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Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.4
4.4
626 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 626 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Good for Groups

  • Boston

    Good for Groups

  • Boston

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super nice and it wasn’t too busy which was great as well. Food was amazing!!
  2. JS

    JoshuaS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for business lunch. Quick and friendly service.
  3. LD

    LorraineD

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service too quick - no atmosphere
  4. KJ

    KathiJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    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.
  5. j

    jimb

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extremely well-prepared and tasty food; excellent, happy, unobtrusive service.
  6. DH

    Dan2H

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great option near Fenway for a pre-concert meal. Service was fast, food was very good, and atmosphere was great
  7. RP

    RoshanP

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, and great service. I love ordering from this place as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sushi is always fresh and the specialty rolls never disappoint.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. People working there were polite and attentive. Food to table was slow and choppy. Looked like takeout orders took precedent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great drinks, but portions aren’t huge for the price
  11. l

    lisa

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch for our son.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 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.
  14. KF

    KelliF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, very fresh. Service was quick and on point.
  15. JK

    JenK

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  17. J

    Jazzbo

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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.
  18. LB

    LanaB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Horrible service Long. Waits for food drinks, no service
  19. M

    Miki

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 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!
  20. NV

    NoelleV

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service - we sat outside and had a perfect evening!
  21. EB

    EdwardB

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food ever
  23. I

    Icebreaker87

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great fish dishes!
  24. AL

    AmyL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 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.
  25. I

    Indy71

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  26. KP

    KevP

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and drinks. Were able to accommodate a last minute reservation
  27. DM

    DrMuffy

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Great service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are amazing and the service was great and quick!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible dining experience. Very slow service and unfriendly staff. Appetizer came before my drink. Would not recommend
  31. RR

    RevathyR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic & food was excellent
  32. k

    kennethllaw

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    They appear to be recovering from Covid restrictions. Good sushi but everything seem geared to Take out
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 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
  34. AJ

    AniJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent safety protocols. Friendly service and the outdoor dining was fantastic!
  35. MF

    MattF

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service! Always a favorite go to!
  36. JS

    JonS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here a lot and it is always great both food wise and service wise.
  37. AF

    AnthonyF

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Beer was hot and flat. But the service and food was good.
  38. A

    Alpr

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The volcano roll is a must try
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors

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 4.4 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Basho Japanese Brasserie

1338 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jersey St & 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

  • 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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