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Basmati Asian Cuisine

3295 W County Hwy 30A Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

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Stop in for Fresh Local Seafood and Sushi!

Best Sushi Restaurant for Destin, FL & Seaside, FL

Asian Fine Dining Destin, FL The Basmati Experience …

Asian food is very popular no matter where you are. Every area places their own twist on signature dishes in order to create one-of-a-kind flavors that truly stand out. Some of the best Asian food might be closer than you think. Basmati Asian Cuisine has been serving delicious, authentic Asian cuisine to Destin, Rosemary Beach, and Seaside, FL for some time. If you're looking for a fine seafood restaurant that is close to home, Basmati Asian Cuisine is just right for you. Make a reservation and come dine with us.

Basmati Asian Cuisine serves the area’s best local seafood and is noted as the best sushi restaurant from Destin to Seaside. We have been reviewed by Southern Living and the New York Times, and we are ready to serve you. Stop by today to grab an unforgettable meal.

The Best Sushi Restaurant in Destin, FL

Choosing a fine seafood restaurant is not always as easy as you might think. There are so many restaurants that claim to be the best that it can be hard to sort through all of the ones that fall short of excellence. Basmati is a well-known Asian fine dining restaurant that welcomes customers from all across the Rosemary Beach, FL and Destin, FL areas. For special occasions or a simple night out, come join us for unbeatable, savory food.

Basmati is small by intention. If you are ready to experience fine seafood dining like no other, join us. The intimate candlelit atmosphere and quaint screen porch invite quiet conversation and relaxation – a perfect setting for a quiet dinner for two or a communal celebration. Basmati’s casual sophistication is never stuffy. We welcome families and will gladly accommodate them with half portions of entrees for children. We are the best sushi and seafood restaurant in the area, welcoming customers from the Destin, FL; Rosemary Beach, FL; and Seaside, FL areas.

Fresh Local Seafood & Sushi

If you're a fan of sushi, then you are going to love Basmati. If you have never tried sushi, don't worry. One thing that makes us the best sushi restaurant around is our selection. With so many different types and flavors to choose from, everyone will find something that they like. If you are unsure of what to order, your server will help you pick something amazing from our fresh local seafood menu.

Basmati is known for our local seafood, prepared fresh to order. We have a menu filled with custom Asian dishes and seafood options that are sure to please everyone. If you're visiting the Destin, FL; Panama City Beach, FL; Rosemary Beach, FL; or Seaside, FL area, make sure to make a reservation for Basmati!

Best Sushi Restaurant Seaside, FL Offering a Great Selection of Asian Food

For any special occasion, come in and enjoy the Asian fine dining at Basmati. We welcome customers to make a reservation for all occasions. If you’re planning a wedding anniversary, birthday, graduation, or any other celebration, make it a night to remember at Basmati Asian Cuisine. We carry an extensive menu of Asian food and seafood.

Not only will we impress you with our Asian cuisine, but there is also something to say about the fresh local seafood that is incorporated into so many of our menu items. All the fish and vegetables are local, and many are organic. An intensely flavored menu offers pleasant surprises. Guests love our seafood specials and come back to enjoy them time and time again.

Basmati Asian Cuisine is a sleek and sophisticated, very romantic yet relaxing fine seafood dining restaurant for both indoor and outdoor dining on 30-A. Our guests come from Hurlburt Air Force Base and Panama City Beach as well as Destin and Seaside. If you're in search of a fine seafood restaurant for an upcoming celebration, make a reservation with us. We can make any occasion a special evening.

Everything served at Basmati is special, fresh, and a little bit different. If you are looking for great Asian food or fresh local seafood, come try our delicious menu options. We have some of the best Asian food in the area.

Something Delicious for Every Meal

No matter what seafood dish you order, you'll know that it comes prepared with only the best fresh local seafood that the region has to offer. Our food is truly one of a kind.

While you wait for your meal, sip on a Basmati's cosmopolitan, Gary’s signature concoction of organic Hanger One Kaffir lime vodka with a dash of mandarin Napoleon or relax with a spicy ginger martini on the vine-covered front hideaway – a magical space perfect for intimate before dinner conversation or after dinner drinks.

For lunch, try a salad made from locally grown and organic vegetables. Try our delicious selections such as the crab and asparagus egg drop soup with lump crab. Our salads are another delicious choice and include lettuce with chicken or fish, Thai caprese, or grilled watermelon salad. Lunch sushi includes spicy crunchy or spicy tuna. Choose from beef tenderloin, salmon, fish of the day, chicken or vegetable lo mein, or possibly the wagyu beef burger.

Happy hour starts at 5 p.m. Enjoy half-priced appetizers, sushi, wine, beer, and well drinks.

For appetizers or dinner, try our spring rolls, gyoza dumplings, Maryland style crab cakes, tempura shrimp cocktail, pu-pu platter, Thai calamari, the seafood special of the day, big eye tuna, rice paper wrapped salmon, firecracker grouper, Thai red curry shrimp, Basmati’s Breakers combo, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, or the surf & turf. No matter what you try, we know you’ll enjoy an unforgettable eating experience.

Best Sushi Restaurant Seaside, FL Stop by tonight!

When you step into Basmati, whether you are sampling Basmati for the first time or are a long time customer, you will feel that proprietors Penny and Gary Hunt welcome you as if you were dining in their home. Gary crafts the magically potent concoctions that flow from the bar. Penny is the face of Basmati – calmly navigating the always full dining room, greeting old friends, making new ones, and surpassing every guest’s expectations.

The atmosphere, service, and outstanding food combine to make dining at Basmati Asian Cuisine an experience like no other. So what are you waiting for? Experience it all for yourself and dine with us in Santa Rosa Beach, FL today.

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Asian Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, Soups, Salads, Sushi, Sashimi, Appetizers, Spring Rolls, Gyoza Dumplings, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes, Tempura Shrimp Platters, Pu-Pu Platters, Seafood Specials, Unique Sushi Rolls, And Much More

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Basmati Asian Cuisine

Fresh Seafood:
Wed Feb 03 03:50:00 EST 2016

If you're a shrimp lover, stop by our restaurant to try our Thai red curry shrimp.

Seafood lover?
Wed Jan 20 13:58:00 EST 2016

Treat yourself to our freshly prepared local seafood. Visit us for a variety of mouthwatering flavors.

Fan of sushi?
Thu Jan 07 06:34:00 EST 2016

Stop by today to delight your taste buds and satisfy your craving with its delicious flavor.

A night to remember:
Wed Dec 23 11:43:00 EST 2015

If you’re planning a wedding anniversary, birthday, graduation, or any other celebration, make it a night to remember with our great selection of Asian food. Stop by today!

Happy Hour:
Sat Dec 19 14:58:00 EST 2015

Enjoy half-off appetizers, sushi, wine, beer, and well drinks during happy hour at Basmati, beginning each night at 5 p.m. 

Quaint dining:
Sat Dec 05 16:08:00 EST 2015

Visit our Asian cuisine restaurant for the best seafood and top shelf liquors for a warm and intimate evening. 

Current Hours of Operation
Sun Nov 29 12:20:08 EST 2015

We will be CLOSED Sunday November 29 thru Wednesday December 2 for minor renovations. Reopen Thursday December 3 for Lunch and Dinner

Asian flavors:
Sat Nov 21 00:03:00 EST 2015

Your taste buds will thank you for treating them to our Asian cuisine. Stop by for a delicious meal. 

Hours of Operation
Sun Nov 08 20:25:40 EST 2015

We will be open Monday thru Saturday beginning November 9, 2015. Lunch Monday thru Friday 11am until 2:30pm, Dinner Monday thru Saturday 5 to 10PM.

Never tried sushi?
Fri Nov 06 17:13:00 EST 2015

If you've never tried sushi, you're missing out on some really delicious food. Try sushi at our restaurant and you'll fall in love with it. 

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Areas Served

  • Blue Mountain Bch
  • Choctaw Bch
  • East Niceville
  • Eglin
  • Eglin Afb
  • Eglin Village
  • Fort Walton
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Freeport
  • Hurlburt Field
  • Mary Esther
  • Niceville
  • Ocean City
  • Ponce De Leon
  • Portland
  • Redbay
  • San Destin
  • Seagrove
  • Shalimar
  • Valparaiso
  • Wright

Established: 1996