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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Mediterranean, Lebanese
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705 St-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W3, Canada
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
Great beef!

Rice was fat grained. Lot of options. Quick but there might be a huge line. Very very casual type of place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sherbrooke, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basha offers a good variety of food at good prices. The food is delicious for a quick bite or a sumptuous lunch / dinner. This place is a must to visit.

Thank Komalkoko
Sherbrooke, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rice was fat grained. Lot of options. Quick but there might be a huge line. Very very casual type of place.

Thank ckanand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We love their food . I wish there was a basha restaurant in NJ. I would go everyday . It's delicious . Love it love it. And the view of St Catherine is so nice to watch while you are eating.

1 Thank Janine P
Los Angeles, CA
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156 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Possibly the worst I've had. There are lots of options in the area. Keep looking you'll do yourself a favor. We asked for the Kefta (ground beef), it was way over seasoned and dry. The hummus and salad were decent, as was the water. Service is cafeteria style. And boy is it pricey! Over $30 for two dishes and two... More 

Thank RDMWorldTravel
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had to take takeouts for our train trip/s, we took platter with Rice and shwarma... It was awesome... it crossed all our limits.... If I did not leave Montreal on that day, I would have gone back couple of times... Well, will look forward to come back to revisit any time soon....

Thank SabbirC
Montreal, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

In a city like Montreal, with a substantial Arab community, Arabic food is plentiful. So, there is no reason why you should expect anything less than authentic and good. Unfortunately this is neither. It is neither authentic, nor good. The shawerma I had was bland, unseasoned and obviously the wrong type of meat. And the sandwich was missing a whole... More 

Thank Amhelmy
Westmount, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wow! for Garlic lovers i should say you should try BASHA potatoes with garlic sauce .its wonderful .it's fried potatoes with some chopped grilled vegetables!

Thank eshirvana
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visiting Montreal for a conference and was grabbing a bite in the Eaton Centre food court- this was the only place that looked healthy, fresh and edible. But I was shocked- its absolutely amazing Middle Eastern food. They prepared it fresh in front of me and its all beautifully spiced with lots of gorgeous salads and vegetables. The beef is... More 

Thank Heather F
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A small group of us ate lunch at Basha recently, and it was another terrific meal from a cuisine that we ordinarily might not have tried. The food was all prepared right in front of us and came out very fresh. The Combo Basha was excellent with beef and chicken from the spit, rice, awesome potatoes, salad, hummus, garlic white... More 

Thank RyryE
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I used to eat at Basha at least once a week when I was a student in Montreal. The variety of food is quite large, you order at the counter and take the tray of deliciousness to a table. Their coffee is great, the tahini sauce is wonderful, and the servings are quite large. The desserts are great too, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 705 St-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-284-4272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.