Two people and I took our friend out to Basho for a surprise birthday dinner. It was solid.
Basho's food was very good. Three of us ordered ramen (vegetable, duck, and pork), while the friend we took out got fried rice. Each order was solid. On the side I got a piece of toro. Very nice.
The service was solid, especially considering how we ordered a surprise cake (cheesecake harumaki) for our friends.
Ambience was alright. Dimmed lights were eh.
Overall a nice night.
While I don't think that the service was bad the past couple of years, there definitely seems to be a significant improvement. Our waitress was completely on top of things - very much present but not intrusive. The hostess station seemed very organized - there just seems to be a better air of energy and control.
Third time to Basho. Food has always been consistently good. Will be back again.
We have eaten at Basho at least a dozen times. Knowing that it is a sister restaurant to Douzo in Back Bay, you would expect comparable food and service. The food is always excellent, the service is inconsistent. Our waitress appeared stressed by the larger parties, or just annoyed. The manager on duty, extremely impersonal.
On Wednesday's, the restaurant has "painting night" - they use a microphone and the entire restaurant is noisy and disruptive. Certainly not a night to go for a great dinner with friend.
We came here for sushi , however the outstanding feature of our dinner were the appetizers. The eggplant braised in red miso melted in our mouths and had a garlicky/sweet undertone. Yummy! The baked scallop and black tobiko in a spicy mayo app was wonderful as well. The grilled asparagus, while done to perfection, was just "straight up", so to speak.
Unfortunately, the sushi, which we had made with brown rice was subpar...the rice was ice cold and made for an even harder texture than normal. Not yummy and not a nice texture. Too bad!
Always love coming to basho. Great service!
We had some unusual and delicious dishes. Service was outstanding as was everything else in the restaurant.
Overall the night was amazing. The quality in all regards was absolutely top notch stuff especially from the server, however, the sushi is not to be forgotten about quickly. My only issue with the evening was that the lights kept changing brightness multiple times. Other than that, again, the quality of both food and service were amazing and I plan on coming back.
Great variety and superb quality sushi served by attentive waitstaff. Ambiance was wonderful for a romantic or casual night out.
Fish is perfect, portions are generous.
Service was super slow especially since we only ordered drinks and sushi. We had to ask for things multiple times, seems like they could have used more servers.
I think its some of the freshest Sushi in Boston! Service is always on point and renovation looks amazing! Keep going back.
The service and food continue to be great. I've never had any complaints!
I have been to Basho twice now and each time the food is outstanding but the service is just subpar. The waitress and the manager could not describe the wine on the menu. So I ordered a cocktail, my second drink was the incorrect drink then after eating we waited 17 minutes for anyone to come over to us to ask if we wanted anything else to eat, dessert or even refill our water.... NO ONE CAME. We probably could of walked out and no one would of noticed. Needless to say we ate our dessert at another establishment.
However the food is just so good, I havent had a bad item yet on the menu. If you are patient enough I would recommend this place.