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About Basho Japanese Brasserie
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!
Boston, MA 02215
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
Jersey St & Kilmarnock
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offering catering for private and corporate Events. Please call the restaurant for further information and 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.
Kenmore Square (Green)
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Basho Japanese Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
It is not that easy to find a location with excellent food a fun atmosphere, which still allows for conversation at a table for six. This is the place. The sushi is authentic and good. The ambiance is is lively with good acoustics, which allow for discussion and conversation around the table.
I was really wanting to try Basho, as I live close to it and it looks pretty, spacious and nice inside. I went to have lunch there with 2 other people. The miso soup that came with the lunch was the best thing we had. The rolls were good, but not better that the average; the chicken teriaky was very dry and the rice was tasteless. I don't know if it may be better at dinner time, but I'm not willing to try.
Besides the food, service was great and ambiance too.
Went here for a first date. Made a brief mention that it was a first date via Open Table and from the time we walked in to the time we left the staff was extra friendly and kind to us, ESPECIALLY our waiter Joseph.
Although my choice of sushi was so-so, everything was especially fresh. Red spider roll was delicious. The signature drinks were also made with care. My lotus flower gin drink included fresh cucumber.
Joseph was very friendly and even included a complimentary desert for us.
I would definitely recommend this location.
Food was great, service was lacking. A lot of attitude from the servers. Sticky water glasses. Never received water refill. Every time we asked a question whether it was for food ingredient or a box to pack our food, it felt like we were burdening the servers.
Basho is generally high qualty and a cut above the typcal Japanese restaurant. Best menu item is the miso black cod. The toro sashimi is also good, but at $18 is a lttle pricy. My favorite is chu toro, but they seem to often be out of it (0 for 3 in my past 3 visits). Shame.
My girlfriend and I ate here for an early dinner on New Year's Eve, and it was practically deserted. There were maybe five other tables occupied the whole time we were there. Despite that, we were seated right in front, right next to a giant window overlooking...a really ugly street? A run-down USPS garage? Bleh. We asked to be relocated to one of the many, many empty booths (or even a table farther into the actual restaurant), but were informed that every other table was reserved. Hmm.
To make matters worse, it took probably ten minutes to get the attention of a waiter. And this is in a practically deserted restaurant. Once we did get her attention, she was very apologetic, and the night went smoothly from there. The food was definitely great, but if the first impression is everything, Basho absolutely dropped the ball.
So we were coming into town to see Book of Mormon at the Colonial...and there was no question of where we were eating, even though it was a bit of a hike down Boylston. Our server (I think her name was Brittany?) was very helpful, suggesting some appetizer choices as well as a couple of rolls we probably wouldn't have tried on our own. Appetizers (shumai and gyoza) were delicious - I could have eaten them all night. The four rolls we got were fantastic, as is the norm here for us. Everything about this place is so good...cannot wait to go again!
This was our second dinner here in two weeks-it was that good! We came the first time for sushi, then back the following week so my boyfriend could try the Korean BBQ.
Steamed buns are an absolute MUST...we tried all 4 types over the two visits and the shrimp and duck were our favorites.
Sushi is awesomely good and their specialty drinks are very tasty.
Management keeps an eye on the floor, not hesitating to pitch in when it gets busy.
We can't wait to visit again!
When Basho first opened, it was amazing. A neighborhood gem, a hot spot, and a place that made you feel special. However, in the years since, it has definitely lost its luster. Service is slow and very blasé, the menu hasn't changed much, and the place seems to have stopped trying.
Note to Basho: please regain your original energy and passion.
We went here for a co-worker's birthday and the food is great and moderately priced. Good atmosphere and the people were nice.
The only downfall is that the service was pretty slow. It was our table of 10 and a table of 3 at lunch time and it was still very slow.
Other than that everything else was good. You can bring your own cake and candles and they will bring it out after the meal, just be sure to tell your server at the beginning of the meal.
Going to Fenway Park before a ballgame, getting a very good meal and making it to the park in time for the opening pitch can sometimes be challenging. Yet at Basho, my son and I were able to eat very good sushi and Japanese fare withiin an hour. We shared a scorpion bowl which was only filled up three quarters of the way. It was delicious and worth the price. When we had a second one, we asked the waitress to make sure it would be filled up. It was and added a nice compliment to our dining experience. We shared house-made taro chips and shrimp/vegetable temopura for appetizers. They were served promptly and were savory. Our sushi entrees included two rolls ( one with lobster tempura and the other with toro ). Both were filling, scxrumptious and quite affortdable, In all, I think Basho was a very enjoyable dining experioence, and I would definitely recommend it to friends or anyone else.
We chose this restaurant in between meetings because of its location. We ordered classic sushi items, as much as possible, but the menu had relatively few. And there were a couple of surprises: An eel handroll was served cold, and the spicy tuna roll contained crunch.
The miso soup was very good, and a large portion; the side salad was just fine; and the rest of our sushi was very good. We liked our waiter and the hostess.
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