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Restaurant Basaal

#106 of 1,123 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE, The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 6888
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

What a fabulous restaurant! everything was perfect. Great service, fabulous wine and superb food. We chose a three course menu but becuase we wanted to share everything the kitchen took the time to split everything in two and serve it as a degustation. From the chicken liver parfait amuse to the cured goat, it was all wonderful. We ran out... More 

Thank KarijnM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We went to this restaurant expecting a nice dinner based on its reviews. What we received was so much more. From the charming owner who helped us every step of the way with food and wine pairings to the exceptional preparation of the food, everything was perfect. This is a must visit when you are in the city. It may... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice food but way too slow for a business meal. Staff were quite rude when we asked for our meal. Food was nice when it came.

Thank alfredpbaker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Great patient service, took time to translate verbally the whole menu from dutch to english to us. The service was efficient and the food came at just the right time. Very classy presentation of food and the food was delicious. It's more of fine dining so it's a lil bit pricy. Great ambience as well.

Thank Eong X
Otford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited late one evening for dinner. They kept the kitchen open for us and we had a lovely dinner - the food presentation was to a very high standard and well cooked. Recommended.

Thank simonfea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Modern Dutch food, made with locally sourced ingredients cooked well in a "simple" way. By simple I mean really well prepared relying on the excellence of the ingredients and the super cooking methods rather than a fancy sauce or purée which others might use to cover defects in ingredients and execution. Also service was good and they made a real... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

I tried their speciality dish - roast duck, which cost about 20 euros. It was a duck leg with bamboo shoots and fries. It tasted salty and a little sour. And I ordered a dessert - chocolate puffs with sherbet on top and some pieces of strawberry around, which cost about 10 euros. Both the main course and the dessert... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

The starter of chicken liver came as one dark arrangement of things in a sauce, all tasting the same. What the starter had too much of (sauce) the main course lacked. Rabbit with blood sausage, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes and a few bits of smoked sausage really needed sauce to bring elements together. Potatoes were really dry. Desert was an... More 

Thank Ennea
Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2015

Really nothing wrong with this place although a bit noisy ... Food was quite OK but nothing extraordinary. Service was excellent. The Hague has quite a few better places in this category (Le Bistroquet comes to mind but there are many others ...)

Thank Nicolas J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place and in the end it won me over.. The pate and toastettes offered on arrival were gorgeous and by the time I finished off the salted butter and soft bread I was glad I didn't order an entree. Unfortunately there was a mix up with my order so I waited some time for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $24
Dutch, Seafood, European, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague>  > Zuidwal
  • Neighborhood: Zuidwal
  • Phone Number: +31 70 427 6888
Restaurant Basaal has been based at Dunne Bierkade, one of the most beautiful canals in the centre of The Hague since 2001. Chef Bas Oonk has led the way for years with his culinary style on Avenue Culinaire, a range of restaurants and cafes on Dunne Bierkade, each with their own unique and international style. Cosy restaurant and terrace Basaal serves dishes from the European kitchen in a warm, contemporary and intimate atmosphere. The restaurant consists of the adjoined parterres of two small town houses. In the summertime you can enjoy dining on the spacious terrace with view on the charming Dunne Bierkade. Kitchen Over the past few years, Bas Oonk's kitchen has evolved into a contemporary, basic style using regional products. For several years, Restaurant Basaal has been a member of Euro Toques, a collaborative that focuses on the use of natural, and preferably regional and seasonal produce. In 2015, the Michelin guide awarded the efforts and consistent quality of Basaal with a BiB Gourmand. 'Bib' is short for Bibendum, the Michelin man, that awards a mark of distinction to eating establishments that offer an excellent meal for under 37 euros.

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