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Basil Asian Bistro
Basil Asian Bistro

Basil Asian Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://basilcanton.com
  • Phone: (330) 452-3888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Sushi, Southeast Asian
  • Executive Chef: Luong Ly
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout
  • Catering: Please speak to any of our managers to arrange off-site catering and events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th St NW
  • Public Transit: Parking in rear. Street parking is free after 4:00 and on the weekend.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Basil Asian Bistro
The Ly family welcomes you to Basil Asian Bistro in Downtown Canton. Many of our recipes are inspired by Pacific and Southeastern Asia, featuring gourmet offerings of spicy Szechuan to Thai curries and captivating sushi. Prefer more traditional dishes? Choose from 23 stir frys, including favorites like General Chicken and Moo Goo Gai Pan.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had open table reservation, and they were not ready for us. Had to sit at hightops in bar. HArd for party of 6. Also, they had a desert special that was hardly special, called coconut ice cream was just vanilla ice cream with a dash of toasted coconut. Would pass on deserts. Sushi was fresh and tasty."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was our sons 13th birthday and we choose to have a special party at Basil's. Our party was 8 people and 4 of them were teenagers. The food was great and the staff attention was outstanding. Our family had a great experience."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I think your food is great...very tasty and enjoy coming downtown sometimes"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Extensive and original menu. Order a cocktail, they are delicious. Very fair prices, in fact you really can't do much better for the quality/quantity/price ratio. Fun asian/urban decor. Our waiter was overtaxed with a table of 14 next to us, so I really can't rate service."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We love this restaurant! Everything is fresh. The service is great. There were 8 of us for dinner. Everyone was happy with their food. Everything on the menu is delicious."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Quaint little Asian Restaraunt in downtown Canton. The food and service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My party of 4 was very unhappy that the waitress didn't say substitutions were not included in cost of meal. They were not told of added charges for substitutions and were upset the waitress had not mentioned it. They also felt the food was bland and tasteless. They liked the ambiance but said they would not return because of the food and the way their bills were handled."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Peking Duck is great! Very much like the one in Peking. Great Thai food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great menu selection, fast and courteous service, and the food tastes great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Always enjoy eating here. It's perfect for before or after a performance as well as for lunch."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and superior service. Menu has variety of selections to please any palate. This is my favorite Asian restaurant. I am eager to go back and try some more dishes. I've been there 4 times already and it's always a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I love Basil! The food is delicious. I eat there often and I'm never disappointed."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This was our second time there and as before, the food was great. The sushi was as fresh as could be(try the Basil Special) and the meals were great. The lamb shank was delicious and we are on our third different curry dish. All fantastic! They are willing to create the dinners as spicy as you want and substitutions are a breeze. The atmosphere can get quite loud, but we have only gone on Friday nights when they are at capacity. Make a reservation! Can't wait to go back again to try something different! I only gave our service 3 out of 4 because our server was new and when not around, other servers seemed to not help him pick up the slack. I'm sure in a week he will be worth 4 stars if not more."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "General Tso's chicken is very good service was excellent. Thai rolls ......not so much. They seemed as if they got them from a freezer at Costco and I was expecting a spicier dip to go with them. I know several people who have had their noodle bowls and were very impressed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Basil. We ordered several appetizers to share with the table, including potstickers (great), edamame (standard), chicken satay (excellent, especially with the dipping sauces), tuna tataki (very delicious), and the Basil signature spring rolls (not good at all. The basil in it didn't seem to go with the dish at all and was a very distracting flavor."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The best Asian food in town. Great bar and sushi too. Both my Wife and myself had great meals. It is great to have the Li family back in Canton."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I booked a table for six to celebrate two birthdays on a weekday evening. Everything was perfect. And the ambiance was just right for the occasion -- elegant and upscale but relaxed enough to allow for some hearty laughter from our table."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Celebrated 22nd anniversary. Superb service from Alex! Bon ton shrimp and tempura asparagus were tasty. Excellent tofu spicy peanut curry, and another spicy curry dish for my husband. Loved everything about the evening except for the incredibly loud environment. Looks like they're trying to do things about that with screens and muffling on the walls but boy was it way too loud. Will still come again for the excellent service and delicious food!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I had grouper with a mango/pineapple spicy sauce. I ate half there and the other half the next day, along with the fried rice. It was wonderful on both days!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambience warrant repeated visits for lunch and for dinner!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a group of 7 there for dinner on a busy Saturday night. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived with no waiting. The waiter was attentive and checked often to see how things were going and made sure that everyone had what they needed. Food was spectacular and our friend whose birthday it was really enjoyed the place. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our experience. Great atmosphere and really great food. We got the Peking duck and loved it:) We will definitely come back for more."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Basil is a fantastic restaurant for sushi or Thai food. The food is consistently fresh and flavorful and is the best place to get great Asian food in Canton. It is also a great location that is close to other great places where you can grab a pre or post dinner cocktail."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "First time to visit after hearing positive comments from others. It was very good and my friend and I both enjoyed our meals, and we each had enough food to take home for another meal. We would both visit again just so we could try something else on the expansive menu. The Won ton soup was probably one of the best bowls of it that I have ever had."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "General Tsos chicken was very bland flavor wise. The chicken was well cooked and generous in portion size but the dish was not spicy at all and really lacked flavor. The Sushi was not the best I've ever had and in the same breath was also not the worst. My wife claims to have found a hair in her dish but i did not see it so i cannot confirm or deny this. The server brought out our rice a good 7 minutes before our entrees. She had no knowledge of the Rogue Morimoto beer that i ordered. The entire beer did not fit into the glass provided and she walked off w/ a good 2oz of the beer i paid for still in the bottle. Cute Location. Not worth the price or hype in my opinion. We were greatly let down."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I dined here two consecutive Friday's I ordered different appetizers and entrees on the second Friday. I preferred the Panko asparagus appetizer which had six large, perfectly cooked asparagus spears with a Panko coating and two delicious sauces. I tried the crispy garlic fish last Friday and it was delicious. Portions of entrees are generous. The first Friday I had coconut ice cream with chocolate sauce. It had chunks of coconut in it and was frozen...outstanding. Last Friday I ordered it again and it was overly sweet, no coconut chunks, canned syrup drizzled on top and melting quickly. What a disappointment. The ambiance of the restaurant is casual. Our server,Lauren, was perfect...attentive, friendly (not intrusive)."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Wonderful dinning experience! Great tasting food, and reasonable prices. Definitely worth going to and best Asian restaurant in Canton."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Awesome Asian food,never had a bad meal or service, I highly recommend"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We visited Basil for the first time on Saturday night. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The food and service were both very good. Their private parking lot prevents you from paying to park downtown. My only complaint is that the parking lot is not well lit at night. I would recommend to someone looking for a nice little spot for a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I love the old fallback Pad Thai and often order it to be safe. I did that on previous visits and it's just OK at Basil, so I started to look at more options, which was definitely a good move. Wonton Soup had wonderfully thin casings; our dinner partners ordered the Pot Stickers which came out a bit tough. A curried fried rice with tofu did the trick for me--tasted good and I felt great afterward. Waitress must have been new and it showed, but she tried hard and got the job done!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Fast service. Delicious food. Knowledgable waitress."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food was plentiful and fabulous. Our server was very welcoming, knowledgeable and truly concerned that our dining experience was great. Also, sitting by the window added a charming aspect as we could watch people heading to the show at the Palace Theater or the pretty snowfall. Such a really pleasant experience."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Love the sushi - they have a nice variety and it's made fresh to order and soooo good."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, the server "Jillian" was outstanding!! and the food was the best I have had in a very long time. The portions are appropriate for the price, actually, I expected the bill to be more. If you leave this place hungry you've got an eating disorder! I predict this place will be my favorite of all time!!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere and food and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Party of 3 couples. Ordered a variety of food from sushi to pot stickers to coconut spaghetti. Most was very good. However I ordered the spicy Kim-chi seafood stew. When the waiter delivers the stew he stated I'm sorry, we are out of Kim chi this evening. Why would they make or deliver a dish that was missing its main ingredient? He also let the drinks at the table run completely dry and disappeared for long stretches of time. Overall good food, but terrible service ruined the evening."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Definitely one of our favorite places to eat. The waitress was great, the food is amazing, Basil is definitely a neighborhood gem. I wish there were more places like this in Canton."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I have been to Basil a number of times. We have yet to find a menu item that we haven't liked. Of course we have our favorites, and mine currently is the Avocado Curry with chicken. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great food, this is it!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We were in Canton for an Art show and chose Basil Asian Bistro for lunch. We like Asian restaurants that can execute a wide variety of meals from several cuisines. We started with some wonderful Sushi and had the Pad Thai and Massaman Curry. Both were excellently prepared. Our waiter was very good in timing our food and making sure our water glasses were filled."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "My wife and I keep exploring the large menu and have yet to find anything we didn't love! The Advocado Curry with Chicken is my new favorite (until I try the next item, that is!). So many wonderful choices!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013