Dublin >Food & Dining > Ba Sho Japanese Resturant
2800 Festival Ln, Dublin, OH | Directions 43017-236040.093368 -83.090625
Monday through Friday 5:30PM to 9:30pm Saturday 5:00PM to 9:00pm Sunday Closed
Great Food, Rude Employees – My husband and I love to go out to eat, but now that we have a small child we have to get food to go. Ba-Sho used to be our second-favorite Japanese restaurant in town. They have fabulous sushi and udon noodle dishes. When my husband stopped in to place a carryout order on a not insanely busy evening, he was told--"I don't think so. Not tonight. And encouraged to leave." I guess they must be doing pretty well if they can treat customers that way.
Great little place! – I'm actually disappointed that Otani and Restaurant Hama received better scores and Bento Go-Go is rated the same. I found the service to be extremely friendly and the food fantastic. The moment you walk in, you know this is going to be different. You're greeted by the chefs when you walk in and acknowledged as you leave. The spicy tuna, it seems most agree, what great and ended up being my favorite dish. The prices were not over priced at all and presentation of the food was great. Seating is very limited, but food definitely worth it. Try it!
GREAT AUTHENTIC FOOD! – I stumbled on this inconspicuous place last year and I cannot praise it enough. My friends and I eat here all the time! Fantastic food and very fairly priced! It seems extremely authentic there are always several Japanese people eating there which leads me to believe that it's probably is as close to the real thing as you can get. I highly reccomend the Spicy tuna, Unagi, Rainbow, and Tempura rolls and the Nabeyaki Udon is sensational. For dessert try the Mocchi Ice cream. As far as the other reviews go, whats all this talk about the owner/hostess being rude? She remembers us and has never given me reason to complain (and I'm not even remotely Japanese!) I figure the aloofness is a cultural thing. It is not an enormous restaurant and probably not the best place for large groups but other than that you can't go wrong!
BA Sho is the Best – I may have only discovered the joys of eating japanese food for a few years but I do know one thing, THIS IS THE BEST I'VE HAD IN COLUMBUS! Don't let these other reviews fool you either, the hostess is a very nice lady, and the service is my favorite kind, polite and non intrusive, but friendly as well. If you're tired of sitting in those stuffy uppity trendy downtown "sushi" bars, come out to the burbs. Sometimes sprawl has more to offer than Wal-Mart.
great food but... – The best sushi in town hands down. Service is good except the owner who is quite rude at times. I remember we had a party of 8 having sushi and as soon as we were done eating (while we were talking and enjoying our stay) she came over and said "ok its time to go I need the space." I will keep going for the EXCELLENT food but service has much to be desired.
Great food, mean hostess – I like this food a lot but they are set in how they work. The hostess is a little rough but once past her the food makes up for the first impression. Great spicy tune rolls, some of the best in town. The place is small and a little crowded. Go there for the food but that is it and if you are looking for take forget it.
unfriendly host – the restaurant is pretty small. It is not good for large group. You'll either get kicked out from the restaurant for bringing too many people or you have to wait awfully long to get seated.They don't take reservation as well.
Best Sushi in Town – I love Basho. As a person who lived in Japan I can confirm that this is about as close to the real thing as you're going to get here in Columbus. I guess it's the tight seating arrangement and the hackneyed japanese decor that makes me feel like I'm back in Osaka. In any case, the sushi is delicious - especially the unagi, spicy tuna rolls and the baked samon specialty rolls. Although the hostess on a good day can best be described as aloof I can't help be keep coming back for the food and authentic japanese atmosphere. The place is always full of Japanese people - more proof it's good sushi. Next time your there coung how many hondas (japanese) cars you see in the lot.
Not Consistent – One day I had aweful sushi at Basho...Put aside taste of sushi, it didn't look like sushi. It was just a piece of raw fish and smashed rice ball...
The other day, I had great assorted sashimi. It was great that only great cheff can pick such a fresh assortment.
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