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“Highly authentic Japanese cuisine”

BA Sho Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #150 of 229 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

I first experienced authentic Japanese food in the late 70's as a native San Franciscan. Ba Sho meets authenticity on all counts - the simple, restrained decor, the Japanese ladies serving the tables, the precision and creativity of a traditionally trained sushi chef, and a lengthy menu with some non-Americanized selections. Coincidentally during our Saturday evening visit, about half the patrons were Asian (mostly Japanese) - a really good sign in an ethnic restaurant. With the trendiness of sushi since the 90's, I have run across a lot of pretenders. Ba Sho is totally genuine.

Atmosphere: nondescript strip mall location; basic, no frills Japanese decor; also two tatami rooms (requires reservation)

Food: the menu selection I saw online looked promising for authenticity and has many a broad variety of selections (additional a la carte menu of unique Japanese selections is available); all of our raw fish selections whether sushi or sashimi were full of the texture and subtle flavor of fresh fish; i ordered the Basho Dinner Box Deluxe to sample several items (Unagi, potatoes, pickled veggies, sashimi, omelet); the only item that was merely good rather than excellent was the tempura due to the tempura batter similar to what I make at home out of the box; chirashi was excellent with the more trendy large bowl presentation rather than the traditional lacquer box

Service: efficient in that Japanese way; tea cups were kept full and warm (a mark of traditional Japanese and Chinese hospitality)

BTW, the menu's statement of "NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE!!" is also very traditional Japanese (but not Chinese)

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Well lets just say that the service is below standard and no one can speak english. I went in to tery the food and it had little to no taste and the menu showed no creativity.

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Thank rvs222
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Open for lunch and dinner, this little gem hidden away in the Dublin Festival Center facing Sawmill Road, is always a spot for great sushi. The food is authentic and tasty and skillfully prepared. The decor is traditional, a bit plain but elegant nonetheless. The service is polite and prompt, nothing less than what you would expect.

It is a little on the pricy side, but you certainly get what you pay for.

And seeing as it's around the corner from me, writing this review reminded me how good it is...sushi for lunch anyone?

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Thank WaywardGeorgian
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

This place was so good, I went twice during my week stay. The sushi was some of the best I've ever had and as fresh as you can find it anywhere! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and great prices throughout the menu round out the rest of the details. Highly Recommended!

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Thank Heliav8r
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

We dicided to visit based on other reviews. We were not disapointed. Spider roll,crunchy shrimp roll,spicey lobster and spicet salmon roll were great. Also tried some of the noodle bowls which were also very good.

Thank glp4bama
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