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287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-576-4600
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“sushi” (59 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (14 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Over all good experience. Had the "Scallops 3 ways" for starter they were good. I had the "Filet Mignon" for my main it was outstanding not a fan of the sides (green beans and white rice rolls). My wife had "California roll" and "Vegetable roll"...More

Thank 49fan1992
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The hands-on owner/chef has created a dining gem in St. John's. Sushi is a specialty, but it is not to be confused with a Japanese restaurant. Eclectic menu with a very fine staff, and great atmosphere.

1  Thank josephstack
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The food was first class as was the service.The server clearly enjoyed her job! The surf and turf starter was exceptional - nothing I could say to improve the quality of this dish. The sushi had rave reviews from all my colleagues at dinner. The...More

1  Thank rjdixon5419
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Wow is apparently what I say as I experience Tak Isiwata's suishi and sushimi offerings. Mind you I don't, normally. close my eyes as I savour my food either. Having said that, I always tell people to go there for the steak! I have been...More

1  Thank Toby M
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Basho for a family dinner in December. The teriyaki fillet was incredible! They had a tune poke appetizer as a special, and it was the best I've ever eaten. The cocktails are fresh, innovative, and so delicious! Outstanding service and atmosphere. I would...More

Thank Gastro-gurl
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Basho is one of the premiere restaurants in St. John's. Very consistent and always delicious. Sushi is always fresh and handmade and their truffle fries are to die for.

1  Thank Boyd C
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Most of our food was delicious. My lamb shank had great flavour but it was tough. Do not order it! I mentioned it to the waitress and she just shrugged it off. Our waitress wasn't bad but her service wasn't great. She didn't make an...More

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We eat out in St. John's a lot. This restaurant gives a consistently great meal with great service. Not traditional Newfoundland food, but great food with interest favours. Tuna tartar and sashimi are exceptional. Also their martinis are fresh and excellent. Make sure you get...More

1  Thank Aza12345
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went there for a wedding anniversary a group of six and it was great. This is probably the best meal I have had in St. John´s. We had both fish and meat and the dishes looked great and what I tasted was awesome. The...More

1  Thank myopinioncounts23
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Basho is my favourite restaurant in the entire city and attended last night and was delicious as always!! Fantastic food, cocktails and service as always! Can't say enough good about this place, and ABSOLUTE Recommend!

1  Thank Emma V
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Jeff W
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Response from Jdesy | Reviewed this property |
I could not find a web site. We were recommended that restaurant. Walked by it the next day. Checked the menu on the door. Liked what we saw and made a reservation. Loved the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-576-4600
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