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287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-576-4600
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank josephstack
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 fish specials (haddock) were very well presented and enjoyed. This restaurant also has a very... More 

Thank rjdixon5419
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 5 minutes trying to find the right words to describe Laura's goat cheesecake. My tastebuds... More 

1 Thank Toby M
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 definitely recommend dining here with family, friends or co-workers. The upstairs lounge can also seat... More 

Thank Gastro-gurl
Mount Pearl, Canada
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
St. John's
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 effort to top up our water or drinks. She seems a bit confused but you... More 

Thank Ms. Cheryl C
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 a reservation. Seating most nights are limited.

1 Thank Aza12345
Indialantic, Florida
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201 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 service was great and the presentation of our food was super. Highly recommend

1 Thank myopinioncounts23
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Good fusion of Japanese with western food. The menu is very interesting and the dishes have not yet disappointed me. The bar style seating upstairs by the window is a good option to break the more formal sit down if there are two of you. The music downstairs can be a bit noisy.

1 Thank Michelle O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 99
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?