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Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.4
525 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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Cross street: Jersey St & Kilmarnock
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What 525 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

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

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Reviewer (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 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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Spongebob 
4.0
Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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Rossy (New England)
5.0
Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined 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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Didi (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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vipmammallama (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 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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vipneedbigpants (Houston)
3.0
Dined on October 2, 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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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Jersey St & Kilmarnock
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(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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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)
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine