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287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G9, Canada
+1 709-576-4600
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“sushi” (62 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid a visit to Basho on Sept 13 for what we though would be a nice quiet supper. That changed quickly as soon as we got in the door. The first place we were seated was so loud we could not even her anything except...More

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made reservations two weeks prior and they even called to confirm at five on the day of our reservation yet when we got there - no table. So they asked us to wait upstairs. No seats at the bar upstairs so they give four of...More

1  Thank dallasp728
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good sushi restaurant and they serve some good dishes that are ok. Two or three years ago it was great food and fantastic service. Five years ago it was even better food and service. The steak meal five years ago was mind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot believe how bad the attitude is from the people who work here.... screwed up reservation... and no apology ... had to leave..

Thank TripAjh
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Steak or white fish are by far the best dishes in St. John’s. Amazing food, reasonable price, perfect portions. Service isn’t the best but wouldn’t deter me from returning again and again.

1  Thank LufTravel
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Basho has proven to be a solid restaurant over the years because it consistently delivers. Every starter and main we tried was absolutely fantastic. The cod in particular was cooked so perfectly, it was delicious. The fact that Basho makes cocktails so well is an...More

1  Thank TravellingMarsupiae
Reviewed 18 June 2018

By far best Sushi I have had in Newfoundland. I have been here several times and the staff are great and the food is just the best. The steak is also top notch. I would recommend this place to anyone, if you enjoy sushi it's...More

1  Thank Don S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I was drawn here due to the Nobu connection and was not disappointed. Was here on a work meeting and it was delicious. Had several appetizers shared and steak was recommended. Superb!

1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed 26 March 2018

So consistently fabulous. The presentation, the taste, the ambience, the service all meld together to create the ultimate dining experience. Eel nigiri, softshell crab, tataki salad, sashimi ,goat cheese dessert. Nothing to match it this side of Montreal.

1  Thank Christopher Y
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We recieved a good welcome, followed by the cocktail menu. After our choice was made we were offered the menu. We like to stage our courses and were given the opportunity to really enjoy ourselves. All of our food selection were top notch. A wonderful...More

1  Thank Robert R
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Jeff W
17 December 2014|
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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, Groups
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
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 287 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1G9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-576-4600
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