Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.6
619 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The volcano roll is a must try

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Server was good, but he was the only one so it took a while for us to get our drinks though food was served

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fernando
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good the drinks were great the service was a little slow but they were also packed

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 5 of us for lunch on Saturday. The staff was friendly and efficient. The windows were open so the ventilation was great but it was a little chilly so bring extra layers. The food was amazing as usual. From the pork belly steamed buns, to the sushi and sashimi and the bento boxes....the food was all excellent. We love Basho!

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vipShellBells
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food. Met a friend for lunch. He was late, and server was very pleasant, did not rush me. Delicious sushi.

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vipWesley
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Basho! Amazing food, great space, great food, and service is absolutely phenomenal.

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MattF
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date night of the pandemic post vaccination and as always, Basho never disappoints. I’ve lived in Brookline for 12 years and since they opened, it’s one of my go to sushi staples. Always amazing food with speedy and attentive service!

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MikeR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun spot with excellent sushi, creative rolls, and other menu items...good drinks too!. Staff were upbeat and very accommodating. Near Fenway so also good spot pre or post Red Sox game. Will be going back.

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joanied
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the staff was so nice! loved it! thank you

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AimeeM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The speciality sushi rolls are TO DIE FOR! My sister and I LOVED the crunchy roll, the 1338 roll and the Phoenix roll. Absolutely delicious!

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David
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience overall!

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Cristinac
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service times just right. Food is always mad good. Can’t go wrong with their cocktails, very balanced 👌

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vipMargoS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fresh sushi with very good rolls and menu options at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food! Will be back.

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vipREK1
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was excellent. Enjoyed Basho very much and will be back.

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Robyn
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basho never disappoints. The food is always fresh and the service is excellent. The outdoor patio has also become a favorite spot for dining during the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Fun drinks too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was average.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at basho was a pleasant experience. The food overall was very good, with a wide selection of sushi rolls and other dishes. I’d recommend the Phoenix and crazy rolls off their sushi menu.

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vipWldct1995
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terribly slow. Food was just ok.

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vipDavidB
New England
118 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last time I was here was in the summer and still has a great spot and Charm for great sushi to choose from. I highly suggest anyone in the area should come and see what’s there to offer, from other places I rank this a top 5 sushi spot on Open Table!

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vipFoodieNinja
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Place has really changed. Ambiance is certainly nicer, however, the food quality has gone down. For the amount paid, the sushi was just okay.

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vipLiorL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very solid sushi place. Fish is fresh, sushi rolls creative but still mainstream enough to please most.
My friend got salmon teriyaki and it wasnt great, just good. So stick to sushi there altho hot appetizers are excellent. Hot sake is cheap and very good.
I recommend this place def.

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EllieC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Didn’t like that we got charged for desert given it was someone’s birthday (most restaurants give the desert for free). Also cocktails were overly priced. Loved the ambiance and food was delicious. Overall I would definitely go again and do recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Average nothing special solid

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our group lunch, for 14, was very enjoyable. Service was very friendly and efficient and the food excellent.

JP
JoseP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice food, nice place, nice service

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JessicaL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food

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CAPH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. We enjoyed a really nice meal before a Red Sox game. We will be back again.

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vipDCC87
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place with very good service. Sadly we were the only two people in the place so tough to judge the ambiance and the squid on the sushi roll we ordered was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not the best sushi I have had.

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viprobby
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waitress had too many tables but food was fine. Sorry they took eggplant off the menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter first Red Sox game.

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vipKarenA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal with creative sushi and terrific service for a group of 7!

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CarolL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience. The food was great and so was the service.

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vipMick
New England
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location, and the food is great.

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NikolaK
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. I got sushi and a cocktail and a sake. I liked them all. Very interesting Cousy interior. Nice location

JJ
JanJan
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed it. It was nice before we went to an event in the Fenway.

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MadeleineO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried chicken wings and sushi rolls were incredible!

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vipadam
New England
123 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent meal here the other night. The sushi was very good. We also tried the shrimp and shiitake appetizer, which was good, large shrimp, but a bit too much mayo on it in my opinion. We also got a yellowtail appetizer with jalapeño and it was a bit disappointing. For $14 we got 4-5 very thin slices of yellowtail, with a slightly too thick slice of jalapeño on top and very little sauce. The jalapeño completely took over the taste and flavor of the dish. We also tried the udon soup, which was fairly basic (just noodles and broth with a side of 2 shrimp tempura and 2 broccoli tempura. That was it. The tempura was a bit heavy and soggy, not light and crispy. I also asked for some chill powder for the soup and all they had to offer me was shiracha. There is also something just a little off about the atmosphere. The lighting is too harsh or bright. The music was rock and roll and there was a paint night going on in the restaurant. All of these things did not add to the experience. Nothing was terrible, but I prefer many other places.

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You can order delivery directly from Basho Japanese Brasserie using the Order Online button. Basho Japanese Brasserie also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Basho Japanese Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 262-1338.

Basho Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.