Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.3
637 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Basho is a Japanese word that is roughly translated as "location" or "a space where activities occur". It could be a family gathering, socializing with friends, or a business event; moreover, it could be the setting for an unforgettable experience. We call this setting "Basho".

Basho is a contemporary Izakaya brasserie where dishes are prepared in two separate areas: the principal kitchen and the sushi bar. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, Basho serves dishes that are designed for sharing and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal.

Your server will be happy to assist you in choosing dishes, such as our Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice Appetizer, which is highly popular or our specially crafted 1338 Signature Roll. We are also conveniently located within the heart of Fenway. If you're ever in the area for a Red Sox's game, stop by! We are only a 2 minute walk from Fenway Park!
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for our son.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

There were several live mice eating crumbs off the carpet in front of us. We said something and one person out of everyone working did something. We had basically finished our meal by then, totally grossed out, but the restaurant didn’t offer any compensation or monetary gesture to make up for the incident. Overall it was both alarming that there were mice running around and then doubly alarming that no one captured them or felt our party should be paid back in some way for a terrible dining experience. Won’t be coming back here and actually considering calling the city of Boston because no one should eat here.

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vipKelliF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, very fresh. Service was quick and on point.

JK
JenK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about Basho: the food and service is always fantastic. It's a great alternative to going to the sports bars before or after a game at Fenway if you're in the mood for something different.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good , drinks, ambiance always great. My who is the manager is always a pleasure to speak with.

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vipJazzbo
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner here before heading over to Fenway for a concert. The food was fresh and delicious. Highly recommended.

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LanaB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrible service
Long. Waits for food drinks, no service

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vipMiki
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch before Red Sox game. Great customer service. Amazing food. Great value. I had Basho Bowl. Kids had Bento Lunch. Both were amazing! I came here with my 10 and 11 years old and we all absolutely loved their lunch. I would come here again!

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NoelleV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - we sat outside and had a perfect evening!

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EdwardB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately Basho used to be a really excellent restaurant with great food and service but that was not my experience this time. The menu is much curtailed which was disappointing, but the food was more or less still good. The service though was the most disappointing part. We waited far too long for our server to come to the table, take our order, check on us, ask us if we wanted another round of drinks etc. We even had to wait 10min for the host to seat us at a table for two when we had a reservation. I think we all have to be understanding right now given covid and staffing shortages, but other tables seemed to be served much faster and more consistently than us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever

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Icebreaker87
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great fish dishes!

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AmyL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my dinner at Basho. Waiters/waitresses made it an enjoyable experience and food was absolutely incredible. Highly reccomend the crispy rice with spicy tuna. The volcano roll that was in the basho boat was delicious as well.

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vipIndy71
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice early dinner at Basho, the Caterpillar Roll was melt in your mouth, the Hamachi, Salmon, and Unagi sushi were very delicious. We both had well put together cocktails with our edamame and very tasty pork gyoza.
Service was excellent, we ordered in 3 tranches, but all food arrived quickly and was properly presented.

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vipKevP
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and drinks. Were able to accommodate a last minute reservation

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vipDrMuffy
New England
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The carpet is torn and looks terrible, needs to be replaced. The parking validation is awesome however, especially when there's a Red Sox game.
Food was good, prices are reasonable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing and the service was great and quick!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible dining experience. Very slow service and unfriendly staff. Appetizer came before my drink. Would not recommend

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vipkennethllaw
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They appear to be recovering from Covid restrictions. Good sushi but everything seem geared to Take out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation for 8:30 and the waiter said we had 10 min to order as the kitchen was going to close… rushed us to order

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AniJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent safety protocols. Friendly service and the outdoor dining was fantastic!

MF
MattF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Always a favorite go to!

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JonS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here a lot and it is always great both food wise and service wise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Beer was hot and flat. But the service and food was good.

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Alpr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and we loved out meals and drinks. The 1338 roll was worth the hype. Highly recommend Basho.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The volcano roll is a must try

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Server was good, but he was the only one so it took a while for us to get our drinks though food was served

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fernando
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good the drinks were great the service was a little slow but they were also packed

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DonnaC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us for lunch on Saturday. The staff was friendly and efficient. The windows were open so the ventilation was great but it was a little chilly so bring extra layers. The food was amazing as usual. From the pork belly steamed buns, to the sushi and sashimi and the bento boxes....the food was all excellent. We love Basho!

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vipShellBells
New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food. Met a friend for lunch. He was late, and server was very pleasant, did not rush me. Delicious sushi.

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vipWesley
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Basho! Amazing food, great space, great food, and service is absolutely phenomenal.

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MattF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date night of the pandemic post vaccination and as always, Basho never disappoints. I’ve lived in Brookline for 12 years and since they opened, it’s one of my go to sushi staples. Always amazing food with speedy and attentive service!

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MikeR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun spot with excellent sushi, creative rolls, and other menu items...good drinks too!. Staff were upbeat and very accommodating. Near Fenway so also good spot pre or post Red Sox game. Will be going back.

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joanied
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff was so nice! loved it! thank you

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AimeeM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The speciality sushi rolls are TO DIE FOR! My sister and I LOVED the crunchy roll, the 1338 roll and the Phoenix roll. Absolutely delicious!

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David
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall!

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Cristinac
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service times just right. Food is always mad good. Can’t go wrong with their cocktails, very balanced 👌

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vipMargoS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fresh sushi with very good rolls and menu options at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food! Will be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Basho Japanese Brasserie using the Order Online button. Basho Japanese Brasserie also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Basho Japanese Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 262-1338.

Basho Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.