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Restaurant Minamoto

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Schwarzwaldallee 179, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 686 55 45
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often go to Minamoto, mostly at Lunch Time as it's right next to my workplace. The food is always amazing and at Lunch they also have some Lunch deals. Last friday I also went for Dinner and again it was great! Food is absolutely delicious and the Staff is very nice & friendly. As I stayed for a longer... More 

Thank Claerli
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This restaurant is a good Japanese restaurant in Basel. Have visited twice in the last six months for work purposes. Each time the food was very good and not just sushi, there are udon/ramen noodle dishes, donburi dishes, curries, etc. It's a little expensive, but then so are most restaurants in Switzerland. Only small issue on both occasions was that... More 

Thank bitcyber
Basel, Switzerland
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The food is tasty and nicly arranged but prices are quite high. Stuff is friendly and tries to help choosing the right dish. It also have takeaway for a meal at the Rhein during summer. and you must try the cocktails...

Thank 2014geni
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Decided to try it out with a couple of friends. Food was very good, pretty decent ambient. The staff seemed over worked, meaning the service was quite slow and poor. Don't think I'll be back too soon.

1 Thank stevenrp
Chris N, Social Media at Restaurant Minamoto, responded to this review

Dear Mr Stevenrp We really need to apologize. It was never our aim to make a bad impression. Could we offer you a dessert for the next time, as sign of our good sake. Please contact us on info@minamoto-restaurant.ch and ask for Mr Bürgi. We hope to welcome you soon. With best regards Your Minamoto Team. More 

Brasschaat, Belgium
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Billed as a japanes restaurant they certainly do not dissapoint Luckelly they only offer one sushi roll as a starter and the rest is different styles of the japanese kitchen They offer a clearly stated menu (in english luckelly) so you can choose from a broad offering Dishes are well balanced and flavoured and are certainly big enough I was... More 

Thank Dirk d
Singapore, Singapore
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2015

I visited this restaurant only because I felt like having a simple dinner and so I only tried one bowl of chashu ramen. The waitress/cashier was very welcoming. This is a Monday night at 6.30pm and there were only 3 groups of guests. The restaurant is rather large. Wasabi peanuts were served as appetizers. The ramen came in less than... More 

1 Thank Richard T
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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130 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with colleagues for a dinner. Restaurant is approachable via public transport and car, parkhaus opposite the restaurant. Good food, many choices and some vegetable options too.

Thank KMAOmar
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

My title sums up the two things that I like very much about Minamoto. I just had lunch there this week, and I love the Vegetarian Curry with lentils. In case you like white interior then you should reserve a table in the white area of Minamoto, everything is white, I love it! The service/ waitress was super friendly and... More 

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Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Despite the surrounding area of German train station looks more like Eastern Germany than mount Fujiyama, the minamoto is real and nice Japanese restaurant, not one more sushi bar where you eat expensive rice with a tiny bit of fish on top, but rather a place where you can eat tasty Japanese food, drink good sake and whisky.

1 Thank dbv_nzkc43
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2014

Despite a somewhat confusing menu (mainly Sweizerdeutsch) the helpfulness of the waitress and recommendations from the chefs helped this be a memorable meal - tender tuna sashimi (best I've tasted outside Japan) very crisp and tasty tempura, high quality beef and pork shabu-shabu, Asahi Dry beer - perfect experience and an excellent light alternative from usual meaty /cheesy Swiss tradition.... More 

2 Thank Colin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Schwarzwaldallee 179, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 686 55 45
Minamato bedeutet Wurzel. Mit unserem Konzept distanzieren wir uns vom Convenience-food und kochen Frisch, unverfälscht und im Einklang mit der Natur , eine cuisine du marché, die mit ausgefeilter Schnitttechnik, kurzen Garzeiten bis ganz roh der Natur ihren Respekt zollt. Gerade deshalb ist die japanische Küche leicht, bekömmlich, reich an Vitaminen, Proteinen und unzerstörten Fasern und Zellen.Minamoto begeistert die Gäste durch leckere japanische Gerichte, welche dem europäischen Geschmack entsprechen.

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