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359 Blackwell St, Ste 220, Durham, NC 27701-2478
+1 919-797-9728
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
359 Blackwell St, Ste 220, Durham, NC 27701-2478
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We had a pre-game earl dinner at Basan, at the urging of friends..and had a very pleasant experience. The host and bartender (who later became our table waiter) were welcoming and attentive. Generous pours on the drinks, good suggestions from the special menu, and we...More

Thank chuckiek
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Great food good portions Molly was a fantastic server. Coffee not great bud bread pudsiing made up for that.

Thank PastorDDC
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

To be honest, I think the host set a negative tone when we arrived. We had no reservation, but it was only 5:00pm on a week night and there was honestly one couple at one table. The place was empty. He said they were booked...More

2  Thank BerkeleyMom2017
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Basan always has good food, and is a great place to eat before DPAC or a ballgame. The vegetable trio is a favorite with my husband and me, and the vegetarian sushi rolls are a favorite with my husband. Yummy desserts!

Thank Ophelia Rose d
Reviewed December 13, 2017

We made a reservation before going to the DPAC. The restaurant is very close to the DPAC. We were seated immediately and the service was very prompt. We ate a few sushi rolls and a salad. It was very tasty.

Thank shirljennings
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Our family of 4 loved it for about $120. I love sushi with a side of asparagus, but my family preferred the traditional teriyaki chicken and rice. We all were satisfied and raving about the volcanic chocolate dessert. It was a perfect appetizer for our...More

Thank TerriBrady
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Here are the good things about Basan: the dining room is pretty, on a nice night you can eat outside and the patio with picnic tables is very pleasant, the service was good and the wine by the glass is generous. Unfortunately the food ranged...More

1  Thank Holly R
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This was our second visit, after a couple of years. The restaurant is located next to DPAC, the Durham Bulls ballpark and the Aloft Hotel; parking is available in the hotel parking lot, but you might want to stay away when there are performances or...More

Thank David S
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

Tried both and food was very good. Had the sesame tuna entree and it was delicious. We also had several rolls. Very convenient to ball park- they had a very diverse menu. Definitely recommend!

Thank RegRegan
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Went on a Friday around 5/530, inside was not busy at all and we were seated immediately. The restaurant design is extremely sleek. Great location right by the DPAC and behind Durham Bulls Stadium, and an easy walk to downtown bars (we finished our date...More

Thank Abby C
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Susan M
May 21, 2018|
Response from BerkeleyMom2017 | Reviewed this property |
We did. The gentleman who sat us was no longer around so we asked our waitress if she could explain why we sat at the bar when so many tables were available. She simply answered that she had no idea. I asked if the gentleman... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 359 Blackwell St, Ste 220, Durham, NC 27701-2478
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-797-9728
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Quality food made by passionate chefs: That's what Basan brings to the Bull City. Basan's modern Japanese cuisine, complete with intriguing appetizers, entrees, unique sushi rolls, an extensive selection of sake and more, highlights the best of Japanese cuisine in upscale yet comfortable ambiance. Whether you're stopping in before a show at DPAC or are planning a private event, you're sure to be impressed with our fresh seafood, beautifully-crafted offerings and enjoyable atmosphere.
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