Basil Asian Bistro
Basil Asian Bistro

Basil Asian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://basilcanton.com/
  • Phone: 3304523888
  • 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: Sushi, Pan-Asian, 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Basil Asian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (15)good for groups (13)romantic (9)hot spot (8)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Classy setting, pretty noisy, great food. The sushi always tastes wonderful. The main dishes aren't always what I expect but still taste good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bubba
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was recommended by a friend and we were glad we tried it. Our waitress was great and very helpful. Food was good and we thought it was very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jckcsc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took my wife to dinner prior to a show at the Palace Theater across the street. Had 6:00 reservations and was seated on time without any delay. Waitress was very friendly and took our drink orders right away. Since it was our first time there took a few extra minutes with the menu, our server answered our questions and made suggestions. Food was delivered very quickly and was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, weak service
    Pinky54
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our server did not write the orders for any of our courses. Many mistakes were made by the server. He was not very receptive when we pointed the problems out to him. The food was flavorful and served in a timely manner. During past visits to Basil I did not experience issues with the wait staff, hopefully my somewhat bad experience won't be repeated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Lovers
    Quinnie56
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Best sushi in town! So many options and fabulous appetizers. Serving sizes are great and service is awesome!! Free parking too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Yum
    WorthyBite
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food and service! I'd highly recommend this spot. We had a group of 6, Saturday at 5:45pm. Perfect time because it wasn't too busy. I had been here previously but the rest of the party hadn't. The waitress (excellent) took time to explain and make recommendations… this was a highlight because I felt like she was educating us :) Can't wait to return and the rest of my party agreed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food!
    Kidfreeforthenight
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love Basil! The atmosphere is amazing and the food is incredible!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceelent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first time to this restaurant. It will now be a regular dining place for us. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner With my Son
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    4 people in party. 2 dinners served at least 1/2 before the other two. I was very disappointed in the experience Friday night. I have always bragged Basil up to all my friend. On this trip not at all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too noisy for a relaxing dinner.
    Loud
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My only complaint is the noise level. When we first got there it was difficult to carry on a conversation in the dining room.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy night -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were a party of 4. 3 of us ordered Sushi - this came out first. Unfortunately we were finished with our meal before my husband's dinner ever came out. I think either the kitchen or wait staff should know to hold the cold food back & wait for the hot meal to finish before serving all the members of the dinner party. My hubby was not happy & he was paying the bill! Other than that it was a great meal. Drinks were all well made. This was our 2nd trip & we will try it again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Everything was great! The food, the service, the atmosphere. It was an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but noisy
    dinnerwinner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was great, service very good, but it was incredibly loud in the restaurant. Hard to have a conversation across the table. Good location downtown and a hip place to dine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLWAlliance
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was my third visit and I plan to keep going. Great at lunch and dinner. I have enjoyed every visit. The Servers are very friendly, informative and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 146 reviews are from the Basil Asian Bistro reviews archive.
  • laceyk
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My only complaint is that I was thinking about changing my party from 2 to 4 and since I had a reservation for 2 , the hostess told me that I would have to stay for a maximum of an hour if I did that. I didnt like that I wss trying to give thr restaurant more business and I was being restricted on time.we kept our party to 2.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great service. Food was out in a timely fashion. Love the vast selection. This is the hot spot for sushi lovers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    When visiting the area I come to Basil Asian Bistro. They have a great menu and many gluten free choices. The service is very good and helpful in choosing a meal. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    jtkmotorsports
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was our first visit. Enjoyed every moment of it! Sushi was spectacular! Everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is so fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We love this place! Vegetables are so fresh! One of our favorite places. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A real gem
    Michael
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is a real gem in the Canton food options. Great Peking duck served table side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good sushi, good service
    WannaBfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our experience at Basil was very good. The sushi was good, the food was excellent (coconut spaghetti), and the service was good! Great lunch spot
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great but some gaps
    IkezenVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic view of Asian Cuisine
    ChefSeanVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I visit Canton, Ohio several times a year to see family, and had seen the Basil Restaurant when I was downtown during the cities major events like the First Friday, and had wanted to try the restaurant, so I made my reservations. Just prepare for some wear and tear on your vehicle when you drive through the city to dine at Basil, the roads are horrible, full of pot holes, and falling apart. Someone forgot to allocate funds to infrastructure projects. They have a range of exciting items on their menu, with great quality and attention to detail, you can not go wrong. A Wonderful mixture of Asian Cuisine, that reminds me of 5A5 Steak Lounge in San Francisco, which prepared a fusion Asian blend that, could knock your socks off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Great Staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    kittenkim
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I have been here twice for dinner and greatly enjoyed my meal and the drink options. I do not eat sushi, but those in my party who do greatly enjoyed their meals. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think your food is great...very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    I think your food is great...very tasty and enjoy coming downtown sometimes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great find in Canton
    steveoh
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night for the Wife and I
    Ezzie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Quaint little Asian Restaraunt in downtown Canton. The food and service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu selection, fast
    lovinit
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great menu selection, fast and courteous service, and the food tastes great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Cccc
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Always enjoy eating here. It's perfect for before or after a performance as well as for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!
    Cathy
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Peking Duck is great! Very much like the one in Peking. Great Thai food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Basil
    disappointed
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Impressed
    FoodLover
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I love Basil! The food is delicious. I eat there often and I'm never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • General Tso's chicken is very
    Mikey
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    akronfoodie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Asian Restaurant by far!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House special dishes need work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to have the Li family back
    jjmIII
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar service and delicious food
    hudsongirl
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate