Bashan
Bashan

Bashan

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bashanrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8185411532x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday:5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Bashan
Bashan Restaurant is a casual fine dining neighborhood restaurant. Constantly searching for the best ingredients, our menus are farmer’s market driven and change seasonally. We incorporate classic French technique in all of our preparations infusing California, Mediterranean and Asian practices.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Bashan reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (95)neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (78)romantic (50)notable wine list (15)good for groups (6)late-night find (5)hot spot (5)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • not much value for the price.
    Elaine
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The place is small giving it the appeal of a vibrant restaurant. The staff was friendly but not well versed in food or wine presentation. The main scallops were OK. The halibut was mouth watering. As well as the octopus app. The sashimi was really good too! We also had the oysters but they were tiny. The bread pudding dessert and pana cotta were not memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 stars, as usual!
    DrVfromGlendale
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have introduced some of our West LA friends to Bashan, and they loved it so much they wanted to go back again! We enjoyed everything immensely!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in Glendale!
    EatrOutrs
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely Restaraunt with a superb eye for every detail. Well thought out menu with points and counterpoints in every dish. Subtle use of all flavors. Yet the service was neighbor hoodie and so friendly and welcoming. Just a lovely dining experience. Highly highly recommend. If you are looking for Beverly Hills trendy, go to Beverly Hills. This is intimate dining at its finest in Glendale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RichieRich
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very Special resturant. Food was fantastic, wait staff were friendly and very well rehearsed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oh, what a night
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    After the jack o' lanterns at Descanso we headed to Montrose to Bashan's for dinner. We had read lots of good reviews when they opened some time ago and friends had recommended them, so we were looking forward to a nice dinner. The food still blew us away. The pork belly appetizer is divine so don't miss it. The scallops were outstanding and accompanied by small, interesting veggies. The Buttermilk Panna Cotta with pomegranate granita, kalamata olive caramel and puff pastry biscuits was a taste sensation. The three course menu offered last night was a good value as well. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buzz and Jason ate here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Food is always impressive and this was gourmet hamburger night - fantastic!! Noise level is always on the high side so not really a romantic spot but it's good food and great service in the 'hood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    GLiquorAmerican
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you live in the area you have no excuse not to go. If you live in the west side of of town you have no excuse not to go. Whether you're walking distance or have to brave the 10 to the 101 to the 5 to the 2 - no matter, Bashan is worth the effort. This place is truly a gem and is guaranteed to introduce you to some phenomenal food. I highly recommend the 5 course tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Spot!
    GuiltyPleasure
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was in town visiting from San Francisco, to take a lovely lady out for a first date. It was a set-up by my sister, and even though I am from Pasadena, I wasn't sure a restaurant of this quality existed in Glendale. I was SUPER impressed and Bryce - our server - was spot-on and made me look like a stud. If all goes well with this, I'd love to come back to celebrate at Bashan. My date loved the place, and didn't know it existed either. Come to think of it, regardless of outcome [with said date], I will come back to Bashan! A great place for a date for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful place, incredible food. I have been here many times and I love it everytime. It's foodie heaven but not pretentious at all. If you are adventurous, let the chef pick. It's the best place in the area by far.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fanfreakingtastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Had not been for a few years and was very excited to go. Tasting menu was perfect combination of flavors, portions, and timing. Service was on point, attentive, and knowledgeable. Only drawback was I wanted everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bashan 4th visit
    JohnLCF
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We like it so much a week ago that we came back. This time we had sashimi and pork loin roast (with apple kim-chi!!) Everything was excellent once again. We highly recommend Bishan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    TennyBear
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    What an amazing dinner! The food was definitely the highlight of this restaurant. I had the lobster risotto and scallops. Everything was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. It was so good I plan to go back next week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Diiner
    HankVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The best food in Los Angeles county. Every dish we had was as good as it gets. The flavors were outstanding. You can spend a lot more in LA but the food will not be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had the five course chef tasting. Each course was presented and explained and each course was very flavorful. I couldn't have been happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Maddog
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This has to be my favorite restaurant right now. It's great to have such a high-end restaurant without having to go to Beverly Hills and pay 2 to 3 times as much. Every time I go the menu is different, and I love the creativity chef brings to the table. The portions are not huge, but the food is meant to be savored not devoured. Please don't insult chef by ordering the meat medium or well done, he does it a perfect medium rare, and there's no sense in messing with perfection. Everything I've ever ordered is simply fabulous; you can really tell that chef puts great care into the food, and I really appreciate it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bashan 4th visit
    JohnLCF
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant NEVER disappoints. It's tiny, elegant, and has interesting things on its menu. Must get reservations for a Saturday night visit. Best dish (all were excellent…) was brazed pork belly. Sous-chef graciously advised us how he'd made it. Wine selection, like menu, is small, but very well suited. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food and wine was outstanding and we hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peace Restored
    jmatandem
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Last time I was here, just a few weeks ago, it was so noisy I wasn't sure I'd ever return. However, they lured me back with a Groupon, so we went with some friends (in fact, it was the friends that first introduced us to bash an), and all was well. The noise level was nothing like it had been - perhaps they turned down the volume on the music, and the guests no longer needed to shout to be heard - and we had a wonderful evening once again. The food, like always, was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice unique little restaurant
    DinedOut
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I enjoyed my food at Bashan. My friend and I shared a green salad, the Duck Breast and the steak. The food was good. Interesting little one-bite mystery appetizer (free) that included mashed mango and salmon roe. Interesting that there was no bread or anything like that brought to the table. It was *very* noisy, so not great for talking. Not a kid-friendly place because it's very small and the tables are quite close together. It's more a date night place. Huge favorite was the Buttermilk Panna cotta with frozen or chilled Pomegranate crushed on top. Absolutely creamy, heavenly, wonderful dessert. Parking is bad. There are one or two other restaurants right on that block, no parking lot for the restaurant. We parked on the next street over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent place
    slmtVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food here is pretty good; standard for LA, but I think the food is a bit overpriced with the small portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Although this is only my second time, friends (foodies) who were with me both times go often and said they have never been disappointed. Three in our party were first timers we all agreed that Bashan should become a habit. Food quality and presentation were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice option for locals.
    Leontine
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    But not worth the 10 mile drive from Los Feliz. Spartan decor with little warmth & polish, in contrast to a menu which seems carefully orchestrated for impact. We sat next to a family with 2 young children who played video games the entire meal. Center tables close together with rigid, thin dividers. We saw the menu online and were expecting a different restaurant experience. Our starters and entrees was indeed quite good. Both roll offerings were dry, something they should work on. Panda cotta for dessert was a nice light touch. Pretty stemware, nice wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very good fine
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The restaurant is a little hard to find the first time, as it is a small place. The décor is light and modern and the tables are efficiently placed for a small space, you don't feel cramped. The food is amazing and the presentation of each dish is done really well. The wine pairing was not as good and not a good value for the pour. We ordered the 3 course meal and really enjoyed it. We plan on going back on a Wednesday when we can bring our own wine and there is no corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • like being home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we love this tiny little place and the personal, attentive service we've always gotten here. i've taken my mom here for on two separate special occasions and it's the perfect, charming experience that allows you to relax, enjoy great food, and connect with your dining partners. the servers and hosts are personable and friendly. my mom wanted some wine but is a lightweight so the server offered to split a glass of wine into two glasses. it's the little things that matter. the food is excellent but the experience is such a far stretch from the expensive, trendy, hollywood dining scene that this is always going to be a go-to for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food in our neighborhood - don't have to go to the westside. Was presented with a lovely amuse bouche. Portions were substantial, and food was delicious. Very nice seasonal and creative menu. My only complaint would be if one is going to have a Prix -fixe 3-course menu is to just have the prix- fixe without the "supplement" on a few menu items. Sunday burgers are amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food at Bashan was exceptional. The Scottish Salmon was perfectly cooked and the Hamachi appetizer just melted in your mouth. My wife had the Wild Halibut and it was delicious. As an aside, we appreciated the chef's flexibility in serving the squid ink on the side as my wife was not sure she would like the taste. The service was also good but the wine selection was a bit bare. I suggest bringing your own wine. We will be back when we return to LA.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost to noisy to enjoy
    jmatandem
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was a return visit to what I remembered as a very pleasant dining experience about a year ago (I live a fair distance from Bashan). I chose the restaurant for a dinner for us and two other couples that had never been. The food was as I remembered - very good and very interesting; not your usual fare. However, I did not remember it being so noisy. We could hardly hear the person next to us, let alone the ones at the other end of the table. I suppose I'll return, but only as a couple, four people at the most. It was simply too noisy to enjoy with others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food!
    DrVfromGlendale
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have never been disappointed at Bashan! The food is exceptional! We brought some West LA friends who pride themselves on knowing the best places to eat and they were impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always great food!!! Our waitress was attentive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Other than being a little slow in the delivery of the food, dinner was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $$$$$$
    BandJVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is the Glendale areas best restaurant. Perfectly prepared dishes, great service and a sophisticated ambiance. We come here often and recommend it whenever someone asks for a gourmet place in town. It is a bit pricy though. The scallops are large and cut in half but $32.00 for two is a bit much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glendale Gem
    Campbell3SoupVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Quiet and exquisite, this east side surprise offers romantic dining for a date or with friends. Chef Bashan creates a menu of delicious offerings paired with beer or wine. The scallops were the best I have tasted. My husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary there and were very glad we did.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Ribbon Bashan
    LeeBabi1
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Intoxicating aromas eminanting from small kitchen space greeted our party of four as we entered Bashan's sophisticated and understated dining space (love the lamps). Our party ordered the chef's tasting menu of five courses with accompanying wine and were presented immeiately with two amuse bouche presentation. It was a prelude to the culinary expedition in which we were about to embark. Four savory courses, roasted halibut, seared scallops, a pork dish followed by a combo: NY and skirt steak. All presentations were culinary works of art. Flavors were sublime and all elements prepared properly and paired perfectly with selected wines. Pastry chef presented four scrumtuous desserts (we shared). Service was professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OTM *Loves* Bashan
    jeff
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We're a small production house in LA and we wanted to take our crew out to a special evening / experience to thank them for their hard work. A friend recommended Bashan and I will be indebted to them for the excellent recommendation. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating of our party (10 strong) and the 5 course recommendation was a perfect progression leading to the main course (which I won't reveal .. although it was excellent). Finished by a desert selection where the house mixed up our deserts so that we could all share .. which we did and had great fun sharing.\ I recommend the wine-pairings .. The servers and host of Bashan were superb. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    DudeVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Small space with great food. Good variety on the menu, with everything prepared well. Best duck I have ever had, and I have had it here a lot. Could improve on the waitstaff. Not much to do about the small space. But the food makes it more than worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    David
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I cannot wait to go back. We tried the chef's menu. Every course was excellent. The service was equally excellent. We need more restaurants like this one. One member of my party has a food allergy. No problem for Bashan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time there, and planning a 3rd
    Agga11
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The first time at Bashan we did the sample menu with wine pairing. So this time around we were with another couple and we all agreed to get something different and share. It worked out perfectly. We started off with a Lobster Risotto, this was very rich (I only could do one bite, but it was tasty). We also enjoyed the Oysters. Entrees: New Bedford Scallops, Wild Alaskan Halibut Fennel, Roasted Duck Breast, and the Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin “Asian Style” . All four dishes were very good, full of flavor and presented beautiful. Desserts: I didn't care for the Tiramisu but my friend LOVED it and finished it off by himself. The Bread pudding was great! Make reservations, bring your own wine for $15 corkage, and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Foodie Gem!
    Bobfoodie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Small hidden restaurant that deserves a larger venue. Put this chef on a major watch list! My wife and I had the 5 course chef tasting menu and I did the wine pairing. The following is a perfect testament: my wife is a light eater and not much of a foodie and was going get the 3 course menu. She said she would go ahead and order the 5 course (as the menu states everybody at the table must participate) and she would share what she couldn't eat with me. At the end of the meal she had eaten everything on her plate. And it was plenty for me and I'm a big eater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating an 89th birthday
    momsadoc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant lives up to the best of its reviews. It is small with about 30 seats, tables of two and four with one large table for six in the center. the decor is contemporary, but simple and refined. Our server was was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. Two of us thoroughly enjoyed the cold red pepper bisque, duck, and butterscotch panna cotta (and one with a candle for the his 89th birthday dinner). The other two had the scallops and beef cheeks respectively. Food was well prepared with a wonderful melange of flavors. The bottle of French cabernet franc nicely complemented everyone's dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally Underrated
    Pennon
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Found several reviews of this place saying it was one of the most underrated restuarants in LA. Totally lived up to that billing. Great food while being totally unpretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate