Basil Asian Bistro

4.7
502 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
The Ly family welcomes you to Basil Asian Bistro in Downtown Canton. Many of our recipes are inspired by Pacific and Southeastern Asia, featuring gourmet offerings of spicy Szechuan to Thai curries and captivating sushi. Prefer more traditional dishes? Choose from 23 stir frys, including favorites like General Chicken and Moo Goo Gai Pan.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Southeast Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(330) 452-3888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luong Ly
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Catering
Please speak to any of our managers to arrange off-site catering and events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th St NW
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Public transit
Parking in rear. Street parking is free after 4:00 and on the weekend.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout
What 502 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed the food. Waitress was great

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our food and our service was fantastic! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Wide variety of great options on the menu. Great appetizer section. Food well prepared, presnted with fine service. A great place for a great meal with reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We frequent this restaurant. No gripes here.
Excellent every time. Will go again.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Nice look, nice wait staff. Food was disappointing. Quite bland for Asian cuisine.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is what I call a "good" restaurant...the food was good, drinks were good, service was good, but nothing was like "OMG...awesome". So I would go back , and I would recommend. It's loud so it is informal..good for groups.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Dined before an event at the Palace Theatre with friends and family.
Food was delivered promptly but not too quickly so we could enjoy some time together without feeling rushed.
Food was presented as ordered and was delicious and hot.
Server was attentive without being noticed which we appreciate.
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

One of my favorite places. Good friends, good food, good drinks what more can you ask for?

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The Siam curry was very good & on the hot spicy end of the spectrum without being too hot. The tilapia, however, was not very tasty. Service was attentive but pace was uneven.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Generous portions!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Basil's food is fresh and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Talon, was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food and exceptional server Mike!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Delicious food with lots of diet options. Great service and ease of making reservations. We always enjoy ourselves when we have dinner at Basil's. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent as always! Best sushi around and pleasant staff that makes you feel comfortable!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food and service

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The taste and quality of the food was disappointing. The hot and sour soup was extremely peppery, which overpowered all other flavors. The breading on the calamari was too thick and the dish rather bland. The quality of the honey chicken was terrible. The sizzling Mongolian steak though was very good and the only saving grace. The steak was especially tender and well cooked. The service was fine - our waitress was attentive and pleasant. I really liked the restaurant itself. The décor was very interesting and well done.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Although the food at Basil is excellent, our service was subpar. We made reservations for a party of six, and our waitress took half of our drink orders, and then never came back for close to half hour. We had to go up to the hostess to see if she could ask them to find our waitress to come get the rest of our drink orders and order appetizers . Our appetizers ended up getting “lost” according to our waitress, and we didn’t get them for another 30 minutes.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Spicinest of food is always cooked to order!❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Amazing food, friendly staff. My wife and I always have a great experience there. We love our neighborhood restaurant, Basil!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always so good

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful located in downtown Canton, inside is everything you expect out of the old downtown buildings. The food was great. A perfect setting for our date night. We will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a great night and a great meal. My table was ready when I walked in!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

great for dates

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Our host, Talon, is welcoming and friendly. He and his family have the best restaurant business in town! We frequently dine here. We enjoy the atmosphere, drinks and the food is always fabulous!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Basil is always amazing. Yummy drinks and the best sushi! Love the TJ Roll!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. The noise level due to small dining room size was a bit much.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We had a group of 6 and our table was ready at time of reservation which is always a plus! Our server was very friendly, attentive and checked on us frequently. We have dined at Basil dozens of times and the food is consistently enjoyable - we'll be back again soon!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food, even better service! We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is amazing, service can be slow to start at times but never all that bad. Food is always hot and fresh.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Kitty Cat was our server and was so fun. She made our experience even better!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My wife and I met some friends for dinner Friday night. We had never been to Basil before and were very excited to eat here. They had a good craft beer selection to start the night. The menu is large - in addition to the regular menu they have the sushi/shashimi/roll menu. We ordered off the roll menu and really loved the three rolls we split between us. Before dinner we had the edamame and the chicken satay. Both were excellent. On the side I got their sweet coconut rice. This was basically dessert. It was so awesome I brought some home for my kids. Overall we had 2 beers, appetizers, extra side, 3 rolls and with tip we were into dinner for $87. Not bad honestly. Will go again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Melissa our server was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic food as always. Quick service. Great place to eat before seeing a show.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great ambiance, awesome chef and servers and the food is delicious! Such a good time, thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always FABULOUS!! Absolutely one of our favorite places in Canton OHIO!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Canton. They have amazing sushi and different Asian dishes, but also “normal” recipes you would get at typical Chinese restaurants for the less adventurous. Love the special martinis. I’ve never had a bad wait staff. Thanks for the great service!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Phenomenal Asian food, great service, but a bit noisy though we could still carry on a conversation at our table. Will definitely go again. Recommend reservations

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The dining experience was very nice. Our attendant michael was very attentive/professional. The food was very tasty. We will certainly come again and will recommend the place to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The Siam curry is magnificent (always ask for a spoon so no sauce need go to waste), and the service makes the evening a genuine pleasure.

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