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Basmati Asian Cuisine

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

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Come try our fresh local seafood!

Best Sushi Restaurant in Destin, FL & Seaside, FL

The Basmati experience…..

Asian Food Destin, FL

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's Asian Cuisine has been serving delicious, authentic Asian cuisine to Destin and Seaside, FL for some time. If you're looking for a fine seafood dining restaurant that is still close to home, Basmati's Asian Cuisine is just right for you. Make a reservation and come dine with us.

Choosing a fine seafood dining restaurant is not always as easy as you might think. There are so many restaurants that claim to be the best, it can be hard to sort through all of the ones that fall short of excellence. Basmati is a well known Asian food restaurant that welcomes customers from all across the Panama City Beach, FL and Destin, FL areas. For special occasions to 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.  Basmati’s welcomes families and will gladly accommodate them with half portions of entrees for children.  We are the best sushi restaurant welcoming customers from the Destin, FL and Seaside, FL areas.

If you're a fan of sushi, then you are going to love Basmati's. They are considered to be one of the best sushi restaurants serving the entire Destin and Seaside areas. If you have never tried sushi, don't worry. One thing that makes them the best sushi restaurant around is their 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 off of our fresh local seafood menu!

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

Offering a great selection of Asian food!

For any special occasion, come in and enjoy the fine seafood dining at Basmati's, serving the entire Panama City Beach, FL area. We welcome customers to make a reservation for all occasions. Planning a wedding anniversary, birthday, graduation, or any other celebration? Make it a night to remember at Basmati's 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 in to so many of our menu items. Guests love our seafood specials and come back time and time again to our fine seafood dining restaurant.

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Basmati’s 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 to Panama City Beach as well as Destin and Seaside. If you're in search of a fine seafood dining restaurant for an upcoming celebration, make a reservation with us. We can make any occasion a special evening.

Everything served at Basmati’s 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 are told we have the best Asian food in Destin as well as the best fresh local seafood in Seaside, Fl and the best local seafood in Destin, Fl. All the fish and vegetables are local, and many are organic.  An intensely flavored menu offers pleasant surprises. We are the best sushi restaurant in Destin, Fl and the best sushi restaurant in Seaside, FL! Our newest goal is to become the best fine seafood dinning in Panama City Beach, FL!

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.

At Basmati's, we are known for our fine seafood dining, high quality food, and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy great Asian food and delicious sushi with a pleasant dining experience. For reservations, call us directly. We look forward to serving you.

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While you wait for your meal, sip on 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.

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When you step into Basmati's, whether you are sampling Basmati for the first time or 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.

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Basmati’s Asian Cuisine serves the area’s best local seafood and is noted as the best sushi restaurant from Destin to Seaside.  Looking for a sophisticated, casual and relaxing place to eat? Basmati’s has been reviewed by Southern Living and the New York Times.

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 possible the wagyu beef burger.

Happy hour starts at 5:00 pm.  Enjoy half priced appetizers, sushi, wine, beer, and well drinks.

For appetizers or dinner try spring rolls, gyoza dumplings, Maryland style crab cakes, tempura shrimp cocktail, pu-pu platter, Thai calamari, 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.

Sushi items include: the normal plus Basmati’s unique truffled tuna, Basmati’s elite roll, Florida roll, and Inarizushi.

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Basmati Asian Cuisine

Did You Know?
Sun May 17 14:50:00 EDT 2015

A professional sushi chef's knife blade is sharpened daily, much like a samurai. 

Happy Hour:
Thu Apr 23 10:30:00 EDT 2015

Every evening at 5:00 PM, enjoy half-priced appetizers, sushi, wine, beer and well drinks. Basmati's Asian Cuisine serves the best local seafood!

Joke Of The Day:
Thu Apr 09 10:28:00 EDT 2015

Q: What's the Easter Bunny's favorite appetizer?

A: Spring rolls!

Our Menu:
Thu Mar 26 15:26:00 EDT 2015

We have an excellent selection of delectable cuisine...including lots of sushi! Come check out what you can have when you dine with us. 

A Taste of Asia:
Thu Mar 12 15:24:00 EDT 2015

Are you craving some delicious Asian cuisine? Come in to visit us for a night of great food, atmosphere, and service!

Quote of the Day:
Thu Feb 26 17:00:00 EST 2015

“I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2,000 of something.” –Mitch Hedberg

Tripadvisor review:
Mon Feb 16 19:37:27 EST 2015

"Enjoyed great sushi, very nice wine and excellent service. The veal chops were very good. Hope to return on my next visit to the Emerald Coast." 

This Saturday is Valentine’s Day!
Thu Feb 12 17:00:00 EST 2015

Bring your special someone to Basmati's Asian Cuisine for your special date this weekend!

Valentine's Day Plans?
Tue Jan 27 09:41:00 EST 2015

If you're scrambling to find the perfect place to take your valentine for dinner, look no further than our doors! Enjoy an intimate candlelit setting over mouthwatering, delicious sushi and seafood. 

Fine Dining:
Tue Jan 20 09:31:00 EST 2015

Need food that's a little different? If you're sick of the same old same old, stop by to see us and we'll make sure your seafood experience is fresh and delicious!

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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