Basho Japanese Brasserie

4.3
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602 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Basho is a Japanese word that is roughly translated as "location" or "a space where activities occur". It could be a family gathering, socializing with friends, or a business event; moreover, it could be the setting for an unforgettable experience. We call this setting "Basho".

Basho is a contemporary Izakaya brasserie where dishes are prepared in two separate areas: the principal kitchen and the sushi bar. Rather than offering individual starters and main courses, Basho serves dishes that are designed for sharing and are brought to the table steadily and continuously throughout the meal.

Your server will be happy to assist you in choosing dishes, such as our Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice Appetizer, which is highly popular or our specially crafted 1338 Signature Roll. We are also conveniently located within the heart of Fenway. If you're ever in the area for a Red Sox's game, stop by! We are only a 2 minute walk from Fenway Park!

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Everything was average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at basho was a pleasant experience. The food overall was very good, with a wide selection of sushi rolls and other dishes. I’d recommend the Phoenix and crazy rolls off their sushi menu.

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vipWldct1995
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was terribly slow. Food was just ok.

DB
vipDavidB
New England
109 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The last time I was here was in the summer and still has a great spot and Charm for great sushi to choose from. I highly suggest anyone in the area should come and see what’s there to offer, from other places I rank this a top 5 sushi spot on Open Table!

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vipFoodieNinja
New England
18 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Place has really changed. Ambiance is certainly nicer, however, the food quality has gone down. For the amount paid, the sushi was just okay.

LL
vipLiorL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a very solid sushi place. Fish is fresh, sushi rolls creative but still mainstream enough to please most.
My friend got salmon teriyaki and it wasnt great, just good. So stick to sushi there altho hot appetizers are excellent. Hot sake is cheap and very good.
I recommend this place def.

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EllieC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent. Didn’t like that we got charged for desert given it was someone’s birthday (most restaurants give the desert for free). Also cocktails were overly priced. Loved the ambiance and food was delicious. Overall I would definitely go again and do recommend it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Average nothing special solid

JB
JohnB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our group lunch, for 14, was very enjoyable. Service was very friendly and efficient and the food excellent.

JP
JoseP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Nice food, nice place, nice service

JL
JessicaL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and good food

CA
vipCAPH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. We enjoyed a really nice meal before a Red Sox game. We will be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place with very good service. Sadly we were the only two people in the place so tough to judge the ambiance and the squid on the sushi roll we ordered was over cooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Not the best sushi I have had.

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viprobby
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Waitress had too many tables but food was fine. Sorry they took eggplant off the menu

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Daughter first Red Sox game.

KA
vipKarenA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with creative sushi and terrific service for a group of 7!

CL
CarolL
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice experience. The food was great and so was the service.

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Mick
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the location, and the food is great.

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NikolaK
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place. I got sushi and a cocktail and a sake. I liked them all. Very interesting Cousy interior. Nice location

JJ
JanJan
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed it. It was nice before we went to an event in the Fenway.

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MadeleineO
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fried chicken wings and sushi rolls were incredible!

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vipadam
New England
118 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Decent meal here the other night. The sushi was very good. We also tried the shrimp and shiitake appetizer, which was good, large shrimp, but a bit too much mayo on it in my opinion. We also got a yellowtail appetizer with jalapeño and it was a bit disappointing. For $14 we got 4-5 very thin slices of yellowtail, with a slightly too thick slice of jalapeño on top and very little sauce. The jalapeño completely took over the taste and flavor of the dish. We also tried the udon soup, which was fairly basic (just noodles and broth with a side of 2 shrimp tempura and 2 broccoli tempura. That was it. The tempura was a bit heavy and soggy, not light and crispy. I also asked for some chill powder for the soup and all they had to offer me was shiracha. There is also something just a little off about the atmosphere. The lighting is too harsh or bright. The music was rock and roll and there was a paint night going on in the restaurant. All of these things did not add to the experience. Nothing was terrible, but I prefer many other places.

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MarkH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The service was not good for this type of restaurant, the waitress messed up our order. We ordered chicken wings, 2 rolls and another dish. We never got the last dish and this was a simple order and can’t even get that right. She never bought out the soy sauce for the sushi until I ask for it. We ordered the fried ice cream and it was soggy and gross. The waitress never came by to ask how everything is or else I would have mentioned the soggy fried ice cream to her. I would not return back to this place and would not recommend it to my friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It’s expensive but good.

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vipEmteeare
New England
43 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent range of dining options, all of high quality in a very pleasant environment. I was disappointed to see that a favorite of mine, Okonomiyaki, was listed in the menu but has been discontinued as an option. Very rare to find it in Japanese restaurants yet an interesting and somewhat different dish than most.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Met here with a group of friends before a show at HOB. The food was really good and fresh. Limited GF. Miso soup and the mixed drinks were the favorites.

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vipFoodie
New England
42 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Basho is excellent for Sushi. We had the Fried Ice Cream; however, they fried it in the same oil they fry fish in and it tasted like fish. Very bad and made us rather ill. Beware of their fried foods, but the Sushi and Sashimi are excellent.

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vipDiningDiva
New England
55 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were fine. A little pricey.

DI
vipDadInTown
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! We go every time we are in Boston.

GT
vipGTuv
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Very Limited gluten free options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Fresh fish, good drinks, excellent agedashi tofu

SG
SamanthaG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We came here for my boyfriend's birthday and we weren't disappointed! This was our second time here and it was just as good as the first time. The steamed pork belly buns are unreal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
132 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another 10/10 at Basho! The gyoza , summer roll, fried rice and Basho boat exceptional! BEST sushi around and delicious cocktails! Joy us doing an outstanding job managing!!! Can’t wait to return!

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kriseha
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Waiter was busy & it was a Saturday night, but took so long to place an order. Was given an attitude when asked about the drink menu & she seemed SUPER rushed and in a hurry. We got a large sake to split and only came with one cup, then took 10-15 minutes to get the 2nd cup. Waiter split soup on my phone, leg & table and we had to chase him down to get a napkin - he didn't even notice. Then they knocked the utensils out of my friends hands when she was mid-bite on accident, didn't even notice, and we had to chase them down again to get a replacement for that too. Food wasn't the best but did the job. Waiter was confused & came back twice to ask about splitting the check even after we gave two cards and said we "wanted to split it". Saturday nights are busy yes, but I'd probably never come here again or recommend it.

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vipPaulS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was off. Our appetizers came after our main meals.

JM
JulianM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff who were very helpful with arranging the table to suit our party, first class sushi, my favourite dish a mackerel starter, interesting twist on the rolls with some quite spicy, sort of a Szechuan take on Japanese food. We thought the bill very modest for this quality of food.

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Delicious
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basho never disappoints! Every time we come to Boston we eat here...always delicious. We got to try the new dim sum offerings, awesome cocktails and an amazing rice bowl! Our waitress was fantastic as well...she knew the menu in and out, giving us recommendations that were on point.

DV
DundyVazquez
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, good service but drinks and food takes a little too long to come.

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Basho Japanese Brasserie does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Postmates. Basho Japanese Brasserie also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 262-1338.

Basho Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.3 stars by 602 OpenTable diners.

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