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Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.5
538 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Korean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-3:00PM
Lunch: Saturday-Sunday 12:00PM-3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday-Wednesday 3:00PM-10:00PM
Dinner : Friday-Saturday 3:00PM-11:00PM

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Phone number
(617) 262-1338
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
We offer private dining options from 10-50 guests.
18% gratuity is included for parties of six or more people.
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Private party contact
Carina Wong: (617) 262-1338
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Catering
We offering catering for private and corporate Events. Please call the restaurant for further information and details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jersey St & Kilmarnock
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Parking details
Basho offering validation for parking within the 1330 Boylston garage off of Jersey Street for up to 3 hours for $4, every day, even on game days.
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Public transit
Kenmore Square (Green)
Fenway (Green)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
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4.0
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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious and service was efficient.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I had much higher expectations after seeing generally positive reviews on here and on other sites. The food was extremely disappointing. After seeing that the restaurant was empty I decided to go for "safe" options instead of ordering things I normally would, which turned out to be a good idea. My salmon sashimi was OK. Like absolutely just passable. My spicy tuna roll was extremely dry and had, inexplicably, and without being described on the menu, stale, crushed up panko crumbs mixed in with the tuna inside the roll. It was really not good. The edamame the waitress recommended with the 'spicy sauce' came covered in a sugary, vaguely spicy sauce that was really unpleasant. The pork bun was OK, again, barely passable. For a cool looking spot with a good-sounding menu, it was really a bummer. Definitely not worth going out of your way for,

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Best sushi AND service in Boston!!! The “boat” was absolutely delicious AND beautiful! Best fried rice around!!!
Outstanding ! Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Birthday dinner, family night out. Great atmosphere and fantastic service. Best items: Noochi Roll, Top 10 bites of all time, oh my! Great sushi. Didn’t love Agedashi Tofu (bland), and Summer Roll (average). Hot Pot (didn’t love the cheese added inside), but the rest was good.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

really not good food was overcooked. Service was bad. and decor was poor. Will not be back

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our waitress Joy was amazing and very helpful and so was the other waitress with short hair and the rest of the staff. The food was amazing! We had the soft crab, calamari special and the tofu and we ordered a few of the special rolls (all amazing!) a little more expensive than other sushi places but totally worth it. Alcoholic drinks weren’t so great but maybe just our taste..

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

very ordinary , nothing special about the food, flavor , seasoning, preparation of the non sushi items. sushi eaters said there's was good

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Good value

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

From the moment you step into this restaurant, i was struck by the ambiance and the friendly
host an hostess that greeted us. Our waitress was professional, knew the menu and was friendly and quite sweet during our whole dining experience. This is a definite repeat restaurant to eat in. The food presentation, tastes, quality and quantity was beyond exceptional.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Original well prepared tasty sushi, attentive waitstaff

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service outstanding!!! Our server Jessie was knowledgeable and extremely attentive! Excellent evening! Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

One of the few places open for Christmas. Accommodated our group of 8, including a toddler. Good food and good service.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

I would have rated it 5 stars except for the for the $50 sticker shock for the unfiltered sake we had that night. The waiter could have pointed out the selection in the bar menu but she just nodded and slapped us with the most expensive unfiltered sake. Bad move! Last year we had the unfiltered sake variety that came in a blue bottle for $35 but alas we will never know if that one was available, will we.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic! Our waiter was very helpful friendly and attentive. Food was delicious! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

If you're looking for a tasty, fresh, and fun place for sushi, this is it. Get started with the spicy edamame and go from there. You won't be disappointed.

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1.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The server needs a lesson in hospitality. She was intrusive, rude and unfriendly. Felt rushed the entire meal, even though restaurant was not busy. Our waters were cleared before we were done....

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

They tried to seat us in the big dining room but it was fairly empty and dark so we opted to sit in the bar area. We ate on the early side so I'm sure the place filled up after we left. There was a small but very good wine list with a great American wine , which most Japanese restaurants don't offer. We go to Nobu in NYC and London quite often and I would say the food is on the same par.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was great. Food was really delicious. Great variety.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

they were able to accommodate our vegetarian requests with substitutions. my daughter thought the teriyaki dish and miso soup were extremely flavorful, while my husband and i enjoyed the fried rice and rice bowl. It was so good that we were in pain from overeating. the service was pleasant and attentive

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3.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Chinese style sushi, not Japanese. Okonomyaki really disappointing for $12, with a muddled, overly salty sauce. Chinese dishes were better, but hardly nuanced or authentic. Not strong values at these price points. Service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Food and drinks were great. The server was a bit confused and kept forgetting, changing the orders around.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

I go to Basho often, before Red Sox games. The food at Basho is fresh and a great alternative to the relatively heart-unhealthy food at Fenway. The service is nice and the food is consistently excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Eaten here many times but not since they changed management. The FOOD was great. Service was the problem. We had no idea who our Waiter was. One person led us to a table. Another took the Order. Another brought the Order (but not exactly what we has ordered). We had to ask someone else who was passing for what was missing. Another cleared our table. We had to ask a Busboy for more Tea which he brought us. We then asked the guy who seemed to be in charge that we needed more Ginger and Wasabe which is what we had placed with the original order. It took 10 minutes for someone else to bring those items. We asked the "Manager" for the check. Someone gave us the check........we completed it and had to wave the Manger to take it which he did. After what seemed like 15 minutes the Manager was seen handing the credit card bill to our original waiter whom we hadn't seen since placing the Order. Someone else brought back the receipt. Seems like they have diversified the whole experience of dining there instead of developing somewhat of a relationship with you Waiter.
For me it was a turnoff and I wont eat there for a while. Maybe good for transients who don't know better. But if this persists....stick to the 15% tip....or no tip.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent choices, great quality, impeccable service. Overall very good experience, worth repeating.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2017

We had a delicious dinner here before attending a Red Sox game 2 blocks away. It was easy to get a reservation. The place was quiet and it was easy to converse with our friends. The sushi and scallop plate were superb. The waiter even made a dish not on the menu for one of our party. We will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

This is a comfortable place to eat, fun casual with a hint of upscale tech. Drinks are reasonable, with some interesting twists. Similarly, the food is basically sushi, but also has some twists on the usual. The miso soup was more substantial than most. I'd recommend the pork bun, the shumai (with a tasty topping, not the usual soy ginger sauce), the Phoenix roll, and, for those who eschew raw fish, the shrimp tempura roll. The spicy tuna roll and spicy yellowtail hand roll were both good, but could have had more fire. Service was efficient casual, and the waiter did a good job explaining some unusual items - and the manager stopped by to make sure that everything was okay too. The four of us in our party all enjoyed our meals and definitely would go back again. This is a place that you could stop in for a quick bite at the bar, or spend a whole evening at a table trying a variety of items.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2017

We came here to have dinner before going to the House of blues for a show. The restaurant was spacious and because of the high ceiling I could even hear from across the table. The drinks and food were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive. The owner/manager came to our table to greet us. That was nice!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2017

I have been a very enthusiastic fan of this restaurant for quite awhile. In fact, I'd go out of my way just to get a steamed pork belly bun.

I only dined there a few weeks ago, and as usual, had a top notch experience. Recently, I brought a new group of friends to try the restaurant, and was quite disappointed by the new menu, offering and pricing model. Food portions and quality seem to have taken a step back, but prices went up. Two of our cocktails tasted as though they were mixed with the wrong liquor. My friends had no reference to compare because they'd never been before -- but all parties were underwhelmed.

We didn't say anything at the time because it was apparent our waiter was trying to adjust to the new food menu as well and seemed a bit scattered. But when I saw the price of the bill and reflected on the quality and taste of what we ordered, it was not worth the investment.

I shall considered visiting sometime in the future -- and will simply hope I experienced an evening of growing pains and not the new standard for Basho.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Would be nice if we saw the waitress more. Never got a refill on a water. wasn't allowed to change one of the sushi rolls in the basho boat that my girlfriend and I did not like..A bit bizzare. and we always come to basho...but disappointed

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Went there for Valentine's Day dinner with my girlfriend and it was incredible. Excellent sushi and very fair prices. Would absolutely go back again!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Basho is Douzo's sister restaurant..And what a great find in the Fenway! The food is fresh, the drinks are delicious and the staff is super friendly. They have a new menu so check it out! Great place to also kick back and have a few drinks as they have a late night menu

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1.0Dined on February 8, 2017

It was too loud and our server was extremely distracted

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2017

My boyfriend was served undercooked pork, and after we brought it up, our waiter awkwardly took it back with no apology. When we brought this up, we were only met with a terse apology. The "fried chicken" was a meager portion of what looked like bufalo wings. Food was very underwhelming and would not recommend, and the slow and awkward service was not of any help.

With that said, drinks are good! And not terribly priced. Overall, I would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2017

Great food great service relaxing atmosphere in a great location

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2017

FOod was delicious, service not great. After receiving two wrong dishes we were served the correct order which, again was delicious. A bit frustrating to wait so long for not one, but two, incorrect dishes. I am willing give them another try because the food was excellent once we got it!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Our experience at Basho was amazing! Our waitress was very sweet and warm and helped us select our dinner. They entire staff was great with our 3 year old toddler and accommodated her dinner selection. The restaurant is well decorated and we look forward to returning soon!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Good scallion pancake, shumai, liked the beef bulgogi. Very friendly attentive waitress. Sushi maybe not very special

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