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287 Duckworth St., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-576-4600
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Indialantic, Florida
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177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank myopinioncounts23
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Emma V
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good fusion of Japanese with western food. The menu is very interesting and the dishes have not yet disappointed me. The bar style seating upstairs by the window is a good option to break the more formal sit down if there are two of you. The music downstairs can be a bit noisy.

Thank Michelle O
Toronto, Ontario
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I ate at the upstairs bar for dinner on a Saturday evening. Only seat I could get since the restaurant was so busy. The sushi and sashimi was very fresh. Service was good. A bit pricey, but I find it's worth it when the fish is fresh. One of my favourite spots to eat in St. John's.

Thank TorontoCouple763
Toronto, Ontario
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Basho restaurant is an amazing restaurant. Made a last minute reservation and got in. Had amazing blueberry and basil, nectarine, kiwi and strawberry martinis. Sushi was fresh and their spicy tuna is amazing. Service was good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. However if you have a larger group, book ahead.

Thank Maria P
Alexandria, VA
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279 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Basho makes delicious sushi. There were 7 of us and we got to enjoy a big assortment. The sashimi and rolls were especially good. My one complaint is that we ordered whatever the chef wanted to fix for 7 people, and there was way too much. So, if you want a great assortment, I'd recommend doing this, but tell them... More 

1 Thank nkdp
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had the spicy salmon roll which was supposedly very spicy daily special, but after adding significant wasabi, the heat wasn't too prominent despite the impressive roll. Also enjoyed tempura which had a relatively light batter which didn't stay on the seafood so well as expected. As a main, the filet mignon was cooked perfectly and the teriyaki Demi glacé was... More 

Thank Matthew Stephen W
Newfoundland, Canada
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had heard much about Basho and finally had occasion to go there for a birthday celebration. The service throughout the meal was very good. My sampling of the appetizers was promising...both the Tuna Tartare and the Cod Cheeks were delicious. However, my main was disappointing. I thought it impossible to go astray with the Rack of Lamb but I... More 

Thank France2007
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Sure you think it is a sushi or Japanese restaurant but it is a delicious fusion. My wife and son had the sushi and I had the halibut. They thought the sushi was the best they ever had. My Halibut was great. All dishes had top notch presentation. Good martinis Desert was goat cheese, cheese cake and was interstellar.

Thank Robert B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I ordered the greens salad, the sushi platter and the goats milk cheesecake. The sushi was fresh and the salad was great, but the cheesecake was a definite highlight - original and delicious. My only complaint would be that there was a long wait for the sushi, but the servers were all friendly and professional.

Thank L H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?