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Basho

287 Duckworth St., St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (Downtown)
709-576-4600
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Ranked #47 of 302 restaurants in St. John's
Price range: $25 - $99
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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72% Recommend
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dropped in with the wife for dinner, didn't have a reservation, however, they very kindly managed to squeeze us into a nice corner. The service and atmosphere were both first class. The wine, Peter Lehman Merlot, at $25 for 500ml, was reasonably priced for St. John's. I had the filet mignon, and frankly it was the best steak I have... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Basho's came highly recommended by friends from St. John's so we decided to give it a try. We had a large group of 16 so we called ahead for reservations and were assured that they could accommodate our large group. We had to give a credit card number which would be charged $50. per head if we did not show... More

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St. John's, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

great sushi, drinks, and menu. Cool atmosphere. A bit pricy but you have to pay for exceptional food. The drink menu is a must try.

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Lindsay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We chose Basho based on prior reviews and an urgent need for sushi. We were really please. The food was superb... an amuse gueule of candied sweet potato, salmon and tuna tartar (one of each), makis, tempuras... could not have asked a finer meal. Our waitress Ashley was very good and attentive. The host took my child on a tour... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This restaurant was highly recommended by Yelp, so I was excited about trying it. Upon walking in, I instantly loved the decor! The atmosphere was great. I sat upstairs at the bar where Matt, the bartender, totally planned my meal. I told him I was hungry and he ordered for me! I was not DISAPPOINTED at all! Locals joined me... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellent foods, excellent service. Waiter was beyond handsome. We have a half dozen appetizers so we could sample a lot of the different dishes

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St. John's, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

sushi was just ok. Not worth the price. The worst: SERVICE! The waitress was nice, but not efficient. Very slow getting drinks. Waited over 15 minutes for a second glass of wine during out meal. Asked for extra soy sauce....did not come until 15 minutes later when we were all clearly done with our meals. When paying, left a tip.... More

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St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great meal, excellent sushi, fantastic service. Very memorable and can't wait to go again! Would highly recommend...

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St John's
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Delicious food, great service; sweet, friendly and spoke to you on a personal level and we trusted our waitress' input and interests in the food. The atmosphere is one I love to dine in and I cannot get enough of their delicious food. I will be returning time and time again. A St. John's must!!

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St. John's, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I held our company Xmas Social upstairs on Dec 11th, over 100 people attended, everyone loved the evening with an incredible array of food, great drinks and wonderful service. Every time I go there it's a memorable experience!

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