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Basha

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Lebanese
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705 St-Catherine W., Montreal, Quebec H3B 4W3, Canada
514-284-4272
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Dining options: Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fantastic food & value

We had dinner tonight at this little Lebanese place that promptly featured "vegetarian" on its sign. You order most of the food from a kind of buffet line, & the man who was serving us was super flexible & patient. For instance, my son wanted 3 falafel patties & a plate of potatoes, & that's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2014
Albiart
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Seattle, Washington
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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 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had dinner tonight at this little Lebanese place that promptly featured "vegetarian" on its sign. You order most of the food from a kind of buffet line, & the man who was serving us was super flexible & patient. For instance, my son wanted 3 falafel patties & a plate of potatoes, & that's exactly what he got. (Careful... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cheap, tasty and great variety. Oh did I mention FRESH? Stopped in for a quick bite while shopping at the RESO in Montreal....So good! The line was very long because it's great. I had the shish tauck but the shwarmas looked fabulous too. For $10, I hate a huge plate that had rice and meat, potatoes, a salad, hummus, garlic... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

So cheap and good, I got a giant plate with so much good for $10, you can't beat it, i will continue to dream of this place as I do not live in Montreal.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The falafel, and shawarma sandwhich were really good. It was inexpensive, delicious, and close to my hotel.

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Ajax, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

They have a couple of Basha restaurants along St. Catherine and they are both on the 2nd floor with great views. I think that this is a very good if not the best Lebanese restaurant with a great view. Food is not expensive and their servings are almost good for two. They are also clean and pleasant to dine in.... More 

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Montréal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I had been to this place a couple of times two or three years ago, and thought it was quite delicious. What a disappointment to return with a friend, order shawarma platters and get funky meat served on a pre-prepared plate that seemed to have been on the counter for a couple of hours, with dry hummus and soaked salad.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Just like my Teta Molokhia! Simply tasty & generous portions!!!!! Cant wait to go back to Montreal just to have it again! Nice location & great prices! Lebanese cuisine at its best! Everything was fresh & the kitchen looked very clean!

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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: 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.