Great food and ambience, there
Great food and ambience, there small plates were delicious!
9/22/2012 12:00:00 AM
Eat there with some regularity,
Eat there with some regularity, my guest this might was new to Basa.
Food was excellent as always.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always, an excellent evening.
As always, an excellent evening. The only caveat would be for diners who don't want a lot of noise-go early.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this place. The specials
We love this place. The specials are always delicious, and the appetizers are the best in Louisville!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food and service.
Love the food and service. My only complaint was it got very noisy. Hard to talk and socialize. Other than that, excellent. We will certainly return again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorites!
Excellent food and service. Only complaint is that the floors are sticky so you can actually hear your feet sticking as you walk. Also, there's an off-odor - maybe it's the clay pot entrees? I've had clay pot food that, for whatever reason, smelled terrible...
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place should be busier!
My hubby and I ate here on a Tuesday for our anniversary and had, pretty much, the whole restaurant to ourselves. Great for us but bad for the wait staff :( However, the food was excellent! We had the crab cake appetizer (a special), watercress salad (special), and we both had the shaking beef. It had been a few years since our last visit but we will not wait that long before eating here again. The server was attentive without being intrusive. For the service we received and the food we tasted, Basa should be busy every night of the week!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service, good prices. What more could you ask?
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, a great dinner.
As always, a great dinner. Only flaw was the white asparagus, which was very strange in texture and lacking in flavor, but I didn't think it was due to bad prep so, in deference to my hosts, I didn't say anything. Everything else was excellent.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great First Experience
My daughter and I had dinner at Basa and enjoyed it thoroughly: the food was outstanding and the service was friendly and professional. I can't wait to go back!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food Is Always Stunning.
Basa is one of our favorites although we tend to forget about it. The food is always amazing. The wait staff could use a little more polish and the wine list tends to disappoint slightly. This is only because I am very picky about my wine and most people would be happy. It's a great place to visit with your dining partners and simply enjoy the food. The owner is normally on-site and careful about how things are going which is a plus.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
Thanks for a wonderful meal yet again. Always pleased when we dine at Basa.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and food selection was excellent. Service was exceptionally good and most helpful with food information and selection.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
The flank steak special should be added to the menu. Excellent treatment and unique.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Basa was great! Highly recommend the Catfish cooked in clay pot, with palate cleanser broth on the side. The oyster salad was also delectable. My husband was equally pleased with his dishes. The atmosphere was loud, but this only deterred slightly from my enjoyment of dinner. Service was excellent and prompt.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basa is great.
Had my wife's birthday dinner with 5 friends here on a weeknight. The ambiance was perfect and the restaurant treated us like stars.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
another great dinner. Steak
another great dinner. Steak and soft shell crab special was a hit, as were the mussels.
Only downside was a large group at the next table, but that was outside the restaurants control.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited menu, but awesome flavor and a great night out..
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent quality and taste
All the food was very good. My wife and I tried had three starters, a salad, and shared an entree. All the food had great flavor and presentation. Our go to place for excellent food.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Give it a try!
If you are a foodie, you probably have already been here and it is part of your staple rotation. If you haven't been, give it a try! Despite the name, there is really a vietnamese american flair but it is not overdone. Food was fantastic and great atmosphere. Hidden gem. Unfortunately it took us this long to try it. Will definitely be back soon!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I ate the best scallops of
I ate the best scallops of my life. Perfectly cooked. Our waitress was excellent as well
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food Very nicely presented. Fun to look out the windows and watch the people walking by. We would highly recommend to friends, especially for special occasions. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it. We came for the first time for my birthday. We enjoyed the food so much we came back for our anniversary about three weeks later. Both times we were very pleased with the food presentation and the service.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
Love what these guys do with food. Just the right Asian mix. I had the 3 course small plate and the fish was exquisite! Finished with homemade peach icecream. The perfect summer meal.
BTW. Their sparkling cocktails are so refreshing and a great start to the meal.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service continue
Food and service continue to be very good, making it an easy choice for return trips in the future.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't let Vietnamese scare you off.
They're food is great. The service was awesome. We had spring roll apps and tuna tartar. HIghly recommend. Their cocktails were very fresh and delish. I had the special catch of the day which was great. All others orders seared tuna and eggplant. Everyone loved their meal. Will definitely go back.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of 4 ladies. We had the resrtaunt to ourselves so we were worried why no one was there. But our server was extrememly attentive and the food was excellent. I can't understand why more people don't go there to eat. We had a wonderful time with great food. I would definitely come back!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Frankfort Ave Restaurant!
We really enjoyed our first time visit to Basa! My husband had the Shaking Beef and I had the Salt and Pepper Prawns. We also had the Spring Roll and Calamari Appetizers which were ALL YUMMY! The waiter was fantastic and helped us with recommendations for things to do as we are new to Louisville. They also found out that it was our Anniversary and gave us a complimentary dessert to share, which was also unique and delicious and even though we were full, we had to eat it! We really liked the location of the restaurant as well which is a calm oasis compared to the super busy Bardstown Road. A great first impression in every way - we will be back and will bring friends!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice dinner, but ...
We are frequent flyers at the Basa, and always enjoyed the quaint dishes and the great service.
We had dinner there on Friday, and we enjoyed the special salad, and the grilled shrimp and the salt and pepper prawns. The special soup was tasty and flavorful. One disappointment was the champagne cocktail ( one of the things that keeps bringing me back to Basa), which this time was a half a glass, and "fizz-less". Clearly a bottle bottom, and not enough left in it. I will think twice before I come back to pay $8 for 2 tablespoons of flat champagne. Too bad...
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with very nice
Great food with very nice Asian spice. Excellent service. Good prices.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Quiet ambiance allowed for conversation with our entire party.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try the Japanese eggplant
The Japanese eggplant entree was an excellent veggie dish! I'm not even a vegetarian but I will definitely order the same thing on my next visit.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Tuna Preparation
I've seen the tuna on the menu before but always passed it over. Mistake. The best tuna preparation I've ever had. Seared or medium, delicious! These folks just get food.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything our party of eight had was wonderful. I really enjoyed the curry mussels.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stephen is so attentive in assuring that our experience was the best. The wine paired beautifully w/ our wonderful Viietnamese food. The fried oysters are the best in town. The mussels a bit small, but well prepared. The Ahi Tuna is delicious and consistent. A great experience and out of the ordinary from the usual.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basa is always excellent. Regular menu options are delicious and different and there are always great specials. The service is warm and inviting and efficient. Delicious cocktails, too.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is as innovative
The food is as innovative and the ingredients as fresh as one will find in Louisville. All 4 of us were delighted by our dinner, and we were happy to introduce our friends to Basa. They had the mistaken idea that the cuisine was merely along the lines of Thai or Viet Namese, but Basa is so much more electric than that. We will definitely be back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Pleasant Surprise
The food was surprisingly good and well prepared and presented. The service was attentive. However, the noise level was
unsatisfactory. The dining area is small and sparsely decorated. Therefore, all the noises reverberate from wall to wall
to ceiling and make it impossible to carry on a normal conversation. Wall tapestries or other noise abatement
measures for both the walls and the ceiling would work wonders for this establishment.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with great staff!
Great food with great staff! I had a fantastic dinner there
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful spot for a special birthday dinner. Food was FABULOUS!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fusion between asian and american food
Good choice for a casual night out
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basa is the best!
Wonderful dining experience! Nothing could be better!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Basa for my husbands birthday and it did not disappoint. The food, wine and service were all top notch. Will make sure to get back there soon
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM