Sadly since the SBB stopped renting the restaurant space to the most longstanding and well loved Japanese restaurant SAKURA - which closed and was never replaced by anything that could even mildly compete, Basel was not the place to go for sushi. Switzerland being landlocked this doesn't really come as that much of a surprise. Sushi options in Basel: Noohn is really overpriced, the guys at the Marktplatz whose name escapse me - are better than Noohn, good enough to sit and eat and watch people walk by, fine in fact, but if you really want something that will make you smile then Wasabi is the real thing.
I am glad someone else put a rating in for them - it's probably the only real sushi in Basel - Japanese run - the quality is always perfect, and consistently sliced into morsels that like in Goldilocks porridge story are never too big nor too small but just right.
The rice is also always perfect, some sushi places serve you slightly mushy rice, or rice that has been stored in the fridge and a bit hard which is inexcusable. Not wasabi - with the Japanese eye for quality this place serves you perfection.
Wasabi delivers the perfect marriage of rice and fish and charm. They also serve a couple different lunch menus - including one or two warm dishes - you can sit on a bench and eat there, but take note it's a take-away and not a restaurant. You can pop by here on the way home from the train station, good location, open till around 8pm. If you are in the coop across the road, don't get your sushi there, as if I need to tell you that, but cross over to Wasabi.
Only but is you HAVE to pay in cash, they don't take any kind of card - credit or debit, so if you are hungry you will need to go hunt down some money before you can walk off with your beautiful meal. Prices are what you would pay for sushi - if you get the 60 Sfr deal, you will have more than enough for 3 or 2 really starving eaters.
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