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Basil Asian Bistro

4.6
487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pan-Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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 487 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was delicious and service was spot on! Love the Green Dragon Martini, very festive 😀

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had a horrible experience. I have gone often and am appalled at the way I was treated!
We had a reservation two days prior and asked for a specific table to accommodate my growing pregnant belly and my friend who is quite large.
And I even called ahead and was told table was ready for us and we could have the bigger space. Most tables here arsqueezed on top of each other.
I knew we wouldn't fit comfortable. Yet when we arrived they had given our table away! So there we were smashed up against a guys chair entire time.
In about 25 mins the table was open that I first reserved. And I went to hostess to ask to move us. She never once would even make eye contact with me which is beyond rude. Kept starring at her computer screen.
Her response was even rude and disrespectful. She said so you have been here an 1 and you want moved. No actually only 25 mins and you gave our table away... Still never looking at me. She yells at me and says well then I will move all my reservations for you. Really??!! All you have to do is the folks you were putting at our table again just put at the table we were at.
Stop being dramatic and had you done your job in the first place this would not be an issue.
Never had such rude service before in my life. And to be yelled at when it was your mistake!! So sure you will get good food but not with the staff.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Meal was great as usual. Everything here is great!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fast service. Friendly.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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