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Thu, 2/22
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Basho Japanese Brasserie

527 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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We offering catering for private and corporate Events. Please call the restaurant for further information and details.
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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)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 527 People Are Saying
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JMSOpenTable (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

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.

vipKristenM (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

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.

vipFenwayResident (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2014

Third time to Basho. Food has always been consistently good. Will be back again.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2014

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.

vipCarol (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 8, 2014

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.

vipSavvydiner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2013

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!

Keeke (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

Always love coming to basho. Great service!

vipFoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2013

We had some unusual and delicious dishes. Service was outstanding as was everything else in the restaurant.

hahnj (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2013

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.

vipmrpeabody (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2013

Great variety and superb quality sushi served by attentive waitstaff. Ambiance was wonderful for a romantic or casual night out.

vipAPAP (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2013

Fish is perfect, portions are generous.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 30, 2013

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.

vipLiaE (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2013

I think its some of the freshest Sushi in Boston! Service is always on point and renovation looks amazing! Keep going back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2013

The service and food continue to be great. I've never had any complaints!

vipJenS (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on November 16, 2013

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.