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About Basil Asian Bistro

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.

585 Market Avenue North
Canton, OH 44702
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Sushi, Southeast Asian

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

Cross Street:
6th St NW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(330) 452-3888

Website:
http://basilcanton.com/

Catering:
Please speak to any of our managers to arrange off-site catering and events.

Public Transit:
Parking in rear. Street parking is free after 4:00 and on the weekend.

Executive Chef:
Luong Ly

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Takeout

Basil Asian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Fun (12)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Spicy (10)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Romantic (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
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People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, as usual. The acoustics in there are awful, though. I could not hear conversation from my companion across the table for two.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Meal was great as usual. Everything here is great!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Once again, we had a great dinner. We had fun and the food was great. For me their best dish is the Bannock Fish.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our table was ready a few minutes after we arrived and everyone was very pleasant. Our food, drinks and service were outstanding.
We loom forward to our next visit with friends and family.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Basil is a great spot for groups or dates and it is so nice that they take reservations on open table and never make you wait. Even when I have called being a few minutes late they never make a big deal of it and are always accommodating. The setting may be loud for someone who wants quiet.

Tags: Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Since we were there on a first Friday I think having a few more staff would have been a good idea. Diamond was very nice but i think a little overwhelmed.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

My wife and I went for our date night. This was our third time coming here. This has quickly become our go-to date spot. My wife has a dairy allergy and they cook with a lot of coconut milk so she can get almost everything on the menu. The food is amazing, the service is always stellar and we love the ambiance and downtown location. I highly recommend any of their curry dishes, the Thai Dumpling app or the General Tso’s with fried rice. Haven’t had a bad dinner yet. Easily the best Asian cuisine in the Canton area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I always get the Korean steak and it was top notch, as always!!! The martini’s were perfection. The decor, hospitality and good was amazing! My favorite restaurant in downtown Canton!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good Chinese menu. Price was fair. The restaurant was too loud to even carry on a loud conversation. No theme to the decor. Can use 4x the amount of foam sound dampeners on the walls.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Got together with friends for my birthday and to just spend some time relaxing. Everything was wonderful as usual! One of our favorite places to eat in Canton!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fast service. Friendly.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The night we dined was a busy night in the restaurant, with many activities occurring nearby. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The service was great throughout. Where the experience fell short was in the wine and the sushi. We ordered a Malbec wine and it stated somewhat sour, as if it had been poured from a bottle opened days ago. The sushi we ordered (Philly roll and Volcano roll( didn't pack the taste we've enjoyed at other venues. My entrée of spicy garlic fish was good but not great.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservations made was easy. We knew it was going to be a busy night, however we didn’t anticipate that we would feel so rushed to eat. My Hibachi rice that is always my go to was very blah- none of the usual vegetables included- just rice and chicken. Appetizer came at the same time as the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I've been to Basil many times. I truly love it -- once I am seated. But, on the last two occasions, despite the fact that we had reservations, we still had to wait upwards of 30 minutes to get our table. In a normal circumstance, this might be okay. But, when we're holding tickets for a movie or play -- dinner then becomes rushed -- despite the wonderful efforts of the servers who try to "make up" for the delay with outstanding customer service. Our intention to order appetizers and drinks was also cut short -- making our dollars spent a bit less than if we would have had more time to really savor our meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a waitress that was not engaging and forgot to bring me chopsticks until I was done with my food. It was disappointing that a simple request was too much for her to follow through with. To be honest, the food there is not as good with a fork.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Can't go wrong with this place. One of our favorite places to go too. Food and sushi is always great!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had an office holiday dinner. It was very delightful and the food was amazing along with the excellent service!!! All in all it was 10 out of 10!!! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great meal as usual! Love the spicy garlic chicken!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Good place to dining - casual, specially the best service in all asian restaurants neat Akron Canton area. Food is not authenticate; americanized thai/japanese/chinese/korean foods.. Overall it is a good restaurant in town.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

As always the food and service was excellent.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been here before... never disappointed ... from the atmosphere to our Server... drinks and food... outstanding!!!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner!! The Pad Thai and Thai Spaghetti were both exceptional. Our server Michael was very pleasant and went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable. Would absolutely return!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Heard about Basil's from friends. Was intrigued enough to read reviews, check out the menu and make reservations for the coming week. Was not disappointed! Our waiter(Dennis) was exceptional and the food and drink was exactly what we expected! Will be introducing Basil's to others in the near future!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Came to celebrate an anniversary and the noise level was so loud we couldn't hear one another. Was so looking forward to a beautiful evening and was so disappointed. We ate and left quickly. Our waiter was not very attentive as he was more attentive to larger parties. Very disappointed

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

49th anniversary

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nice restaurant. Get place to dine with friends. Excellent cocktails

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I splurged on a rare date night - and Basil did not disappoint! We each ordered a martini (my 'French Kiss Tini' came chilled with dry ice that made it bubble!), a sushi roll, and an entree. Everything was delicious and we were stuffed by the end! We got the Spider and Dragon sushi rolls, and the Avocado Curry, and Szechuan Duck (portion sizes were generous; good value!). I enjoyed the Duck, but LOVED the Avocado curry as it reminded me of a dish I enjoyed back in my early college days.

Overall a terrifically delicious experience; we will be back! Thank you, Basil :-D

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Soooooo delicious!!!!!! The sushi and grouper were so amazing. I

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was great and came out quickly, server was awesome and the prices were average. Overall great experience, we’ll definitely be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was great, but there was not a lot. Our server seemed very distracted and only stopped at our table a few times during the meal. Also, water was spilled on us and not even mentioned.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Outstanding!!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was scrumptious! Cant wait to try the new one opening up in Hamilton, Ohio. That is much closer to home and more accessible on a regular basis.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Very good! My party of 6 got seated quickly and the food was out in about 15 minutes for all 6!! Waiter Mike was SO friendly and hospitable!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Spicy, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our group had a great experience. Our server was very attentive and patient. The food was good and the noise level was low enough we could talk among the six of us without raising our voices. We will be returning for another meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of our very favorite places for excellent service and fabulous food!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was fantastic. Great hot & sour soup. Very nice waiter as well.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service and food were both outstanding! Would strongly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is always excellent, but this last time in, it was extremely loud. we were in with another couple and it was difficult to talk across the table. There was a big table of people down the middle of the room, that may be why it was so loud. I hope next trip in it isn't so loud.

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is delicious ! He staff is friendly and professional. I’d recommend them to anyone .

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We LOVE Basil! It’s definitely the best food in downtown Canton! We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for delicious Asian cuisine!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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