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Basho Japanese Brasserie, Boston, MA
Basho Japanese Brasserie, Boston, MA
Basho Japanese Brasserie, Boston, MA
Basho Japanese Brasserie, Boston, MA
Basho Japanese Brasserie, Boston, MA

Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.3
4.3
623 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Cocktail Bar, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 262-1338
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    We offering catering for private and corporate Events. Please call the restaurant for further information and details.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining options from 10-50 guests.18% gratuity is included for parties of six or more people.
  • Private party contact
    Carina Wong: (617) 262-1338
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross street
    Jersey St & Kilmarnock
  • Parking details
    Basho offering validation for parking within the 1330 Boylston garage off of Jersey Street for up to 3 hours for $12, every day, even on game days.
  • Public transit
    Kenmore Square (Green)<br />Fenway (Green)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

623 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible service, good food, comped a birthday dessert

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  2. WeyenB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    All of our food came at once even though we ordered appetizers, then soup and salad, and then rolls. Also, I tried to get another drink and some more wasabi but the waiter didn’t check back for over 15 minutes by which time we were done eating. Location was convenient and reservations made it safe to show up and be seated.

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  3. CHGrey

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I haven't been to Basho in years, but was sorry to see it's declined quite a bit—torn carpet, worn upholstery, and oddly dark for the middle of the day. The food was fine.

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  4. KathrynZ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Christmas Eve dinner from the miso soup, curry katsu chicken and sushi! Will be back again!

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  5. HappyWeWent

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very wide menu. Fast and gracious service. Lovely decor.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was great. Love dining here as the staff and food is amazing.

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  7. HMnz

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, as were the drinks. Nice that a variety of mocktails are offered. Server was invisible; and by that I don't me unobtrusive, I mean not available or accessible at least 95% of the time we were seated. We had to flag down a manager to order (after being seated for 20 minutes), again to order additional dishes, and asked three times to get the check before we just headed to the front desk to pay. Luckily we weren't time-constrained.

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  8. JudithD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food at Basho's was outstanding. Friends who dined with me love sushi and were totally pleased with every dish we tried.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish was delicious, but the wagyu fried rice was overpriced. Only four pieces of meat was in my rice. And it was nearly $30. Their gyoza is amazing, and they have a great selection of sushi and sashimi.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and a nice ambience I liked the drinks and would go back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time celebrating a birthday. The staff was so nice and so attentive. We truly enjoyed our food.

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  12. Luigi

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has many options to choose from and having tried several items, it’s clear that they know what they are doing. So much flavor, speedy prep, and freshness. We were greeted and seated in a very friendly manner and service was fast in general. I do recommend Basho, and I’m going back for sure.

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  13. MichaelG

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    For the price they charge Place is a bit rundown to compete with sushi places in Boston Good quality was average

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved sitting in the booth seating. Appetizers were great! The fish was so fresh and practically melted in our mouthes. Great cocktails! Would definitely come back for a date night or lighter meal. We were stuffed!

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  15. AmyR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a group, we were all happy in every way…delicious food, cozy ambiance, comfortable dining, decent pricing and superb service. Too often these days, servers & employees have an air of annoyance while working and it was such the opposite at Basho. Every employee was smiling and so genuine in their efforts to provide a very nice dining experience. We look forward to returning.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress took almost 45 minutes before we were able to order appetizers. Small portions. $20 for a 4-6 piece roll that I’d pay $10 for a good sushi spot. $9 for 2 pieces of nigiri which is also ridiculous. Waitress took forever. What was supposed to be a quick 1.5 hour dinner turned into almost 3 hours because service was slow. Food came out quick though.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was very very pleasant. The food was above average and they had smart choices of reasonable wines. Really no ambience at all. The lights are on full blast, and it shows a worn interior. Overall, we would go there again.

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  18. Spongebob

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were three for new years lunch and feasted on wonderful sushi rolls and sake. The food and its preparation was outstanding. Service was exceptional. The decor and carpeting however have seen better days. We noticed torn and frayed carpet seams and things needing replacing or renovating. A hard thing to address right now considering the misery of lost business due to the pandemic. I understand.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good!! Loved it here

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  20. JennH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was great. a few mix ups on our order but the service was friendly and prompt. Will come again!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The manager of this restaurant ruined customer’s mood. Very rude to customers! Yelling and screaming!Keep an eye on the customer while they pay for the bill!

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  22. GastroFun

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small plates of tasty food. Fresh and attractive sushi

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  23. EnfantsDoc

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and excellent service. Would definitely return.

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  24. Kate

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always out go-to Sushi when in the Fenway area, satay is also a must!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service

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  26. cccccc

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Worst service I've ever experienced in a restaurant. Didn't see a waitress visit any tables for over a half hour

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Daddy daughter date night before a concert. We were in a little hurry. The service was terrible and I had to go seek out our server several times. Once they realized they were being negligent they were more attentive. The food was excellent overall. Some of the best sushi I’ve had in a while. Great miso as well.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were at the restaurant for 80 minutes and never received our food. The waitress visited the table 3 times - very inattentive and didn’t seem to care that our food had been forgotten. Worst experience I’ve had in a restaurant, ever. Disappointed I even asked for the check.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super nice and it wasn’t too busy which was great as well. Food was amazing!!

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  30. JoshuaS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for business lunch. Quick and friendly service.

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  31. LorraineD

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service too quick - no atmosphere

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  32. KathiJ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a dining go-to when we stay in the Fenway area. Hamachi Kama is a must for us. Also their green salad with a lovely ginger dressing.

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  33. jimb

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely well-prepared and tasty food; excellent, happy, unobtrusive service.

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  34. Dan2H

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great option near Fenway for a pre-concert meal. Service was fast, food was very good, and atmosphere was great

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  35. RoshanP

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, and great service. I love ordering from this place as well.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sushi is always fresh and the specialty rolls never disappoint.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. People working there were polite and attentive. Food to table was slow and choppy. Looked like takeout orders took precedent.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great drinks, but portions aren’t huge for the price

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  39. lisa

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday lunch for our son.

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FAQs

Basho Japanese Brasserie does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, 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 623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Basho Japanese Brasserie

1338 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Jersey St &amp; Kilmarnock
  • Neighborhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Cocktail Bar, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Basho offering validation for parking within the 1330 Boylston garage off of Jersey Street for up to 3 hours for $12, every day, even on game days.
  • Public transit
    Kenmore Square (Green)Fenway (Green)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 262-1338
  • Catering
    We offering catering for private and corporate Events. Please call the restaurant for further information and details.
  • Private party facilities
    We offer private dining options from 10-50 guests.18% gratuity is included for parties of six or more people.
  • Private party contact
    Carina Wong: (617) 262-1338
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