Bashan

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Bashan Restaurant is a cozy family-run restaurant that specializes in contemporary American dishes. The restaurant's market-driven menu features an enticing mix of appetizers, entrées and dessert. Kickstart your dinner with some seasonal oysters and then indulge in a grilled skirt steak or Wild Alaskan halibut. Complement it with some coffee tiramisu or a slice of Baschan's decadent crème Fraiche cheesecake.

Bashan's intimate décor and friendly service play well to romantic dates or casual outings. Alongside its à la carte menu, this restaurant offers a luscious prix fixe (5-course or 7-course) dining experience (with optional wine pairing). Bashan is open Mondays through Sunday.

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vipchu105
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Duck breast and scallop entrees very good. Lobster risotto and panna cotta aight. They're closinggggg

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went here not knowing what to expect. I went with an open mind. I was just going to order and trust that it would be amazing. I have thoroughly enjoyed every experience I have had at Bashan. There is something special about going somewhere, trying something new and being able to trust that it will be great. This has happened each of the approximately 10 times I have gone. The staff is knowledgeable and always has a great attitude. I feel that it is a great safe bet for when my wife and I need a special dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Bashan is under new ownership, the food and service are still amazing. Highly recommend the Lobster Risotto and Pork Belly Adobo.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Unfortunately Bashan is will be closing permanently in another month or two because the owner is retiring. Very VERY sad about that.

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vipRichardD
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food served by friendly and attentive servers and small, pleasant, and intimate atmosphere. Individual care for patrons preferences, food allergies, or other desires and thus accommodations in substitutions. A FIND!

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Aims
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as always. Our server was very personable and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am very sad that Bashan will be closing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This has been my favorite spot for the last five years. I am very sad to learn the restaurant is closing and I will miss the most amazing food I've ever eaten.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just sad that they are changing owners and changing up everything this summer.

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AidaG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

First thing you notice is that their 5 course prix fix menu, which used to be $40 pp has jumped to $65 a 40% jump in price. But they were not offering it on this night anyway, which is odd for a repeat customer. This was my fourth visit within 2 years. The menu needs new items or some daily specials to go with the standard items. I am not disappointed with the visit, but would probably not go back for a while, until they offer some fresh selections on the menu.
Also the décor could use a face lift.

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vipholpolshuf
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

At first I ordered the 5 plate tasting menu and then was told it was not available. So I ordered something else, then was told it was available! Weird, and a yummy conclusion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The food was everything we expected and even more. I would recommend Bashan to anybody who is looking for excellent food for a modest price. But don't expect to hold a conversation with anyone in your party. You simply will not be able to hold a conversation. We had some long time friends out for a dinner and were looking for a nice place to eat. Over a small table for 4, we had to keep asking in a very loud voice "what did you say?" That is why I could not recommend this restaurant.

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vippats
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Fit for foodies to be sure. Great find int he neighborhood

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Marty
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding experience on our 57th anniversary. Food was excellent and the service was very good. They comped us for the desert and gave us a class of champagne before dinner was served. Hard to believe that a restaurant this good is located in our small community. We will return.

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antoniaj
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were in the neighborhood and I punched in "best food in Los Angeles" and this little gem showed up! what a treat! we went early on a friday evening and got seated right away. the service was fantastic and the food was so wonderful! the lobster risotto was super tasty and chocked with the perfect amount of lobster. the pork belly was as decadent as was the hamachi appetizer was raw! yummy!!!! i had the duck as my main course....perfectly cooked at a nice m.rare and my husband had the skirt steak, rare and that was absolutely to die for! topped it all off with a lovely light dessert (buttermilk panna cotta)! really can't wait to go back!!!

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vipitsbb
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was prepared prefect. Service is always friendly and professional. This restaurant is a hidden gem.

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KhaiN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had soup, Artichoke with macadiam nuts and it was out of this world. Absolutely wonderful, along with tasty mixed green salad, which was delightful. My companion had duck, and it was good.

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tese
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD AND SERVICE WERE GREAT. FIRST TIME THERE BUT WILL GO BACK AGAIN FOR SURE.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this place. We have come here a few times now and just think it is a gem in Los Angeles that is highly under rated. Every time we go the first course given by the chef is always new and sooo delicious. Make sure you order the cheek! Probably some of the best food we've had in months.

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Metutelet
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Everything: average. Several menu items weren't available. For one of the dishes, they were out of bacon. Whatever. But the requested substitution arrived as the server was clearing the table for dessert. Not too classy. Also: even though my husband requested that the meat garnish be removed from his main dish (because he's vegetarian), the server still brought him an amuse bouche garnished with meat. Didn't get the feeling she was paying much attention. Upshot: Nothing to get excited about, will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been coming here for years and go here each time we want to experience a reliable gourmet dining treat. Really, it's that good!

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vipBOJARO
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually have the lobster risotto and the duck. Decided to vary this time and had the scallops and halibut. Both were spectacular and the scallops paired perfectly with the California roussanne they were serving by the glass. It's a long way for us to go, but definitely worth the trip - traffic permitting. Looking forward to seeing their summer menu.

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vipdineadozen
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really delightful meal at Bashan - the octopus was the tenderest i have ever had ...beautiful oysters..... perfectly done scallops... recommended for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the service was the best!

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NancyD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a family celebration on Friday of Easter weekend. We each loved our appetizers: artichoke soup, butternut squash soup, and Bachan salad(yummy salad dressing!)
The entrees were spectacular-- salmon, halibut and duck breast. Our waitress cautioned that the curry sauce on the duck was "spicy" and I might like it on the side. It was a great suggestion!! I asked for a good wine pairing with curried duck, and the Shiraz was perfect. No desserts! We were too full on ample servings. We'll be back for another special occasion!!

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vipNancy
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Even our sons love to dine at Bashan (17 and 20 year olds)

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EricaF
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming, warm, jewel of a restaurant hidden in Montrose. Terrific food, service and atmosphere!

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Richard
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have now eaten twice at this restaurant and enjoyed it both times. the service and the food are great. The scallop dish was particularly good. Will definitely go back.

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vipGhostwriter
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2016
Overall2food1service4ambience3

After everything I read, I expected good food in a quiet setting. We went on a Sunday night. The restaurant was quite empty when we got there. Two big parties came later. It got noisy. We had the five course tasting menu. I couldn't tell what kind of fish they served in the first course. It was too salty and the fish didn't have any flavor. The balsamic scallop was the best dish. The acclaimed pork was dry. The skirt steak was unremarkable. I normally like chocolate bread pudding but this one was too dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and it won't be my last. Enjoyed one of the best prepared halibut in a very long time. Flaky and moist but with a wonderful crisp. Butternut squash soup also outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a group of friends to this restaurant to celebrate and was not disappointed. From the food to the service to the wine, we had zero complaints and have found a new favorite eatery.

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Mark
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We've eaten here five times or more. We love it. It did cross my mind though...maybe they should change the menu up a little? The pork belly is sublime! Everything though is great.

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LikesGoodFood
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Even better than the other times we have eaten at Bashan. Every course we had was delicious.
Our favorite was the Wild Octupus appetizer. Truly unique and perfectly blended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is simply amazing. Our Valentines Day dinner was very memorable. If you are a foodie, this is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Small place, food was average. Didn’t justify the price

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vipDude
Los Angeles
156 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Wonderful food, and the service is now very good. Great "foodie" food that does not veer off the chart.

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Unionmaid
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this little neighborhood jewel box. The menu is as innovative and bold as anything in DTLA, but you don't have to fight DTLA traffic/crowds/prices to enjoy it. Service is terrific and the space is intimate. We seek out special occasions to eat here.

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vipChris100
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This lovely restaurant is not far off the 2 freeway and is truly a hidden gem. Excellent food, as good as any of the "name" restaurants on the westside of LA, but with better service and a low key ambiance. A good, quiet spot for romance, or out with friends where you actually want to hear the conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the staff made our evening special. The food was exceptional. I don't know how such robust flavor scan be coaxed from the basic ingredients. The scallops were seared perfectly but the insides were creamy and sweet...first rate. The wind pairings were flawless too. A great experience!

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vipTraveldiva
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small restaurant with a lot of ambiance and charm. Wonderful service goes along with the wonderful food. Wednesday nights there is free corkage - be sure to make reservations. Menu changes with the season and they offer a lovely prix fix menu for Wed. and Thur. evenings; there are several choices from all categories. Good for small groups.

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Bashan is rated 4.5 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.