What to Eat at Basho, Now Open Near Fenway Park

Basho, the new Japanese spot from the owners of Douzo, is now open at 1338 Boylston near Fenway Park and we’ve got your first look at the menu. Uni alum Youji Iwakura has created a menu full of upscale spins on classic Japanese fare: think foie gras teriyaki, lobster-miso bouillabaisse, and hamachi pastrami with jalapeño aioli. This being a Duozo offspring, the sushi selection is also substantial. Perhaps the most exciting part, however, is the selection of small plates from the robata, a traditional Japanese charcoal grill, because nothing pairs better with baseball than izakaya food.

Crispy Shrimp 9.50
glazed with creamy spicy sauce
Grilled Duck 12.25
with sautéed shitake mushroom
Shumai 6.75
steamed or deep-fried shrimp dumpling
Gyoza 6.75
pan fried or steamed pork ravioli
Scallop Kaiyaki 9.75
baked on half shell
Seafood Kaiyaki 9.75
baked on half shell
Steamed Littleneck Clam 9.00
with garlic, butter, and cilantro
Seared Seabass 9.00
simmered with bainiku, plum broth and yuzu zest
Steamed Bun Sandwich 8.00
with Kurobuta pork and pickled cucumber
Steamed Vegetables 8.00
with mushroom confit
Foie Gras Teriyaki 15.00
with braised daikon, miso cured cheese and Sauternes soy
Agedashi Tofu 6.75
with spicy daikon, scallions and soy dashi
Hoba Miso Yaki ) 15.00 / 25.00
choice of salmon or kobe beef
Yuzu Miso Black Cod 10.75
carmelized with sweet yuzu miso
Fish and Cheese Shinoda-Yaki 7.50
fried tofu filled with spicy tuna and cheese
Roasted Eggplant 8.25
with red miso and mozzarella cheese
Softshell Tempura 12.00
with cauliflower puree, spicy cognac aioli and ponzu
Fried Chicken Thigh 8.75
with sansho aioli
Fried Chicken Wings 6.75
with robata teriyaki sauce
Fried Chicken Balls 9.00
with robata teriyaki sauce
Tofu Planet 9.00
with shrimp in thickened soy dashi soup
Tokyo Shrimp Cake 8.00
with jalapeno aioli
Tangle Vegetable Tempura 6.50
with daikon and ponzu
Snow Crab Cream Croquet 11.00
with dashi tomato sauce
Steamed Edamame 4.95 / 5.95 / 5.95
choice of salt and lime, spicy ginger and garlic, or yellow curry butter

Smoked Hamachi ) 12.75
with miso cured cheese and taro chip
Drunken Ama Ebi ) 12.75
with Ikura in Shao Hsing wine marinade
Spicy Tuna ) 10.95
on crispy sushi rice
Tuna Tartar ) 13.95
on crispy seasoned rice cake
Tuna Tataki ) 12.25
with apple mustard and ponzu
Kobe Beef Carpaccio ) 28.00
highest quality Japanese beef
Beef Tataki ) 11.25
with ponzu
Monkfish Pate ) 9.75
with ponzu
Yellowtail Usuzukuri ) 12.75
with yuzu sauce
Snow Crab Sunomono 9.25
with light sweet vinegar sauce
Sashimi Appetizer ) 10.75
salmon, tuna and white fish
Sashimi Naruto ) 11.50
tuna, yellowtail, salmon and asparagus rolled in cucumber
Naruto ) 8.00
crab stick, shrimp rolled in cucumber with tobiko, avocado and spicy mayo
Baby Octopus 7.00
with spicy sauce, cucumber, orange and ponzu
Lobster Ceviche ) 16.00
with Thai chili, orange and cilantro
Pickled Cucumber 5.00
with jicama, sesame and scallions
Daikon Salad ) 6.00
with nori-seaweed and mentaiko aioli
Torched Salmon Salad ) 8.25
with crabmeat, shiitake and mayo
Vegetable Platter Sampler 9.00
Steamed Spinach Ohitashi dressed with tofu purée.
Steamed Broccolini and Fried Tofu dressed with miso mustard vinegar.
Braised Bamboo Shoot with light soy dashi and seasonal mushroom.
Homemade Organic Tofu 7.50
with seasonal mushroom, yuzu, and soy dashi. Served chilled.

Sea Eel 5.00
Scallop 5.00
Shrimp 5.00
White Fish 4.00
Lobster 11.00
Avocado 3.00
Cauliflower 2.00
Asparagus 3.00
Zucchini 2.00
Bell Pepper 2.00
Broccoli 2.00
Eggplant 2.00
Green Beans 2.00
Japanese Yam 3.00
Sweet Potato 2.50
Shiitake Mushroom 2.00
Squash 2.00

Fried Bean Curd 2.00
Egg Omelet 2.00
Crab Stick 2.00
Squid ) ** 2.25
Octopus 3.00
Cooked Shrimp 2.50
Striped Bass ) 3.00
Scallop ) 3.25
Tuna ) 3.75
Pickled Mackerel ) 3.00
Snow Crab 4.00
Smoked Salmon ) 3.00
Escolar ) 4.00
Toro - tuna belly M/P
Tobiko ) ** - fish roe 3.00
Salmon Roe ) ** 3.00
Sea Urchin ) ** 4.00
Sea Eel 4.00
Water Eel 3.50
Sweet Shrimp ) 4.00
Fluke ) 3.00
Tai Fish ) 2.50
Kampachi ) - Amber Jack 4.00
Salmon ) 3.25
Wild Salmon ) 4.00
Yellowtail ) 3.50
Albacore Tuna ) 3.00
Chutoro ) - fatty tuna M/P
Crab Stick 5.00
Cooked Shrimp 5.25
Salmon ) 5.75
Tuna ) 6.75
Yellowtail Scallion ) 6.25
Chutoro ) - fatty tuna scallion M/P
Eel Cucumber 7.00
Eel Avocado 7.00
Futo 7.50
Spicy Tuna ) 7.95
Spicy Seafood 7.00
Sweet Potato Tempura 6.00
Alaskan ) 6.75
salmon, avocado, and bonito
Philadelphia ) 6.75
smoked salmon, cucumber,
scallion, and cream cheese
Kamikaze ) 7.25
shrimp, cucumber, tobiko, and
spicy mayo
Avocado 3.50
Cucumber 3.50
Asparagus 3.50
Natto - fermented soybean 3.50
Oshinko - pickled radish 3.50
Ume - plum paste 3.50
Kanpyo - marinated gourd 3.50
Spicy Salmon ) 6.50
Spicy Yellowtail ) 6.75
Spicy Scallop ) 7.25
Shrimp Tempura 7.50
Shiitake Mushroom Tempura 6.00
California ) 6.95
crab stick, avocado,
cucumber, and tobiko
Salmon Skin 6.75
cucumber, pickles, fish flakes,
and scallion
Garden 6.95
lettuce, asparagus, carrot,
cucumber, tomato, and mayo
Eel Avocado 8.00
Spicy Tuna ) 8.50
Spicy Scallop ) 9.00
Spicy Salmon ) 8.00
Spicy Snow Crab 9.25
Spicy Yellowtail ) 8.25
Seared Rare Toro (Toro Tataki) ) M/P
with barbecue sauce, fresh wasabi, and truffle oil
Kanpachi Carpaccio ) 14.75
with shiso yuzu-kosho dressing and chardonnay gelée
Fluke Usuzukuri ) 12.75
with spicy yellow pepper vinaigrette
Hotate Medallions ) 11.95
with spicy vinaigrette, cucumber, and seaweeds
Hamachi Pastrami ) 14.75
with jalapeno aioli and passion tamari
Tuna Kimchee Sashimi ) 14.75
with spicy garlic sauce
Oyster Shooter ) 8.50
with caviar and cucumber ponzu
Basho Flavored Sashimi Sampler ) 18.00
Omakase Sashimi & Sushi Combination ) (Chef’s Whim) 70.00 or more
Basho Flavored Sushi Tasting ) 18.00
Tuna Tofu Purée Sushi ) 4.00
with homemade organic tofu purée
Cured Saba Sushi ) 3.50
with crunchy mushroom and apple mustard soy
Torched Squid Sushi ) 3.50
with yuzu miso and scallions
Ume Fluke Sushi ) 3.50
with shiso and yuzu
Torched Salmon Sushi ) 4.00
with tomato, shallot, and jalapeno aioli
Yuzu Yellowtail Belly Sushi ) 4.00
with yuzu sauce
Eel Avocado Sushi ) 3.75
toasted with tamari soy
Kobe Beef Sushi ) 8.00
with ginger wasabi sauce
Uni Ikura Sushi ) 4.00
sea urchin and salmon roe
Shrimp Inari Sushi Wrapper ) 4.00
with ikura, vegetables, and jalapeno aioli
Foie Gras New Style Sushi 13.00
with Fuji apple, sweet potato coconut, and wine teriyaki soy

Oyster on Shell ) 3 pieces 6.50
Cherrystone on Shell ) 3 pieces 6.50
Kuruma Ebi ) 3 pieces 13.00
Maine Lobster Sashimi ) M/P
Bay Scallop, Diver Scallop ) (seasonal) M/P
Maine Sea Urchin ) (seasonal) M/P

Tsukune (seasoned ground chicken) 4.75
Chicken Thigh 3.50
Chicken Breast 3.50
Wings Shioyaki 3.25
Kawa (Chicken Skin) 2.50
Kobe Beef 6.75
Beef rolled with cheese 6.25
Spicy Duck with mushroom 6.25
Pork Tenderloin and Scallion 4.75
Pork Belly and Mustard 4.75
Pork Belly Rolled on Asparagus 4.75
Pork Belly Rolled on Grape Tomato 4.75
Grape Tomato 2.25
Shiitake Mushroom 2.25
Tokyo Scallion 3.25
Trumpet Royal Mushroom 3.25
Japanese Yam 3.25
Asparagus 2.75
Japanese Eggplant 2.25
Ginko Nut 2.25
Kabocha Squash 2.25
Shrimp with miso 6.00
Squid Roll with Shiso 5.75
Scallop with Mentaiko Aioli ) 6.50
Hamachi Kama 10.75

Tuna Steak Teriyaki 24.50
with grilled veggie and teriyaki butter sauce
Pan Seared Scallop 22.00
with sautéed greens, shiitake risotto and pine nut brown butter sauce
Sea Bass “Aqua Pazza” 21.00
with littleneck clam, tomato in vegetable broth
Grilled Salmon Teriyaki 21.00
with fresh onion salad
Hoba Miso Chicken Thigh 19.00
with seasonal mushroom and pine nut
Kobe Beef Stew 35.00
with seasonal vegetables in sukiyaki broth
Ginger Kurobuta Pork Tender Loin 19.00
with raspberry ginger soy sauce
Grilled Duck Teriyaki 23.00
with tamarind teriyaki sauce
Katsu Dinner 19.00
choice of pork or chicken with miso katsu sauce
Tofu Hamburg Steak 16.50
with grilled veggie and teriyaki butter sauce
Vegetable Tempura Dinner 18.00
with tempura sauce and sansho aioli
Sushi Sashimi Platter ) 45.00
Sushi Dinner ) 24.00
Sashimi Dinner ) 28.00
Chirashi Dinner ) 26.00

Alligator Roll 16.95
shrimp tempura wrapped with eel and crab stick, touch of chili paste
Amaebi Mango Roll ) 13.95
mango, cucumber, grilled pineapple wrapped with sweet shrimp, touch of
mango sauce
Basho Roll ) 15.95
fried snow crab, lettuce, shiitake, asparagus, pickles with jalapeno aioli wrapped
with cucumber and soy paper
Boston Roll ) 11.95
lobster, lettuce, tomato, asparagus, tobiko, and spicy mayo
Caterpillar Roll 11.95
eel, cucumber, tobiko, spicy mayo wrapped with layer of avocado, unagi sauce
Crazy Roll 8.75
shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber & spicy mayo
Crunchy Roll ) 12.95
fried onion, cucumber, spicy crumb wrapped with tuna, tobiko, salmon, salmon
roe, touch of mango sauce
Dragon Roll 13.95
sweet potato tempura wrapped with eel, avocado, touch of unagi sauce
Dynamite Roll 11.95
avocado, cucumber wrapped with torched spicy seafood salad and cheese
Fenway Roll ) 15.95
asparagus, cucumber, avocado wrapped with seared tuna, wasabi tobiko, touch of
wasabi sauce
Phoenix Roll ) 15.95
crab stick with spicy mayo wrapped with seared salmon and tobiko, unagi sauce
Rainbow Roll ) 12.95
shrimp, crab stick, tobiko, spicy mayo wrapped with tuna, salmon, white fish
Red Spider Roll ) 16.95
soft shell crab wrapped with tuna, tobiko, touch of unagi sauce
Russian Roll 13.95
eel, salmon skin, cucumber, onion topped with caviar
Scallop Kiwi Roll ) 14.50
mixed seafood, seaweed salad, tempura crumb, topped with scallop, kiwi, black
Scorpion Roll 11.25
crab stick, avocado, cucumber wrapped with shrimp
Snow Mountain Roll 12.95
shrimp tempura topped with snow crab
Spicy Avalanche Roll 16.95
spicy tuna, cucumber, wrapped with soy paper, with toasted cheese and snow crab
Spider Roll 11.95
soft shell crab tempura, avocado, cucumber, tobiko and spicy mayo
Summer Roll ) 12.95
cucumber, avocado, tobiko topped with spicy tuna
Tiger Roll ) 13.95
eel, cucumber wrapped with smoked salmon, torched squid and salmon roe
Torch Toro Roll ) 23.75
cucumber, onion, asparagus, layers of torched toro and jalapeno
Volcano Roll 8.75
crab stick, tobiko, avocado, cucumber toasted with spicy mayo & unagi sauce
Yuzu Yellowtail Roll ) 15.75
avocado, cucumber and spicy mayo, wrapped with seared yellowtail, black tobiko;
touch of yuzu sauce

White Miso Soup with mushroom, tofu, and scallion 4.25
Red Miso Soup with clams and wakame 6.75
Cherrystone Ginger Soup simmered with fresh ginger 6.00
Dobin Mushi served in pot with seafood and chicken 7.75
Mushroom Soup with konjac noodles, sesame and yuzu 6.75
Lobster Miso Bouillabaisse with yuzu kosho and mushroom air 12.50

House Salad mesclun greens with house ginger dressing 5.75
Poached Prawn with mixed greens, orange, nuts and jalapeno aioli 9.00
Onsen Egg Salad ) 11.00
seasonal greens, ikura and tomato with wasabi mayo and ginger dressing
Spicy Tuna Salad ) with mesclun greens 12.75
Seafood Salad ) with spicy mayo 8.00
Seaweed Salad with cucumber in light vinegar 6.00
Grilled Chicken Salad romaine lettuce, carrot and crispy noodles 10.50

White Rice 2.50
Brown Rice 3.00
Sushi Rice 3.50
Japanese Premium Plum Chazuke rice in tea dashi broth 5.00
Torched Mentaiko Chazuke ) rice in tea dashi broth 7.00
Ikura Yaki Onigiri ) fried rice ball in thickened wasabi dashi broth 6.50
Pan-Seared Duck Noodle Soup choice of Udon or Buckwheat Soba 8.00
Kurobuta Pork Ramen Soup 8.50
Fresh Wasabi 3.50
Basho Signature Sauces 1.50

Ice Green Tea 3.50
House Green Tea 1.50
Coffee 2.95
Mineral Water 4.25
Sparkling Water 4.25
Soda 1.95
Juice 2.50
What to Eat at Basho, Now Open Near Fenway Park