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Sushi in Basel

Hello everybody,

Can you guys tell me what's the best sushi / Japanese restaurant in Basel?

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Old 21.02.2008, 23:07
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Hello everybody,

Can you guys tell me what's the best sushi / Japanese restaurant in Basel?
I personally like Negishi (near Barfuesserplatz) best (http://www.negishi.ch/). It's a very small restaurant, though. The Sushi is excellent there.

Yoko at the Heuwaage is very good, too - but the bar is somewhat impersonal. However, they have the best prices.

My least favorite is Comino - very expensive and not as good as the others, IMHO.

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I personally like Negishi (near Barfuesserplatz) best (http://www.negishi.ch/). It's a very small restaurant, though. The Sushi is excellent there.

Yoko at the Heuwaage is very good, too - but the bar is somewhat impersonal. However, they have the best prices.

My least favorite is Comino - very expensive and not as good as the others, IMHO.

Peter
I used to go to Yoko when I lived near Basel. It's pretty good. It' won't be cheap/good sushi like Sushiland in Japan/Seattle. It's better though, and prices are about what you would pay for a nice plate of sushi at one of the fancier places in Seattle. I'd usually spend between 30-45 chf including a beer or tea.
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Old 21.02.2008, 23:59
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I once went to Yoko, but Ono, not again.

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I once went to Yoko, but Ono, not again.

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Well, it's not quite as strong as mackerel, but apparently the Hawaiians consider Ono quite the tasty fish.
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Re: Sushi in Basel

Great - another sushi place to try out. Never been to Yoko!

I've been several times to Negishi though - good sushi as previous posters said, and I also avoid Camino...very disappointing....
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Re: Sushi in Basel

Hi

I could recommend Yoko. The Bar loooks a little bit booring, but the personal is very nice and the running sushi is funny.

They also have a delivery service and a nice website with webshop.

http://www.sushikurier.ch

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The Japanese ppl here in our institute all say that Negishi is ok (which translates as "its eatable but not as good as home"). About Yoko one guy said "It's bad!" and considering that he is Japanese this is quite a strong statement, so I'd take it seriously
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The Japanese ppl here in our institute all say that Negishi is ok (which translates as "its eatable but not as good as home"). About Yoko one guy said "It's bad!" and considering that he is Japanese this is quite a strong statement, so I'd take it seriously
That's not a very qualified statement, so I can't let this stand here.

It's bad because of...?

Might be no japanese is rolling the sushi. Who cares?

Don't take this serious. Try both and take your own decision.

From my own experience there's nothing to say against yoko's sushi and by the way they have been tested by the consumer organization "Kassensturz" as cleanest sushi bar of switzerland. So I don't fear there to eat raw fish. This is something to take serious.

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The Japanese ppl here in our institute all say that Negishi is ok (which translates as "its eatable but not as good as home"). About Yoko one guy said "It's bad!" and considering that he is Japanese this is quite a strong statement, so I'd take it seriously
Well, I'm Swiss and I'm no Fondue expert.
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Re: Sushi in Basel

For those of you who get a craving for sushi and want to indulge without breaking your wallet, I offer you a short review of Fuji Sushi, in St. Louis:

Fuji Sushi
47 Rue de Huningue
68300 Saint-Louis, France
Tel +33 3 89 69 33 32

Let's start with the ground rules, for those who haven't eaten sushi in France before. Japanese restaurants in France are better termed 'Japanese-inspired'. They're invariably run by Chinese, the fish tends to be fresh but very limited in variety (heavy on tuna/salmon), and I think every place buys their menu from the same supplier. (here's an example)

There are the ubiquitous gyoza, meat/seafood skewers (brochettes, a French creation that is very distantly related to yakatori), sweet cabbage salad and sweetened soy sauce (regular is also available). Most items are available as 'menus' with soup, salad, and various combinations of sushi/sashimi/brochettes.

So, having done the level-setting and warned you that this isn't Tokyo, on to the review.

A menu with soup, salad, and a plate of 10 Nigiri (3x salmon, 2x tuna, 1x mackeral, 1x sea bass, 1x egg (tamago), 1x fish roe, 1x shrimp) cost a very reasonable EUR16. The fish was fresh, but not terribly well-prepared. The nigiri pieces were too large, in particular the pieces of fish.

Still, I went in with limited expectations and came out pretty happy. It wasn't terrible, it satisfied my sushi craving, and I left with a full belly and a full wallet -- pretty much the opposite of my sushi experiences on the Swiss side of the border.
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Re: Sushi in Basel

My personal judgement for sushi only:

Best in town: Wasabi in GŁterstrasse
Very good: Comino
All right: Negishi
not good enough for me: Yoko

The only good japanese restaurant in town was in the railway station, it closed. No japanese cuisine in Basel anymore.
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No japanese cuisine in Basel anymore.
Have you tried Namamen at Badischer Bahnhof?
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Have you tried Namamen at Badischer Bahnhof?
Namamen is at the Bankverein tram station. The restaurant at Badischer Bahnhof is called Minamoto.
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Namamen is at the Bankverein tram station. The restaurant at Badischer Bahnhof is called Minamoto.
Absolutely right, thanks. Pre-typing brain-engage failure.
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Re: Sushi in Basel

Minamoto is quite good, but not ideal for sushi. Negishi is all right, probably the best ratio of price to taste in Basel.
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