Basho Japanese Brasserie

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574 reviews
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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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DI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! We go every time we are in Boston.

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GT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very Limited gluten free options

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fresh fish, good drinks, excellent agedashi tofu

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SG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we weren't disappointed! This was our second time here and it was just as good as the first time. The steamed pork belly buns are unreal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service

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New England
110 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another 10/10 at Basho! The gyoza , summer roll, fried rice and Basho boat exceptional! BEST sushi around and delicious cocktails! Joy us doing an outstanding job managing!!! Can’t wait to return!

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k
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was busy & it was a Saturday night, but took so long to place an order. Was given an attitude when asked about the drink menu & she seemed SUPER rushed and in a hurry. We got a large sake to split and only came with one cup, then took 10-15 minutes to get the 2nd cup. Waiter split soup on my phone, leg & table and we had to chase him down to get a napkin - he didn't even notice. Then they knocked the utensils out of my friends hands when she was mid-bite on accident, didn't even notice, and we had to chase them down again to get a replacement for that too. Food wasn't the best but did the job. Waiter was confused & came back twice to ask about splitting the check even after we gave two cards and said we "wanted to split it". Saturday nights are busy yes, but I'd probably never come here again or recommend it.

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PS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was off. Our appetizers came after our main meals.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff who were very helpful with arranging the table to suit our party, first class sushi, my favourite dish a mackerel starter, interesting twist on the rolls with some quite spicy, sort of a Szechuan take on Japanese food. We thought the bill very modest for this quality of food.

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New England
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basho never disappoints! Every time we come to Boston we eat here...always delicious. We got to try the new dim sum offerings, awesome cocktails and an amazing rice bowl! Our waitress was fantastic as well...she knew the menu in and out, giving us recommendations that were on point.

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DV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service but drinks and food takes a little too long to come.

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HY
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Their customer service was horrible. There were no one at the front, and the server was so rude. Could be because we are Asian since she seemed to attend the white couple at the next table totally fine. We felt totally ignored, felt even insulted by the way she spoke to us.
Food was ok, but way overpriced for what we got.

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LJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

I had a reservation for 6:30pm , got to the restaurant right at that time. Didn’t get seated till 7:00, didn’t get menus , had to get up and go ask hostess stand for menus. Ordered food and drinks at approx 7:05 didn’t get drinks or even a glass of water till almost 7:30pm. Not sure what the problem was , but really not a good experience. Food was good though.

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PP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was slow and horrendous. Had a 6:30 reservation and didn't even get seated until 7pm. Then it took another 30 minutes just to get a drink which was filled to the brim with 99% ice and no liquid. Had to ask just to get water, plates, napkins, chopsticks, basically anything. Very disappointing visit. I've been here before when everything was fine, but really had a bad experience this past visit.

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i
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Pregame of the redsox- understandably an expected busy night with a 6pm reservation for an 8:09pm game. two in my group had to leave before the food came out at 7:30 to not miss the first pitch. as responsible guests we arrived promphly at 6- sat until we grabbed somone at 6:15 for some attention, ordering drinks, etc. gave the waitress drink order and a few items to get started with, she cut us off " let me get this in and ill be back" . And the service went downhill from there. missing were soups, etc. by 7:20 after we had been starting at our massive sushi rolls order sitting on the sushi bar counter, we got hold of the manager who was very apologetic, we told them to cancel, yet they said we will will rush it over. 20% of our party had left by then. very unsatisfying wolf down of our food in record time with atleast 20% left on the table sadly we had to leave. i think the manager knocked a chunk off our bill, however damage done... wont be back before a game. - then getting up to leave- they put our shisito peppers down that we had ordered at 6: 15pm .. good laugh by all...

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d
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was awful! We say down and had to beg for water from three different people. It took 40 minutes to get out drinks and we sat there hungry and thirsty and nothing came. When it finally did, it was delicious. when the drinks came out (we had cancelled them- but she brought them anyway) the waitress did not make it complimentary which she should have at that point.

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NJ
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A little disappointed. The food was OK, but I have never seen such careless presentation at a Japanese restaurant.

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SG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here on a Friday night during the Red Sox playoffs and we couldn't have been more impressed. It was easy to make a reservation on OneTable and we were seated right away. We ordered a lot of food and it was honestly all amazing. We eat a lot of sushi/Japanese places and this place takes the cake. Basho has a very approachable menu for the average guest but also some more adventurous options for someone looking to try something new. Our favorite part of the entire meal was probably the pork belly steamed buns. They were incredible and the best either of us have ever had.
We got multiple rounds of drinks and they were all delicious. My water glass was never close to being empty and the table was cleared appropriately. Service was efficient but never made us feel rushed at all. We'll be back soon for sure!

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B
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi was fantastic, the cocktails were yummy but on the lighter side in terms of alcohol. However the sushi was great! Will definitely go again

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D
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basho is a great place for sushi as well as other great Japanese favorites. Nice atmosphere and service that is always excellent. Good value and a great location in the Fenway neighborhood on Boylston Street.

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C
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the place. The food is excellent - the grilled calamari special was outstanding. There are several people who work there who have been there a long time, and they remember me and greet me accordingly. It makes me feel right at home.

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PL
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the soft shell crabs - yummy. My friends first time trying sushi and although she did not like the seaweed salad, she enjoy her sushi

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HP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, amazing!! Would return in a heartbeat!! Amazing rolls we had... fresh, tasty, and delicious. and the price was very decent... especially compared to The Hamptons and NYC where I'm from. The service was great, wait staff super friendly as was the hostess stand. Nice crowd. Great location for our dinner before seeing Pearl Jam at Fenway Park. Wish they had one of these here. Thanks!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was yummy!

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AF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I enjoyed a delicious meal before going to Fenway for a concert.

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R
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dim sum options were really good! Also, be sure to try the highball cocktails

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HD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were a party of 8. We sat for forty minutes without even being served the drinks we ordered. No even took our orders for food.

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JM
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was excellent. Attentive service; interesting menu and sushi dishes that were excellent. Only downer during dinner was not from restaurant, but from Open Table. Open Table sent email before I finished dinner indicating I failed to keep reservation - ruined all the fun.

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E
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and just spicy enough (especially the soft shell crab), and the service attentive without being intrusive. A nice, calm spot for dinner with a friend.

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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for a large group including kids

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MK
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great find in the Fenway area. Sushi, excellent Dim Sum and an amazing Katsu Donburi. We'll be back. The service was excellent as well. Really great before a show or a game in the Fenway area.

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AB
Berkshire
31 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were great and our waitress could not do more to help us. Would definitely come here again.
Only issue for us were the people at the front desk who were really unhelpful and miserable.

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CA
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Must try the tuna tartar. Fantastic! Summer roll was very good too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my dad here for his birthday! The rolls were very good and the spicy edamame was tasty. I personally loved the crazy roll, which consisted of shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, and spicy mayo. Portion sizes were great as well! Casual and cozy place to fulfill a craving for Japanese food.

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R
New England
404 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went after a Red Sox game. The food was tasty and service good. It is a funny/odd space but pretty quiet which was nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and service was efficient.

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OT
New England
110 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! Our server Joy is awesome as is the sushi!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and good service! I like that I can easily go and get a table but sometimes wish it was a bit more lively

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ER
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at Basho, excellent service - would absolutely go back

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The pork belly steam buns are awesome. They should have a dozen offering. 1338 roll and seaweed salad also very fresh and tasty.

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