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Basho

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287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-576-4600
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Carbonear, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Over all good experience. Had the "Scallops 3 ways" for starter they were good. I had the "Filet Mignon" for my main it was outstanding not a fan of the sides (green beans and white rice rolls). My wife had "California roll" and "Vegetable roll" which she also enjoyed. She had the creamsicle to drink which she loved I had... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The hands-on owner/chef has created a dining gem in St. John's. Sushi is a specialty, but it is not to be confused with a Japanese restaurant. Eclectic menu with a very fine staff, and great atmosphere.

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The food was first class as was the service.The server clearly enjoyed her job! The surf and turf starter was exceptional - nothing I could say to improve the quality of this dish. The sushi had rave reviews from all my colleagues at dinner. The fish specials (haddock) were very well presented and enjoyed. This restaurant also has a very... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Wow is apparently what I say as I experience Tak Isiwata's suishi and sushimi offerings. Mind you I don't, normally. close my eyes as I savour my food either. Having said that, I always tell people to go there for the steak! I have been 5 minutes trying to find the right words to describe Laura's goat cheesecake. My tastebuds... More 

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1 Thank Toby M
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Basho for a family dinner in December. The teriyaki fillet was incredible! They had a tune poke appetizer as a special, and it was the best I've ever eaten. The cocktails are fresh, innovative, and so delicious! Outstanding service and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend dining here with family, friends or co-workers. The upstairs lounge can also seat... More 

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Mount Pearl, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Basho is one of the premiere restaurants in St. John's. Very consistent and always delicious. Sushi is always fresh and handmade and their truffle fries are to die for.

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St. John's
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Most of our food was delicious. My lamb shank had great flavour but it was tough. Do not order it! I mentioned it to the waitress and she just shrugged it off. Our waitress wasn't bad but her service wasn't great. She didn't make an effort to top up our water or drinks. She seems a bit confused but you... More 

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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We eat out in St. John's a lot. This restaurant gives a consistently great meal with great service. Not traditional Newfoundland food, but great food with interest favours. Tuna tartar and sashimi are exceptional. Also their martinis are fresh and excellent. Make sure you get a reservation. Seating most nights are limited.

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Indialantic, Florida
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208 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went there for a wedding anniversary a group of six and it was great. This is probably the best meal I have had in St. John´s. We had both fish and meat and the dishes looked great and what I tasted was awesome. The service was great and the presentation of our food was super. Highly recommend

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1 Thank myopinioncounts23
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Basho is my favourite restaurant in the entire city and attended last night and was delicious as always!! Fantastic food, cocktails and service as always! Can't say enough good about this place, and ABSOLUTE Recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-576-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?