Basil Asian Bistro

4.6
560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 560 People Are Saying
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PB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

This is the 3rd time this year. Always had a good experience but this one was BAD. Service was terrible and we felt like were doing you a favor being there. Will re-evaluate for 2019. Not very happy this morning

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S
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a little slow at first, but the food was really good. The sushi is always amazing. Will definitely go back.

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C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is simply amazing. Our server was so well informed on the menu answering every question we had to educate us on the sushi and he was attentive and friendly. The food was incredible. It was a great start to our evening as we were Moving onto the theatre next. Canton is very lucky to have this gem!

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AT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant itself was very nice, and the food was amazing. Or server Micheal although very nice was not attentive we had empty water glasses and received our appetizers way after we were served our meal. Over all I would go back again maybe for lunch not dinner.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with the food and service. We eat here often and have never had bad service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Basil has an extensive menu that includes sushi as well as authentic Thai entrees and appetizers. The service was attentive but rushed. The restaurant is quite loud and conversation difficult. Food was good and the restaurant is very convenient to the theatre.

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KH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place and the food is wonderful!

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HC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Canton. Great food, great service, great owner. We love it.

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B
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our server did an amazing job! My husband loved his Pad Thai and he’s very picky!

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t
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always delicious food!!! Service a little slow though.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place was packed before the Lindsey Buckingham concert, but our server was attentive and made sure that we were out before the show started. Definitely going to be back for the delicious food and a Mai Tai.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I seriously recommend this place to everybody whenever they ask about Asian cuisine in the Canton area. I love the sushi, and the Thai food is pretty authentic. My fiancé and I went here for a date night. We ordered a bottle of the house Sauvignon Blanc, a sashimi platter, a tofu dish, and a beef dish. We topped the night off with a fried banana dessert. Everything was AWESOME! Our waitress was great, and we actually had the section to ourself for most of the night. We’ll definitely be back!

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LB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Asian cuisine! Best Nigiri and Sashimi outside of Tokyo.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great date night!

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EJ
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar - Chris & Laura were attentive and the food was great

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B
Chicago
159 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Girls weekend outside Canton, OH. Basil was recommended so we tried it. Excellent recommendation. We split numerous appetizes and all were very good. All the veggies were fresh, combination of meats and veggies were good and tasty. some were spicy but not overly. We all loved the experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Place a reservation 5 days in advance, I was disappointed to sit first table inside the door-noise level and congestion at the door was intolerable. Server had a yelling fit with the two gals that helped him serve, bullying is not acceptable in my circle. He made 6 mistakes with our order.

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1
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Very enjoyable experience!

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Basil Asian Bistro was a perfect start to an evening at the Palace Theater for the Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert. The food was wonderful & the environment was festive.

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JE
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service at a great downtown location.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service food & ambiance always good.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was delicious as always! Service was great. Always a good time.

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ER
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Everyone very friendly. Yummy food served hot and quick. From out of town and wanted to eat at a neighborhood restaurant. Great quality food for the price.

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a
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We have eaten at Basil many times and it was generally good. last night my pataya shrimp, although it had many shrimp, was tasteless as was my friends lo main and my wife’s pineapple dish which had 2 microscopic pieces of pine apple with a generic sauce I doubt we will be back soon

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DB
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil hits it out of the park every time. Menu is a great mix of Pan-Asian cuisines and delicious, fresh sushi. The Pad Thai is remarkably good. Meant to bring some home for dinner but couldn't stop eating it.

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience to dine at Basil’s. Food is great, service is great, and the variety of entrees is excellent! Great place!

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Out of four of us, three said their meals were very good. Unfortunately, the chicken in my Crispy Pineapple dish was very tough. Very unusual and disappointing.

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KB
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food as always! Avocado curry and coconut rice are my favorite

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were absolutely outstanding. The owner was actively involved in setting the mood and setting the example. Outstanding team of servers. Eating at Basils was a real treat and we will certainly come back whenever we can.

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BG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great experience here and I will be back. Food was indeed slap.

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CA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We got seated on time for our reservation. The waiter was pleasant and very efficient. Our food came out promptly and correct. The food was excellent!! I would definitely recommend this place to other people

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DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Generally we love Basil. It can be loud when busy but the ambiance is nice and food is consistently good. On this night their computer system was down and all servers were lining up at one computer for order entry, checks, etc. it was extremely slow and not pleasant before a Show. We had to really rush and barely made it even with sitting down 1.5 hrs before curtain!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

There was a hair in my food. The server replaced the food, but I still had to pay for everything. Management offered me a credit, but only after I gave a bad review. I doubt I’ll be back and I will no longer recommend this restaurant to others. The restaurant isn’t terribly expensive, but I paid way too much for hair in my food and mediocre service.

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EJ
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil is always great. Chris & Laura do a great job at the bar!

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TE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

I got the stir fry with chicken and was very disappointed in the chicken, it was really dry, other than that our party enjoyed their dishes.

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service are always amazing. The only thing I don’t care for is the noise level. It’s hard to have a normal conversation with a small table of 4 people. I can’t imagine it being much fun with a party of more than 4. That’s really my only complaint about the entire place. Everything else is amazing.

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CS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Dan was awesome. He went above and beyond.

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil consistently delivers, the food is always excellent, our server was outstanding, the atmosphere is urban unique. I wanted to take my brother, who I seldom get to see, to a place that I knew he would enjoy and love the food. When I don't want to take any chances I chose Basil because I know I will always have a very positive experience and always have quality, delicious food. Whether I'm in Canton or Hamilton-it's my place!

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RH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil's is my favorite Canton restaurant. The food, drinks, and sushi as well as the staff are awesome!

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Everyone had a different dish and they were all delicious. Try the curry fried rice... I couldn’t even finish all the food!

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