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About Permanently Closed - Basa
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Nominated as a semifinalist for the James Beard award for best new restaurant, Basa offers modern Vietnamese cuisine with a French infusion. The beverage program has been chosen to complement the cuisine including a well chosen wine list, seasonal cocktails, and beers from around the world.
Louisville, KY 40206
Vietnamese, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Clifton Ave / Jane St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parking including off street parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi private room 22 guest capacity
Private Party Contact:
Steven Ton: (502) 896-1016
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout
Basa - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
Everything was wonderfully prepared, plated, and delicious. Excellent service, and portions. I hate it when you either get a tiny little taste of something that leaves you wanting more, or a huge plate that you can't finish. Basa served the just the right amount. Not too much, but not too little. I had the special for the evening, a 7oz salmon filet with potato puree, and succulent mushrooms. My wife enjoyed the Salt and Pepper Prawns, which absolutely divine, and served with a side of rice.
Great meal, service and overall value. We are repeat diners, consistently good. Everything was right on point. I had the salt and pepper prawns, and a fellow diner had the scallops (a special) which were amazing. We also enjoyed the tofu with vegetables and the deep fried oysters as an appetizer.
Outstanding meal! My wife and I split the special salad. She had a shrimp entree and I had scallops. We split chocolate cake for dessert. A Pinot Noir went well with it. The food was delicious! The service was outstanding! The only downside is that it is very noisy.
Basa is one of our all around favorite restaurants. Just for us and for out of town guests. We are never disappointed. But our last visit was a stand out. This was our first time to make it to Basa when Pho was on the menu. Best. Pho.Ever. The broth is flavorful, the side condiments are perfect additions to the broth and the meat was amazingly delicious and tender. I was not all that excited to hear of all of the meat that was in the Pho when it was described by our server. But I was wrong! The brisket and tenderloin were exceptional but the meatballs were fabulous. Thank you, Basa!!!
I went here with a group of friends. We have been there together before and we enjoy it very much. The dinner and wines are excellent and the service was as well. I had my usual dish--grilled chicken with vermicelli and crisp fresh vegetables and a wonderful tomato clam bisque. I recommend both highly. In our group of ten everyone was happy with their selections, and all but one ordered dessert and raved about it--gelato and sorbet. This restaurant is in a lovely part of town, in a neighborhood that is great for an evening stroll. As the evening wore on it became clear that this restaurant is not only a great place to dine but an excellent place to gather after dinner as well.
The idea of upscale Vietnamese intrigued me so while visiting from Chattanooga, my mother (88) and I dined there on a Friday night. Great choice! The mussels were divine, her tuna entrée excellent and my catfish hot pot was perfect. The cocktails weren't too shabby either. Andrew did a super job serving us.
One thing to take into consideration if you have older people in your party, the restaurant begins filling up around 7. Even though she didn't complain to me because she was enjoying the meal so much, it got a little noisy. For me, it had an alive vibe. We can't wait until our visit to Louisville next year so we can return to Basa.
Basa was very enjoyable. The food was tasty, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Met an old friend at Basa whom I had not seen for several years. We had a leisurely meal and spent lots of time talking and laughing together. The servers were very good. The arrived, just as we needed them but, otherwise, left us alone for our two hour dining experience.
My friend and I took this opportunity to catch up at Basa since she has moved out of town. Our waitress (Audrey) insisted that we take our time in ordering, and that she did not want to rush us nor break in on our conversations - which was much appreciated. We both ended up ordering the special appetizer soup - a Thai version of a seafood soup with lemongrass. Delicious!! My friend ordered the salmon special, and I ordered the spicy prawns on the regular menu, and we split them. Both were excellent.
Basa is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. We went there Saturday night for our 14 year old's birthday, at her request, and we all had memorable meals. The Salt & Pepper Prawns are a must if you like seafood. The Mrs. Robinson cocktail is fantastic, too.
The service was great....available but not rushed. Our server heard us talking about our daughter's birthday and brought her a dessert with a candle in it. Very nice touch!
We'll be back soon.
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