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  3. Distance: 0.41mi
  4. Distance: 0.59mi

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
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
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Special Occasion (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Fun (10)
Authentic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Cozy (9)
Spicy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious, as usual. Customer service is always excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent meal, service and portions!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent service.....our server was amazing, she was fun and prompt.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The menu has so many options! Noodle dishes, rice dishes, choice of protein. Then there is the sushi! You could get just the sushi, but then I would have missed out on trying something new from the Thai portion of the menu. Basil never disappoints with the variety of options.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It's always a wonderful experience eating at basil wonderful customer service great food served promptly never a problem always love returning

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great prices and great service. Food was hot and delicious

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Will definitely return very good dining experience. Noise level probably higher than normal quite a few homecoming parties for local high school students. Food was very good. Sushi delicious!! Would recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Was awesome except for excessive noise level in dining room!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Best place to eat in canton ohio

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Best Asian Cuisine ever. Thanks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best Fusion Restaurant in the US, period. Being in Canton is no accident. Fantastic experience!

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

There is nothing better then Basil. It really works for any occasion big or small. It’s my friends and families ‘go to’ Place. Please never leave lol my husband and I love it. We love reserving a table via your website. It’s so easy and everyone is so kind and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Basil seems to be slipping. The service was slow and our meals weren't at the spice level we requested. The Thai cashew didn't come with cashews and the server said that they were out,but then she brought uncooked ones to the table. Not the experience we had become accustomed to.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Birthday date night

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food and service are excellent at the downtown Canton location. Always a great choice for Thai food. The Green location does not compare to the downtown location. Downtown is awsome.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Dinner was fantastic as always.
We like the bar side the best because of the fun atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Basil is always a great place to dine. The food is high-class at reasonable prices. We always have excellent, punctual service and an overall quiet place to enjoy each other's company. A gem for downtown Canton!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Amazing service! There is nothing better then a knowledgeable waiter and a business that also takes note as to what brought you into their establishment that evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Second time in the month of August we visited. Nicola was our server again, and she is great. This time we had three friends with us for their first visit to Basil. For some, it was their first time eating sushi;-) The Shaggy Dog and other special sushi were delicious. Try them. Everyone had different drinks, apps and entre and everyone liked everything. I had Pad Thai and there was so much I took half home for dinner the next night. Lots of shrimp and chicken and a great flavor. Deb said the house wine was delicious. I like the pomegranate ginger mojito, myself.
Definitely give it a try. I know we'll be back.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We loved basil! We went for our anniversary date night and the food was better then expected and an overall great experience. The only thing I would change is the drinks were a little too sweet. But that's just preference!
Definitely going back!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our server checked with us frequently and couldn't have been better. We eat here about once a month for lunch and are fans. Unfortunately, last Friday two of the three entrees were a disappointment, lackluster, not bad but a little boring. I would say any establishment can have an off night, and we'll definately return.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Basil's is an excellent choice for great food, drinks, and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

nice atmosphere and great menu choices. Pricing is good and the overall experience was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great go to restaurant! Love the variety of dinner choices! Never had a bad meal here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Spicy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was our first time at Basil our food was great and our waiter was great. We will definitely be eating here again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

WOW! We went to Basil for our anniversary and it was amazing. Nicola, our waitress was exceptional, there when you needed her, but not hovering. Recommended a special sushi roll (spicy dragon) that was wonderful. My husband had a chef's special that was a fish dish and I had the Korean BBQ Beef, also a chef's special. We did a little surf and turf and tried each other's dinner. Loved them both. For desert we split a tuxedo cheesecake. DELISH and not too heavy.
If I had one complaint it was the $2 additional fried rice instead of white/brown. It was OK, but next time I'm going to just get the white or brown.
We sat in the window and so had a view of the diners on the sidewalk eating area. They seemed to be enjoying the weather and the food. A couple of them looked to have ordered the Pad Thai which looked awesome and such a huge portion that everyone took some home.
Basil is in an old brick building and as such there is a little noise when the place fills up, but not so much that you couldn't hear those at your table. The bar area looked fun and I had a pomegranate and ginger mojito that was out of this world! Well, OK, I had two.

Thanks Basil and thanks Nicola for making our 41st anniversary a memorable one.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Pleasantly surprised had not been to downtown canton for many years and Basil was great example of city revitalization. Three old friends reconnecting over dinner was so enjoyable due to great service, food, and surrounding. Love that so much of original interior was preserved. Definitely will be back and recommend to friends!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

2nd time eating at Basil, same great service and food both times. Great atmosphere and one of the best spots in Canton for sure.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food is unbelievable. However the night was crazy busy and service extremely slow. Also super loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I had Grouper Mango something or other. The sauce was cold and the Grouper had way too much breading on it, and there was way too much of it. The sushi Ihad before dinner as an appetizer was dry and tasteless. For what we paid for two dinners and one drink, it was not a good value and I will not return.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food as always! We try to go weekly and are working our way through the menu. We've loved everything we've tried!

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Unfortunately I made reservations, but when we got there our table was given to someone else. Fortunately they had a table for us in 5 min. The food was excellent. I had the best Kung Pao that I ever had. The server was prompt and we had a great lunch.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious Asian food, in upscale area. Arts district in downtown Canton a happening place. Plenty of parking, spacious dining room, and large adjacent bar area. Wait staff very accommodating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We have always enjoyed Basil, but we're beginning to see "warning signs". The last few times we've gone, we've noticed a delay in the timeliness of our server coming to the table & water glasses being refilled. It's still one of our favorite choices (we eat out 2 or 3 times a week), but have seen restaurants get "sloppy" before. I hope they tighten things up again going forward.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Have visited Basil many times, but this time it was a "father-daughter" dinner.
My wife hates sushi but my daughter loves it and this gave me an opportunity to try a variety of Basil's sushi dishes. IT WAS EXCELLENT - and my daughter thought it was terrific!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Went to this place before a concert. Right next to the Palace Theater. Unusual food combinations so I tried something I never heard of before. Nice atmosphere and pricing was very fair.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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