needed to leave for other customers. I am sorry we showed up early to sit down for a nice dinner and all of a sudden we were a problem. I had a great birthday, but the service at Basil was appalling. I will go to Little Thai Too, maybe they appreciate people who spend their money.
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