Get help from your waiter or others who have been there when navigating the menu. I dined with 3 others and there were outstanding dishes presented but I didn't much enjoy mine - mostly because I didn't understand what I was ordering. Overall good experience though.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
You will love it!
Basil Asian Bistro was a great choice in the downtown Canton area. The menu provided a wide variety of selections from your normal Chinese favorites and even included sushi. The drinks were particularly interesting, expecially the martinis (I won't spoil the surprise). The prices were a little on the high side for this area but overall it was a good dining experience. Our waiter was Alex and he provided outstanding service. Definitely worth checking this place out.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I drove from Port
My wife and I drove from Port Clinton to celebrate the birthdays of my sister and brother in law. I wanted somthing different and out of the ordinary. My son and his wife are locals, and had been to Basil and highly recommended it to me. I Made reservations on line, very easy. Meghan did a great job, and the food was outstanding. We will definetly be back!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic! Love this restaurant.
Fantastic! Love this restaurant. They have a large dinner menu, delicious food, beautiful decor and wonderful service. I highly recommend Basil.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had great service and the
Had great service and the food was delicious! Prices as not bad either.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was absolutely wonderful.
The food was absolutely wonderful. Our waiter was great attentive to our needs explained to us the different dishes as well as suggestions. Loved the idea of the dry ice in the martini was a reallly neat effect. Will recommend to friends and family for an enjoyable time.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Basil - A great find in Canton...
Terrific place and Tony Lee ( Owner ) is very appreciative of your business. Food quality is excellent and the price is very reasonable for what you get. I would suggest to all when in the Downtown Canton area. We need to support a local business. Give the chain restuarants a rest in Belden and go here...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Thai food and great
Great Thai food and great service! Our meals came out quickly and correctly. We were going to get drinks and the bar looked good, but drink prices were way too pricey. Also, the noise level could be lessened. It was very loud.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
On our first visit to Basil,
On our first visit to Basil, we truly tested the staff! On what is the busiest night of the month, First Friday, we arrived with 3 separate reservations for 14 but only had 12 show. Our party was quickly accommodated at one table and the service was amazing! So attentive!!!
I was pleasantly surprised at the noise level in the old building. The owners obviously did their homework and utilized effective sound control methods which does not conflict with the décor which, by the way was impressive. The old building looks great! The expansive bar was beautiful!
But the food! We enjoyed a couple maki rolls, pad Thai, and General Taos'. All was served fresh and hot and possibly the best pad Thai in Canton. We'll be back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gem in Canton
Downtown Canton needs a restaurant with good food and Basil fits that description. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. The service was great and we were never without a full glass of water. The wine list is adequate but really overpriced! The menu is quite extensive, both for the sushi and the entrees. The sushi was fresh and tasty anall of the meals were very good. If one likes the sweet/spicy combination, the coconut noodles are wonderful! I would go back.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My New Favorite Restaurant
I visited Basil Saturday evening with my husband. The bar staff were collectively so nice and welcoming that I can't wait to go back just to have a drink. The food was outstanding and the service prompt.
My only complaint...tried to order one of their desserts and they were out of bananas. How can you be out of bananas? Couldn't you just send someone out to buy some??
Overall though it was a very positive experience. We are looking forward to going back with some friends.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I went to
My girlfriend and I went to dinner at 630 on a Saturday evening and had a great experience. The food was wonderful. I ordered the hot and sour soup as well as the Kung Pao Chicken with white rice. Both meals were served hot and the meal took less than 10 minutes to arrive at our table after ordering. The chicken was cooked perfectly as well as the rice. Highly recommended.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We waited longer for our reservatio
We waited longer for our reservation than usual and it was a litte chaotic, but it was "Admin Assistant Day" which we hadn't considered when booking our business lunch. The food in this place is outstanding, very tasty curries, top notch chinese and asian favorites and good selection of sushi.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Canton's best sushi, sashimi anThai
Great selection of Asian foods. Good sauces with fresh ingredients.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic! Will definitely
Fantastic! Will definitely go there again, and again
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanked god canton downtown
Thanked god canton downtown has this alternative to the food chain mall dining that.
Great food, service and ambiance. What else could you want! Good Asian
food is welcome here.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sushi was outstanding and the portions for the entree were nice and large! Overall great experience!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place in Canton
This was a good find. Food was above average, service was friendly, and a nice atmosphere to top it off. They pulled of having both Chinese and Thai cuisines on the same menu, and each regional dish was tailored to that regions styles. Kudos.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had soup and sushi, and
We had soup and sushi, and the meal was the best we'd had in a while! The ambience was great, and the staff was very attentive. We'd give it 5 stars!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basil is a breath of fresh air in downtown Canton! Excellent food, service and atmosphere! I have never been disappointed with the food I have been served. Always fresh and the flavors unique. Highly recommend Basil!!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh and Friendly!
I am a server and a bartender,, as far as my experience with the staff at Basil it was bar-none one of the best ever. Our server Jennifer was helpful,knowledgeable, and accessible...a true pro! The presentation of our cocktails and entrees was gorgeous, fresh and tasty. I had the Korean Sizzling Steak, and it was amazing. I grew up eating Korean food and Basil's rendition of Bulgogee was amazing!!!!!! Thanks Basil!!! See you soon!!!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought my husband to Basil to celebrate his birthday. Our food was delicious, hot and well-timed between appetizer and entree. The hostess greeted us and after reviewing the computer, wished my husband a happy birthday! (I had mentioned it on my reservation.) I appreciated that very much! This experience helped me convince him that we can have a great meal downtown instead of going to a chain restaurant!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thai in Canton
If you want good Thai food, Basil is definitely the place to go. You'll need a reservation on busy weekend nights.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our family lives over an hour away, but we still come here on a regular basis. We could get to Cleveland in the same amount of time but come to Canton instead just to go to Basil. We've had all of the different categories of food - apps, sushi, curries, noodle dishes, stir fry, dessert - and I can promise you that they're ALL wonderful. My husband's favorite is the spicy peanut curry. I've loved each item I've tried, but the last two times I went I got the pad see ew - delicious! Also, save room for the coconut ice cream! Dairy free, super light. And their cocktails & wine/beer selection are great. I highly recommend the lychee martini. Overall, this place is fantastic. You must try it if you live anywhere in NE Ohio or are passing through.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Basils several times and it is an awesome downtown restaurant with good food and good people.
First time used the Open Table and it was very easy and convenient
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Many different Asian flavors!
Whether you like Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai or any other Asian flavor, there is something here for everyone. My wife and I have eaten here a number of times, and we've yet to leave discouraged. They're very happy to work with you on a menu item. If you prefer your food spicier like I do, they can do that. Or, if like my wife, you would prefer it not so spicy, they can also do that. Some of our favorites are Spicy Garlic Fish, Singapore Noodles, and their Vietnamese Pho. Whether it's just dinner out during the week, or a special occasion on the weekend, Basil is an excellent choice!
7/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Basil for lunch, a date, and a group dinner and received great service and food every time! Do yourself a favor and try the Thai spaghetti - it is spicy so I tell them to kick down a notch (I like moderately spicy dishes). The martini list makes it difficult to pick but all of the martinis are served with dry ice giving them a smoky, fun touch. I also love that they have online reservations, makes it very easy to get a group together for a fun evening. Keep up the great work!!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional food and service
We really enjoyed our first time dining experience at Basil Asian Bistro. The decor was interesting and very well done. It added to our dining experience. The food was exceptional. Everyone ordered a different entree and all enjoyed their choices. Our server was also exceptional. He was friendly, accommodating, polite and knowledgable about the menu. He offered suggestions that helped us decide what to order and as we said earlier, we all thought our choices were delicious. We were celebrating a birthday and our server helped to make our experience a very happy occasion. The noise level was quite high the evening we were there making conversation somewhat difficult and that did take away from our overall experience.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leave your crying babies at home!
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Romantic evening was not so romantic when table near us brought crying baby to dinner. This is not a China Buffet, this is a place you want to go for a little bit more of a dressed up Chinese dinner. Highly Recommend. Food was excellent, Staff was energetic, knowledgeable, attentive, and willing to please. We'll definitely be back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Restaurant
Not typically an Asian food consumer, I was intrigued with the high end look of the place, so my wife (who loves Asian Food) and I gave Basil's a try. Needless to sa I was very pleased. The atmosphere, although not necessarily romantic in nature was a bit open and a little louder than we typically like on our date night, we asked to be moved away from several full tables and other were very gracious to satisfy our request. Now the Food, FANTASTIC is the first word that comes to mind. I had the Grouper, and it was so good I had to force my self To stop eating. Not so good for the wife. Moo goo guy pan was in her words very bland, she took it home to give to the grand abides. Very good overall meal, service was very attention we will return
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really like the feel of
I really like the feel of the restaurant, the service was good and friendly. The menu and wine list offer a lot of variety. We had champagne and Pad Thai very good. I will be back for sure. It is a place to discover. They also have free parking in the back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jon & Linda
Basil's was highly recommended by a friend. We went there for our Anniversary and it was the perfect place! We will definitely be going back!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good, fresh
Food was very good, fresh and hot. The recommendation of the server was perfect.
Good service and that is why you keep returning.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and it is a keeper
We enjoyed our first visit to Basil and will be back soon with friends in tow. Best restaurant I have been to in years.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love This Place
We love Basil. The food is consistently very good and the menu is large enough that I can try something different every time. My wife always gets the same thing, which isn't even on the menu: Vegetarian Pad Thai. Tom Lee, the owner is friendly and accommodating. Will certainly be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good menu with plenty of curries. This place is quite sophisticated for Canton. Great refurbished downtown building. Excellent bar with lots of atmosphere. Attractive and professional staff.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love chinese food and this
I love chinese food and this restaurant has the best food and also the interior of the restaurant is very unique. I would recommend this as a place for special occasions. This is a five star restaurant.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out!
Excellent food with many choices on the menu...including classic Chinese dishes for the non-adventurous and more daring dishes for those willing to try. We went to Basil before catching an event at the Cultural Center - it's nice and convenient to have a great place to eat downtown before a play or concert! WE highly recommend the shrimp tempura house roll and the salt & pepper calamari! Will be going back soon with some other family members.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best Asian restraurants
One of the best Asian restraurants we have ever been to.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining in a beautiful setting
We love going to Basil! The bistro is beautiful and romantic without being stuffy. The food is awesome! Every time we go we like to try something new and we have never had a bad dish. This restaurant is a must try! You'll be hooked for sure!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved Basil as always!
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!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great - sushi was fresh! Only downfall was ghost service was a little slow.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find in Canton
Basil Asian Bistro was a pleasant surprise. I had eaten there shortly after it opened and was not impressed. Now, however, everything was superb. The ambiance was pleasant; food was excellent. I'll definitely go back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic as Always!
My wife and I love Basil! The best Chinese food in Stark County by far!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful as always!
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM