Saturday, October 30, 2010

Restaurant Review

Hope every one's weekend is off to a great start; mine has been glorious thus far! Evan and I just got back from a GREAT spinning class! Here I am pumped up before class:

Haha, I am such a weirdo sometimes!!!

Last night we met another couple to try out a new restaurant: Basho Japanese Brasserie over in the Fenway area. We have heard a LOT of great reviews and love their sister restaurant: Douzo. So when friends called for dinner we knew we would have to drag them to Basho.

Overall, it was incredible, probably my new favorite sushi restaurant. The sushi and meal options were not only VERY creative, but also tasty! However, like Douzo, the prices are a bit high! So, it is definitely a splurge, but a good one if you are into unique and creative meals.

The group decided that we would order one item at a time and see how we felt afterwards before ordering the next item. We dined this way for two reasons: to increase the length of our dinning experience and not to over order. I LOVE this way of dining out because of the reasons above and it really helps with intuitive eating!!!!

I started with a spicy crianza and an order of edamame for the table.

Seaweed Salad

Next up Evan and I split a special: Nigiri style Tuna Pastrami

This was the best meal of the night! It was smooth like tuna usually is, but had a faint pastrami-like taste. We got a few rolls next:

Crunchy Roll 
fried onion, cucumber, spicy crumb wrapped with tuna, tobiko, salmon,  
salmon roe, touch of mango sauce 

Basho Roll 
fried snow crab, lettuce, shiitake, asparagus, pickles with jalapeno  
aioli wrapped with cucumber and soy paper 

Amaebi Mango Roll  
mango, cucumber, grilled pineapple wrapped with sweet shrimp  
touch of mango sauce 

The mango roll was a great ending to a fabulous meal. It was very sweet and almost dessert like. GREAT, GREAT restaurant. I highly recommend it if you like fresh, creative sushi and do not mind spending a little bit.

I am currently cleaning, doing laundry and getting ready for a Pumpkin Festival this evening!! Hope you are having a great Halloween weekend!

Is anyone doing anything fun for Halloween?


  1. that meal looks incredible! Have a great time at the pumpkin festival! Sounds like fun!

  2. I am SO on the same page with you about progressively ordering. It keeps everyone from getting uncomfortably full, and I feel like I ALWAYS get stuck with the server who wants to rush us out.

    Thanks, but no thanks.