Bashan
Bashan

Bashan

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

    Breakfast: Sunday: 5:00am - 11:00am, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30am - 11:00am.
    Lunch: Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • 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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bashan reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (98)neighborhood gem (91)special occasion (77)romantic (53)notable wine list (16)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Peace Restored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Perfect Dinner Experience
    KrisA7
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I had researched online about a location in Montrose and this place called Bashan was among 20 of the most underrated restaurants in Los Angeles. After our experience I can see why that is the case. According to our waitress' Elizabeth the restaurant has been in existence since 2007. We got great service but the food just stood out. Few of the items in our menu that stood out were steak,aragula salad with crispy pecans, eel, and the Belgian beer called St Bernardus Wit. Will definitely come back for another special occasion. Here is the link for the that we tried at Bashan: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/259/7879/ BevMo website does not carry it at the time I inquired.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I visited few MIchelin star restaurants is US and was quite impressed with the Bashan. Great presentation, creative menu, food tastes as good as it looks (but it comes at price of course). We went for LA restaurant week, and ordered wine pairings which I absolutely loved. Bashan is a great choice for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but poor service.
    savorerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    All of the entrees were outstanding: Scottish Salmon, Duck Breast, Scallops and aged New York Steak. The Arugula salad and Pork Belly appetizer were amazing, and the chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream was to die for. But we were uncomfortable during the entire meal because we were sitting under a vent with a cold draft blowing on us. We asked two of the staff members to adjust the temperature and they said they did, but we noticed no difference. In addition, the wait staff seemed very inexperienced. Our waiter could not explain the preparations, or the wine list. we were not properly checked on or asked if we needed anything. The Chef at Bashan is excellent, but the wait staff needs training.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious
    mohadoha
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Generous portions, an intimate atmosphere, a handful of tables: everything you want to feel like this is your neighborhood place - but you're from out of town. Be sure to make a reservation as it gets crowded from 7-8. Lots of fish and meat options but vegetarians may want to stay away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Bashan
    Paul
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Bashan always serves up great food in a cozy bistro atmosphere. I had scallops. Others enjoyed skirt steak and salmon. Each was a unique take on the dish. Very tasty with lovely presentation. Enjoy the use of spices. Skirt steak is a great deal, too. They have a small but selective wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winegeek56
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We will definitely go back again! The food is creative and overall reasonably priced. The yellowtail sashimi was excellent. They offer free corkage Tuesday-Thursday on wines from Rosso wine shop next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why the rave?
    Lik2eat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Came on a Thursday evening, few customers, place was about 25% full. We ordered the lobster risotto for appetizer, wild scallops and wild halibut for main entrees, and cheesecake for dessert. The service was excellent. The food was disappointing. The risotto was tasty but the lobster meat was tough. The scallops had a mild bitterness, maybe from the star squash, but essentially tasteless. The halibut was good. The cheesecake tasted like it's been in the refrigerator too long! We will not recommend this place if you want good food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    CarpeSkiem
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have been enjoying this local find since they opened. Their menu is always interesting and broad enough for everyone, their 3, 5, and 7 course dinners always a delight. Whenever we bring guests they always rave and are greatly enjoy the meals and evening. Chocolate bread pudding is outstanding....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GorgonzolaGirl
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Bashan is a beautiful moonstone culled from a memorable walk on the beach, that I only want to pull out of my pocket to share with my closest friends. It is an intimate space, tastefully decorated, and the food is simple exquisite. Yes, there are seasonal and occasionally exotic ingredients, but each component adds to the whole balance of the dish, and nothing is extraneous. Plates are so artistically composed that I always stop to just soak in the visual before plunging in with my fork. The service is exceptional, and the menu contains just the right number of offerings to allow the chef to focus his talents to the maximum degree. The prix fixe menu is a great value, and the wine pairings are always spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • prix fixe menu is solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The salmon roe amuse bouche was delicious. We ordered the pork belly app, as this was just so perfect last visit. Again, it did not disappoint. Regarding entrees, he salmon itself is very bland, but if eaten with all the components together, it is very nice and full of flavor. The Asian style pork loin was good but light on seasoning and without the bold Asian inspired flavors expected. For dessert, the buttermilk panna cotta with pomegranate granita and calamata olive caramel was tasty and unique. Each course was portioned generously. I realized this much more after having eaten at both Trois Mec and Maude, where their multiple course menus did not leave us as satiated as this 3 course meal, and for a fraction of the cost at $40 pp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    leka64
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Next time I want to try the tasting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Find
    Granville
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Really great food at small locals type location. Plenty of variety for the foodies out there. Enough good wines without the Bible size of choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    bzrm
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent 7 course menu. Creative and delicious excellent for wine pairing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Willy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This is a gem in the foothill areas. Small restaurant but a very friendly warm environment. The food is good and they have the tasters' menu with wine pairing. Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow! -- Wonderful Food
    StevA
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Excellent food. A good choice of Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. You must try the Pork Belly "Adobo" appetizer and Buttermilk Panna Cotta dessert. But everything we've tried so far is very good. Excellent value - $40 Prix Fixe 3 Course menu Tuesday -Thursday with a $15 wine pairing. Even the coffee (French Press) I had with dessert was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine cuisine at reasonable price
    valleygirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We did the 7 course tasting menu this time and it was delightful. Most of the starters were seafood, but they do check with you in advance regarding food allergies etc. Every course was delicious and exquisitely presented, fresh and unique. Great service and the price is so much more reasonable than equivalent quality on the westside. We bought a bottle of wine off the wine list, and the corkage was waived on the one we brought with us. They have a nice wine list that isn't outrageous price wise, or stop next door at the little wine shop with some interesting picks from all over the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and Intimate
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food was quite good and the service incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Became my new favorite place!
    Motrzo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Friends took to here for my birthday and in a month I've been back 5 times. Spring is a busy birthday month - so I've brought everyone here. We've all tasted everything - and it's wonderful!! I recommend everything - the duck is out of this world, halibut - amazing, beef cheek OMG!, salads are so fresh and inventive, risotto - melt in your mouth. . And the staff -- all lovely. Go here for any occasion -- and stop in at the wine store next door - great select and tastings.c
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate