While Basel Square is known as a strategic location for sitting at a café for a people-watching session, it also contains a hidden gem in Sushi Basel, which stands amongst the city’s finest in sushi restaurants. Black chairs and marble tops don’t exactly provide an authentic backdrop for Japanese cuisine, but décor clearly takes a back seat to the kitchen, which offers a traditional Sushi-focused menu featuring both the American and Japanese variations locals have become accustomed to. Nothing says globalization like ordering a Japanese sushi roll named for an American city while sitting at a Tel Aviv restaurant in square named after a Swiss city.
Beyond the extensive sushi menu, the restaurant offers alternative dishes such as Chicken Katsu, served in the traditional manner with white rice, a hard-boiled egg, and a side of cabbage salad. A fair selection of sakes, both hot and cold, provide for a well-rounded Japanese culinary experience. Sushi Basel is a fine restaurant selection for those finding themselves in the Basel Square area, or foodies seeking a break from standard Mediterranean cuisine.