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Hegenheimerstrasse 35, Basel 4055, Switzerland
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Ranked #76 of 374 restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $33
Cuisines: African, Asian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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74% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The food is very basic, definitely not worth the price. Maybe I am a bit harsh here with the food, being Chinese myself I would say the food is not authentic Asian food at all, although I know it is branded as a "fusion" restaurant....

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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Maybe 3 stars is harsh, but the general ambiance and slow service have let it down. The menu is quite brave for Basel, and whilst the menu is both varied & interesting, the meals were a little bland for my tastes. Maybe 3.5 stars is a better reflection.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We were there about half a year ago and we enjoyed everything; the food and drinks were great, the service was really good, the owners were there attending the clients and we found the restaurant outstanding. Last week we finally managed to go again and unfortunately this time we were disappointed. The service was really slow, we ordered first a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We loved this place. Tasty food and fantastic service. We asked for the surprise menu where you get to taste a little bit of everything and loved it. They even ask you if there is anything on the menu that you really, really would like to have on the menu and they make it happen. The menu consists on very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Maybe the restaurant changed hands? Service slow, drinks mostly sugar water and made incorrectly (very unusual/Bad taste), food was smothered in syrupy too sweet sauces, service slow, inattentive (but polite!). Overall very disappointed in what used to be reliably good food and drinks. For the price we definitely won't risk it again.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Just to make it brief: Very slow and inattentive service - food not of high quality (menu card mentions that the meat served might contain antibiotics or hormones - very troublesome for such prices) - no theme specific atmosphere; decoration is a mixture of different styles/cultural backgrounds - tried to charge us more than we ate - my wife had... More

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Mark S, Manager at Asica, responded to this review

First of all we'd like to apologize for your bad experience in our restaurant, we'd also like to apologize to your wife if she felt sick. Please give us a call, we'd like to know what she have eaten that night, for us to be able to correct our failure.It lies in our concern to give you back the money... More

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164 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Asica is a fair taxi ride out of the centre of the city, but well worth it. A unique fusion menu of African and Asian cuisines. Simple bistro decor, music set at a nice conversational level. The owner happily explains the menu options. Really liked the use of candle warmed trivets when the entrees and sides were served. One of... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Our meal was great, from the beginning until the end. Very good quality ingredients, superbly cooked. Service was really nice, engaged in providing us a good experience. We will definitely be back.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have gotten used to the high prices of even average meals in Basel so this interesting and unique restaurant caught my attention. I found the food to be priced fairly and there were a few things that Asica has going for it that not too many other places in Basel do. First, if you like to try new things... More

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